“An American Tragedy finds new life as opera.” Cape Breton Post (Cape Breton, Nova Scotia) 5 Dec. 2005: B9. Review of An American Tragedy (opera).
Amrane, Nadjia. Review of Theodore Dreiser’s Uncollected Magazine Articles, 1897-1902, ed. Yoshinobu Hakutani. Études Anglaises 58.3 (2005): 373-74. In French.
Armstrong, Stephen R., II. “Persistent Optimism and Recurrent Skepticism: Herbert Spencer and the United States.” Ph.D. dissertation, City U of New York, 2005. ix + 305 pp. DAI 66 (2006): 2930A. Uses a history of Herbert Spencer’s reception in the United States to enhance the reading of Frank Norris, Theodore Dreiser, and Jack London.
Athitakis, Mark, “Smug, snobbish and sometimes great.” Review of The Last Titan: A Life of Theodore Dreiser, by Jerome Loving. Chicago Sun-Times 13 March 2005. Sunday Showcase section. pg. 14.
Auchincloss, Louis. “Theodore Dreiser.” Writers and Personality. Columbia: U of South Carolina P, 2005. pp. 25-28. Characterizes Dreiser as “a kind of American Zola.”
Barnes, Clive. “Premiere A Tragedy.” New York Post. 5 December 2005. Review of An American Tragedy (opera).
Barry, William David. “New light on Dreiser by way of a literary partner.” Review of “Dreiser’s ‘Other Self’: The Life of Arthur Henry”. 11 December 2005. Blethen Maine Newspapers Inc.
Barton, John Cyril. “Literary Executions: Plotting Death Sentences in U. S. Law and Literature, 1830-1925.” Ph.D. dissertation, U of California, Irvine, 2005. 264 pp. DAI 66 (2006): 2576A. Examines representations of, responses to, and arguments for and against capital punishment in American law and literature. Chapter 5 is entitled “An American Travesty: Capital Punishment and the Criminal Justice System in Theodore Dreiser’s An American Tragedy.”
Basinger, Jeanine. “Double Exposure.” Opera News 70.6 (December 2005): 24-6, 28, 30-31. Compares the 1931 film version of An American Tragedy with the 1951 film, A Place in the Sun, based on the same novel.
Bercovici, Jeff. “A Twist on Tragedy.” WWD: Women’s Wear Daily. Nov 2005: 65. Features composer Tobias Picker, who discusses how he came to compose an opera based on Dreiser’s An American Tragedy.
Bernheimer, Martin. “American Tragedians.” Opera News 7.6 (Dec 2005): 16-22. Previews Metropolitan Opera’s production of Tobias Picker’s opera An American Tragedy, including the opera’s composition, aesthetics, and cast.
Bernheimer, Martin. Review of An American Tragedy (opera). Financial Times 5 Dec 2005, pg. 18 “[The score] deals knowingly in second-hand operatic devices, cranking out good mood music and gutsy cliches at every turn. … An American Tragedy may be the perfect modern opera for people who hate modern opera.”
Blackburn, Janice. “One man and his menagerie.” Financial Times 1 October 2005. Section: FT Weekend – House and Home; pg. 13. Describes estate of Michael Steinhardt in Westchester County, New York that formerly was Dreiser’s country home Iroki.
Brennan, Stephen C. Review of The Last Titan: A Life of Theodore Dreiser, by Jerome Loving. Dreiser Studies 36.1 (2005): pp. 55-60.
Campbell, Donna M. “Fiction: 1900 to the 1930s.” American Literary Scholarship: An Annual, 2003, pp. 309-347 (Dreiser 317-19).
Chen, Shiwang and Li, Guangping. “Despairing Voice – An Analysis of Pessimism in Dreiser’s Novels.” Journal of Hunan Institute of Engineering 15.2 (2005): 50-52. 陈世旺、李广平，「绝望的声音–论德莱塞小说中的悲观主义」，湖南工程学院学报（社会科学版），2005年第15卷第2期，頁50-52。
Clark, Mike. “New on DVD.” USA TODAY 21 January 2005, pg. 5E. Provides brief commentary on the William Wyler film Carrie and on Laurence Olivier’s performance in the film.
