06 August 2007

Dissertations about Sylvia Plath

Below is a list of dissertations and theses where Plath's name appears in the title. I hope that some of you out there find this resource interesting and useful in your own Plath endeavors.

A number of these have been published. At a minimum, those by Annas, Barnard, Brain, Broe, Kroll, Lindahl-Raittila, and Rosenblatt appear as monographs, either under the same title or a different one.

Dissertations and Theses about Sylvia Plath

Adcock, Gail Rowland. 1983. Recurring images in selected literature of Sylvia Plath a thesis presented to the faculty of the Graduate School, Tennessee Technological University. Cookeville, Tenn: [s.n.].

Aldred, Ann, 1933-. 1983. Sylvia Plath and existentialism. Thesis (M.A.) -- University of Calgary, 1983.

Allen, Elyse Poore, and Sylvia Plath. 1974. An oral performance of selected works of Sylvia Plath. Thesis--Southwest Texas State University, 1974.

Allen, Sylvia Carol. 1967. Sylvia Plath, a study of confessional poetry. Thesis (M.A.)--University of Texas at El Paso, 1967.

Annas, Pamela J. 1981. A disturbance in mirrors the poetry of Sylvia Plath. Thesis (Ph. D.)--Indiana University, 1976.

Arab, Ronda Ann. 1993. "Perfection is terrible": The completed self in the poetry of Sylvia Plath. M.A. diss., Dalhousie University (Canada), 1993.

Artrip, Shanon R. 1993. The girl in the mirror a Lacanian/Kristevian study of Sylvia Plath's The bell jar. Thesis (M.A.)--Radford University, 1993.

Auger Vega, Olga M. 2005. Body image and the pathology of eating disorders in Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar. Thesis (M.A.)--Universidad de Puerto Rico, 2005.

Bachl, Andrea E. 1997. Sylvia Plath's hospital poems. Honors essay: Dept. of English, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1997.

Badia, Janet. 2000. Private detail, public spectacle Sylvia Plath's and Anne Sexton's confessional poetics and the politics of reception. Thesis (Ph. D.)--Ohio State University, 2000.

Badt, Karin Luisa. 1994. The Ethics of the body in american and italian women's fiction a study of Sylvia Plath, Natalia Ginzburg, Dacia Maraini, Milena Milani and Toni Morrison. Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Chicago, Committee on Comparative Studies in Literature, June 1994.

Bain-Creed, Benjamin. 2002. The production of the surreal an evaluation of nature, consciousness, and creation in Sylvia Plath's poetry. Thesis (M.A.)--University of Florida, 2002.

Baker, Mary Smith. 1991. The light of the mind the composition of Sylvia Plath's poems. Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Washington, 1991.

Balitas, Vincent D. 1981. Sylvia Plath, poet. Thesis (Ph. D.)--Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 1973.

Baric, Neda Rose. 1991. Of mothers and mentors, Sylvia Plath and Olive Higgins Prouty. Thesis (M.A.)--University of California, Los Angeles, 1991.

Becker, Carol C. 1979. A Rilke tradition in American poetry Theodore Roethke, Delmore Schwartz, Randall Jarrell, John Berryman, Anne Sexton, and Sylvia Plath. Thesis (Ph. D.)--Rutgers University, 1979.

Belk, Dianne Phillips. 1973. An interpretation of the symbolism in Sylvia Plath's Three women, a poem for three voices. Thesis (M.A.)--University of South Carolina.

Bell, Ronald John. 1999. My selves dissolving an exploration of the narcissistic personality in the work of two American poets, Weldon Kees and Sylvia Plath. Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of California, Davis, 1999.

Bercovitch, Zoe. 1987. Sylvia Plath the search for the perfect myth. Thesis (A.B., Honors)--Harvard University, 1987.

Berkenkotter, Carol. 1977. Sylvia Plath poet and persona. Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Iowa.

Bettman, Gilbert. 1970. Some continuities in Sylvia Plath's poetry. Thesis (A.B., Honors)--Harvard University, 1970.

Betz, Phyllis M. 1980. In time, out of time Sylvia Plath and her critical environment. Thesis (M.A.) in English--University of Maine, 1980.

Blackburn, Shilo R. 2004. A great mind is androgynous a look at the late poetry of Sylvia Plath through Virginia Woolf's theory of the androgynous consciousness. Thesis (M.A.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2004.

Blanken, David L. 1995. Sylvia Plath biography in and as criticism. Thesis (M.A.)--California State University, Dominguez Hills, 1995.

Blosser, Silvianne. 2001. A poetics on edge the poetry and prose of Sylvia Plath : a study of Sylvia Plath's poetic and poetological developments. Bern: Peter Lang.

Blumenshein, Mary Jodan. 1984. Monograph for Sylvia Plath in R.L. Goldemberg's Letters home. Thesis (M.A.)--Washington State University, 1984.

Bong, Emily Yann Fang. 2001. Ted Hughes' recent work as a prism for re-reading Sylvia Plath. Academic exercise (B.A. Hons.)--National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, 2001.

Bonnell, Paula. 1972. Much madness the pre-feminism of Sylvia Plath. Thesis (Senior Honors Program)--University of Houston, 1972.

Bradish, Marion Roberts. 2001. The archetypal image of the goddess Persephone in the lives and poetry of Emily Dickinson and Sylvia Plath. Thesis (M.A.)--California State University, Dominguez Hills, 2001.

Brain, Tracy Eileen. 1992. The female body in women's writing from Sylvia Plath to Margaret Atwood. Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Sussex, 1992.

Bridgford, Kim Suzanne. 1988. Discoverers of the not-known Louise Bogan, Muriel Rukeyser, Sylvia Plath, Mary Swenson, and Adrienne Rich. Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1988.

Broadwell, Elizabeth Pell. 1981. Male authority and female identity in the poetry of Sylvia Plath, Anne Sexton, and Adrienne Rich. Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1981.

Broe, Mary Lynn. 1975. Persona and poetic the poetry of Sylvia Plath. Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Connecticut, 1975.

