THE LITERARY INDEX

LITERARY CRITICISM AND ANALYSIS OF NOVELS AND POETRY

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Sylvia Plath Literary Criticism

The Bell Jar

A paper by Venla Oikkonen of the University of Helsinki addressing representations of female madness in this novel and Janet Frame's Faces in the Water.
An essay by Jeffrey Howlett analyzing the novel with reference to Foucault and the concept of "counter-memory".

Ariel

An essay by Paul Mitchell of Leeds Metropolitan University analyzing various aspects of persona in relation to Plath's poem.