Publications and Courses


Dagmar Pegues, Tereza Kynclová (eds.) Cesta Amerikou: Antologie povídek regionálních spisovatelek. (Across America: Anthology of Stories by American Women Regionalists). Brno: Host, August 2011. (ISBN 978-80-7294-382-1) - review: Recenze "Divné mury"

Dagmar Pegues. "Removing the Pedestal: The Bad Belle as the Vessel of Veiled Critique of Southern Patriarchy. A Review of The Belle Gone Bad: White Southern Women Writers and the Dark Seductress." Litteraria Pragensia 20.40 (December 2010): 149 – 152.

Dagmar Pegues. "Fear and Desire: Regional Aesthetics and Colonial Desire in Kate Chopin's Portrayals of the Tragic Mulatta Stereotype." The Southern Literary Journal. 43.1 (Fall 2010): 1 – 22. (ISSN 0038-4291)

Dagmar Pegues "Kaleidoscopic Vision of Kate Chopin's Fiction and Life: The Twenty-first Century Response to the Genre of Local Color. A Review of The Cambridge Companion to Kate Chopin." Litteraria Pragensia 19.38 ( December 2009):100-105. (ISSN 0862-8424)

Dagmar Pegues "Regional Aesthetics: Formation of Identities and Stereotypes in the Fiction of Grace King and Kate Chopin." Brno Studies in English 35. 1 (September 2009): 123 - 148. (ISSN 0524-6881)



  • March 26 - 30, 2008, New Orleans, Louisiana - 22nd Annual Tennessee Williams Literary Festival
  • April 17 - 20, 2008, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia - "Southern Roots and Routes: Origins, Migrations, Transformations", Biannual Conference of the Society for the Study of Southern Literature
  • May 22 - 25, 2008, San Francisco, California - 19th Annual Conference of the American Literature Association: "Regional Aesthetics: The Role of Region in Construction of Gender- and Race-Based Identities and Stereotypes in the Work of Kate Chopin and Grace King."
  • February 4 - 6, 2010, Brno, Czech Republic - 9th Brno Conference of British, American and Canadian Studies: "Cultural Identity in Louisiana Regionalist Fiction: Race and Desire"
  • April 8-11, 2010, New Orleans, Louisiana - Society for the Study of Southern Literature Conference: "Limits of Representation of Racial "Otherness": Grotesque Portrayals of the Mammy Stereotype in Kate Chopin's Fiction"

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  • May 27-30,  2010, San Francisco, California - 23rd Annual Conference of the American Literature Association: "The Colorful Colored Body: Region-Specific Representations of the "Tragic Mulatta" Stereotype in the Fiction of Alice Dunbar-Nelson and Grace King" (Session 1 "Southern Writing beyond Black and White" organised by the Society for the Study of Southern Literature)

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  • October 14-16, 2010, Albuquerque, New Mexico - RMMLA Conference
  • July 14-17, 2011, Oxford, Mississippi - Southern Writers/Southern Writing Graduate Conference: "Motherhood vs. Mammyhood: Maternal Concepts Subverted by the Louisiana Region-Specific Local Color Paradigm"
  • September 20 - 23, 2012, Berry College, Atlanta, GA - Southern Women Writers Conference: "Crosscurrents of Regional Identity and Self-Definition: From the Tragic Mulatta Stereotype toward the New Mestiza Consciousness"


American Regionalist Fiction of the 19th Century and its Reception in the 20th Century
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