A creative writing workshop with the title ' 'Re-create life lived': Working with Sylvia Plath’s Words' will be offered on Friday May 15th, 2015, by Dr. Elena Ciobanu (Erasmus + Faculty Mobility Program).
This creative writing workshop is going to take place at School of English Library (New Philosophy Building 3rd floor) between 18:00-20:00.
**A certificate of attendance will be provided**
This event is organized by the School of English Book Club 'Transparent Windows.' For more information about our group please click on the following link: http://www.enl.auth.gr/trans_windows_en.html
This workshop will begin with an introduction to some of Sylvia Plath’s most important themes and poems, after which the students will be asked to make up a poem by re-arranging/using words from a given entry in Plath’s journal. In the last part of the workshop, the students’ work will be presented and discussed.
Dr. Elena Ciobanu is senior lecturer at the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Vasile Alecsandri University of Bacau, Romania. She did her BA and MA studies at Vasile Alecsandri University, and she obtained her PhD in English and American literature at Al. I. Cuza University of Iasi, Romania, in 2008, with a Magna cum Laude distinction. She is a member of the European Society for the Study of English (ESSE), of the Romanian Society for Anglo-American Studies (SRSAA), and of the Interstud research centre at the Faculty of Letters, Vasile Alecsandri University. Currently, she has the administrative function of Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Letters. Her research interests include English and American modern and postmodern poetry, poetics, narrative discourse, poetic discourse, cultural studies, literary translation. She has published articles, translations of poetry and books in these research areas. Her publications include academic articles like Words as Axes: Suffering as Catalyst of Meaning in Sylvia Plath’s Poetry (see http://www.iun.edu/~plath/vol1/index.shtml), and books like: Sylvia Plath’s Poetry: The Metamorphoses of the Poetic Self (2009) and Sylvia Plath: Selected Poems/Poeme alese (2012) – a volume of Romanian translations of Plath’s representative poems. She is also a published poet and regularly publishes cultural essays in national cultural journals from Romania.