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, Jr. 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 from 1985 through 1999
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 listed here discusses Chopin’s work at some length. Articles are listed alphabetically by year.  Articles from 2015 and later are formatted according to guidelines in the Eighth Edition of the MLA Handbook. [Updated: 16 April 2024]


Jamil, S.Selina. “Armand Aubigny’s Quest for Legitimacy.” ANQ: A Quarterly Journal of Short Articles, Notes & Reviews, vol. 37, no. 2, Apr. 2024, pp. 251–59.


Duncan, Teddy. “The Inexplicable Real and Silent (Female) Desire: A Lacanian Approach to the Unsaid in The Awakening.” Midwest Quarterly, vol. 64, no. 2, Winter 2023, pp. 186–99.

Putri, Elin Eprilin Fitrian Miela. “Understanding Life and Death Meaning through the Character of Edna Pontelier in Kate Chopin’s the Awakening.” Rubikon: Journal of Transnational American Studies, vol. 10, no. 1, Apr. 2023, pp. 1–11.

Weishaar, Schuy R. “Nature.” Philosophy and Fiction: An Introduction to Thinking through Literature, edited by Schuy R. Weishaar, McFarland & Company Publishing, 2023, pp. 13–47. [“The Storm.”]



Barros Sobreira, Ana Carla. “A Imagem da Mulher no Século XIX: Edna Pontellier Reforça ou Subverte?” [The image of women in the 19th century: Does Edna Pontellier reinforce or subvert it?], Itinerários–Revista de Literatura, issue 54, Jan-June 2022, pp. 99-112.

Bergmann, Ina. “Kate Chopin (1850–1904).” Handbook of the American Short Story, edited by Erik Redling and Oliver Scheiding, Walter de Gruyter, Inc., 2022, pp. 209–25.

Cheng Xin. “‘Gendered Object’: The New Woman Narratives in the 1895-1896 Bicycle Craze in America.” Foreign Literature Studies/Wai Guo Wen Xue Yan Jiu, vol. 44, no. 3, June 2022, pp. 121-32.

Costa, Cynthia Beatrice. “Quem Me Narra? Breve Investigação sobre Louise e Ana Nos Contos de Kate Chopin e Clarice Lispector.” [Who narrates me? A brief inquiry about Louise and Ana in short stories by Kate Chopin and Clarice Lispector], Itinerários–Revista de Literatura, issue 54, Jan-June 2022, pp. 113-124.

Finatti, Rosemary Elza. “A Liberdade como o Elixir da Vida da Ficção de Kate Chopin. [Freedom as the elixir of life in Kate Chopin’s fiction], Itinerários–Revista de Literatura, issue 54, Jan-June 2022, pp. 85-98.

Hu, Aihua. “The Art of Repetition in ‘The Story of an Hour’.” ANQ: A Quarterly Journal of Short Articles, Notes, and Reviews, vol. 35, no. 4, Oct. 2022, pp. 458–63.

Hu, Aihua. “’The Story of an Hour’: Mrs. Mallard’s Ethically Tragic Song.” ANQ: A Quarterly Journal of Short Articles, Notes, and Reviews, vol. 35, no. 2, Apr. 2022, pp. 141–47.

Khan, Imdad Ullah, et al. “Awakening into Selfhood: Feminine Oppression, Self-Discovery, and Illusive Freedom in ‘The Story of an Hour’ by Kate Chopin.” Women (1997-2032), vol. 14, Jan. 2022, pp. 15–29.

Ramos, Paula Pope. “She felt it, creeping out of the sky”: Loucura e Morte como Libertação na Ficção de Mulheres do Século XIX.” [Madness and death as liberation in 19th century women’s fiction.] Itinerários–Revista de Literatura, issue 54, Jan-June 2022, pp. 73-83.

Shen, Dan. “Naturalistic Covert Progression behind Complicated Plot: Chopin’s ‘A Pair of Silk Stockings.’” Journal of Narrative Theory, vol. 52, no. 1, 2022, pp. 1–24.

Wilhelm, Julie. “Advantages of Distance: Critical and Ethical Reflection in the Online Classroom.” Teaching Literature in the Online Classroom, edited by John Miller and Julie Wilhelm, Modern Language Association of America, 2022, pp. 106–23.


Aras, Deniz. “Kate Chopin’in ‘Saygın Bir Kadın’ Adlı Kısa Hikayesinde Freudyen Bir Tekinsizlik.” Journal of Graduate School of Social Sciences, vol. 25, no. 3, July 2021, pp. 921–931.

Bormann, Daniel Candel. “And What If Overt Plot and Covert Progression Are Connected?” Style: A Quarterly Journal of Aesthetics, Poetics, Stylistics, and Literary Criticism, vol. 55, no. 1, 2021, pp. 53–58.

Evans, Robert C. “Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina and Kate Chopin’s The Awakening: Comparisons and Contrasts.” Anna Karenina, edited by Robert C. Evans, Salem Press; Grey House Publishing, 2021, pp. 58–74.

Evans, Robert C. “Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina and Kate Chopin’s The Awakening: Responses from 1899.” Anna Karenina, edited by Robert C. Evans, Salem Press; Grey House Publishing, 2021, pp. 3–23.

Francis, Julia. “The Seduction Novel’s Awakening.” Oswald Review, vol. 23, no. 1, Jan. 2021, pp. 63–77.

Hubbs, Jolene. “Untranslatable Creole: Language Suppression, Racial Segregation, and Louisiana Local Color Fiction.” American Quarterly, vol. 73, no. 3, Sept. 2021, pp. 1–21.

Johnson, Andrenaie, “Pain Hiding within American Literature.” Michigan Academician, vol. 48, no. 1, 2021, p. 72.

“Kate O’Flaherty Chopin.” Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th Edition, Mar. 2021, p. 1.

Kornasky, Linda. “‘Shuddering, Shrinking, Shriveling’: Intimacy and Repulsion in Kate Chopin’s ‘The Unexpected’ and The Awakening.” Studies in American Naturalism, vol. 16, no. 1, Summer 2021, pp. 1–16.

