Howells Bibliography 1995-2000

Bramen, Carrie Tirado. “The Urban Picturesque and the Spectacle of Americanization.” American Quarterly 52 (September 2000): 444-477. Abstract Available

Bramen, Carrie Tirado.”William Dean Howells and The Failure of The Urban Picturesque.” New England Quarterly 73.1 (March 2000): 82-99.

Diller, Christopher. “‘Fiction in Color’: Domesticity, Aestheticism, and the Visual Arts in the Criticism and Fiction of William Dean Howells.” Nineteenth-Century Literature 55.3 (2000): 369-98.

Rohrbach, Augusta. “‘You’re a natural-born literary man’: Becoming William Dean Howells, Culture Maker and Cultural Marker.” The New England Quarterly 73.4 (Dec 2000): 625-654.

Thompson, Graham. “‘And that paint is a thing that will bear looking into’: The Business of Sexuality in The Rise of Silas Lapham.”  American Literary Realism 33.1 (Fall 2000). Abstract Available

Howells, William Dean. Pebbles, Monochromes, and Other Modern Poems, 1891-1916. Ed. Edwin Cady. Athens: Ohio University Press, 2000.
—. The Whole Family: A Novel by Twelve Authors. Ed. June Howard.Durham, NC: Duke UP, 2001.
—. Venetian Life. Evanston, Ill.: Northwestern University Press, 2001.

1999Birnbaum, Michele A. “Racial Hysteria: Female Pathology and Race Politics in Frances Harper’s Iola Leroy and W.D. Howells’s An Imperative Duty. African American Review 33.1 (1999): 7-25.Crowley, John W. The Dean of American Letters : The Late Career of William Dean Howells. Amherst: U of Massachusetts P, 1999.

Crowley, John W. “Howells in The Heath.” New England Quarterly 72.1 (1999): 89-101.

Dooley, Patrick K. “Ethical Exegesis in William Dean Howells.” Papers on Language and Literature 35.4 (Fall 1999): 363+.Abstract Available

Fabi, M. Giulia. “Reconstructing Literary Genealogies: Frances E. W. Harper’s and William Dean Howells’s Race Novels.” Soft Canons: American Women Writers and Masculine Tradition. Ed. Karen Kilcup. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 1999. 48-66.

Goldman-Price, Irene. “In this particular instance I want you”: The Booster As Mentor in A Hazard of New Fortunes.” American Literary Mentors. Ed. Irene Goldman-Price and Melissa McFarland Pennell. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 1999.

Gray, Melinda Gilbert. “Imagining Language and Belonging: Wales, England, and America, 1850-1910.” Dissertation Abstracts International, Section A, 59, no. 10 (1999 Apr): p. 3810

Petrie, Paul.  “‘To Make Them Acquainted with One Another’: Jewett, Howells, and the Dual Aesthetic of Deephaven.” Jewett and Her Contemporaries: Reshaping the Canon. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 1999. 99-122.

Stone, Susan M. “Transcendental Realism: The Thoreauvian Presence in Howells’ A Modern Instance.” Studies in American Fiction 27.2 (1999 Autumn): 149-57. Abstract Available

Todd, Jeff. “Lapham-The Mineral Paint Man.” ANQ: A Quarterly Journal of Short Articles, Notes, and Reviews 12.4 (1999 Fall): 19-23.1994-1998Aaron, Daniel. “Three Old Women.” Queen’s Quarterly 102.3 (1995): 633-39.Ackerman, Alan. “The Right to Privacy: William Dean Howells and the Rise of Dramatic Realism.” American Literary Realism 30.1 (Fall 1997): 1-19.

Adams, Jon-K. “Moral Opposition in Nietzsche and Howells.” Nietzsche in American Literature and Thought. Ed. Manfred Putz. Columbia, SC: Camden House, 1995. 65-78.

Alkana, Joseph. The Social Self: Hawthorne, Howells, William James, and Nineteenth-Century Psychology. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1997.

Anesko, Michael. Letters, Fictions, Lives: Henry James and William Dean Howells. New York: Oxford U P, 1997.

Arms, George, Mary Beth Whidden, and Gary Scharnhorst. Staging Howells: Plays and Correspondence with Lawrence Barrett. Albuquerque: U of New Mexico P, 1994.

Bender, Bert. The Descent of Love: Darwin and the Theory of Natural Selection in American Fiction, 1871-1926. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1996.

Berkove, Lawrence I. “‘A Difficult Case’: W. D. Howells’s Impression of Mark Twain.” Studies in Short Fiction 31.4 (1994): 607-15.

Blackwood, John Thomas. “Reading the Event in American Literature: Hawthorne, Howells, DeLillo.” Dissertation Abstracts International 56.5 (1995): 1763A.

Carter, Everett. “Realists and Jews.” Studies in American Fiction 22.1 (1994): 81-91.

Clymer, Jeffory A. “Race and the Protocol of American Citizenship in William Dean Howells’s An Imperative Duty.” American Literary Realism 30.3 (Spring 1998): 31-52.

