Dreiser bibliography, 2005

 

 

“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。 

 

Dreiser bibliography, 2004

 

 

American Naturalism. Ed. Harold Bloom. Bloom’s Period Studies. Philadelphia: Chelsea House, 2004. Reprints eight articles cited individually in this bibliography (as year 2004 entries). See also comments on An American Tragedy in Harold Bloom’s introduction, pp. 16-19.

Bardeleben, Renate von. Review of Schwester Carrie, trans. Anna Nussbaum (Leipzig, Germany: Ille und Riemer, 2004). Dreiser Studies 35.1 (2004): 68-69.

Bender, Bert. “Theodore Dreiser, Science, and ‘It’ .” Evolution and “the Sex Problem”: American Narratives during the Eclipse of Darwinism. Kent, OH: Kent State UP, 2004. 116-34. “[C]ritics have recognized Darwin’s broad and unmistakable influence on Dreiser’s thought but mainly in terms of … social Darwinism … none has explored the role of Darwin’s theory of sexual selection in Dreiser’s presentation of the sexual reality nor the less important but related role of Darwin’s theory of the emotions.” 

Bernstein, Lee. “The Avengers of Christie Street: Racism and Reaction in Mike Gold’s Jews Without Money” pp. 118-131. In The Novel and the American Left: Critical Essays on Depression-Era Fiction. ed. Janet Galligani Casey. Iowa City: U of Iowa P, 2004. Briefly discusses how views of Dreiser perceived to be anti-Semitic were responded to by Mike Gold, using the discussion as an introduction and to provide context for an analysis of views reflected in Gold’s semi-autobiographical novel Jews Without Money. 

Berte, Leigh Ann Litwiller. “Locomotive Subjectivity: The Railroad, Literature, and the Geography of Identity in America, 1830-1930.” Ph.D. dissertation, U of Washington, 2004. 295 pp. DAI 65 (2005): 2599A. Includes discussion of Dreiser’s The Titan. 

Bisbort, Alan. “An American Revival: Adding the Name ‘Dreiser’ to the Literary Scene Again.” New York Times [Connecticut edition] 4 Jan. 2004: sec. 14CN, 5. Discusses the revival of interest in Dreiser and the effect on his reputation as revealed by various publishing and artistic activities, notably the Dreiser Edition. Profiles Thomas P. Riggio, General Editor of the Dreiser Edition.

Brown, Bill. “The matter of Dreiser’s modernity.” The Cambridge Companion to Theodore Dreiser. Ed. Leonard Cassuto and Clare Virginia Eby. Cambridge Companions to Literature. Cambridge, England and New York: Cambridge UP, 2004, pp. 83-99.

Bucco, Martin. Sinclair Lewis as Reader and Critic. Studies in American Literature. Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen P, 2004. 331-32. Surveys and summarizes Lewis’ reviews and assessments of Dreiser, as well as noting instances in Lewis’s novels where his characters comment on Dreiser’s works. 

Campbell, Donna M. “Fiction: 1900 to the 1930s.” American Literary Scholarship: An Annual 2002. Ed. David J. Nordloh. Durham, NC: Duke UP, 2004. 269-307. (Dreiser, pp. 274-78.)

Cassuto, Leonard. “Dreiser and Crime.” The Cambridge Companion to Theodore Dreiser. Ed. Leonard Cassuto and Clare Virginia Eby. Cambridge Companions to Literature. Cambridge, England and New York: Cambridge UP, 2004, pp. 196-213.

Chen, Bo. “The naturalistic features in Sister Carrie.” Master’s thesis. Wuhan, Hubei: Central China Normal University, China, 2004. In English. 陈波,「《嘉莉妹妹》中的自然主义特色」[硕士论文],湖北武汉:华中师范大学,2004年。(英文) 

Chen, Shiwang. “Dialogue: Economic Approach to Dreiser’s Novels.” Master’s thesis. Xiangtan, Hunan: Xiangtan University, China, 2004. 陈世旺,「对话:经济学视野里的德莱塞小说」[硕士论文],湖南湘潭:湘潭大学,2004年。 

Christensen, Peter G. “Sergei Eisenstein’s Unfilmed Adaptation of Theodore Dreiser’s An American Tragedy.” Taiwan Journal of English Literature 2:1 (Spring 2004): 45-65. 

Cowley, Malcolm. “Naturalism in American Literature.” American Naturalism. Ed. Harold Bloom. Bloom’s Period Studies. Philadelphia: Chelsea House, 2004. 49-79. Reprint of Cowley’s “Naturalism in American Literature,” in Evolutionary Thought in America. Ed. Stow Persons. New Haven: Yale UP, 1950. 

Culleton, Claire A. Joyce and the G-Men: J. Edgar Hoover’s Manipulation of Modernism. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004. 68, 71-74. Examines how J. Edgar Hoover and the FBI sought to defame and intimidate twentieth-century literary figures, including Dreiser. Examines (using his FBI file as the principal source) how and why Dreiser came under scrutiny by the FBI and how this played out over his life. States that the FBI attempted to discredit Dreiser by “planting a woman in his [hotel] room” during the Kentucky miners’ strike. Briefly discusses Dreiser’s struggles to get his works published and to fight censorship and suppression of his works.

Davies, Jude. “The Struggle for Existence, the Struggle for Domination, and the Struggle for Justice: Animals and the Social in Theodore Dreiser’s ‘The Shining Slave Makers’ and The Financier.” Animal Magic: Essays on Animals in the American Imagination. Ed. Jopi Nyman and Carol Smith. Joensuun Yliopisto, Kirjallisuuden ja Kulttuurin Tutkimuksia/University of Joensuu, Studies in Literature and Culture. Joensuu, Finland: Faculty of Humanities, U of Joensuu, 2004. 55-72.

Ding Weiguo. “A Comparative Study of the Two Chinese Versions of An American Tragedy.” Master’s thesis. Shanghai: Shanghai Maritime University, 2004. In English. 丁卫国,「《美国悲剧》两种中译本的比较研究」[硕士论文],上海:上海海事大学,2004年。(英文) 

Du, Rongfang. “Comment on Dreiser’s Literary Concept Based on Sister Carrie” [author’s title; retranslated as Dreiser’s View of Literature as Seen in Sister Carrie]. Journal of Chongqing Teachers College(China) 3.2 (2004): 50-53. 杜荣芳,「从嘉莉形象看德莱塞的文学观」,渝西学院学报(社会科学版),2004年第3卷第2期,頁50-53。 

Dudley, John. A Man’s Game: Masculinity and the Anti-Aesthetics of American Literary Naturalism. Studies in American Literary Realism and Naturalism. Tuscaloosa: U of Alabama P, 2004. 174-75. Briefly compares the lynchings depicted in Dreiser’s “Nigger Jeff” and in James Weldon Johnson’s The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man.

Eby, Clare Virginia. “Dreiser and women.” The Cambridge Companion to Theodore Dreiser. Ed. Leonard Cassuto and Clare Virginia Eby. Cambridge Companions to Literature. Cambridge, England and New York: Cambridge UP, 2004, pp. 142-59.

Egleston, Charles, ed. House of Boni & Liveright, 1917-1933: A Documentary Volume Detroit: Gale, 2004 Series: Dictionary of Literary Biography; vol. 288. Includes information about Dreiser. 

Fisher, Philip. “The Naturalist Novel and the City: Temporary Worlds.” American Naturalism. Ed. Harold Bloom. Bloom’s Period Studies. Philadelphia: Chelsea House, 2004. 225-36. Reprint. 

Fleissner, Jennifer L. “The New Woman and the Old Man: Sentimentality and ‘Drift’ in Dreiser and Wharton.” Women, Compulsion, Modernity: The Moment of American Naturalism. Women in Culture and Society. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 2004. 161-200. Discusses Sister Carrie and Wharton’s The House of Mirth. See also passim.

Gair, Christopher. “Sister Carrie, Race, and the World’s Columbian Exposition.” The Cambridge Companion to Theodore Dreiser. Ed. Leonard Cassuto and Clare Virginia Eby. Cambridge Companions to Literature. Cambridge, England and New York: Cambridge UP, pp. 160-76.

Gayle, Susaye Rita Allison. “Female Commodification and Capitalism In Theodore Dreiser’s Sister Carrie and Edith Wharton’s The House of Mirth and The Custom of the Country.” Master’s thesis, Clark U, 2004. vi + 168 pp.  

Giles, Paul. “Dreiser’s style.” The Cambridge Companion to Theodore Dreiser. Ed. Leonard Cassuto and Clare Virginia Eby. Cambridge Companions to Literature. Cambridge, England and New York: Cambridge UP, 2004, pp. 47-62.

Harms, Ingeborg. [A successful frown: Theodore Dreiser’s Schwester Carrie to be rediscovered – almost.] Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung 18 August 2004. In German. This review is cited in Dreiser Studies 35.1 (2004): 68-69. 

Healy, Patrick. “Poor Man’s Paradises: Not Just for Summer.” New York Times 23 May 2004: sec. 14 (Long Island Weekly), 10. States that Baiting Hollow in Suffolk County, New York was the setting of an unspecified short story by Dreiser. 

Hoover, David L. “Testing Burrows’s Delta.” Literary and Linguistic Computing 19 (Nov 2004): 453 -75. Analysis includes Dreiser’s The Titan. 

Hricko, Mary. “The Case of Chester Gillette: Murder in the Adirondacks.” Famous American Crimes and Trials, Volume II. Ed. Frankie Y Bailey and Steven M Chermak. 5 vols. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2004. 

Hricko, Mary. “The Genesis of the Chicago Renaissance: The Writings of Theodore Dreiser, Langston Hughes, Richard Wright, and James T. Farrell.” Ph.D. dissertation, Kent State U, 2004. v + 361 pp. DAI 65.8 (2005): 2989A.

Ivanov, Gennadii Viktorovich. Teodor Draizer (1871-1945): biografia. Sto velikikh pisatelei. [Teodor Dreiser (1871-1945): biography. One hundred great writers]. Moscow: Veche, 2004, pp. 407-410 Иванов, Геннадий Викторович. Теодор Драйзер (1871-1945): биография. Сто великих писателей. Москва: Вече, 2004. C. 407-410 

Jett, Kevin W. “Literary Soul Mates? Dreiser, Hervey White, and Quicksand.” Dreiser Studies 35.2 (2004): 29-44. Abstract: Examines the novel “Quicksand,” by Hervey White, which was considered by Dreiser to be one of the world’s greatest books. Plot of the book; Comparison of some of the characters in the book to Dreiser and his family; Similarities between White’s “Quicksand” and “The Bulwark” by Dreiser, including the concept of transcendentalism.

Jiang, Baiming. “Cong Shenghuo de Zhenshi dao Yishu de Zhenshi – Xiaoduo Delaisai han Ta de Xiaoshuo ‘Jiali Meimei’ ” [From the Truth of Experience to Artistic Truth – Theodore Dreiser and His Sister Carrie]. Journal of Lujiang University 12.3 (2004): 61-63. 蒋柏明,「从生活的真实到艺术的真实–西奥多‧德莱塞和他的小说《嘉莉妹妹》」,鹭江职业大学学报,2004年第12卷第3期,頁61-63。 

Jiang, Daochao. “Chong Du Delaisai de ‘Zhenni Guniang’ ” [A Rereading of Dreiser’s Jennie Gerhardt]. Foreign Languages and Their Teaching (Chiina) 5 (2004): 41-44. 蒋道超,「重读德莱塞的《珍妮姑娘》」,外语与外语教学,2004年第5期,頁41-44。 

Jiang, Daochao. “Subversion of [Horatio] Alger′s American Myth: Illustration of Veblen′s Consumptuous Consumption.” (An interpretation of the Cultural Symbols in An American Tragedy) Journal of Shenzhen University (Humanities and Social Sciences Edition; China) 21.3 (2004): 83-87. 蒋道超,「颠覆阿尔杰美国神话,印证维布伦挥霍消费–解读《美国悲剧》中的文化符号」,深圳大学学报(人文社会科学版),2004年第21卷第3期,頁 83-87。 

Jiang, Yuqin. “City of Paradox: Creating Careers and Ruining Souls – From Dreiser’s Sister Carrie to You Fengwei’s Loach” (author’s translation of Chinese title; retranslated herein as City as Paradox: Creating Opportunities and Strangling Souls – From Dreiser’s Sister Carrie to You Fengwei’s Loach]. Wai Guo Wen Xue Yan Jiu [Foreign Literature Studies] (China) 2004.5: 135-140. 姜玉琴,「城市: 一个承载事业、绞杀灵魂的谬体–从德莱塞的《嘉丽妹妹》到尤凤伟的《泥鳅》」,外国文学研究,2004年第5期,頁135-140。 

Jurca, Catherine. “Dreiser, class, and the home.” The Cambridge Companion to Theodore Dreiser. Ed. Leonard Cassuto and Clare Virginia Eby. Cambridge Companions to Literature. Cambridge, England and New York: Cambridge UP, 2004, pp. 100-11.

Kaplan, Harold. “Naturalist Fiction and Political Allegory.” American Naturalism. Ed. Harold Bloom. Bloom’s Period Studies. Philadelphia: Chelsea House, 2004. 145-176. Reprint of previously published article by Kaplan (in his Power and Order: Henry Adams and the Naturalist Tradition in American Fiction, U of Chicago P, 1981) which focuses on Sister Carrie. 

Landers, Robert K. An Honest Writer: The Life and Times of James T. Farrell San Francisco, CA: Encounter Books, 2004. Passim. 

Lears, Jackson. “Dreiser and the history of American longing.” The Cambridge Companion to Theodore Dreiser. Ed. Leonard Cassuto and Clare Virginia Eby. Cambridge Companions to Literature. Cambridge, England and New York: Cambridge UP, 2004, pp. 63-79.