Podlasli-Labrenz, Heidi. “International Cotton Traders, Creoles, and the New South: A New, Illustrated Look at Kate and Oscar Chopin’s First Days in Europe.” Southern Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of the South, vol. 28, no. 1, Spring/Summer2021 2021, pp. 1–34.

Ryden, Wendy. “Gothic Chopin: Negotiating Realism’s Divide in Bayou Folk.” American Women’s Regionalist Fiction: Mapping the Gothic, edited by Monika Elbert and Rita Bode, Palgrave Macmillan (London), 2021, pp. 195–213.

Sönmez Dìnçkan, Yeşim. “Kate Chopin The Awakening Adli Romaninin Türkçeye Çevi̇ri̇si̇nde Hi̇tap Bi̇çi̇mleri̇” [“Forms of Address in the Turkish Translation of The Awakening”] Journal of the Faculty of Letters, vol. 11, no. 22, July 2021, pp. 131–155.


Ahmetspahić, Adisa, and Damir Kahrić. “It’s a Man’s World: Re-Examination of the Female Perspective in Chopin’s ‘Désirée’s Baby’ and ‘The Story of an Hour.’” ESSE Messenger, vol. 29, no. 1, Summer 2020, pp. 23–37.

Caracciolo, Marco. “Metaphor and the Place of Mind in Three Modernist Novels.” The Fictional Minds of Modernism: Narrative Cognition from Henry James to Christopher Isherwood, edited by Ricardo Miguel-Alfonso and Frederick Aldama, Bloomsbury Academic, 2020, pp. 31–52.

Coenen-Rowe, Lewis. “The Storm.” Textual Practice, vol. 34, no. 2, Feb. 2020, pp. 185–186.

Geriguis, Lora E. “The ‘It’ and the ‘Joy That Kills:’ An Ecocritical Reading of Chopin’s ‘The Story of an Hour’.” Explicator, vol. 78, no. 1, Jan. 2020, pp. 5–8.

Griswold, Wendy, and Anna Michelson. “The Outsider’s Edge: Geography, Gender, and Sexuality in the Local Color Movement.” Sociological Forum, vol. 35, no. 3, Sept. 2020, pp. 628–647.

Hu, Aihua. “The Story of an Hour: Mrs. Mallard’s Ethically Tragic Song.” ANQ, Mar. 2020, pp. 1–7.

Kirzane, Jessica. “Women, Love, and the Reform Jewish Mission: Jewish-Christian Marriage in Emma Wolf’s Other Things Being Equal and Its Literary Successors.” American Jewish History, vol. 104, no. 2, Apr. 2020, np.

Koloski, Bernard. “Kate Chopin.” Oxford Bibliographies in American Literature, edited by Jackson Bryer, Oxford University Press, 2020 [update].

Lipson, Nicole Graev. “Kate Chopin, My Mother, and Me.” River Teeth, vol. 21, no. 2, Apr. 2020, pp. 121–134.

Purdon, Liam. “Symbolic Language and Action in Kate Chopin’s The Awakening.” Mississippi Quarterly, vol. 73, no. 4, Oct. 2020, pp. 549–76.

Shaker, Bonnie James. [“The Medium” pp. 12-14] in “Forum: The Metaphors We Use.” American Periodicals, vol. 30, no. 1, Apr. 2020, pp. 1–25.

Sokalska, Małgorzata. “Wyprowadzka z Domu Lalek. Henrik Ibsen, Kate Chopin, Eliza Orzeszkowa.” Ruch Literacki, vol. 61, no. 4 [361], July 2020, pp. 397–415.

Watkins, Claire Vaye. “Kate Chopin’s Classic Novel Shows How Political Awareness Can Begin with Bodily Pleasure.” New York Times Book Review. 23 Feb. 2020, pp.14-15.

Yazgı, Cihan. “Tragic Elements and Discourse-Time in ‘The Story of an Hour.’” The Explicator, vol. 78, no. 3–4, July 2020, pp. 147–152.


Băniceru, Cristina. “The Battle of ‘Isms’ in Kate Chopin’s The Awakening.” Romanian Journal of English Studies, vol. 16, no. 1, Nov. 2019, pp. 1–8.

Kang, Meeyoung. “Aesthetics of Desublimation in Kate Chopin’s The Awakening.” Interdisciplinary Literary Studies: A Journal of Criticism and Theory, vol. 21, no. 2, 2019, pp. 238–258.

Kim, Choyeon. “여성 성장소설로서의 각성과 19호실로 : 비극적 결말을 통해 보는 기혼 여성의 성장 / Understanding The Awakening and ‘To Room Nineteen’ as Female Bildungsroman.” Feminist Studies in English Literature, vol. 27, no. 2, 2019, pp. 27–61.

Michalski, Przemysław. “Is Kate Chopin’s The Awakening the American Madame Bovary?” Acta Universitatis Lodziensis. Folia Litteraria Polonica, vol. 49, no.3, 2019, pp. 239-254.

Oklopčić, Biljana. “Destination South: Lena Grove’s ‘Like a Lady Travelling.’” Neohelicon: Acta Comparationis Litterarum Universarum, vol. 46, no. 2, Dec. 2019, pp. 557–573.

Petty, Leslie. “Realism and the New Woman.” The Oxford Handbook of American Literary Realism, edited by Keith Newlin, Oxford University Press, 2019, pp. 447–464.

Puckett, James A. “Death and ‘Divine Love’: Kate Chopin’s Reading of Walt Whitman.” American Literary Realism, vol. 52, no. 1, Fall 2019, pp. 68–88.

Ramoni, Teresa. “Plaintive Restraints: Facing the Music of Kate Chopin’s The Awakening.” Sigma Tau Delta Review, vol. 16, Jan. 2019, pp. 224–231.

Smith, Amy C., and Julie Wilhelm. “Care and Autonomy in The Awakening and Seo’s ‘Though Time Goes By.’” Mosaic: An Interdisciplinary Critical Journal, vol. 52, no. 1, Mar. 2019, pp. 103–119.

Toth, Emily, “Kate Chopin, Edna Pontellier, and the Predicament of the Intellectual Woman in New Orleans.” New Orleans: A Literary History, edited by T. R. Johnson,  Cambridge University Press, 2019, pp. 122-136.


