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Plath Profiles

Volume 6 - Summer 2013

Contents: Volume 6 - Summer 2013

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Front Matter
Cover, Table of Contents, etc.


Editor's Note
by W. K. Buckley

Special Features

Medicine in Sylvia Plath's October Poems
by Tracy Brain

These Ghostly Archives 5: Reanimating the Past
by Gail Crowther and Peter K. Steinberg

Light Borrowing
by David Trinidad


Detail from Cover
by Kristina Zimbakova

Essays and Poetry from the Sylvia Plath 2012 Symspoium

An introduction to "The Boston Trio": Sylvia Plath with Robert Lowell and Anne Sexton
by Sarah-Jane Burton

When Ariel Found Mercy Street: The Influence of Anne Sexton on Sylvia Plath's Poetry
by Katherine Rose Keenan

"Something in me said, now, you must see this": Reconciliation of Death and "the empty benches of memory" in Sylvia Plath's "Berck-Plage"
by Maeve O'Brien

"An efficiency, a great beauty": Sylvia Plath's Ariel Titles
by Rai Peterson

"She has folded them back": Incorporation and The Maternal Imagination
by Catherine Leigh Reeves

A Cognitive Metaphor Approach to Analysing Potentially Schema-Refreshing Metaphors in Sylvia Plath's "Lady Lazarus"
by Amita J. Sanghvi

Lilly Library
by Susan McMichael

Sylvia Plath Symposium 2012
by Gabriela Ramirez-Chavez


"O love, how did you get here?": The Presence of Questions in Sylvia Plath's Ariel
by Chloe Honum

"A wind of such violence / Will tolerate no bystanding": Sylvia Plath, Ariel, and Mental Illness
by Matthew Cronin

A Word with Many Edges: Sylvia Plath's Nomenclature for the Collection Ariel
by Azadeh Feridounpour

The Drama of Confession: Orchestration of Emotion and Self-Disclosure in Ariel
by Suzanne Richter

The Courage of Not Shutting Up
by Adrianne Kalfopoulou

The Smoke and Mirrors of "The Couriers"
by Julia Gordon-Bramer

Bee-ing There: The Existential Influence in Sylvia Plath's "Bee Poems"
by Ashley McFarland

Bald Glyphs & Psychic Maps: An Examination of Sylvia Plath's "Sheep in Fog"
by Rehan Qayoom

A Sociological Approach to Death wish in The Bell Jar
by Akhtar Jamal Khan and Bibhudutt Dash

"Funny and Tender and Not a Desperate Woman:" Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar, Betty Friedan's The Feminine Mystique, and Therapeutic Laughter
by Andrea Krafft

Little Smiling Hooks
by Bonnie Bolling

Refiguring Women: Metaphor, Metonymy, and Identity in Plath's Confessional Poetry
by Whiney Naylor-Smith

The Confession of Love, Loss and Anger in Sylvia Plath's Poetry
by Christina Pipos

The "Dead Mother" Effect on a Daughter, Sylvia Plath
by Susan E. Schwartz, Ph.D.

The Valor of My Tongue: Plath and Shakespeare
by Baron Wormser

The Right Mind of Sylvia Plath: Magic, Myth and Metamorphosis
by Carole Brooks Platt, Ph.D.

What Sylvia Plath Means to Me
by Thomas Howard

Subject Sylvia
by Meghan O'Rourke

from Art and Alchemy: On Creative Writing and Reading
by Kate Braverman

Creative Writing

The Everlasting Monday
by Megeen R. Mulholland, Ph.D.

Three Poems
by Alessandra Bava

by Azadeh Feridounpour

A Bell Jar Lexicon
by Anne Gorrick

August in Northampton
by Jaime Jost

Your Lost Pine
by Thomas Howard

The Plath Not Taken
by Gabriela Ramirez-Chavez


Sylvia Plath's Eternal Buzz in the Sky
by Kristina Zimbakova

For Sivvy
by Tony Cockayne

by Gabrielle Reeves


Review of Janet Badia, Sylvia Plath and the Mythology of Women Readers
by Anna Creadick

Review of Elizabeth Winder, Pain, Parties, Work: Sylvia Plath in New York, Summer 1953
by Katherine Rose Keenan

Recent Sylvia Plath Biographies
by Maeve O'Brien

Bee-Stung in October
by Diann Blakely


American Isis: The Life and Art of Sylvia Plath by Carl Rollyson

Claiming Sylvia Plath: The Poet as Exemplary Figure by Marianne Egeland

Mad Girl's Lover Song: Sylvia Plath and Life Before Ted by Andrew Wilson

Pain, Parties, Work: Sylvia Plath in New York, Summer 1953 by Elizabeth Winder