Smith College


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Education Edna St Vincent Millay
Three years after her highschool graduation, doors suddenly opened for ESVM to go to college, although her preparation had not reached the standard generally demanded. Donors offered to support her at Vassar College (through Caroline B. Dow
Education Sylvia Plath
SP attended Smith College at Northampton, Massachusetts, then a famous all-female institution.
Hayman, Ronald. The Death and Life of Sylvia Plath. Heinemann, 1991.
Employer Anita Desai
AD has held teaching positions at Smith College (1987-88) and Mount Holyoke College (1988-93) in the USA. She was a Fellow of Girton College , 1986-88, and of Clare Hall in 1989 and 1991, both...
Employer Sylvia Plath
SP took a position in the English Department at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, of which she was a graduate.
Wagner-Martin, Linda. Sylvia Plath: A Biography. Simon and Schuster, 1987.
Employer P. L. Travers
PLT followed her writer-in-residence stint at Radcliffe College with another year in the same position at Smith College , in Northampton, Massachusetts.
Demers, Patricia. P.L. Travers. Twayne, 1991.
Intertextuality and Influence Michelene Wandor
The English-born American playwright Kathleen Betsko has acknowledged Wandor's inspiration as the motivator of research that she and Rachel Koenig into the status and treatment of women dramatists in the USA. They found that...
Literary responses Simone de Beauvoir
The first volume sold 22,000 copies in its first week. But the second volume, with its analysis of female sexuality, was violently attacked.
Moi, Toril. “The Adulteress Wife”. London Review of Books, No. 3, pp. 3 - 6.
SB 's translator into English, Howard Madison Parshley , writing from...
Material Conditions of Writing Sylvia Plath
Shortly after her spell on Mademoiselle came her breakdown and attempted suicide: both episodes which she wrote about in her novel The Bell Jar.
Blain, Virginia, Patricia Clements, and Isobel Grundy, editors. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English: Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the Present. Yale University Press; Batsford, 1990.
Hayman, Ronald. The Death and Life of Sylvia Plath. Heinemann, 1991.
She also wrote poetry while she was at Smith College
Reception Amelia B. Edwards
ABE was awarded two honorary degrees by US institutions: Smith College (a women's institution) gave her in 1886 an Honorary LL.D (the first distinction of the kind ever bestowed on a woman), and...
Reception Sarah Grand
At her death, SG left all her manuscripts, copyrights, and published works to her step-granddaughter, Elizabeth Genevieve Bernadine Crawford Haldane McFall , daughter of Haldane McFall .
Kersley, Gillian. Darling Madame: Sarah Grand and Devoted Friend. Virago Press, 1983.
334-5, 100
Her letters and papers are now...
Reception Edna St Vincent Millay
Renaissance (as it had been spelled before publication) did not win the five-hundred-dollar prize for the best poem of all; nor did it come second or third. But it received critical acclaim, and the judges'...
Reception Adrienne Rich
AR received an honorary doctorate of letters from Smith College .
Contemporary Authors: New Revision Series. Gale Research, 1981.
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Textual Production Adrienne Rich
In the same year as On Lies, Secrets, and Silence, 1979, AR was invited to give the commencement address at Smith College .


Mount Holyoke Female Seminary (later Mount Holyoke College) was founded at South Hadley, Maryland, by Mary Lyon : the first post-secondary educational institution for women in the USA.