Lehan, Richard. “American Literary Naturalism The French Connection.” Nineteenth Century Fiction 38 (Mardi): 529-57. American Naturalism. Ed. Harold Bloom. Bloom’s Period Studies. Philadelphia: Chelsea House, 2004. 177-201. Reprint. 

Lindquist, Barbara Theodore Dreiser, Thermodynamics, and the ‘Manly Man’: An Analysis of Gender Relations in the Cowperwood Trilogy Midamerica: The Yearbook of the Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature (Midamerica) 31 (2004): 57-68.

Link, Eric Carl. The Vast and Terrible Drama: American Literary Naturalism in the Late Nineteenth Century. Studies in American Literary Realism and Naturalism. Tuscaloosa: U of Alabama P, 2004. Passim.

Loonam, John P. “Always with Us: Images of Poverty in American Literature.” Ph.D. dissertation, City U of New York, 2004. 318 pp. DAI 65 (2005): 2991A. “Discovering Poverty: Jacob Riis, Stephen Crane, Theodore Dreiser” (thesis chapter).

Loving, Jerome. “Theodore Dreiser.” The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature. Ed. Jay Parini. 4 vols. Oxford and New York: Oxford UP, 2004. 1: 408-17.

Lu, Jie. “Similar Phenomena, Different Experiments? A Study of Thomas Hardy’s Literary Influence on Theodore Dreiser.” Midwest Quarterly 45.4 (2004): 415-26. Focuses on Hardy’s Tess of the D’Urbervilles and Dreiser’s Jennie Gerhardt.

Ma, Lan. “Naturalism Characteristic of Sister Carrie” (An Elaboration of Naturalistic Features in Sister Carrie). Journal of Nanjing University of Science and Technology (China) 17.1 (2004): 68-70. 马岚,「论《嘉莉妹妹》的自然主义特色」, 南京理工大学学报(社会科学版),2004年第17卷第1期,頁68-70。 

Maletina, Oksana Andreevna. Lingvostilisticheskie osobennosti porterta kak zhanra khudozhestvennogo diskursa (na materiale proizvedenii T. Draizera). [Linguistic-stylistic peculiarities of portrait as a genre of artistic discourse (based on T. Dreiser’s works)]. Dissertation for the degree of a candidate of philological science. Volgogradskii gos. universitet, Russia. Volgograd, 2004. 181 p. Малетина, Оксана Андреевна. Лингвостилистические особенности портрета как жанра художественного дискурса: (На материале произведений Т. Драйзера): Дис. к.филол.н. Волгоградский гос. ун-т; Волгоград, 2004. 

McDonald, Audra. “Striking a Chord.” O: the Oprah Magazine 5.5 (May 2004): 206, 208. The author, an actress, discusses six of her favorite books, including Sister Carrie. 

McLemee, Scott. “Keeping It Real.” The Chronicle of Higher Education 50.47 (30 June 2004): A11. Mentions the ups and downs of Dreiser’s reputation. His “tales of the rise and fall of ordinary people in the Gilded Age retained their power despite slovenly diction, bad grammar, and the author’s penchant for surges of bombastic prose-poetry.” 

Moses, Wilson Jeremiah. Creative Conflict in African American Thought: Frederick Douglass, Alexander Crummell, Booker T. Washington, W. E. B. Du Bois, and Marcus Garvey. Cambridge, England; New York: Cambridge UP, 2004, pg. 5. Mentions the “Nietzschean figure” of Dreiser’s fictional character Frank Cowperwood as an exemplar of the contradiction between individualism and social identity as a characteristic paradox of American experience. 

Neubauer, Gregory M. “Theodore Dreiser’s ‘Gloom’ and Estelle Bloom Kubitz’s ‘I and One of the Others’: An Edition.” Master’s thesis, U of North Carolina, 2004. vi + 51 pp.

Niemi, Robert. “Theodore Dreiser’s An American Tragedy.” American Writers Classics, vol. 2. Ed. Jay Parini. New York: Scribner, 2004. 19-35. 

Orvell, Miles. “Dreiser, art, and the museum.” Cassuto, Leonard and Clare Virginia Eby, eds. The Cambridge Companion to Theodore Dreiser, pp. 127-41.

Ouzgane, Lahoucine. “Dreiser and Sister Carrie’s Kingdom of Greatness.” Anthropoetics: The Journal of Generative Anthropology 10:1 (2004 Spring-Summer) 2004); n.p. NOTE: an online e-journal; n/a in print. http://www.anthropoetics.ucla.edu/ap1001/carrie.htm 

Packer-Kinlaw, Donna. “Dreiser-Mencken letters.” Menckeniana 172 (2004): 1-9. Reprints, in slightly altered form, text of an address by the author to The Mencken Society in 2004. 

Paul, Heike. Introduction. Schwester Carrie, Trans. Anna Nussbaum. Leipzig: Ille und Riemer, 2004. 

Pinkerton, Jan and Randolph Hudson. Encyclopedia of the Chicago Literary Renaissance: The Essential Guide to the Lives and Works of the Chicago Renaissance Writers. New York: Facts On File, 2004. Passim. Includes numerous entries related to Dreiser and his works.

Pizer, Donald. “Dreiser and the Jews.” Dreiser Studies 35.1 (2004): 1-23.

Pizer, Donald. “Late Nineteenth-Century American Naturalism.” American Naturalism. Ed. Harold Bloom. Bloom’s Period Studies. Philadelphia: Chelsea House, 2004. 81-96. Reprint of article first published in Bucknell Review (December 1965).  

Plank, Kathryn M. Review of Adirondack Tragedy: The Gillette Murder Case of 1906, 3rd ed., by Joseph W. Brownell and Patricia W. Enos. Dreiser Studies 35.2 (winter 2004): 71-74  

Poirier, Richard. “Panoramic Environment and the Anonymity of the Self.” American Naturalism. Ed. Harold Bloom. Bloom’s Period Studies. Philadelphia: Chelsea House, 2004. 97-124. Reprint of article focusing on Sister Carrie first published in A World Elsewhere: The Place of Style in American Literature (Oxford UP, 1966). 

Puskar, Jason Robert. “Underwriting the Accident: Narratives of American Chance, 1871-1935.” Ph.D. dissertation, Harvard U, 2004. vii + 249 pp. DAI 65 (2004): 1784A. Studies the increasing importance of chance to American literature and culture, focusing on novels by William Dean Howells, Anna Katharine Green, Stephen Crane, Dreiser, and James Cain. “The ‘Accident on Purpose’: Dreiser, Cain, and the New Deal” (thesis chapter).

Radzhabli, Abulªfaz. T. Drayzer vä onun “Amerika faciäsi” roman» Baku, Azerbaijan: Nurlan, 2004. Subject: An American Tragedy (Dreiser).

Rahv, Phillip. “Notes on the Decline of Naturalism.” American Naturalism. Ed. Harold Bloom. Bloom’s Period Studies. Philadelphia: Chelsea House, 2004. 39-48. Reprint of article first published in Partisan Review (1942). 

Riggio, Thomas P. “Dreiser and the uses of biography.” Cassuto, Leonard and Clare Virginia Eby, eds. The Cambridge Companion to Theodore Dreiser, pp. 30-46.

Robbins, Bruce. “Can there be loyalty in The Financier? Dreiser and upward mobility.” The Cambridge Companion to Theodore Dreiser. Ed. Leonard Cassuto and Clare Virginia Eby. Cambridge Companions to Literature. Cambridge, England and New York: Cambridge UP, 2004, pp. 112-26.

Rogers, T. N. R. Introduction, Sister Carrie Dover Thrift Editions Mineola, NY: Dover, 2004. 

Schaffner, Isabelle. “En quête d’identité dans la ville moderne: Une Etude comparée de Nana et Sister Carrie.” Excavatio: Emile Zola and Naturalism (Excavatio) 19.1-2 ( 2004):185-99.

Schofield, Nell. “Reel classic.” Sunday Herald Sun (Melbourne, Australia) 3 October 2004, pg. E10. Reviews and analyzes the film A Place in the Sun (newly available on DVD) with some discussion of the earlier, 1931 film An American Tragedy and the Dreiser novel. 

Schwarzer, Mitchell. Zoomscape: Architecture in Motion and Media. New York: Princeton Architectural P, 2004. 44-45. A work of architectural history analyzing how the perception of modern architecture has been affected by transportation and the camera, with an example from Sister Carrie.

Shi, Min. “A Critical Review of the Theme of the Broken American Dream” [author’s translation; retranslated as The Broken American Dream – A Brief Analysis of the Tragic Theme of “the American Dream” in American Literature]. Journal of Guangdong Polytechnic Normal University (China) 3 (2004): 66-70. 史敏,「破灭的『美国梦』–浅谈美国文学中的悲剧性『美国梦』主题」,广东技术师范学院学报,2004年第3期,頁66-70。 

Steiner, George ” ‘Tragedy’, Reconsidered.” New Literary History 35:1 (2004): 1-15.

“Story a Sensation as Life Imitates Art.” Times Leader [Wilkes-Barre, PA] 22 Aug. 2004. Focuses on the Robert Edwards murder case which Dreiser covered for the New York Post in 1934. Briefly discusses its parallels to Dreiser’s An American Tragedy and quotes Danny McCue, who recalls Dreiser’s covering the trial.

Tang, Yi. “Beauty and Success – On Modern Career Women’s Pursuit of Beauty and Career Success.” Master’s thesis. Sichuan Univeristy, China, 2004. In English. 唐怡,「美与成功──论现代职业女性对外在美与职业发展的追求」[硕士论文],四川成都:四川大学,2004年。(英文) 

Theodore Dreiser: Interviews. Ed. Frederic E. Rusch, Donald Pizer, and Thomas P. Riggio. The Dreiser Edition. Urbana, U of Illinois P, 2004.

Trilling, Lionel. “Reality in America.” American Naturalism. Ed. Harold Bloom. Bloom’s Period Studies. Philadelphia: Chelsea House, 2004. 25-38. Reprint of chaper in Trilling’s The Liberal Imagination (1950). 

Trubek, Anne. “The Scandals of Sister Carrie.” Fine Books and Collections. September/October 2004. 29-32. Discusses the novel’s publication history.  

Wald, Priscilla. “Dreiser’s sociological vision.” The Cambridge Companion to Theodore Dreiser. Ed. Leonard Cassuto and Clare Virginia Eby. Cambridge Companions to Literature. Cambridge, England and New York: Cambridge UP, 2004, pp. 177-95.

Wang, Lan. “The Tragic Characteristics of the Person of Sorry – An Analysis of the Causes of the Protagonist’s Tragedy in Jennie Gerhardt.” Master’s thesis. Hebei University, China. 2004. In English. 王兰,「悲剧人物的悲剧性格──试析《珍妮姑娘》中女主人公的悲剧根源」[硕士论文],河北保定:河北大学,2004年。(英文) 

Wang, Zenghong. “Paradox between Puritan Ethics and Consuming Culture – Together with the Research on the Theme of Sister Carrie.” [author’s title; retranslated as The Paradox between Puritan Ethics and Consumer Culture – and an Analysis of the Theme of Sister Carrie]. Journal of Xinzhou Teachers College 20.6 (2004): 36-39. 王增红,「清教伦理与消费文化的悖论–兼《嘉莉妹妹》主题研究」,忻州师范学院学报,2004年第20卷第6期,頁36-39。 

West, James L. W. III. “Dreiser and the profession of authorship.” The Cambridge Companion to Theodore Dreiser. Ed. Leonard Cassuto and Clare Virginia Eby. Cambridge Companions to Literature. Cambridge, England and New York: Cambridge UP, 2004, pp. 15-29.

Whaley, Annemarie Koning. “Business Is Business: Corporate America in the Restored Jennie Gerhardt.” Dreiser Studies 35.1 (2004): 24-37.

Winchock, Dylan Seth. “Hegemonic Geography: The Changing Strategies of Physical and Human Landscapes in Dreiser’s and Delillo’s New York City.” Master’s thesis, Arizona State U, 2004. iv + 67 pp.

Xü, Jia. “Faxian Shenghuo de Ren Jiang Shiqu Shenghuo.” ENGLISH TRANSLATION TO COME. Master’s thesis. Shanghai: East China Normal University, 2004. 许佳,「发现生活的人将失去生活──从男性作家笔下的女性形象论女性消费欲望与男性生存危机」[硕士论文],上海:华东师范大学,2004年。 

Zhang, Yuan. “Probing into American naturalism from the perspective of Sister Carrie” [A View of American Naturalism from the Perspective of Dreiser’s Sister Carrie]. Journal of Zhenjiang College (China) 17.2 (2004): 34-36. 张媛,「从《嘉莉妹妹》看德莱塞的美国自然主义 」,镇江高专学报,2004年第17卷第2期,頁34-36。 

Zheng, Li. “An Analysis on Psychological Description in An American Tragedy” (author’s tilte; retranslated as An Analysis of Psychological Depiction in An American Tragedy). Journal of Hexi University (China) 20.4 (2004): 48-50. 郑莉,「《美国的悲剧》中的心理描写分析」,河西学院学报,2004年第20卷第4期,頁48-50。 

Zimmerman, David. “The Financier and the Ends of Accounting.” Dreiser Studies 35.2 (2004): 3-28.

 

Dreiser bibliography, 2003

 

 

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.

 

Dreiser bibliography, 2002

 

 

“An American Tragedy, by Theodore Dreiser (United States, 1925).” The Social Impact of the Novel: A Reference Guide. Ed. Claudia Durst Johnson and Vernon Johnson. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 2002. 281-82.

