Dreiser bibliography, 1999


Andrews, Jay Scott. “The Emergence of Corporate Subjectivity: Literature, Imperialism, and the Transformation of American National Consciousness, 1882-1901.” Ph.D. dissertation, U of Pittsburgh, 1999. 235 pp. DAI 60 (1999): 1127A-1128A. “Theodore Dreiser’s Sister Carrie and the Emergence of the Corporate Subject” (thesis chapter).

Auer, Carolin. Review of Sexualizing Power in Naturalism: Theodore Dreiser and Frederick Philip Grove, by Irene Gammel. Rezensionen: – Sexualizing Power in Naturalism: Theodore Dreiser and Frederick Philip Grove. Arbeiten aus Anglistik und Amerikanistik 24.1 (1999): 112-16 

Auerbach, Jonathan. “Dreiser on Prohibition.” Dreiser Studies 30.2 (1999): 35-38.

Bardeleben, Renate von. “The Shock of the Ancestral Quest: Theodore Dreiser’s A Traveler at Forty and Cynthia Ozick’s The Messiah of Stockholm.” The Self at Risk in English Literatures and Other Landscapes: Honoring Brigitte Scheer-Schäzler on the Occasion of her 60th Birthday / Das Risko Selbst in der Englischsprachigen Literatur und in anderen Bereichen: Zu Ehren von Brigitte Scheer-Schäzler anlässlich Ihres 60. Geburstages. Innsbrucker Beiträge zur Kulturwissenschaft: Germanistische Reihe. Ed. Gudrun M. Grabher and Sonja Bahn-Coblans. Innsbruck: Inst. für Sprachwissenschaft, Universität Innsbruck; 1999. 95-108.

Barrett, James R. William Z. Foster and the Tragedy of American Radicalism. Urbana; U of Illinois P, 1999. 73, 175-76, 183, 212. Describes and quotes from Dreiser’s admiring opinions of Foster. Briefly touches upon the formation and activities of the Dreiser Committee, which investigated miners’ conditions in Harlan County, Kentucky. 

Barrineau, Nancy Warner. “Theodore Dreiser and Martin Dressler: Tales of American Dreamers.” Dreiser Studies 30.1 (1999): 33-45.

Beer, Janet. “Sister Carrie and The Awakening: The Clothed, the Unclothed, and the Woman Undone.” Soft Canons: American Women Writers and Masculine Tradition. Ed. Karen L. Kilcup. Iowa City: U of Iowa P, 1999. 167-83.

Bergan, Ronald. Sergei Eisenstein: A Life in Conflict. London: Little, Brown, 1997. 208-15. Published in U.S. as Eisenstein: A Life in Conflict. Woodstock, NY: Overlook, 1999.

Black, Stephen A. Eugene O’Neill: Beyond Mourning and Tragedy. New Haven: Yale UP, 1999. 186-87. Contains material re Dreiser that is derived from Sheaffer, Louis. O’Neill, Son and Playwright (also cited in this bibliography). 

Borges, Jorge Luis. Selected Non-Fictions. Ed. Eliot Weinberger. Trans. Esther Allen, Suzanne Jill Levine, and Eliot Weinberger. New York: Viking, 1999. 166-67. Contains a brief sketch of Dreiser.

Brackett, Virginia. “An American Tragedy”; “Dreiser, Theodore”; “Griffiths, Clyde.” Classic Love and Romance Literature: An Encyclopedia of Works, Characters, Authors and Themes. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 1999. 7-9, 93-95, 146-47.

Brandon, Craig. “Myth and Mystery: Revisiting the Short Adirondack Story of Grace Brown.” Adirondack Life 30.5 (July/August 1999): 32-36. Not a Dreiser reference per se, but of interest because it discusses the “American Tragedy” murder case. 

Brauer, Stephen Michael. “Containing the Criminal: American Crime Narratives, 1919-1941.” Ph.D. dissertation, New York U, 1999. 303 pp. DAI 60 (1999): 1555A. Writers examined include Dreiser, Faulkner, Fitzgerald, Richard Wright, James Cain, and Anita Loos.

