Tim Kendall has taught at the universities of Oxford, Newcastle, and Bristol before becoming Professor and Head of English at the University of Exeter. He is the author of the defining critical work Sylvia Plath: A Critical Study (2001). His other publications include Modern English War Poetry (2006), The Oxford Handbook of British and Irish War Poetry (ed.) (2007), and The Art of Robert Frost (2012). He is co-editor of The Complete Literary Works of Ivor Gurney (forthcoming). He was Producer of the BBC documentary Sylvia Plath: Inside the Bell Jar (2018).
Interviews with Tim Kendall
Though biographical sensation has often diverted attention from her work, Sylvia Plath remains one of the finest lyric poets of the twentieth century, argues Professor Tim Kendall, Academic Director of Arts and Culture at Exeter and author of Sylvia Plath: A Critical Study. Here, he recommends the best places to start (or return to) with Plath, from a fresh look at Ariel to illuminating an oft-overlooked, brilliant appendix in her unabridged journals.