Coleman, Terry. Olivier. New York: Henry Holt, 2005. 220-225, 514-517, 538.
A Companion to American Fiction 1865-1914. Ed. Robert Paul Lamb and G. R. Thompson. Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture. Malden, MA; Oxford, UK: Blackwell, 2005. See under individual entries cited in this bibliography (Bender, Bert; Bremer, Sidney H.; Den Tandt, Christophe; Eby, Clare, Virginia; Fluck, Winfried; Glazener, Nancy; Kennedy, J. Gerald; Sherman, Sarah Way; Wagner-Martin-Linda; Wilson, Christopher B.)
Conrad, Willa J. “Met premiere not nearly as tragic as it might have been.” The Star-Ledger (Newark, NJ) 5 Dec 2005. Review of An American Tragedy (opera).
Conrad, Willa J.. “The Met digs into Dreiser’s ‘Tragedy’ .” The Star-Ledger (Newark, NJ) 27 November 2005.
Cotsell, Michael. “Theodore Dreiser and the Comfort of Freud.” The Theater of Trauma: American Modernist Drama and the Psychological Struggle for the American Mind, 1900-1930. New York: Peter Lang, 2005, pp. 101-09.
Crews, Nick. “A literary giant from the wrong side of town.” Indianapolis Star 7 May 2005. Review of The Last Titan: A Life of Theodore Dreiser, by Jerome Loving.
Davidson, Justin. “Opera Review: Tragic waste of all that elite talent.” Newsday 4 Dec 2005. Review of An American Tragedy (opera).
Davis, Peter G. “Tragic Indeed: An American Tragedy is yet another contemporary-opera-by-the-numbers rehash.” New York 38 (26 December 2005): 125. Review of An American Tragedy (opera).
Den Tandt, Christophe. “American Literary Naturalism.” A Companion to American Fiction 1865-1914. Ed. Robert Paul Lamb and G. R. Thompson. Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture. Malden, MA; Oxford, UK: Blackwell, 2005. 96-118.
Devlin, Athena “The Male Body and the Market Economy: Valuating Dreiser’s Frank Cowperwood.” Between Profits and Primitivism: Shaping White Middle-Class Masculinity in the United States, 1880-1917. Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory. New York and London: Routledge, 2005. 43-79.
Dickstein, Morris. A Mirror in the Roadway: Literature and the Real World. Princeton, NJ: Princeton UP, 2005. 32-33, 37-38, 47.
Dore, Florence. “Guilty Reading: Stupidity and Sex in Theodore Dreiser’s Sister Carrie” The Novel and the Obscene: Sexual Subjects in American Modernism. Stanford, CA.: Stanford UP, 2005, 19-39. “We have tended to think of American literary modernism as participating in the culture’s general rejection of prudery, and how else are we to read modernists’ forthright representations of sexual characters? Examines the relation between obscene novels and sexual identity, illuminating the roles of both the novel and obscenity law in establishing sexual identity in American civic life.”–book jacket. Based on the author’s dissertation (U of California, Berkeley, 1999).
Dowling, Robert M. “Dreiser, Theodore (1871-1945).” The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Multi Ethnic American Literature. Ed. Emmanuel S. Nelson. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2005. pp. 618-62.
“Dreiser, Theodore.” Encyclopedia of the Home Front: World Wars I and II. Ed. Thad Russell. New York: East River Books; Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2005.
Driscoll, F. Paul. “A Voice from the Past.” Opera News 70.6 (Dec 2005): 4. Discusses the Chester Gillette-Grace Brown murder case as the source of An American Tragedy, the novel and the opera.
Du, Rongfang. “A Brief Analysis of the Male Perspective in Jennie Gerhardt.” Journal of Chongqing Teachers College 4.4 (2005): 17-21. 杜荣芳，「《珍妮姑娘》的男性视角探析」， 渝西学院学报（社会科学版），2005年第4卷第4期，頁17-21。
Dvorak, Jack. “May Calvert: Dreiser’s Lifelong Teacher.” Dreiser Studies, 36:2 (2005): 3-29.
