Kate Chopin Panels at ALA 2021


By the Editors of KateChopin.org

The Kate Chopin International Society offered two sponsored panels at the 2021 American Literature Association conference in Boston, Massachusetts. The annual meeting of the American Literature Association had been rescheduled to July 7-11, 2021.

Approaches to Teaching Kate Chopin Round Table

Chair:  David Z. Wehner, Mount St. Mary’s University 

  1. “A Philosophical Approach to Teaching Kate Chopin’s ‘The Storm,’” Linda Crenshaw, Austin Peay State University (Virtual presentation)
  2.  “’Never again to belong to another then herself’: Teaching The Awakening as an Introduction to Feminist Theory in Literature Classrooms,” Chelsea Fabian, University of Missouri-Columbia and Britt Wilson, Salisbury University
  3. “Explaining the Concept of ‘Window’ in Chopin’s Works as a Literary Vehicle,” Sonika Islam, Eastern University-Bangladesh (Virtual presentation) 
  4. “Reimagining the End of Kate Chopin’s The Awakening as Critical, Creative Practice,” Christina Katopodis, City University of New York (Virtual presentation)

Exploring and Comparing Kate Chopin’s Writing Through Food and Family

Chair:  Kathryn O’Donoghue, Suffolk County Community College-Grant  

  1. “Eating Their Words: The Connection Between Food and Speech in The Awakening,” Ann V. Bliss, Texas A&M University-San Antonio
  2. “Edna’s ‘Uneven, Impulsive’ Relationship to Childhood, Motherhood, and the American Family’s Structure in Kate Chopin’s The Awakening,” Madeline Gottlieb, Binghampton University (Virtual presentation)
  3. “Her Life, Her Letters: A Reading of Chopin and Tagore,” Kaberi Chatterjee, Scottish Church College