Dreiser bibliography, 1992


Algeo, Ann M. “The Courtroom as Forum: Homicide Trials by Dreiser, Wright, Capote, and Mailer.” Ph.D. dissertation, Lehigh U. 1992. iv + 220 pp. DAI 53 (1992): 1516A. Published as The Courtroom as Forum: Homicide Trials by Dreiser, Wright, Capote, and Mailer. Modern American Literature: New Approaches. New York: Peter Lang, 1996.

Bardeleben, Renate von. “Dreiser’s English Virgil.” Literature im Kontext — Literature in Context. Festschrift für Horst W. Drescher zum Geburtstag. Ed. Joachim Schwend, Susanne Hagemann, and Hermann Völkel. Scottish Studies. Frankfurt/Main: Peter Lang, 1992. 345-71.

Bardeleben, Renate von. Review of Identität und Rolle bei Theodore Dreiser: eine Untersuchung des Romanwerks unter rollentheoretischem Aspekt by Kurt Müller Amerikastudien / American Studies 37:4 (1992): 683-85. 

Barrineau, Nancy Warner. “Dreiser’s Debt to Balzac.” American Literary Realism 24.2 (1992): 70-80.

Bendjeddou, Yazid. “The Dreiser-Sinclair Relationship.” Revue des Langues 10 (1992): 53-60.  

Bremer, Sidney H. Urban Intersections: Meetings of Life and Literature in United States Cities. Urbana, IL: U of Illinois P, 1992. 71-72, 79. Briefly discusses Sister Carrie as a representative Chicago novel in which the city’s “magnetic” power is emphasized. Comments on The Titan being based on research Dreiser undertook at the Newberry Library in Chicago and as having a “déjà vu effect.”

Bujnyc´ka, T. O. Fil´, T. I. “Osoblyvosti perekladu leksyko-hramatyc?nych povtoriv z determinantamy”[Special features of the German translation of lexical-grammatical repetitions with determinants in Th. Dreiser’s novel “American Tragedy]. Fil: Inozemna filolohija = Inostrannaja filologija (L´viv) 104 (1992): 151-58. 

Carey, G.O. Review of Pennsylvania Edition of Newspaper Days, edited by T. D. Nostwich. Choice 29.9 (1992): 1389-90.

Chesler, Ellen. Woman of Valor: Margaret Sanger and the Birth Control Movement in America. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1992. 101, 200. Contains a couple of mentions of Dreiser: stating that Dreiser taught writing at the Ferrer Center Association (aka Modern School), a progressive school in New York City and noting Dreiser’s attendance at the First American Birth Control Conference in New York in 1921. (The source for the statement that Dreiser taught at the Modern School is not made explicit and the statement may be inaccurate.) 

De Grazia, Edward. Girls Lean Back Everywhere: The Law of Obscenity and the Assault on Genius. New York: Random House, 1992. 98-142, 150-65, passim.

Dong, Hengxun. “Theodore Dreiser: “A Great Writer Who Wrote Badly” [original title]. American Studies Quarterly 2 (1992): 141-153. 董衡巽,「德莱塞:『一位文笔拙劣的大作家』」,美国研究,1992年第2期,頁141-153。 

Eby, Clare Virginia. “The Psychology of Desire: Veblen’s ‘Pecuniary Emulation’ and ‘Invidious Comparison’ in Sister Carrie and An American Tragedy.” Studies in American Fiction 21.2 (1993): 191-208.

Eden, Edward Farrell. “The Work of Women’s Desire in Turn-of-the-Century American Fiction.” Ph.D. dissertation, U of Virginia, 1992. 225 pp. DAI 54 (1993): 519A. Uses Sister Carrie among other works to investigate how women’s desires to escape domesticity were portrayed in turn-of-the-nineteenth century novels.

Fender, Stephen. Sea Changes: British Emigration and American Literature. Cambridge Studies in American Literature and Culture. Cambridge, England; New York: Cambridge UP, 1992. 338-41. Includes discussion of Sister Carrie. 

