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Ph.D. Dissertations on Sarah Orne Jewett
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1939 - 1970
S.O.J.: A Biography of Sarah Orne Jewett. Nancy Ellen Carlock. Boston University (M.A. Thesis), 1939.
Sarah Orne Jewett: Woman of Compassion. Kathryn D. Reggio. St. John's University (New York), 1953.
Sarah Orne Jewett. John Eldridge Frost. New York University, 1955.
The Mind and Art of Sarah Orne Jewett. Ferman Bishop. Summaries of Doctoral Dissertations, University of Wisconsin 16 (1956): p528-529.
Sarah Orne Jewett. Mary Agnes McGuire. Columbia University. Dissertation Abstracts 25 (1965): p7275.
Universality in the Fiction of Sarah Orne Jewett. Robert L. Horn. Dissertation Abstracts: Section A. Humanities and Social Science 28 (1968): p5018A-5019A.
The Narrative Art of Sarah Orne Jewett. Mary C. Fultz. Dissertation Abstracts: Section A. Humanities and Social Science 29 (1969): p3135A-3136A.
Enlightening the Commonplace: The Work of Sarah Orne Jewett, Willa Cather and Ruth Suckow. McAlpin, Sister Sara,B.V.M. Dissertation Abstracts: Section A. Humanities and Social Science 32 (1971): p2061A(Pa.).
The Pastoral in New England Local Color: Celia Thaxter, Sarah Orne Jewett, Alice Brown. Williams, Sister Mary,C.S.J. Dissertation Abstracts: Section A. Humanities and Social Science 32 (1972): p6947A(Stanford).
'Uneasy Survivors': Five Women Writers 1896-1923. Jeraldine Parker. Dissertation Abstracts: Section A. Humanities and Social Science 34 (1973): p1927A(Utah).
Failure and Regeneration in the New England of Sarah Orne Jewett and Mary E. Wilkins Freeman. Donald R. Anderson. Dissertation Abstracts: Section A. Humanities and Social Science 35 (1974): p2257A-58A(Ariz.).
Representation of Maine Coast Dialect in the Work of Sarah Orne Jewett. Evelyn Starr Cutler. Dissertation Abstracts: Section A. Humanities and Social Science 37 (1976): p1515A.
Three Significant Motifs in the New England Stories and Sketches of Sarah Orne Jewett. Anita Jeanne Schaefer. Dissertation Abstracts: Section A. Humanities and Social Science 37 (1976): p316A.
Two New England Voices: Sarah Orne Jewett and Mary Wilkins Freeman. Gerard John Dullea. Dissertation Abstracts: Section A. Humanities and Social Science 36 (1976): p6682A.
Neo-Regionalism in America. Raymond L. Neinstein. Dissertation Abstracts: Section A. Humanities and Social Science 38 (1978): p5482A-83A.
The Unifying Vision of Sarah Orne Jewett. Mary Conrad Kraus. Dissertation Abstracts: Section A. Humanities and Social Science 39 (1978): p286A-87A.
The Meditative Art of Sarah Orne Jewett. Charles Scott Pugh. Dissertation Abstracts: Section A. Humanities and Social Science 39 (1979): p6766A.
Women and Preservation in the Works of Sarah Orne Jewett. Gwen Lindberg Nagel. Dissertation Abstracts: Section A. Humanities and Social Science 40 (1979): p1471A..
The Androgynous Woman Character in the American Novel. Ellen Walker Glenn. Dissertation Abstracts International 41.11 (May 1981): p4713A.
This spot of earth': making sense of place in American literature. Linda Palmer Young. University of California - Davis, 1981.
Place and Setting in the Work of Sarah Orne Jewett. Rebecca Wall Nail. Dissertation Abstracts International 42.2 (Aug. 1981): p705A.
'Snug Contrivances': The Classic Aerican Novel as Reformulated by Kate Chopin, Sarah Orne Jewett, and Edith Wharton. Priscilla Gay Leder. Dissertation Abstracts International 42.9 (Mar. 1982): p4000A-4001A.
Sarah Orne Jewett's Fiction: A Reevaluation from Three Perspectives. Susan Joan Martin Fagan. Dissertation Abstracts International 43.2 (Aug. 1982): p445A.
Realism in Local Color. Margaret Ann Baker Graham. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1982.
Women in the Fiction of Sarah Orne Jewett. Marith Reinertsen Bicksler. Dissertation Abstracts International 44.6 (Dec. 1983): p1790A.
American Persephone: Sarah Orne Jewett in Context. Sarah Way Sherman. Dissertation Abstracts International 44.7 (Jan. 1984): p2150A.