Brönn, Johanna Aletta. 1985. A testimony of the misbegotten tension and discord in the poems of Sylvia Plath with special reference to Poem for a birthday. Potchefstroom: s.n.].

Brooks, Anna-Maria. 1983. Moon imagery in the poetry of Sylvia Plath. Thesis (M.A.)--Clark University.

Bulgaris, Laura. 2003. "What ceremony of words can patch the havoc?": A critical study of Sylvia Plath's poems. M.A. diss., Morgan State University, 2003.

Burgess, Lisa María. 1987. Writing in the liminal space Emily Dickinson, Elizabeth Bishop, Sylvia Plath. Senior honors Thesis--Brandeis University, 1987.

Bursky, Rick. 2003. The soup of something missing a collection of poems. Thesis (M.F.A.)--Warren Wilson College, 2003.

Callan, Eileen E. 1988. Sylvia Plath an explication of her children's poetry. College Scholar project (B.S.)--Mercy College, 1988.

Cannon, Mercy. 1999. Approved for the road the subjection of Sylvia Plath. Thesis (M.A.)--Radford University, 1999.

Capek, Mary Ellen Stagg. 1975. "Perfection is terrible" a study of Sylvia Plath's poetry. Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Wisconsin, 1973.

Carney, Christopher James. 1997. Dying to write reinventing the elegiac in the confessional poetry of John Berryman, Anne Sexton, and Sylvia Plath. Thesis (M.A.)--California State University, Long Beach, 1997.

Carroll, Rachel Louise. 1996. The return to the body in the work of Sylvia Plath, Angela Carter, Leonora Carrington, and Flannery O'Connor. Newcastle upon Tyne: University of Newcastle upon Tyne.

Carter, Michaela. 1994. This other fiction a collection of poems. Thesis (M.F.A.)--Warren Wilson College, 1994.

Chalmers, Catherine F. 1989. Sylvia Plath a selected annotated bibliography. Thesis (M.A.)--Western State College of Colorado, 1989.

Churchill, Sarah Bartlett. 1998. Dead metaphors writing Marilyn Monroe, Sylvia Plath, and Janis Joplin. Thesis (Ph. D.)--Princeton University, 1998.

Clayton, Sylvia Jane. 1981. Women in the poetry of Sylvia Plath. Thesis (M.A.)--University of Texas at Arlington, 1981.

Cloud, Jeraldine Neifer. 1976. Robert Lowell, Sylvia Plath, and the confessional mode in contemporary poetry. Thesis (Ph. D.)--Emory University, 1976.

Cobb, Le Anne. 1992. Sylvia Plath the struggling selves in life and art. Thesis (B.A.)--California Polytechnic State University, 1992.

Connolly, Patty Barnhill. 1982. Universal values in the poetry of Sylvia Plath. Thesis (M.A.)--Florida Atlantic University, 1982.

Cooper, C. Camille. 1992. Varieties of be(e)ing in Sylvia Plath's bee poems. Thesis (M.A.)--University of Georgia, 1992.

Cromer, Mary. 1991. Esther Greenwood's struggle for control in Sylvia Plath's The bell jar. Honors essay: Dept. of English, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1991.

Crowther, Gail. 1999. An authentic self?: Towards an ethics of reading Sylvia Plath. Thesis (M.A.) -- Lancaster University.

Curry, Renée R. 1984. Sexuality in the poetry of modern American women a study of H.D., Elizabeth Bishop, Sylvia Plath and Marge Piercy. Thesis (M.A.) in English--University of Maine, 1984.

Dabydeen, Cyril. 1974. The vision of distinguished worlds a study of the poetry of Sylvia Plath. Thesis (M.A.)--Queen's University, 1974.

Devereux, Janice. 1991. 'Delighting the heart like wishes' the last poems of Sylvia Plath : a dissertation submitted for the partial fulfilment of the Postgraduate Diploma in English at the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. Thesis (Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Subjects)--University of Otago, 1992.

Dixon, Sarah Alice. 1974. A thematic approach to the study of Sylvia Plath's poems. Thesis (M.S.)--Texas A & I University, 1974.

Douglas, Emily Stucken. 2004. "I lean to you" self, subject, and intersubjectivity in the writings of Sylvia Plath and James Baldwin. Thesis (A.B., Honors in Literature)--Harvard University, 2004.

Dygart, Betty M. 1976. Sylvia Plath a study of the images of wife and mother. Whitewater: University of Wisconsin.

Eden, Marilyn J. 1976. The inverted gospel of Sylvia Plath. Thesis (M.A.)--Southwest Missouri State University, 1976.

Elingburg, Beverly Hartsell. 1992. "Toward the forbidding prison" a study of Sylvia Plath's separateness. Thesis (M.A.)--North Carolina State University.

Ellsworth, Joyce Rowley. 1998. Exorcising the emptiness a study of Julia Kristeva's psychoanalytic and linguistic theories as applied to the prose and poetry of Adrienne Rich and Sylvia Plath. Thesis (M.A.L.S.)--North Central College, 1998.

England, Amy. 1985. Sylvia Plath's beekeeping sequence. Senior honors Thesis--Brandeis University, 1985.

English, Todd Michael, and Walter A. Davis. 1991. Shedding the self's skin on the poetry of Sylvia Plath. Thesis (M.A.)--Ohio State University, 1991.

Fendley, Gail. 1996. A kaleidoscope of truth Sylvia Plath's legacy. Thesis (M.A.)--University of Charleston, S.C. and The Citadel, 1996.

Fesmire, Bonnie Lynn. 1981. The blaze within forms of pilgrimage in the poetry of Denise Levertov, Anne Sexton, Sylvia Plath, and Adrienne Rich. Thesis (Ph. D.)--Florida State University, 1981.

Fleeman, Linda Sharon Elizabeth Henson. 1972. Image, sound, and self: the persona of Sylvia Plath. Thesis (M.A. in English)--Vanderbilt University, 1972.

Fletcher, Alison Laura. 1996. A critical application of Anti-Oedipus to the literature of Sylvia Plath. Thesis (M.A.)--University of South Florida, 1996.