Filler, Louis. “Theodore Dreiser (1871-1945): Suspended Judgment.” Distinguished Shades: Americans Whose Lives Live On. Ovid, Michigan: Belfry, 1992. 174-80. Provides a sketch and overview of Dreiser’s life and works, interspersed with critical commentary.
Source: Elder, Shane, Frederic E. Rusch, and Stephen C. Brennan. “A Dreiser Checklist, 1992.” Dreiser Studies 31.1 (2000): 63-66.

Gammel, Irene. “Victims of Their Writing: Grove’s In Search of Myself and Dreiser’s The ‘Genius’.” ARIEL 23.3 (1992): 49-70.

Gammel, Irene. “Two Odysseys of ‘Americanization’: Dreiser’s An American Tragedy and Grove’s A Search for America.” Studies in Canadian Literature 17.2 (1992): 129-47.

Gerber, Philip L. “Learning His Craft: Dreiser as Journalist.” Resources for American Literary Study 18.2 (1992): 170-78. Review of Theodore Dreiser’s “Heard in the Corridors”: Articles and Related Writings, ed. T. D. Nostwich and Theodore Dreiser: Journalism, Volume One, ed. T. D. Nostwich.

Gerber, Philip. Theodore Dreiser Revisited. Twayne’s United States Authors Series. New York: Twayne, 1992.

Giles, Paul. “Isolation and Integration: Theodore Dreiser and James T. Farrell.” American Catholic Arts and Fictions: Culture, Ideology, Aesthetics. Cambridge Studies in American Literature and Culture. Cambridge, England: Cambridge UP, 1992. 134-68.

Goodman, Nan. ” ‘A Nation at Risk’: Personal Injury and Liability in American Fiction.” Ph.D. dissertation, Harvard U, 1992, 246 pp. DAI 53 (1993): 3907A. Chapter 3 discusses the preoccupation with probability and the attenuation of causation in the case of Palsgraf v. Long Island R.R. Co. (1928), as well as in Dreiser’s An American Tragedy, Thornton Wilder’s The Bridge of San Luis Rey, and Dos Passos’s U.S.A. trilogy. 

Grazia, Edward. Girls Lean Back Everywhere: The Law of Obscenity and the Assault on Genius. New York: Random, 1992. 98-142, 150-65, passim.

Gross, Klaus-Dieter. “Dreiser: An American Tragedy (1925).” Zwischen Romantik, Naturalismus und Moderne: Strömungen des Realismus in amerikanischen Romanen und Gemälden der Zeit zwischen 1920 und 1940 [Between Romanticism, Naturalism, and Modernism: Trends of Realism in American Novels and Paintings in the Era between 1920 and 1940]. Sprache und Literatur: Regensburger Arbeiten zur Anglistik und Amerkanistik. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 1992. 120-33. A slightly revised version of the author’s Ph.D. dissertation, U Regensburg, 1991. 

Hankey, Leone Sandra. “The Power of Naming: Women and Law in Twentieth Century American Fiction.” Ph.D. dissertation, U of California, Los Angeles, 1992. 317 pp. DAI 53 (1993): 3212A. 

Hapke, Laura. “Defenders Of Her Life: O. Henry and Dreiser.” Tales of The Working Girl: Wage-Earning Women in American Literature, 1890-1925. New York: Twayne; Toronto: Maxwell Macmillan Canada; New York: Maxwell Macmillan International, 1992. 

Hapke, Laura. Tales of the Working Girl: Wage-Earning Women in American Literature, 1890-1925. New York: Twayne, 1992. Twayne’s Literature and Society Series. Ch. 4, “Defenders of Her Life: O’Henry and Dreiser,” pp. 69-85; also 122-23.

