Kate Chopin Panels at ALA 2022

The Kate Chopin International Society will offer two sponsored panels at the 2022 American Literature Association conference in Chicago, Illinois, May 26–29, 2022.

Roundtable on Teaching Kate Chopin’s Works in Different Contexts

Moderator: Heather Ostman, State University of New York: Westchester Community College

  1. “Teaching the Frame Story in Kate Chopin’s ‘A Lady of Bayou St. John’ and ‘La Belle Zoraide,’” Katie Frye, Pepperdine University
  2. “Teaching Kate Chopin in Saint Louis: Deep Mapping, Undergraduate Research, and Scholarship in Place,” Andy Harper, Saint Louis University
  3. The Sleeping Beauties: Using a Neurologist’s Work to Ground the Teaching of Kate Chopin for Interdisciplinary Studies,” Jennifer Tianen (McQuillan), West Bloomfield High School
  4. “Teaching Critical Regionalism with Chopin’s Primary Texts,” Cory Lock, St. Edward’s University
  5. “White Women; Black Hair—Or, Some Problems of Representation and Refiguration in Teaching Kate Chopin,” John Staunton, Eastern Michigan University

New Approaches to Kate Chopin’s Fiction

Chair: Bernard Koloski, Mansfield University

  1. “Onomatopoeia, Idolatry, and The Awakening,” Jack Kerkering, Loyola University Chicago
  2. “Implicit Circles of Connection in Kate Chopin’s The Awakening,” Jennifer Pliego, Empire State College
  3. “Moving Beyond Spinsterhood: The Social Reality of a Spinster and Walking Towards a New Feminine Identity in Chopin’s ‘A Sentimental Soul,’” Heidi Podlasli-Labrenz, Universität Bremen, Germany

Times and room numbers for the two panels will appear in the AL A conference program.

You are invited to join our open business meeting immediately after one of the panels.


If you want to read about Kate Chopin presentations at the American Literature Association conferences and other conferences since 2005, you may want to check the details of the presentations.

If you’re looking for another conference where you could present your work, you may want to check the University of Pennsylvania site.