Celka, Caitlin. “Feminism in Kate Chopin’s ‘Flash Fiction.’” Feminist, edited by Robert C. Evans, Salem Press; Grey House Publishing, 2018, pp. 173–187.

Distel, Kristin M. “‘Free! Body and Soul Free!’: The Docile Female Body in Kate Chopin’s ‘The Story of an Hour’.” New Woman’s Writing: Contextualising Fiction, Poetry and Philosophy, edited by Subashish Bhattacharjee and Girindra Narayan Ray, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2018, pp. 65–78.

Ehler, Tara. “Reopening the Door to Romance: A Reading of Edna Pontellier.” A Portrait of the Lady in Modern American Literature: Poor Little Rich Girl, edited by Aimee Pozorski and M. J. Martinez, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2018, pp. 33–43.

Kanzler, Katja. “Kate Chopin, The Awakening(1899).” Handbook of the American Novel of the Nineteenth Century, edited by Christine Gerhardt, Walter de Gruyter Publishing, 2018, pp. 543–558.

Milicǎ, I. A. “The Mammies and Uncles of the South: The Subversive Tales of Joel Chandler Harris and Kate Chopin.” American, British and Canadian Studies, vol. 30, no. 1, 2018, pp. 27–50.

Salinas, Shanna M. “Coloring the U.S.-Mexico Border Geographical Othering and Postbellum Nation Building in Kate Chopin’s The Awakening.” Studies in American Fiction, vol. 45, no. 1, Spring 2018, pp. 39–60.

Soares Zukoski, Ana Maria. “O ‘Despertar’ Da Consciência No Romance De Kate Chopin: Uma Literatura De Denúncia Feminina.” Revista Memento, vol. 9, no. 2, July 2018, pp. 1–15.

Treu, Robert. “Surviving Edna: A Reading of the Ending of The Awakening.” A Portrait of the Lady in Modern American Literature: Poor Little Rich Girl, edited by Aimee Pozorski and M. J. Martinez, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2018, pp. 44–60.

Wolwacz, Andrea Ferrás. “O Despertar: Quebrando O Paradigma.” Organon (01026267), vol. 33, no. 65, July 2018, pp. 1–16.


Canning, Patricia. “Text World Theory and Real World Readers: From Literature to Life in a Belfast Prison.” Language and Literature: Journal of the Poetics and Linguistics Association, vol. 26, no. 2, May 2017, pp. 172–187.

Daca, Monika. “Female Verticality, Male Horizontality: On Genderized Spaces and Unequal Border Crossings in the Prose of Kate Chopin and Charlotte Perkins Gilman.” Beyond Philology: An International Journal of Linguistics, Literary Studies and English Language Teaching, vol. 14, no. 2, 2017, pp. 55–68.

Daca, Monika. “Neither Useful Nor Useless: The Child in Kate Chopin’s Fiction.” Beyond Philology: An International Journal of Linguistics, Literary Studies and English Language Teaching, vol. 14, no. 3, 2017, pp. 49–64.

Evans, Robert C. “Kate Chopin’s Flash Fiction and Flash Fiction Theory.” Flash Fiction, edited by Michael Cocchiarale and Scott D. Emmert, SalemPress/Grey House, 2017, pp. 69-83.

Iancu, Anca-Luminita. “Individual Identity vs. Social Expectations: Gender, Choice, and Change in Kate Chopin’s Short Fiction.” East-West Cultural Passage, vol. 17, no. 2, Dec. 2017, pp. 89–108.

Khoshnood, Ali. “Kate Chopin’s The Awakening: An Exploration of Edna Pontellier’s Transition during Her Mid-Life Crisis.” Neohelicon, vol. 44, 2017, pp. 563-581. [doi: 10.1007/s11059-017-0388-7.]

Kumlu, Esin. “Explicating Female Body as a Geography of Memory: The Comparative Silent Rebellion of the Psyche in Chopin and Hawthorne.” Folklor/Edebiyat: Halkbilim, Etnoloji, Antropoloji, Edebiyat, vol. 23, no. 90, 2017, pp. 97–112.

Shaker, Bonnie James, et al. “Recovering Kate Chopin’s ‘Her First Party’: Media, Mediation, Message.” American Periodicals: A Journal of History and Criticism, vol27, no. 1, 2017, pp. 21–24.

Shen, Dan. “Dual Narrative Progression and Dual Ethics.” Symplokē: A Journal for the Intermingling of Literary, Cultural and Theoretical Scholarship, vol. 25, no. 1–2, 2017, pp. 511–515.

Stepenoff, Bonnie. “The Real ‘Maid of Saint Phillippe’: Kate Chopin’s French Colonial Heritage.” French Colonial History, vol. 17, Jan. 2017, pp. 67–80.

Tercan, Burcu. “The Story of a Woman Trapped between the Imaginary and Symbolic Orders in Kate Chopin’s The Awakening.” International Journal of Arts & Sciences, vol. 9, no. 4, Jan. 2017, pp. 679–682.


Beer, Janet and Avril Horner. “Southern Hauntings: Kate Chopin’s Gothic.” The Palgrave Handbook of the Southern Gothic, edited by Susan Castillo, Palgrave Macmillan, 95–107. , 2016.

Demir-Atay, Hivren. “Blindness and Insight in Kate Chopin’s ‘The Blind Man’.” Explicator, vol. 74, no. 3, July 2016, pp. 177–179.

George, Jessica Bridget. ““The Whole Island Seems Changed”: A Bioregional Approach to Kate Chopin’s Fiction.” Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association, vol. 49, no. 1, 2016, pp. 25–51.

Hildebrand, Molly J. “The Masculine Sea: Gender, Art, and Suicide in Kate Chopin’s the Awakening.” American Literary Realism, vol. 48, no. 3, 2016, pp. 189–208.

Hwang, Namyeob. “Edna’s Revolt through the Homosexual Disposition: The Awakening.” Feminist Studies in English Literature, vol. 24, no. 1, 2016, pp. 67–97.

Kavak, Enes. “Fin de Siècle Female Writers: Representing the New Femininity in the New Woman’s Short Stories.” Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi: Journal of Social Sciences/Atatürk Üniversitesi, Fen-Edebiyat Fakultesi, vol. 15, no. 4, 2016, pp. 1037–1043.

