Amrane, Nadjia. “Theodore Dreiser’s Relevance to the Modern Moslem World.” Dreiser Studies 34.2 (2003): 44-56.
Arnold, Gary. “Stevens’ Son Lauds ‘Shane’ at Silver.” Washington Times 17 Oct. 2003: D08. Mentions that George Stevens Jr., son of the director of A Place in the Sun, while in high school was employed as a reader for Paramount, in which capacity his first assignment was to “break down” — prepare a summary of the characters and plot of — Dreiser’s An American Tragedy for the updated movie version of the novel.
Ashton, Susanna. Collaborators in Literary America, 1870-1920. New York and Houndmills, England: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003. 97. Comments on Dreiser’s reference to “The Gold Mine,” a play by Brander Matthews and George Jessop, in Sister Carrie.
Benchley, Robert. “Short Story E No. 193. Kak sostavit’ Amerikanskuiu tragediu? Robert Benchli.” [Compiling an American Tragedy by Robert Benchley]. Moscow News 5 Feb. 2003: 9. Short Story E No. 193. Как составить Американскую трагедию? Роберт Бенчли. Moscow News, 5 фев. 2003: 9. Reprints Robert Benchley’s spoof (first published in Benchley’s The Early Work, 1927) of An American Tragedy in both the original English and Russian translation, followed by comments (in English) on Dreiser’s style based on an excerpt from the opening chapter of An American Tragedy: “if Dreiser’s style was massively clumsy and his diction often trite, he understood supremely well the psychology of the outsider in the rising American cities, his loneliness, his distress, and the cost exacted of him for the realization of his dreams.”
Bhattacharya, Ratan. “Pattern and Perception in Dreiser Fiction.” U of Burdwan, India, 2003.
Brittan, Lorna K. M. “Pressured Identities: American Individualism in the Age of the Crowd.” Ph.D. dissertation, Princeton U, 2003. 200 pp. DAI 64 (2003): 498A. Explores the radical reconception of American individualism by major realist writers at the beginning of the twentieth century. ” ‘As yet more drawn than she drew’: Sister Carrie’s Object Lessons” (thesis chapter).
Brown, Bill. A Sense of Things: The Object Matter of American Literature. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 2003. 32-34. Compares the title character of Dreiser’s Sister Carrie and the lead character in Zola’s novel Au Bonheur des Dames, noting the effect retail objects have on Carrie Meeber.
Brownell, Joseph W., and Patricia W. Enos. Adirondack Tragedy: The Gillette Murder Case of 1906. 3rd ed. Utica, NY: Nicholas K. Burns, 2003.
Cain, William E. “Dreiser’s Monster and Alter Ego, Driven by Desire.” Boston Globe 20 July 2003: D8. Review of Library of America edition of An American Tragedy.
Cain, William E. “Intellectuals, Cultural Critics, Men and Women of Letters.” The Cambridge History of American Literature: Volume 5, Poetry and Criticism 1900-1950. Ed. Sacvan Bercovitch. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge UP, 2003. 459-60. Discusses H. L. Mencken’s role, as critic and essayist, in preparing the way for Dreiser, defending Dreiser the artist, and aiding his development as a novelist.
Campbell, Donna M. “Fiction: 1900 to the 1930s.” American Literary Scholarship: An Annual, 2001. Ed. Gary Scharnhorst. Durham, NC: Duke UP, 2003. 305-42. (Dreiser, pp. 311-15.)
Capo, Beth Widmaier. “Inserting the Diaphragm In(to) Modern American Fiction: Mary McCarthy, Philip Roth, and the Literature of Contraception.” Journal of American Culture 26.1 (2003): 111-23. Notes that Dreiser was a supporter of the birth control movement and observes that he “implicitly argues for birth control” in Sister Carrie, Jennie Gerhardt, and An American Tragedy. Observes that censorship affected his treatment of the subject and that an explicit reference to contraceptive devices was edited out of the original draft of Jennie Gerhardt.
