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Spring 2002 Work of Literary Merit (WOLM)

The Awakening
by Kate Chopin

To find information about Kate Chopin and her work, try some of the following sources:

Literature Resource Center & Other Databases
Books, Articles and Films on Library Reserve
Selected Web Sites on Kate Chopin and Related Topics
WOLM Lectures at SRJC

What is the Work of Literary Merit (WOLM)?
Previous Semesters' WOLM pages

Literature Resource Center
This online database includes biographical and critical information about Kate Chopin and The Awakening drawn from standard reference books such as Contemporary Authors, Dictionary of Literary Biography and Contemporary Literary Criticism . (SRJC User Name and PIN required for off-campus use.)
Twayne's Authors Series
This database offers biographical information on Kate Chopin as well as detailed discussions of her works. Chapter 8 deals with The Awakening.
InfoTrac Expanded Academic ASAP
InfoTrac Expanded Academic ASAP contains citations to magazine and journal articles on many topics. A search on "chopin kate" (not "kate chopin") will locate numerous articles in online magazines as well as magazines held in the SRJC libraries.

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Books, Articles and Films on Library Reserve for the WOLM

A collection of books and journal articles about Kate Chopin and The Awakening have been placed on reserve in the SRJC libraries for the WOLM project. In addition, several films related to Chopin and her works maybe be viewed in the SRJC libraries. In the Plover Library, ask for books and articles at the Reserve Books window; ask for films at the Media Services window. In the Mahoney Library, ask for books, articles or films at the Circulation Desk.

Web Sites on Kate Chopin and Her Work

Web Sites on New Orleans and Creole Culture

Web Sites on Women in the Nineteenth Century

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WOLM Lecture Series  
Mon. March 18, 3:00 P.M.
Newman Auditorium
The Gilded Cage: Middle Class Women in Nineteenth Century America Anne Donegan, SRJC Instructor
Tues, Mar. 19, 7:00 P.M.
Newman Auditorium
Lost in Dilution": Race, Reproduction, and Natural Selection in Chopin's The Awakening Dr. Kim Hester-Williams, English Instructor, Sonoma State University
Wed. Mar. 20, 12:00 Noon
Newman Auditorium
Kate Chopin's Nights in Acadie; Cajun and Creole Folklife in Literature Will Spires, Anthropology Instructor, SRJC
Thurs. Mar. 21, 7:00 P.M.
Newman Auditorium
Panel Discussion  

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