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.



Dreiser bibliography, 1998


Alexandrov, V.A. Mozaika. Teodor Draizer v Sovetskom Soiuze (arkhivnye nakhodki). [Mosaic. Theodore Dreiser in the Soviet Union (archival findings)]. Voprosy Literatury, 005, 31 Oct. 1998, pp. 365-73 Александров В.А. Мозаика. Теодор Драйзер в Советском Союзе (архивные находки). Вопросы литературы, 005, 31 окт. 1998. C. 365-73. 

Amaya, Beatriz. “Insecure Constitutions of Self: Male Perspectives on Love and Longing in Jude the Obscure and An American Tragedy.” Master’s thesis, California State Polytechnic U, Pomona, 1998. 87 pp.

Amrane, Nadjia. “Naturalistic Posture in Theodore Dreiser’s Novels.” Langues et Littératures, Revue de L’institut des Langues Etrangères de l’Université d’Alger 8 (1998): 61-67. 

Armstrong, Tim. “Electrifying the Body.” Modernism, Technology, and the Body: A Cultural Study. Cambridge, England: Cambridge UP, 1998. 13-41. Examines changes in the perception of the human body (including medical, psychological, and social theories) and the accompanying development of interventionist technologies (biological, mechanical, and behavioral) in the context of literary Modernism. Writers whose works are discussed include Dreiser (in the sections “Lighting and Dreiser in Sister Carrie” and ” ‘An American Tragedy’ and the Electric Chair”).

The Atlas of Literature. Ed. Malcolm Bradbury. London: De Agostini Editions, 1996; New York: Stewart, Tabori and Chang, 1998. 154-57, 186-89, 200-1.

Bardeleben, Renate von. “Late Educations: Henry Adams and Theodore Dreiser Look at Russia.” Ars transferendi: Sprache, Übersetzung, Interkulturalität. Festschrift für Nikolai Salnikow zum 65. Geburtstag. Ed. Dieter Huber and Erika Worbs. Frankfurt am Maim: Peter Lang, 1998. 417-31.

Berg, A. Scott. Lindbergh. New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1998. 445. Quotes from letter from Theodore Dreiser to Mrs. Hortense Dillon dated Oct. 20, 1942 (see fn. pg. 602) 

Berkey, John C. and Alice M. Winters. Historical Commentary. Sister Carrie. Ed. John C. Berkey, Alice M. Winters, James L. West III, and Neda M. Westlake. Philadelphia: U of Pennsylvania P, 1998. pp. 501-29. 

Blasiak, Beata. “Lycurgus and Lodz: The City in Wladyslaw Reymont’s The Promised Land and Theodore Dreiser’s An American Tragedy.” Master’s thesis, Marie Curie-Sklodowska U, Lublin, Poland, 1998.

Bourne, Randolph. “The Art of Theodore Dreiser.” Documents of American Realism and Naturalism. Ed. Donald Pizer. Carbondale: Southern Illinois UP, 1998, pp. 197-200. Reprint of article first published in Dial (15 June 1917).

Branyon, Richard. “Determinism in Zola’s L’Assommoir and Dreiser’s Sister Carrie.” Master’s thesis, U of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1998. iv + 76 pp.

Brawer, Robert A. Fictions of Business: Insights on Management from Great Literature. New York: Wiley, 1998. 143-55. Asserts that classic business novels can help managers make crucial business decisions and uses Dreiser’s “Trilogy of Desire” as an example.

Brennan, Stephen C. Review of Theodore Dreiser: Beyond Naturalism, ed. Miriam Gogol. Studies in the Novel 30. 3 (1998): 458-62. 

Brennan, Stephen C. Review of Theodore Dreiser’s Ev’ry Month, ed. Nancy Warner Barrineau. Resources for American Literary Study 24.2 (1998): 278-81.

Browder, Laura. Rousing the Nation: Radical Culture in Depression America. Amherst: U of Massachusetts P, 1998. 75-76, 172-173. Briefly discusses connections between class attitude and gender reflected in Sister Carrie. Also discusses Sergei Eisenstein’s unrealized project to make a film of Dreiser’s An American Tragedy, Dreiser’s bitter objections to the 1931 film directed by Joseph Von Sternberg, and the aftermath of the dispute. 

Brownell, Joseph W., and Patricia Wawrzaszek Enos. Adirondack Tragedy: The Gillette Murder Case of 1906. Revised edition. Cortland, NY: Joseph Brownell, 1998.

