Kate Chopin in the Twenty-First Century: New Critical Essays Heather Ostman

ISBN: 9781847186478

Published: August 1st 2008

Hardcover

162 pages


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Kate Chopin in the Twenty-First Century: New Critical Essays  by  Heather Ostman

Kate Chopin in the Twenty-First Century: New Critical Essays by Heather Ostman
August 1st 2008 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 162 pages | ISBN: 9781847186478 | 4.75 Mb

The essays in Kate Chopin in the Twenty-First Century update Chopin scholarship, creating pathways, both broad and narrow, for study in a new century. Given Chopins atypical literary career and her frequent writing about unconventional themes forMoreThe essays in Kate Chopin in the Twenty-First Century update Chopin scholarship, creating pathways, both broad and narrow, for study in a new century. Given Chopins atypical literary career and her frequent writing about unconventional themes for her time-such as divorce, infidelity, and suicide-she may have approved such approaches as the essays here suggest.

This collection of essays offers readers newer ways of thinking about Chopins works. They break away from the familiar trends of the feminist considerations of her work, ranging from her short stories, to her lesser-known novel, At Fault, to her best-known work, The Awakening. Part one introduces interdisciplinary themes for reading culture in Chopin, including urban living and theatre as a lens for viewing New Orleanss social and class stratifications- the importance of music-a central interest of Chopins-in her texts- and the cultural relevance of Vogue magazine, where eighteen of Chopins stories were first published.

Part two identifies important and overlapping concerns of religion, race, class, and gender within the contexts of selected short works. And part three offers fresh readings of The Awakening, using the lens of race, as well as the lens of class to reconsider protagonist Edna Pontelliers transformation and her dependency upon the rights of privilege within a specific cultural context.

Together, all of the essays in the collection, by both established and newer scholars, help to usher Chopins work into the twenty-first century.



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