Dreiser bibliography, 1996

 

Algeo, Ann M. The Courtroom as Forum: Homicide Trials by Dreiser, Wright, Capote, and Mailer. Modern American Literature: New Approaches. New York: Peter Lang, 1996.

Applegate, Edd. “Theodore Dreiser 1871-1945.” Literary Journalism. A Biographical Dictionary of Writers and Editors Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1996. 

Blake, L. “The American City in Literature 1820-1930.” Ph.D. dissertation, U of Cambridge, England, 1996. “William Dean Howells and Theodore Dreiser are discussed as realists whose urban novels emerged from a self-conscious synthesis of ante-bellum idealism and machine age materialism.”

Brennan, Stephen C. “Humanism in Dreiser’s The Bulwark.” Dreiser Studies 27.2 (1996): 22-38.

Brinkley, Douglas. “Road Book: The most American of American literary genres is nearly as old as the motorcar itself.” American Heritage 47.7 (Nov. 1996): 56-63. Discusses Dreiser’s A Hoosier Holiday, which “brought the automobile to the forefront of American literature.”
Source: Elder, Shane and Stephen C. Brennan. “A Dreiser Checklist, 1993-1997.” Dreiser Studies 31.2 (2000): 39-57

Cohen, Philip. “Is There a Text in This Discipline? Textual Scholarship and American Literary Studies.” American Literary History 8.4 (1996): 728-44.

Cohen, Philip. Review of Jennie Gerhardt, ed. James L. W. West, III. American Literary History 8.4 (1996): 732-37. “West approaches Jennie Gerhardt’s textual situation from the tradition of eclectic editing. He selects the copy composite manuscript rather than the 1911 edition as his copy text, and he critically emends it with variants from other texts so as to approximate what Dreiser intended to publish.” 

Conn, Peter. Pearl S. Buck: A Cultural Biography. Cambridge, England; New York: Cambridge UP, 1996. 208, 417 (n 1). Quotes comment by Buck, upon learning that she had won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1938, that the award “should have gone to Dreiser.’” A footnote cites Ross Terrill’s statement — made in a television documentary on Buck’s life — to the effect that Buck received a “fairly rude” letter from Dreiser after the award was announced. 

Corkin, Stanley. “Sister Carrie and the Natural Power of Things.” Realism and the Birth of the Modern United States: Cinema, Literature and Culture. Athens: U of Georgia P, 1996. 79-104.

Davies, Jude. “Theodore Dreiser and Femininity: Gendering Nature in Naturalism.” Borderlines: Studies in American Culture (Centre for American Studies, University of Swansea) 3.1 (1996): 77-88.

DeHart, Bruce J. Review of Dreiser’s Russian Diary (A96.2). Dreiser Studies 27.2 (1996): 44-46.

DeMarco, Jennifer Ann. “Theodore Dreiser and the Politics of Fiction: A Textual Analysis.” Master’s thesis, U of Connecticut, 1996. v + 85 pp.

Den Tandt, Christophe. “Amazons and Androgynes: Overcivilization and the Redefinition of Gender Roles at the Turn of the Century.” American Literary History 8.4 (1996): 639-64. Comments on The “Genius”. 

Dowell, Richard W. ” ‘There Was Something Mystic About It’: The Composition of Sister Carrie by Dreiser, et al.” Biographies of Books: The Compositional Histories of Notable American Writings. Ed. James Barbour and Tom Quirk. Columbia: U of Missouri P, 1996. 131-59.

Duffus, Robert L. “Too Big to Write Smaller.” New York Times Book Review 6 Oct 1996: 24. Reprint of review of An American Tragedy (New York Times Book Review, 10 January 1926).

