Renfroe, Alicia Mischa. “Casting Lots,  Cannibalism, and Contracts in William Dean Howells’s A Modern Instance.” English Language Notes 48.2 (2010): 143-52.

Wasserman, Renata. “The Press in Novels: Credit, Power, and Mobility in William D. Howells’s Modern Instance and Lima Barreto’s Recordacoes Do Escrivao Isaias Caminha.” Comparative Literature Studies 48.1 (2011): 44-63. Print.

Weeks Stogner, Elissa Janae. “The Ethics of American Realism : 1860-1910.” Thesis (Ph D ). UMI Dissertation Services,

The issue of Profils Américains on William Dean Howells (volume 21) has been published by the Presses Universitaires de la Méditerranée (PULM). — Guillaume Tanguy

Barnes, David. “Historicizing the Stones: Ruskin’s the Stones of Venice and Italian Nationalism.” Comparative Literature 62.3 (2010): 246-61. Print.

Bush, Harold K. “Summer’s Last Stand: Rediscovering W. D. Howells.” http://www.valpo.edu/cresset/2009/Advent-Christmas/Bush_A09.html

Crowley, John W. “An Introduction to The Rise of Silas Lapham.” American Literary Realism 42.2 (2010): 151-73. Print.

Herring, William Rodney. Manners of Speaking: Linguistic Capital and the Rhetoric of Correctness in Late-Nineteenth-Century America. 2010. Print.

Hopper, Briallen Elisabeth. Feeling Right in American Reform Culture. 2010. Print.

Li, Hsin-ying. “Fearful Realty: ‘The Ghostly Rental’ and ‘His Apparition’.” Tamkang Review: A Quarterly of Literary and Cultural Studies 40.2 (2010): 123-49. Print.

MacLaren, I. S. “Writing History About Literatures Amidst ‘the Limitations, Challenges, and Successes of a Multicultural Society’.” Canadian Poetry: Studies, Documents, Reviews 66 (2010): 117-34. Print.

Malachuk, Daniel S. “American Realism’s Transcendental Other.” Realism’s Others. Eds. Baker, Geoffrey and Eva Aldea. Newcastle upon Tyne, England: Cambridge Scholars, 2010.

Marchand, Mary. “Faking It: Social Bluffing and Class Difference in Howells’s the Rise of Silas Lapham.” New England Quarterly: A Historical Review of New England Life and Letters 83.2 (2010): 283-312. Print.

Petrie, Paul R. An Imperative Duty. Broadview Editions (Broadview Editions). Peterborough, ON: Broadview, 2010. Print.

Tanguy, Guillaume. “De La ‘Rurbanisation’ Du Heros Americain: The Rise of Silas Lapham.” EREA: Revue Electronique d’Etudes sur le Monde Anglophone 7.2 (2010): 14 pages. Print.

Tanguy, Guillaume. “The Rise of Silas Lapham: Scientificite Et ‘Autorite’ Du Discours Realiste De William Dean Howells.” Esthetique Et Representation: Monde Anglophone (1750-1900) (Esthetique Et Representation: Monde Anglophone (1750-1900)). Eds. Ludot-Vlasak, Ronan and Claire Maniez. Grenoble, France: ELLUG, 2010. 236 pp. Print.2009

Ahmad, Dohra. Landscapes of Hope: Anti-Colonial Utopianism in America. New York: Oxford University Press, 2009.

D’Amore, Maura, and Philip F. Gura. “Country Life within City Reach Masculine Domesticity in Suburban America, 1819-1871.” 2009. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. <http://dc.lib.unc.edu/u?/etd,2300>.

Daugherty, Sarah. “Prospects for the Study of William Dean Howells.” Prospects for the Study of American Literature (Ii). Eds. Richard Kopley and Barbara Cantalupo. New York: AMS Press, 2009

Edwards, Tim. “The Real Prayer and the Imagined: The War against Romanticism in Twain, Howells, and Bierce.” Journal of Transnational American Studies 1.1 (2009): 71-74.

Forster, Sophia. “Americanist Literary Realism: Howells, Historicism, and American Exceptionalism.” MFS: Modern Fiction Studies 55.2 (2009): 216-41.

Palmer, Stephanie C. Together by Accident: American Local Color Literature and the Middle Class. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2009.

Rubin, Lance. “Cannibalism and Consumption in the Altrurian Romances of William Dean Howells.” Culinary Aesthetics and Practices in Nineteenth-Century American Literature. Eds. Monika Elbert and Marie Drews. New York: Palgrave, 2009. 221-236.