Arthur, Anthony. “The Slap Heard ’Round the World: Sinclair Lewis, Theodore Dreiser, and the Nobel Prize.” Literary Feuds: A Century of Celebrated Quarrels-from Mark Twain to Tom Wolfe. New York: St. Martin’s, 2002. 49-75.

Ban, Guangyu. “A Comparative Study of the Cowperwood Trilogy and The Old Man and the Sea: A Thematic Approach” [original English translation of title supplied by author; English title retranslated herein as: A Comparative Analysis of the American Dream in the Cowperwood Trilogy and The Old Man and the Sea]. In Chinese. Journal of Qin Zhou Teachers College 17.2 (2002): 38-41. In Chinse. 班光语,「异曲同工 一脉相承的美国梦–『欲望三部曲』和《老人与海》比较分析」,钦州师范高等专科学校学报,2002年第17卷第2期,頁38-41。 

Bardeleben, Renate von. “Same or Other: Reading the German-Language Translation of Sister Carrie.” Dreiser Studies 33.1 (Spring 2002): 33-46.

Barton, John Cyril. “An American Travesty: Capital Punishment and the Criminal Justice System in Dreiser’s An American Tragedy.” REAL: Yearbook of Research in English and American Literature 18 (2002): 357-84.

Bates, Laura Raidonis. “Play Review: Sister Carrie at the Indiana Repertory Theatre.” Dreiser Studies 33.1 (Spring 2002): 76-81.

Bennett, Colin. Politics of the Imagination: The Life, Work and Ideas of Charles Fort. Manchester, England: Critical Vision, 2002. 21-22, 34, 53, 88. Quotes from Fort correspondence to Dreiser and from an assessment by Dreiser of Fort’s short stories. Notes Dreiser’s support for Fort and his efforts to help Fort find a publisher for The Book of the Dammed. The Dreiser-Fort material in this source is not original and is derived from Charles Fort; Prophet of the Unexplained by Damon Knight. 

Bercovitch, Sacvan, ed. The Cambridge History of American Literature, Volume 6: Prose Writing, 1910-1950. Cambridge, England and New York: Cambridge UP. See 2002.25 and 2002.42. 

Berebitsky, Julie. “Rescue a Child and Save the Nation: The Social Construction of Adoption in the Delineator, 1907-1911.” Adoption in America: Historical Perspectives. Ed. E Wayne Carp. Ann Arbor: U of Michigan P, 2002. 124-39. Discusses Dreiser’s involvement in the Delineator’s “Child-Rescue Campaign.” 

Borowitz, Albert. Blood and Ink: An International Guide to Fact-Based Crime Literature. Kent, OH: Kent State UP, 2002. 160-62. 

Boyer, Paul S. Purity in Print: Book Censorship in America from the Gilded Age to the Computer Age. 2nd ed. Madison: U of Wisconsin P, 2002. 19, 36-40, 86-87, 109-110, 185-87, 192-95. series: Print Culture History in Modern America. Describes Dreiser’s struggles over the publication of Sister Carrie and censorship of The “Genius,” Dreiser’s involvement in the Author’s League as anti-censorship advocate, and the legal case arising from the suppression of An American Tragedy in Boston.

Brennan, Stephen C. ” ‘Are not cat men afraid of mothers?’ Self-Creation in Dawn.” Dreiser Studies 33.2 (2002): 68-102.

Browne, Nick. “Eisenstein in America: The First Phase.” Emergences: Journal for the Study of Media and Composite Cultures. 12.2 (2002): 181-97.  

Bucci, Richard. Review of Twelve Men, by Theodore Dreiser, ed. Robert Coltrane (Dreiser Edition, 1998). TEXT 12 (2002): 372-80.

Buhle, Paul and Dave Wagner. Radical Hollywood: The Untold Story behind America’s Favorite Movies. New York: The New P, 2002. TD pp. 41, 346-347. Analyzes the strengths (“spectacular” casting, award-winning cinematography) and defects (an uncalled for “uplifting ending”) of the film A Place in the Sun. Refers (correctly?) to a “failed scheme” of director Sergei Eisenstein to make a film in Mexico of Dreiser’s Sister Carrie. 

Burt, John. “Warren Reflects on the Discontinuities of His Poetic Career.” Style 36.2 (2002): 292-307. Includes a brief discussion of two poems with similar themes in Robert Penn Warren’s Warren’s Or Else: Poem/Poems 1968-1974 that are compared in this article: “Homage to Theodore Dreiser” and “Flaubert in Egypt.” 

Campbell, Donna M. “Fiction: 1900 to the 1930s.” American Literary Scholarship: An Annual, 2000. Ed. David J. Nordloh. Durham, NC: Duke UP, 2002. 273-305. (Dreiser, pp. 280-85.)

Capua, Michelangelo. Montgomery Clift: A Biography. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2002. 60-66. Discusses the film A Place in the Sun in the context of Clift as actor vis-à-vis other cast members and of the making of the film. 

Chen, Shiwang. “The Scapegoat’s Experience – A Comment on the Love World in the Works of Dreiser” [original title; retranslated as The Victim’s Experience — A Comment on Love in Dreiser’s Writings]. Journal of Lingling University 23.4 (2002): 60-62. 陈世旺,「替身的体验──评德莱塞笔下的爱情世界」,零陵学院学报,2002年第23卷第4期,頁60-62。 

Chrystal, Sandra J. “Dreiser, Theodore (1871-1945).” Encyclopedia of Literature and Science. Ed. Pamela Gossin. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 2002. 114. A brief, one-paragraph entry on Dreiser. See also passim; other entries cite Dreiser works and mention the influence of scientific concepts on Dreiser as well as other naturalist writers.

Clendenning, John. Review of Pagan Dreiser: Songs from American Mythology, by Shawn St. Jean. Dreiser Studies 33.1 (Spring 2002): 84-87. 

Cole, Jean Lee. The Literary Voices of Winnifred Eaton: Redefining Ethnicity and Authenticity. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers UP, 2002. 75-76. Contrasts the helplessness and passivity exhibited by Carrie Meeber and Jennie Gerhardt in Dreiser’s Sister Carrie and Jennie Gerhardt with characters in novels of the Canadian-born writer Onoto Watanna (Winnifred Eaton Reeve).

Doherty, Thomas. “An American Tragedy: The Shotgun Wedding of Moscow and Hollywood.” History Today 52.5 (2002): 31-7. Discusses director Sergei Eisenstein’s experiences of working on a film treatment of An American Tragedy during a brief sojourn in Hollywood in the 1930s.

Dong, Jingli. “Theodore Dreiser and An American Tragedy” [original title]. Journal of Anyang University 4 (2002): 97-100. 董靖历,「西奥多‧德莱塞与《美国的悲剧》」,安阳大学学报 , 2002年第4期,頁97-100。 

“Dreiser, Theodore (1871-1945).” Dictionary of Literature in English. Ed. Neil King and Sarah King. Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn. 2002, pg. 47. “This edition based on The Complete A-Z English Literature Handbook, first published in the United Kingdom by Hodder and Stoughton Educational, 2001.” 

Duke, David C. Writers and Miners: Activism and Imagery in America. Lexington: UP of Kentucky, 2002. 28-34, 104, 110-111, 243n. Discusses activities of the Dreiser-led committee that investigated miners’ labor conditions in Harlan County, Kentucky in 1931. Also discusses Jo Carson’s depiction of Dreiser in her play A Preacher with a Horse to Ride (1990).

“Editor’s Choice.” Buffalo News 15 Dec. 2002: F7. Review of The Skeptic: A Life of H. L. Mencken, by Terry Teachout. “Dreiser was the biggest literary cudgel that Mencken could wield in his prime against American Puritanism. … In the cold light of day nearly a century after the Dreiser Wars, you could even argue that ‘Theodore Dreiser, novelist,’ has become a literary subcategory of ‘H.L. Mencken, critic’ in the great procession of American letters.” 

Gao, Huijuan and Zhu, Hongyu. “Tragedy Comparison between Julien & Kellert” [authors’ translation; retranslated as The Tragic Nature of Julien Sorel and Clyde Griffiths]. Journal of Henan Textile College 14.3 (2002): 39-41. 高惠娟、朱红玉,「于连与克莱特的悲剧色彩」,河南纺织高等专科学校学报,2002年第14卷第3期,頁39-41。 

Garmel, Marion. “Less would be more effective for ‘Sister Carrie.’ ” Indianapolis Star 15 January 2002: E05. 

Gilbar, Steven and Dean Stewart, Eds. Published and Perished: Memoria, Eulogies, and Remembrances of American Writers. David R Godine, 2002. ISBN: 156792218X. includes Sherwood Anderson on TD. 

Gwinn, Mary Ann. “Literature For Lazing.” Seattle Times 24 June 2002: E1. “More than 100 years ago Dreiser understood exactly what the rootlessness and superficiality of the modern world would do to our souls, and in ‘Sister Carrie’ he presents it all unflinchingly. Critics say Dreiser is a terrible prose writer. Maybe so. But he’s a great storyteller.”

Haagerup, Eva Catherine. “The Facts of Life: American Realism in the Literature and Photography of Crane, Dreiser, Riis and Stieglitz.” Thesis (Cand. mag. spec. indiv.), U of Copenhagen, Denmark, 2002. 

Hakutani, Yoshinobu. “Introduction. Special Section: Sister Carrie in Translation.” Dreiser Studies 33.1 (2002): 27-32.

Hakutani, Yoshinobu. “Feminine Failures: Theodore Dreiser’s Portraits of Women” in Yoshida Hiroshige Sensei Taikan Kinen Eibei Bungaku Gogaku Kenkyû [Essays in British and American Literature and Language in Celebration of the Retirement of Professor Hiroshige Yoshida], ed. Yoshida Hiroshige Sensei Taikan Kinen Jigyô Iïnkai [The Committee for the Projects to Celebrate the Retirement of Professor Hiroshige Yoshida]. Tokyo: Shinozaki Shorin. 1980, 382-390. 伯谷嘉信, ”Feminine Failures: Theodore Dreiser’s Portraits of Women”, 吉田弘重先生退官記念英米文学語学研究,吉田弘重先生退官記念事業委員会編,東京: 篠崎書林,1980, 382-390.

Heffernan, Virginia Page. “The Threat of American Life: Literary Defensiveness at the Turn of the Nineteenth Century.” Ph.D. dissertation, Harvard U, 2002. 227 pp. DAI 63.1 (2002): 187A. Examines how major themes of American monetary policy pervade the work of Dreiser, Frank Norris, Henry James, William James, and William Dean Howells. “The Threat of Inflation in Sister Carrie” (thesis chapter).

Hill, Kerry Glynn. “Mencken’s Nietzsche: An Examination of the Origins and Effects of the American Critic’s Interpretation of the German Philosopher’s Writings.” Ph.D. dissertation, U of Colorado, 2002. 438 pp. DAI 63 (2002): 726A. Contains a lengthy section entitled “The Influence of Mencken’s Nietzsche on the Works of Theodore Dreiser.” Focuses on Dreiser works between 1912 and 1917.

Hsieh, Yen He. “Thomas Hardy’s Tess of the D’Urbervilles and Theodore Dreiser’s Sister Carrie: Portraits in Realism and Naturalism.” Master’s thesis, National Cheng Kung U, Taiwan, 2002. 125 pp.  

Hu, Kehong. “On the Causes of Clyde’s Tragedy.” Journal of Zhoukou Teachers College 19.4 (2002): 44-46. 胡克红,「克莱特悲剧成因刍议」,周口师范学院学报,2002年第19卷第4期,頁44-46。 

Hu, Yonghui. “Dreiser’s Early Naturalism in Sister Carrie.” [Master’s thesis] Zhengzhou, Henan: Zhengzhou University, 2002. In English. 胡永辉,「Dreiser’s Early Naturalism in Sister Carrie」[硕士论文],河南郑州:郑州大学,2002年。(英文) 

Huang, Li and Bai, Bing. “Dreams in the Rocking Chair” (The Symbolic Meaning of the Rocking Chair in Sister Carrie) Journal of Southwest Institute for Ethnic Groups (Philosophy and Social Sciences Edition) 23.11 (2002): 141-144. 黄立、白冰,「摇椅上的梦想──《嘉莉妹妹》中摇椅的象征意义」,西南民族学院学报(哲学社会科学版), 2002年第23卷第11期,頁141-144。 

Hussman, Lawrence E. “Old Masters and Reproductions: American Fiction since the 1890s.” IN Jerzy Durczak, ed. American Portraits And Self-Portraits. Lublin, Poland: Maria Curie-Sklodowska UP, 2002, pp. 197-204. 

Jaeckle, Jeff. “Dreiser’s Universe of Imbalance in Sister Carrie.” Dreiser Studies 33.2 (2002): 3-20.

Jiang, Daochao. “Fictional Deals and Consumerism – On the Theme of Dreiser’s Trilogy of Desire.” Journal of Shenzhen University (Humanities and Social Sciences Edition) 19.4 (2002): 65-70. 蒋道超,「虚拟交易和消费文化──评德莱塞『欲望三部曲』的主题」,深圳大学学报(人文社会科学版),2002年第19卷第4期,頁65-70。 

Jiang, Daochao. “Sister Carrie and the Chinese Mentality.” Dreiser Studies 33.1 (Spring 2002): 47-55.