Rooks, Amanda Kane. “Reconceiving the Terrible Mother: Female Sexuality and Maternal Archetypes in Kate Chopin’s The Awakening.” Women’s Studies, vol. 45, Jan–June 2016, pp. 122–41.

Zibrak, Arielle. “Kissing a Photograph: Reproductive Panic in Kate Chopin and Thomas Hardy.” Criticism: A Quarterly for Literature and the Arts, vol. 58, no. 3, 2016, pp. 355–374.


Anshen, David. “Sandy Petrey’s Unacknowledged Contribution to Historical Materialism.” Realism and Its Vicissitudes, edited by Robert Harvey and Patrice Nganang, Peter Lang Publishing, 2015, pp. 17–38.

Baysal, Kübra. “Surviving History: Kate Chopin.” Ars Aeterna: Literary Studies and Humanity, vol. 7, no. 1, June 2015, pp. 1–9.

Bonner, Thomas, Jr. “Edna, Cyrille Arnavon’s Translation of Kate Chopin’s The Awakening: Publication Dates and History.” ANQ vol. 28, 2015, pp. 56–57.

Crowley, John William. “Kate Chopin, Frédéric Chopin, and the Music of the Future.” American Literary Realism, vol. 47, 2015, pp. 95–116.

Devine, Michael. “The Literature of Attractions: Teaching the Popular Fiction of the 1890s through Early Cinema.” Teaching Tainted Lit: Popular American Fiction in Today’s Classroom, edited by Janet G. Casey, University of Iowa Press, 2015, pp. 163–178.

Fox, Heather. “Mapping Spatial Consciousness in Kate Chopin’s Bayou Folk Stories.” South: A Scholarly Journal, vol. 48, no. 1, 2015, pp. 108–128.

George, Sarah Forest. “A Vanishing Act: The Invisible Quadroons of Chopin’s The Awakening.” Ethos: A Digital Review of Arts, Humanities, and Public Events, vol. 2, no. 1, 2015, pp. 38–47.

Morales, Maribel. “Women and Nature in Willa Cather and Her Contemporaries.” Willa Cather Newsletter & Review, vol. 57, no. 3, 2015,  pp. 33–40.

Pflueger, Pennie. “The Piano and Female Subjectivity: Kate Chopin’s The Awakening (1899) and Jane Campion’s The Piano (1993).” Women’s Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, vol. 44, no. 4, June 2015, pp. 468–498.

Rajakumar, Mohanalakshmi. “Kate Chopin and the Non-American Reader.” Teaching American Literature: A Journal of Theory and Practice, vol. 7, no. 3/4, 2015, pp. 49–57.

Sedehi, Kamelia Telebian, et al. “Subjectivity, Individuality and Abjection in Kate Chopin’s the Awakening.” International Journal of Comparative Literature and Translation Studies, vol. 3, no. 4, 2015, pp. 14–19.


Bai, Limin. “The Re-understanding of Edna Pontellier’s Death.” Theory and Practice in Language Studies 4.4 (2014): 845–49.

Castro, Amanda Lee. “Storm Warnings: The Eternally Recurring Apocalypse in Kate Chopin’s The Awakening.” Southern Literary Journal 47 (2014): 68–80.

Articles in Evans, Robert C. Critical Insights: The Awakening. Ipswich, MA: Salem, 2014:

Koloski, Bernard. “On The Awakening.” [How to Understand Edna Pontellier]: 2–15.

Rottgering, Courtney. “Biography of Kate Chopin”: 16–23.

Ulin, Julieann Veronica. “The Awakening and Impressionism”: 24–39.

Bray, Stephen Paul, and Sarah Fredericks, “The Chief Characters in The Awakening”: 40–58.

Evans, Robert C. “Surprises, Complications, Shifts, and Juxtapositions”: 59–73.

—. “Mark Twain, Kate Chopin, Huckleberry Finn”: 74–87.

—. “Was The Awakening Banned or Burned?”: 90–111.

Dyer, Joyce. “A Letter to Students as They Read The Awakening”: 112–29.

Evans, Robert C. “Defending The Awakening”: 130–45.

—. “In Defense of Robert Lebrun”: 146–61.

Melton, Jeffrey. “Tourism and Landscape in The Awakening.” 162–75.

Bonner, Thomas, Jr. “Kate Chopin’s The Awakening as Travel Literature.” 176–89.

Papke, Mary E. “Reading Chopin Reading.” 190–204.

Arner, Robert D. “Gendered Discourse in The Awakening.” 205–16.

Evans, Robert C. “Humor in The Awakening.” 217–31.

Ramos, Peter J. “The Awakening as a Cautionary Tale.” 232–45.

Wehner, David Z. “Reading The Awakening through Kate Chopin.” 246–60.

Beer, Janet, and Helena Goodwyn. “The Awakening: Authenticity and the Artist.” 261–74.

Doloff, Steven. “Kate Chopin’s Lexical Diagnostic in ‘The Story of an Hour’.” Notes And Queries 61 (259).4 (2014): 580–81.

Evans, Brad. “Vogue and Ephemera: the Little Magazines of the 1890s.” On-line, 1 Oct 2014. [Lists 19 Chopin stories in Vogue, describes her as a “daring writer,” and asserts her as being almost “a staff fiction writer for Vogue.” See pp 1-3 of 37.]

Giorcelli, Cristina. “Gender and Power: Dressing ‘Charlie’.” In Cristina Giorcelli and Paula Rabinowitz, eds. Fashioning the Nineteenth Century: Habits of Being 3. 229-259. Minneapolis, U of MN P, 2014.

Khoshnood, Ali. “To Conform or Not to Conform: Conflicts of Motherhood in Kate Chopin’s Selected Fiction.” Journal of International Social Research, 7 (2014), 206–14.

Kotlarczyk, Adam. “Before PTSD: Combat Trauma in the Civil War Short Stories of Kate Chopin.” Notes On American Literature 23. (2014): 23–31.