Bauch, Jonathan. “Public German, Private Jew: The Secret Identity of Berthold Lindau in Howells’ A Hazard of New Fortunes.” American Literary Realism 41.1 (2008): 14-34.

Blake, Linnie. “William Dean Howells and the City of New York: A Hazard of New Writing.” Studies in the Literary Imagination 41.1 (2008): 1-19.

Chung, June Hee. “Asian Object Lessons: Orientalist Decoration in Realist Aesthetics from William Dean Howells to Sui Sin Far.” Studies in American Fiction 36.1 (2008): 27-50.

Dooley, Patrick K. A Community of Inquiry: Conversations between Classical American Philosophy and American Literature. Kent, OH: Kent State UP, 2008.

Fellers, Thomas J. “The Novel of Business and the Business of the Novel W.D. Howells’ Examination of Prosperity Archetypes.” 2008. University Libraries, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. <http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-04222008-002122>.

Forster, Sophia Ella. “The Virtues of Our Defects: Social Critique in Nineteenth-Century American Literature.” 2008. <http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=1594487781&sid=4&Fmt=2&clientId=39334&RQT=309&VName=PQD>.

Heggins Bryant, Nathaniel Zachery. “Experiencing the Modern American City and Addressing the Slum in the United States and Brazil 1890-1933.” 2008. <http://etd.utk.edu/2008/HegginsBryantNathaniel.pdf>.

Hogue, Beverly J. “From Mulberries to Machines: Planting the Simulated Garden.” Isle: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment 15.1 (2008): 101-10.

Jennings, Lynn Carol. “The Misspoken: (Re)Reading Figures of Black Women in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century American Literature.” Dissertation Abstracts International, Section A: The Humanities and Social Sciences: U of Wisconsin, Madison, 2008. 5067-67. Vol. 68.

Margolies, Edward. New York and the Literary Imagination: The City in Twentieth Century Fiction and Drama. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2008.

Petrie, Paul. “Racial Duties:  Toward a Pragmatist Ethic of Race in W.D. Howells’ An Imperative Duty.”  Nineteenth-Century Studies 63 (2008): 223-254.

Rubin, Lance. William Dean Howells and the American Memory Crisis. Amherst, N.Y.: Cambria Press, 2008.

Smith, Jeffrey Ross. “Hazardous Reconstitutions: Imitation and the Production of the Self in Late Nineteenth-Century American Fiction.” Dissertation Abstracts International, Section A: The Humanities and Social Sciences: U of California, Davis, 2008. 3859-59. Vol. 68.

Stokes, Claudia. “In Defense of Genius: Howells and the Limits of Literary History.” American Literary Realism 40.3 (2008): 189-203.

Vidal, Gore. The Selected Essays of Gore Vidal. Ed. Jay Parini. New York: Doubleday, 2008.

Wells, Stephen H. “William Dean Howells and the New Science Darwinian Evolution and the Rise of Realism.” 2008. <http://cdm256101.cdmhost.com/cdm-p256101coll31/document.php?CISOROOT=/p256101coll31&CISOPTR=96088>.


Anesko, Michael. “Guilt by Dissociation; or, the Merciless Quality of the Quality of Mercy.” American Literary Realism 39.2 (2007): 126-37.

Arac, Jonathan. “Babel and Vernacular in an Empire of Immigrants: Howells and the Languages of American Fiction.” Boundary 2: An International Journal of Literature and Culture 34.2 (2007): 1-20.

Bartel, Kim. “Kant’s Narrative of Hope in the Gilded Age.” American Literary History 19.3 (2007): 661-68.

Christianson, Frank. Philanthropy in British and American Fiction: Dickens, Hawthorne, Eliot, and Howells. Edinburgh, Scotland: Edinburgh UP, 2007.

Dawson, Melanie. “Searching for ‘Common Ground’: Class, Sympathy, and Perspective in Howells’ Social Fiction.” American Literary Realism 39.3 (2007): 189-212.

Graydon, Ben. “Product Branding in Howells’s a Modern Instance.” ANQ: A Quarterly Journal of Short Articles, Notes, and Reviews 20.2 (2007): 35-39.

Howe, Patricia. “William Dean Howells’s Indian Summer and Theodor Fontane’s Effi Briest: Forms and Phases of the Realist Novel.” Modern Language Review 102.1 (2007): 125-38.

Le Reste, Anne-Claire. “‘the Reader Who Likes a Complete Image’ Vs. ‘the Arbiter of Destinies’: Henry James’s the Bostonians, William Dean Howells, and Realism.” Comparative Critical Studies 4.1 (2007): 87-104.