Foord, Isabelle. 1971. The illusion of Greek necessity a developmental study of Sylvia Plath. Thesis (M.A.)--University of Alberta, 1971.

Foster, Suzanne M. 1984. Sylvia Plath's bee cycle of poetry a movement toward maturity. Paper (M.A.)--North Dakota State University, 1984.

Fraser, Linda Lussy. 1997. Sylvia Plath and the cinema Sylvia Plath's poetics and the cinematography of Ingmar Bergman, Jean Cocteau, and Carl Dreyer. Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of California, Riverside, 1997.

Frazier, Valerie Doris. 2002. Battlemaids of domesticity: Domestic epic in the works of Gwendolyn Brooks and Sylvia Plath. Ph.D. diss., University of Georgia, 2002.

Friess, Debra K. 1998. The shattering of literary families a Lacanian psychoanalysis of the absent male : Tennessee Williams's The glass menagerie, Marsha Norman's 'Night, Mother, and selected poetry of Sylvia Plath. "A senior thesis submitted to the faculty of Westminster College in partial fulfillment of the degree of Bachelor of Arts, Department of English, Westminster College.".

Fritzsche, Vincent J. 2000. The new Ariel a new edition of Sylvia Plath's greatest poetic work. Thesis (M.A.)--San Francisco State University, 2000.

Funderburk, Ann. 1973. A complexion of the mind the confessional poetry of Sylvia Plath. Thesis (Undergraduate)--Maryville College, 1973.

Geffner, Andrea B. 1975. A passive transport through death submission in the poetry of Sylvia Plath. Thesis (M.A.)--City College of New York, 1975. (Department of English).

Gentry, Deborah Suiter. 1992. The art of dying: Suicide in the works of Kate Chopin and Sylvia Plath. D.A. diss., Middle Tennessee State University, 1992.

George, Louise D. 1974. A word index to the poetry of Sylvia Plath. Thesis (M.A.) -- Edinboro State College, 1974.

Gereighty, Andrea Saunders. 1978. Stasis in the A̲r̲i̲e̲l̲ poems of Sylvia Plath. Thesis (Master of Arts)--University of New Orleans.

Gilbert, Kenneth J. 1990. A ride with "Our boy, death." exploring the death themes in the works of Sylvia Plath and Anne Sexton. Research paper (M.A.)--Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Dept. of English, 1991.

Golden, Amanda. 2003. "Her novels make mine possible" Virginia Woolf's influence on Sylvia Plath's abandoned novel, Falcon Yard.

Gómez, Tatiana. 2001. Motherhood, sexuality, and feminine writing in selected poems of Sylvia Plath and Rosario Ferré. Thesis (M.A.)--University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2001.

Gopinath, Sheila. 1987. Sylvia Plath's Ariel three poems in the face of adversity. Research paper (M.A.)--Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Dept. of English, 1987.

Gordon, Lydia Caroline. 1975. "From stone to cloud," a critical study of Sylvia Plath. Thesis--University of Pennsylvania, 1975.

Gottler, Mara. 1975. Otherness beyond the self an analysis of water imagery in the woods of Sylvia Plath. Thesis (M.A.)--University of Windsor, 1975.

Govindan, Anumarla. 1997. Sylvia Plath and the poetry of experience a study of Sylvia Plath's dramatic strategies. Thesis (Ph. D.)--Oklahoma State University, 1997.

Graeber, Amanda Lynn. 2003. A question of sanity women and in/sanity in Bessie Head's A question of power and Sylvia Plath's The bell jar. Thesis (M.A.)--University of Northern Iowa, 2003.

Graham, Jessica Renee. 2002. Patriarchal circumvention in the autobiographical fiction of Charlotte Bronte and Sylvia Plath. Mississippi College thesis. Thesis (M.A.)--Mississippi College, 2002.

Granato, Laura Ann. 1992. Sylvia Plath, the individual and society a power issue. Thesis (B.S.)--California Polytechnic State University, 1992.

Gregoris, Steven. 1983. Poetic process and absence a critical perspective on the poetry of Sylvia Plath. M.A. diss., Dalhousie University (Canada), 1983.

Griffiths, Marie Ann. 1999. Vanquishing the void narcissism and negation in the poetry of Sylvia Plath. Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of California, Riverside, 1999.

Hadler, Susan J. 1983. Cauldron of morning aspects of the feminine psyche revealed in the poetry of Sylvia Plath. Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Maryland, 1983.

Hall, Caroline King Barnard. 1973. Gods̕ lioness: the poetry of Sylvia Plath. Thesis (Ph. D.)--Brown University, 1973.

Hall, David Gibbard. 1978. The poetic voice of Sylvia Plath. Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Texas at Austin, 1978.

Hall, Lawren Lydian. 1991. Sylvia Plath and ECT: Controlling herself and her treatment. M.A. diss., University of Houston, 1991.

Hamblin, Laura. 1989. Images of meaning in the poetry and prose of Sylvia Plath. Thesis (M.A.)--Brigham Young University. Dept. of English.

Hammond, Patricia B. 1979. The controlled versus the hysterical voices in Sylvia Plath's poetry. Thesis (M.A.)--San Francisco State University.

Harris, Jan Renee. 1999. Sylvia Plath and Anne Sexton: Passion, perfection, and death through poetic confession. M.A. diss., University of Houston-Clear Lake, 1999.

Hazzard, Kim Ryne. 1976. Sylvia Plath "the girl who wanted to be God". Thesis (M.A.)--Samford University, 1976.

Hebert, Laurel Ann. 1968. The red eye, the cauldron of morning a study of the later poetry of Sylvia Plath. Thesis (M.A.)--University of Montana.

Heglin, Jeffrey. 1974. Sylvia Plath; a biographical approach. Thesis (B.A.)--California State University, Northridge, 1974.

Henderson, Kathlyn Berkeley. 1981. Inspiration, initiation and identity in Sylvia Plath's Colossus. [S.l.]: University of Essex.

Herzfeld, Leslie Ann. 1992. Sylvia Plath: an explication of her style, theme, and voice from a feminist perspective. Thesis (Ph. D.)--Columbia University, 1992.

