Reading Kate Chopin’s “The Awakening” and Zora Neale Hurston’s “Their Eyes Were Watching God” Together: Part I

Matthew Teutsch
5 min readMar 17, 2024

Over the past week, I reread Kate Chopin’s The Awakening (1899) and Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God (1937) in preparation for some upcoming episodes of Classics and Coffee. I’ve read each of these novels multiple times, at various stages in my life, and I’ve taught each of them before…

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Matthew Teutsch

Here, you will find reflections on African American, American, and Southern Literature, American popular culture and politics, and pedagogy.