By Barbara C. Ewell
Loyola University of New Orleans

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This listing of journal articles about Kate Chopin and her work draws on Kate Chopin: An Annotated Bibliography of Critical Works by Suzanne Disheroon Green and David J. Caudle, Edith Wharton and Kate Chopin: A Reference Guide by Marlene Springer, “Kate Chopin: An Annotated Bibliography”in the Bulletin of Bibliography by Thomas Bonner, and the databases of the Modern Language Association and ProQuest, among other sources.You can find most of these articles at a research or other large library. Many of them are available online through a library. And you can find other lists of resources on this site:

Books and books of essays about Kate Chopin and her work
Articles about Kate Chopin published since 2000
Articles about Kate Chopin published before 1985
Kate Chopin translations and scholarship into German
Kate Chopin translations and scholarship into Portuguese
Kate Chopin translations and scholarship in Spain
PhD dissertations about Kate Chopin

Although “Kate Chopin” may not appear in the title, each article lsited here discusses Chopin’s work at some length. The newest articles are listed first.

Nelles, William. “Edna Pontellier’s Revolt Against Nature.” American Literary Realism 32.1 (1999): 43–50.

Hall, Caroline K. “Trying to Fly: Eva Birdsong and Edna Pontellier.” Ellen Glasgow Newsletter 43 (1999): 16–18.

Koppelman, Susan. “The Politics and Ethics of Literary Revival: A Test Case–Shall We, Ought We, Can We Make of Constance Fenimore Woolson a Kate Chopin?” Journal of American Culture 22.3 (1999): 1–9.

Wegner, John. “‘They Lived for a Dream’ Chopin’s ‘Ma’Ame Pelagie’ and Glasgow’s ‘Ideals.’ ” Ellen Glasgow Newsletter 42 (1999): 6–8.

Ewell, Barbara C. “Kate Chopin.” Southern Quarterly 37.3–4 (1999): 7–64.

Menke, Pamela Glenn. “The Catalyst of Color and Women’s Regional Writing: At Fault, Pembroke, and The Awakening.” Southern Quarterly 37.3–4 (1999): 9–20.

Taylor, Helen. “Walking through New Orleans: Kate Chopin and the Female Flâneur.” Southern Quarterly 37.3–4 (1999): 21–29.

Ewell, Barbara C. “Unlinking Race and Gender: The Awakening as a Southern Novel.” Southern Quarterly 37.3–4 (1999): 30–37.

Dickson, Rebecca. “Kate Chopin, Mrs. Pontellier, and Narrative Control.” Southern Quarterly 37.3–4 (1999): 38–44.

Toth, Emily. “Kate Chopin’s Secret, Slippery Life Story.” Southern Quarterly 37.3–4 (1999): 45–50.

Bonner, Thomas, Jr. and Judith H. Bonner. “Kate Chopin’s New Orleans: A Visual Essay.” Southern Quarterly 37.3–4 (1999): 53–64.

Brown, Pearl L. “Awakened Men in Kate Chopin’s Creole Stories.” American Transcendental Quarterly 13.1 (1999): 69–82.

Chan, Amado. “A Journey of Self–Discovery: Kate Chopin’s The Awakening.” Journal of Evolutionary Psychology 20.1–2 (1999): 62–66.

Burns, Karin Garlepp. “The Paradox of Objectivity in the Realist Fiction of Edith Wharton and Kate Chopin.” Journal of Narrative Theory 29.1 (1999): 27–61.

Lund, Michael. “Kate Chopin and Magazine Publication: Human Birth and Periodical Issue at the End of the Nineteenth Century.” Nineteenth-Century Feminisms 1 (1999): 95–117.

Taliaferro, Wendy. “An Illusive Awakening in The Awakening.” Publications of the Missouri Philological Association 24 (1999): 48–55.

Skredsvig, Kari Meyers. “Framing Vs. Framed: Storyness in Chopin’s ‘Elizabeth Stock’s One Story’.” Revista de Filología y Lingüística de la Universidad de Costa Rica 25.1 (1999): 133–42.

Wade, Carol A. “Conformity, Resistance, and the Search for Selfhood in Kate Chopin’s The Awakening.” Southern Quarterly 37.2 (1999): 92–104.