Eby, Clare Virginia. “Theodore Dreiser and the Force of the Personal.” A Companion to American Fiction 1865-1914. Ed. Robert Paul Lamb and G. R. Thompson. Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture. Malden, MA; Oxford, UK: Blackwell, 2005. 572-85..
Enfield, Jonathan. ” ‘A More Glittering, a Grosser Power’ “: American Film and Fiction, 1915-1941. Ph.D. dissertation, U of Chicago, 2005. 364 pp. Stresses the often misunderstood or elided influence that film, especially Hollywood film, exerted on the literary novel, as exemplified by Dreiser’s An American Tragedy, Fitzgerald’s The Beautiful and the Damned, Faulkner’s Absalom, Absalom, and Dos Passos’s The Big Money.
England, Melanie. “Thoroughly Modern Carrie: Theodore Dreiser, Modernism and the Historical Moment.” Midamerica: The Yearbook of the Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature 32 (2005): 88-94.
Erikson, Matthew. ” ‘An American Tragedy’ Is Musically Solid, But Flawed.” Hartford Courant 5 December 2005. Review of An American Tragedy (opera).
Fetherling, George. Review of The Last Titan: A Life of Theodore Dreiser, by Jerome Loving. The New Brunswick Reader (Canada) 23 April 2005.
Fluck, Winfried. “Morality, Modernity, and ‘Malarial Restlessness’: American Realism in its Anglo-European Contexts.” A Companion to American Fiction 1865-1914. Ed. Robert Paul Lamb and G. R. Thompson. Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture. Malden, MA; Oxford, UK: Blackwell, 2005. 77-95..
Fraser, Steve. Every Man A Speculator: A History of Wall Street in American Life. New York: HarperCollins, 2005. 274-80.
Gao, Yufen. “Exploration into an Insatiable Character – An Analysis of Dreiser’s Portrait of Sister Carrie.” (An Insatiable Character – An Analysis of Dreiser’s Portrait of Sister Carrie) Journal of Liaoning Normal University (Social Science Edition) 28.3 (2005): 85-87. 高玉芬，「永不满足的性格探索–析德莱塞塑造的嘉莉妹妹艺术形象」，辽宁师范大学学报（社会科学版），2005年第28卷第3期，頁85-87。
Gonda, Kenji. “Tokubetsu Kikou Deconstructing Criminal Law: Determinism and Intentionalism in Theodore Dreiser’s An American Tragedy and “I Find the Real American Tragedy” [Special Contribution Deconstructing Criminal Law: Determinism and Intentionalism in Theodore Dreiser’s An American Tragedy and “I Find the Real American Tragedy”]”. Metropolitan. Tokyotoritsu Daigaku Daigakuinbukai [Tokyo Metropolitan University Graduate School]. 50 (2005): 45-68 権田, 建二. “特別寄稿 50号. 2005. 45-68.
Goodman, Susan and Carl Dawson. William Dean Howells: A Writer’s Life. Berkeley, CA: U of California P, 2005. 346-47.
Gross, Andrew S. “Cars, Postcards, and Patriotism: Tourism and National Politics in the United States, 1893-1929.” Pacific Coast Philology, 40 (2005): 77-97.
Ingersoll, Kari. “‘The murder that wouldn’t die’ 100-year-old case sparks new opera, ‘Today Show’ segment.” Observer-Dispatch (Herkimer, NY) 23 Sep 2005.
Jin, Huaifang. “The Justification of Women’s Exisitence – A Feminist Way of Comparing Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser and The Defunct Capital by Jai Pingwa.” [Master’s thesis] Xi’an, Shaanxi: Northwest University, 2005. In English. 靳怀芳，「女性的生存之辩──从女性主义的角度看《嘉莉妹妹》与《废都》之比较」［硕士论文］，陕西西安：西北大学，2005年。（英文）
Kates, William. “Famous Adirondacks Murder Gets New Life.” The Associated Press 2 December 2005.