Added Dimensions: Studies in American Literary Realism. Thomas Ira Becknell. Dissertation Abstracts International 44.8 (Feb. 1984): p2471A-2472A.
A language of the heart': spiritual realism and the fiction of New England. Melissa McFarland Pennell. Brown University, 1984.
Women of More Than Local Color. Laraine Flemming. Dissertation Abstracts International 44.10 (Apr. 1984): p3064A.
American Regional Short Story Sequences. Robert Michael Luscher. Duke University, 1984.
A Separate Sphere: The Woman Question in Selected Fiction by Nineteenth-Century American Woman, 1852-1899. Ann R. Shapiro. New York University, 1985.
The Nature and Extent of the Influence of Sarah Orne Jewett on Willa Sibert Cather. Beverly Gail Busch. Drew University, 1986.
The Artist at the Family Reunion: Visions of the Creative Life in the Narrative Technique of Willa Cather, Sarah Orne Jewett, Mary Wilkins Freeman, and Dorothy Canfield Fisher. Elaine Sargent Apthorp. Dissertation Abstracts International 47.7 (Jan. 1987): p2582A.
Sarah Orne Jewett's Experiences with Mentoring and Communities of Women. Gail C. Keating. Dissertation Abstracts International 48.4 (Oct. 1987): p924A.
'To Make One Dream': Sarah Orne Jewett's Androgynous Vision. Margaret Roman. Dissertation Abstracts International 48.5 (Nov. 1987): p1205A.
Roots and Wings: The Folk Aesthetic: Mythic Impulse and Cultural Function of Narrative in the Fiction of Sarah Orne Jewett and Toni Morrison. Marilyn Elaine Mobley. Case Western Reserve University. Dissertation Abstracts International 48.7 (Jan. 1988): p1770A.
Stowe, Jewett, and Cather: The Development of a Fiction of Place. Marcia Louise Robertson. Dissertation Abstracts International 49.5 (Nov. 1988): p1144A.
Selected Letters of Sarah Orne Jewett: A Critical Edition with Commentary. Scott Frederick Stoddart. Dissertation Abstracts International 49.9 (Mar. 1989): p2661A.
Women in gardens in American short fiction. Charlotte Cook Hadella. University of New Mexico, 1989.
Through a Lens of Sympathy: Landscape and Tradition in the Fiction of Stowe, Jewett, and Cather. Marcia Brazina Littenberg. Dissertation Abstracts International 50.11 (May 1990): p3590A..
Out-of-Doors: Representations of Nature in Sarah Orne Jewett, Willa Cather, and Eudora Welty. Cheryll Ann Burgess. Dissertation Abstracts International 51.9 (Mar. 1991): p3071A.
Counterparts: The Fiction of Mary Wilkins Freeman, Sarah Orne Jewett, and Kate Chopin. Laurel Vivian Sparks. Dissertation Abstracts International 51.12 (June 1991): p4125A.
The goddess in the landscape: A tradition of twentieth century American women's pastoral. Kathleen Davies. Indiana University, 1991.
Regions of discourse: Steinbeck, Cather, Jewett and the pastoral tradition of American Regionalism. Kevin James Hearle. University of California, Santa Cruz, 1991.
Women Writers and the American Romance: Studies in Jewett and Cather. Marilee Lindemann. Dissertation Abstracts International 52.3 (Sept. 1991): p918A.
Figuring gender: British and American women's narratives of the 1890s. Mary Katherine McCullough. University of California,
The home front: Domestic nationalism and regional women's writing, 1869-1913. Francesca Sawaya. Cornell University, 1992.
Sarah Orne Jewett and Spiritualism. Nancy Rita Kelly. Dissertation Abstracts International 52.9 (Mar. 1992): p3283A.
The work of women's desire in turn-of-the century American fiction. Edward Farrell Eden. University of Virginia, 1992.
Beyond Local Color: Feminist/Modernist Formal Experiments in Sarah Orne Jewett's Fiction. Melanie J. Kisthardt. Dissertation Abstracts International 53.1 (July 1992): p151A.
Intimations of a World of Old Women: Sarah Orne Jewett's 'The Country of the Pointed Firs'. E. Elisabeth Holm. Dissertation Abstracts International 53.8 (Feb. 1993): p2814A.
Landscapes of authenticity: Locating the self in Jewett, Wister, and Cather. Kent William Wicker. Duke University, 1993.
Contradictory images of the housewife as depicted in Victorian American women's fiction and some sister arts. Lisa Schuchter. Teachers College, Columbia University. 1993.
