Dreiser bibliography, 1997



Amano, Kyoko. “The Influence of Horatio Alger on Theodore Dreiser’s Novels.” Master’s thesis, Indiana State U, 1997. v + 87 pp.

Amrane, Nadjia. “Anxiety in Dreiser’s Novels,” dissertation (doctorat d’Etat), U of Algiers, 1997. xi + 539 pp.

Bassis, Irina. “Crossing Cultures with Carrie Meeber and Theodore Dreiser.” Master’s thesis, Iowa State U, 1997. 82 pp.

Bassis, Irina. “Notable Elements in the Translation of Sister Carrie into Russian.” Dreiser Studies 28.1 (1997): 35-51.

Bellamy, John Stark II. “Dreiser Verbiage Litters Landscape.” Review of A Hoosier Holiday (A97.1). Plain Dealer (Cleveland) 13 July 1997. Books Section, pg. 11I.

Brinkley, Douglas. “A Chant of Middle America: Theodore Dreiser, A Hoosier Holiday, and the Birth of the Road Book.” Traces of Indiana and Midwestern History 9.1 (1997): 4.

Brinkley, Douglas. Introduction. A Hoosier Holiday, by Theodore Dreiser. Bloomington: Indiana UP, 1997.

Campbell, Donna M. “Dreiser, London, Crane, and the Iron Madonna.” Resisting Regionalism: Gender and Naturalism in American Fiction, 1885-1915. Athens, OH: Ohio UP, 1997. 109-45. Reprinted in American Naturalism. Ed. Harold Bloom. Bloom’s Period Studies. Philadelphia: Chelsea House, 2004. 299-337.

Casey, Roger N. Textual Vehicles: The Automobile in American Literature. General Studies in American Popular History and Culture. New York and London: Garland, 1997. 24-25, 28, 35. Quotes from A Hoosier Holiday to illustrate conceptions of travel (by automobile and train) in American literature. 

Claman, Elizabeth Monteith. “Refiguring Ill Repute: Representations of Prostitute Women in the United States (1880-1920) and France (1945-1977).” Ph.D. dissertation, U of Oregon, 1997. 432 pp. DAI 58 (1998): 4638A. Includes a discussion of “unruly women” in the works of Dreiser and David Graham Phillips.

Davies, Jude. Review of Dreiser’s Russian Diary, ed. Thomas P. Riggio and James L. W. West, III. Borderlines: Studies in American Culture (Centre for American Studies, University of Swansea) 4:2 (1997), 190-91. 

Delbanco, Andrew. “Lyrical Dreiser.” Required Reading: Why Our American Classics Matter Now. New York: Farrar, Strauss, and Giroux, 1997. 133-54.

Donovan, Nancy McIlvaine. “American Tragedies: Representations of Crime and the Law in Twentieth Century Discourse.” Ph.D. dissertation, Miami U, 1997. 275 pp. DAI 58 (1998): 3920A. The opening chapter, “Dreiser’s Paradigm,” discusses the prototypical “American Tragedy” murder.

Elliott, Mary Josephine. ” ‘The Intelligence of a Nation’: Mark Twain, Willa Cather, and Theodore Dreiser in the Age of Andrew Carnegie.” Ph.D. dissertation, Boston College, 1997. ii + 280 pp. DAI 58 (1998): 4652A. Examines the ways in which Mark Twain, Willa Cather, and Dreiser were implicated in and responded to the cultural projects of Andrew Carnegie, the Pittsburgh steel baron. Chapter One examines Cather’s and Dreiser’s Pittsburgh journalism as their engagement with nationalism and patriotism serving Carnegie, George Westinghouse, and an evolving corporate state. Chapter Four argues that Dreiser’s Pittsburgh journalistic apprenticeship led him to associate sentimentalism and this feminized, corporate workforce with Carnegie’s cultural philanthropy and the emerging corporate class which Carnegie’s program empowered.
Source: Elder, Shane and Stephen C. Brennan. “A Dreiser Checklist, 1993-1997.” Dreiser Studies 31.2 (2000): 39-57

Epstein, Joseph. “Dreiser’s Great Good Girl”. IN Life Sentences: Literary Essays. New York: Norton, 1997. 308-21. Reprint of 93.11.

Ernst, Monty Lee. “Dubious Battles: Closure, Capitalism, and the Limitations of Form in Literary Naturalism.” Ph.D. dissertation, U of Toledo, 1997. 179 pp. DAI 58 (1997): 1707A. “Beyond Form and History: Dreiser’s An American Tragedy and Doctorow’s The Book of Daniel” (thesis chapter).