Brennan, Stephen C. Review of An American Tragedy: Perils of the Self Seeking “Success,” by Paul A. Orlov. Studies in the Novel 31.3 (1999): 380-83. 

Brooks, Marty Frances. ” ‘Self-Made’ Women: Envisioning Feminine Upward Mobility in American Literature, 1900-1930.” Ph.D. dissertation, Duke U, 1999. 241 pp. DAI 61 (2000): 179A. Focuses on Dreiser (Sister Carrie), Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Edna Ferber, Willa Cather, and Anzia Yezierska.

Bumiller, Elisabeth. “Press Agent and Mother with Eye for Flair.” New York Times 9 Feb. 1999: B2. Profile of press agent Margaret Carson, mother of chief White House counsel Charles F. C. Ruff. Notes that Dreiser once made a clumsy, unsuccessful pass at her.

Cady, Jack. “Charlotte Perkins Gilman and Theodore Dreiser.” The American Writer: Shaping a Nation’s Mind. New York: St. Martin’s, 1999. 135-38. 

Campbell, Donna. Review of Love That Will Not Let Me Go: My Time With Theodore Dreiser, by Marguerite Tjader. Dreiser Studies 30.1 (spring 1999): 49-51. 

Ciccone, F. Richard. Chicago and the American Century: The 100 Most Significant Chicagoans of the Twentieth Century. Chicago: Contemporary, 1999. 328-30.

Delbanco, Andrew. Introduction to Sister Carrie. New York: Modern Library, 1999.

Doherty, Thomas. Pre-Code Hollywood: Sex, Immorality, and Insurrection in American Cinema, 1930-1934. New York: Columbia UP, 1999: 201.

Dore, Florence Weiler. “Literary Unspeakability and Obscenity Law: The Feminization of Identity in the Novels of Dreiser, Cather, Faulkner and Wright.” Ph.D. dissertation, U of California, Berkeley, 1999. 340 pp. DAI 61 (2000): 984A. Provides an understanding of the relation between modern U.S. novels and obscenity law by theorizing a reciprocity between legal and psychoanalytic modes of censorship. Examines the depiction of female characters in Dreiser’s Sister Carrie, Cather’s The Professor’s House, Faulkner’s Sanctuary, and Wright’s Native Son.

Dos Passos, John. “Theodore Dreiser (1871-1945) by John Dos Passos (1896-1970).” The Faber Book of Writers on Writers. Ed. Sean French. London and New York: Faber, 1999. 125-126. Contains excerpt from Dos Passos’s The Best Times: An Informal Memoir (New York: New American Library, 1966) containing reminiscences about Dreiser.

“Dreiser, Theodore (1871-1945).” Modern American Literature, Fifth Edition. Ed. Joann Cerrito and Laura DiMauro. Farmington Hills, MI: St. James P, 1999. Vol. I: 295-98.

Edwards, Justin. “The Man with a Camera Eye: Cinematic Form and Hollywood Malediction in John Dos Passos’s The Big Money.” Literature Film Quarterly 27.4 (1999): 245-54. Criticizes several films written by Paramount Film Corporation screenwriters, including An American Tragedy.

Elder, Shane, Frederic E. Rusch, and Stephen C. Brennan. “A Dreiser Checklist, 1991.” Dreiser Studies 30.2 (1999): 39-55.

Emmert, Scott D. “Dreiser’s Metaphor: The Stoic and Cowperwood’s Tomb.” Dreiser Studies 30.1 (spring 1999): 21-34.

Ermichev A. Mozaika. S.L. Frank o knige Teodora Draizera. [Mosaic. S.L. Frank about Theodore Dreiser’s book]. Voprosy Literatury, 005, 31 Oct. 1999, pp. 370-372 Ермичев А. Мозаика. С.Л. Франк о книге Теодора Драйзера. Вопросы литературы, 005, 31 окт. 1999. C. 365-373 

Fisher, Philip. Still the New World: American Literature in a Culture of Creative Destruction. Cambridge: Harvard UP, 1999. 130, 183-84, 239-41, 254-56, 261-62. Comments on the significance of Sister Carrie and A Gallery of Women in the context of American cultural history. 