Jin, Li. “Rereading An American Tragedy” (the sixth essay in the series “Interpreting Western Literature from a Biblical Perspective). Journal of Guangxi University for Nationalities (Philosophy and Social Sciences Edition) 24.6 (2002): 139-142. 金丽,「再论《美国的悲剧》──从《圣经》视野解读西方文学系列论文之六」,广西民族学院学报(哲学社会科学版),2002年第24卷第6期,頁 139-142。 

Johnson, Laura K. “Courting Justice: Marriage, Law, and the American Novel, 1890-1925.” Ph.D. dissertation, Boston U, 2002. viii + 162 pp. DAI 62 (2001?): 1834A. “Theodore Dreiser and Marital Fraud” (thesis chapter).

Kemeny, P. C. “Banned in Boston: Commercial Culture and the Politics of Moral Reform in Boston during the 1920s.” Faith in the Market: Religion and the Rise of Urban Commercial Culture. Ed. John M. Giggie and Diane Winston. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers UP, 2002. 133-52. Discusses Dreiser as “the leader of the literary revolt against the genteel tradition,” with discussions of Sister Carrie, The “Genius,” and the 1927 trial over the sale of An American Tragedy in Massachusetts.

Kusmer, Kenneth L. Down and out, on the Road: The Homeless in American History. Oxford and New York: Oxford UP, 2002. 174-75. Discusses Sister Carrie’s Hurstwood as an example of the literary figure of the tramp newly sunk into poverty on account of unemployment. Mentions the circumstances under which Dreiser invented Hurstwood.

Lei, Min. “llusion of American Dream.” Journal of Nanchang Institute of Aeronautical Technology 4.4 (2002): 118-119. 雷敏,「『美国梦』的幻灭 」,南昌航空工业学院学报(社会科学版),2002年第4卷第4期,頁118-119。 

Lingeman, Richard. Sinclair Lewis: Rebel from Main Street. New York: Random House, 2002. 40, 45, 52, 320-22, 331-32, 353-55, 366-69, 476.

Lo, Aboubacry Samba. “Un Naturaliste qui respire du Spiritualisme dans Sister Carrie, Jennie Gerhardt et An American tragedy de Theodore Dreiser.” Dissertation (D.E.A.), l’Université Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar, Senegal, 2002. 

Loving, Jerome. “Notes from the Underground of Sister Carrie.” Dictionary of Literary Biography Yearbook: 2001. Ed. Matthew J. Bruccoli. Farmington Hills, MI: Gale, 2002. 360-66.

Markov, Nina. “Reading and the Material Girl: Educating Sister Carrie.” Critical Sense 10.1 (2002): 19-58.

Mencken, H. L. H. L. Mencken on American Literature. Ed. S. T. Joshi. Athens, OH: Ohio UP, 2002. 39-73 passim. Reprints reviews of by Mencken of Jennie Gerhardt (Smart Set, November 1911), The Financier (New York Times Review of Books, 10 November 1912), The Titan (Smart Set, August 1914), The “Genius” (Smart Set, December 1915), A Hoosier Holiday (Smart Set, October 1916), and An American Tragedy (American Mercury, March 1926).

Minter, David. “A Cultural History of the Modern American Novel.” The Cambridge History of American Literature. Volume 6: Prose Writing, 1910-1950. Ed. Sacvan Bercovitch. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge UP, 2002. 5, 26-7, 28, 29-33, 83-87, 113, 142. See also David Minter, A Cultural History of the American Novel: Henry James to William Faulkner (Cambridge UP, 1994).

Mulligan, Roark. “Dreiser’s Private Library.” Dreiser Studies 33.2 (2002): 40-67. NOTE: This article is also posted online at the University of Pennsylvania Library’s Dreiser Web Source site: http://www.library.upenn.edu/collections/rbm/dreiser/library/mulligan.html

Murayama, Kiyohiko. “The Hidden Polemics in Sister Carrie.” Dreiser Studies 33.1 (2002): 56-63.

Murphy, Brenda. “The ‘Genius’ as Iceman: Eugene O’Neill’s Portrayal of Theodore Dreiser.” American Literary Realism 34.2 (2002): 135-45.

Newlin, Keith. “The International Theodore Dreiser Society.” The Dictionary of Literary Biography Yearbook: 2001. Ed. Matthew J. Bruccoli. Detroit: Gale, 2002. 445-47.

Newlin, Keith. Review of Dreiser and Veblen, Saboteurs of the Status Quo, by Clare Virginia Eby. Studies in the Novel 34:2 (2002): 230-31. 

Nies, Judith. Nine Women: Portraits from the American Radical Tradition. Berkeley, CA: U of California P, 2002. An expanded edition of Seven Women, 1977. In chapter entitled “Charlotte Perkins Gilman” (pp. 125-45), see pg. 142: “She remembered Theodore Dreiser, the editor of a magazine called the Delineator, telling her, ‘You should consider more what the editors want.’ She answered, ‘If the editors and publishers will not bring out my work, I will!’ She began her own magazine, the Forerunner, and many of her most adventurous ideas were worked out first there.” 

Oura, Akio. Amerika no higeki no genzai :aratana yomi no tankyu. Hachioji: Chuodaigakushuppanbu, 2002 

Øye, Ada Bråthen. “Between Two Worlds: The Evolution of the New Woman in American Fiction.” Master’s thesis, U of Oslo, Norway, 2002, ii, 109 pp. Focuses on the evolution of the New Woman in American literature around 1900, using Edna Pontellier in Kate Chopin’s The Awakening and Carrie Meeber in Dreiser’s Sister Carrie as representatives for the white New Woman and Amy Boldin in Jessie Redmond Fauset’s novella “When the Sleeper Wakes” and Rachel Loving in Anglina Weld Grimké’s play Rachel as examples of AfricanAmerican New Woman. Hovedoppgave i engelsk – Universitetet i Oslo, 2002 .

Patterson, Yolanda Astarita. “Caroline Meeber: A Liberated Manon Lescaut?” Dreiser Studies 33.1 (Spring 2002): 64-69.

Pease, Donald E. “Psychoanalyzing the Narrative Logics of Naturalism: The Call of the Wild.” Journal of Modern Literature 25.3/4 (2002): 14-39. Abstract: Evaluates naturalism in American literature. Role of literary individualism in the production of naturalist literature; Use of free indirect discourse as the narrative apparatus to disseminate the logics of modern fiction; Review of the works of Jack London, Frank Norris and Theodore Dreiser.

Perry, George. “Dramatic Twists on Broadway: Location Location Location.” Sunday Times (London) 24 Feb. 2002: 6. States (correctly?) that Dreiser wrote An American Tragedy while living in The Ansonia, a residential hotel in Manhattan. 

Pizer, Donald. American Literary Naturalism: Recent and Uncollected Essays. Bethesda, MD: Academica, 2002. Includes “Sister Carrie: The Pennsylvania Edition,” 121-28 (1982); “Sister Carrie and the Problem of American Literary Naturalism,” 129-41 (1999); and ” ‘True Art Speaks Plainly’: Theodore Dreiser and the Late Nineteenth-Century Debate over Realism and Naturalism,” 143-56 (1996).

Review of Theodore Dreiser and American Culture: New Readings, ed. Yoshinobu Hakutani. Journal of American Studies 36.2 (2002): 360-361. 

Rolfe, Lionel. Literary LA: Expanded from the Original Classic and Featuring the Coffeehouse Scene Then and Now. Los Angeles: California Classics, 2002. 117-18. Briefly describes Dreiser’s life when he resided in Los Angeles. First published as Literary LA (San Francisco: Chronicle, 1981).

Rosenbaum, Emily. “Performance Anxiety in Sister Carrie: Theodore Dreiser, the Ashcan School, and Theater Audiences.” Dreiser Studies 33.1 (Spring 2002): 3-26

Runtic, Sanja. “Polifonijski odjeci Dreiserove Sister Carrie: Prilog prevrednovanju americkog naturalizma” [A Polyphonic Glossary of Dreiser’s Sister Carrie: An Appendix on the Reevaluation of American Naturalism. Knjizevna Smotra [Zagreb] 34.1 (2002): 35-44.

Runyon, Randolph Paul. “A Problem in Spatial Composition: On the Order of Or Else.” Southern Review 38.4 (2002): 861-79. An essay about Robert Penn Warren’s Or Else: Poem/Poems 1968-1974. Compares Warren’s poem “Homage to Theodore Dreiser” with two other poems in the collection, “Rattlesnake Country” and “Flaubert in Egypt.”

Ruotolo, Cristina. ” ‘Whence the Song’: Voice and Audience in Dreiser’s Sister Carrie.” American Literary Realism 35.1 (2002): 39-58.

Schweighauser, Philipp. ” ‘You Must Make Less Noise in Here, Mister Schouler’: Acoustic Profiling in American Realism.” Studies in American Fiction 30.1 (2002): 85-102. Uses the theories of Pierre Bourdieu to discuss how the dialect of immigrants and foreign-sounding speech identify the social status and personality of various characters in Dreiser’s Sister Carrie, Norris’s McTeague, and Howells’s A Hazard of New Fortunes.

Schweighauser, Philipp. “The Soundscapes of American Realist Fiction.” Philologie im Netz 19 (2002): 55-78. Explores the acoustic geographies of texts by Dreiser (Sister Carrie), Norris, Crane, Rebecca Harding Davis, and Howells.

Seguin, Robert. Review of Theodore Dreiser: Art Music, and Literature, 1897-1902, ed. Yoshinobu Hakutani. Dreiser Studies 33.2 (2002): 103-105.

Senatore, Carolyn. “Women as the ‘Other’ in Emile Zola’s Nana and Theodore Dreiser’s Sister Carrie.” Master’s thesis, College of Staten Island, 2002. 46 pp.

Shi, Min. “A Study of the Theme of the American Dream through Martin Eden, The Great Gatsby, and An Americna Tragedy.” [Master’s thesis] Guangzhou, Guangdong: Jinan University, 2002. In English. 史敏,「《马丁伊登》,《了不起的盖茨比》和《美国悲剧》中的美国梦研究」[硕士论文],广东广州:暨南大学,2002年。(英文)

Sollors, Werner. “Ethnic Modernism.” The Cambridge History of American Literature. Volume 6: Prose Writing, 1910-1950. Ed. Sacvan Bercovitch. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge UP, 2002. 401. Comments on Stuart P. Sherman’s attack on Dreiser in 1915 for “barbaric naturalism” and notes Sherman’s implication that Dreiser’s ethnic background made him less of an American, or mainstream, writer.

Strafrecht und Kriminologie bei Theodore Dreiser: Eine amerikanische Tragödie Quelle Produktive Spiegelungen Ort (Quelle) Baden-Baden Jahr (Quelle) 2002 Band (Quelle) S. 276- In Lüderssen, Klaus: Produktive Spiegelungen. 2., erw. Aufl.. 2002

Sukarni, Nani. Potret Kehidupan Masyarakat Amerika Abad Duapuluh dalam Karya Dreiser, An American Tragedy [The Portrait of American Society in Twentieth-Century in Dreiser’s An American Tragedy]. Master’ thesis, Sebelas Maret U, Indonesia, 2002. In Indonesian. 

Tabor-Hann, Kellie E. “Naturalist Domesticity, Domestic Naturalism: Outside, Inside, and Floating Among the Fictional Homes of Dreiser, Norris, and London.” Ph.D. dissertation, U of Maryland, 2002. v + 254 pp. DAI 64 (2004): 4053A.

Teachout, Terry. The Skeptic: A Life of H. L. Mencken. New York: HarperCollins, 2002. 91-97, 102-106, 127-30, 223-24 passim.  

“Theodore (Herman Albert) Dreiser.” The Continuum Companion to Twentieth Century Theatre. Ed. Colin Chambers. London: Continuum, 2002 

“Theodore Dreiser.” American Naturalistic and Realistic Novelists: A Biographical Dictionary. Ed. E. C. Applegate. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2002, pp. 108-11. 

Totten, Gary. “An Ordinary Tourist: Cultural Vision and Narrative Form in Theodore Dreiser’s A Traveler at Forty.” Dreiser Studies 33.2 (2002): 21-39.

Vasey, Margaret Isabella. “Sister Carrie and Jennie Gerhardt: Theodore Dreiser’s Portraits of Enduring Woman.” Ph.D. dissertation, Kent State U, 2002. DAI 63 (2002): 2246A. 219 pp.

Walcutt, Charles Child, updated by George Perkins. “Dreiser, Theodore [Herman Albert] (1871-1945).” HarperCollins Reader’s Encyclopedia of American Literature, Second Ed.. Ed. George Perkins, Barbara Perkins, and Phillip Leininger. New York: HarperCollins, 2002. 274-76. Formerly published in 1991 as Benét’s Reader’s Encyclopedia of American Literature (1991).

Wald, Alan M. Exiles from a Future Time: The Forging of the Mid-Twentieth-Century Literary Left. Chapel Hill: U of North Carolina P, 2002. 51, 77, 98, 353n27.

Wang, Ganghua. “Sister Carrie’s Desires and Motivations.” Wai Guo Wen Xue Yan Jiu [Foreign Literature Studies] (China) 2002.3: 89-93. 王钢华,「嘉莉妹妹的欲望和驱动力」,外国文学研究,2002年第3期,頁89-93。 

Wang, Yuwen. “The Extermination of Good & Honest Nature – On An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser” [author’s original title; retranslated as The Destruction of Inner Values – A Reading of Dreiser’s An American Tragedy]. Journal of Liaoning Institute of Technology (Social Sciences Edition) 5.3 (2002): 75-76, 108. 王玉文,「善良天性的毁灭–读小说《美国的悲剧》」,辽宁工学院学报(社会科学版),2002年第5卷第3期,頁75-76、108。 

Wetzsteon, Ross. Republic of Dreams: Greenwich Village: The American Bohemia, 1910-1960. New York: Simon and Schuster, 2002. 297-303.

