The Sixth International Ted Hughes Conference will take place at Pembroke College, Cambridge 15-18 September 2010 with plenary lectures from Seamus Heaney and Jonathan Bate. A website will soon be established for the conference by Pembroke College, but if you want to register an interest please contact Terry Gifford at T.Gifford@chi.ac.uk
Since 1980, there have been several conferences
on Ted Hughes's work. The first Ted Hughes conference was held at Manchester,
by Keith Sagar. Its proceedings have been collected in The Achievement
of Ted Hughes. A detailed listing for this publication is
available in the Criticism section.
The second Ted Hughes conference was again organized by Keith Sagar in 1990. Its proceedings went into the volume The Challenge of Ted Hughes. For this publication, too, a detailed listing is available in the Criticism section.
A third conference, which I know nothing else about, seems to have been
held in Cairo in 1994 or 1995.
In February 2000, the fourth international Ted Hughes conference was held in Lyon (France). It was organized by Joanny Moulin and Adolphe Haberer. The proceedings of this have been published in Ted Hughes: Alternative Horizons (Routledge, 2004). A listing of the contributions to the conference and further information on the event have been collected on a separate page: Ted Hughes Conference, Lyon 2000.
In 2002 ( 31 Oct to 02 Nov 2002), Indiana University, Bloomington, held a Sylvia Plath Symposium commemorating the poet's 70th birthday. Further information here.
In 2005, »Fixed Stars Govern a Life«: the 5th International Ted Hughes Conference will be held at Emory University, Atlanta, between 5 and 7 October 2005.
The conference is organised by Ronald Schuchard, Steve Enniss and Joanny Moulin. Additional details and a call for papers are listed here (separate page).
»Ted Hughes and the Classics« is the title of a conference to be held by the School of History and Classics, Edinburgh University, November 25th–27th 2005. The conference is organised by Roger Rees. Further details here.