Web Sites on Kate Chopin

 "A Woman Far Ahead of Her Time." Essay by Ann Bail Howard, Great Plain Chatauqua Society site.

On Kate Chopin (Paul Reuben's Site)
There are two pictures and a fine bibliography of works about Chopin from Paul Reuben's Perspectives in American Literature.

Visit Chopin's home and Grand Isle with "The Literary Traveler"

Kate Chopin: Ahead of her Time A biography of Kate Chopin by Christina Ker

Student Projects
Kate Chopin  On the Domestic Goddesses site. This includes a biography, bibliography, and a number of critical essays on Chopin's work (primarily from students).

My Kate Chopin Page
A student project done by Audrey Hoffman for a distance learning course at Kutztown University in spring 1997, this site has essays on Chopin's life and writing, a good photograph, and bibliographies of Chopin's works and criticism (as well as some summaries of criticism on The Awakening).

Kate Chopin Page
This site was created by four students at Assumption College and it focuses primarily on The Awakening. It includes a photograph of Kate Chopin and her children.

On-Line Works by Kate Chopin

Study Text of "The Story of an Hour"
Text with response prompts and notes on relevant literary terminology from San Diego State University.

Kate Chopin SiteDocumenting the American South (UNC-Chapel Hill) presents a brief biography and three Chopin books: The Awakening, A Night in Acadie, and Bayou Folk. Particularly related to "The Story of an Hour" are "Athenaise" and "A Respectable Woman."

The Awakening (1896); Ozeme's Holiday (1896); Regret (1895).
The full texts (html) are available from the University of Virginia Electronic Text Project.

Literary and Historical Context

Romanticism, Realism, Naturalism, and Local Color
Essay by Neal Wyatt on the literary "movements" most closely related to her writing.

The Historical Context of Kate Chopin's Writings
This short essay considers Chopin's knowledge of Creole culture and literary issues of her time. This is part of Trent Sutton's University of Texas site on Kate Chopin and Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Southern Literature: Women Writers.
A brief article on Southern women writers by Patricia Evans with a bibliography.

Late Nineteenth-Century: Naturalism
This overview of the movement of naturalism in American Literature comes from Paul Reuben's on-line Perspectives in American Literature.

Louisiana Local Color: Short Stories of Alice Dunbar-Nelson and Kate Chopin
A paper by Bryan Bourn on these two writers as "local-color" writers.