Wolman, William, and Anne Colamosca. The Great 401(k) Hoax: Why Your Family’s Financial Security Is at Risk, and What You Can Do About It. Cambridge, MA: Perseus, 2002. 73-74. Comments on trenchant criticisms made by Dreiser in the 1920s of the economic infrastructure in the United States. “Dreiser . . . acted as an invaluable and realistic literary bridge-from the ‘feel-good’ 1920s to an America reeling under the depression.”

Yang, Tao. “Naturalism of Theodore Dreiser’s literature” [author’s translation; retranslated as A Brief Analysis of Theodore Dreiser’s Naturalistic Novels]. Journal of Nanchang Institute of Aeronautical Technology 4.2 (2002): 77-79. 杨涛,「浅析西奥多‧德莱塞的自然主义小说创作」,南昌航空工业学院学报(社会科学版),2002年第4卷第2期,頁77-79。 

Dreiser bibliography, 2001

 

Addison, Wanda Gail. “Works in Progress: Edith Wharton’s Lily Bart and Theodore Dreiser’s Carrie Meeber.” Master’s thesis, U of Memphis, 2001. 

Bacciucchi, Barbara. “A Comparative Analysis of the Roles and Meanings of Chicago in Theodore Dreiser’s Sister Carrie, Richard Wright’s Native Son and Saul Bellow’s The Dean’s December.” Theis. Pro gradu -tyo¨. Englantilainen filologia. Helsingin yliopisto [U of Helsinki], 2000 81 pages. 

Bacon, Mardges. Le Corbusier in America: Travels in the Land of the Timid Cambridge, MA: MIT P, 2001. ix, xvi, 48-57 passim +Details the intense relationship between French architect Charles-Edouard Jeanneret-Gris (Le Corbusier) and Dreiser’s literary assistant and mistress Marguerite Tjader Harris that began in 1932 and blossomed during Le Corbusier’s lecture tour of the United States in the 1930s. Places that relationship within the context of Marguerite Tjader Harris’s relationship with Dreiser, providing considerable biographical detail about Harris and about her relationship with Dreiser (to the extent that it had a bearing on her relationship with Le Corbusier). 

Bausum, Dolores. Threading Time: A Cultural History of Threadwork. Fort Worth: TCU P, 2001. 163-64. Briefly discusses Carrie Meeber’s job seeking and work experiences in Chicago in Sister Carrie in the context of opportunities for needlework available to woman workers at the time.

Bell, Michael Davitt. “African-American Writing, ‘Protest’ and the Burden of Naturalism: The Case of Native Son.” Culture, Genre, and Literary Vocation: Selected Essays on American Literature. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 2001. 189-215. Briefly notes the literary debt of novelist Richard Wright to Dreiser and discusses how later writers and critics, including Irving Howe and Ralph Ellison, have argued over the extent and implications of this influence.

Brennan, Stephen C. Review of Twelve Men (Dreiser Edition, 1998). Resources for American Literary Study 27.1 (2001): 139-42.

Buell, Lawrence. “Consolations of Determinism: Dreiser and Jeffers.” Writing for an Endangered World: Literature, Culture, and Environment in the U.S. and Beyond. Cambridge: Harvard UP, 2001. 149-56.

Capo, Beth Widmaier. “Birth Control and the American Imagination: Textual Con(tra)ceptions, 1914-1944.” Ph.D. dissertation, Pennsylvania State U, 2001. 310 pp. DAI 62.12 (2002): 4164A. Examines depictions of conception and the birth control movement in works of fiction and nonfiction by American writers, including Dreiser.

Conn, Peter. Review of Theodore Dreiser and American Culture: New Readings, ed. Yoshinobu Hakutani. American Studies 42.1 (2001): 187-88. 

Decker, Mark T. “Flexible Commonplaces: The Novel, Social Thought, and the Reshaping of American Middle-Class Ideology, 1890-1940.” Ph.D. dissertation, Pennsylvania State U, 2001. 282 pp. DAI 62 (2002): 4216A. ” ‘After All, You Didn’t Make Yourself, Did You?’ A New Middle-Class Morality in Theodore Dreiser’s Sister Carrie and An American Tragedy” (thesis chapter).

Den Tandt, Christophe Explication approfondie d’auteurs anglais : twentieth-century literary realism in Britain and the United States . Part I : Edith Wharton and Theodore Dreiser. Brussels: Universitaire Pers Brussel, 2001. 

Devlin, Athena Beth. “Between Profits and Primitivism: Rehabilitating White Middle-Class Manhood in America, 1880-1917.” Ph.D. dissertation, U of Massachusetts, 2001. 270 pp. DAI 62 (2002): 3087A. Uses primary sources in literature and the social sciences to locate and analyze changing discourses, images, and scientific representations of middle-class manhood and masculinity. Chapter 2, “The Male Body and the Market Economy: The Case of Dreiser’s Frank Cowperwood,” focuses on The Financier and The Titan.

Epstein, Joseph. “Sister Carrie at 101.” Hudson Review 54.1 (2001): 15-33.

Faulk, Renee H. “Dramatizing History: Premarital Sexual Practices and Values among Turn-of-The-Century Working-Class Youth in Dreiser’s An American Tragedy.” Master’s thesis, Howard U, 2001. v + 68 pp.

From Baltimore to Bohemia: The Letters of H. L. Mencken and George Sterling. Ed. S. T. Joshi. Madison, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson UP; London: Associated UP, 2001. passim.

Fuchs, Marek. “At Home; A Wall Street Wizard Tends to His Garden.” New York Times 20 May 2001. Section 14WC (Westchester), pg. 7. Article on Michael Steinhardt, philanthropist and retired hedge fund manager, who has turned much of 50-acre property in Mt Kisco, NY, formerly Dreiser’s home Iroki, into an exotic garden. 

Gammel, Irene. Review of Theodore Dreiser and American Culture: New Readings, ed. Yoshinobu Hakutani (2000.28). Dreiser Studies 32.2 (2001): 59-62. 

Gonda, Kenji. “The Dancer from the Dance: Law and Literature in Theodore Dreiser’s An American Tragedy.” Studies in American Literature / Amerika bungaku kenkyu (Kyoto, Japan) 38 (2001): 39-57. 

Gross, Andrew S. “Theodore Dreiser and Emily Post: The Early Road Book as an Economic and Political Form.” Crossings: Travel, Art, Literature, Politics.” Ed. Rudolphus Teeuwen. Taipei, Taiwan: Bookman, 2001. 105-20.

Gross, Andrew Steven. “The Changing Shape of the American Landscape: Travel, Corporate Expansion, and Consumer Culture, 1845-1945.” Ph.D. dissertation, U of California, Davis, 2001. 195 pp. DAI 62 (2002): 3046A. Chapter 3 focuses on the link between auto tourism and nationalism evidenced in road books by Emily Post, Dreiser, Henry James, and Edith Wharton.

Haberski, Raymond J., Jr. “Dreiser Versus Hollywood.” It’s Only a Movie! Films and Critics in American Culture. Lexington: UP of Kentucky, 2001. 63-80.

Hammett, Dashiell. Selected Letters of Dashiell Hammett 1921-1960. Ed. Richard Layman and Julie M. Rivett. Washington, DC: Counterpoint, 2001. 155-60, 164, 176, 533-34. Contains Hammett letters and telegrams to Dreiser dated November 1939, January 1940, September 1940, and March 1942, plus additional Dreiser-related content.

Hapke, Laura. “Theodore Dreiser and the Counternarrative of Working Womanhood”; “To Die for: Labor and Belief in Upton Sinclair and Theodore Dreiser.” Labor’s Text: The Worker in American Fiction. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers UP, 2001. 155-57, 175-77 passim.

“(Herman) Theodore Dreiser.” Dictionary of Midwestern Literature, Volume One: The Authors. Ed. Philip A. Greasley (general editor). Bloomington: Indiana P, 2001. 

Hochman, Barbara. “Getting at the Hidden Author in the Text.” Getting at the Author: Reimagining Books and Reading in the Age of American Realism. Amherst: U of Massachusetts P, 2001. 3-18 passim. Examines Dreiser’s The Financier in the context of an analysis of his authorial stance vis-à-vis the reader and of his narrative voice.

Humphries, David T. ” ‘The Shock of Sympathy’: Bob Ames’s Reading and Re-reading of Sister Carrie.” Dreiser Studies 32.1 (2001): 36-55.

Hussman, Lawrence E. “On First Reading Sister Carrie.” Dreiser Studies 32.2 (2001): 49-53.

Hussman, Lawrence E. Review of Signet Classics editions of Sister Carrie (2000) and An American Tragedy (2000). Dreiser Studies 32.1 (2001): 64-65.

Jalon, Allan M. Reading L.A.; High-Octane Dreiser.·Los Angeles Times 29 Apr. 2001: E.2. Profile of Gengiz Babaev, a Los Angeles gas station attendant and Dreiser enthusiast who grew up reading Dreiser in Russian translation in his native Azerbaijan. Discusses on reasons for Dreiser’s popularity in Azerbaijan.

Jiang, Daochao. Delaisai [Dreiser]. Chendu, China: Sichuan People’s P. 2001. In Chinese. 德萊塞. 蒋道超.成都 : 四川人民出版社, 2001.

Jiang, Huiling. “The Moral Crisis of Clyde, the Criminal Society of USA – About Dreiser’s ‘An American Tragedy’” [original title]. Journal of Shangqiu Teachers College 17.5 (2001): 46-47. 姜惠玲,「谈德莱塞的《美国的悲剧》」,商丘师范学院学报 , 2001年第17卷第5期,頁46-47。 

Jing, Xia. “Theodore Dreiser’s Tragedy – Sister Carrie.” [Master’s thesis] Dalian, Liaoning: Liaoning Normal University, 2001. In English. 景霞,「论德莱塞的社会悲剧–《嘉莉妹妹》」[硕士论文],辽宁大连:辽宁师范大学,2001年。(英文) 

Jones, Paul Christian. “Becoming a (M)Other: The Anxiety of Maternity in Evelyn Scott’s Escapade.” IN Scura, Dorothy M. and Paul C. Jones, eds. Evelyn Scott: Recovering a Lost Modernist. Knoxville, UP of Tennessee, 2001, pg. 38 (article pp. 37-52). Refers to letter written by Scott to TD in 1923, at time of publication of Scott’s novel Escapade, in which letter Scott states she intended to “protest against this stuff that maternity is a mental experience,” insisting that it” it is the most beautifully damnably concrete sensuous thing on earth” (this letter also quoted in Scura, Dorothy M. Afterword to Escapade, by Evelyn Scott. Charlottesville: UP of Virginia, 1995, pp. 311-13). 

Kolár, Stanislav. “The Czech Reception of Sister Carrie.” Dreiser Studies 32.1 (2001): 56-63.

Koloze, Jeff James. “Abortion in American Fiction: An Ethical Analysis of Select Works in Twentieth-Century American Literature.” Ph.D. dissertation, Kent State U, 2001. 668 pp. DAI 63 (2002): 183A. Includes chapter on An American Tragedy. Published as An Ethical Analysis of the Portrayal of Abortion in American Fiction: Dreiser, Hemingway, Faulkner, Dos Passos, Brautigan, and Irving. Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen P, 2005.

Labro, Philippe and Olivier Barrot. “Theodore Dreiser.” Lettres d’Amérique: Un voyage en littérature. Paris: La Cinquième Développement / NiL éditions, 2001. 199-203. 

Lehan, Richard. Literary Masterpieces, Volume 7: Sister Carrie. Gale Study Guides to Great Literature. Farmington Hills, MI: Gale, 2001.

Lo, Mun-Hou. “Sympathetic Disaffections: Self-Formation and Literature at the Turn into the Twentieth Century.” Ph.D. dissertation, Harvard U, 2001. 243 pp. DAI 62 (2001): 1413A. “Sympathy and Desire in Edith Wharton and Theodore Dreiser” (thesis chapter).

McFarland, Gerald W. Inside Greenwich Village: A New York City Neighborhood, 1898-1918. Amherst: U of Massachusetts P, 2001 170 States that Dreiser used an actual residence, 112 West 13th Street in New York City, as the place where Carrie Meeber and George Hurstwood lived in Sister Carrie. 

Morozkina, E. A. Amerkanskaia literatura u evropeiskaia filosofskaia mysl’: Draizer, Schopengauer, Nitsshe. Filosofskaia mysl’. [American literature and european philosophical thought: Dreiser, Schopenhauer, Nietzsche. Philosophical thought]. Ufa: BashGU, 1(1), 2001. pp. 79-89 Морозкина Е.А. Американская литература и европейская философская мысль: Драйзер, Шопенгауэр, Ницше// Философская мысль. Уфа, БашГУ, №1 (1), 2001, с.79-89. 

Moughan, Michael. “American Literary Naturalism: The Evolution of the Term Naturalism, and an Identification of the Writers Who Were Most Responsible for How the Term Was Defined.” Ph.D. dissertation, U of Delaware, 2001. DAI 62.5 (2001): 1835A. “1904 to 1915: From Sea-Wolf to The ‘Genius’ ” (thesis chapter).

Murayama, Kiyohiko. “Sister Carrie Turns 100.” Eigo Seinen/Rising Generation 146.11 (2001): 726-27. Text in Japanese.

Mutalik-Desai, A. A. “Deus Ex Machina: The Role of Coincidence and External Forces in Theodore Dreiser’s An American Tragedy.” Indian Journal of English Studies 39 (2001-2002): 130-36.

Nakagawa, Hojo. “Amerika no Shizen Shugi Shousetsu : Kurein Norisu Rondon Doraisâ o Yomu [Naturalism in American Literature : Crane, Norris, London and Dreiser]”. Tokyo: Eiho. 2001. 309 pp. In Japanese. 中川, 法城. “アメリカの自然主義小説 : クレイン、ノリス、ロンドン、ドライサーを読む”. 東京, 日本: 英宝社, 3月. 2001. 309p. 