Muhovich, Edward A. “The New Technological Man: Constructing Technology, Masculinity, and Realism in the Works of Mark Twain.” Dissertation Abstracts International, Section A: The Humanities and Social Sciences: U of Denver, 2007. 2457-57. Vol. 68.

Richardson, Kelly, and Lucy Frank. “‘to Surprise Immortality’: Spiritualism and Shakerism in William Dean Howells’s the Undiscovered Country.” Representations of Death in Nineteenth-Century Us Writing and Culture. Warwick Studies in the Humanities (Wsh). Aldershot, England: Ashgate, 2007. 217-30.

Towles, Matthew David. “Marching on to Zion: Prophets of Empire in the 1890s.” Dissertation Abstracts International, Section A: The Humanities and Social Sciences: U of Kentucky, 2007. 1464-64. Vol. 68.

Wegener, Frederick. “Marriage and the American Medical Woman in Dr. Breen’s Practice.” Howellsian 10.2 (2007): 4-9.

Wray, Sarah. “Light and Darkness in Howells’s ‘Editha’: A Feminist Critique.” Explicator 65.3 (2007): 157-59.


American Literary Realism Special Issue on Howells (Winter 2006, vol. 38, no. 2)

Anderson, David D. Ohio: In Fact and Fiction: Further Essays on the Ohio Experience. East Lansing, MI : Midwestern, for Center for the Study of Midwestern Literature and Culture, Michigan State University, 2006.

Belluscio, Steven J. To Be Suddenly White: Literary Realism and Racial Passing. Columbia, MO : U of Missouri P, 2006.

Budd, Louis J. “W. D. Howells and Mark Twain Judge Each Other ‘Aright.'” ALR 38.2 (Winter 2006): 97-114.

Campbell, Donna M. “Howells’ Untrustworthy Realist: Mary Wilkins Freeman.” ALR 38.2 (Winter 2006):115-131.

Chin, Jim Cheung. “Realism and the Hierarchy of Racial Inclusion: Representations of African Americans and Chinese Americans in Post-Civil War Literature and Culture.” Dissertation Abstracts International, Section A: The Humanities and Social Sciences 66.12 (2006): 4385-86.

Crisler, Jesse. Introduction. ALR 38.2 (Winter 2006): 95-96.

Cutler, Edward S. “Literary Modernity and the Problem of a National Literature: Understanding William Dean Howells’ Critique of Walt Whitman.” ALR 38.2 (Winter 2006): 132-144.

Dooley, Patrick K. “William Dean Howells and Harold Frederic.” Howellsian 9.1 (2006): 3-10.

Elliott, Rosslyn. “Other Worlds: Christianity, Conjure, and Dialogue in American Literary Realism.” Dissertation Abstracts International, Section A: The Humanities and Social Sciences 67.3 (2006): 934.

Murphy, John J. “William to Willa, Courtesy of Sarah: Cather, Jewett, and Howellsian Principles.” ALR 38.2 (Winter 2006): 145-159.

Nettels, Elsa. “Howells and Wharton.” ALR 38.2 (Winter 2006): 160-173.

Newlin, Keith. “‘I Am as Ever Your Disciple’: The Friendship of Hamlin Garland and W. D. Howells.” Papers on Language and Literature: A Journal for Scholars and Critics of Language and Literature 42.3 (2006): 264-90.

Pérez Bernardo, María Luisa. “Pardo Bazán Y Dean Howell [Howells]: Dos Escritores Realistas Ante Un Mismo Tema Literario.” La Cultura Hispánica En Sus Cruces Trans-Atlánticos. Eds. R. de la Fuente Ballesteros and J. Pérez-Magallón. Colección Cultura Iberoamericana Number: 22: Universitas Castellae, Valladolid, Spain Pagination: 233-39, 2006. 298.

Puskar, Jason. “William Dean Howells and the Insurance of the Real.” American Literary History 18.1 (2006): 29+.

Soileau, Clany. “Money and Tragedy in the Nineteenth-Century Novel.” Dissertation Abstracts International, Section A: The Humanities and Social Sciences 67.2 (2006): 552.

Walker, Jeffrey. “What Difference a Definition Makes; or, William Dean Howells and the Sophist’s Shoes.” Rhetoric Society Quarterly 36.2 (2006): 143-.

Williams, Daniel G. Ethnicity and Cultural Authority: From Arnold to DuBois (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2006). Distributed in America by Columbia University Press.(lengthy chapter on Howells)

Witherow, Jean. “Kate Chopin’s Dialogic Engagement with W. D. Howells: ‘What Cannot Love Do?'” Southern Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of the South 13.3-4 (2006): 101-16.


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