Hickox, Jessica M. 1998. Beyond the myths the voices of Sylvia Plath. Honors thesis--Linfield College, 1998.

Hoffer, Mark. 1996. The coming and going of the Sphinx a reading of Sylvia Plath's unpublished Ariel. Thesis (M.A.)--California State University, Northridge, 1996.

Holden, Jennifer Lynn. 1997. Absent fathers/surrogate fathers fatherlessness in the works of Robert Lowell and Sylvia Plath. Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of California, Riverside, 1997.

Hoofard, Jennifer Michelle. 2006. Flesh wounds reading the scar as text in the works of Sylvia Plath, Margaret Atwood and Toni Morrison. Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of California, Davis, 2006.

Hooper, Carolyn B. 1990. "The mirror floats us" beyond the surface of Sylvia Plath's mirrors. Thesis (M.A.)--Wake Forest University. Dept. of English, 1990.

Horne, Dee Alyson. 1990. The role of the journal in the creative writing processes of Virginia Woolf, Elizabeth Smart and Sylvia Plath. Thesis (Phd)--University of Toronto, 1990.

Huang, Ching-Yu G. 1990. A comparative study of silence in the poetry of Emily Dickinson and Sylvia Plath. Thesis (M.A.)--Oklahoma State University, 1990.

Hubbard, Marilyn Rae. 1978. Transcending technique Sylvia Plath's A̲r̲i̲e̲l̲. Thesis (M.A.)--Wichita State University, November, 1978. Department of English.

Hubbard, Stacy Carson. 1990. "Slender accents" voice, figure and form in the poetry of Gertrude Stein, Sylvia Plath and Gwendolyn Brooks. Thesis (Ph. D.)--Cornell University, 1989.

Hubble, Judy K. 1973. Sylvia Plath woman as artist. Thesis (M.A.)--Arkansas State University, 1973.

Huffstetler, Ashley. 1999. Betty Friedan, Anne Moody, and Sylvia Plath extraordinary women in a conventional time. Honors essay: Curriculum in American Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1999.

Huth, Ronald Patrick. 1987. Invasion and isolation in Sylvia Plath's short fiction. Thesis (M.A.)--Ohio State University, 1987.

Iglesias, Raquel García. 2004. "The magic mirror" reading Sylvia Plath's early poems as poetry of the fantastic. Thesis (M.A.)--Indiana University.

Jack, Rodney. 1999. Intertwined a collection of poems. Thesis (M.F.A.)--Warren Wilson College.

James, Sarah Ann. 2005. Creativity and control: A comparative study of Sylvia Plath and Manuel Puig. M.A. diss., Wayne State University.

Jennings, Edison. 1998. Sun and the absence thereof a collection of poems. Thesis (M.F.A.)--Warren Wilson College.

Jewell, James C., and Sylvia Plath. 1968. Analysis and adaptation of the life and selected works of Sylvia Plath for Readers Theatre. Contribution to the School of Graduate Studies, Indiana State University, no. 918. Thesis (M.A.)--Indiana State University.

Johnson, Mark. 2004. Sylvia Plath Yeat's influence and Bloom's Theory of Poetic Anxiety. Thesis (M.A.) -- Winona State University.

Johnston, Maria. 2007. 'Echoes Traveling / Off from the Center': Contemporary Poetic Engagements with the Poetry of Sylvia Plath. Thesis (Ph. D.)--Trinity College Dublin.

Jones, Eric Haris. 1973. The woman as hero Db a study of the poetry and fiction of Sylvia Plath. Thesis (Ph. D.), Dept. of Literature -- University of Essex.

Karcher, Joy Halcomb. 1980. A rhetorical situation analysis of the suicide poems of Sylvia Plath and Anne Sexton. Thesis (M.A.)--Miami University, Department of Communication and Theatre.

Kendig, Diane. 1977. "The moon is my mother" a study of moon imagery in the work of Sylvia Plath. [Cleveland]: Kendig.

Keng, Chua Siew. 1981. Some women poets of the sixties the 'confessional' poetry of Janet Frame, Fleur Adcock, Sylvia Plath and Anne Sexton. Thesis (doctoral)--University of Auckland.

Kerns, Perrin Maurine. 1998. War and the politics of the pre-Oedipal love and abjection in H.D. and Sylvia Plath. Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Oregon.

Knobel, Paul Ernest. 1977. The theme of death in "The Waste Land" and in the poetry of Robert Lowell, Sylvia Plath, John Berryman, and Ted Hughes, 1957-1973. M.A. diss., University of Sydney (Australia).

Knutsen, Kimberly Dawn. 2005. The lost journals of Sylvia Plath. Thesis (Ph.D.)--Western Michigan University, 2005.

Kramer, Roberta. 1975. The poetry is its own proof the achievement of Sylvia Plath. Thesis (M.A.) Queens College. Department of English.

Kroll, Judith. 1976. Chapters in a mythology: The poetic visions of Sylvia Plath. Ph.D. diss., Yale University.

La Mattery, Mary. 1974. The knowledge of madness in the poetry of Emily Dickinson and Sylvia Plath. Thesis (M.A.)--San Francisco State University.

Last, Amy Denise. 1998. Masks of refusal para-femininity and the mythopoesis of Sylvia Plath and Cindy Sherman. Thesis (M.A.)--California State University, Dominguez Hills.

Lattam, Martha W. 1973. Sylvia Plath her major themes and images. Thesis (M.A.)--Winthrop College.

Lattimore, Carol Ann. 1991. "New ways to see ancestral lands" revisionist myth-making in the poetry of Sylvia Plath, Muriel Rukeyser, and Adrienne Rich. Thesis (Ph.D.)--Texas Christian University.

Lay, Joan Marion. 1976. Sylvia Plath and resurrection. Thesis (M.A.)--University of Houston.

LeJeune, Alice Kristine. 1998. From contradiction to convergence Feminist expression in the life and writing of Sylvia Plath. Thesis (M.A.)--Northwestern State University of Louisiana.

