Plath Profiles 5, Summer 2012, is now live. The contents of the issue are as follows:
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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
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
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 Ché rau
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 Estonian 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
Publications & Acknowledgements
- BBC Four.A Poet's Guide to Britain: Sylvia Plath. London: BBC Four, 2009. (Acknowledged in)
- Biography: Sylvia Plath. New York: A & E Television Networks, 2005. (Photographs used)
- Connell, Elaine. Sylvia Plath: Killing the angel in the house. 2d ed. Hebden Bridge: Pennine Pens, 1998. (Acknowledged in)
- Crowther, Gail and Peter K. Steinberg. "These Ghostly Archives." Plath Profiles 2. Summer 2009: 183-208.
- Crowther, Gail and Peter K. Steinberg. "These Ghostly Archives, Redux." Plath Profiles 3. Summer 2010: 232-246.
- Crowther, Gail and Peter K. Steinberg. "These Ghostly Archives 3." Plath Profiles 4. Summer 2011: 119-138.
- Crowther, Gail and Peter K. Steinberg. "These Ghostly Archives 4: Looking for New England." Plath Profiles 5. Summer 2012: 11-56.
- Crowther, Gail and Peter K. Steinberg. "These Ghostly Archives 5: Reanimating the Past." Plath Profiles 6. Summer 2013: 27-62.
- Death Be Not Proud: The Graves of Poets. New York: Poets.org. (Photographs used)
- Doel, Irralie, Lena Friesen and Peter K. Steinberg. "An Unacknowledged Publication by Sylvia Plath." Notes & Queries 56:3. September 2009: 428-430.
- Elements of Literature, Third Course. Austin, Tex. : Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 2009. (Photograph used)
- Helle, Anita. "Lessons from the Archive: Sylvia Plath and the Politics of Memory". Feminist Studies 31:3. Fall 2005: 631-652.. (Acknowledged in)
- Helle, Anita Plath. The Unraveling Archive: Essays on Sylvia Plath. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2007. (Photographs used, acknowledged in)
- Holden, Constance. "Sad Poets' Society." Science Magazine. 27 July 2008. (Photograph used)
- Making Trouble: Three Generations of Funny Jewish Women, Motion Picture. Directed by Rachel Talbot. Brookline (Mass.): Jewish Women's Archive, 2007. (Photograph used)
- Plath, Sylvia, and Karen V. Kukil. 2000. The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath, 1950-1962. New York: Anchor Books. (Acknowledged in)
- Gill, Jo. "Sylvia Plath in the South West." University of Exeter Centre for South West Writing, 2008. (Photograph used)
- Reiff, Raychel Haugrud. Sylvia Plath: The Bell Jar and Poems (Writers and Their Works). Marshall Cavendish Children's Books, 2008.. (Images provided)
- Plath, Sylvia. Glassklokken. Oslo: De norske Bokklubbene, 2004. (Photograph used on cover)
- Steinberg, Peter K. Sylvia Plath (Great Writers). Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publishers, 2004.
- Steinberg, Peter K. "'I Should Be Loving This': Sylvia Plath's 'The Perfect Place' and The Bell Jar." Plath Profiles 1. Summer 2008: 253-262.
- Steinberg, Peter K. "'They Had to Call and Call': The Search for Sylvia Plath." Plath Profiles 3. Summer 2010: 106-132.
- Steinberg, Peter K. "Sylvia Plath." The Spoken Word: Sylvia Plath. London: British Library, 2010.
- Steinberg, Peter K. "This is a Celebration: A Festschrift for The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath." Plath Profiles 3 Supplement. Fall 2010: 3-14.
- Steinberg, Peter K. "Proof of Plath." Fine Books & Collections 9:2. Spring 2011: 11-12.
- Steinberg, Peter K. "A Perfectly Beautiful Time: Sylvia Plath at Camp Helen Storrow." Plath Profiles 4. Summer 2011: 149-166.
- Steinberg, Peter K. "Textual Variations in The Bell Jar Publications." Plath Profiles 5. Summer 2012.
- "Banking on his passion for Plath" by Melissa Davis Haller. UMW Today. Spring 2005.
- "Sylvia Plath's Three Women to be staged in London" by Alison Flood. The Guardian. 3 December 2008.
- "FBI files on Sylvia Plath's father shed new light on poet" by Dalya Alberge. The Guardian. 17 August 2012.
- "There Are Almost No Obituaries for Sylvia Plath" by Ashley Fetters. The Atlantic. 11 February 2013.