Gerber, Philip. “An American Document: Sister Carrie Revisited.” Dreiser Studies 30.2 (1999): 3-23.

Gerber, Philip. “Dreiser, Theodore [Herman].” Encyclopedia of American Literature. Ed. Steven R. Serafin and Alfred Bendixen. New York: Continuum, 1999. 287-99.

Gertzman, Jay A. Bookleggers and Smuthounds: The Trade in Erotica, 1920-1940. Philadelphia: U of Pennsylvania P, 1999. 141.

Gleason, William A. The Leisure Ethic: Work and Play in American Literature, 1840-1940. Stanford, CA: Stanford UP, 1999. 272-87. Analyzes works of American literature within the context of concurrently developing theories of productive leisure between 1840 and 1940. Uses An American Tragedy to discuss ambiguities in Dreiser’s views on play reform.

Grobel, Lawrence. Talking with Michener. Jackson, MI: UP of Mississippi, 1999. 138. 

Grunwald, Lisa, and Stephen J. Adler, eds. Letters of the Century: America 1900-1999. New York: Random House, 1999. 161. Contains 19 January 1923 letter from Carl Van Vechten to Dreiser.

Haberski, Raymond James, Jr. “Movies into Art: Amusements to Auteurs, 1909-1963.” Ph.D. dissertation, Ohio U, 1999. 353 pp. DAI 60 (1999): 1292A. “Movies, Theodore Dreiser, and the Radical Critique” (thesis chapter).

Hapke, Laura. Review of Dreiser and Veblen, Saboteurs of the Status Quo by Clare Virginia Eby. Dreiser Studies 30.1 (1999): 52-53. 

Hardwick, Elizabeth. American Fictions. New York: Modern Library, 1999. xvii, 34-35, 153-55, 202. Contains portions of a previously published book, Seduction and Betrayal: Women in Literature (1974) focusing on Roberta Alden in An American Tragedy.

Hoover, Amanda Petrona. “Magic Seeker: Liminal Consciousness and the Literary Imagination.” Master’s thesis, Southeastern Louisiana U, 1999. viii + 79 pp. Authors discussed are Anne Ward Radcliffe, George Eliot, J. M. Coetzee, and Dreiser (Sister Carrie).

Hutchisson, James M., and Stephen R. Pastore. “Sinclair Lewis and Theodore Dreiser: New Letters and a Reexamination of Their Relationship.” American Literary Realism 32.1 (1999): 69-81. Note: coauthor Hutchisson has since warned that new information calls into question the authenticity and provenance of the letters. See Dreiser Studies 32.1 (2001): 71.

Jones, Gavin. ” ‘Those Gossamer Threads of Thought’: The Supernatural Naturalism of Theodore Dreiser’s Sister Carrie.” Essays in Arts and Sciences 28 (1999): 69-90.

Kilcup, Karen L., ed. Soft Canons: American Women Writers and Masculine Tradition. Iowa City: U of Iowa P, 1999.

Kratzke, Peter. ” ‘Sometimes, Bad Is Bad’: Teaching Theodore Dreiser’s ‘Typhoon’ and the American Literary Canon.” Short Stories in the Classroom. Ed. Carole L. Hamilton and Peter Kratzke. Urbana, IL: NCTE, 1999. 167-71.

Kroeger, Brooke. Fannie: The Talent for Success of Writer Fannie Hurst. New York: Random House, 1999. 72-73, 186-87 passim.

Levine, Gary Martin. “The Merchant of Modernism: The Economic Jew in Anglo American Literature, 1864-1939.” Ph.D. dissertation, U of Iowa, 1999. 286 pp. DAI 60 (2000): 2910A. “Populist Naturalism: The ‘Natural’ Markets and ‘Unnatural’ Jews of Frank Norris, Theodore Dreiser, and Mark Twain” (thesis chapter).

Limsky, Drew. “Clinton’s Flaws: The Revenge of Theodore Dreiser.” Los Angeles Times 6 June 1999: 2. Discusses the human flaws of President Clinton (revealed in the Monica Lewinsky scandal) by comparison with Dreiser’s portrayal of fictional characters such as Hurstwood, Frank Cowperwood, and Clyde Griffiths.