Gallert, Petra Martina. “UR-Texts and the Historiography of Knowledge: How Restored Versions of American Novels Have Fared in Cultural Discourse.” Ph.D. dissertation, U of Delaware, 1997. x + 202 pp. DAI 58 (1998): 166A “Beginning in the 1960s, a number of problematic texts were restored as closely as possible to what textual scholarship could determine to be the author’s original intention. In the process, editorial theories were tested and refined.” Texts examined include Melville’s Billy Budd, Sailor; Twain’s The Mysterious Stranger manuscripts; Crane’s Maggie: A Girl of the Streets and The Red Badge of Courage; and Dreiser’s Sister Carrie.
Source: Elder, Shane and Stephen C. Brennan. “A Dreiser Checklist, 1993-1997.” Dreiser Studies 31.2 (2000): 39-57

Gammel, Irene. “Dearest Wilding: Dreiser’s Sexual Rhetoric in Journals and Letters.” Excavatio 10 (1997): 21-33.

Gordeeva, Elena Ur’evna. T. Draizer i L. Tolstoi. Voprosy vzaimovliiania literatur. [T. Dreiser and L. Tolstoi. The questions of mutual influence of literatures]. N. Novgorod, 1997. pp. 81-85 Гордеева, Елена Юрьевна. Т. Драйзер и Л. Толстой // Вопросы взаимовлияния литератур. Н.Новгород, 1997. С. 81-85 

Guest, David. Sentenced to Death: The American Novel and Capital Punishment. Jackson: U of Mississippi P, 1997.

Hadella PM. Review of Theodore Dreiser: Beyond Naturalism ed. Miriam Gogol. American Literary Realism 29.2 (winter 1997): 92-94. 

Hickey, Daniel Edward. “Suicidal Naturalism: Self-Murder in Late Nineteenth-Century American Literature.” Master’s thesis, The American U, 1997. 52 pp. MAI 40 (2002): 42. “Dreiser’s Sister Carrie: ‘What’s the use?’ ” (thesis chapter).

Hjartarson P. Review of Sexualizing Power in Naturalism: Theodore Dreiser and Frederic Philip Grove, by Irene Gammel. English Studies in Canada 23.4 (1997): 461-63. 

Hussman, Lawrence E. “The World According to Timothy Titcomb: Putting Sister Carrie in Context.” Dreiser Studies 28.1 (1997): 25-34.

Itzkovitz, Daniel. “American Modernism, Race and the Rhetoric of ‘Jewish Difference,’ 1880-1940.” Ph.D. dissertation, Duke U, 1997. 237 pp. DAI 58 (1998): 4271A. Asserts that late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century developments in American writing were profoundly shaped by the struggle to locate and contain “Jewish difference.” Dreiser is one of ten writers whose works are examined.

Jessie, Angela Kay. “New Desdemonas: Societal Acting and Consumer Culture in Dreiser, Wharton, and Larsen.” Master’s thesis, U of Louisville, 1997. v + 79 pp. MAI 36 (1998): 47. Includes discussion of Sister Carrie.

Johnson, Brian A. “A Counsellor At Hand: Sister Carrie and Variable Narrative Confidence.” Master’s thesis, U of Oklahoma, 1997. v, 109 pp.

Karaganis, Joseph James. “American Literary Naturalism and the Modernist Turn.” Ph.D. dissertation, Duke U, 1997. 350 pp. DAI 58 (1998): 4272A. Focuses on three writers (William Carlos Williams, Dreiser, and William Faulkner) who provide the opportunity to consider, retrospectively, modernist investments in redemptive nationalism and cultural originality; the persistence of realist nationalist ambitions and their distortion in Dreiser’s late naturalism; and Faulkner’s belated turn towards literary naturalism.

Larsen, S.E. “Between Nowhere and Everywhere: Literature and the City.” Canadian Review of Comparative Literature 24.2 (1997): 219-34.

Lem, Ellyn Andrea. “Pioneers and Martyrs: Realism and the ‘Woman Question’ in Turn-of-the-Century American Fiction.” Ph.D. dissertation, New York U, 1997. 259 pp. DAI 58 (1998): 3524A. “Maidens and Money: The Dynamics of Work for Women in Dreiser and Glasgow” (thesis chapter).

Li, Hsin-Ying. “Seeking the Center: The Provincials in the Novels of W.D. Howells, Theodore Dreiser, and Edith Wharton.” Ph.D. dissertation, State U of New York at Buffalo, 1997.158 pp. DAI 58 (1998): 2654-55A.

Lingeman, Richard. “Dreiser does Russia.” Review of Dreiser’s Russian Diary (A96.2). Nation 264 (10 Feb 1997): 32-33.

Marín Madrazo Pilar. “Notas sobre el naturalismo.” Letras en el espejo: Ensayos de literatura americana comparada. Ed. María José Alvarez Maurin, Manuel Broncano, and José Luis Chamosa. León, Spain: Universidad de León; 1997. 145-54. Discusses Dreiser and Sister Carrie.

Marshall, Elizabeth. “Collecting Theodore Dreiser.” Firsts: The Book Collector’s Magazine 7.4 (1997): 42-50.

McGilligan, Patrick, and Paul Buhle. Tender Comrades: A Backstory of the Hollywood Blacklist. New York: St. Martin’s, 1997. 142-43. Contains interview with Hollywood screenwriter John Bright, who recalls a dinner in San Francisco among supporters of imprisoned labor activist Tom Mooney at which Dreiser and Lincoln Steffens were present and Dreiser met the actor James Cagney.

