I am a freelance writer, researcher, and academic who specialises in Sylvia Plath studies, feminist life writing, and sociological hauntings. I am currently working on a number of solo and collaborative projects. Ongoing work deals with archival studies; examining the notion of the living archive and ideas connected to the importance of place. Another current project explores how fans in popular culture use their skin and embodiment as a form of expression.
My first book, Sylvia Plath in Devon: A Year’s Turning, co-written with Elizabeth Sigmund was published by Fonthill Media in 2014. I have also published extensively on Plath in various journals and books, details of which can be found here.
My first solo authored book, The Haunted Reader and Sylvia Plath, was published in early 2017. A co-authored book with Peter K. Steinberg, These Ghostly Archives: The Unearthing of Sylvia Plath, was released in May 2017.
I divide my time between the North of England with my dog George, and London. As a feminist vegan I engage with politics concerning gender, power, and animal rights.
Author photograph ©Kevin Cummins 2016