17 May 2013

Surprise: Plath Profiles 6 Published!


Plath Profiles 6
 (Summer 2013) is now live online. The table of contents is as follows:

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

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

Perdita 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

Choice 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

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

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

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

Thanks and congratulations to all the contributors! As you may remember from my 1 March post, with the publication of this volume I will no longer be involved with Plath Profiles. "It's time to wave goodbye now." If you need me, I "caught a ride with the moon" and will be hanging out with the dream king.


Anonymous said...

OMG PETER, it's out todayyy!!!! Cant believe it!!! What an amazing surprise!! Im sooooo glad. Now i knoe what to do and how to enjoy my evening now that i ve just finished my supper and there was nothing interesting on tv. Thank u , Peter! Thank u thank u thank uuuu.
Did i say thank you?! ;-)

spend a great weekend. (u've just made mine)

xxx Alessandra

Melanie Smith said...


Off to read.

Peter K Steinberg said...

Alessandra: You're welcome 100,000 times, and then more still!

Melanie...timed the announcement so that you'd be up and enjoying Saturday. Ha ha.


Jessica McCort said...

You will be missed:(. J

Peter K Steinberg said...

Jess! Kind of you to say but I feel you are mistaken about that! I had a dream last night that you and I were driving in a parking garage and it had some really gnarly turns. You drove expertly.


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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.
  • Crowther, Gail and Peter K. Steinberg. These Ghostly Archives: The Unearthing of Sylvia Plath. Oxford: Fonthill, 2017. Forthcoming.
  • 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.
  • Gill, Jo. "Sylvia Plath in the South West." University of Exeter Centre for South West Writing, 2008. (Photograph used)
  • Elements of Literature, Third Course. Austin, Tex. : Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 2009. (Photograph used)
  • Helle, Anita Plath. The Unraveling Archive: Essays on Sylvia Plath. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2007. (Photographs used, acknowledged in)
  • Helle, Anita. "Lessons from the Archive: Sylvia Plath and the Politics of Memory". Feminist Studies 31:3. Fall 2005: 631-652.. (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. The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath, 1950-1962. New York: Anchor Books, 2000. (Acknowledged in)
  • Plath, Sylvia, and Peter K. Steinberg and Karen V. Kukil (eds.). The Letters of Sylvia Plath. London: Faber, 2017. Forthcoming.
  • Plath, Sylvia. Glassklokken. Oslo: De norske Bokklubbene, 2004. (Photograph used on cover)
  • Reiff, Raychel Haugrud. Sylvia Plath: The Bell Jar and Poems (Writers and Their Works). Marshall Cavendish Children's Books, 2008.. (Images provided)
  • 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. "Sylvia Plath." The Spoken Word: Sylvia Plath. London: British Library, 2010.
  • Steinberg, Peter K. "'They Had to Call and Call': The Search for Sylvia Plath." Plath Profiles 3. Summer 2010: 106-132.
  • 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. "A Perfectly Beautiful Time: Sylvia Plath at Camp Helen Storrow." Plath Profiles 4. Summer 2011: 149-166.
  • Steinberg, Peter K. "Proof of Plath." Fine Books & Collections 9:2. Spring 2011: 11-12.
  • Steinberg, Peter K. "Textual Variations in The Bell Jar Publications." Plath Profiles 5. Summer 2012.
  • Steinberg, Peter K. "Writing Life" [Introduction]. Sylvia Plath in Devon: A Year's Turning. Stroud, Eng.: Fonthill Media, 2014.