Nathanson, Carol A. “Anne Estelle Rice and ‘Ellen Adams Wrynn’: Dreiser’s Perspectives on Gender and Gendered Perspectives on Art.” Dreiser Studies 32.1 (2001): 3-35.

Orlov, Paul A. “An Emersonian Perspective on Dreiser’s Characterization of Carrie.” Dreiser Studies 32.2 (2001): 19-37.

Packer-Kinlaw, Donna. “Life on the Margins: The Silent Feminist in Theodore Dreiser’s ‘Marriage-For One.’ ” Dreiser Studies 32.2 (2001): 3-18.  

Pedersen, Peter Højlund. “Meeting the Forces of the New World: Chicago Life around 1900 as Depicted in Theodore Dreiser’s Sister Carrie, Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle and Frank Norris’ The Pit.” Thesis (Cand. mag. spec. indiv.), U of Copenhagen, 2001. 

Peng, Lingzhi. “Xingkelai Liuyisi yu Meiguo Wenxuei Fengci Yishu.” (Sinclair Lewis and the art of sarcasm in American literature) [Master’s thesis] Wuhan, Hubei: Central China Normal University, 2001. 彭灵芝,「辛克莱‧刘易斯与美国文学讽刺艺术」[硕士论文],湖北武汉:华中师范大学,2001年。 

Pizer, Donald. “The Text of Sister Carrie: Where We Are Now.” Dreiser Studies 32.2 (2001): 42-48.

Rand, William E. “Chester Himes as a Naturalistic Writer in the Tradition of Richard Wright and Theodore Dreiser.” CLA Journal 44.4 (2001): 442-50. Examines the use by African-American writers of naturalistic and deterministic techniques through a comparison of Dreiser’s An American Tragedy, Richard Wright’s Native Son, and Chester Himes’s If He Hollers Let Him Go.

Reesman, Jeanne Campbell. “Fiction: 1900 to the 1930s.” American Literary Scholarship: An Annual 1999 . Ed. Gary Scharnhorst. Durham, NC: Duke UP, 2001: 289-311. (Dreiser, pp. 295-97).  

Riggio, Thomas P.. Review of The House in the Woods, by Arthur Henry. Dreiser Studies 32.2 (2001): 54-59.  

Robeson, Paul, Jr. The Undiscovered Paul Robeson: An Artist’s Journey, 1989-1939 New York: Wiley, 2001: 148. Quotes from 5 March 1928 letter from Dreiser to Robeson in which Dreiser expresses admiration of and appreciation for Robeson’s singing, heard on phonograph records.  

Rossetti, Gina Marie. ” ‘A Living Lump of Appetites’: The Reinvention of the Primitive in Naturalist and Modernist Literature.” Ph.D. dissertation, U of Tennessee, 2001. 221 pp. DAI 63 (2002): 190A. Discusses the degree to which modernist and naturalist texts — including works by Jack London, Frank Norris, Eugene O’Neill, Dreiser, Gertrude Stein, and Nella Larsen — drew upon earlier romantic images and transformed them.

Rowley, Hazel. Richard Wright: The Life and Times. New York: Henry Holt, 2001. 239.

Russell, Herbert K. Edgar Lee Masters: A Biography. Urbana: U of Illinois P, 2001. passim.

Safranski, Sarah. “Sister Carrie: A Controversy in 1900 and Since.” Illinois History 54.3 (2001): 46-47. 

Sawyers, June Skinner, ed. The Greenwich Village Reader: Fiction, Poetry, and Reminiscences, 1872-2002. New York: Cooper Square, 2001. 702. Specifies addresses at which Dreiser lived in Greenwich Village.

Seguin, Robert. “The Burden of Toil: Sister Carrie As Urban Pastoral.” Around Quitting Time: Work and Middle-Class Fantasy in American Fiction. New Americanists. Durham, NC: Duke UP, 2001. 19-55.

Shehi, Monika. “Theodore Dreiser: The Communist Individualist.” Master’s thesis, U of South Carolina, 2001. iii + 69 pp.

Smith, James F. “Tom Wolfe’s Bonfire of the Vanities: A Dreiser Novel for the 1980’s.” In Tom Wolfe ed. Harold Bloom series – Modern Critical Views Philadelphia: Chelsea House, 2001. Reprint.

St. Jean, Shawn. ” ‘Aye, chance, free will, and necessity’: Sister Carrie’s literary interweavings.” Midwest Quarterly 42.3 (2001): 240-56.

St. Jean, Shawn. Pagan Dreiser: Songs from American Mythology. Madison, NJ: Farleigh Dickinson UP, 2001.

“Theodore (Herman Albert) Dreiser 1871-1945.” Facts About the 20th Century. By George Ochoa and Melinda Corey. New York: H. W. Wilson Co., 2001. 

“Theodore Dreiser 1871-1945.” Biographical Dictionary of Literary Influences. The Nineteenth Century, 1800-1914. Ed. John Powell. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2001. 

“Theodore Dreiser 1871-1945.” Literature Lover’s Companion: The essential reference to the world’s greatest writers–past and present, popular and classical. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2001. 

“Theodore Dreiser 1871-1945.” The Oxford Companion to United States History. Ed. Paul S. Boyer. New York: Oxford UP, 2001. 

“Theodore Dreiser 1871-1945.” The Penguin International Dictionary of Contemporary Biography from 1900 to the Present. Second Ed. By Edward Vernoff and Rima Shore. New York: Viking Penguin, 2001. First edition published by New American Library as The International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography. 

“Theodore Dreiser.” The New Encyclopedia of American Scandal. Ed. George Childs Kohn. New York: Facts on File, 2001. 

Theodore Dreiser Collection. Participant: Nancy Shawrcross. West Lafayette, IN: C-SPAN Archives VHS tape. Interview dated 9 August 2001. Focuses on the Dreiser collection at the University of Pennsylvania Library.  

Tichi, Cecelia. Embodiment of a Nation: Human Form in American Places. Cambridge: Harvard UP, 2001. 18-19, 22-23. Uses illustrative examples from Dreiser’s The Financier. 

Tratner, Michael. “The Author as Consumer: The Financier.” Deficits and Desires: Economics and Sexuality in Twentieth-Century Literature. Stanford, CA: Stanford UP, 2001. 46-71. Analyzes Dreiser’s The Financier in the context of economic theory and pairs it with Joyce’s Ulysses (the subject of an earlier chapter) as a means of understanding how the underlying economic logic plays out in the two works when viewed in a context of social and cultural change.

Upton Sinclair and Theodore Dreiser Discussion. C-SPAN (television network). VHS tape. West Lafayette, IN : C-SPAN Archives, 2001. One videocassette (87 minutes). Participants: Toby Higbie, Bill Savage. Discussion focusing on the time period in which Sinclair and Dreiser wrote and the fictional representations of Chicago in both authors’ works.

Warren, Robert Penn. “Homage to Theodore Dreiser: Psychological Profile/On the Centennial of His Birth (August 27, 1871).” Selected Poems of Robert Penn Warren. Ed. John Burt. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State UP, 2001. 164-65. A revised and abridged version of poem with the same title that was originally published in Warren, OR ELSE: Poem/Poems 1968-1974 (New York: Random House, 1974).

West, James L. W. III. “Editing Private Papers: Three Examples from Dreiser.” Re-constructing the Book: Literary Texts in Transmission. Ed. Maureen Bell, et al. Aldershot, England and Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2001. 124-36. Uses as examples the Dreiser manuscripts that were published as American Diaries, 1902-1926, An Amateur Laborer, and Dreiser’s Russian Diary.

West, James L. W. III. “The Sister Carrie We’ve Come to Know.” Dreiser Studies 32.2 (2001): 39-41.

Woods, Tim. “Dreiser, Theodore.” Who’s Who of Twentieth-Century Novelists. London; New York: Routledge, 2001. 102.

Writings of Theodore Dreiser [videorecording]. West Lafayette, IN: C-SPAN Archives. Cable television program; videocassette (VHS; 2 hr. 31 min.). Contributors: Thomas P. Riggio, Sara Fenton, Peter Alter. Examines the history of the Progressive Era, the publishing industry, and social reform through the writings of Dreiser. Filmed Aug. 20, 2001 at the Chicago Historical Society.

Yang, Byong-Gi. “Sisto keri wa sobimunwha” [Sister Carrie and Consumer Culture]. Master’s thesis, Seoul National University, Korea, 2001. 74 pp. In Korean. 양병기.『씨스터 캐리』(Sister Carrie)와 소비 문화.석사학위논문.서울대학교, 2001.74 pp. 

Yoshida, Tomoaki. “An American Tragedy Shiron: Amerikan Dorîmu no Kichakuten [A Study of An American Tragedy: A Destination for the American Dream]”..Nihon Daigaku Daigakuin Sougou Shakai Jyouhou Kenkyûka Kiyou[. Memoirs of Graduate of Social and Cultural Studies, Nihon University 2 (2001): 191-200. 吉田, 友明. “An American Tragedy試論: アメリカン・ドリームの帰着点”. 日本大学大学院総合社会情報研究科紀要. 東京, 日本: 日本大学, 9月. 2001. 191-200. 

Yoshiono, Narumi. “Musume kara Haha e : Îdisu Uoton to Seodoa Doraisâ no Sakuhin ni Okeru Hiroin no Ninshin [Mothers and Daughters : Reproduction Issues in the Works of Edith Wharton and Theodore Dreiser]”. Osaka Daigaku Daigakuin Bungaku Kenkyuka Kiyou [Memoirs of the Graduate School of Letters, Osaka University] 43 (2001): 53-54. 吉野, 成美. “娘から母へ : イーディス・ウォートンとセオドア・ドライサーの作品におけるヒロインの妊娠”. 大阪大学大学院文学研究科紀要. 大阪, 日本: 大阪大学. 43号. 2001. 53-54. 

Zhu, Man. “A Brief Study of the Structural Art of Sister Carrie” [original title; retranslated as: A Brief Study of the Structure of Sister Carrie]. Journal of Dangdong Teachers College 23.4 (2001): 14-16. 朱蔓,「浅谈《嘉莉妹妹》的结构艺术」,丹东师专学报,2001年第23卷第4期,頁14-16。 

Dreiser bibliography, 2000

 

 

Amano, Kyoko. “Alger’s Shadows: Re-Considering the American Dream.” Ph.D. dissertation, State U of New York at Binghamton, 2001. 263 pp. DAI 62 (2002): 4162A. Examines the influence of Horatio Alger, Jr.’s novels (and the myth that arises from them) on the novels of Howells, Dreiser, James Weldon Johnson, Jane Smiley, and Gish Jen.

Armstrong, Heather Stewart. “City Consciousness: A Comparison of Cather’s The Song of the Lark and Dreiser’s Sister Carrie.” Willa Cather’s New York: New Essays on Cather in the City. Ed. Merrill Maguire Skaggs. Madison, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson UP; London: Associated UP, 2000. 257-65.

Ban, Guangyu. “Yong Bi Gole Chu de Tuhua – Theodore Dreiser Nigger Jeff Shangxi.” (A True Sketch – Theodore Dreiser’s Nigger Jeff) Journal of Qin Zhou Teachers College 2 (2000). 班光语,「用笔勾勒出的图画–Theodore Dreiser Nigger Jeff赏析」,钦州师范高等专科学校学报, 2000年第2期。 

Barabash, Christina Jean. “A Girl’s Guide to Cultural Capital: The American Gold Digger, 1900-1950.” Master’s thesis, U of Alberta, Canada, 2000. 133 pp. MAI 40 (2002): 41. Traces the emergence of the gold digger as a recognizable figure in twentieth-century American culture. Chapter 2 discusses the prototypical gold digger as presented in Sister Carrie.

Barcus, James E. More Light on Dreiser’s Chester Gillette/Clyde Griffiths Family. English Language Notes 38.1 (2000): 68-73.

Bardeleben, Renate von. “Dreiser’s Diaristic Mode.” Dreiser Studies 31.1 (2000): 26-42.

Bardeleben, Renate von. “From Travel Guide to Autobiography: Recovering the Original of A Traveler at Forty. Theodore Dreiser and American Culture: New Readings. Ed. Yoshinobu Hakutani. Newark: U of Delaware P; London: Associated U Presses, 2000, pp. 177-86.

Berebitsky, Julie. Like Our Very Own: Adoption and the Changing Culture of Motherhood, 1851-1950. Lawrence: UP of Kansas, 2000. 52-61. Discusses Dreiser’s involvement in the Delineator’s “Child-Rescue Campaign.” 

Blaise, Clark. Time Lord: Sir Sandford Fleming and the Creation of Standard Time. London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 2000; New York: Pantheon, 2001. Published in Canada as Time Lord: The Remarkable Canadian Who Missed His Train, and Changed the World. Toronto: Knopf Canada, 2000. 232-37. Uses railroad travel as described in Sister Carrie as basis for a brief discussion of implied themes related to speed, force, female vs. male sexuality, and their implications for traditional morality at the turn of the nineteenth century.

“Blocked: The Novelist’s Experience in Hollywood.” Santa Monica, CA: American Movie Classics, 2000. Documentary cable television program. Covers Dreiser’s suit against Paramount Studios over changes made in the 1931 film version of An American Tragedy.

Bovey, Seth. Review of Reading the Symptom: Frank Norris, Theodore Dreiser, and the Dynamics of Capitalism, by Mohamed Zayani. American Literary Realism 33:1 (2000): 87-88. 