Harmon, Charles. “‘Abysses of Solitude’: Acting Naturally in Vogue and The Awakening.” College Literature 25.3 (1998): 52–66.

Kornasky, Linda. “Sexuality and the Death of the Southern Woman Artist: Phases of an Interior Planet and The Awakening.” Ellen Glasgow Newsletter 41 (1998): 1; 3–4.

Rainwater, Catherine. “The Fauna and Flora of Her Species: Nature and Southern Womanhood in Glasgow and Chopin.” Ellen Glasgow Newsletter 41 (1998): 9–11.

Simons, Karen. “Kate Chopin on the Nature of Things.” Mississippi Quarterly 51.2 (1998): 243–52.

Ryan, Steven T. “Depression and Chopin’s The Awakening.” Mississippi Quarterly 51.2 (1998): 253–73.

Mahon, Robert Lee. “Beyond the Love Triangle: Trios in The Awakening.” Midwest Quarterly 39.2 (1998): 228–34.

Pontuale, Francesco. “Reconstruction New Orleans.” Mississippi Quarterly 52.1 (1998): 121–30.

Goodspeed, Julie. “The Use of Endogamous Marriage in the Formation of Creole Identity in Cable’s The Grandissimes, Chopin’s ‘Athénaïse,’ and King’s ‘La Grande Demoiselle.’ ” Southern Studies 9.4 (1998): 45–67.

Lewis, Jenene. “Women as Commodity: Confronting Female Sexuality in Quicksand and The Awakening.” MAWA Review 12.2 (1997): 51–62.

McCoy, Thorunn Ruga. “Chopin’s The Awakening.” Explicator 56.1 (1997): 26–27.

Fick, Thomas H., and Eva Gold. “Kate Chopin, Race, and Ethnicity.” Louisiana Literature 14.2 (1997): 95–125.

Thomas, Heather Kirk. “The White League and Racial Status: Historicizing Kate Chopin’s Reconstruction Stories.” Louisiana Literature 14.2 (1997): 97–115.

Shaker, Bonnie James. “‘Lookin’ Jis’ Like W’Ite Folks’: Coloring Locals in Kate Chopin’s ‘A Rude Awakening.’ “ Louisiana Literature 14.2 (1997): 116–25.

Cole, Karen. “A Message from the Pine Woods of Central Louisiana: The Garden in Northrup, Chopin, and Dormon.” Louisiana Literature 14.1 (1997): 64–74.

Giorcelli, Cristina. “Between Bloomers and a Divided Skirt: Kate Chopin’s ‘Charlie.’ ” Sources: Revue d’Etudes Anglophones 2 (1997): 87–102.

Taylor, Helen. “Walking through New Orleans: Kate Chopin and the Female Flâneur.” Symbiosis 1.1 (1997): 69–85.

Matthews, Carolyn L. “Divesting the Solitary Soul: Dress and Undress in Kate Chopin’s The Awakening.” Postscript: Publication of the Philological Association of the Carolinas 14 (1997): 1–14.

Ibarrola, Aitor. “Tenuous Feminism and Unorthodox Naturalism: Kate Chopin’s Unlikely Literary Victory at the Close of the 19th Century.” Revista de Estudios Norteamericanos 6 (1997): 107–32.

Friedman, Edward H. “Defining Solitude: Juan José Millás’s La Soledad Era Esto.” Romance Languages Annual 9 (1997): 492–95.

Green, Suzanne Disheroon, et al. “Remembering Kate Chopin on the Centennial Anniversary of The Awakening.” Southern Studies 8.1–2 (1997): 1–121.

Ma, Qian. “Dream Or Reality?–The Awakening as Utopia.” Southern Studies 8.1–2 (1997): 9–18.

Barlament, Laura. “‘Glorious both in Slumber and in Strength of Will’: Wagner’s Tristan Und Isolde in Chopin’s The Awakening and Mann’s Tristan.” Southern Studies 8.1–2 (1997): 19–26.

Witherow, Jean. “Flaubert’s Vision and Chopin’s Naturalistic Revision: A Comparison of Madame Bovary and The Awakening.” Southern Studies 8.1–2 (1997): 27–36.

Seay, Geraldine H. “Kate Chopin’s Source for ‘At the ‘Cadian Ball.’ ” Southern Studies 8.1–2 (1997): 37–42.

