When I began studying Sylvia Plath's manuscripts and personal library over a decade ago in the Mortimer Rare Book Room at Smith College, I led tours for visiting scholars of the Plath sites. Today while I was back in the library, some scholars arrived and I began to make a Sylvia Plath Map of Northampton using Google Maps so that visitors could access it on their phones. The map includes captions and images. I will be adding to the map and also hope to indicate the places Plath lived and visited throughout the United States, England, and Europe. Peter Steinberg has located many of these places on his website and blog and many scholars have tracked down others, particularly in recent issues of the journal Plath Profiles.
Amanda Golden is an Associate Professor of English at New York Institute of Technology. She is the author of Annotating Modernism: Marginalia and Pedagogy from Virginia Woolf to the Confessional Poets (Routledge, 2020) and editor of This Business of Words: Reassessing Anne Sexton (UP of Florida, 2016). Her research and teaching interests include American and British literature from the nineteenth century to the present, modernism, poetry and poetics, literary archives, composition, and the digital humanities.