Catanese, Béatrice. “A Waif Amid Forces.” Master’s thesis, U d’Aix-Marseille I, 1998. In English.

Chamberlain, Lesley. “I’d Rather Die in America.” Times Literary Supplement 23 January 1998: 30. Review of Dreiser’s Russian Diary, ed. Thomas P. Riggio (1996).

Claridge, Henry. “Theodore Dreiser 1871-1945.” The Encyclopedia of the Novel. Ed. Paul Schellinger. London and Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn, 1998. Vol. I: 336-37.

Clark, Emily. “Own Your Own Home: S.E. Gross, the Great Domestic Promoter.” The American Home: Material Culture, Domestic Space, and Family Life. Ed. Eleanor McD. Thompson. Winterhur; distributed by UP of New England, 1998. 135-54. Recounts fictionalized portrayal of Gross in Jennie Gerhardt. 

Coltrane, Robert.” Historical Commentary.” Dreiser. Theodore. Twelve Men. Ed. Robert Coltrane. Pennsylvania Dreiser Edition. Philadelphia: U of Pennsylvania P, 1998. 425-29. 

Corbett, William. “Dreiser, Theodore (1871-1945).” New York Literary Lights. St. Paul, MN: Graywolf, 1998. 82-83.

Crenson, Matthew A. Building the Invisible Orphanage: A Prehistory of the American Welfare System. Cambridge: Harvard UP, 1998. 9-12, 15-16. Briefly describes the involvement of James West and Dreiser in the Delineator’s “Child Rescue Campaign” and its outcome.

Curtiss, Thomas Quinn. The Smart Set: George Jean Nathan and H.L. Mencken. New York: Applause, 1998. 46-48, 113-16.

Den Tandt, Christophe. The Urban Sublime in American Literary Naturalism. Urbana: U of Illinois P, 1998. 33-43, 55-69.

Documents of American Realism and Naturalism. Ed. Donald Pizer. Carbondale: Southern Illinois UP, 1998. Contains five articles with Dreiser-related content, cited individually in this bibliography.

Donaldson, Susan V. “Naturalism and Novels of Besieged White Masculinity: Theodore Dreiser and Frank Norris.” Competing Voices: The American Novel, 1865-1914. Twayne’s Critical History of the Novel. New York: Twayne; London: Prentice Hall International, 1998. 124-48.

Eby, Clare Virginia. Dreiser and Veblen, Saboteurs of the Status Quo. Columbia: U of Missouri P, 1998.

Eckman, John Mark. “Confronting Modernity: Urbanization and American Fiction, 1880-1930.” Ph.D. dissertation, U of Washington, 1998. DAI 60 (1999): 128A. Works examined include Dreiser’s Sister Carrie and Wharton’s The House of Mirth, which articulate a gendered modernity, offering women access to the public sphere yet severely restricting female agency.

Emminger, Stefanie. “Ironic Success Stories: Erfolg in Theodore Dreisers Sister Carrie und Jack Londons Martin Eden.” Diplomarbeit. U Mainz/Germersheim, 1998. 

Farrelly, Mark. “Rising from the Ashes of the Blacklist: Earl Robinson and Waldo Salt’s Sandhog, A Worker’s Musical.” American Drama 7.2 (1998): 73-91. 

Fitzpatrick, Kathleen. “The Anxiety of Obsolescence: The Postmodern Novel and the Electronic Media.” Ph.D. dissertation, New York U, 1998. ix + 278 pp. DAI 59 (1998): 1163A. Examines the reactions of Thomas Pynchon and Don DeLillo to the rise of twentieth-century mass communications, arguing that the electronic media have produced an inversion in Harold Bloom’s “anxiety of influence.” Chapter 2, Precursors,” contains a section entitled “Sister Carrie: The Rise of Spectacular Culture” (pp. 41-51).  

Fleissner, Jennifer Luise. “The Ascent of Woman: Feminism, the Future, and American Naturalism.” Ph.D. dissertation, Brown U, 1998. 282 pp. DAI 59 (1998): 1164A. Includes chapter on Sister Carrie which argues against readings that view Carrie as a problematically sentimental figure in an otherwise realistic text.

Flexner, James Thomas. Random Harvest. New York: Fordham UP, 1998. 24-28. Reprints “Dreiser Brings Pessimism Back from U.S. Tour.” (interview, New York Herald Tribune, 1930). 