Eaton, Mark Andrew. “Critical Mass: Negotiations of Mass Culture in American Novels, 1885-1945.” Ph.D. dissertation, Boston U, 1996. 382 pp. DAI 57 (1996): 1135A. Focuses on novels of Henry James, Wharton, Dos Passos, Dreiser, Richard Wright, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Nathanael West. Chapter 4 discusses how Dreiser’s An American Tragedy and Wright’s Native Son redefine success as celebrity and disclose how celebrity preoccupies the movies and newspapers that condition their consumers.  

Fredrickson, Kathy. “Dreiser’s ‘The Girl in the Coffin’; or, What’s Death Got to Do with It?” Dreiser Studies 27.1 (1996): 3-19.

Giles, James R. Review of Theodore Dreiser: Beyond Naturalism. Style (30:3) Fall 1996, 523-24.

Gordeeva, Elena Ur’evna. Filosofskie osnovy tvorchestva T. Draizera i ego obshchestvennaia pozitsia v 30e gody. Novyi kurs F. Ruzvelta: znachenie dlya SShA i Rossii. [Filosophical background of T. Dreiser’s works and his social standing in the 1930s. T. Roosevelt’s new policy and its meaning for the U.S.A. and Russia]. Association for US Studies International conference proceedings. Moscow, 1996, pp. 228-236 Гордеева, Елена Юрьевна. Философские основы творчества Т. Драйзера и его общественная позиция в 30-е годы // Новый курс Ф. Рузвельта: значение для США и России: Материалы научной конференции Ассоциации изучения США. – М., 1996. – С. 228-23 

Gordeeva, Elena Ur’evna. Problema prototipa v “Trilogii Zhelania” T. Draizera (ot fakta k khudozhestvennomu obobshcheniu). Sintez kulturnykh traditsii v khudozhestvennom proizvedenii. [The problem of a prototype in t. dreiser’s ‘Trilogy of Desire’ (from a fact to creative generalization). Synthesis of cultural traditions in artwork]. N. Novgorod, 1996. pp. 176-181 Гордеева, Елена Юрьевна. Проблема прототипа в “Трилогии желания” Т. Драйзера (от факта к художественному обобщению) // Синтез культурных традиций в художественном произведении. – Н. Новгород, 1996. – С. 176-181 

Gordeeva, Elena Ur’evna. Teodor Draizer i “amerikanskaia mechta” (na materiale “Trilogii zhelania”). Ideino-khudozhestvennoe mnogoobrazie zarubezhnykh literatur novogo in noveishego vremeni. [Theodore Dreiser and the “American Dream” (Based on the Trilogy of Desire). Ideological and artistic diversity of foreign literatures in the new age]. Moscow, 1996. pp. 21-28 Гордеева, Елена Юрьевна. Теодор Драйзер и “американская мечта” (на материале “Трилогии желания”) // Идейно-художественное многообразие зарубежных литератур нового и новейшего времени. – М., 1996. – С. 21-28 

Gordeeva, Elena Iur’evna. ‘Trilogia zhelaniia’ T. Draizera: Filosofskaia kontseptsiia i avtorskaia tochka zreniia. [T. Dreiser’s ‘The Trilogy of Desire’: philosophical concept and author’s viewpoint]. Dissertation for the degree of a candidate of philological science. N. Novgorod, 1996. Гордеева, Елена Юрьевна. “Трилогия желания” Т. Драйзера: Философская концепция и авторская точка зрения. Дис. … канд. филол. наук. Н. Новгород, 1996 

Greb, Mary Catherine. “Tragedy Transformed: The Fallen Woman in the Novels of Thomas Hardy and Theodore Dreiser.” Ph.D. dissertation, U of Kansas, 1996. 172 pp. DAI 57 (1997): 3008A.

Gunning, Sandra. Race, Rape, and Lynching: The Red Record of American Literature, 1890-1912. New York; Oxford, England: Oxford UP, 1996. 26, 49-50. Discusses Dreiser’s story “Nigger Jeff,” focusing on “the possibilities and limitations of a white envisioning of the black home ravaged by the practice of lynching.” 