Wolf, Elizabeth Ann. “The Politics of Rhetorical Strategy: Kate Chopin’s ‘La Belle Zoraïde.’ ” Southern Studies 8.1–2 (1997): 43–51.

Windolph, Christopher. “Dr. Mandelet’s Discovery and Edna’s Suicide in Kate Chopin’s The Awakening.” Southern Studies 8.1–2 (1997): 53–63.

Morton, Mary L. “The Semiotics of Food in The Awakening.” Southern Studies 8.1–2 (1997): 65–72.

Menke, Pamela Glenn. “‘I almost Live here’: Gender and Ethnicity in The Awakening and ‘The Storm.’ ” Southern Studies 8.1–2 (1997): 73–81.

LoShiavo, David. “A Matter of Salvation Versus Freedom: Understanding Edna’s Conflict through Hebrew Metaphor in The Awakening.” Southern Studies 8.1–2 (1997): 83–90.

Foster, Derek W., and Kris LeJeune. “‘Stand by Your Man …’: Désirée Valmondé and Feminist Standpoint Theory in Kate Chopin’s ‘Désirée’s Baby.’ ” Southern Studies 8.1–2 (1997): 91–97.

Ewell, Barbara. “Placing the City: Kate Chopin’s Fiction and New Orleans.” Southern Studies 8.1–2 (1997): 99–110.

Toth, Emily. “Kate Chopin’s Unvarnished Life Story.” Southern Studies 8.1–2 (1997): 111–19.

Hermes, Liesel. “Frauenbilder in Der Amerikanischen Literatur: Kate Chopin, Edith Wharton, Carson McCullers.” [in German] Fremdsprachenunterricht: Die Zeitschrift für das Lehren und Lernen Fremder Sprachen 6 (1996): 445–50.

Barton, Gay. “‘Amativeness, and Even Animality’: A Whitman/Chopin Dialogue on Female Sexuality.” JASAT (Journal of the American Studies Association of Texas) 27 (1996): 1–18.

Taylor, Walter, and Jo Ann B. Fineman. “Kate Chopin: Pre–Freudian Freudian.” Southern Literary Journal 29.1 (1996): 35–45.

LeBlanc, Elizabeth. “The Metaphorical Lesbian: Edna Pontellier in The Awakening.” Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature 15.2 (1996): 289–307.

Warren, Robin O. “The Physical and Cultural Geography of Kate Chopin’s Cane River Fiction.” Southern Studies 7.2–3 (1996): 91–110.

Wolff, Cynthia Griffin. “Un-Utterable Longing: The Discourse of Feminine Sexuality in The Awakening.” Studies in American Fiction 24.1 (1996): 3–22.

Llewellyn, Dara. “Reader Activation of Boundaries in Kate Chopin’s ‘Beyond the Bayou.’ ” Studies in Short Fiction 33.2 (1996): 255–62.

Thomas, Heather Kirk. “Kate Chopin: A Primary Bibliography, Alphabetically Arranged.” American Literary Realism 28.2 (1996): 71–88.

Johnson, Rose M. “A Ratio-Nal Pedagogy for Kate Chopin’s Passional Fiction: Using Burke’s Scene-Act Ratio to Teach ‘Story’ and ‘Storm.’ ” Conference of College Teachers of English Studies 60 (1996): 122–28.

Gerbaud, Colette. “Fidélité Et Émancipation Féminine Dans The Awakening De Kate Chopin” [in French]. Imaginaires: Revue du Centre de Recherche sur l’Imaginaire dans les Littératures de Langue Anglaise 1 (1996): 135–48.

Sims, Lisa. “Revisiting Sleepy Hollow: An Analysis of Edna in The Awakening and Daisy in The Stone Diary.” Publications of the Mississippi Philological Association (1996): 1–5.

Bormann, Daniel Candel. “Necessary Illusions in Kate Chopin’s ‘Athénaïse.’ ” Revista de Estudios Norteamericanos 5 (1996): 75–82.

Gunning, Sandra. “Kate Chopin’s Local Color Fiction and the Politics of White Supremacy.” Arizona Quarterly 51.3 (1995): 61–86.

Weatherford, Kathleen Jeannette. “Kate Chopin’s Women Writers and the Anxiety of Ambition.” Journal of the Short Story in English 25 (1995): 61–70.

