Plath Profiles volume 9

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Sylvia Plath



03 In the Slivered Hospital Jennifer MacBain-Stephens

04 Self-Portrait as Hydrangea Shevaun Brannigan

05 The Beeswax Candle Janna Erickson

06 Sumption: Sivvy’s Food Crystal Hope Hurdle

08 Blue Water Natalie Crick

09 Night Natalie Crick



18 Esther’s Uncanny Doubles: The “big, smudgy-eyed Chinese woman” and the 

“bleached-blonde Negress” in The Bell Jar

Hiromi Yoshida 


23 “Paula’s snowsuit was smeared wet and black with oil”: Sylvia Plath on Children’s Capacity for Love and War’s Influence of Hate

Julie Ooms


31 Mud Plus Struck Equals Muck: Filth andViolence in the Works of Sylvia Plath

Julia McCord Chavez, Robert C. Hauhart

34 Shrunken Heads: Reading Plath Reading Eliot

Sara Fetherolf


40 ‘Unintelligible syllables’: Noise in the poetry of Sylvia Plath 

Christine Walde



68 “Every Woman’s a Whore”: Misogyny and Hypocrisy in Sylvia Plath’s Oeuvre

Mercy D. Sherman


68 A World Without Men: Matriarchal Landscapes in Sylvia Plath’s “Stings,” “Wintering,” “Purdah,” and “Letter in November” 

Constance Chan


68 Identity in The Bell Jar and The Perks of Being aWallflower: A Comparison

Taylor McGonigle


68 The significance of metaphor in ‘Daddy’

Elise Stanford


68 Exploring identity in The Bell Jar and The Catcher in the Rye

Jess Ardley



55 Poems, Suitcases

Kristina Zimbakova


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