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How Sylvia Plath’s secret miscarriage transforms our understanding of her poetry

Jason Miller, North Carolina State University In 2017, one of Sylvia Plath’s private letters, which had previously not been...

Emily Dickinson is the unlikely hero of our time

Matthew Redmond, Stanford University Since her death in 1886, Emily Dickinson has haunted us in many forms. She has been the precocious “little dead girl” admired...

How Hemingway felt about fatherhood

Verna Kale, Pennsylvania State University Ernest Hemingway was affectionately called “Papa,” but what kind of dad was he? In my role as Associate Editor of the...

Bob Dylan brings links between JFK assassination and coronavirus into stark...

Aniko Bodroghkozy, University of Virginia Over the past few weeks, the coronavirus has turned the country’s cultural spigot off, with sports suspended, museums closed and...

I wrote a book about email – and found myself pining...

Randy Malamud, Georgia State University Email has become so prevalent in our lives that I felt compelled to write about it for a Bloomsbury series...

How a young Ernest Hemingway dealt with his first taste of...

Verna Kale, Pennsylvania State University When he published “The Sun Also Rises” in 1926, Ernest Hemingway was well-known among the expatriate literati of Paris and...

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Your deeply held beliefs may just be wrong – 5 essential...

Naomi Schalit, The Conversation Editor’s note: As we come to the end of the year, Conversation editors take a look back at the stories that...