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I did it, I: The Afterlife of Sylvia Plath's Journals, 1956-2003
(Oxford University Press, 2014-04-02)
This essay challenges what Sarah Cardwell calls the ‘centre-based model of adaptation’ by reinstating a chain of literary texts between a passage in Emma Tennant’s The Ballad of Sylvia and Ted (2001) and the entry in Sylvia ...
Her Own Words Describe Her Best? Reconstructing Plath’s Original Ariel in Sylvia (2003) and Wintering (2003)
This article explores two of Sylvia Plath’s afterlives: John Brownlow and Christine Jeffs’ biopic Sylvia (2003) and Kate Moses’s novel Wintering (2003). Contrary to Frieda Hughes’s assertion that such works attempt to ...
The “Supreme Portrait Artist” and the “Mistress of the Phrase”: Contesting Oppositional Portrayals of Woolf and Bell, Life and Art, in Susan Sellers’s Vanessa and Virginia (2008)
(Pace University Press, 2015)
This article offers one of the first sustained explorations of Susan Sellers’s biofiction Vanessa and Virginia (2008), tracing the text’s intersections with biographies of Woolf and Bell and placing it in dialogue with ...
The Anchored Imagination of the Biographical Novel
''Welcome to a New Era'?: Downton Abbey in 2019'
(Taylor and Francis, 2020)
Just as Downton Abbey Seasons 1-6 coincided with the Coalition government, the production schedule for the 2019 movie paralleled key moments in the Brexit campaign. The film offers a comforting, optimistic narrative to an ...
BBC’s adaptation of Malory Towers reveals more about the period and its diversity than Blyton’s book
(The Conversation UK, 2020-04-15)