Middleton, Jo Ann. “Fiction: 1900 to the 1930s.” American Literary Scholarship: An Annual 1995. Ed. Gary Scharnhorst. Durham, Duke UP, 1997. 259-302. (Dreiser, Dos Passos, and James M. Cain pp. 282-85.)  

Moddelmog, William Evan. “Reconstituting Authority: American Fiction in the Province of the Law, 1880-1920.” Ph.D. dissertation, U of California, Los Angeles, 1997, vii + 276 pp. DAI 58 (1998): 3133A.

Morozkina, Eugenia. “Dreiser and Schopenhauer: The Concept of ‘Desire.’” Dreiser Studies 28.2 (1997). 22-33.

Mulligan, Roark. “From Low-Cost Detachable Collars to American High Culture: Dreiser’s Rhetoric of Cloth.” English Language Notes 35.2 (1997): 64-69.

Mulligan, Roark. “Sister Carrie.” Identities and Issues in Literature. Salem Press, 1997.

Parker, Dorothy, “Words, Words, Words.” American Satire: An Anthology of Writings from Colonial Times to the Present. Ed. Nicholas Bakalar. New York: Meridian, 1997. 375-79. Reprint.

Prasad, Murari. “Gender and Culture in Sister Carrie.” Indian Journal of American Studies (Hyderabad, India) 27.1 (1997): 59-64.

Ravitz, Abe C. Imitations of Life: Fannie Hurst’s Gaslight Sonatas. Carbondale: Southern Illinois UP, 1997. 152-53, 155, 159-60 passim.

Riggio, Thomas P. “The Dream Life of Theodore Dreiser.” Dreiser Studies 28.2 (1997): 3-21.

Roberts, Ian F. “Thesis and (Ant)ithesis: Dreiser’s ‘McEwen of the Shining Slave Makers’ and the Game of Life.” Dreiser Studies 28.2 (1997): 34-43.

Robertson, Michael. “Journalism and the Making of Modern Literature: Theodore Dreiser and Ernest Hemingway.” Stephen Crane, Journalism, and the Making of Modern American Literature. New York: Columbia UP, 1997. 177-210.

Rudanko, Juhani. “Not Making a Choice in Dreiser: The Leadup to Hurstwood’s Theft in Sister Carrie.” Linguistic Analysis and Text Interpretation: Essays on the Bill of Rights and on Keats, Shakespeare, and Dreiser. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 1997. 111-18.

Ruotolo, Cristina Lucia. “ReSounding Fictions: Music, Literature and Audience in Early Twentieth-Century America.” Ph.D. dissertation, Yale U, 1997. 239 pp. DAI 58 (1998): 1284A.

Russo, Maria. “Dreiser’s Holiday.” Lingua Franca: The Review of Academic Life 7.2 (February 1997): 23-24. Discusses Dreiser’s A Hoosier Holiday and its forthcoming reissue by Indiana University Press. 

Salska, Agnieszka “The uses of the female protagonist in the American novel of the 1890s: Crane’s Maggie, Dreiser’s Carrie, Chopin’s Edna Pontellier.” Acta Universitatis Lodziensis: Folia Litteraria Anglica (Lódz, Poland; 1997): 175-84.

Schaller, Barry R. “An American Tragedy: Ambiguous Intent.” A Vision of American Law: Judging Law, Literature, and the Stories We Tell. Westport, CT: Praeger, 1997. 89-93. 

St. Jean, Shawn. “Social Deconstruction and An American Tragedy.” Dreiser Studies 28.1 (1997): 3-24.

“Theodore (Herman Albert) Dreiser.” Chambers Biographical Dictionary, Sixth Edition. Ed. Melanie Parry. New York: Larousse Kingfisher Chambers, 1997. 

“Theodore Dreiser 1871-1945.” Biographical Companion to Literature in English. By Antony Kamm. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 1997. 

“Theodore Dreiser 1871-1945.” Cyclopedia of World Authors. Third Edition. Ed. Frank N. Magill. Pasadena, CA: Salem Press, 1997. 

“Theodore Dreiser 1871-1945.” Identities and Issues in Literature. Ed. David Peck. Pasadena, CA: Salem Press, 1997. 

“Theodore Dreiser 1871-1945.” Modern American Literature. Volume 6, Third Supplement. Ed. Martin Tucker. New York: Continuum Publishing, 1997. 

Walhout, M. D. F. O. Matthiessen and the Future of American Studies Prospects 22 (1997):1-34. 

Yardley, Jonathan. “Motoring Toward Home.” Washington Post 27 April 1997. Section: Book World: 3. Review of A Hoosier Holiday, edited by Douglas Brinkley.  

Zhang, Lixin. “’Jiali Meimei’ han ‘Debo Jia de Taisi’ zhi Bi Jiao” [A Comparison of Sister Carrie and Tess of the d’Urbervilles]. Journal of Daqing College 1 (1997): 59-60. 张立新,「《嘉莉妹妹》和《德伯家的苔丝》之比较 」,大庆高等专科学校学报,1997年第17卷第1期,頁59-60。 

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