01 July 2012

Plath Profiles 5 is Published

Plath Profiles 5, Summer 2012, is now live. The contents of the issue are as follows:

Click here to download the complete volume (17.8 MB)

Front Matter
Cover, Table of Contents, etc.

Contributors

Editor's Note by Peter K. Steinberg

Essays

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

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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


Translations

Three Poems into Estonian by Elena Ciobanu

The Bee Poems into Portuguese by Maria Rita Viana


Art

The Story of Ariel in Painting by Kristina Zimbakova


Reviews

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


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

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16 comments :

Anonymous said...

Christmas has come early. Thanks Peter and contributors - looks like another superlative work. Cath Morgan

Peter K Steinberg said...

Cath! Nice to hear from you. You are most welcome. Merry Plathmas.

pks

Julia Gordon-Bramer said...

Hooray! It will be a wonderful way to spend this 108 degree weather in St. Louis!

Julia Gordon-Bramer said...

A quick return to say what fun! I loved seeing the pictures and reading through the article by you and Gail Crowther, Peter. It was especially moving to see Plath's hand-painted cradle and basket.

I have not been through all the papers yet, but the poetry is great. I especially loved Trinidad's and Gorrick's creative rearrangements, and Kalfopoulou's piece.

Marion McCready said...

Hi Peter, I'm enjoying reading through the journal and just wanted to say how much I loved the article by youself and Gail Crowther. The interlacing of both 'stories' worked brilliantly, a really enjoyable and enlightening read!

Anonymous said...

Thanks Peter! I'm also looking forward to reading it soon. ~VC

Julia Gordon-Bramer said...

Just wanted to add as my momentum keeps going that Lowe's Bonfire piece is excellent. We tend (or at least I do) to go right to "Burning the Letters" in the mind, and forget that there were THREE bonfires. This Christmas card is so fascinating, and I have my own ideas about it (linked to the photo-image value and some things Ted has said about photos in the Hughes Letters books). I like Lowe's writing voice a great deal, too.

Peter K Steinberg said...

Thank you Julia, Julio, Marion & ~VC for your comments on Plath Profiles 5.

Marion, glad that you are enjoying my piece with Gail. The series of articles has been really fun and educational to write; to know that the narrative works is really wonderful!

Julia, I'm sure Bridget will be thrilled to know that you like her essay so much!

pks

Julia Gordon-Bramer said...

Peter! I just got to your textual variations piece! Incredible! I am enraged! Only British versions of The Bell Jar for me from now on...

Peter K Steinberg said...

Julia, Brilliant! That was kind of the point of my paper, among other things I guess. But, make sure you get the earliest possible edition. Someday soon I hope to compare my 1963 photocopy (wish it was the "real" thing) with the early British editions.

pks

Julia Gordon-Bramer said...

My edition appears to be a 20th USA printing, 1976. Much corrupted, I presume. Alas! Nothing is affordable pre-1971, it seems. This makes your work all the more invaluable, Peter.

Peter K Steinberg said...

Julia! I do imagine your copy is indeed corrupted.

If you do an advanced search on ABEBooks with the following criteria you will find some great options for copies of The Bell Jarpublished by Faber.

author: Sylvia Plath
title: The Bell Jar
publisher: Faber
pub year: min: 1966 max: 1985

Please note, I chose 1985 arbitrarily. Some booksellers do not describe books too well, but ABE has a feature to "ask a bookseller a question" whereby you could verify publication details before you commit to purchasing.

pks

Julia Gordon-Bramer said...

Thank you!

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angelictenderbutton said...

Thank you Peter, reading now. Hope you're well. Hi! From, Meredith :)

Julia Gordon-Bramer said...

Wow! The original, intended wording is absolutely new to me, as I am one who grew up on the corrupted version.

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