Brightwell, Gerri. “Charting the Nebula: Gender, Language and Power in Kate Chopin’s The Awakening.” Women and Language 18.2 (1995): 37–41.

Camfield, Gregg. “Kate Chopin-Hauer: Or, can Metaphysics be Feminized?” Southern Literary Journal 27.2 (1995): 3–22.

Thomas, Heather Kirk. “Kate Chopin’s Scribbling Women and the American Literary Marketplace.” Studies in American Fiction 23.1 (1995): 19–34.

Budkman, Jacqueline. “Dominant Discourse and the Female Imaginary: A Study of the Tensions between Disparate Discursive Registers in Chopin’s The Awakening.” English Studies in Canada 21.1 (1995): 55–76.

Platizky, Roger. “Chopin’s The Awakening.” Explicator 53.2 (1995): 99–102.

Corum, Carol S. “Music in The Awakening.” Mount Olive Review 8 (1995): 36–43.

St Pierre, Ronald. “Kate Chopin’s The Awakening and American Literary Tradition.” Shoin Literary Review 28 (1995): 17–24.

Menke, Pamela Glenn. “Chopin’s Sensual Sea and Cable’s Ravished Land: Sexts, Signs, and Gender Narrative.” Cross Roads 3.1 (1994): 78–102.

Foata, Anne. “Aphrodite Redux: Edna Pontellier’s Dilemma in The Awakening by Kate Chopin.” Southern Quarterly 33.1 (1994): 27–31.

Baker, Christopher. “Chopin’s ‘The Storm.’ ” Explicator 52.4 (1994): 225–6.

Clemmen, Yves. “Photographic Politics: The Text and its Readings in Kate Chopin’s The Awakening.” Southern Quarterly 32.4 (1994): 75–79.

Birnbaum, Michele A. ” ‘Alien Hands’: Kate Chopin and the Colonization of Race.” American Literature 66.2 (1994): 301–23.

Branscomb, Jack. “Chopin’s ‘Ripe Figs.’ ” Explicator 52.3 (1994): 165–67.

Ficke, Thomas H., and Eva Gold. “Special Section: Kate Chopin.” Louisiana Literature 11.1 (1994): 8–171.

Toth, Emily. “Introduction: A New Generation Reads Kate Chopin.” Louisiana Literature 11.1 (1994): 8–17.

Koloski, Bernard. “The Antholigized Chopin: Kate Chopin’s Short Stories in Yesterday’s and Today’s Anthologies.” Louisiana Literature 11.1 (1994): 18–30.

Hotchkiss, Jane. “Confusing the Issue: Who’s ‘at Fault’?” Louisiana Literature 11.1 (1994): 31–43.

Menke, Pamela Glenn. “Fissure as Art in Kate Chopin’s At Fault.” Louisiana Literature 11.1 (1994): 44–58.

Saar, Doreen Alvarez. “The Failure and Triumph of ‘The Maid of Saint Phillippe’: Chopin Rewrites American Literature for American Women.” Louisiana Literature 11.1 (1994): 59–73.

Dyer, Joyce. “‘Vagabonds’: A Story without a Home.” Louisiana Literature 11.1 (1994): 74–82.

Sempreora, Margot. “Kate Chopin as Translator: A Paradoxical Liberation.” Louisiana Literature 11.1 (1994): 83–96.

Padgett, Jacqueline Olson. “Kate Chopin and the Literature of the Annunciation, with a Reading of ‘Lilacs.’ ” Louisiana Literature 11.1 (1994): 97–107.

Day, Karen. “The ‘Elsewhere’ of Female Sexuality and Desire in Kate Chopin’s ‘A Vocation and a Voice.’ ” Louisiana Literature 11.1 (1994): 108–17.

Cothern, Lynn. “Speech and Authorship in Kate Chopin’s ‘La Belle Zoraïde.’ ” Louisiana Literature 11.1 (1994): 118–25.

Lundie, Catherine. “Doubly Dispossessed: Kate Chopin’s Women of Color.” Louisiana Literature 11.1 (1994): 126–44.

Ellis, Nancy S. “Sonata No. 1 in Prose, the ‘Von Stoltz’: Musical Structure in an Early Work by Kate Chopin.” Louisiana Literature 11.1 (1994): 145–56.