Leshko-Kaschak, Michelle. 2001. "Dancing the dark turmoil" Ted Hughes and the myth of Sylvia Plath in Birthday letters. Shippensburg, Pa: Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania.

Levine, Ellen. 1974. From water to land; the poetry of Sylvia Plath, James Wright and W.S. Merwin. Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Washington.

Lewis, Elizabeth. 1986. The other selves a study of Sylvia Plath's poetry. Thesis (B.A. Honors--English)--Bucknell University.

Lindahl-Raittila, Iris. 2002. From victim of the "feminine mystique" to heroine of feminist deconstruction auto/biographical images of Sylvia Plath, 1963-2001. Åbo: Åbo Akademi University Press.

Linton, Ruth McClendon. 1992. Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes the myth and the mirror. Thesis (M.A.)--Southwest Texas State University.

Little, Philippa Susan. 1990. Images of self a study of feminine and feminist subjectivity in the poetry of Sylvia Plath, Anne Sexton, Margaret Atwood and Adrienne Rich, 1950-1980. Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of London.

Lowe, Carmen Elaine. 2003. The inhuman imagination in twentieth-century poetry: From Robinson Jeffers and D. H. Lawrence to Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath. Ph.D. diss., Tufts University.

Malmberg, Carole. 1978. "The wall of my skin" a reading of Sylvia Plath. Thesis (M.A.)--University of Denver.

Manners, Marilyn. 1989. Samuel Beckett, Sylvia Plath, Hélène Cixous Reading Woman in the language of Man. Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of California, Los Angeles.

Mansbridge, Pamela. 2002. Metaphor, male/female theorists, and the "birth rites" of women the reclamation projects of Sylvia Plath, Anais Nin and Maya Deren. Ottawa: National Library of Canada = Bibliothèque nationale du Canada.

Markey, Janice. 1988. A new tradition? the poetry of Sylvia Plath, Anne Sexton, and Adrienne Rich : a study of feminism and poetry. Frankfurt am Main: P. Lang.

Martin Castillejos, Ana Maria. 1994. A struggle for an identity doubleness in the life and work of Sylvia Plath. Thesis (M.A..)--Michigan State University. Dept. of American Studies, 1994.

Mattsson, M. Michele. 1985. Blossoming death, wilting beauty flower imagery in Sylvia Plath's poetry. Honors degree--Dept. of English, University of Utah.

McAllister, Kelli Anne. 1993. Drama, dream and directive a treatise on the diaries of Sylvia Plath, Virginia Woolf and Anais Nin. Lexington, Ky: [s.n.].

McClintock, Ellery. 1973. A study of the poetry of Sylvia Plath. Thesis (M.A.)--University of Wyoming.

McCollum, Nancy Annette. 1972. Images of encapsulation and the persona in the poems of Sylvia Plath.

McCormick, Marjorie J. 1982. A structuralist analysis of the artistic development of Sylvia Plath. Thesis (M.A. in English)--Vanderbilt University.

McGlynn, Mary Kay. 2000. Two Esthers, two Plaths, one discourse using madness to unmask conformity in Sylvia Plath's The bell jar. Paper (M.A.)--North Dakota State University.

McKee, Deborah Leah. 1999. Turning the exhausted well inside out Elizabeth Bishop, Sylvia Plath, Adrienne Rich. Thesis (B.A.) Magna Cum Laude--Butler University.

McNay, Richard D. 1986. Sylvia Plath's The bell jar and the problem of critical response. Ottawa: National Library of Canada.

Megna, Jerome F. 1972. The two-world division in the poetry of Sylvia Plath. Thesis (D. Ed.)--Ball State University.

Melander, Ingrid. 1971. The poetry of Sylvia Plath a study of themes.

Mikuta, Deborah. 1996. The connection between reading and writing in the works of Sylvia Plath. Thesis (Master of Liberal Studies)--Rollins College.

Miller, Danielle M. 1998. "Dawn poems written in blood" Sylvia Plath's redefining and search of the self--breaking through societal roles. Thesis (M.A.)--Western Illinois University.

Miller, Ellen. 2003. Releasing philosophy, thinking art a bodily hermeneutic of four poems by Sylvia Plath. Ottawa: National Library of Canada = Bibliothèque nationale du Canada.

Millsaps, Peggy. 1984. I am the arrow voice and vision in the poetry of Sylvia Plath. Thesis (Undergraduate)--Maryville College.

Mitchell, Susan Elizabeth. 1974. Psychological structure in poems by Sylvia Plath. Thesis (M.A.)--Washington State University.

Mitchell, Susan K. 1989. "The hanging [wo]man" the reader in Sylvia Plath's "Ariel". Thesis (M.A.)--Texas Tech University.

Moore, Jayme E. 1989. The significance of mouth imagery in the poetry of Sylvia Plath. Thesis (M.A.)--Ball State University.

Morfee, Julie Elizabeth. 2004. Witnesses in exile landscape, body and text in the works of César Vallejo, Alfonsina Storni, Sylvia Plath and Christopher Nolan. Thesis (Ph.D. in Comparative Literature)--University of California, Berkeley.

Morrissey, Jill S. 1992. Defiance and punishment Sylvia Plath vs. patriarchal culture. Thesis (M.A.--English)--Bucknell University.

Mosesso, Angela Mary. 1984. The shedding of old skin Virginia Woolf's influence on Sylvia Plath. Thesis (M.A.)--San Francisco State University.

Muckleroy, Mark Wesley. 1999. No glazing the vision of Sylvia Plath. Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of New Mexico.

Muir, C. Ann. 1972. The poetry of Sylvia Plath. Thesis (M.A.)--Dalhousie University.

Musher, Andrea Susan. 1989. Vital connection the poetics of maternal affiliation in Sylvia Plath, Anne Sexton, Adrienne Rich, Lucille Clifton and Judy Grahn. Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Wisconsin--Madison.

Nadazdin, Sandra. 2005. Hunters in the snow a collection of poems. Thesis (M.F.A.)--Warren Wilson College.