Chen, Shiwang. “An Analysis of the Pessimism in Dreiser’s Novels” [original title]. Social Science Journal of Xiangtan University 27.S1 (2003): 163-65. 陈世旺，「论德莱塞小说中的悲观主义」，湘潭大学社会科学学报，2003年第27卷S1期，頁163-65。
Crisp, Constance June. “Revisions Restored: Textual Restoration in Theodore Dreiser’s Sister Carrie.” Master’s thesis, Georgia Southern U, 2003. vi + 75 pp.
Cuddy, Lois A. and Claire M. Roche, Eds. Evolution and Eugenics in American Literature and Culture, 1880-1940: Essays on Ideological Conflict and Complicity. Lewisburg, PA: Bucknell UP; London: Associated U Presses, 2003. 30-32. Briefly discusses An American Tragedy as a prime example of American naturalist fiction, noting its “fusing of social class and economics to the principle of the survival of the fittest.”
Cyclopedia of Literary Places. Ed. R. Kent Rasmussen and R. Baird Shuman. 3 vols. Pasadena, CA: Salem P, 2003. I: 42-43, 155-56, 408, 439-40; II: 591-92; III: 1070-71, 1163-64. Contains entries on An American Tragedy, The Bulwark, The Financier, The “Genius,” Jennie Gerhardt, Sister Carrie, and The Titan.
David-Fox, Michael. “The Fellow Travelers Revisited: The ‘Cultured West’ through Soviet Eyes.” Journal of Modern History 75.2 (2003): 300-35 (Dreiser pp. 315-20). Discusses Dreiser’s visit to the Soviet Union in 1927-28 and his views (as stated in Dreiser Looks at Russia) examined from several angles: his association of Russia and the USSR with Asianness and Asiatic stereotypes; his perception of American economic superiority vis-à-vis Russian backwardness; his “frankly racial and national condemnation of the Slavic or Russian ‘temperament’ “; his tendency to generalize about the Soviet experiment based on the particulars of his own experiences as a traveler; etc.
Davies, Jude. “Gender, Class, and Visibility in An American Tragedy, the Symbolic Drawings of Hubert Davis, and A Place in the Sun.” Dreiser Studies 34.1 (2003): 3-34.
Denby, David. “The Cost of Desire.” New Yorker 79.9 (21 and 28 Apr. 2003): 178-84. Review-essay of Library of America edition of An American Tragedy (2003).
DePastino, Todd. Citizen Hobo: How a Century of Homelessness Shaped America. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 2003.
Donaldson, Sarah. “James Foley on George Stevens’s A Place in the Sun (1951): Filmmakers on film.” Daily Telegraph (London) 30 August 2003: 19. An interview with film director James Foley, noting his admiration for the film A Place in the Sun.
Donovan, Nancy McIlvaine. “Susan Smith: An ‘American Tragedy’ Narrative Retold.” Dreiser Studies 34:1 (2003): 58-65.
Dos Passos, John. Travel Books and Other Writings 1916-1941. New York: Library of America, 2003. 383, 385. Contains brief references to Dreiser in “Harlan County Sunset” (a reprint of Dos Passos, John. “Harlan: Working Under the Gun.” New Republic 2 December 1931).
Dowell, Richard W. Review of On the Banks of the Wabash: The Life and Music of Paul Dresser, by Clayton W. Henderson. Dreiser Studies 34.2 (2003): 108-11.
Dunleavy, Linda. Review of Library of America edition of An American Tragedy (A2003.1). Dreiser Studies 34.2 (2003): 123-24.
Duvall, John Michael. “Processes of Elimination: Waste and American Fiction at the Turn of the Twentieth Century.” Ph.D. dissertation, U of Maryland, 2003. v+ 229 pp. DAI 64.6 (2003): 2083A. Examines how questions of waste are examined in naturalist narratives by Dreiser, Edith Wharton, Frank Norris, and Upton Sinclair and suggests new ways of engaging with naturalism’s keen interest in consumable objects and consumable people. “(F)utility and Dinginess: Wasting and Being Wasted in Wharton’s House of Mirth and Dreiser’s Sister Carrie” (thesis chapter).