“Making Places: Kate Chopin and the Art of Fiction.” Louisiana Literature 11.1 (1994): 157–71.

Steiling, David. “Multi–Cultural Aesthetic in Kate Chopin’s ‘A Gentleman of Bayou Teche.’ ” Mississippi Quarterly 47.2 (1994): 197–200.

Heath, Stephen. “Chopin’s Parrot.” Textual Practice, vol. 8, no. 1, 1994, pp. 11–32.

Dawson, Hugh J. “Kate Chopin’s The Awakening: A Dissenting Opinion.” American Literary Realism 26.2 (1994): 1–18.

Weatherford, K. J. “Courageous Souls: Kate Chopin’s Women Artists.” American Studies in Scandinavia 26.2 (1994): 96–112.

Hollister, Michael. “Chopin’s The Awakening.” Explicator 52.2 (1994): 90–92.

Cutter, Martha J. “Losing the Battle but Winning the War: Resistance to Patriarchal Discourse in Kate Chopin’s Short Fiction.” Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers 11.1 (1994): 17–36.

Linkin, Harriet Kramer. “‘Call the Roller of Big Cigars’: Smoking Out the Patriarchy in The Awakening.” Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers 11.2 (1994): 130–42.

Green, Suzanne D. “Fear, Freedom and the Perils of Ethnicity: Otherness in Kate Chopin’s ‘Beyond the Bayou’ and Zora Neale Hurston’s ‘Sweat.’ ” Southern Studies 5.3–4 (1994): 105–24.

Kelley, Lori Duin. “Continence and Excessive Amativeness: The Medical Background of Dr. Mandalet’s Diagnosis of Edna Pontellier’s Awakening.” Southern Studies 5.3–4 (1994): 125–32.

Goodwyn, Janet. “‘Dah You is, Settin’ Down, Lookin’ Jis’ Like W’Ite Folks!’: Ethnicity Enacted in Kate Chopin’s Short Fiction.” Yearbook of English Studies 24 (1994): 1–11.

Pitavy-Souques, Dani. “De G. Flaubert à K. Chopin, Du Paraître à l’Être; Notes Sur Emma Bovary, Thérèse Lafirme, Edna Pontellier Dans The Awakening” [in French]. Etudes Anglaises: Grande-Bretagne, Etats-Unis 46.4 (1993): 477–86.

Castro, Ginette. “La Mére Absente et/ou Le Manque à Être d’Edna Pontellier” [in French]. Q/W/E/R/T/Y: Arts, Litteratures & Civilisations du Monde Anglophone 3 (1993): 133–38.

Fourtina, Hervé. “‘Il Était Une Fois Un Moi’: The Awakening De Kate Chopin” [in French]. Q/W/E/R/T/Y: Arts, Litteratures & Civilisations du Monde Anglophone 3 (1993): 139–42.

Emmitt, Helen V. “‘Drowned in a Willing Sea’: Freedom and Drowning in Eliot, Chopin, and Drabble.” Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature 12.2 (1993): 315–32.

Craft, Brigette Wilds. “Imaginative Limits: Ideology and The Awakening.Southern Studies 4.2 (1993): 131–39.

Verrico, Rose May. “Women and the Problem of Bildung.” MAWA Review 8.1 (1993): 7–10.

Schulz, Dieter. “Notes Toward a Fin-De-Siècle Reading of Kate Chopin’s The Awakening.” American Literary Realism 25.3 (1993): 69–76.

Seidel, Kathryn. “Art is an Unnatural Act: Mademoiselle Reisz in The Awakening.” Mississippi Quarterly 46.2 (1993): 199–214.

Shurbutt, Sylvia Bailey. “The Cane River Characters and Revisionist Mythmaking in the Work of Kate Chopin.” Southern Literary Journal 25.2 (1993): 14–23.

Franklin, Rosemary F. “Poe and The Awakening.” Mississippi Quarterly 47.1 (1993): 47–57.

Skredsvig, Kari Meyers. “Chopin’s Choices and Challenges: Language and Limits in ‘A Point at Issue.’ ” Revista de Filologia y Linguistica de la Universidad de Costa Rica 19.1 (1993): 77–85.

Morgan-Proux, Catherine. “Athena Or Goose? Kate Chopin’s Ironical Treatment of Motherhood in ‘Athénaïse.’ ” Southern Studies 4.4 (1993): 325–40.