Forni, Diana Kristine. “Dreiser’s Maternal Divine.” Master’s thesis, U of Connecticut, 1998. iii + 94 pp. Discusses the ideal mother figure and maternal characters in Dawn, Jennie Gerhardt, and An American Tragedy.  

Girgus, Sam B. Hollywood Renaissance: The Cinema of Democracy in the Era of Ford, Capra, and Kazan. Cambridge, England: Cambridge UP, 1998. 192-208. Provides a critique of the film A Place in the Sun, calling it “the Stevens film in which aesthetics and ideology cohere most powerfully to make a work of true greatness.”.  

Gordeeva, Elena Ur’evna. Russkii Draizer: problemy izuchenia i prepodavania. Rossiiskaia amerikanistika v poiskakh novykh podkhodov. [Russian Dreiser: the problems of studying and teaching. Russian American studies in search of new approaches]. Association for US Studies 5th International conference proceedings. Moscow, 1998, pp. 36-45 Русский Драйзер: проблемы изучения и преподавания // Российская американистика в поисках новых подходов: Материалы V научной конференции ассоциации изучения США. – М., 1998. – С. 36-45 

Greco, Michael Drake. “The Corruption of Desire in McTeague and Sister Carrie and Its Darwinian Consequences.” Master’s thesis, North Carolina State U, 1998. 57 pp.

Han, Chunying. “Delaisai yu ‘Meiguo de Beiju’.” (Dreiser and An American Tragedy) Journal of Xingtai Senior Teachers College 2 (1998): 56-58. In Chinese. 韩春英,「德莱塞与《美国的悲剧》」,邢台师范高专学报,1998年第2期,頁56-58。 

“Herman Theodore Dreiser.” Encyclopedia of World Biography, Second Ed. Detroit: Gale Research, 1998. 

Hollander, Paul. Political Pilgrims: Western Intellectuals in Search of the Good Society. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers, 1998.

Holwerda, Jane Marie. “Family and Social Class in Selected Novels of Edith Wharton and Theodore Dreiser.” Ph.D. dissertation, Saint Louis U, 1998. 186 pp. DAI 59 (1999): 4192A. Dreiser novels examined are Sister Carrie and An American Tragedy.

Hunter, David Earl, III. “Heaven and Hell on Earth: Flux and Stasis in Literary Utopianism and Naturalism.” Master’s thesis, Rice U, 1998. 104 pp. MAI 36 (1998): 1241. A comparative study of Edward Bellamy’s Looking Backward, Frank Norris’s McTeague, Dreiser’s Sister Carrie, and Frank Baum’s The Wizard of Oz.

Hussman, Lawrence E. “My Time with Marguerite Tjader.” Dreiser Studies 29.1&2 (1998): 3-17.

Hyman, Rebecca Charlotte. “Territories of the Self: Nervous Disease and the Social Logic of Pre-Freudian Subjectivity.” Ph.D. dissertation, U of Virginia, 1998. 248 pp. DAI 60 (1999): 129A. Topics discussed include the medical construction of the male sexual neurasthenic and the presentation of working class masculinity by naturalist writers such as Frank Norris and Dreiser.

Jett, Kevin W. “Vision and Revision: Another Look at the 1912 and 1927 Editions of Dreiser’s The Financier.” Dreiser Studies 29.1&2 (1998): 51-73.

Joslin, Katherine. “Slum Angels: The White-Slave Narrative in Theodore Dreiser’s Jennie Gerhardt.” Women, America, and Movement: Narratives of Relocation. Ed. Susan L. Roberson. Columbia, MO: U of Missouri P, 1998. 106-20

Klehr, Harvey, John Earl Haynes, and Kyrill M. Anderson. The Soviet World of American Communism. Annals of Communism. New Haven: Yale UP, 1998. 78-79. Reprints 1940 memo of Communist Party of the United States of America (CPUSA) functionary Nat Ross suggesting that Dreiser be enlisted to write a brochure defending the Nazi-Soviet Pact. 

Lehan, Richard. The City in Literature: An Intellectual and Cultural History. Berkeley: U of California P, 1998. 194-205.

Levenstein, Harvey. Seductive Journey: American Tourists in France from Jefferson to the Jazz Age. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1998. 174, 198, 202-3, 268.

Lewis, Charles R. “Desire and Indifference in Sister Carrie: Neoclassical Economic Anticipations.” Dreiser Studies 29.1&2 (1998): 18-33.