McConnell, Mikaela. “A Lost Sense of Self by Ignoring Other in The Awakening by Kate Chopin.” Explicator 72.1 (2014): 41–44.

Mohr, Amy Doherty. “Down the River, Out to Sea: Mobility, Immobility, and Creole Identity in New Orleans Regional Fiction (1880-1910).” European Journal of American Studies Supplement (2014).

Morgan, Thomas Lewis. “Criticizing Local Color: Innovative Conformity in Kate Chopin’s Short Fiction.” Arizona Quarterly: A Journal Of American Literature, Culture, And Theory 70.1 (2014): 135-171.

Noe, Marcia, Rachel Davis, and Brittain Whiteside-Galloway. “Performative Fashion in the Fiction of Kate Chopin.” Midwestern Miscellany 42 (2014): 19–31.

Thomières, Daniel. “An Experiment in Identity: Kate and Edna in The Awakening.” LATCH: A Journal for the Study of the Literary Artifact in Theory, Culture, or History,  7 (2014): 20–54.


Berenji, Fahimeh Q. “Time and Gender in Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s ‘The Yellow Wall-Paper’ and Kate Chopin’s ‘The Story of an Hour’.” Tarih Kültür Ve Sanat Araştırmaları Dergisi/Journal of History, Culture & Art Research, vol. 2, no. 2, 2013, pp. 221–234.

Entzminger, Betina. Contemporary Reconfigurations of American Literary Classics: The Origin and Evolution of American Stories. New York, NY: Routledge, 2013.

Erastus-Obilo, Bethel. “The Literary Kiss: Gestures of Subterfuge.” Neohelicon: Acta Comparationis Litterarum Universarum 40.1 (2013): 315–24.

Freitag, Florian. “Rencontres Américaines: Encounters between Anglo-Americans and French Americans in Kate Chopin’s Short Stories.” Amerikastudien/American Studies 58.3 (2013): 409-26.

Koscher, Adeline Carrie. “The New Woman Chafes Against Her Bonds.” Critical Insights:Literature of Protest, edited by Kimberly Drake, Salem Press, 2013, pp. 144–166. Critical Insights Series.

Ryan, James Emmett. “Trading Religion for Feminism: Kate O’Flaherty Chopin’s Bayou Catholics.” In James Emmett Ryan, Faithful Passages: American Catholicism in Literary Culture, 1844-1931, 145–63. Madison: U of Wisconsin P, 2013.

Shaker, Bonnie James, and Angela Gianoglio Pettitt. “‘Her First Party’ as Her Last Story: Recovering Kate Chopin’s Fiction.” Legacy: A Journal Of American Women Writers 30.2 (2013): 384-396.

Stevens, Jenny. “In Praise of the Short Story.” Use Of English 64.3 (2013): 52-56.

Tewelde-Negassi, Sara. “The Denotation of Room and its Impact on the Construction of Female Identity in Kate Chopin’s The Awakening.” Gender Forum 45.(2013).

Utsu, Mariko. “A Subversive Subplot in Kate Chopin’s ‘Ma’ame Pélagie.'” The Journal of the American Literature Society of Japan 12 (2013): 21–33.


Cho, Ailee. “Interpellation and Beyond: Kate Chopin’s ‘Her Letters.’” Explicator 70 (2012): 100–03.

Diederich, Nicole. “Sharing Chopin: Teaching ‘The Story of an Hour’ to Specialized Populations.” Arkansas Review 43 (2012): 116–20.

Giorcelli, Cristina. “Sheer Luxury: Kate Chopin’s ‘A Pair of Silk Stockings.’” In Cristina Giorcelli and Paula Rabinowitz, eds. Exchanging Clothes: Habits of Being 2. 78–96. Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P, 2012.

Gilmore, Paul. “Reading Minds In The Nineteenth Century.” The Oxford Handbook of Nineteenth-Century American Literature. 327–342. Oxford, England: Oxford UP, 2012.

Sempreora, Margot. “Dead Women Talking: The Transgressive Manuscripts of Kate Chopin’s ‘Her Letters’ and ‘Elizabeth Stock’s One Story.'” Mississippi Quarterly 65 (2012): 451–63.

Smith Hart, Monica. “Arson and Murder in Kate Chopin’s At Fault.” Explicator 70.3 (2012): 179-182.

Sümer, Sema Zafer. “The Birth Of A New ‘Self’ And A New ‘Identity’ In Kate Chopin’s Short Stories.” Selçuk Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü Dergisi 27.(2012): 271-276.

—. “‘The Story of an Hour’ Or The Story of a Lost Lady in The Shadow of the Patriarchy’s Ideology.” Selçuk Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü Dergisi 28.(2012): 191-196.

Wolter, Jürgen C. “Southern Hesters: Hawthorne’s Influence on Kate Chopin, Toni Morrison, William Faulkner, and Tennessee Williams.” Southern Quarterly 50 (2012): 24–41.


Davis,William A. Jr. “Female Self–Sacrifice in Kate Chopin’s The Awakening: Conflict and Context.” Notes and Queries 58.4 (2011): 563–67.

Franklin, Rosemary F. “Chopin’s The Awakening: A Semiotic Novel.” PsyArt: An online journal for the psychological studies of the arts (August 17, 2011): n. pag.

Guo, Qiqing, and Jiannan Tang. “Zi Wo, She Hui Yu nü Xing Ming Yun-Jue Xing Yu Zi Yan Se Zhong De nu Zhu Ren Gong Zhi Bi Jiao” [in Chinese]. Foreign Literature Studies/Wai Guo Wen Xue Yan Jiu 33.1 (2011): 42–47.

Kornasky, Linda. “‘Discovery Of A Treasury’: Orrick Johns and the Influence of Kate Chopin’s The Awakening On Edith Summers Kelley’s Weeds.” Studies In American Naturalism 6.2 (2011): 197–215.

Mainland, Catherine. “Chopin’s Bildungsroman: Male Role Models in The Awakening.” Mississippi Quarterly 64.1–2 (2011): 75–85.

Mou, Xianfeng. “Kate Chopin’s Narrative Techniques and Separate Space in The Awakening.” Southern Literary Journal 44.1 (2011): 103–20.