Bramen, Carrie Tirado. “Dreiser and the Spectacle of Extremes.” The Uses of Variety: Modern Americanism and the Quest for National Distinctiveness. Cambridge: Harvard UP, 2000. 182-87; see also pp. 160, 174. Traces historical development of concept of diversity as foundational to concepts of modern Americanism, beginning in the Gilded Age. Examines Dreiser’s writings about New York City within the context of the aesthetic of an “urban picturesque,” which “promised to turn the urban realities of class disparity and ethnic heterogeneity into customary sights and even potentially pleasant aspects of the modern experience.”

Brennan, Stephen C. “Introduction, Neda Westlake Memorial Issue.” Dreiser Studies 31.1 (2000): 2-4.

Brennan, Stephen C. “Sadomasochistic Fantasy in ‘The Second Choice.’ ” Dreiser Studies 31.1 (2000): 43-62.

Brennan, Stephen C. “This Sex Which Is One: Language and the Masculine Self in Jennie Gerhardt.” Theodore Dreiser and American Culture: New Readings. Ed. Yoshinobu Hakutani. Newark: U of Delaware P; London: Associated U Presses, 2000, pp. 138-57.

Brezina, Jennifer Costello. “Public Women, Private Acts: Gender and Theater in Turn-of-the-Century American Novels.” Separate Spheres No More: Gender Convergence in American Literature, 1830-1930. Ed. Monika M. Elbert. Tuscaloosa: U of Alabama P, 2000. 225-42. Explores how the use of theater in both setting and metaphor reflects the cultural impact that changing roles for women were having on society as reflected in Dreiser’s Sister Carrie, Paul Laurence Dunbar’s The Sport of the Gods, Frank Norris’s The Pit, and Ellen Glasgow’s Phases of an Inferior Planet.

Butler, Robert. “Urban Frontiers, Neighborhoods, and Traps: The City in Dreiser’s Sister Carrie, Farrell’s Studs Lonigan, and Wright’s Native Son.” Theodore Dreiser and American Culture: New Readings. Ed. Yoshinobu Hakutani. Newark: U of Delaware P; London: Associated U Presses, 2000, pp. 274-90.

Clasby, Nancy Tenfelde. “Naturalism and the Orphan Archetype: Dreiser, London, and Crane.” New Jerusalem: Myth, Literature, and the Sacred. Scranton, PA: U of Scranton P, 2000. 105-23. Discusses treatment of the orphan archetype in Dreiser’s story “The Second Choice,” pp. 109-11.

Cohen, Josh. Review of An American Tragedy: Perils of the Self Seeking “Success,” by Paul A. Orlov. Journal of American Studies 34.2 (2000): 337-38. 

Connolly, Thomas F. “Happy Endings in American Tragedies.” pp. 152-61. In: Pyzik, Teresa and Pawel Jedrzejko, eds. Reflections on Ethical Values in Post Modern American Literature. Prace Naukowe Uniwersytetu Slaskiego w Katowicach (PNUSK). Katowice, Poland: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Slaskiego, 2000.

Cox, J. Randolph. The Dime Novel Companion: A Source Book. Westwood, CT: Greenwood, 2000. 84-85, 91. States that part of Dreiser’s apprenticeship at Street and Smith may have involved editing or writing stories for ‘”Diamond Dick, Jr.: The Boys’ Best Weekly,” a Street and Smith publication. 

Cuoco, Lorin, and William H. Gass, eds. Literary St. Louis: A Guide. St. Louis: Missouri Historical Society P, 2000. 88-95, 250-51. Citation pp. 88-95 consist of section entitled “Theodore Dreiser: April 27, 1871 – December 28, 1945”; pg. 250-251 specifies addresses Dreiser worked at and was associated with while in St. Louis.

Doenecke, Justus D. Storm on the Horizon: The Challenge to American Intervention, 1939-1941. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2000. 190, 191, 194, 195. Contains scattered references to Dreiser’s anti-interventionist and anti-British views, mostly drawing upon Dreiser’s America Is Worth Saving as a source and also on a 1940 Dreiser speech to American Peace Mobilization (cited in Theodore Dreiser: A Primary Bibliography and Reference Guide, Second Ed.; Ed. Pizer, Dowell, and Rusch; Boston: G. K. Hall, 1991 as A40-5 and C40-11).

Donovan, Nancy M. “Representing Grace Brown: The Working-Class Woman in ‘American Tragedy’ Murder Narratives.” Dreiser Studies 31.2 (2000): 3-21.

Dudley, Andrew “Adaptation.” Film Adaptation. Ed. James Naremore. Rutgers Depth of Film Series. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers UP, 2000, pp. 28-37.

Eaton, Mark A. “Moving Pictures and Spectacular Criminality in An American Tragedy and Native Son.” Prospects: An Annual of American Cultural Studies 27 (2000): 399-426.

Elder, Shane, and Stephen C. Brennan. “A Dreiser Checklist, 1992.” Dreiser Studies 31.1 (2000): 63-66.

Elder, Shane and Stephen C. Brennan. “A Dreiser Checklist, 1993-1997.” Dreiser Studies 31.2 (2000): 39-57.

Fredrickson, Kathy. “Working Out to Work Through: Dreiser in Muldoon’s Body Shop of Shame.” Theodore Dreiser and American Culture: New Readings. Ed. Yoshinobu Hakutani. Newark: U of Delaware P; London: Associated U Presses, 2000, pp. 115-37.

Gair, Sheila. “Sister Carrie Theodore Dreiser.” MC2: Journal of Mensa Canada Communications 33.4 (2000): 9. A retrospective review.

Gammel, Irene, and Henry Srebrnik. “Re/Visiting Russia with Theodore Dreiser.” Resources for American Literary Study 26.1 (2000): 110-15. Review-essay of Dreiser’s Russian Diary (1996).

Gelb, Arthur, and Barbara Gelb. O’Neill: Life with Monte Cristo. New York and London: Applause, 2000. 428, 508-9, 561-62, 625. Contains information placing Dreiser in the same Greenwich Village circles in which O’Neil moved and among mutual acquaintances such as Kirah Markham. Briefly discusses the theory that Dreiser may have been a model for the character of Hickey in O’Neill’s play “The Iceman Cometh.”

Gerber, Philip. “Jolly Mrs. Yerkes Is Home from Abroad: Dreiser and the Celebrity Culture.” Hakutani, Yoshinobu, ed. Theodore Dreiser and American Culture: New Readings, pp. 79-103.

Gerber, Philip. “Stopping By at Neda’s.” Dreiser Studies 31.1 (2000): 5-12. Contains reminiscences of Neda M. Westlake, curator of the University of Pennsylvania Library’s Dreiser collection.

Glenn, Susan A. Female Spectacle: The Theatrical Roots of Modern Feminism. Cambridge: Harvard UP, 2000. 81, 127-8. Briefly comments on Carrie Meeber in Sister Carrie as representing the personification of “the female as a symbol of inauthenticity.” States (using as source Elizabeth Gurley Flynn’s autobiography) that, in the aftermath of Socialist orator Elizabeth Gurley Flynn’s arrest in 1906, Dreiser published an article in Broadway Magazine describing her ‘eloquence, her youth and loveliness’ and calling her ‘An East Side Joan of Arc.’ “ 

Gogol, Miriam. “Interlocking, Intermeshing Fantasies: Dreiser and Dearest Wilding.” Theodore Dreiser and American Culture: New Readings. Ed. Yoshinobu Hakutani. Newark: U of Delaware P; London: Associated U Presses, 2000, pp. 187-202.

H. L. Mencken: A Documentary Volume. Ed. Richard J. Schrader. Dictionary of Literary Biography 222. Farmington Hills, MI: Gale, 2000. 213-20.

Hakutani, Yoshinobu, ed. Theodore Dreiser and American Culture: New Readings. Newark, DE: U of Delaware P; London: Associated U Presses, 2000. Contains 16 articles that are cited individually in this bibliography.

Hakutani, Yoshinobu. “Sister Carrie: Novel and Romance.” Theodore Dreiser and American Culture: New Readings. Ed. Yoshinobu Hakutani. Newark: U of Delaware P; London: Associated U Presses, 2000, pp. 23-38.

Hakutani, Yoshinobu. “Wright, Dreiser, and Spatial Narrative.” Hakutani, Yoshinobu, ed. Theodore Dreiser and American Culture: New Readings, pp. 248-73.  

Hakutani, Yoshinobu. “Wright, Dreiser, and Spatial Narrative.” Theodore Dreiser and American Culture: New Readings. Ed. Yoshinobu Hakutani. Newark: U of Delaware P; London: Associated U Presses, 2000, pp. 248-73.

Hapke, Laura. “Men Strike, Women Sew: Gendered Labor Worlds in Dreiser’s Social Protest Art.” Theodore Dreiser and American Culture: New Readings. Ed. Yoshinobu Hakutani. Newark: U of Delaware P; London: Associated U Presses, 2000, pp. 104-14.

Harmon, Charles. “Cuteness and Capitalism in Sister Carrie.” American Literary Realism 32.2 (2000): 125-39.

Hartsock, John C. A History of American Literary Journalism: The Emergence of a Modern Narrative Form. Amherst: U of Massachusetts P, 2000: 63-65, 76-79, 220 Traces mid- and late-twentieth century journalistic techniques and styles back to the journalism of the late nineteenth century. Discusses how Dreiser’s journalistic training influenced his early writings (notably Sister Carrie) and other writers of fiction who began as journalists. 

Hilfer, Anthony Channell. “The Small Town in American Realism.” American Realism. The Greenhaven Press Companion to Literary Movements and Genres. Ed. Christopher Smith. San Diego, CA: Greenhaven, 2000. 171-72.

Hogue, Beverly Jean. “From Primeval Forest to Machine in the Garden: Narratives of Nature in the Old Northwest.” Ph.D. dissertation, Bowling Green State U, 2000. 214 pp. DAI 61 (2001): 4774A. Examines the portrayal of the Midwestern landscape in literature during the years 1890-1930. Chapter V contains a section entitled “Hidden Gardens: Dreiser’s Urban Wilderness,” focusing on Jennie Gerhardt.

Hussman, Lawrence E. “Expansive and Unnameable Desire in American Fiction: From ‘Naturalism’ to Postmodernism.” Theodore Dreiser and American Culture: New Readings. Ed. Yoshinobu Hakutani. Newark: U of Delaware P; London: Associated U Presses, 2000, pp. 214-33.

Jacobson, Matthew Frye. Barbarian Virtues: The United States Encounters Foreign Peoples at Home and Abroad, 1876-1917. New York: Hill and Wang, 2000. 132-133. Briefly comments on the Dreiser character Jennie Gerhardt as representing a certain type of immigrant character seen in fiction of the time, in which the simplicity and goodness of characters like Jennie are opposed to “wearying and stultifying elements of modern life.” 

Jiang, Daochao “Cultural Assumption Difficult to Transcend–A Review of 20th Century Studies of Theodore Dreiser in China and USA,” Journal of Shenzhen University 5 (2000): 87-94.

Karaganis, Joseph. “Naturalism’s Nation: Toward An American Tragedy.” American Literature 72.1 (2000): 153-80. Abstract: “Discusses the nature of the different publics Theodore Dreiser invokes and the function of the trial in An American Tragedy.”

Lehan, Richard, Donald Pizer, and James L. W. West III. “Reminiscences.” Dreiser Studies 31.1 (2000): 13-16. Reminiscences of Neda M. Westlake, curator of the University of Pennsylvania Library’s Dreiser collection.

Lewis, Charles R. “Desire and Indifference in Sister Carrie: Neoclassical Economic Anticipations.” A Coincidence of Wants: The Novel and Neoclassical Economics. Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory: The Interaction of Text and Society. New York: Garland, 2000. 23-25, 127-44. Includes reprint of Lewis, Charles R. “Desire and Indifference in Sister Carrie: Neoclassical Economic Anticipations.” Dreiser Studies 29.1&2 (1998): 18–33.

Lewis, Charles R. Review of Dreiser and Veblen, Saboteurs of the Status Quo, by Clare Virginia Eby Modern Fiction Studies 46.2 (summer 2000): 519-21 

Li, Wenxing. “Dreiser’s Change of Philosophical Thinking Viewed from Sister Carrie and Jennle Gerhardt.” (The Evolution of Dreiser’s Philosophical Views as Seen in Sister Carrie and Jennie Gerhardt) Journal of Xuchang Teachers’ College (Social Sciences Edition) 19.3 (2000): 85-88. 李文星,「从《嘉莉妹妹》和《珍妮姑娘》看德莱塞哲学思想的变迁」,许昌师专学报,2000年第19卷第3期,頁85-88。

Lingeman, Richard. Introduction. An American Tragedy. Signer Classic (2000). vii-xv.

Lingeman, Richard. Introduction. Sister Carrie. Signet Classic (2000). ix-xviii.

Maltby, Richard. ” ‘To Prevent the Prevalent Type of Book’: Censorship and Adaptation in Hollywood, 1924-1934.” Film Adaptation. Ed. James Naremore. Rutgers Depth of Film Series. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers UP, 2000. 79-105.

Merish, Lori. Engendering Naturalism: Narrative Form and Commodity Spectacle in U.S. Naturalist Fiction. Duke UP, 2000.

Moddelmog, William E. “Theodore Dreiser’s Progressive Nostalgia.” Reconstituting Authority: American Fiction in the Province of the Law, 1880-1920. Iowa City: U of Iowa P, 2000. 190-219. Discusses The Financier and The Titan in terms of their narrative modes and their complicated treatments (at once critical and celebratory) of the business world. See also Moddelmog, “Reconstituting Authority: American Fiction in the Province of the Law, 1880-1920” (1997).