Fang, Cheng. “Representations of the Self and Decoding of the Public Consciousness in Theodore Dreiser’s Autobiographical Novel ‘The Genius’ ” [author’s translation of Chinese title; retranslated herein as Styles of Self-Fashioning and Changes in Public Consciousness in Theodore Dreiser’s Autobiographical Novel The Genius]. Wai Guo Wen Xue Yan Jiu [Foreign Literature Studies] (China) 2003.2: 71-77. 方成，「德莱塞自传体小说《天才》的自我表征模式与大众意识裂变」，外国文学研究，2003年第2期，頁71-77。
Gerber, Philip. “Whither Naturalism?” Twisted from the Ordinary: Essays on American Literary Naturalism. Ed. Mary E. Papke. Tennessee Studies in Literature 40. Knoxville: U of Tennessee P, 2003. 367-89. Comments on Dreiser’s central place in the development of a naturalistic ethos, with particular reference to Sister Carrie. Discusses how mechanistic theories of existence, particularly Dreiser’s concept of “chemism,” profoundly influenced his work and how these theories relate to current developments in biological science.
Grauke, Kevin Ross. “Witness to Self-Destruction: Suicide and Class in Post-Bellum American Realist Fiction.” Ph.D. dissertation, State U of New York at Buffalo, 2003. 272 pp. DAI 64 (2004): 2888A. Examines representations of suicide in Rebecca Harding Davis’s Life in the Iron Mills, Crane’s Maggie: A Girl of the Streets, Dreiser’s Sister Carrie, and Wharton’s Ethan Frome.
Hapke, Laura. “No Green Card Needed: Dreiserian Naturalism and Proletarian Female Whiteness.” Twisted from the Ordinary: Essays on American Literary Naturalism. Ed. Mary E. Papke. Tennessee Studies in Literature 40. Knoxville: U of Tennessee P, 2003. 128-43.
Harris, Luther S. Around Washington Square: An Illustrated History of Greenwich Village. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 2003. 197. Mentions, in a section on the Provincetown Players, that Dreiser’s play The Hand of the Potter bombed, losing money and alienating the theater company’s supporters.
Hart, Jeffrey. “Dreiser in 1925.” The New Criterion 21.10 (2003): 26-31.
Henderson, Clayton W. On the Banks of the Wabash: The Life and Music of Paul Dresser. Indianapolis: Indiana Historical Society P, 2003. Passim.
Hirschhorn, Joel. “PW talks with Joan Didion: The golden state loses its luster.” Publishers Weekly 250 (30 June 2003): 68 An interview with Joan Didion, who notes her admiration for Dreiser. “There’s something moving about the sheer strength of Dreiser. He’s overwhelming.”
Hochman, Barbara. “Highbrow/Lowbrow: Naturalist Writers and the Reading Habit.” Twisted from the Ordinary: Essays on American Literary Naturalism. Ed. Mary Papke. Tennessee Studies in Literature. Knoxville: U of Tennessee Press, 2003.
Hoeller, Hildegarde. “Herland and Hisland: Illness and ‘Health’ in the Writings of Charlotte Perkins Gilman and Theodore Dreiser.” Dreiser Studies 34.2 (2003): 24-43.
Hogue, Bev. “Forgotten Frontier: Literature of the Old Northwest.” A Companion to the Regional Literatures of America. Ed. Charles L. Crow. Malden, MA, and Oxford: Blackwell, 2003. 241. “Dreiser exults in the energy of cities like Cleveland and Chicago, but depicts them as grinding down the wills of weak characters and strengthening the ruthless; Dreiser may create hidden refuges of pastoral delight within the heart of this urban wasteland, but the pastoral is squeezed into insignificance by the city’s irrepressible growth.”
Hu, Tiesheng. “The Tragedy in Dreiser’s Novels – The Perspective of the Human Relationship Under the American Political System.” [author’s translation; retranslated as Tragedy in Dreiser’s Novels – Interpersonal Relations Underlying the American System]. Journal of Northeast Normal University (Social Sciences Edition; China) 5 (2003): 79-86. 胡铁生，「论德莱塞小说的悲剧性–透视美国政治制度下的人际关系」，东北师大学报（哲学社会科学版）， 2003年第5期，頁79-86。
Huo, Jung-Myong. “19 Segimal miguk sahui wa yosung jungchesung ui munje: sisto keri wa whanhui ui jip ui gyong u” [19th-Century American Society and Female Identity in Sister Carrie and The House of Mirth]. Taegu Review (Korea) 68 (2003): 155-72. In Korean. 허정명. 19세기말 미국사회와 여성정체성의 문제: 시스터 캐리와 환희의 집의 경우. 영미어문학. 68(2003): 155-72.