Tas, Mehmet Recep. “Kate Chopin’s The Awakening in the Light of Freud’s Structural Model of the Psyche.” Uluslararas Sosyal Arastrmalar Dergisi/Journal of International Social Research 4.19 (2011): 413–18.

Wehner, David Z. “‘A Lot Up For Grabs’: The Idiosyncratic, Syncretic Religious Temperament Of Kate Chopin.” American Literary Realism 43.2 (2011): 154–168.

Witherow, Jean. “‘Abysses Of Solitude’: Chopin’s Intertextuality With Flaubert.” Mississippi Quarterly: The Journal Of Southern Cultures 64.1-2 (2011): 87–113.


Bonner, Thomas, Jr. “New Orleans and Its Writers: Burdens of Place.” Mississippi Quarterly 63. 1–2 (2010): 95-209.

Ewell, Barbara C. “Storm Stories: Faulkner and Chopin in New Orleans—and on the Gulf Coast.” Faulkner and Chopin. Robert W. Hamblin and Christopher Rieger, editors. Southeast Missouri State UP, 2010, pp. 17–34.

Ewell, Barbara C., and Pamela Glenn Menke. “The Awakening and the Great October Storm of 1893.” Southern Literary Journal 42.2 (2010): 1–11.

Glendening, John. “Evolution, Narcissism, and Maladaptation in Kate Chopin’s The Awakening.” American Literary Realism 43.1 (2010): 41–73.

Kohn, Robert E. “Edna Pontellier Floats into the Twenty-First Century.” Journal of Popular Culture 43.1 (2010): 137–55.

Ma, Zuqiong. “New South, New China, and the Refashioning of Womanhood: A Comparative Study of Kate Chopin’s The Awakening and Zhang Ailing’s Lust, Caution … (Se jie).” Interdisciplinary Humanities 27 (2010): 37–45.

Mayer, Gary H. “A Matter of Behavior: A Semantic Analysis of Five Kate Chopin Stories.” ETC.: A Review of General Semantics 67.1 (2010): 94–104.

Park, Hyun-Kyung. “[Sexuality and Domesticity in Jane Eyre and The Awakening].” British and American Fiction to 1900 17.1 (2010): 5–27.

Pegues, Dagmar. “Fear and Desire: Regional Aesthetics and Colonial Desire in Kate Chopin’s Portrayals of the Tragic Mulatta Stereotype.” Southern Literary Journal 43.1 (2010): 1–22.

Ramos, Peter. “Unbearable Realism: Freedom, Ethics and Identity in The Awakening.” College Literature 37.4 (2010): 145–65.

Shen, Dan. “Implied Author, Overall Consideration, and Subtext of ‘Désirée’s Baby.’ ” Poetics Today 31.2 (2010): 285–311.

Shen, Dan. “Wen Xue Ren Zhi: Ju Ti Yu Jing Yu Gui Yue Xing Yu Jing” [in Chinese]. Foreign Literature Studies/Wai Guo Wen Xue Yan Jiu 32.5 (2010): 122–28.

Stuffer, Deidre. “Edna Pontellier’s Strip Tease of Essentiality: An Examination of the Metaphorical Role of Clothing in Kate Chopin’s The Awakening.” Sigma Tau Delta Review 7 (2010): 116–23.

Utsu, Mariko. “Lesbian and Heterosexual Duality in Kate Chopin’s ‘Lilacs.’ ” Mississippi Quarterly 63.1–2 (2010): 299–312.

Wan, Xuemei. “Jue Xing: Chuan Yue Shi Kong De Xin Ling Zhi ‘Shi’ ” [in Chinese]. Foreign Literature Studies/Wai Guo Wen Xue Yan Jiu 32.2 (2010): 143–50.


Drucker, Johanna, ed. Le Petit Journal des Refuse’es. Houston: Rice UP, 2009. [Facsimile edition. Attention to Chopin short stories.]

Hebert-Leiter, Maria. “The Awakening Awakened.” In Becoming Cajun, Becoming American: The Acadian in American Literature from Longfellow to James Lee Burke, 57–78. Baton Rouge: LSU Press, 2009.

Jamil, S. S. “Emotions in ‘The Story of an Hour.’ ” Explicator 67.3 (2009): 215–20.

Powell, Tamara. “Chopin’s The Awakening.” Explicator 67.4 (2009): 276–79.

Wan, Xuemei. “Kate Chopin’s View on Death and Freedom in the Story of an Hour.” English Language Teaching 2.4 (2009): 167–70.


Camastra, Nicole. “Venerable Sonority in Kate Chopin’s The Awakening.” American Literary Realism 40.2 (2008): 154–66.

Church, Joseph, and Christa Havener. “The ‘Lady in Black’ in Chopin’s The Awakening.” Explicator 66.4 (2008): 196–97.

Clark, Zoila. “The Bird that Came Out of the Cage: A Foucauldian Feminist Approach to Kate Chopin’s The Awakening.” Journal for Cultural Research 12.4 (2008): 335–47.

Liu, Hongwei. “Lun Li Huan Jing Yu Xiao Shuo Jue Xing De Ju Jue Yu Jie Shou” [in Chinese]. Foreign Literature Studies/Wai Guo Wen Xue Yan Jiu 30.6 (2008): 71–75.

Russell, David. “A Vision of Reunion: Kate Chopin’s At Fault.” Southern Quarterly 46.1 (2008): 8–25.

Zaugg, Brigitte. “Kate Chopin and Ellen Glasgow: Between Visibility and Oblivion.” Résonances 10 (2008): 179–202.


Chen, Hui, and Chang Wei. “Meng Jing Shi Fen De Fen Ceng Gou Si Jie Du” [in Chinese]. Qilu Xue Kan/Qilu Journal 4 (2007): 111–14.

Edwards, Bradley C. “Allusion and the Evolution of Artistry in Kate Chopin’s ‘A Wizard from Gettysburg’ and ‘After the Winter.’ ” American Literary Realism 39.2 (2007): 138–49.

Koloski, Bernard. “Kate Chopin: The Critics, the Librarians, and the Scholars.” In Earl Yarington and Mary De Jong, eds., Popular Nineteenth-Century American Women Writers and the Literary Marketplace, 471–85. Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2007.