Gurstein, Rochelle. The Repeal of Reticence: A History of America’s Cultural and Legal Struggles over Free Speech, Obscenity, Sexual Liberation, and Modern Art New York: Hill and Wang, 1996.

Hakutani, Yoshinobu. Richard Wright and Racial Discourse. Columbia: U of Missouri P, 1996. Passim. Extensively discusses Dreiser’s “Nigger Jeff” and An American Tragedy in relation to Wright’s works. 

Hammond, Deborah A. “A Project in Set Design for An American Tragedy: The Case of Clyde Griffiths.” Master’s project (M.F.A.), San Diego State U, 1996. vii + 46 pp.

Hapke, Laura. Review of Theodore Dreiser’s Ev’ry Month, ed. Nancy Warner Barrineau. Dreiser Studies 27.2 (1996): 46-8.

Henshaw, William Gordon. “Class Strata As Seen Through Costumes: A Project in Costume Design for the Play An American Tragedy.” Master’s project (M.F.A.), San Diego State U, 1996. vi + 118 pp.

Hutchisson, James M. “The Revision of Theodore Dreiser’s Financier.” Journal of Modern Literature 20.2 (1996): 199-213.

Knight, Bill, ed. The Eye of the Reporter: Literature’s Heritage in the Press. Illinois: n.p., 1996.

Martin, Edward A., ed. In Defense of Marion: The Love of Marion Bloom and H.L. Mencken. Athens, GA: U of Georgia P, 1996. Tells of the Mencken-Marion Bloom affair through selections from their letters and diaries and writings and those of contemporaries including Dreiser and Estelle Bloom, Marion’s sister and Dreiser’s lover and editorial assistant.

Mathews, Carolyn Louise. “Fabricating Identities: Dress in American Realist Novels, 1880-1925.” Ph.D. dissertation, U of North Carolina, 1996. 378 pp. DAI 57 (1997): 5152A. Includes chapter on Sister Carrie.  

Maud, Ralph. Charles Olson’s Reading: A Biography. Carbondale: Southern Illinois UP, 1996. 14-15. Provides information about Olson’s acquisition of books by Dreiser and about when Olson probably developed an interest in Dreiser. 

McNamara, Kevin R. ” ‘Makers of Delight’: Sister Carrie and the Romance of Metropolitan Life.” Urban Verbs: Arts and Discourses of American Cities. Stanford, CA: Stanford UP, 1996, 56-92. See also McNamara, Kevin Richard. “Urban Verbs: Representations of the City in American Modernism.” Diss. U of California, Irvine, 1991. DAI 52A (1991): 1331A.

“Memories of Chester and Billy: Program Booklet of a Public Humanities Symposium Exploring Theodore Dreiser’s Landmark Novel, An American Tragedy, February 16-March 27, 1996.” San Diego: Production Center for Documentation and Drama, San Diego State U, 1996.

Merish, Lori. “Engendering Naturalism: Narrative Form and Commodity Spectacle in U.S. Naturalist Fiction.” Novel: A Forum on Fiction 29.3 (1996): 319-45. Focuses on Dreiser’s Sister Carrie and Edith Wharton’s The House of Mirth.
Source: Elder, Shane and Stephen C. Brennan. “A Dreiser Checklist, 1993-1997.” Dreiser Studies 31.2 (2000): 39-57

Miller, Donald L. City of the Century: The Epic of Chicago and the Making of America. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1996. 190, 195-96, 262-63, 279-81, 524, 530-31, passim. Includes several passages on Dreiser with discussions of Sister Carrie; Dreiser and other Chicago writers with whom he was associated; and home builder Samuel Eberly Gross who was the model for the character Samuel E. Ross in Dreiser’s Jennie Gerhardt.

Milton, Joyce. Tramp: The Life of Charlie Chaplin. New York: HarperCollins, 1996. 429-30.

Mueller, Lisel. “For a Thirteenth Birthday.” Alive Together: New and Selected Poems. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State UP, 1996. 109-110. A poem by German-born American poet Lisel Mueller referencing Dreiser and Sister Carrie.  