Lian, Youping. “Gongtong de Mengxiang, Gongtong de Beijü – Shi Bijiao Mading Yideng yu Jiali Meimei de Meiguo Meng” [Common Dreams, Shared Tragedies – An Attempt to Compare the American Dream of Martin Eden and Sister Carrie]. Journal of Guangxi Normal University (Philosophy and Social Sciences Edition) S2 (1998): 205-208. In Chinese. 连幼平,「共同的梦想、共同的悲剧──试比较马丁‧伊登与嘉莉妹妹的美国梦」,广西师范大学学报(哲学社会科学版), 1998年 S2期,頁205-208。 

Loranger, Carol S. ” ‘Character and Success’: Teaching Sister Carrie in the Context of an On-going American Debate.” Dreiser Studies 29.1&2 (1998): 74-84.

Lu, Weimin. “Re-translation, Revision or Plagiarism?” [original title]. Journal of Wuyi University (Social Sciences Edition) 12.2 (1998): 74-77. In Chinese. 陆伟民,「重译?修订?还是抄袭? 」,五邑大学学报(社会科学版),1998年第12卷第2期,頁74-77。 

Maiwald, Michael Heinrich. “White-Collar Masculinity and Class Anxiety in the 1920s American Novel.” Ph.D. dissertation, Duke U, 1998. DAI 60 (1999): 130A. Includes discussion of An American Tragedy, among other works.

Martin, Sara. “A Taste of the Best: Social Habits in Theodore Dreiser’s Sister Carrie, Edith Wharton’s The House of Mirth, and Abraham Cahan’s The Rise of David Levinsky.” Journal of the American Studies Association of Texas 29 (1998): 39-55.

Melnick, Ralph. The Life and Work of Ludwig Lewisohn. Detroit: Wayne State UP, 1998. Vol. 1: “A Touch of Wildness.” 130-31, 203-4, 219-23, 226-27, 237-39, 422-23, 430-31, 648-49.

Morozkina, E. A. Traditsia izobrazhenia bessoznatelnogo v amerikanskoi literature: Po, Anderson, Draizer. Poetika russkoi i zarubezhnoi literatury. [Tradition of expressing the unconscious in American literature: Poe, Anderson, Dreiser. Poetics of Russian and foreign literatures]. Ufa, Russia, 1998, pp. 15 – 27. Морозкина Е.А. Традиция изображения бессознательного в американской литературе: По, Андерсон, Драйзер// Поэтика русской и зарубежной литературы. Уфа, 1998, с.15-27. 

Morozkina, Jevgenija Aleksandrovna. “Problemoj de psikologio kaj mistiko en ‘La teatrajoj pri naturo kaj supernaturo’ de Theodore Dreiser” [Aspects of the Psychological and Mysticism in “Plays of the Natural and Supernatural” of Theodore Dreiser]. Scienca Revuo 49.2 (1998): 32-36. In Esperanto. 

Nathan, George Jean. “Theodore Dreiser.” The World of George Jean Nathan: Essays, Reviews, and Commentary. Ed. Charles S. Angoff. New York: Applause, 1998. 66-79. Reprint.

Nostwich, T. D. Preface. Dawn: An Autobiography of Early Youth, by Theodore Dreiser. Ed. T. D. Nostwich. Nostwich. Santa Rosa, CA: Black Sparrow, 1998. n.p.

Nuriyeva Nuranə Məcid qızı “Teodor Drayzer və Azərbaycan” [Theodore Dreiser in Azerbaijan] [Mətn]: Filologiya e.n.a.dər.a. üçün təqdim olunmuş dis-nın avtoreferatı: 10.01.03.;10.01.05. /M.Ə. Rəsulzadə adına bakı Dövlət Universiteti Bakı, Baku, Azerbaijan, 1998. Thesis, 31 pp. In Azerbaijani. 

изображения бессознательного в американской литературе: По, Андерсон, Драйзер// Поэтика русской и зарубежной литературы. Уфа, 1998, с.15-27. 

Orlov, Paul A. An American Tragedy: Perils of the Self Seeking “Success.” Lewisburg, PA: Bucknell UP and Associated U Presses, 1998.

Orlov, Paul A. and Miriam Gogol. “Prospects for the Study of Theodore Dreiser.” Resources for American Literary Study 24.1 (1998): 1-21.

Pfaffenbauer, Karin. “Theodore Dreiser: From Darwinism to Mysticism.” Master’s thesis (Dipl.-Arb.), U of Salzburg, Austria, 1998. 58 pp.

Pitofsky, Alex. “Dreiser’s The Financier and the Horatio Alger Myth.” Twentieth Century Literature 44.3 (autumn 1998): 276-90.