Kellow, Brian. “The Key to Tobias.” Opera News 70. 2 (August 2005): 16-21, 65. Interview with Tobias Picker, composer of the opera An American Tragedy.
Kennedy, J. Gerald. “The Short Story and the Short-Story Sequence, 1865-1914.” A Companion to American Fiction 1865-1914. Ed. Robert Paul Lamb and G. R. Thompson. Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture. Malden, MA; Oxford, UK: Blackwell, 2005. 149-74. Briefly discusses (pg. 165) several of Dreiser’s short stories.
Klimasmith, Betsy. “The Apartment as Utopia: Reimagining the City, Reconstructing the Home.” At Home in the City: Urban Domesticity in American Literature and Culture, 1850-1930. Becoming Modern: New Nineteenth-Century Studies. Durham: U of New Hampshire P, 2005. 128-160 (see pp. 130-131, 142-160 in this chapter). Traces the architectural and literary evolution of the urban home. Chapter 4, “The Apartment as Utopia: Reimagining the City, Reconstructing the Home,” investigates “the radical vision of apartment-derived social justice embedded in Sister Carrie.”
Koloze, Jeff. An Ethical Analysis of the Portrayal of Abortion in American Fiction: Dreiser, Hemingway, Faulkner, Dos Passos, Brautigan, and Irving. Studies in American Literature. Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen, 2005.
Leddy, Chuck. “Writers Behaving Badly.” The Writer 119.3 (March 2005): 8-9 Discusses several literary feuds, including the one between Dreiser and Sinclair Lewis.
Lehan, Richard. Realism and Naturalism: The Novel in an Age of Transition. Madison: U of Wisconsin P, 2005. Passim.
Leibowitz, Herbert. Introduction and Notes. Sister Carrie, by Theodore Dreiser. Barnes & Noble Classics. New York: Barnes and Noble Books, 2005.
Lewis, Tony. “Dreiser’s troubles grew out of his roots.” Providence Journal 24 Apr 2005: E7. Review of The Last Titan: A Life of Theodore Dreiser by Jerome Loving.
Loomis, George. “How to set America to music.” Financial Times 2 December 2005. Section: Arts and Ideas; pg. 15 . An interview with Tobias Picker, composer of the opera An American Tragedy.
Loving, Jerome. The Last Titan: A Life of Theodore Dreiser. Berkeley, CA: U of California P, 2005.
Lu, Chunhua. “Meiguo 20 Shiji Wentan zhi Hun – Xiaoduo Delaisai.” (Theodore Dreiser – the Soul of 19th Century American Literature.” Jilin Normal University Journal (Humanities and Social Science Edition) 6 (2005). 卢春华，「美国20世纪文坛之魂–西奥多‧德莱赛」，吉林师范大学学报（人文社会科学版），2005年第6期。
Markov, Nina. “Class, Culture, and Capital in Sister Carrie.” Dreiser Studies 36.1 (2005): 3-27.
Martin, Jay. Review of The Last Titan: A Life of Theodore Dreiser, by Jerome Loving. Yale Review 93.4 ( 2005): 158-64.
Martinson, Deborah. Lillian Hellman: A Life with Foxes and Scoundrels. New York: Counterpoint, 2005. 223-27.
Mickalites, Carey James. “Psychic Economies of Modernism: The Material Limits of Consumer Capital.” Ph.D. dissertation, Michigan State U, 2005. 200 pp. DAI 66 (2006): 3298A. Examines British and American modernist narrative “to articulate a model of the subject of modernity in relation to consumer capitalism during and following the second industrial and technological revolution.” Chapter 1 is entitled ” ‘The Power and Satisfaction of the Thing’: Capital and the Limits of Gender in Sister Carrie and Women and Economics.”
Mostel, Raphael. “A Demanding Composer Meets His Orchestral Match.” Forward (New York, NY) 25 November, 2005: 12. A preview of Tobias Picker’s opera An American Tragedy, based in part on an interview with the composer.
Myers, Eric. Review of An American Tragedy (opera). Variety (New York) 6 Dec, 2005. “Hopes ran high among music lovers that ‘An American Tragedy’ might turn out to be the Great American Opera. … The result was an evening that somehow failed to jell, largely due to a score that stopped short of fully involving its listeners.”