Hutchisson, James. “Dreiser Treads the Boards.” TEXT 15 (2003): 410-18. Review of The Collected Plays of Theodore Dreiser.
Jett, Kevin W. Review of Theodore Dreiser (Gale Study Guides to Great Literature: Literary Masters, vol. 7) by Donald Pizer. Dreiser Studies, 34.1 (2003): 92-95.
Jiang, Daochao. Delaisai yan jiu. Shanghai wai yu jiao yu chu ban she, 2003. 德萊塞硏究. 蔣道超. 上海: 上海外語敎育出版社, 2003.
Jiang, Daochao. “Inner Light from God: Christianity in Theodore Dreiser’s The Bulwark” [original title]. Journal of Sichuan International Studies University (China) 19.2 (2003): 69-73. 蒋道超，「神之光的照耀–从《堡垒》看德莱塞与基督教文化 」，四川外语学院学报，2003年第19卷第2期，頁69-73。
Jin, Yanhai and Yang, Xiuhua. “Sister Carrie Dramatized by Theodore Dreiser.” Journal of Chengde Vocational and Technical College for Nationalities 1 (2003): 25-26. In English. 金彦海、杨秀华，「Sister Carrie Dramatized by Theodore Dreiser」，承德民族职业技术学院学报，2003年第1期，頁25-26。（英文）
Juras, Uwe. “The ‘Culture of Personality’ and Its Representations in the American Novel: A Transdisciplinary Analysis Spotlighting the Works of Theodore Dreiser and F. Scott Fitzgerald.” Ph.D. dissertation, Johannes Gutenberg U, Mainz, Germany, 2003. Published (substantially revised) as Pleasing to the “I”: The Culture of Personality and Its Representations in Theodore Dreiser and F. Scott Fitzgerald. Frankfurt am Maim: Peter Lang, 2006.
Kalish, Catherine. “Merging the Novel and the Epic: Understanding Morality in Dreiser’s Sister Carrie.” Midwestern Miscellany 31 (Fall 2003): 32-43.
Kazin, Alfred. “Two Evaluations: Edith Wharton and Theodore Dreiser.” Alfred Kazin’s America: Critical and Personal Writings. Ed. Ted Solotaroff. New York: HarperCollins, 2003: 65-80. Reprint of 1940.11 and 1942.13.
Koeppel, Fredric. “Tragedy Flawed, But Still Classic.” The Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN) 25 May 2003: F2. Review of Library of America edition of An American Tragedy (A2003.1).
Larson, Erik. The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America. New York: Crown, 2003. 305-306, 382. Briefly discusses Dreiser’s trip as a reporter to the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893 and his romance with Sara Osborne White.
Lauerbach, Gerda. Review of Linguistic Analysis and Text Interpretation: Essays on the Bill of Rights and on Keats, Shakespeare and Dreiser, by Juhani Rudanko. Anglia: Zeitschrift fur Englische Philologie 121.4 (2003):625-627
Lears, Jackson. Something for Nothing: Luck in America. New York: Viking, 2003. 186. Comments on how the centrality of chance in Sister Carrie shapes human fate.
Lee, James Kyung-Jin. “The City as Region.” A Companion to the Regional Literatures of America. Ed. Charles L. Crow. Malden, MA, and Oxford: Blackwell, 2003. 139. Briefly discusses how Dreiser’s “equation inevitable,” “borrowed extensively from Herbert Spencer’s recalibration of Darwin’s theory of evolution,” is used in Sister Carrie and relies on a “scientific, zero-sum deus ex machina: in order for Carrie to rise in wealth and ambition, Hurstwood must fall.”