Wise economies: Storytelling, narrative authority, and brevity in the American short story, 1819-1980. Kirk Lee Curnutt. Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College, 1993.
Landscapes of Authenticity: Locating the Self in Jewett, Wister, and Cather. Kent William Wicker. Dissertation Abstracts International 54.12 (June 1994): p4445A.
Female inheritors of Hawthorne's New England literary tradition. Adams,Dana Wills. University of North Texas (1994).Is the Map Harder to Follow Than to Fold? Explorations of Sarah Orne Jewett's Treatment of the 'Other'. Robin L. Murray. Dissertation Abstracts International 55.5 (Nov. 1994): p1264A.
Out in the open: Gay identity and the writing of cultural criticism. Patrick E. Horrigan. Columbia University, 1994.
The Realism of Sarah Orne Jewett's Characterization of Men. Laura Jean Buseman. Dissertation Abstracts International 55.8 (Feb. 1995): p2388A.
Sharing secrets: Encoded meanings in nineteenth-century women's relationship stories. Christine M. Palumbo-De
Simone. Temple University, 1995.
The 'Loud and Anxious Tick of Time': Genealogical Tropes in the Fiction of Sarah Orne Jewett. Betty Jane Powell. Dissertation Abstracts International 56.7 (Jan. 1996): p2685A.
Erotic counterplots: Lesbian readings of nineteenth-century American fictions. Andrea Rae Cumpston. The University of
The wilderness within: American women writers and spiritual quest. Kristina Kaye Groover. The University of North
Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1996.
On the Outskirts of Fiction: American Women Writers and the Politics of Regionalism. Margaret May Klawunn. Dissertation Abstracts International 57.6 (Dec. 1996): p2477A.
Revolt from the village: Place and anxiety in modern American fiction. Ann Steinecke. University of Maryland, College Park, 1996.
Sarah Orne Jewett's Irish Stories. Lisa Lynn Lundstedt. Dissertation Abstracts International, Section A: The Humanities and Social Sciences 57.7 (Jan. 1997): p3022.
Compassing landscapes: Nature and art as sacred space in Jewett, Cather, Glasgow, and Austin. Kathleen Butterly Nigro. St. Louis University, 1997.
Role reversal as a narrative strategy in American fiction, 1880-1925. Victoria A. Montavon. Temple University, 1997.
The mediated past in the work of Sarah Orne Jewett: aspects of theme and form. Graham Robert Frater. University of Warwick
(United Kingdom). 1997.
'Conscience and Purpose': The Legacy of Howellsian Social Commitment in American Fiction. Paul Russell Petrie. Dissertation Abstracts International, Section A: The Humanities and Social Sciences 58.4 (Oct. 1997): p1283.
Particular places: Local color writing in the United States, 1870-1910. Dorothy Ann Webb. University of Michigan, 1997.
Age in Sarah Orne Jewett's Short Fiction. Lisa A. Ashby. Dissertation Abstracts International, Section A: The Humanities and Social Sciences 59.3 (Sept. 1998): p820.
Thwarted travelers: Region and class in late nineteenth-century American literature. Stephanie Candace Palmer. University of Michigan, 1998.
Performance spectacle or spiritual experience? Mesmerism, spiritualism and women in nineteenth-century American fiction. Annemarie Elizabeth Hamlin. The Claremont Graduate University, 1998.
Visuality, Perception, and the Self in Works by Edith Wharton, Willa Cather, and Sarah Orne Jewett. Kathleen Muller Moore. Dissertation Abstracts International, Section A: The Humanities and Social Sciences 59.11 (May 1999): p4144.
Developing a Feminine Pastoral: Sarah Orne Jewett's 'The Country of the Pointed Firs'. Jeffrey Hughes Morgan. Dissertation Abstracts International, Section A: The Humanities and Social Sciences 60.4 (Oct. 1999): p1134.
Beyond the Great Divide: American Fiction and Ecology in the Conservation Age. Edward Warren Geis. Dissertation Abstracts International, Section A: The Humanities and Social Sciences 60.8 (Feb. 2000): p2921.
"Dinner is served". Food, etiquette, and gender in American fiction by women. Teresann Corbelli Tinsley. University of California - Berkeley, 2000.
Educating Sympathy: Imagination and Convention in Works by Harriet Beecher Stowe, Sarah Orne Jewett and Mary E. Wilkins Freeman. Daniel James Weinstein. State University of New York at Buffalo. Dissertation Abstracts International, Section A: The Humanities and Social Sciences 61.1 (July 2000): p188.
Constructing community: Nineteenth-and-early twentieth century women's regionalist writing. Jennifer Lee Collins-Friedrichs. The Claremont Graduate University, 2000.