Dingledine, Donald. “Woman Can Walk on Water: Island, Myth, and Community in Kate Chopin’s The Awakening and Paule Marshall’s Praisesong for the Widow.” Women’s Studies 22.2 (1993): 197–216.

Blythe, Anne M. “Kate Chopin’s ‘Charlie'” In Kate Chopin Reconsidered: Beyond the Bayou, edited by Lynda S. Boren and Sara deSaussure Davis. 207–215. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State UP, 1992.

Sat?, Hiroko. “Futatabi, Amerikan Garu to Wa?” [in Japanese]. Eigo Seinen/Rising Generation 138.9 (1992): 472–74.

Dressler, Mylène. “Edna Under the Sun: Throwing Light on the Subject of The Awakening.” Arizona Quarterly 48.3 (1992): 59–75.

Mitchell, Angelyn. “Feminine Double Consciousness in Kate Chopin’s ‘the Story of an Hour.’ ” CEA Magazine 5.1 (1992): 59–64.

Winn, Harbour. “Echoes of Literary Sisterhood: Louisa may Alcott and Kate Chopin.” Studies in American Fiction 20.2 (1992): 205–08.

Bonifer, M. S. “Hedda and Edna: Writing the Future.” Bulletin of the West Virginia Association of College English Teachers 14 (1992): 1–11.

Bender, Bert. “Kate Chopin’s Quarrel with Darwin before The Awakening.” Journal of American Studies 26.2 (1992): 185–204.

Dawson, Melanie. “Edna and the Tradition of Listening: The Role of Romantic Music in The Awakening.” Southern Studies 3.2 (1992): 87–98.

Bendel-Simso, Mary. “Mothers, Women and Creole Mother–Women in Kate Chopin’s South.” Southern Studies 3.1 (1992): 35–44.

Cramer, Timothy R. “Testing the Waters: Contemplating the Sea in ED’s Poem 520 and Kate Chopin’s The Awakening.” Dickinson Studies 83 (1992): 51–56.

Apthorp, Elaine Sargent. “Re-Visioning Captivity: Cather, Chopin, Jewett.” Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers 9.1 (1992): 1–22.

Daigrepont, Lloyd M. “Edna Pontellier and the Myth of Passion.” New Orleans Review 18.3 (1991): 5–13.

Bender, Bert. “The Teeth of Desire: The Awakening and the Descent of Man.” American Literature 63.3 (1991): 459–73.

Guidici, Cynthia. “Kate Chopin’s ‘Occasional’ Women.” Conference of College Teachers of English Studies 56 (1991): 25–34.

Foy, Roslyn Reso. “Chopin’s ‘Désirée’s Baby.’ ” Explicator 49.4 (1991): 222–23.

Anastasopoulou, Maria. “Rites of Passage in Kate Chopin’s The Awakening.” Southern Literary Journal 23.2 (1991): 19–30.

Malzahn, Manfred. “The Strange Demise of Edna Pontellier.” Southern Literary Journal 23.2 (1991): 31–39.

Tuttleton, James W. “A Solitary Soul: The Career of Kate Chopin.” New Criterion 9.8 (1991): 12–17.

Kearns, Katherine. “The Nullification of Edna Pontellier.” American Literature 63.1 (1991): 62–88.

Toth, Emily. “Kate Chopin on Divine Love and Suicide: Two Rediscovered Articles.” American Literature 63.1 (1991): 115–21.

—. “Kate Chopin’s The Awakening as Feminist Criticism.” Southern Studies 2.3–4 (1991): 41–.

Brown, Pearl L. “Kate Chopin’s Fiction: Order and Disorder in a Stratified Society.” University of Mississippi Studies in English 9 (1991): 119–34.

Shaw, Pat. “Putting Audience in its Place: Psychosexuality and Prospective Shifts in The Awakening.” American Literary Realism 23.1 (1990): 61–69.

Shaw, Patrick W. “Shifting Focus in Kate Chopin’s The Awakening.” Southern Studies 1.3 (1990): 211–23.

Radcliff-Umstead, Douglas. “Literature of Deliverance: Images of Nature in The Awakening.” Southern Studies 1.2 (1990): 127–47.

