About Sylvia Plath Info Blog & Contact Info

This blog is maintained by Peter K. Steinberg (profile). I am the author of Sylvia Plath (Chelsea House, 2004), the "Introduction" to the 2010 British Library CD The Spoken Word: Sylvia Plath, and several articles on Sylvia Plath which have appeared in Fine Books & Collections, Notes & Queries, and Plath Profiles.

Current projects:
Co-author, with Gail CrowtherThese Ghostly Archives: The Unearthing of Sylvia Plath (Fonthill, forthcoming).
Co-editor, with Karen V. Kukil, The Letters of Sylvia Plath (Faber, forthcoming).

Please note that as of 25 June 2016 I announced that research queries made to me by scholars and readers will require payment of a standard research associate rate.

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In addition to the rich content on this blog, please visit my full website for Sylvia Plath, A celebration, this is, for more information on Plath's life, publications, the location of archival materials, and photograph albums of book covers and places where Plath lived and about which she wrote.

Education:
Master of Library Science, Archives Concentration. Simmons College, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, 2007.

Bachelor of Arts, English, Mary Washington College, 1996

Selected articles available online:
 "I Should Be Loving This": Sylvia Plath's "The Perfect Place" and The Bell Jar (2008)

These Ghostly Archives (with Gail Crowther) (2009)

These Ghostly Archives, Redux (with Gail Crowther) (2010)

"They Had to Call and Call": The Search for Sylvia Plath (2010)

This is a Celebration: A Festschrift for The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath (2010)

A Perfectly Beautiful Time: Sylvia Plath at Camp Helen Storrow (2011)

These Ghostly Archives 3 (with Gail Crowther) (2011)

These Ghostly Archives 4: Looking for New England (with Gail Crowther) (2012)

Textual Variations in The Bell Jar Publications (2012)

These Ghostly Archives 5: Reanimating the Past (with Gail Crowther) (2013)

See below for a fuller list of publications and acknowledgments.

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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.

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