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Plath Profiles

Volume 5 - Summer 2012

Contents: Volume 5 - Summer 2012

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Corrections to Volume 5

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Front Matter
Cover, Table of Contents, etc.


Editor's Note
by Peter K. Steinberg


These Ghostly Archives 4: Looking for New England
by Gail Crowther and Peter K. Steinberg

Burning Free: Sylvia Plath's Summer 1962 Bonfires and the Strange Case of the Surviving Christmas Card
by Bridget Anna Lowe

After Ariel: An Argument for Sylvia Plath's Phantom Third Poetry Collection
by Anna Journey

Textual Variations in The Bell Jar Publications
by Peter K. Steinberg


Detail from Cover
by Cat Conway

Re-living Sylvia Plath: The Poetess, the Myth, the American
by Stephanie Tsank

Sleeping Beauty Awake: Sylvia Plath through the Looking-Glass
by Jessica McCort

Keeping its Feet: The Drama of "Nick and the Candlestick" - for the Fifth Anniversary of Plath Profiles
by Seph Rodney

Elena Ciobanu's Sylvia Plath's Poetry: The Metamorphoses of the Poetic Self

God's Lioness and God's Negress: the Feminine and the Figure of the African-American in Plath
by Jerome Murphy

Tangled up in Blue: Sylvia Plath's Use of Dantean Structure
by Laura Chérau

As We Like It: Ariel's Forewords, Plath, and Hughes Pay a Mystic Debt to the Bard
by Julia Gordon-Bramer

Sylvia Visiting Mila: Slovak Translation and Reception of Plath's Poetry: A Brief Preview
by Ivana Hostová

Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes: Layers of Literary Collaboration and the Perpetuation of the Poetic Voice
by Natalie Chambers

I Have a Self to Recover: Sylvia Plath and the Literary Success of the Failed Suicide
by Clare Emily Clifford

The Parallax Between Daughters and Fathers
by Susan E. Schwartz, Ph.D.

To Be Playing to the Gallery of Oneself Alone: The Motif of Enclosure after WW II in Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar and Some Selected Poems
by Azadeh Feridounpour

The Autobiographical Voice in Sylvia Plath's "Mirror" and in the Indian Poet Kamala Das' Poem "An Introduction": A Comparative Study
by Akhtar Jamal Khan and Bibhudutt Dash

Endangered Subjects: The First-person Narrator in Sylvia Plath's Hospital Poems "Waking in Winter," "Tulips," and "Three Women"
by Adrianne Kalfopoulou

Father, the Surgeon: The Representation of Father as the Source of Fear and Self-doubt in Sylvia Plath's Ariel, a Psychoanalytical Feminist Reading
by Sahar Nejati Karimabad

Plath's Ariel: Death of the Body, Rebirth of the Soul
by Samantha Miller

Lady Lazarus in Gothic Gauze; Genre and Gender
by Catherine Leigh Reeves

How does the use of the Holocaust as a metaphor in "Daddy" and "Lady Lazarus" Sylvia Plath compare in her development of the definition of self-identity?
by Megan Cattel

Poetry & Creative Prose

Sylvia Plath: The Complete Pink
by David Trinidad

In the Lilly Library Reading Room
by Christine Walde

Shopping for Shades with Sylvia Plath
by Helen Decker

Five Poems
by Teresa Laye

Alphabet for the Muse, A-Z
by Adrianne Kalfopoulou

The Magic Mirror: A Cento
by Anne Gorrick

In the Bathtub with Esther Greenwood
by Betsabe Gomez

A Contrast
by Erika Mikkalo

Confessional Poem (For Sylvia Plath)
by Smita Agarwal

A New Script for Sylvia
by Dana Curtis

Riddle, Two Years Later
by Beth Ann Fennelly

Childs Park, Northampton, Massachusetts
by Thomas Howard

Two Poems and an Art Piece
by j/j hastain

Her Children
by Jennifer Jean

I don't know what the truth is
by Katherine McCord

Sand Shiner
by Kevin McLellan

Sylvia Plath's Ted
by Philip C. Kolin

to the merry muses of america, with gratitude
by Lindsey Parnell

Dear Moon
by Laura Ferris

Two Poems
by Bradley Shewaga


Three Poems into Romanian
by Elena Ciobanu

The Bee Poems into Portuguese
by Maria Rita Viana


The Story of Ariel in Painting
by Kristina Zimbakova


Review of Tracy Brain and Sally Bayley's Representing Sylvia Plath
by Heather Clark

Sylvia Plath's Presence in Recent Ted Hughes Publications
by Amanda Golden

Review of Heather Clark, The Grief of Influence: Sylvia Plath & Ted Hughes
by Diann Blakely


Poet and Critic: The Letters of Ted Hughes and Keith Sagar

Representing Sylvia Plath