Peel, Ellen. “Semiotic Subversion in ‘Désirée’s Baby.’ ” American Literature 62.2 (1990): 223–37.

Schweitzer, Ivy. “Maternal Discourse and the Romance of Self-Possession in Kate Chopin’s The Awakening.” Boundary 2 17.1 (1990): 158–86.

Toth, Emily. “The Shadow of the First Biographer: The Case of Kate Chopin.” Southern Review 26.2 (1990): 285–92.

Thomas, Heather Kirk. “‘Development of the Literary West’: An Undiscovered Kate Chopin Essay.” American Literary Realism 22.2 (1990): 69–75.

Amelinckx, Carol Cedar. “Defiance and Duality: Author, Audience and The Awakening.” Publications of the Mississippi Philological Association (1990): 1–7.

Ryu, Chung-Eun. “The Negro as a Serious Subject in Kate Chopin’s Fiction.” Journal of English Language and Literature 36.4 (1990): 659–78.

Pope, Deborah. “Recent Developments in Kate Chopin Studies.” University of Mississippi Studies in English 8 (1990): 254–58.

Stange, Margit. “Personal Property: Exchange Value and the Female Self in The Awakening.” Genders 5 (1989): 106–19.

Wagner-Martin, Linda. “Recent Books on Kate Chopin.” Mississippi Quarterly 42.2 (1989): 193–96.

Ryu, Chung-Eun. “Nature and Sexuality in the Fiction of Kate Chopin.” Journal of English Language and Literature 35.1 (1989): 131–47.

DeKoven, Marianne. “Gendered Doubleness and the ‘Origins’ of Modernist Form.” Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature 8.1 (1989): 19–42.

Pitavy-Souques, Dani. “Paysage Langage Ou l’Impossible Accès à La Parole: Une Relecture De The Awakening De Kate Chopin” [in French]. Caliban 26 (1989): 91–104.

Suárez-Lafuente, María,S. “A Presupposition of Intertextuality in Clarín’s La Regenta and Chopin’s The Awakening.” Romanic Review 79.3 (1988): 492–501.

Toth, Emily. “Kate Chopin’s New Orleans Years.” New Orleans Review 15.1 (1988): 53–60.

Bell, Pearl K. “Kate Chopin and Sarah Orne Jewett.” Partisan Review 55.2 (1988): 238–53.

Matchie, Thomas. “The Land of the Free: Or, the Home of the Brave.” Journal of American Culture 11.4 (1988): 7–13.

Radcliff-Umstead, Douglas. “Chopin’s The Awakening: The Discovery of Eternity.” Zeitschrift fur Anglistik und Amerikanistik 36.1 (1988): 62–67.

Seyersted, Per. “Kate Chopin’s Wound: Two New Letters.” American Literary Realism 20.1 (1987): 71–75.

Urgo, Joseph R. “A Prologue to Rebellion: The Awakening and the Habit of Self-Expression.” Southern Literary Journal 20.1 (1987): 22–32.

Valentine, Kristin B., and Janet Larsen Palmer. “The Rhetoric of Nineteenth–Century Feminism in Kate Chopin’s ‘A Pair of Silk Stockings.’ ” Weber Studies 4.2 (1987): 59–67.

Wershoven, C. J. “The Awakening and The House of Mirth: Studies of Arrested Development.” American Literary Realism 19.3 (1987): 27–41.

Yaeger, Patricia S. “‘A Language which Nobody Understood’: Emancipatory Strategies in The Awakening.” Novel 20.3 (1987): 197–219.

Elfenbein, Anna Shannon. “Kate Chopin’s The Awakening: An Assault on American Racial and Sexual Mythology.” Southern Studies 26.4 (1987): 304–12.

Jones, Suzanne W. “Place, Perception and Identity in The Awakening.” Southern Quarterly 25.2 (1987): 108–19.

Simpson, Martin. “Chopin’s ‘A Shameful Affair.’ ” Explicator 45.1 (1986): 59–60.

Mochizuki, Kaeko. “The Last Phase of Kate Chopin’s Life–from 1900 to 1904.” Chu-Shikoku Studies in American Literature 22 (1986): 68–78.

Moseley, Merritt. “Chopin and Mysticism.” Southern Studies 25.4 (1986): 367–74.