Müller, Kurt. “Theodore Dreiser, Jennie Gerhardt, The University of Pennsylvania Dreiser Edition. Eds. James L. West III. gen. ed. Thomas P. Riggio. textual ed. James L. West III, Lee Ann Draud.” American Studies/Amerikastudien 41 (1996): 311-17. 

Müller, Kurt. Review of New Essays on Sister Carrie, by Donald Pizer Amerikastudien / American Studies 41:4 (1996): 709. 

Murayama, Kiyohiko. “‘Two Mothers Were Weeping and Praying’: Formula Recycled in Theodore Dreiser’s Fiction.” College Language Association Journal 39.3 (1996): 380-93.

O’Connor, John J. Review of Sexualizing Power in Naturalism: Theodore Dreiser and Frederick Philip Grove, by Irene Gammel. University of Toronto Quarterly 66.1 (1996): 369-71. 

Perkins, Priscilla Ashley. ” ‘Each One as She May’: Intelligence, Childbirth, and Narrative Interiority in Early Twentieth-Century American Fiction.” Ph.D. dissertation, Rutgers, The State U of New Jersey, 1996. DAI 57 (1996): 684A. 347 pp. Examines narratives by Frank Norris, Gertrude Stein, Dreiser (The “Genius”), and Nell Larsen in the context of early twentieth-century discourses about “intelligence.”
Source: Elder, Shane and Stephen C. Brennan. “A Dreiser Checklist, 1993-1997.” Dreiser Studies 31.2 (2000): 39-57

Peterson, James M. “Playboy’s History of the Sexual Revolution Part I: 1900-1910.” Playboy 43.12 (1996): 66-84.

Pizer, Donald. “‘True Art Speaks Plainly:’ Theodore Dreiser and the Late Nineteenth-Century American Debate over Realism and Naturalism.” Nineteenth-Century Prose 23.2 (1996): 76-89.

Premo, Diane G. Review of Dreiser’s Russian Diary, ed. Thomas P. Riggio and James L. W. West II (1996). Library Journal 1 Nov. 1996: 66-68.

Rand, Francesca. “Theodore Dreiser and the Social Gospel.” Master’s thesis, State U College of New York at Buffalo, 1996. 51 pp. State U College at Buffalo, 1996.

A Reader’s Guide to Twentieth-Century Writers. Ed. Peter Parker. Oxford, England: Oxford UP, 1996.  

Review of Dearest Wilding: A Memoir; with Love Letters from Theodore Dreiser, by Yvette Eastman. Indiana Magazine of History 92.3 (1996): 285-86 

Rhodes, Chip. “Twenties Fiction, Mass Culture, and the Modern Subject.” American Literature 68 (1996): 385-404.

Riggio, Thomas P. “Following Dreiser, Seventy Years Later.” The American Scholar 65.4 (1996): 569-77.

Riggio, Thomas P. Introduction. “‘Gold Teeth’: A Minor American Tragedy,” by Theodore Dreiser. Dreiser Studies 27.2 (1996): 3-27.

Riggio, Thomas P. Introduction. Dreiser’s Russian Diary. Ed. Thomas P. Riggio and James L. W. West III. U of Pennsylvania Dreiser Edition. Philadelphia: U of Pennsylvania P, 1996, pp. 1-19. 

Riggio, Thomas P. Preface. Dreiser’s Russian Diary. Ed. Thomas P. Riggio and James L. W. West III. U of Pennsylvania Dreiser Edition. Philadelphia: U of Pennsylvania P, 1996, pp. xi-xii.

Schroth, Raymond A. “Justice as Focus Groups, Big Royalties, and Geraldo.” National Catholic Reporter 33.8 (1996): 11.

Schurman, Lydia Cushman. “Theodore Dreiser and His Street and Smith Circle.” Dime Novel Roundup 65.6 (1996): 183-95.