Streater, Kathleen M. “Adele Ratignolle: Kate Chopin’s Feminist at Home in The Awakening.” Midwest Quarterly 48.3 (2007): 406–16.

Witherow, Jean Adams. ” ‘To Love a Little and Then To Die!’: Chopin Awakens Emma Bovary.” Southern Studies 14.2 (2007): 29–48.


Bloom, Lynn Z. “The Dinner Hours.” CEA Critic 69.1–2 (2006): 3–13.

Church, Joseph. “An Abuse of Art in Chopin’s The Awakening.” American Literary Realism 39.1 (2006): 20–23.

Frye, Katie Berry. “Edna Pontellier, Adèle Ratignolle, and the Unnamed Nurse: A Triptych of Maternity in The Awakening.” Southern Studies 13.3–4 (2006): 45–66.

Gaskill, Nicholas M. ” ‘The Light Which, Showing the Way, Forbids It’: Reconstructing Aesthetics in The Awakening.” Studies in American Fiction 34.2 (2006): 161–88.

Heuston, Sean. “Chopin’s The Awakening.” Explicator 64.4 (2006): 220–23.

Johnson, Steven K. “Uncanny Burials: Post–Civil War Memories in Chopin and Bierce.” ABP Journal 2.1 (2006): np.

Parmiter, Tara K. “Taking the Waters: The Summer Place and Women’s Health in Kate Chopin’s The Awakening.” American Literary Realism 39.1 (2006): 1–19.

Pierse, Mary S. “Paris as ‘Other’: George Moore, Kate Chopin and French Literary Escape Routes.” ABEI Journal: The Brazilian Journal of Irish Studies 8 (2006): 79–87.

Tritt, Michael. “Kate Chopin’s ‘Cavanelle’ and the American Jewess: An Impressive Synergy.” Mississippi Quarterly 59.3–4 (2006): 543–57.

Wasserstrom, Jeffrey N. “Searching for Emily Hahn on the Streets of St Louis.” History Workshop Journal 61 (2006): 214–21.

Witherow, Jean. “Kate Chopin’s Dialogic Engagement with W. D. Howells: ‘What Cannot Love do?.’ ” Southern Studies 13.3–4 (2006): 101–16.


Bradley, Patricia L. “The Birth of a Tragedy and The Awakening: Influences and Intertexualities.” Southern Literary Journal 37.2 (2005): 40–61.

Hailey-Gregory, Angela. ” ‘Into Realms of the Semi-Celestials’: From Mortal to Mythic in The Awakening.” Mississippi Quarterly 59.1–2 (2005): 295–312.

Malecka, Katarzyna. “Regaining of Sanity, Sexuality, and Self-Respect through Death; Or, the Story of Ophelia, The Awakening of Mrs. Pontellier, and the Triumph of Lily Bart.” MP Journal 1.3 (2005): 23–37.

Margraf, Erik. “Kate Chopin’s The Awakening as a Naturalistic Novel.” American Literary Realism 37.2 (2005): 93–116.

Parvulescu, Anca. “To Die Laughing and to Laugh at Dying: Revisiting The Awakening.” New Literary History 36.3 (2005): 477–95.


Biggs, Mary. “‘Si Tu Savais’: The Gay/Transgendered Sensibility of Kate Chopin’s The Awakening.” Women’s Studies 33.2 (2004): 145–81.

Cunningham, Mark. “The Autonomous Female Self and the Death of Louise Mallard in Kate Chopin’s ‘Story of an Hour.’ ” English Language Notes 42.1 (2004): 48–55.

Davis, Doris. “The Enigma at the Keyboard: Chopin’s Mademoiselle Reisz.” Mississippi Quarterly 58.1–2 (2004): 89–104.

Gibert, Teresa. “Textual, Contextual and Critical Surprises in ‘Désirée’s Baby.’ ” Connotations 14.1–3 (2004): 38–67.

Gray, Jennifer B. “The Escape of the ‘Sea’: Ideology and The Awakening.” Southern Literary Journal 37.1 (2004): 53–73.

Holtman, Janet. “Failing Fictions: The Conflicting and Shifting Social Emphases of Kate Chopin’s ‘Local Color’ Stories.” Southern Quarterly 42.2 (2004): 73–88.

Leder, Priscilla. “Kate Chopin’s Letter to the World: ‘Elizabeth Stock’s One Story.’ ” Amerikastudien/American Studies 49.2 (2004): 159–71.

Martinez, Inez. “Reading for Psyche: Kate Chopin’s The Awakening.” Harvest: International Journal for Jungian Studies 50.2 (2004): 105–19.

Miall, David S. “Episode Structures in Literary Narratives.” Journal of Literary Semantics 33.2 (2004): 111–29.

Mikolchak, Maria. “Kate Chopin’s The Awakening as Part of the Nineteenth-Century American Literary Tradition.” Interdisciplinary Literary Studies 5.2 (2004): 29–49.

Singer, Sandra. “Awakening the Solitary Soul: Gendered History in Women’s Fiction and Michael Cunningham’s the Hours.” Doris Lessing Studies 23.2 (2004): 9–12.

Stein, Allen. “Kate Chopin’s ‘A Pair of Silk Stockings’: The Marital Burden and the Lure of Consumerism.” Mississippi Quarterly 57.3 (2004): 357–68.


Bucher, Christina G. “Perversely Reading Kate Chopin’s ‘Fedora.’ ” Mississippi Quarterly 56.3 (2003): 373–88.

Cho, Ailee. “[Chopin and the Desire of Flight].” Nineteenth Century Literature in English 7.1 (2003): 119–34.

Deneau, Daniel P. “Chopin’s ‘the Story of an Hour.’ ” Explicator 61.4 (2003): 210–13.

Elz, A. E. “The Awakening and A Lost Lady: Flying with Broken Wings and Raked Feathers.” Southern Literary Journal 35.2 (2003): 13–27.

Gibert, Teresa. “The Role of Implicatures in Kate Chopin’s Louisiana Short Stories.” Journal of the Short Story in English 40 (2003): 69–84.

