Studies in American Naturalism

Studies in American Naturalism

Edited by Keith Newlin

ISSN 1931-2555

eISSN 1944-6519

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Studies in American Naturalism publishes critical essays, documents, notes, bibliographies, and reviews concerning American literary naturalism, broadly conceived. It presents contributions illuminating the texts and contexts of naturalism across all genres from its nineteenth-century origins to its twentieth- and twenty-first century transformations.

Studies in American Naturalism is published for the International Theodore Dreiser Society.

Table Of Contents

Volume 15, Number 2 (Winter 2020)
Contents

Essays
“A Good and Noble Nature”: Naturalism, Populism, and Ignatius Donnelly’s Caesar’s Column
Andrew Carlyle Urban

“Oh, come out here and see the fire, will you?”: U.S. Disaster Culture and Vandover and the Brute
Vincent M. Basso

“Eternal symbols of a dream”: Upton Sinclair, Sacco and Vanzetti, and the Meaning of Anarchism
Dan Colson

American Tragedies: Dreiser and Faulkner
Gary Harrington

“You make yourself into a monster so you no longer bear responsibility for what you do”: Dexter, Naturalism, and Neoliberal Crime Discourse
Alan Gibbs

Reviews
American Literary Naturalism: Late Essays, by Donald Pizer
James L. W. West III

The Oxford Handbook of American Literary Realism, by Keith Newlin
Katherine Fusco

Chairman Kittredge London: Trailblazer, Author, Adventurer, by Iris Jamahl Dunkle
Zena Meadowsong

Working Women in American Literature, 1865-1950, edited by Miriam S. Gogol
Heather Yuping Wang

Television and Precarity: Naturalist Narratives of Poor America, by Jasmin Humburg
Lauren Navarro

Figures of the World: The Naturalist Novel and Transnational Form, by Christopher Laing Hill
Patti Luedecke

 

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Submissions
Studies in American Naturalism publishes critical essays, documents, notes, bibliographies, and reviews concerning American literary naturalism, broadly conceived. Published twice each year by the International Theodore Dreiser Society and the University of Nebraska Press, the journal seeks contributions illuminating the texts and contexts of naturalism across all genres from its nineteenth-century origins to its twentieth-and twenty-first century transformations. Manuscripts should follow either the 7th or 8th editions of the MLA Handbook. Occasionally, some editorial revision is necessary to meet space or style requirements. Reviews are assigned. Electronic submissions are encouraged, either as Word or PDF files. Please identify yourself on a cover page and not on the manuscript itself, and include postal and email addresses and a telephone number.

Manuscripts should be sent to the editor (preferably by e-mail):

Keith Newlin
Studies in American Naturalism
Department of English
University of North Carolina Wilmington
Wilmington,NC 28403
newlink@uncw.edu

Books for review should be sent to

Anita Duneer
Department of English
Rhode Island College
600 Mount Pleasant Avenue
Providence, RI 02908
aduneer@ric.edu

Editorial Board

Editor
Keith Newlin, University of North Carolina Wilmington

Book Review Editor
Anita Duneer, Rhode Island College

Editorial Board
Renate von Bardeleben, Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz
Donna Campbell, Washington State University
Jude Davies, University of Winchester
Patrick K. Dooley, St. Bonaventure University
John Dudley, University of South Dakota
Steven Frye, California State University, Bakersfield
James R. Giles, Northern Illinois University
Yoshinobu Hakutani, Kent State University
Barbara Hochman, Ben Gurion University of the Negev
Linda Kornasky, Angelo State University
Eric Carl Link, University of North Dakota
Zena Meadowsong, Rowan University
Donald Pizer, Tulane University
Jeanne Campbell Reesman, University of Texas, San Antonio
Thomas P. Riggio, University of Connecticut
James L. W. West III, Pennsylvania State University

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The Robert H. Elias Essay Prize
The Robert H. Elias Essay Prize, named after the pioneering Dreiser scholar, is sponsored by the International Theodore Dreiser Society and is awarded annually to the graduate student or untenured faculty member who submits the best previously unpublished essay on the topic of naturalism or on the work of a naturalist author. Elias knew Dreiser and wrote the first official biography, Theodore Dreiser, Apostle of Nature (1949), and his groundbreaking three-volume edition of Dreiser’s letters (1959) was the standard collection of the novelist’s general correspondence for fifty years.

Applicants may submit essays that consider any aspect of naturalism, broadly conceived. We are especially interested in essays that push the boundaries of conventional conceptions of naturalism and those that make a case for extending traditional interpretations to later writers or that establish connections to other literary movements. In addition to a cash award of $250, the winning essay will appear in Studies in American Naturalism, a peer-reviewed journal sponsored by the Society. Other worthy essays besides the winner will be considered for publication as well. Electronic submissions are encouraged, either as Word or PDF files. Please identify yourself on a cover page and not on the manuscript itself, and include a postal mailing address and telephone number.

Deadline: July 15, 2019

Manuscripts should be sent to
Roark Mulligan
mulligan@cnu.edu 


 

Sponsoring Society

A growing organization of scholars, teachers, and Dreiser enthusiasts, the International Theodore Dreiser Society promotes interest in the life and works of Theodore Dreiser and those associated with him. Members receive subscriptions to the society's journal, Studies in American Naturalism, as a benefit of membership.

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