Sunday 29. May 2011
Pembroke College

Ted Hughes Society announces first issue of society journal

The Ted Hughes Society has announced the first issue of society journal, mostly comprising contributions to the Ted Hughes of September 2010 at Pembroke College, Cambridge.

To read/view the journal online, you need to buy a subscription. The articles are made available in PDF format.

Subscriptions are available at a mere £ 10 per year and payable via paypal and other channels.

The first issue contains the following contributions:

  • Carol Bere: Spring Awakening: Sex, Repression, and Rock n Roll
    Carol Bere examines Hughes's version of Wedekind's Spring Awakening and its history in performance.
  • Marija Bergam: The Monster in the Riddle: Translation Analysis of Hughes's Phedre
    Marija Bergam considers Hughes's version of Racine's play and how it compares with alternative translations.
  • Tara Bergin & Alan Turnball: Notes on The Evolution of Crow
    Tara Bergin and Alan Turnball reflect on their experiences creating art inspired by Hughes's Crow poems.
  • Peter Cook & Mick Gowar: Within the Hearing, and Seeing, of Children: Ted Hughes's & Leonard Baskin's Illustrated Books for Young Readers
    Peter Cook and Mick Gower discuss Hughes's collaborative enterprise with Leonard Baskin on books for younger readers.
  • Janne Stigen Drangsholt: Opened Ground: Discourses of Descent in Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath
    Janne Stigen Drangsholt's article considering katabasis as a common feature in the poetry of Hughes and Plath
  • David Heldsinger: Connecting Inwardly: Traces of Ludwig van Beethoven in the work of Ted Hughes
    David Heldsinger examines the relationship between Hughes, his poetry, and the life and music of Beethoven
  • Chen Hong: Ted Hughes Studies in China
    Chen Hong's enlightening survey of responses to Hughes's poetry in China
  • Susanna Lidstrom: Counter and Recovery Poems in the Elmet Collections
    Susanna Lidstrom reflects on Hughes's depiction of the Calder Valley and examines his Elmet poems in light of David Nye's Counter and Recovery narratives.
  • Danny O'Connor: Man's Original Enemy: Curing the Mind in Ted Hughes's Early Poems
    Danny O'Connor's article proposes links between poetry and cure in Hughes's early verse.
  • Keith Sagar: Ted Hughes and the Divided Brain
    Keith Sagar considers how Hughes's writings correspond with findings made by Iain McGilchrist in his 2009 book The Master and his Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World

For further information, please log on to the society websitewww.thetedhughessociety.org