Schwarzer, Andrew. “Cheering with Eyes Averted: Businessmen and Speculators in the Novels of Howells, Norris, and Dreiser.” Ph.D. dissertation, U of Missouri. 1996. 220 pp. DAI 57 (1997): 5154A.

Sucheta. The Novels of Theodore Dreiser. Creative New Literature. New Delhi, India: Creative Books, 1996. A revision of the author’s Ph.D. dissertation, Jammu U, Jammu, India, 1992.

Swarnalatha, K. “The Moral World of Theodore Dreiser: A Feminist View.” Ph.D. dissertation, Kakatiya U, India, 1996. 

Talty, Stephan. “Canonizers Behind Closed Doors.” New York Times Magazine 6 Oct 1996: 36.

Talty, Stephan. Review of Dearest Wilding: A Memoir, with Love Letters from Theodore Dreiser (1995). Sewanee Review 104.4 (1996): lxxxvi-lxxxvii.

Teres, Harvey M. Renewing The Left: Politics, Imagination, and the New York Intellectuals. New York; Oxford: Oxford UP, 1996. 105, 160-61, 266-68. Reexamines criticisms of Dreiser by critic Lionel Trilling vis-à-vis the views of Popular Front and leftist critics.  

“Theodore (Herman Albert) Dreiser 1871-1945.” A Reader’s Guide to Twentieth-Century Writers. Ed. Peter Parker. Oxford, England: Oxford UP, 1996.  

“Theodore (Herman Albert) Dreiser 1871-1945.” The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-Century Literature in English. Ed. Jenny Stringer. New York: Oxford UP, 1996. 

“Theodore Dreiser 1871-1945.” Encyclopedia of American Biography. Ed. John A. Garraty and Jerome L. Sternstein. New York: HarperCollins, 1996. 

“Theodore Dreiser 1871-1945.” World Authors 1900-1950. Vol. 2. Ed. Martin Seymour-Smith and Andrew Kimmens. New York: Wilson, 1996. 745-48.

West, James L.W. III. “The Chapter Titles in Sister Carrie: A Problem in Dating.” Dreiser Studies 27.2 (1996): 39-43.

West, James L.W. III. Editorial Principles. Dreiser’s Russian Diary. Ed. Thomas P. Riggio and James L. W. West III. U of Pennsylvania Dreiser Edition. Philadelphia: U of Pennsylvania P, 1996, pp. 20-21.

Wilkinson, Myler. The Dark Mirror/T’omnoye Zerkalo: American Literary Response to Russia. Comparative Cultures and Literatures 10. New York: Lang, 1996. 142.

Wirth-Nesher, Hana. “Theodore Dreiser’s Chicago and New York, Sister Carrie.” City Codes: Reading the Modern Urban Novel. New York; Cambridge, England: Cambridge UP, 1996. 65-84, 203-06 (additional comments on Sister Carrie).

Wolff, Andrea. “Dreiser Constructs Russia.” Dreiser Studies 27.1 (1996): 19-35.

Zayani, Mohamed. “Reading the Symptom: Naturalism, Capitalism, and the Open System.” Ph.D. dissertation, Indiana U, 1996. vii + 210 pp. DAI 57 (1997): 3026A. Through a close analysis of the ludic element in Frank Norris’s Vandover and the Brute, desire in Norris’s McTeague, and rhythms in Dreiser’s Sister Carrie, argues that naturalism reflects a society increasingly dominated by the logic of capitalism. .Chapter 4 is entitled “A Rhythmanalytical Approach the Problematic of Everydayness in Sister Carrie.” .See also Zayani, Mohamed. Reading the Symptom: Frank Norris, Theodore Dreiser, and the Dynamics of Capitalism. Modern American Literature: New Approaches 15. New York: Lang, 1999.
Source: Elder, Shane and Stephen C. Brennan. “A Dreiser Checklist, 1993-1997.” Dreiser Studies 31.2 (2000): 39-57

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