Hitt, Jim. “The Rise of Realism: Henry James, Stephen Crane, Edith Wharton, Ellen Glasgow, Theodore Dreiser, Frank Norris, Booth Tarkington.” Words and Shadows: Literature on the Screen. Secaucus, NJ: Carol, 1992. 60-63.

Holdefer, Charles. “Finding a Voice for Sexual Experience in Sister Carrie and Jennie Gerhardt.” pp. 53-66 in Groupe de Recherche et d’Etudes Nord-Américaines, Voix et langages aux Etats-Unis, I. Provence, France: Pubs. de l’Univ. de Provence; 1992. Notes: Actes du colloque des 20, 21 & 22 mars 1992.

Holdefer, Charles. “L’accueil critique des premiers ouvrages de Theodore Dreiser et de Henry Miller: l’evolution des horizons d’attente [The Critical Reception of the Early Works of Theodore Dreiser and Henry Miller: The Evolution of the Horizons of Expectation].” Ph.D. dissertation. U of Paris IV, 1992.

Humma, John B. “Sister Carrie and Thomas Hardy, Regained.” Dreiser Studies 23.1 (1992): 8-26.

Hussman, Lawrence. Review of New Essays on Sister Carrie, edited by Donald Pizer. Antioch Review (50:3) 1992, 592-3. 

King, Daniel P. Review of Theodore Dreiser: An American Journey, 1908-1945 (1990.22). World Literature Today 66.1 (1992): 137-38.

Kinsaul, Lucia A. “The Rudest American Author: Grant Richards’ Assessment of Theodore Dreiser.” Dreiser Studies 23.1 (1992): 27-37.

Lingeman, Richard. “Mencken and Dreiser: Friends, When Speaking.” New York Times Book Review 8 March 1992: 1, 25, 27, 29.

Loughery, John. Alias S. S. Van Dine. New York: Scribner’s, 1992. 13, 26, 112, 118, 135. A biography of Willard Huntington Wright, pioneering art critic and editor of The Smart Set, who numbered Dreiser among his friends and who, under the pseudonym S. S. Van Dine, became a best-selling mystery author.

Maltby, Richard. ” ‘To Prevent the Prevalent Type of Book’: Censorship and Adaptation in Hollywood, 1924-1934.” American Quarterly 44.1 (1992). 554-83.

McCain, Terry James. “The Myth of the American Work Ethic: Sinclair, Dreiser, and Wright.” Master’s thesis, U of Waterloo, Canada. 1992. viii + 97 pp. MAI 31.2 (1993): 568.

Mizuguchi, Shigeo. “Addenda and Corrigenda to Theodore Dreiser: A Primary Bibliography and Reference Guide: Japanese Translations of Writings by Theodore Dreiser.” Dreiser Studies 23.1 (1992): 38-41.

Moreland, Kim, Review of New Essays on Sister Carrie, edited by Donald Pizer. American Studies International 30.2 (1992);108-09.

Morelli-White, Nan. ” ‘When Waters Engulf Us We Reach for a Star’: Psychomachic Struggle in Dreiser’s Sister Carrie.” Dreiser Studies 23.2 (1992): 13-27.

Morozkina, E.A. Draizer o sotsialno-politicheskikh i kulturno-protsvetitelskikh reformakh v Rossii. Rekonstruktsia i peresmotr istorii ameirkanskoi literatury: kanon, feminizm, etnos. Tezisy dokladov konferentsii. [Dreiser on the sociopolitical, cultural and educational reforms in Russia. Reconstruction and reform of American literal history: canon, feminism, ethnicity. Thesis conference notes]. Moscow: MGU, 1992, pp. 142-144. Морозкина Е.А. Драйзер о социально-политических и культурно-просветительских реформах в России // Реконструкция и пересмотр истории американской литературы: канон, феминизм, этнос. Тезисы докладов конференции. Москва, МГУ, 1992, с.142-144. 