Mitsutani, Margaret. “Kate Chopin’s The Awakening: The Narcissism of Edna Pontellier.” Studies in English Literature (1986): 3–15.

Stone, Carole. “The Female Artist in Kate Chopin’s The Awakening: Birth and Creativity.” Women’s Studies 13.1–2 (1986): 23–32.

Gaudet, Marcia. “Kate Chopin and the Lore of Cane River’s Creoles of Color.” Xavier Review 6.1 (1986): 45–52.

Tapley, Philip. “Kate Chopin’s Sawmill: Technology and Change in At Fault” in the Proceedings of the Red River Symposium, Red River Regional Studies Center in Shreveport, Louisiana, 1986.

Dyer, Joyce Coyne and Robert Emmett Monroe. “Texas and Texans in the Fiction of Kate Chopin.” Western American Literature, vol. 20, 1985, pp. 3–15.

Batten, Wayne. “Illusion and Archetype: The Curious Story of Edna Pontellier.” Southern Literary Journal 18.1 (1985): 73–88.

Toth, Emily. “Crisis Alert: Kate Chopin House in St. Louis.” Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers 2.1 (1985): 13–.

Dyer, Joyce Coyne. “Techniques of Distancing in the Fiction of Kate Chopin.” Southern Studies 24.1 (1985): 69–81.

Sacken, Jeanée P. “George Sand, Kate Chopin, Margaret Atwood, and the Redefinition of Self.” Postscript 2 (1985): 19–28.

MacCurdy, Carol A. “The Awakening: Chopin’s Metaphorical use of Clothes.” Publications of the Mississippi Philological Association (1985): 58–66.

McMahan, Elizabeth. “‘Nature’s Decoy’: Kate Chopin’s Presentation of Women and Marriage in Her Short Fiction.” Turn-of-the-Century Women 2.2 (1985): 32–35.

For Scholars: How You Can Contribute to This Website draws on scholars’ discoveries and insights to offer accurate, up-to-date information about Kate Chopin and her work. We seek to incorporate scholarly contributions to the site in several ways:

Listings of scholarly books, book chapters, and articles about Chopin

We seek to be comprehensive, to list useful publications about Chopin. If you’ve published something we’ve missed, please tell us; we’ll be glad to add it. If a book or article we’ve listed is now available online, please send us the link and we’ll add that to the entry. You can find lists of scholarship at the bottom of those pages of the site devoted to a novel or short story.

References to scholars’ publications in questions and answers

When a visitor to the site poses a question, we try to direct readers to scholars’ publications in our answer. If we’ve missed your work in answering a question, tell us about that? If nobody has posed an important question that your publication deals with, write to us? You can find an example of scholars’ work being referred to in a question’s answer at many places on the site.

Direct appeals to scholars over answers to readers’ questions

At times we’ve asked scholars for their opinion on a subject posed by a visitor. When we received a question about the expression “yellow nurse” in “Désirée’s Baby,” we asked Emily Toth, Tom Bonner, and Barbara Ewell to discuss the matter. If you would like us to call on you when a question comes up, write to us and explain the areas of Chopin’s work you are most interested in.

Direct contributions to the site

If you’re a scholar or an advanced graduate student and have something fresh to add about Chopin’s work or her life, we invite you to submit a brief comment for posting on the site. We’re thinking 300 to 400 words might be a good length for a comment too short for a full-fledged essay, or it might be an appropriate length for an excerpt from a conference presentation you’d like to share with a larger audience. We’ll include your name and your academic or other affiliation, we’ll keep your posting up on the site, and we’ll link it to from relevant pages on the site. For example, if you post a discussion about “The Story of an Hour,” we’ll link to it on the site’s page devoted to that story.

But do keep our readers in mind. often receives a thousand or more of visits a day from people in countries around the world–students, scholars, teachers, librarians, journalists, translators, film makers, playwrights, book-club members, bloggers–readers of all kinds who come to the site for information about Chopin and her work. Please write clearly and avoid unnecessary jargon.

We’ll copyedit your discussion and check with you before we post it.

We cannot know if your department or university will accept what we publish on as a contribution to your scholarly growth, but the  site received nearly half a million visitors in 2014, so we are fairly confident that your work will be available to a large and interested readership. And information on the site is copyrighted.

The MLA International Bibliography indexes the pages on this website.

If you’re interested, contact us?