Lehan, Richard. Review of A Theodore Dreiser Encyclopedia, ed. Keith Newlin. Dreiser Studies 34.2 (2003): 105-08
Levine, Gary Martin. “Populist Naturalism: The ‘Natural’ Markets and ‘Unnatural’ Jews of Frank Norris, Theodore Dreiser, and Mark Twain.” The Merchant of Modernism: The Economic Jew in Anglo-American Literature, 1864-1939. Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory. New York: Routledge, 2003. 67-80. Originally presented as the author’s dissertation.
Lin, Bin. “A Feminist Reading of Sister Carrie: On the Ambivalence of Dreiser’s View of Womanhood.” [author’s translation of Chinese title; retranslated herein as Dreiser’s Ambivalent View of Womanhood as Seen in Carrie]. Wai Guo Wen Xue Yan Jiu [Foreign Literature Studies] (China) 2003.2: 64-70. 林斌，「从嘉莉形象看德莱塞的女性观及其内在矛盾性」，外国文学研究，2003年第2期，頁64-70。
Lingeman, Richard. “Theodore Dreiser.” American Rebels. Ed. Jack Newfield. New York: Nation, 2003. 165-71.
Liu, Xiaoyan. “On the Images in Sister Carrie” [author’s title; retranslated as An Analysis of Some Images in Sister Carrie]. Journal of Zhongzhou University 20.4 (2003): 42-44. 刘晓妍，「试析《嘉莉妹妹》中的几个意象」，中州大学学报 ，2003年第20卷第4期，頁42-44。
Loving, Jerome. “Theodore Dreiser, 1871-1945.” American Writers: A Collection of Literary Biographies. Retrospective Supplement II (James Baldwin to Nathanael West). Ed. Jay Parini. New York: Scribner’s, 2003. 93-110.
Lü, Yi. “Reflection on Naturalism and Dreiser’s ’Sister Carrie’ ” [author’s title; retranslated as A Reinterpretation of Naturalism and Dreiser’s Sister Carrie]. Journal of Liaoning University Philosophy (Social Sciences Edition; China) 31.3 (2003): 62-65. 吕屹，「重读自然主义与德莱塞的《嘉莉妹妹》」，辽宁大学学报哲学（社会科学版），2003年第31卷第3期，頁62-65。
Madsen, Karine. “A Study of the Narrator’s Presence in Theodore Dreiser’s Sister Carrie: Voice, Function and Metaphoric Language.” Master’s thesis, U of Bergen, Bergen, Norway, 2003. 77 pp.
Markov, Nina. “A Question of Taste: Class, Restraint, and the Body in Nineteenth-Century United States Literature.” Ph.D. dissertation, U of California, Berkeley, 2003. 217 pp. DAI 65 (2004): 518A. Focuses on novels of Susan Warner, Melville, Dreiser, and Charles Waddell Chesnutt. Chapter 3 is entitled “Reading and the Material Girl: Educating Sister Carrie.”
Marquis, Margaret. “The Female Body, Work, and Reproduction in Deland, Cather, and Dreiser.” Women’s Studies 32.8 (2003): 979-1000.
Meurer, Robin. “Based on a Novel by Theodore Dreiser: Sister Carrie on the Screen.” Master’s thesis (Dipl.-Arb.), Graz U, Graz, Austria, 2003. 96 pp.
Morgan, Bill. Literary Landmarks of New York: The Book Lover’s Guide to Homes and Haunts of World-Famous Writers. New York: Universe, 2003. 24-25 passim.
Nakajima, Yoshinobu. “Doraisâ no Jenî Geahâto : Senchimentaru Shousetsu to Jinsei toiu Doreisei no Ninshiki [Dreiser’ s Jennie Gerhardt : Sentimental Novels and the Recognitions of a Life as a Slave]”. Shiraume Gakuen Tanki Daigaku Kiyou [Memoirs of Shiraume Gakuen College, Tokyo] 39 (2003): 129-38. In Japanese. 中島, 好伸. “ドライサーの『ジェニー・ゲアハート』 : センチメンタル小説と人生という奴隷制の認識”. 白梅学園短期大学紀要. 東京, 日本: 白梅学園短期大学, 39号. 3月. 2003. 129-38.
