Senior Story for Duke Women’s Studies, Sylvia Plath Honors Thesis Abstract

For the Spring 2014 Women’s Studies Newsletter, I wrote a “senior story” about my experiences coming into my feminism and, in turn, becoming a Women’s Studies major. The newsletter also includes an abstract from my senior thesis on Sylvia Plath on Page 11 of the attached PDF, pictured to the left.  (However, the correct title […]

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Report on Visit to Sylvia Plath Archive at Smith College

In early January 2014, I spent two full days at the Sylvia Plath archives in the Mortimer Rare Book Room at Smith College doing research for my senior thesis. My senior thesis comprises a meta-analysis of the critical reception of Plath and her works as well as a textual analysis of the way in which […]

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“We’re so young”

This piece was originally published at The (Duke) Chronicle where I am writing a biweekly column for the Spring 2014 Editorial Pages. “We’re so young” I vividly remember sitting at the kitchen counter two years ago on that afternoon in the last week of May. Sleep deprivation from a grueling finals week had thankfully given way to […]

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Trust a little more, try a little less

This piece was originally published at The (Duke) Chronicle where I am writing a biweekly column for the Spring 2014 Editorial Pages. Trust a little more, try a little less There were too many of us crowded around the table in that small little room. Chairs were crammed side-by-side, so close that there was barely any space […]

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Turning Famous Women Writers Who Committed Suicide into a “Lookbook”

This post was originally published at Ms Magazine VICE Magazine ignited a firestorm a few weeks ago for their controversial photo editorial featuring to the ladies of the literati in their Women in Fiction issue. In addition to stories by Joyce Carol Oates and Mary Gaitskill and an interview with Marilynne Robinson, there is also a spread by photographer Annabel Mehran celebrating the literary legacies […]

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Shattering the Myth: My Senior Thesis Research on Sylvia Plath and Women Writers

  Senior Thesis Proposal for Women’s Studies Major at Duke University Shattering the Myth: The Narrative Voices of Sylvia Plath from the Sargasso to The Bell Jar Danielle K. Nelson Before her untimely death at the age of thirty, Sylvia Plath, a pivotal literary figure of the 20th century, produced a body of work comprising […]

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Sylvia Plath, Please Stop Haunting Me

This post was published on Thought Catalog. You can read it HERE!  You’re not a character. You’re not a narrator. You’re a ghost, Sylvia. And you’re haunting me. I feel the heat of your glare radiating from the grainy portraits of your published journals. I feel your presence wafting in the air from the books […]

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Excerpt from my Memoir about Sylvia Plath

This is an excerpt from my final writing project for an Autobiographical Fiction course Spring 2013… I turned onto my back and my head hit the hard spine of a book that must have been tossed carelessly in the night. I had stayed up into the early hours of the morning lingering over the inked […]

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