Kate Chopin in Context: New Approaches

Kate Chopin in Context: New Approaches

Hardcover(1st ed. 2015)

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Featuring essays by scholars from around the globe, Kate Chopin in Context revitalizes discussions on the famed 19th-century author of The Awakening . Expanding the horizons of Chopin's influence, contributors offer readers glimpses into the multi-national appreciation and versatility of the author's works, including within the classroom setting.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781137551795
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 09/10/2015
Series: American Literature Readings in the 21st Century
Edition description: 1st ed. 2015
Pages: 216
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.02(d)

About the Author

Amy Branam Armiento, Frostburg State University, USA Diana Epelbaum, CUNY Graduate Center, USA Bernard Koloski, Independent Scholar, USA Correna Catlett Merricks, Mercer University, USA Eulalia Piñero Gil, Universidad Autónoma of Madrid, Spain Mohanalakshmi Rajakumar, Independent Scholar, USA Geetha Rajeswar, Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar Aparecido Donizete Rossi, São Paulo State University, Brazil Patricia Sehulster, Westchester Community College, SUNY, USA Emily Toth, Louisiana State University, USA Rafael Walker, University of Pennsylvania, USA

Table of Contents

Introduction; Heather Ostman and Kate O'Donoghue
1. Chopin's Enlightened Men; Bernard Koloski
2. Kate Chopin and the Dilemma of Individualism; Rafael Walker
3. "A quick conception of all that this accusation meant for her": The Legal Climate at the Time of "Désirée's Baby"; Amy Branam Armiento
4. The Gothic in Kate Chopin; Aparecido Donizete Rossi
5. "Music Evoked Pictures in Her Mind": Sensory and Artistic Synaesthesia in Kate Chopin's The Awakening; Eulalia Piñero Gil
6. Maternity vs. Autonomy in Chopin's "Regret"; Heather Ostman
7. The "I Hate Edna" Club; Emily Toth
8. Pioneering Chopin's Radical Feminism: Nineteenth-Century Patchwork in Elizabeth Stoddard's The Morgensons; Diana Epelbaum
9. "I'm So Happy; It Frightens Me": Female Genealogy in Kate Chopin's and Pauline Hopkins's Fiction; Corrie Catlett Merricks
10. A Continuum of Growth and Ambiguity: Teaching the New Woman - and Man - in the work of Hawthorne, Harper, Atherton, Chopin, and Dreiser; Patricia Sehulster
11. What Did She Die of? "The Story of an Hour" in the Middle East Classroom; Mohanalakshmi Rajakumar
12. Teaching Chopin through Multimedia; Kate O'Donoghue

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