Nelson, Colby David. “Literary Investigations of Modern American Crime Narratives.” Ph.D. dissertation, U of Washington, 2005. 293 pp. DAI 66 (2005): 2218A. Chapter 2 focuses on Hurstwood’s criminality in Sister Carrie.
“New opera neither masterpiece nor fiasco.” South Bend Tribune (South Bend, IN) 23 Dec. 2005. Review of An American Tragedy (opera).
Nordlinger, Jay “Good Singing, and a Few Cliches.” The New York Sun 5 December 2005. Arts and Letters section. Review of An American Tragedy (opera).
Northway, Martin. “Dreiser biography spells out why his ‘realistic fiction’ caught on.” St. Louis Post-Dispatch 3 April 2005: G8. Review of The Last Titan: A Life of Theodore Dreiser, by Jerome Loving.
Packer-Kinlaw, Donna. Review of A Traveler at Forty by Theodore Dreiser, ed. Renate von Bardeleben. Dreiser Studies 36.1 (2005): 60-63.
Pan, Xinhua. “An Analysis and Appreciation of Naturalism on Dreiser’s Sister Carrie.” (original title) Journal of Huzhou Teachers College 27.3 (2005): 7-10. 潘新华，「德莱塞《嘉莉妹妹》的自然主义解读」，湖州师范学院学报，2005年第27卷第3期，頁7-10。
Parry, Sally E. “Brother Theodore: Life as Literature.” American Book Review 26.5 (July/August 2005): 1, 5. Review of The Last Titan: A Life of Theodore Dreiser by Jerome Loving. “Loving’s biography is valuable for those who want to know what real people his characters are based on, and how Dreiser turned his life into literature. Unfortunately, Loving often considers Dreiser and his characters interchangeable, so Dreiser is frequently described as rocking like Carrie or at the end of his emotional or financial hopes like Hurstwood. There is no real literary assessment of Dreiser’s writing outside of plot summaries and the biographical connection.”
Patterson, Martha H. Beyond the Gibson Girl: Reimagining the New American Woman, 1895-1915. Urbana: U of Illinois P, 2005, 7. Comments on birth control as it is treated in Jennie Gerhardt.
Portman, Jamie. “A DVD worth getting: Carrie, and not the one you might think.” Ottawa Citizen 19 February 2005 pg. L6 Discusses newly released DVD of film Carrie based on Dreiser novel. Analyzes film’s strengths and weaknesses and how well it holds up in hindsight. Discusses history of film and choices that were made in presentation and casting, etc.
Pussadee, Kaewpunya. “A Buddhist Reading of Desire in Dreiser’s Sister Carrie, An American Tragedy and ‘Free.’ ” นุษยศาสตร์สาร 6.1 (2005): 31-38. ปีที่1- (2543- ) Journal มนุษยศาสตร์สาร 6, 1 (ม.ค.-มิ.ย. 2548) 31-38. In Thai.
Rodgers, Marion Elizabeth Mencken: The American Iconoclast New York: Oxford UP, 2005. Passim. Covers in full the relationship between Mencken and Dreiser and quotes from their correspondence. Also covers the relationships of Dreiser and Mencken with the sisters Marion and Estelle Bloom and how Mencken felt about Dreiser’s relationship with Estelle Bloom.
Rollyson, Carl. “Biography: ‘One of the Most Incredible of Human Beings’: To Tell Theodore Dreiser’s Story Via His Writing Is Not To Tell the Whole Story.” The New York Sun 23 February 2005 pg. 17. Review of The Last Titan: A Life of Theodore Dreiser by Jerome Loving.
Rosenbaum, Emily. “Audience Participation: Novelistic Representations of the Theater in American Literature from the 1890s to the 1930s.” Ph.D. dissertation, U of North Carolina, 2005. 162 pp. Chapter 1 is entitled “Performance Anxiety: Theodore Dreiser, the Ashcan School, and the Theater Audiences.”