Corkin, Stanley. Realism and the Birth of the Modern United States. Athens: U of Georgia P, 1996.

Crisler, Jesse S. “Howells and Norris: A Backward Glance Taken.” Nineteenth-Century Literature 52.2 (1997): 232-51.

Crowley, John W. “Giving a Character: Howellsian Realism in The Landlord at Lion’s Head.” Harvard Library Bulletin 5.1 (1994): 53-66.

Crowley, John W. “The Portrait of a Lady and The Rise of Silas Lapham: The Company They Kept.” Pizer, Donald (ed.). The Cambridge Companion to American Realism and Naturalism: Howells to London. Cambridge, Eng.: Cambridge UP, 1995. 117-37.

Crowley, John W. “The Unsmiling Aspects of Life: A Hazard of New Fortunes.” Barbour, James (ed.); Quirk, Tom (ed. & introd.). Biographies of Books: The Compositional Histories of Notable American Writings. Columbia: U of Missouri P, 1996. 78-109.

Daugherty, Sarah B. “‘The Dream of Duty Tormenting Us All’: The World of Chance and the Decline of Realism.” Harvard Library Bulletin 5.1 (1994): 45-52.

Daugherty, Sarah B. “An Imperative Duty: Howells and White Male Anxiety.” American Literary Realism 30.3 (Spring 1998): 53-64.

Daugherty, Sarah B. “William Dean Howells and Mark Twain: The Realism War as a Campaign That Failed.” American Literary Realism 29.1 (1996): 12-28.

De Vos, Martine Louise. “The ‘Imperative Duty’ of the ‘Serious’ Artist: The Literary Politics of William Dean Howells and Ezra Pound.” Dissertation Abstracts International 56.5 (1995): 1776A.

Duffy, John-Charles. “I Would Not Presume to Decide’: Gender and Ambivalence in Howells’s Indian Summer.” American LIterary Realism 30.1 (Fall 1997): 20-33.

Habegger, Alfred. “From Painful Cult to Painful Realism: Annie Ogle’s A Lost Love and W. D. Howells’s Ben Halleck and Penelope Lapham.” American Realism and the Canon. Eds. Tom Quirk and Gary Scharnhorst. Newark: U of Delaware P, 1994. 170-89.

Harmon, Charles. “A Hazard of New Fortunes and the Reproduction of Liberalism.” Studies in American Fiction 25 (Autumn 1997): 183-195.

Hedges, Warren. “Howells’s ‘Wretched Fetishes’: Character, Realism, and Other Modern Instances.”Texas Studies in Literature and Language 38.1 (Spring 1996): 26-50.

Henwood, Dawn. “Complications of Heroinism: Gender, Power, and the Romance of Self-Sacrifice in The Rise of Silas Lapham.” American Literary Realism 30.3 (Spring 1998): 14-30.

Howells, Polly H. “Mildred Howells as the Father’s Daughter: Living within His Lines.” Harvard Library Bulletin 5.1 (1994): 9-28.

Howells, William Dean. Selected Short Stories of William Dean Howells. Ed. Ruth Bardon. Athens, Ohio: Ohio UP, 1997.

Jacobsen, Marcia. “Howells’ Literary Friends and Acquaintances: An Autobiography through Others.” American Literary Realism 27.1 (1994): 59-73.

Karpinski, Joanne B. “When the Marriage of True Minds Admits Impediments: Charlotte Perkins Gilman and William Dean Howells.” Patrons and Protegees: Gender, Friendship, and Writing in Nineteenth-Century America. Ed. Shirley Marchalonis. The Douglass Series on Women’s Lives and the Meaning of Gender. New Brunswick: Rutgers UP, 1994. 212-34.

Knadler, Stephen P. “Strangely Re-Abolitionized: William Dean Howells and Racial Repersuasion.” Arizona Quarterly 53 (Spring 1997): .

Lapp, Peter Charles. “Texts, Traits and Character in Cooper and Howells: A Cognitive and Historical Approach.” Dissertation Abstracts International 56.4 (1995): 1356A.

Li, Hsin-Ying. “For Love or Money: Courtship and Class Conflict in Howells’ The Rise of Silas Lapham.” Studies in American Fiction 24.1 (1996): 101-21.

Li, Hsin-Ying. “Seeking the Center: The Provincials in the Novels of W. D. Howells, Theodore Dreiser, and Edith Wharton.” Dissertation Abstracts International, Section A: The Humanities and Social Sciences 58.7 (1998): 2654-55.

Love, Glen A. “Slouching towards Altruria: Evolution, Ecology, and William Dean Howells.” Harvard Library Bulletin 5.1 (1994): 29-44.

McBride, Christopher. “Howells’s A Hazard of New Fortunes.” Explicator 53.1 (1994): 37-38.

McElrath Jr., Joseph R. “W. D. Howells and Race: Charles W. Chesnutt’s Disappointment of the Dean.” Nineteenth-Century Literature 51.4 (March 1997): 474-500.