Pizer, Donald. “American Literary Naturalism: The Example of Dreiser.” Documents of American Realism and Naturalism. Ed. Donald Pizer. Carbondale: Southern Illinois UP, 1998, pp. 344-54. Reprints essay first published in American Fiction: Historical and Critical Essays, ed. James Nagel (Northeastern UP, 1977).

Potvin, Liza. Review of Sexualizing Power in Naturalism: Theodore Dreiser and Frederick Philip Grove, by Irene Gammel Canadian Review of Comparative Literature Revue canadienne de littérature comparéee vol. 25, no. 1, (1998): 274 vol. 25.1-2 (1998): 274-76 

Powers, Katherine A. “The ‘Moral Tale’ Is Often the Furthest from the Truth of Life.” Boston Globe 15 Feb. 1998: E2. Brief review/commentary on Modern Library edition of Sister Carrie (1997).

Reesman, Jeanne Campbell. “Fiction: 1900 to the 1930s.” American Literary Scholarship 1998 (1998): 257-86. (Dreiser, pp. 265-68.)

Review of Sexualizing Power in Naturalism: Theodore Dreiser and Frederick Philip Grove, by Irene Gammel. American Review of Canadian Studies 1998 28 (1-2): 202-04. 

Reynolds, John W. Review of An American Tragedy: The Perils of the Self Seeking Success, by Paul W. Orlov. Dreiser Studies 29.1-2 (1998): 85  

Rhodes, Chip. “Personality, Mass Culture and Class: The Novels of Harry Leon Wilson and Theodore Dreiser.” Structures of the Jazz Age: Mass Culture, Progressive Education, and Racial Discourse in American Modernism. The Haymarket Series. London and New York: Verso, 1998. 109-39. Reprint of article first published as “Twenties Fiction, Mass Culture, and the Modern Subject” (American Literature, 1996).

Ricciardi, Caterina. “Sister Carrie di Theodore Dreiser: l’episodio di Montreal, città immaginata.” Città reali e immaginarie del continente americano. Ed. Cristina Giorcelli, Camilla Cattarulla, and Anna Scacchi. Rome: Edizioni Associate, 1998. 83-95. 

Robertson, Michael. Review of Dreiser’s Jennie Gerhardt: New Essays on the Restored Text, ed. by James L. W. West III; and Theodore Dreiser: Beyond Naturalism, edited by Miriam Gogol. Stephen Crane Studies 7:2 (1998): 21-23  

Rotella, Carlo. October Cities: The Redevelopment of Urban Literature. Berkeley: U of California P, 1998. 66-90. Provides a comparative analysis of Nelson Algren’s novel The Man with the Golden Arm and Dreiser’s Sister Carrie, contrasting the urban worlds they depict.  

Samuels, Nils David. “Shame and Genre in Nineteenth-Century American Narrative: A Psychological Reading of Character and Choice in James Fenimore Cooper, Susan Warner, Henry James, and Theodore Dreiser.” Ph.D. dissertation, Ohio State U, 1998. 259 pp. DAI 59 (1998): 175A.

Sarris, Andrew. “You Ain’t Heard Nothin’ Yet”: The American Talking Film, History and Memory, 1927-1949. New York; Oxford: Oxford UP, 1998 225-26, 459. Summarizes the circumstances under which the film An American Tragedy was directed by Josef von Sternberg (including Dreiser’s objections to the film and preference for Sergei Eisenstein’s screenplay) and comments on von Sternberg’s treatment of the novel. Notes that William Powell, first husband of actress Carole Lombard, “kept her from working with Steinberg” in the film.  

Schaffner, Isabelle Josiane. “Material and Creative Forces in the City: A Comparative Study of French and American Novels (1839-1936).” Ph.D. dissertation, U of California, Riverside, 1998. 307 pp. DAI 59 (1999): 3444A. Includes a discussion of French and American responses to the materiality of the city, with respect to its role in molding individuals’ identities, which are discussed through a comparison of Zola’s Nana and Dreiser’s Sister Carrie.

Sherman, Stuart Pratt. “The Naturalism of Mr. Dreiser.” Documents of American Realism and Naturalism. Ed. Donald Pizer. Carbondale: Southern Illinois UP, 1998, 188-96. Reprint.