Neubauer, Gregory M. Review of Theodore Dreiser’s Uncollected Magazine Articles, 1897-1902. Dreiser Studies 34.2 (2003): 114-16.
Nishiyama, Emi. Mouhitotsuno Amerika jinjou o Motomete: laito, Doraisa-, Heminguuei, Morisun o Yomu[ [Looking forwards another American: Reading Rite, Dreiser, Heimingway, Morison]. Tokyo: Eioku Sha, 2003.10 モウ ヒトツ ノ アメリカジンゾウ オ モトメテ : ライト ドライサー ヘミングウェイ モリスン オ ヨム もう一つのアメリカ人像を求めて : ライト、ドライサー、ヘミングウェイ、モリスンを読む / 西山惠美著 Publisher 東京 : 英宝社 Year 2003.10 Physical description vii, 361p ; Note 参考文献: p329-353 Authors 西山, 惠美(1943-) <ニシヤマ, エミ> Subject headings BSH:小説(アメリカ) BSH:アメリカ文学 — 作家
Nobel, Philip. “Peaceable Kingdom: Celebrating Craftsmanship and Nature in New York.” Architectural Digest 60.6 (2003): 224-31, 256. Portrays renovation of Iroki, Dreiser’s former home and estate in Westchester County, New York, by the current owners, Michael and Judy Steinhardt.
O’Brien, Geoffrey. “His Place in the Sun.” Bookforum 10.2 (2003): 36. Discusses Dreiser’s style. “To read Dreiser is to become aware of a flat declamatory tone apparently unconcerned with niceties of style. He has been described as the kind of writer who triumphs over his own deficiencies of style, and as a writer who rummages through his characters’ thoughts with the impatient thoroughness of a child left alone to explore the contents of an attic.”
O’Brien, Geoffrey. “Letter.” Washington Post 30 March 2003. Section: Book World: T10 Letter to editor from Editor-in-Chief, The Library of America. “If all the world saw eye to eye on the merits of literary works, the task of selecting titles for the Library of America would be both easier and duller. Knowing as I do the wide-ranging, informed and passionate discussions that take place before any title enters the series, I am baffled by Jonathan Yardley’s imputation of editorial dereliction (Book World, March 9). That Theodore Dreiser’s An American Tragedy is visionary, penetrating and enduringly influential is not an esoteric opinion, whether or not Yardley happens to share it. The point of the Library of America is not to ratify the opinions of any particular person or group but to publish work that has had a continuing vital significance for the culture. Dreiser’s major novels certainly qualify.” See Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post Book World, March 9, 2003.
Pizer Donald. Review of Pagan Dreiser: Songs from American Mythology, by Shawn St. Jean. American Literary Realism 35.2 (2003): 175-76.
Pizer, Donald. “Is American Literary Naturalism Dead? A Further Inquiry.” Twisted from the Ordinary: Essays on American Literary Naturalism. Ed. Mary E. Papke. Tennessee Studies in Literature 40. Knoxville: U of Tennessee P, 2003. 390-404. Compares works by the contemporary naturalist writers Raymond Carver, Paul Auster, and Don DeLillo to Sister Carrie, Dreiser’s story “The Second Choice,” and two of his sketches, “The Loneliness of the City” and “The Man on the Sidewalk.”
Pritchard, William H. “Theodore Dreiser’s behemoth: Reissuing novel that once was a bestseller.” Washington Times 9 March 2003: B8. Review of Library of America edition of An American Tragedy (2003).
Puente, David Loren. “Education in Irony: United States ‘Literacy Crisis’ and the Literature of American Bildung.” Ph.D. dissertation, U of California, Irvine, 2003. 359 pp. DAI 63 (2003): 3930A. Traces historical shifts in the way educational development, intellectual ability, and pedagogic work were imagined by Americans between the Civil War and World War I, focusing on works by Henry James, Dreiser, James Weldon Johnson, and Willa Cather. “Naturalist Bildung: Genius and Stupidity in Sister Carrie” (thesis chapter).