Narbeshuber, Lisa. 1999. Re-casting Sylvia Plath plath's poetry as cultural confession. Ottawa: National Library of Canada = Bibliothèque nationale du Canada.

Nguyen, Thanh Binh. 1974. A stylistic analysis of Sylvia Plath's poetic semantics. Thesis (M.A.)--University of California, Davis.

Noble, Ronda. 1977. The rise to consciousness of Sylvia Plath's death wish. Thesis (M. Eng.)--Cleveland State University.

Norby, KrisAnn. 2005. Exploring the double duality in narration and character in Sylvia Plath's The bell jar. Paper (M.A.)--North Dakota State University, 2005.

Northouse, Cameron G. 1972. Patterns in the poetry of Sylvia Plath, Denise Levertov and Howard Nemerov. Thesis (M.A.)--University of Nebraska at Omaha, 1972.

Norton, Holly L. 1996. Sharpening the axe the development of voice in the poetry of Sylvia Plath and Anne Sexton. Thesis (Ph. D.)--Bowling Green State University, 1996.

Orbaugh, Tonya Wertz. 1994. Trouble with Daddy confronting the fathers in the poetry of Anne Sexton and Sylvia Plath. Thesis (M.A.)--University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 1994.

Owen, Beverly. 1969. The art of Sylvia Plath. Thesis (M.A.)--City College of New York, 1969. (Department of English).

Owen, Wendy. 1988. "A riddle in nine syllables" female creativity in the poetry of Sylvia Plath. Thesis (Ph. D.)--Yale University, 1985.

Park, Jooyoung. 2001. The feminine aesthetic of sublimation in Emily Dickinson and Slyvia Plath. Thesis (Ph. D.)--State University of New York at Buffalo, 2001.

Parmet, Harriet Abbey Leibowitz. 1997. The terror of our days Sylvia Plath, William Heyen, Gerald Stern, and Jerome Rothenberg poetically respond to the Holocaust. Thesis (Ph. D.)--Lehigh University, 1997.

Pasch, Susy Lee. 1973. Sylvia Plath woman as "hero.". Thesis (B.A.)--Tulane University, May 1973.

Patterson, Rena. 1981. Sylvia Plath a study of her life and art. Thesis (Ph. D.)--State University of New York at Buffalo, 1978.

Payne, Susanne S. 1991. Sylvia Plath's Ariel poems: the persona's search for control and security. Thesis (M.A.)--Mississippi State University. Department of English.

Peontek, Louana L. 1974. Stone imagery in the poetry of Sylvia Plath. Thesis (M.A.)--Eastern Illinois University, 1974.

Perry, Joan Ellen. 1981. Visions of reality values and perspectives in the prose of Carlos Castañeda, Robert M. Prisig, Ursula K. Le Guin, James Purdy, Cyrus Colter, and Sylvia Plath. Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1976.

Perry, Michelle Louise. 1997. Mastery and manipulation Sylvia Plath's prose revision of her life. Ottawa: National Library of Canada = Bibliothèque nationale du Canada.

Peterson, Raileen L. 1982. An examination of the twelve poems deleted from Sylvia Plath's original design for the Ariel collection. Thesis (M.A.)--Ball State University, 1982.

Petzak, Nick. 1996. How they met themselves Elizabeth Bishop, Sylvia Plath, and Heather McHugh writing the mirror. Thesis (M.A.)--Arizona State University, 1996.

Pioter, Jill M. 2002. (False) portrait of the artist as a woman: Editorial strategy in the diaries of Virginia Woolf and Sylvia Plath. M.A. diss., The University of Arizona, 2002.

Polito, Carmella Marie. 1983. "Her Final Takeoff": The artistic purpose of rose imagery in Sylvia Plath's poetry. California, Pa: [California State College].

Potter, Eric Abner. 1997. "A sense of possibilities" metaphor and moral imagination in the poetry of Lowell, Plath, Wright, and Bishop (Robert Lowell, Sylvia Plath, James Wright, Elizabeth Bishop). Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Virginia, 1997.

Poust, Jenny. 2005. Creative minds erased by suicide ; examining the lives and works of Sylvia Plath and Kurt Cobain. Academic Thesis. (M.A.)--Penn State Harrisburg.

Powers, Gail. 1973. The functions of humor in the poetry of Sylvia Plath.Thesis (M.A.)--Cleveland State University.

Pragatwutisarn, Chutima. 1993. The mystical journey in Sylvia Plath's poetry. Thesis (M.A.)--Iowa State University, 1993.

Priddy, Anna Lynn. 2001. Girls who would be gods the poetry of Emily Dickinson, Elizabeth Bishop, and Sylvia Plath. Thesis (Ph. D.)--Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, 2001.

Queenan, Deborah Clark. 1980. Sylvia Plath's poetry as artifact two-dimensionality and effects. Thesis (M.A.)--Florida Atlantic University, 1980.

Quinn, Corina Susan. 2001. Trapped in a bell jar the relationship between Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes. Thesis (B.A.)--James Madison University, 2001.

Richards-Winkler, Michelle. 2003. Sylvia Plath the cauldron of mourning. Thesis (M.A.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2003.

Rinaman, Cynthia L. 1982. Black fingers, bright mouths the tree and flower poems of Sylvia Plath.

Robitaille Bédard, Hélène. 1991. Colour imagery in a selection of Sylvia Plath's poems. Nogent-sur-Marne: Centre technique forestier tropical, Département du Cirad.

Rocha, Melissa. 2003. The most hopeless case Sylvia Plath and the self-erasure of the female hysteric. Thesis (M.A.)--California State University, Stanislaus, 2003.

Rodriguez, Anadelia. 1978. An investigation of Sylvia Plath's patterns of paradox in Ariel. Thesis (M.A.)--Pan American University, 1978.

Rodriguez, James L. 1999. The woman is perfected the feminist movement's debate over Sylvia Plath. Thesis (M.A.)--Central Michigan University, 1999.

Roe, Christopher Wayne. 1988. The tree of life and the tree of life--Sylvia Plath. Thesis (M.A.)--Ball State University, 1988.