Morozkina, E.A. Polemika M. Tvena s G. Spenserom no problemam kartiny mira i chelovechestva. Nauchnaia kartina mira kak fenomen kultury. Tezisy konferentsii. [The Dispute of M. Twain and H. Spencer Concerning Problems of the Picture of World and Humanity: The Scientific Picture of World As a Cultural Phenomenon.] Conference Proceedings. Ufa, 1992, pp. 77-83. Морозкина Е.А. Полемика М.Твена с Г.Спенсером по проблемам картины мира и человечества // Научная картина мира как феномен культуры. Тезисы конференции. Уфа, 1992, с.77-83. 

Morris, Matthew Jerome. “The American Documentary Novel in the Age of John Dos Passos.” Ph.D. dissertation, Cornell U, 1992. vi + 286 pp. DAI 52 (1992): 4331A. Includes chapter on An American Tragedy.

Moss, Marilyn Ann. “Theodore Dreiser.” A Sourcebook of American Literary Journalism: Representative Writers in an Emerging Genre. Ed. Thomas B. Connery. New York: Greenwood, 1992. 143-50

Murayama, Kiyohiko. “Recovering Dreiser’s Criticism of Capitalism.” The American Review 26 (1992): 165-84. The Japanese Association for American Studies Article originally published in English.  

Nathanson, Carol. “Anne Estelle Rice: Theodore Dreiser’s ‘Ellen Adams Wrynn.’ ” Woman’s Art Journal 13.2 (1992-93): 3-11.

Neal, L. J. “Dreiser’s Signatures of the Industrial City: Testing the Myths and Dreams of American Society.” Ph.D. dissertation, Keele U, England, 1992.  

Newlin, Keith. “Expressionism Takes the Stage: Dreiser’s ‘Laughing Gas’.” Journal of American Drama and Theatre 4.1 (1992): 5-22.

Pizer, Donald. “American Naturalism in Its ‘Perfected’ State: The Age of Innocence and An American Tragedy.” Edith Wharton: New Critical Essays. Ed. Alfred Bendixen and Annette Zilversmit. Garland Reference Library of the Humanities. New York: Garland, 1992. 127-41.

Rains, James William, Jr. “Impossible Justice: Theodore Dreiser’s Search for Identity.” Master’s thesis, U of Montana, 1992. 155 pp.  

Review of After Eden: The Secularization of American Space in the Fiction of Willa Cather and Theodore Dreiser, by Conrad E. Ostwalt, Jr. Journal of American Studies 26 (April 1992): 120-22. 

Riggio, Thomas P. “Dreiser and the Limitations of Canonical Acceptance.” Margin to Mainstream: The Broadening of the American Literary Canon: Lectures from a Symposium Held October 29, 1988, in Honor of E. Sculley Bradley by the Philomathean Society. Ed. Eugene A. Bolt Jr. and Constance D. Harsh. Philadelphia: Philomathean Society, 1992. 13-25.

Robins, Natalie S. Alien Ink: The FBI’s War on Freedom of Expression. New York: William Morrow, 1992. 80-84. Discusses surveillance of Dreiser by the FBI, quoting extensively from Dreiser’s FBI file. 

Rusch, Frederic, and Nancy Warner Barrineau. “1990 Supplement to Theodore Dreiser: A Primary Bibliography and Reference Guide.” Dreiser Studies 23.2 (1992): 28-37.

Rusch, Frederic. “Unexpurgated Dreiser.” Review of Pennsylvania Edition of Newspaper Days (1991). Dreiser Studies 23.1 (1992): 45-49.

Ryan, Susan Marie. “Dreiser’s Waifs and Geniuses: The Hierarchy of Judgment in Sister Carrie.” Master’s thesis, U of North Carolina, 1992. iv + 59 pp

Schnackertz, Hermann Josef. Darwinismus und Literarischer Diskurs: Der Dialog mit der Evolutionsbiologie in der Englischen und Amerikanischen Literatur. E. Bulwer-Lytton, S. Butler, J. Conrad, Ch. Darwin, Th. Dreiser, G. Gissing, H. Spencer, K. Vonnegut, H. G. Wells [Darwinism and Literary Discourse: The Dialogue with Evolutionary Biology in English and American Literature: E. Bulwer-Lytton, S. Butler, J. Conrad, Ch. Darwin, Th. Dreiser, G. Gissing, H. Spencer, K. Vonnegut, H. G. Wells]. Munich: Wilhelm Fink, 1992.