Shtirner, Felix. Novoe o Draizere. [New on Dreiser]. Ex Libris NG, 045 (66), 1998. Штирнер, Феликс. Новое о Драйзере. Ex Libris НГ, 045 (66), 1998 

St. Jean, Shawn. ” ‘Whom the Gods Would Destroy’: ‘Pagan’ Identity and Sexuality in The ‘Genius’.” Dreiser Studies 29.1&2 (1998): 34-50.

“Theodore (Herman Albert) Dreiser.” The Cambridge Biographical Encyclopedia, Second Ed.. Ed. David Crystal. Cambridge, England: Cambridge UP, 1998. 

Tjader, Marguerite. Love That Will Not Let Me Go: My Time With Theodore Dreiser. Ed. Lawrence E. Hussman. Modern American Literature: New Approaches. New York: Peter Lang, 1998.

Tobin, Rachel. “Vera Dreiser, 90, Psychologist, Former Dancer” (obituary). Atlanta Journal-Constitution 21 Nov. 1998: C6. Obituary of Dreiser’s niece.

Totten, Gary Lane. “The Eyewitness in American Specular Narrative: Empiricism, Representation, and the Gaze.” Ph.D. dissertation, Ball State U, 1998. 314 pp. DAI 59 (1998): 2026A. Examines A Hoosier Holiday to show how new spatial and temporal paradigms created by automotive technology affect the eyewitness (and a particular vision of America) in the American road book.

Trilling, Lionel. “Reality in America.” Pizer, Donald, ed. Documents of American Realism and Naturalism. Carbondale: Southern Illinois UP, 1998. pp. 239-50. Reprint of article first published in Trilling’s The Liberal Imagination (1950).

Trubek, Anne. “Picturing Time: American Realism and the Problem of Perspective.” Ph.D. dissertation, Temple U, 1998. 197 pp. DAI 59 (1999): 3822A. “Becoming a Medium: Real Time and Realist Temporality in Sister Carrie” (thesis chapter).

Updike, John, ed. A Century of Arts and Letters: The History of the National Institute of Arts and Letters and the American Academy of Arts and Letters, as Told, Decade by Decade, by Eleven Members. New York: Columbia UP, 1998. 125-26 passim.

Walden, Mirell L. “Liberated Women in American Fiction of the 1920s.” Ph.D. dissertation, City U of New York, 1998. 283 pp. DAI 59 (1998): 176A. Discusses the “punitive” treatment of sexually active female characters in An American Tragedy (among other male authors’ works), compared to a more forgiving treatment in the works of contemporary woman authors.

Wang, Xiaoling. “Meiguo Wenxuei Xilie zhi Liu: Meiguo de Ziran Zhuyi Wenxuei” [Naturalistic Literature in America, the Sixth Essay in the Series “American Literature” Teach Yourself English] 6 (1998): 69-72. 汪小玲,「美国文学系列之六:美国的自然主义文学」,英语自学,1998年第6期,頁69-72。 

Wells, H. G. The Correspondence of H. G. Wells ed. David C. Smith. 4 vols. London; Brookfield, VT: Pickering and Chatto, 1998. Vol. 3, pp. 382-3. Reprints Wells letter to Dreiser dated April 9, 1931 in which Wells comments on Charles Fort’s Book of the Dammed, a copy of which Dreiser had sent to Wells. 

Wetta, Stephen Richard. “Artful contamination: Genre and the Novel in the Works of James Branch Cabell, 1919-1927.” Ph.D. dissertation, New York U, 1998. 204 pp.  

White, Mary Wheeling. Fighting the Current: The Life and Work of Evelyn Scott. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State UP, 1998. 66, 67, 75, 103, 112, 137-38, 140, 143-44, 168, 190-91, 194. Biography of Southern novelist Evelyn Scott. Quotes selectively from correspondence between Scott and Dreiser and from other Scott correspondence in which Dreiser is mentioned. Comments on what little is known about the relationship between Scott and Dreiser. The quotations are from Scott correspondence in the Penn Dreiser papers.

Williams, William H. A. H. L. Mencken Revisited. Twayne’s United States Authors Series. New York: Twayne; London: Prentice Hall, 1998. Passim. An updated edition of the author’s H. L. Mencken (1977).

Zender, Karl F. “Walking away from the Impossible Thing: Identity and Denial in Sister Carrie.” Studies in the Novel 30.1 (1998): 63-76.

“Dreiser in Berlin,” The Living Age, October 15, 1926




“Dreiser in Berlin,” The Living Age, October 15, 1926


provides a glimpse of Dreiser during his European travels



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Dreiser bibliography, 1997



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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