Roodhouse, Elizabeth Anne. 2006. Re-writing the Plath myth Sylvia Plath and the cult of celebrity in print publication. Thesis (M.A.)--University of Virginia, 2006.

Rosenblatt, Jon M. 1975. The poetic development of Sylvia Plath a study in theme and image. Thèse (Ph.D.) - University of North Carolina, 1975.

Rosenstein, Harriet Cecile. 1973. Sylvia Plath: 1932-1952. Ph.D. diss., Brandeis University, 1973.

Rudder, Randy Wayne. 1989. Birth imagery in the poetry of Sylvia Plath. Thesis (M.A.)--Tennessee State University.

Russman, Christel C. 2004. Imprisonment and escape in Sylvia Plath's poetry. Thesis (M.A.)--Central Connecticut State University, 2004.

Ryan, Sabeth T. 1997. Female corporeality and the development of poetic subjectivity in the poetry of Sylvia Plath. Thesis (M.A.--English)--Bucknell University, 1997.

Saldivar, Toni. 1990. Sylvia Plath and the fictive self of confession. Thesis (Ph.D.)--New York University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, 1990.

Salop, Lynne. 1973. Creativity and suicide: a study of Sylvia Plath. Thesis (MA - Communication) - Fairfield University.

Sanazaro, Leonard R. 1979. A disturbance in the mirror a study of the religious perspective in the poetry of Sylvia Plath. Thesis (M.A.)--University of Nevada, Reno.

Sand, Kendall Michele. 2004. Writing the shadow subversive language in the works of Sylvia Plath and Alejandra Pizarnik. Thesis (Honors)--University of Oregon, 2004.

Sarot, Ellin. 1979. Snared in an evil time responses to war in the work of W.B. Yeats, Wilfred Owen, and Sylvia Plath. Thesis (Ph. D.)--Columbia University, 1979.

Scarborough, Margaret Noel. 1978. Songs of Eleusis the quest for self in the poetry of Sylvia Plath, Ann Sexton and Adrienne Rich. Thesis--University of Washington.

Schaffer, Amanda Bess. 1995. Patients and poets the use of psychiatric treatment in poetry and artistic self-fashioning : Robert Lowell, Sylvia Plath and Anne Sexton. Thesis (A.B., Honors in History and Science)--Harvard University, 1995.

Schemanske, Mark G. 1992. A hex on the cradle and death in the pot a Kristevan analysis of the poetry of Sylvia Plath. Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Georgia, 1992.

Schroeder, Kathleen Herrick. 1987. The woman is perfected a reader-response approach to Sylvia Plath's Ariel. Thesis (M.A.)--California State University, San Bernardino, 1987.

Shaffer, Amy Marie. 1999. The woman is perfected representations of women in Sylvia Plath's prose. Honors essay: Dept. of English, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1999.

Shaughnessy, Nicola. 1995. The dramatic writings of Gertrude Stein, Virginia Woolf and Sylvia Plath, 1913-1962 theatres of identity. Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of York, 1995.

Siemes, Mary H. 1999. Multiplicity and paradox in the life and work of Sylvia Plath. Thesis (Ph. D.)--Adelphi University, 1999.

Sims, Mary Jane. 1984. The sacred and the profane in the poetry of Sylvia Plath. Thesis (M.A. in English)--University of California, Berkeley, May 1984.

Sindt, Christopher Jon. 2000. The poetics of biophilia natural object relations in the work of D.H. Lawrence, Theodore Roethke, and Sylvia Plath. Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of California, Davis, 2000.

Sivan, Sanju. 1997. A setting of Sylvia Plath's "Crossing the Water" for wind quintet and mezzo soprano. M.Mus. diss., The University of Western Ontario (Canada), 1997.

Smith, Suzanne Elizabeth. 1998. Serious daring Sylvia Plath and Anne Sexton. Thesis (Ph. D.)--Boston College, 1998.

Snively, Susan. 1981. The language of necessity the poetry of Sylvia Plath. Thesis (Ph. D.)--Boston University, 1976.

Soha, Laurie. 1995. The doubled "I" in the poetry of Sylvia Plath. Thesis (M.A.)--Arizona State University, 1995.

SoJourner, Holly Mims. 1976. Violence and vulnerability in the poetry of Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes. Thesis (M.A.)--University of South Carolina.

Soutter, Jennifer. 1989. Archetypal elements in the poetry of Sylvia Plath. Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Durham, 1989.

Spalding, Emma Catherine, and Adrian Mitchell. 1972. Three studies in poetry Andrew Marvell; Adrian Mitchell; Sylvia Plath. Thesis (M.A.)--Pennsylvania State University.

Spillane, Pat. 1971. Inhabited by a cry a thematic study of Sylvia Plath's Ariel : a thesis presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts in English at Massey University. Thesis (M.A.)--Massey University, 1971.

St. Germain, Sheryl Ann. 1981. Death and the self fear imagery in the poetry of Pablo Neruda, Sylvia Plath and Galway Kinnell. Thesis (M.A.)--University of Texas at Dallas, 1981.

Stainton, Rita Tomasallo. 1981. The magician's girl power and vulnerability in the poetry of Sylvia Plath. Thesis (Ph. D.)--Rutgers University, 1975.

Stephenson, Sarah Kate. 2001. The disquieting muse childhood and the work of Sylvia Plath. Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Virginia, 2001.

Stone, Carole. 1976. Sylvia Plath's spiritual quest. Thesis (Ph. D.)--Fordham University, 1976.

Storey, Jill. 1977. The influence of Aurelia Plath on Sylvia Plath an interpretative biography. Amherst, Mass: [s.n.].

Strangeways, Alison Louise. 1995. Sylvia Plath poetry and influence. Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of the West of England at Bristol, 1995.

Strauss, Lauren. 1987. Sylvia Plath the sounds of silence. Senior honors Thesis--Brandeis University.

Stromme, Mary Sydney. 2003. Re-presentations of motherhood in the writings of Tillie Olsen and Sylvia Plath. Thesis (M.A.)--Iowa State University, 2003.