Ryan, James Emmett. “Imaginary Friends: Representing Quakers in Early American Fiction.” Studies in American Fiction 31.2 (2003): 191-220. Discusses Dreiser’s The Bulwark, which “stands near the conclusion of a long tradition of using Quakers as exemplary figures in American fiction.”
Schweighauser, Philipp. “Toward a History of Literary Acoustics: The Noises of American Literature, 1860-1980.” Diss. Phil.-hist., U Basel, 2003. 290 pp. See also the author’s The Noises of American Literature, 1890-1985: Toward a History of Literary Acoustics. Gainesville: U P of Florida, 2006.
See, Mandy. ” ‘It Was Written That We Meet’: The Collaborative Friendship of Theodore Dreiser and George Douglas.” Dreiser Studies 34.1 (2003): 35-57.
Smith, Roger W. “A Dreiser Checklist, 1998-1999.” Dreiser Studies 34.2 (2003): 57-70.
Smith, Roger W. “Overlooked Items in Previous Dreiser Checklists.” Dreiser Studies 34.2 (2003): 71-104.
Smith, Roger W. “Review-Essay: Dreiser on the Web.” Dreiser Studies, 34.1 (2003): 66-91.
“Theodore Dreiser 1871-1945.” Historical Dictionary from the Great War to the Great Depression. By Neil A. Wynn. Historical Dictionaries of U.S. Historical Eras. Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2003.
A Theodore Dreiser Encyclopedia. Ed. Keith Newlin. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2003. NOTE: translated into Japanese by Kiyohiko Murayama. Tokyo: Yushodo Press, 2007 (cited as separate entry).
Van Vechten, Carl. The Splendid Drunken Twenties: Selections from the Daybooks, 1922-1930. Ed. Bruce Kellner. Urbana: U of Illinois P, 2003. 21-22, 37, 49, 54, 79, 116, 122, 157, 203, 233, 306.
Vineberg, Steve. Review of Library of America edition of An American Tragedy. Portland Phoenix. 2 May 2003.
Vogt, Melissa. “Theodore Dreiser Honored as Journalist.” Tribune-Star (Terre Haute, IN) 13 April 2003. Notes Dreiser’s induction into Indiana Journalism Hall of Fame. Reprinted Dreiser Studies, 34.1 (2003): 99-102.
Volkova, Olga. “A Socialist Realist Perspective on Sister Carrie.” Dreiser Studies 34.2 (2003): 3-23.
Whaley, Annemarie Koning. “Out with the Old and In with the New: Using the Restored Edition of Theodore Dreiser’s Jennie Gerhardt in the Classroom.” Conference of College Teachers of English Studies 68 (Sept 2003): 63-71.
Xie, Manlan. “Consumer Culture and Theodore Dreiser’s Early Writing.” [Master’s thesis] Guilin, Guangxi: Guangxi Normal University, China, 2003. In English. 谢满兰，「消费文化与西奥多‧德莱塞的早期创作」［硕士论文］，广西桂林：广西师范大学，2003年。（英文）
Xü, Qi. “Artistic Images of the two urban women” [author’s title; retranslated as Two Artistic Images of Urban Beauties — A Comparison between Carrie and Wang Qiyao]. Journal of Guangzhou University (Social Sciences Edition; China) 2.3 (2003): 47-52. 许绮，「都市丽人的两个艺术形象–嘉莉与王琦瑶之比较 」，广州大学学报（社会科*学版），2003年第2卷第3期，頁47-52。
Yardley, Jonathan. “A Sprawling Tale of Errant Ambition Makes for a Dubious Entry in the Library of America.” Review of Library of America edition of An American Tragedy (2003). Washington Post Book World. 9 March 2003: T02.
Zayani, Mohamed. “From Determinism to Indeterminacy: Chaos Theory, Systems Theory, and the Discourse of Naturalism.” Twisted from the Ordinary: Essays on American Literary Naturalism. Ed. Mary E. Papke. Tennessee Studies in Literature 40. Knoxville: U of Tennessee P, 2003. 344-66. Argues that The Financier and Sister Carrie resist conventional one-dimensional deterministic readings.