Loranger, Carol S., and Dennis Loranger. “Collaborating on ‘The Banks of the Wabash’: A Brief History of an Interdisciplinary Debate, Some New Evidence, and a Reflexive Consideration of Turf and Ownership.” Dreiser Studies 30.1 (spring 1999): 3-20.

Loving, Jerome. Review of Love That Will Not Let Me Go: My Time with Theodore Dreiser, by Marguerite Tjader. Resources for American Literary Study 25.2 (1999): 268-70.

Loving, Jerome. Review of Twelve Men (1998) and Dawn: An Autobiography of Early Youth (1998). Dreiser Studies 30.1 (1999): 46-48.

Lu, Min-Zhan. “Professing Multiculturalism: The Politics of Style in the Contact Zone.” Representing the “Other”: Basic Writers and the Teaching of Basic Writing. Eds. Bruce Horner and Min-Zhan Lu. Refiguring English Studies. Urbana. IL: National Council of Teachers of English, 1999. 166-171. Discusses idiosyncrasies, crudities, and awkwardness of style in the writing of Gertrude Stein and Dreiser in the context of a discussion of a multicultural approach to the teaching of writing. 

Maud, Ralph and Sharon Thesen, eds. Charles Olson and Frances Boldereff: A Modern Correspondence. Middleton, CT.: Wesleyan UP, 1999. 193-95. Reprints letter from Boldereff to Olson of 25 February 1950 effusively praising a radio program comprised of a reading of the murder scene from An American Tragedy and offering critical comments on An American Tragedy, “one of the few great books America has produced in this century.” 

McAleer, John J. “An American Tragedy and In Cold Blood: Turning Case History into Art.” The Critical Response to Truman Capote. Ed. Joseph J. Waldmeir and John C. Waldmeir. Critical Responses in Arts and Letters 32. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1999. 205-19. Reprint.

McCarron, Bill. “Warren, Dreiser, Virgil, Tacitus.” Notes on Contemporary Literature 29.5 (November 1999): 2-3.

Morozkina, Evgenia Aleksandrovna. Draizer i Shopengauer: k probleme integratsii literatury i filosofii. Problemy integratsii obrazovania na poroge XXI veka. Materialy Vserossiiskoi nauchno-prakticheskoi konferentsii. [Dreiser and Schopenhauer: On the Problem of the Integration of Literature and Philosophy. Problems of the Integration of Education on the Threshold Twentieth Century. Proceedings of All-Russian scientific-practical conference]. 29 May 1999. Part I. Birsk, 1999, pp. 133-118. Морозкина Е.А. Драйзер и Шопенгауэр: к проблеме интеграции литературы и философии// Проблемы интеграции образования на пороге ХХ1 века. Материалы Всероссийской научно-практической конференции. 26 мая 1999г. Часть 1. Бирск, 1999, с.113-118.

Oura, Akio. “Shisutâ Kyarî no Genzai : Aratana Seiki eno Yomi [Sister Carrie at Present : Looking Ahead to a New Century]”. Chûou Daigaku Doraisâ Kenkyukai [Chûou University Dreiser Study Circle]. Tokyo: Chûou Daigaku [Chûou University], 1999. 4pp. 大浦, 暁生. “『シスター・キャリー』の現在 : 新たな世紀への読み”. 中央大学ドライサー研究会. 東京, 日本: 中央大学出版部, . 1999. 4p. 

Perkins, Priscilla. “Self-Generation in a Post-Eugenic Utopia: Dreiser’s Conception of the ‘Matronized’ Genius.” American Literary Realism 32.1 (1999): 12-34.

Petersen, James R. The Century of Sex: Playboy’s History of the Sexual Revolution, 1900-1989. Ed. Hugh M. Hefner. New York: Grove, 1999. 8, 77-78, 89-90.

Pizer, Donald. “The Logic of My Life and Work: Another Look at Dreiser’s July 20, 1945, Letter to William Z. Foster.” Dreiser Studies 30.2 (1999): 24-34.