Ruan, Yingmei. “Lun Xingkelai Liuyisi Da Jie, Babite zhong de Fanpan Jingshen.” (On the rebellious spirit in Main Street and Babbit by Sinclair Lewis.) [Master’s thesis] Jinan, Shandong: Shandong Normal University, 2005. 阮美英，「论辛克莱‧刘易斯《大街》、《巴比特》中的反叛精神」［硕士论文］，山东济南：山东师范大学，2005年。
Ruhe, Pierre. “Tragic tale told with grim determination.” Atlanta Journal-Constitution 18 Dec 2005: L3. Review of Tobias Picker’s opera An American Tragedy. “With a poorly paced libretto … it’s a deluxe, mostly old-fashioned opera. … another score mired in thrice- familiar musical idioms, with little new to add beyond a great plot.”
Sandow, Greg. “Met’s Leaden ‘American Tragedy’; Premiere Strip-Mines Dreiser’s Classic American Novel.” Washington Post 5 Dec 5, 2005: C5. Review of An American Tragedy (opera).
Sasa, Ghada Suleiman. “The Femme Fatale in American Naturalism.” Ph.D. dissertation, Indiana U of Pennsylvania; 2005. 190 pp. DAI 66 (2006): 3650A. Focuses on Norris’s McTeague, Dreiser’s Sister Carrie, Kate Chopin’s The Awakening, and Nella Larsen’s Quicksand.
Schreibersdorf, Lisa. “Hyphens on the Home Front: Imagining American Culture through the German-American Hyphen, 1911-1919.” Ph.D. dissertation, U of Wisconsin, 2005. 293 pp. DAI 66 (2005): 1773A. Chapter 2 argues that Dreiser’s German-American identity became a focal point for contests over the definition of his own “radically American” exceptionalism.
Seed, David. Review of The Last Titan: A Life of Theodore Dreiser by Jerome Loving. European Journal of American Culture 24.3 (2005): 240-41.
Sene, Sophie. “The Quest for Happiness and Fulfillment in Theodore Dreiser’s Sister Carrie and An American Tragedy.” Master’s thesis, Université Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar, Senegal, 2005.
Silverman, Mike. “Met Premiers Tobias Picker Opera.” Washington Post 3 December 2005. Review of An American Tragedy (opera). Associated Press dispatch published in various newspapers.
Smith, Roger W. “A Dreiser Checklist, 2004.” Dreiser Studies, 36:1 (2005): 49-54
Smith, Roger W. Review of Dreiser’s “Other Self”: The Life of Arthur Henry, by Maggie Walker and Mark Walker. Dreiser Studies 36.2 (2005): 42-45.
Smith, Roger W. Review of Theodore Dreiser: Interviews, ed. Frederic E. Rusch and Donald Pizer. Dreiser Studies 36.1 (2005): 63-66.
Solomon, Melissa. “Queer American Ladies and Friends: Tropes of Lesbian Relationality in American Literature, 1890-1940.” Ph. dissertation, Duke U, 2005. 192 pp. DAI 67 (2007). A study of lesbianism in American literature. Examines novels by Willa Cather, Dreiser (Sister Carrie), Henry James, and Sarah Orne Jewett.
Spears, Timothy B. Chicago Dreaming: Midwesterners and the City, 1871-1919 Chicago: U of Chicago P. Passim.
Stearns, David Patrick “Met premieres opera based on Dreiser novel.” Philadelphia Inquirer 6 Dec, 2005. Review of An American Tragedy (opera).
Supriya [“Dr. Supriya”]. The Duality of Mind And Material in American Literature: Theodore Dreiser; The Man and the Novelist. Jaipur, India: Book Enclave, 2005.
Swed, Mark “Opera Review; A comfortable ‘Tragedy’; Tobias Picker’s lush take on the Dreiser novel ultimately disappoints in the Met premiere of its latest commission.” Los Angeles Times 5 Dec 2005, pg. E.1.
Taylor, D J. “Books: American Nightmares; The Last Titan: A Life of Theodore Dreiser.” The Independent (London, England) April 29, 2005: 28. Review of Jerome Loving’s biography of Dreiser.
