Aug
15

Poppies in July: French Feminism and Critical Theory (July 2015)

And it exhausts me to watch you (Poppies in July, Sylvia Plath, 1963) It probably seems peculiar to discuss exhaustion in such a project; it is not physically intensive, and reading poetry and literary criticism is not only something that I have been trained to do, but something I enjoy. To some extent, yes, reading…
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Aug
15

After Twenty Years: An Examination of the Criticism surrounding Diving into the Wreck (June 2015)

It is strange to be so many women eating and drinking at the same table  

Aug
15

When We Dead Awaken: Revisiting Diving into the Wreck and Ariel (May 2015)

the words get thick with unmeaning – yet never have we been closer to the truth

May
05

Diving into the Thesis: Gendered Rage and Creativity in the poetry of Sylvia Plath and Adrienne Rich

Just as the speaker of one of Adrienne Rich’s most anthologized poems, “Diving into the Wreck,” searches for “the thing itself and not the myth,” I too plan to demythologize the work of two of the most famous post-war American poets: Sylvia Plath and Rich herself. Indeed, perhaps the story of no other poet of…
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