Pizer, Donald. “The Problem of American Literary Naturalism and Theodore Dreiser’s Sister Carrie.” American Literary Realism 32.1 (1999): 1-11.

Pollack, Howard. Aaron Copland: The Life and Work of an Uncommon Man. New York: Henry Holt, 1999. 470. Notes that Copland entertained idea of composing an opera based on Dreiser’s An American Tragedy.  

Preston, Claire. “Ladies Prefer Bonds: Edith Wharton, Theodore Dreiser, and the Money Novel.” Soft Canons: American Women Writers and Masculine Tradition. Ed. Karen L. Kilcup. Iowa City: U of Iowa P, 1999. 184-201.

Prichard, William H. “One Writer’s Beginnings: Dreiser’s Autobiography.” Washington Times 7 Feb. 1999: B8. Review of Dawn: An Autobiography of Early Youth, edited by T. N. Nostwich (1998).

“Professor Douglas Brinkley from the University of New Orleans Discusses Theodore Dreiser’s Book Hoosier Holiday” [interview]. All Things Considered. Narrated by Jacki Lyden. National Public Radio, Washington, D.C. 26 June 1999.

Raja, L. Jeganatha. “Theodore Dreiser and American Dream.” Critical Studies on Indian Fiction in English. Ed. R.A. Singh and V.L.V.N. Narendra Kumar. New Delhi: Atlantic Publishers and Distributors, 1999. 

Ranta, Judith Alice. “Women and Children of the Mills: An Annotated Guide to Nineteenth-Century American Textile Factory Literature.” Ph.D. dissertation, City U of New York, 1999. 673 pp. DAI 60 (1999): 1135A. “… factory literature’s influences upon the work of Whitman, Hawthorne, Melville, Dickinson, and Dreiser are briefly discussed.” 

Reesman, Jeanne Campbell. “Fiction: 1900 to the 1930s.” American Literary Scholarship 1999 (1999): 289-311. (Dreiser, pp. 295-97).

Regnery, Henry. “To Edit or Not To Edit: The Ordeal of Theodore Dreiser.” Perfect Sowing: Reflections of a Bookman. Ed. Jeffrey O. Nelson. Wilmington, DE: ISI, 1999. 294-311.

Reynolds, John William. “The Genesis and Compositional History of Theodore Dreiser’s An American Tragedy.” Ph.D. dissertation, U of Connecticut, 1999. iv + 702 pp. DAI 60 (1999): 1136A.

Riggio, Thomas P. “Dreiser, Theodore.” American National Biography. Ed. John A. Garraty and Mark C. Carnes. New York: Oxford UP, 1999. Vol. 6: 897-901.

Rong, Gui. “Siwei Shi Yuyan de Jiliang (Xia)” [Thought is the Backbone of Language (II))] English of Science and Technology Learning 4 (1999): 41-47. 戎刿,「思维是语言的脊梁(下)」,科技英语学习, 1999年第4期,頁41-47。 

Santraud, Jeanne-Marie. Review of Theodore Dreiser: Beyond Naturalism, ed. by Miriam Gogol. Études Anglaises 52.1 (January-March 1999): 113-14. In French. 

Schechter, Harold. “When Crime Becomes Art.” New York Times 1 July 1999: 19. Notes controversy over film Summer of Sam directed by Spike Lee and what critics of the entertainment industry perceive as the industry’s appetite for violence. Argues that no subject should be off limits for the artist, using example of Dreiser’s An American Tragedy.

Sheets, Anna J., ed. Short Story Criticism: Excerpts from Criticism of the Works of Short Fiction Writers. Vol. 30. Farmington Hills, MI: Gale Research, 1999. 106-60.

Smith, Shawn Michelle. “Reconfiguring a Masculine Gaze.” American Archives: Gender, Race, and Class in Visual Culture. Princeton, NJ: Princeton UP, 1999. 206-21. Asserts that Sister Carrie “offers an alternative means of understanding both the position and the relative power of women as commodity in consumer culture, a different way of looking at the links between gender and ‘conspicuous consumption.’ “

Spears, Sheldon. “The ‘American Tragedy’ Murder.” Chapters in Northeastern Pennsylvania History. Shavertown, PA: Jemags and Co., 1999. 