Moyer, Marsha S. “Dreiser, Sister Carrie, and Mrs. Doubleday: Gender and Social Change at the Turn of the Century.” Theodore Dreiser and American Culture: New Readings. Ed. Yoshinobu Hakutani. Newark: U of Delaware P; London: Associated U Presses, 2000, pp. 39-55.

Müller, Kurt. “Dreiser, Theodore [Herman].” Metzler Lexikon amerikanischer Autoren. Hg. Bernd Engler und Kurt Müller. Stuttgart: Metzler, 2000. 196-200. 

Mulligan, Roark. “Running with Diana: Dreiser’s Hunt of American Endogamy.” American Literary Realism 32.2 (2000): 140-51.

Murayama, Kiyohiko. ” ‘But a Single Point in a Long Tragedy’: Sister Carrie’s Equivocal Style.” Theodore Dreiser and American Culture: New Readings. Ed. Yoshinobu Hakutani. Newark: U of Delaware P; London: Associated U Presses, 2000, pp. 65-78.

Oakes, Donald T. Afterword. The House in the Woods (1904), by Arthur Henry. Hensonville, NY: Black Dome, 2000. 155-96. Provides a detailed biographical sketch of Dreiser’s friend Arthur Henry. Includes information about Henry’s first two wives, Maude (Wood) Henry and Anna (Mallon) Henry, that is pertinent to Dreiser’s biography as well as Henry’s. Discusses at length the circumstances of and vicissitudes in the Dreiser-Henry relationship.

Pan, Qingling. “Theodore Dreiser: Sister Carrie – In Conmemoration of the First Centennial Anniversary of the Publication of Sister Carrie.” (In Commemoration of the Centennial of the Publication of Sister Carrie) Journal of Shanghai University (Social Sciences Edition) 7.4 (2000): 29-35. In Chinese. 潘庆舲,「悠悠百年话嘉丽──纪念《嘉丽妹妹》问世一百周年」,上海大学学报(社会科学版),2000年第7卷第4期,頁29-35。 

Parisier, Nicole Heidi. “Novel Work: Theater and Journalism in the Writing of Theodore Dreiser, Edith Wharton and Willa Cather.” Ph.D. dissertation, Yale U, 2000. i + 178 pp. DAI 61 (2001): 4054A. Focus on Dreiser’s Sister Carrie, Wharton’s The House of Mirth, and Cather’s The Song of the Lark.

Perry, Imani. “Dusky Justice: Race in United States Law and Literature, 1878-1914.” Ph.D. dissertation, Harvard U, 2000. 239 pp. DAI 61 (2000): 1843A. Examines ways in which American authors opposed Jim Crow and other racially stigmatizing laws. Authors discussed include Charles Chesnutt, Albion Tourgee, Mark Twain, Alice Dunbar Nelson, Dreiser, and Kate Chopin.

Phiankankon, Kitikul. [An Analysis of the Male Protagonist’s Struggle for Existence in Theodore Dreiser‘s An American Tragedy.] Thesis. Srinakharinwirot University, Thailand, 2000. เคราะห์การต่อสู้เพื่อชีวิตของตัวละครเอกชายในเรื่อง An American tragedy ของ Theodore Dreiser by กิติกูล เพียรการกล., เสาวนี อินทรภักดี. ที่ปรึกษา, สมทรง เจริญกุล ที่ปรึกษา, มหาวิทยาลัยศรีนครินทรวิโรฒ. วิชาเอกภาษาอังกฤษ.[6~ 2543]. 

Pizer, Donald. “American Naturalism in Its ‘Perfected’ State: The Age of Innocence and An American Tragedy.” Edith Wharton: The Age of Innocence: Complete Text with Introduction, Historical Contexts, Critical Essays. Ed. Carol J. Singley. New Riverside Editions. Boston: Houghton Mifflin; 2000. 434-41. Reprints essay first published in Pizer, Donald, The Theory and Practice of American Literary Naturalism (1993).

Pizer, Donald. Literary Masters: Theodore Dreiser. Gale Study Guides to Great Literature. Farmington Hills, MI: Gale Group, 2000.

Pizer, Donald. Review of The Collected Plays of Theodore Dreiser, ed. Keith Newlin and Frederic E. Rusch. Dreiser Studies 31.2 (2000): 58-59.

Prebel, Julie Elizabeth. “Domestic Mobility in the American Post-Frontier, 1890-1900.” Ph.D. dissertation, U of Washington, 2000. 232 pp. DAI 61.3 (2000): 989A. Examines how themes of domesticity intersect with tropes of mobility in late nineteenth-century literature and culture. “Domestic Mobility, Ideology, and the New Woman in Burnham’s Sweet Clover: A Romance of the White City and Dreiser’s Sister Carrie” (thesis chapter).

Preston, Claire. Edith Wharton’s Social Register. London: Macmillan; New York: St. Martin’s, 2000. 94, 128-29 passim. Makes some comparisons to Dreiser’s “Trilogy of Desire” in discussing the money-novel as exemplified by Wharton’s The Custom of the Country.

Reesman, Jeanne Campbell. “Fiction: 1900 to the 1930s.” American Literary Scholarship: An Annual 1998. Ed. David J. Nordloh. Durham. NC: Duke UP, 2000: 257-85. (Dreiser pp. 265-68.)  

Review of Reading the Symptom: Frank Norris, Theodore Dreiser, and the Dynamics of Capitalism. American Literature: A Journal of Literary History, Criticism and Bibliography, March 2000 

Review of Twelve Men (A98.3). Forum for Modern Language Studies 36.4 (2000): 453.

Riggio, T P. Review of The Collected Plays of Theodore Dreiser, ed. Keith Newlin and Frederic E. Rusch. Choice 38.4 (Dec 2000): 705. 

Riggio, Thomas P. “Dreiser, Fitzgerald, and the Question of Influence.” Theodore Dreiser and American Culture: New Readings. Ed. Yoshinobu Hakutani. Newark: U of Delaware P; London: Associated U Presses, 2000, pp. 234-37.

Riggio, Thomas P. “Dreiser’s Song of Innocence and Experience: The Ur-Text of Jennie Gerhardt.” Dreiser Studies 31.2 (2000): 22-38.

Schleifer, Ronald. “Analogy beyond Intelligence: Dreiser, Mailer, and the Nature of Intertextuality.” Analogical Thinking: Post-Enlightenment Understanding in Language, Collaboration, and Interpretation. Ann Arbor: U of Michigan P, 2000. 155-78. Provides “an intertextual reading” of Dreiser’s An American Tragedy and Norman Mailer’s The Executioner’s Song “comprehended in relation to semiotic and social readings — corporate apprehensions — of narrative.” Revision of the author’s “American Violence: Dreiser, Mailer, and the Nature of Intertextuality.” In Intertextuality and Contemporary American Fiction. Ed. Patrick O’Donnell and Robert Con Davis Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 1989.

Sehlinger, Peter J., and Holman Hamilton. Spokesman for Democracy: Claude G. Bowers, 1878-1958. Indianapolis: Indiana Historical Society P, 2000. 39, 101, 146-47 passim. Provides a few details about the relationship between Bowers and Dreiser. See also Bowers, Claude. “Memories of Theodore Dreiser.” In My Life: The Memoirs of Claude Bowers. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1962.

Sister Carrie in the 21st Century. Participants: Joseph Epstein, James L. W. West III. West Lafayette, IN: C-SPAN Archives, 2000. VHS tape; 1 videocassette (69 min.). Part of a three-day symposium on the 100th anniversary of the publication of Sister Carrie. Recorded 9 Nov. 2000 in Philadelphia, PA.

Smith, Larry. “The American Working Class Short Story.” The Columbia Companion to the Twentieth-Century American Short Story. Ed. Blanche H. Gelfant and Lawrence Graver. New York: Columbia UP, 2000. 84. “Although Dreiser’s stories may seem to modern readers plodding and dense with detail, they are well-crafted portraits of American life, focused more on theme than the easy charm of popular fiction, and they take the reader inside the characters’ experiences and points of view.”

Sorel, Edward. “Fifty-fifty.” New Yorker 25 Dec. 2000-1 Jan. 2001: 110-11. Recounts incident (described by Bennett Cerf in At Random: The Reminiscences of Bennett Cerf [1977]) in which Dreiser threw coffee in publisher Horace Liveright’s face in a dispute over the sale of screen rights to An American Tragedy.

Sow, Rouguiyatou. “Espace urbain et crise des moeurs dans Jagua Nana by Cyprian Ekwensi et An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser.” Dissertation (D.E.A.), l’Université Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar, Senegal, 2000. 

Springer, John Parris. Hollywood Fictions: The Dream Factory in American Popular Literature. Oklahoma Project for Discourse and Theory. Norman: U of Oklahoma P, 2000. 137-38. Comments on Dreiser’s criticisms of the film industry, particularly the sexual exploitation of aspiring female, actresses in a series of articles by Dreiser entitled “Hollywood: Its Morals and Manners” that appeared in Shadowland in 1921-22. States that “Dreiser’s claims remain largely unsupported by corroborating details.”

St. Jean, Shawn. “Dreiser and Literary Paganism: A Reading of the Trilogy of Desire.” Theodore Dreiser and American Culture: New Readings. Ed. Yoshinobu Hakutani. Newark: U of Delaware P; London: Associated U Presses, 2000, pp. 203-13.

Stansell, Christine. American Moderns: Bohemian New York and the Creation of a New Century. New York: Henry Holt, 2000. Passim. Provides a few mentions of Dreiser and tidbits of biographical detail. Useful for information about the Greenwich Village circles in which he moved.

“Theodore (Herman Albert) Dreiser 1871-1945.” Reference Guide to American Literature. Fourth Edition. Ed. Thomas Riggs. Detroit: St. James Press, 2000. 

“Theodore Dreiser.” Notable American Novelists, Vol. 1. Ed. Carl Rollyson. Magill’s Choice. Pasadena, CA: Salem P, 2000. 308-18. 

Tian, Fengrong. “From Nobody to Somebody – An Analysis of Behavioral Changes of the Protagonist in Sister Carrie.” Master’s thesis, Hebei University, China, 2003. 田凤荣,「从无名到显赫──试析《嘉莉妹妹》中的女主人公的行为变化」[硕士论文],河北保定:河北大学,2003年。 

Trilling, Lionel. “Reality in America.” The Moral Obligation To Be Intelligent: Selected Essays, Ed. Leon Wieseltier. New York: Farrar, 2000. 71-86. Reprint of article first published in Trilling’s The Liberal Imagination (Viking, 1950).

Ultan, Lloyd and Barbara Unger. Bronx Accent: A Literary and Pictorial History of the Borough New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers UP, 2000. 52-56. Recounts (mostly quoting from Dreiser’s own writings) Dreiser’s period of residence in the Kingsbridge section of the Bronx and his use of his Bronx experiences as material for The “Genius.”  

Weinmann, Christopher John. “Dreiser’s ‘Lost Decade’: Five Unpublished Stories.” Ph.D. dissertation, Pennsylvania State U, 2000. 269 pp. DAI 61 (2001): 3177A. Examines, and provides text of, five unpublished short stories that were most likely written by Dreiser in the period 1904-1909. Also focuses on Dreiser’s work as an editor of popular magazines at the time, arguing that he did not sacrifice his principles for financial security, but rather worked both publicly and privately to pursue cultural and social questions important to him.

West, James L. W. III. “Alcohol and Drinking in Sister Carrie.” Theodore Dreiser and American Culture: New Readings. Ed. Yoshinobu Hakutani. Newark: U of Delaware P; London: Associated U Presses, 2000, pp. 56-64.

Westlake, Neda M. Preface to The House in the Woods, by Arthur Henry. Heronsville, NY, 2000: Black Dome Press, ix-xi. Discusses Henry’s relationship with Dreiser and alludes to Dreiser’s retaliatory (and unflattering) portrait of Henry as a thinly disguised character in his story “Rona Murtha” in A Gallery of Women.

Whaley, Annemarie Koning. “Obscuring the Home: Textual Editing and Dreiser’s Jennie Gerhardt.” Theodore Dreiser and American Culture: New Readings. Ed. Yoshinobu Hakutani. Newark: U of Delaware P; London: Associated U Presses, 2000, pp 161-76.

Whaley, Annemarie Koning. “Silencing Dreiser: Textual Editing and Theodore Dreiser’s Jennie Gerhardt.” Ph.D. dissertation, Louisiana State U, 2000. 261 pp. DAI 61 (2001): 2724A.

Woolley, Lisa. American Voices of the Chicago Renaissance. DeKalb, IL: Northern Illinois UP, 2000. 5, 10, 14-15, 25-26, 69-70, 110. Explores connections between literary and spoken language in Midwestern speech and writing with several illustrative examples from Dreiser’s works. 

Yang, Lili and Bai Limei. “The Suggestive Effects of Symbolism – Writing Skills in Sister Carrie” [original title]. Journal of Lanzhou University (Social Sciences Edition) 28.S1 (2000): 60-63. In English. Yang, Lili、Bai Limei,「The Suggestive Effects of Symbolism – Writing Skills in Sister Carrie」,兰州大学学报(社会科学版),2000年 第28卷S1期,頁60-63。(英文) 

Zimmerman, David Andrew. “Frenzied Fictions: The Writing of Panic in the American Marketplace, 1873-1913.” Ph.D. dissertation, U of California, Berkeley, 2000. 333 pp. DAI 62 (2001): 178A. Chapter 2, “The Fictional Uses of Financial Panic,” examines panic fiction of Robert Barr, Edward Lefèvre, Frederic Isham, Upton Sinclair, and Dreiser (The Financier).

 

 

 

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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