Goddard, Paula. “‘Mrs. Chopin was at Least a Decade Ahead of Her Time’: The Place of The Awakening in the American Canon.” 49th Parallel 11 (2003): np.

Jones, Paul Christian. “A Re-Awakening: Anne Tyler’s Postfeminist Edna Pontellier in Ladder of Years.” Critique 44.3 (2003): 271–83.

Killeen, Jarlath. “Mother and Child: Realism, Maternity, and Catholicism in Kate Chopin’s The Awakening.” Religion and the Arts 7.4 (2003): 413–38.

Nixon, Timothy K. “Same Path, Different Purpose: Chopin’s La Folle and Welty’s Phoenix Jackson.” Women’s Studies 32.8 (2003): 937–56.

Rich, Charlotte. “Reconsidering The Awakening: The Literary Sisterhood of Kate Chopin and George Egerton.” Southern Quarterly 41.3 (2003): 121–36.

Shaker, Bonnie James. “Kate Chopin and the Birth of Young Adult Fiction.” Defining Print Culture for Youth: The Cultural Work of Children’s Literature, edited by Anne Lundin and Wayne A. Wiegand, Libraries Unlimited, 2003, pp. 155–67.

Skredsvig, Kari Meyers. “Mapping Gender: Feminist Cartographies in Kate Chopin’s ‘Regionalist’ Stories.” Revista de Filología y Lingüística de la Universidad de Costa Rica 29.1 (2003): 85–101.

Stein, Allen. “The Kaleidoscope of Truth: A New Look at Chopin’s ‘The Storm.” American Literary Realism 36.1 (2003): 51–64.

Valkeakari, Tuire. “A ‘Cry of the Dying Century’: Kate Chopin, The Awakening, and the Women’s Cause.” NJES: Nordic Journal of English Studies 2.1 (2003): 193–216.

Varley, Jane, and Aimee Broe Erdman. “Working for Judith Shakespeare: A Study in Feminism.” Midwest Quarterly 44.3 (2003): 266–81


Disheroon-Green, Suzanne. “Whither Thou Goest, We Will Go: Lovers and Ladies in The Awakening.” Southern Quarterly 40.4 (2002): 83–96.

Dyer, Joyce. “Reading The Awakening with Toni Morrison.” Southern Literary Journal 35.1 (2002): 138–54.

Maguire, Roberta S. “Kate Chopin and Anna Julia Cooper: Critiquing Kentucky and the South.” Southern Literary Journal 35.1 (2002): 123–37.

Mathews, Carolyn L. “Fashioning the Hybrid Woman in Kate Chopin’s The Awakening.” Mosaic 35.3 (2002): 127–49.

Petruzzi, Anthony P. “Two Modes of Disclosure in Kate Chopin’s The Awakening.” Lit 13.4 (2002): 287–316.

Skredsvig, Kari Meyers. ” ‘Places of the Heart’: Female Regionalist Writers in Nineteenth-Century U.S. Literature.” Revista de Filología y Lingüística de la Universidad de Costa Rica 28.1 (2002): 81–91.

Weinstock, Jeffrey Andrew. “In Possession of the Letter: Kate Chopin’s ‘Her Letters.’ ” Studies in American Fiction 30.1 (2002): 45–62.


Anderson, Maureen. “Unraveling the Southern Pastoral Tradition: A New Look at Kate Chopin’s At Fault.” Southern Literary Journal 34.1 (2001): 1–13.

Bunch, Dianne. “Dangerous Spending Habits: The Epistemology of Edna Pontellier’s Extravagant Expenditures in The Awakening.” Mississippi Quarterly 55.1 (2001): 43–61.

Crosland, Andrew. “Kate Chopin’s ‘Lilacs’ and the Myth of Persephone.” ANQ 14.1 (2001): 31–34.

Pizer, Donald. “A Note on Kate Chopin’s The Awakening as Naturalistic Fiction.” Southern Literary Journal 33.2 (2001): 5–13.

Shaker, Bonnie James. “Kate Chopin and the Periodical: Revisioning the Re-vision.” The Only Efficient Instrument: American Women Writers and the Periodical, edited by Aleta Feinsod Cane and Susan Alves, U of Iowa P, 2001, pp. 78–94.


Barrish, Phillip. “The Awakening‘s Signifying ‘Mexicanist’ Presence.” Studies in American Fiction 28.1 (2000): 65–76.

Bartley, William. “Imagining the Future in The Awakening.” College English 62.6 (2000): 719–46.

Berkove, Lawrence I. “Fatal Self–Assertion in Kate Chopin’s ‘The Story of an Hour.’ ” American Literary Realism 32.2 (2000): 152–58.

Faraudo, Rosario. “El Trágico Vuelo De Icaro. Entramado Mitológico y Simbólico Que Subyace En The Awakening De Kate Chopin” [in Spanish]. Anuario de Letras Modernas 10 (2000): 43–50.

Ferreira, Maria Aline Seabra. “An-Other Jouissance: Secular and Mystical Love in Kate Chopin’s ‘Two Portraits.’ “ Literature and Psychology 46.4 (2000): 42–56.

Fitz, Brewster E. “Kate Chopin’s ‘Désirée’s Baby’: Emancipating the Readers.” Short Story 8.1 (2000): 78–91.

Hutchisson, James M. “‘Elizabeth Stock’s One Story’: Kate Chopin and the Writing Lives of Women.” Topic 50 (2000): 70–76.

McGee, Diane. “The Structure of Dinners in Kate Chopin’s The Awakening.” Proteus 17.1 (2000): 47–51.

Muirhead, Marion. “Articulation and Artistry: A Conversational Analysis of The Awakening.” Southern Literary Journal 33.1 (2000): 42–54.

Staunton, John A. “Kate Chopin’s ‘One Story’: Casting a Shadowy Glance on the Ethics of Regionalism.” Studies in American Fiction 28.2 (2000): 203–34.

Treu, Robert. “Surviving Edna: A Reading of the Ending of The Awakening.” College Literature 27.2 (2000): 21–36.

Yoon, Junggil. “[The Significance of Music in Kate Chopin’s The Awakening].” Journal of English Language and Literature/Yongo Yongmunhak 46.2 (2000): 507–27.

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