Terris, Daniel. Ethics at Work: Creating Virtue in an American Corporation. Waltham, MA: Brandeis UP, 2005 27-28 Discusses Dreiser’s Trilogy of Desire, which provides, in the character of Frank Cowperwood, “the most complete, ambitious, and complex portrait of an American business tycoon” in American fiction.
Totten, Gary: Dreiser and the Writing Market: New Letters on the Publication History of Jennie Gerhardt.” Dreiser Studies 36.1 (2005): 28-48.
Viagas, Robert. “Today In Theatre History.” Playbill Arts 5 Dec 2005. Provides details of opening of Dreiser’s play The Hand of the Potter at the Provincetown Playhouse in New York in 1921.
von Rhein, John. “‘ ‘American Tragedy’ falls short, despite sound cast.” Chicago Tribune 5 December 2005. Review of American Tragedy (opera).
Wachi, Arata. “Chemism, Determinism, and Beyond.” Master’s thesis, Central Connecticut State U, 2005. 71 + 5 pp.
Walker, Maggie and Mark Walker Dreiser’s “Other Self”: A Life of Arthur Henry McKinleyville, CA: Fithian Press, 2005. Passim.
Wu, Eleanor Morris Shame and Guilt Societies. n.p. Washington House, 2005. Synthesizes the psychoanalytical theories of Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung and Heinz Kohut in a discussion of major religions and several American writers. Furthermore combines ideas about psychoanalysis with the sociological theories of Max Weber. Quotes from the works of Dreiser, Hawthorne, and Melville in discussing psychoanalytic theories.
Wu, Hongyun. “Sister Carrie under the unconventional discourse of feminism.” (Sister Carrie Viewed from a Radical Feminist Perspective). Journal of Huainan Teacher College 7.1 (2005): 36-38. 吴红云，「反传统女性话语关照下的嘉莉妹妹 」，淮南师范学院学报，2005年第7卷第1期，頁36-38。
Wu, Liu. “The Image and Morals in Jennie Gerhardt.” (Appearances and Morals in Jennie Gerhardt). Journal of Liuzhou Vocational and Technical College 5.1 (2005): 74-78. 伍柳，「《珍妮姑娘》中的人物形象与道德观」，柳州职业技术学院学报，2005年第5卷第1期，頁74-78。
Yang, Lili. “The Men and Women Striving in an Indifferent World – The Multi-perspective Analysis of Characters and Characterization in Sister Carrie.” [Master’s thesis] Lanzhou, Gansu: Northwest Normal University, 2005. 杨丽丽，「在漠然的世界中挣扎的男人和女人──《嘉莉妹妹》中人物的多视角分析及人物塑造」［硕士论文］，甘肃兰州：西北师范大学，2005年。
Zaluda, Scott. “Opera Review: An American Tragedy at the Metropolitan Opera.” Dreiser Studies, 36:2 (2005), pp. 30-41.
Zeng, Li. “An Analysis of the Theme and Artistic Techniques in An American Tragedy.” [Master’s thesis] Lanzhou, Gansu: Northwest Normal University, 2005. In English. 郑莉，「《美国悲剧》中的主题和技巧分析」［硕士论文］，甘肃兰州：西北师范大学，2005年。（英文）
Zhang, Yühong. “Dui Dong San Sheng Gaodeng Shifan Meishu Jiaoyü Zhuanye Xianjuang de Sikao” (Deliberation on the Present Situation of Art Education in the Three Northeastern Provinces) [Master’s thesis] Changchun, Jilin: Northeast Normal University, 2005. 张宇泓，「对东三省高等师范美术教育专业现状的思考」［硕士论文］，吉林长春：东北师范大学，2005年。
Zou, Li. “The Genius: Change of alienation and masses’ awareness of aesthetic conception.” (The Genius: The Alienation of Aesthetics in the Arts and the Changes of Mass Awareness) Journal of Chongqing College of Education 4 (2005): 53-55. 邹莉，「《天才》：艺术审美的异化与大众意识的裂变」，重庆教育学院学报，2005年第18卷第4期，頁53-55。