Seltzer, Mark. Bodies and Machines. New York: Routledge, 1992. 30-31.

Seret, Roberta. “The ‘Genius’ by Theodore Dreiser.” Voyage into Creativity: The Modern Künstlerroman. Studies in European Thought. New York: Lang, 1992. 143-53.

Sloane, David E. E. Sister Carrie: Dreiser’s Sociological Tragedy. Twayne’s Masterwork Studies. New York: Twayne, 1992.

Stern, Frederick C. “A New Dreiser Biography-For Our Time.” Review 14 (1992): 259-69. Review of Theodore Dreiser: An American Journey, 1908-1945, by Richard Lingeman.

Sterne, Richard C. “Dreiser’s Sense of ‘Injustice’ in An American Tragedy.” Legal Studies Forum 16.3 (1992): 333-51.

Sucheta, Rani. “Social Vision of Theodore Dreiser’s Fiction.” Ph.D. dissertation, U of Jammu, India, 1992. 

“Theodore Dreiser (August 27, 1871 – December 28, 1945).” They Also Wrote for the Fan Magazines: Film Articles by Literary Giants from E. E. Cummings to Eleanor Roosevelt, 1920-1939. Ed. Anthony Slide. Jefferson, NC, and London: McFarland, 1992. 14-20. 

Thomson, David. Showman: The Life of David O. Selznick. New York: Knopf, 1992. 558. 

Tieck, William A. The Locale of Theodore Dreiser’s Kingsbridge Experience. New York: Kingsbridge Historical Society, 1992. Focuses on the various people and places Dreiser described in his posthumously published memoir An Amateur Laborer, during a period when he was living in the Kingsbridge section of the Bronx. NOTE: The book was written by the Bronx County Historian. It was copyrighted and received an ISBN, but was never published. The sole copy belongs to the Kingsbridge Historical Society and is in the possession of the society’s president. Plans were made to publish the book, but this has not occurred yet.

Wallace, Jack E. “The Comic Voice in Dreiser’s Cowperwood Narrative.” On Humor. Ed. Louis J. Budd and Edwin H. Cady. The Best from American Literature. Durham: Duke UP, 1992. Reprints article published in American Literature 53 (March 1981). 

Wallner, Elisabeth. “Female and Male Sexuality in Selected Naturalistic Novels.” Master’s thesis (Dipl.-Arb.), Graz U, Austria, 1992, 100 pp.

Weber, Ronald. The Midwestern Ascendancy in American Writing. Midwestern History and Culture. Bloomington: Indiana UP, 1992. 55-68, 87-90, 98-100 passim.

West, James L.W. III. “C. B. De Camp and Jennie Gerhardt.” Dreiser Studies 23.1 (1992): 2-7.

Wexler, Alice. “Emma Goldman and the Anxiety of Biography.” In The Challenge of Feminist Biography: Writing the Lives of Modern American Women. Ed. Sara Alpern, Joyce Antler, Elisabeth Israels Perry, and Ingrid Winther Scobie. Women in American History. Urbana, IL: U of Illinois P, 1992. 38. 

Zaluda, Scott. “Between Wonder and Entanglement: Fictions of Community and Theodore Dreiser’s Sister Carrie.” Ph.D. dissertation, City U of New York, 1992. iv +320 pp. DAI 53 (1993): 4325A.

Zaluda, Scott. “Hurstwood and Tammany, ‘An All-Controlling Power’.” Dreiser Studies 23.2 (1992): 3-12.


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