Sugarman, Helen Lynne. 2000. "A secret! A secret!" Confession and autobiography in the poetry of Robert Lowell, Sylvia Plath, and Ted Hughes. Thesis (Ph. D.)--Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, 2000.

Svensson, Anna Kye. 2000. Negotiating lands and languages a reading of Sylvia Plath. Thesis (M.A.)--California State University, Northridge, 2000.

Swaney, Deborah. 1990. True confessions: the absolution of Sylvia Plath's Poetry. Thesis (M.A.)--California University of Pennsylvania, 1990.

Swiggart, Katherine Anne. 2001. Extreme measures exaggeration in the poetry of Sylvia Plath, Anthony Hecht, Frank Bidart, and John Ashbery. Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of California, Los Angeles, 2001.

Swinburn, Lisa Jane Mackenzie. 1989. Symbolism in Sylvia Plath's The bell jar the magical threads of the baby : a dissertation completed in accordance with the requirements for the Post Graduate Diploma of English, University of Otago, Dunedin. Thesis (Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Subjects)--University of Otago, 1989.

Talbot, Mary Patricia. 1988. The poetry of Sylvia Plath a critical revision. Thesis (Ph. D.)--Brown University, 1988

Tama, Mary Carrol. 1972. R.D. Laing's patterns of anxiety in the poetry of Sylvia Plath. Thesis (M.A.)--California State College.

Tenney, Glory A. 1979. Modern woman through poetry as seen through the eyes of Sylvia Plath, Anne Sexton and Adrienne Rich. Thesis--University of North Dakota.

Thomas, Darlene M. 1973. Ariel and the Wodwo a study of Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes. Thesis (M.A.)--Radford College, 1973.

Thomas, Jane C. Lloyd. 1977. Feminism in the writings of Sylvia Plath. Thesis (M.A.)--York University, 1977.

Thompson, Cherie A. 1993. "I am your opus" constructions of Sylvia Plath. Thesis (M.A.)--University of Maryland at College Park, 1993.

Tripp, Anna. 1994. The death of the author Sylvia Plath and the poetry of resistance. Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Wales. Cardiff, 1994.

Trupia, Lillian. 1998. The poetry of Sylvia Plath, a foreshadowing of what was to come? Thesis (B.A)--St. Francis College, 1998.

Turro, Elizabeth. 2003. Sylvia Plath an exploration in negative vitalism. Thesis (B.A)--St. Francis College, 2003.

Valvo, Carolann. 1994. The struggle within the "lives" and "deaths" of Sylvia Plath. Thesis (B.A)--St. Francis College, 1994.

Van Zandt, Cassandra A. 2004. Ghost writing the transformation of elegiac literature in H.D., Sylvia Plath, and Sharon Olds. Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of California, Riverside, 2004.

Verrone, Rosalia. 1969. The search for self stylistic development in Sylvia Plath's poetry. Thesis (M.A.--English)--Catholic University of America, 1969.

Volpp, Solphie Ann Justina. 1985. Women's space, women's time the confessional poetry of Robert Lowell and Sylvia Plath. Thesis (A.B., Honors)--Harvard University, 1985.

Waite, Cheralea A. 1974. A developmental study of the art of Sylvia Plath. Thesis (M.A.)--McMaster University, 1974.

Walsh, Aimée Anne. 1993. Sylvia Plath the masks and mirrors of a woman poet. Thesis (M.A. in English)--University of San Diego, 1993.

Webb, Luisa Maria. 2003. The golden lotus: The literary celebrity of Sylvia Plath. Ph.D. diss., University of New South Wales (Australia), 2003.

Wegs, Joyce Markert. 1973. The grotesque in some American novels of the nineteen-sixties Ken Kesey, Joyce Carol Oates, Sylvia Plath. Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1973.

Wheeler, Sharon Marie. 1977. Self, other and nothingness color in the poetry of Sylvia Plath. Thesis (M.A. in English)--University of California, Berkeley, June 1977.

Willcockson, Sharon Godbey. 1990. Sylvia Plath a study of the Journals and the poetry in Ariel in relation to three specific themes found throughout. Thesis (M.A.)--Angelo State University, 1990.

Williams, Autumn. 2003. Love, violence, and creation modernist mediums of transcendence in Sylvia Plath's poetry and prose. Thesis (M.A.), Eastern Illinois University, 2003.

Williams, Jay Robert. 1976. Three postwar American poets W.D. Snodgrass, Sylvia Plath, and Robert Lowell. Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Oregon, 1976.

Willis, Mary. 1972. Control of confession in the poetry of Sylvia Plath. Thesis (M.A.)--University of New Brunswick, 1972.

Wilson, Kathryn Gayle. 1992. Madness, anger and rebirth in the poetry of Adrienne Rich and Sylvia Plath. Thesis (M.A.)--Clark University, 1992.

Windsheimer, Marci L. 1991. Secrets of the female heart definitions of women in the poems of Stevie Smith and Sylvia Plath. Award in Literature 1991 - Colorado College.

Wong, Hiu-wing. 2001. The representation of feminine fear in Sylvia Plath's poetry. Thesis (M. Phil.)--Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2001.

Woolf, Caroline M. 2002. The subversion of Emily Dickinson's and Sylvia Plath's poetry through posthumous editing. Thesis (M.A.)--New Mexico State University, 2002.

Work, K. L. 1984. "Neither a women ... nor a man" the conflict between nature and intellect in Sylvia Plath's "Three Women". Thesis (Honors)--College of William and Mary.

Wright, Nina Wood. 1991. Struggling with God the late poetry of Sylvia Plath.

Wurst, Gayle. 1999. Voice and vision the poetry of Sylvia Plath. Travaux des universités suisses, no 4. Genève: Slatkine.

Yaseen, Nabeel M. 2006. The pathology of literary genre narcissism, neurasthenia and schizophrenia in selected writings of Edith Wharton, Sylvia Plath and Tennessee Williams. Thesis (Ph. D.)--Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

2 comments :

Melanie Smith - Australia said...

How do I go about accessing these? There are several I am particularly interested in reading.

Jenny Poust said...

Thank you so much for listing my masters thesis!

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