01 February 2019

Update Regarding Sylvia Plath Info Blog

As much as I try to keep my personal life and even my "self" out of this blog, sometimes I think I fail in that endeavor because I guess this blog may be more about me than I would like to admit. At any rate, please pardon this unusually, actually personal blog post. I will try to keep it brief and then get back to the more normal Sylvia Plath Info material later in the month.


It happened so fast, but I have recently started a new job in a new state and am in the process of getting settled in this new life. And look what greeted me at the circulation desk on my first day in my new library!


The library has a good stock of Sylvia Plath books, too. (The Journals, Johnny Panic and the Bible of Dreams, and The Bell Jar are also held, but elsewhere.)



Anyway, I am slightly separated from my books and physical files for a period though I hope to gather everything under one roof before too much time passes. So... as such... please do forgive me for any delays in responding to queries, publishing blog posts, and updating the pages on A celebration, this is. Fortunately I have a number of posts already drafted or in progress so it is my hope this transition will be seamless.

My time in Massachusetts from October 2000 to January 2019 was uncommonly productive and rewarding. It enabled me to do frequent archive trips most frequently to Smith College but also other houses of history; and to do a few books and some articles, and also to conduct Plath-related tours to many people from many countries. I did have some tentative tours planned but for the time being I must necessarily cancel them. If I end up back in Boston some weekend and with time to spare I will certainly reconnect.

There are far too many happy memories I have forgotten, but those I remember sustain and fulfill me in countless ways. My favorites are those experiences and people and places that pop up for no explicable reason. If you will allow me to say so, I loved having Sylvia Plath in my backyard.






Thank you all for your understanding and for your patience if there is any disruption.

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9 comments :

suki said...

Did your new colleagues leave you SP books out especially for you, or were they just there, like a Ouija. Board ?
I'm sure if you need one of us to look up page 6 of the British edition of the x book of Plath's , over the next few weeks, someone is sure to be able to do that ...
Enjoy the new job .

Amy Rea said...

Congrats! What state do you call home now?

Annika J Lindskog said...

Surprising news! Where are you located now? Congratulations on your new job - I hope it will be challenging and rewarding.

Kristina Zimbakova said...

Congratulations, Peter!!! I somehow saw it coming in the horizon after the Letters of SP. The personal expansion as a scholar had to occur. Just as an outfit becomes tight,does not fit anymore, Boston has been outgrown... Happy voyage in the new position and environment! Kristina

A Piece of Plathery said...

Hurrah and best wishes

Eva Stenskar said...

Congratulations and best of luck!

Peter K Steinberg said...

Thanks, all, for your kind words & support! ~pks

Suzanne Demko said...

As long as you remembered to bring your brain with you, it will be all good.

Peter K Steinberg said...

Thanks, Suzanne. That is questionable!!!

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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.
  • 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)
  • Gill, Jo. "Sylvia Plath in the South West." University of Exeter Centre for South West Writing, 2008. (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, Volume 1, 1940-1956. 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. "'A Fetish: Somehow': A Sylvia Plath Bookmark." Court Green 13. 2017.
  • 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. "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. "Sylvia Plath." The Spoken Word: Sylvia Plath. London: British Library, 2010.
  • Steinberg, Peter K. "Textual Variations in The Bell Jar Publications." Plath Profiles 5. Summer 2012.
  • Steinberg, Peter K. "The Persistence of Plath." Fine Books & Collections. Autumn 2017: 24-29
  • 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. "Writing Life" [Introduction]. Sylvia Plath in Devon: A Year's Turning. Stroud, Eng.: Fonthill Media, 2014.
  • Steinberg, Peter K. Sylvia Plath (Great Writers). Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publishers, 2004.

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