Sylvia Plath's Use Of "Cellophane" In Her Poetry

Laura Perry discusses her research on cellophane in the poetry of Sylvia Plath. Perry's research seeks to understand why Plath used cellophane imagery instead of other similar materials. To engage with this issue she is consulting DuPont's cellophane advertisements as well as the findings of consumer focus groups.

Banner image: Rolls of cellophane at a DuPont Company plant are weighed before shipment for a variety of protective packaging uses, 1950. See the full image in the Hagley Digital Archive.

Laura Perry is a Ph.D. candidate  in the English department at the University of Wisconsin.