Sprows, Sandra Katherine. “Identity Practices and Border Negotiations: Investigating the Question of Agency in Twentieth Century American Literature.” Ph.D. dissertation, State U of New York at Stony Brook, 1999. 175 pp. DAI 61 (2000): 187A. “The Identity Gap and the American Dream in Sister Carrie and The Education of Henry Adams” (thesis chapter).

St. Jean, Amy Ujvari. ” ‘Blind Strivings of the Human Heart’: Existential Feminism in Sister Carrie.” Simone de Beauvoir Studies 16 (1999-2000): 135-44.

St. Jean, Shawn. “Mythology, Religion, and Intertextuality in Theodore Dreiser’s The Bulwark.” Christianity and Literature 48.3 (1999): 275-93.

St. Jean, Shawn Richard. ” ‘Pagan’ Dreiser: Greek Mythos and the American Novelist.” Ph.D. dissertation, Kent State U, 1999. 311 pp. DAI 60 (2000): 3367A.  Published as Pagan Dreiser: Songs From American Mythology (2001).

Tarr, Rodger L., ed. Max and Marjorie: The Correspondence Between Maxwell E. Perkins and Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings. Gainesville: UP of Florida, 1999. 239-41. Reprints letter from Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings to Maxwell Perkins with comments on Dreiser’s An American Tragedy as compared to the novel Away Goes Sally by Elizabeth Coatsworth, with observations on the culpability of Clyde Griffiths in the Dreiser novel vis-à-vis social standards as a causal factor underlying Clyde’s actions. 

“Theodore (Herman Albert) Dreiser 1871-1945.” Major Twentieth-Century Writers. A Selection of Sketches from Contemporary Authors. Second Ed.. Detroit: Gale Research, 1999. 

“Theodore Dreiser 1871-1945.” Social Protest Literature: An Encyclopedia of Works, Characters, Authors, and Themes. By Patricia D. Netzley. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 1999. 

“Theodore Dreiser 1871-1945.” Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism. Vol. 83. Detroit: Gale Group, 1999. 

Updike, John. “Not Quite Adult.” More Matter: Essays and Criticism. New York: Knopf, 1999. 509-15. Reprint of New Yorker review of Theodore Dreiser, Volume 2: An American Journey, 1908-1945 by Richard Lingeman (14 January 1991).

van Sickle, Larry “Chipping Away at the Status Quo: Dreiser, Veblen, and Cultural Criticism.” International Journal of Politics, Culture and Society 13.2 (winter 1999): 375-95. Review-essay. Review of Dreiser and Veblen, Saboteurs of the Status Quo, by Clare Virginia Eby.

Vanausdall, Jeanette. “The Mark of the Machine: The Indianas of Tarkington and Dreiser.” Pride and Protest: The Novel in Indiana. Indianapolis: Indiana Historical Society, 1999. 72-81. Also, passim.

Von Rosk, Nancy Helen. “Domestic Visions and Shifting Identifies: The Urban Novel and the Rise of a Consumer Culture in America, 1852-1925.” Ph.D. dissertation, U of New Hampshire, 1999. 342 pp. DAI 60 (1999): 1138A. “Deciphering the Spectacle and Dismantling the Home: The New Public Space and Urban Consciousness in Sister Carrie” (thesis chapter).

Yang, Lin. “Comparison of Carrie’s and Tess’s Character.” Journal of Anhui University 4 (1999): 25-28.

Zayani, Mohamed. Reading the Symptom: Frank Norris, Theodore Dreiser, and the Dynamics of Capitalism. Modern American Literature: New Approaches. New York: Lang, 1999.

Zhang, Hezhen. “Study of the Philosophical Ideas in Sister Carrie. Journal of Hangzhou Teachers College 2 (1999): 28-35. Source: Dreiser Studies 33.1 (2002): 54..

Zhang, Wei. Works by Theodore Dreiser: An Appreciation. Wuhan, China: Wuhan Science and Technology UP, 1999. Source: Dreiser Studies 33.1 (2002): 55.



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