Excerpts from Sylvia Plath's copy of James Joyce's A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1916), in the University's Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library at Emory University. Plath underlined this copy as a student at Smith College. She owned a copy of The Portable James Joyce, held by the Lilly Library at Indiana University, in which she underlined and annotated Portrait of the Artist to teach first year English at Smith College from 1957-1958. For further information, see Golden, Annotating Modernism: Marginalia and Pedagogy from Virginia Woolf to the Confessional Poets (2020).
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.