McGuire, Ian Read. “A Song for Occupations: Economic History and Literary and Intellectual Change in America, 1830-1910.” Dissertation Abstracts International, Section A 57.10 (1997): 4370.

McNamara, Kevin R. “Silas Lapham in Olomouc.” College Literature 23.2 (1996): 157-69.

McWilliams, Jim. “An 1890 Interview with W. D. Howells.” ANQ: A Quarterly Journal of Short Articles, Notes, and Reviews 9.1 (1996): 21-24.

Messina, Lynn Marie. “Freedom or Anarchy: The Capital-Labor Struggle in William Dean Howell’s A Hazard of New Fortunes.” CEA Critic 58.1 (Fall 1995): 60+.

Murphy, Joseph Claude. “Exposing the Modern: World’s Fairs and American Literary Culture, 1853-1907.” Dissertation Abstracts International, Section A: The Humanities and Social Sciences 58.7 (1998): 2657-58.

Nettels, Elsa. “‘Inherited Puritanism’: The Legacy of Calvinism in the Fiction of William Dean Howells.” The Calvinist Roots of the Modern Era. Eds. Aliki Barnstone, Michael Tomasek Manson and Carol J. Singley. Hanover, NH: UP of New England, 1997. 36-52.

Nettels, Elsa. Language and Gender in American Fiction: Howells, James, Wharton, and Cather. Charlottesville: U of Virginia P, 1997.

O’Hara, Daniel T. Review. Selected Literary Criticism of William Dean Howells, edited by Ulrich Halfmann, Christoph K. Lohmann, Don L. Cook, and David J Nordloh. American Literary Realism 27.3 (Spring 1995): 87+.

Parrish, Timothy L. “Haymarket and Hazard: The Lonely Politics of William Dean Howells.” Journal of American Culture 17.4 (1994): 23-32.

Parrish, Timothy L. “Howells Untethered: The Dean and ‘Diversity.’” Studies in American Fiction 23.1 (Spring 1995): 101-17.

Pennell, Melissa McFarland. “The Mentor’s Charge: Literary Mentoring in Howell’s Criticism and Fiction.” In American Literary Mentors.Ed. and introd. Irene C. Goldman-Price, Irene C.and Melissa McFarland Pennell. Gainesville: UP of Florida, 1999. 34-46.

Petrie, Paul. “‘Conscience and Purpose’: The Legacy of Howellsian Social Commitment in American Fiction.” vol. 58 no. 4. 1997 Oct. DAI No: DA9730894.  PAGES:  1283

Peyser, Thomas.  Utopia and Cosmopolis: Globalization in the Era of American Literary Realism. Durham, N.C. :  Duke University Press, 1998.

Pizer, Donald. ed. The Cambridge Companion to American Realism and Naturalism, Howells to London. NY: Cambridge UP, 1995.

Prescott, Jeryl Jenifer. “Imperfect Gentlemen and Non-True Women: Racism, Classism, and Nineteenth-Century Gender Ideals in Novels by Henry James, William Dean Howells, and Charles Chesnutt.” Dissertation Abstracts International 57.3 (1996): 1141A.

Pryor, John Clark. “A Violation of Sanctities: The Interrogation of the Popular Press in the Novels of Howells, James, Wharton, and Dreiser.” Dissertation Abstracts International 55.3 (1994): 568A.

Rachman, Stephen. “Reading Cities: Devotional Seeing in the Nineteenth Century.” American Literary History 9.4 (1997): 653-75.

Russo, John Paul. “From Italophilia to Italophobia: Representations of Italian Americans in the Early Gilded Age.” Differentia: Review of Italian Thought 6-7 (1994): 45-75.

Schwarzer, Andrew. “Cheering with Eyes Averted: Businessmen and Speculators in the Novels of Howells, Norris, and Dreiser.” Dissertation Abstracts International, Section A 57.12 (1997): 5154.

Spears, Timothy. “‘Something More Than a Drummer’s Interest’: Commercial Realism in The Rise of  Silas Lapham.“ Prospects 22 (1997): 153-172.

Stratman, Gregory Joseph. “The Literary Language of William Dean Howells in Theory and Practice: The Evolution of a Career.” Dissertation Abstracts International, Section A 58.6 (1997): 2213.

Swett, Katherine Barrett. “Improper Places: Scenery Fiction in the Works of Nathaniel Hawthorne, William Dean Howells, Constance Woolson, and Henry James.” Dissertation Abstracts International 56.6 (1995): 2241A-42A.

Thomas, Brook. American Literary Realism and the Failed Promise of Contract. Berkeley: U of California P, 1997.

Thomas, Tracey Hoffman. “Courtship, Marriage, and Community in the Novels of Anthony Trollope and William Dean Howells.” Dissertation Abstracts International, Section A 56.11 (1996): 4410.

Westbrook, Matthew David. “Invisible Countries: The Poetics of the American Information Commodity, 1891-1919.” Dissertation Abstracts International, Section A 58.2 (1997): 459.

Wonham, Henry B. “Writing Realism, Policing Consciousness: Howells and the Black Body.” American Literature 67.4 (December 1995): 701-24.


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