The museum mood: American literature and modern styles of retrospection. Joshua Boaz Kotzin. University of Iowa, 2000.
Looking forward and backward: The utopian impulse in American women's fiction from Stowe to Gilman. Angelic Tina Rodgers-Webb. The University of Southern Mississippi, 2001.
A Community of Liminal Stories and Tellers in 'The Country of Pointed Firs' and 'Mama Day'. Laura M. Nicosia. Dissertation Abstracts International, Section A: The Humanities and Social Sciences 64.5 (Nov. 2003): p1658-59.
The “I” in the center of the horizon: American and Americanness in nineteenth-century sea literature. Matthew David Brown. Brandeis University, 2003.
Healing America on the Altar of Home: The Folklore and Sacred Work of Homemaking in Thoreau, Jewett, and Steinbeck. Lana Henry. Dissertation Abstracts International, Section A: The Humanities and Social Sciences 65.11 (May 2005): p4198.
Spacious Places of Spiritual Autobiography: The Paradox of Pilgrimage in Sarah Jewett's 'The Country of the Pointed Firs'. Karen Leigh Stoddard. Dissertation Abstracts International, Section A: The Humanities and Social Sciences 65.11 (May 2005): p4201.
"The world, our home": The rhetorical vision of women's clubs in American literature, 1870–1920. Amy Laurel Hobbs. University of Maryland, College Park, 2005.
Queer American ladies and friends: Tropes of lesbian relationality in American literature, 1890–1940. Melissa Solomon. Duke University, 2005.
Discrete parts, unified texts: The short story cycle in America. Michelle Pacht. City University of New York, 2005.
Maine Stream: A Bibliographical Reception Study of Sarah Orne Jewett. Kathrine Cole Aydelott. Dissertation Abstracts International, Section A: The Humanities and Social Sciences 66.6 (Dec. 2005): p2212-13.
Home Away from Home: The Summer Place in Turn-of-the-Twentieth Century American Women's Literature. Tara K. Parmiter. Dissertation Abstracts International, Section A: The Humanities and Social Sciences 67.6 (Dec. 2006): p2159.
United States realism and the (conceptual) problem of race: Realists and race science from 1877 to 1905. Jonathan R. Daigle. The University of Wisconsin - Madison, 2006.
Recollecting a region: Gender, tourism, and the literature of New England, 1870–1900. Jennifer Samaine Lockwood. University of California - Davis, 2006.
Narratives of Roots and Wings: The American Regionalist Female Bildungsroman. Pamela D. Sanders. Dissertation Abstracts International, Section A: The Humanities and Social Sciences 68.2 (Aug. 2007): p573.
Regional modernism: The vanishing landscape in American literature and culture, 1896–1952. Leslie Shimotakahara. Brown University, 2007.
Recognition, Resistance and Empire in the Frontier Fiction of Jewett, Cather, and Ferber. Charmion Gustke. Dissertation Abstracts International, Section A: The Humanities and Social Sciences 69.2 (Aug. 2008): p611.
Narrating choices: The significance of technique in the work of Sarah Orne Jewett, Willa Cather, Nella Larsen, and Zora Neale Hurston. Caresse A. John. Northern Illinois University, 2008.
'Ever Learning to Dwell': Habitability in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century American Literature. Christine Renee Wilson. Dissertation Abstracts International, Section A: The Humanities and Social Sciences 69.5 (Nov. 2008): p1787-1788.
Spectral Realism: The Ghost Stories of William Dean Howells, Henry James, and Sarah Orne Jewett. Jennefer Callaghan. Dissertation Abstracts International, Section A: The Humanities and Social Sciences 69.10 (Apr. 2009): p3948.
A Comparative Study of Eighteenth to Twentieth Century Chinese and American Country of Women Utopian Fictions. Ying Liang. Dissertation Abstracts International, Section A: The Humanities and Social Sciences 70.1 (July 2009): p174.
Immanent Nature: Environment, Women, and Sacrifice in the Nature Writing of Nathaniel Hawthorne, Catharine Maria Sedgwick, and Sarah Orne Jewett. Margaret L. Finn. Dissertation Abstracts International, Section A: The Humanities and Social Sciences 71.2 (Aug. 2010): p563-564.
Home, freedom, and parabolic space: Spatial imagery in the works of Mary E. Wilkins Freeman, Sarah Orne Jewett, and Rose Terry Cooke. Jessica Hausmann. Drew University, 2010.
"Strange homecomings" Place, identity formation, and the literary constructions of departure and return in the works of Sarah Orne Jewett, Mark Twain, and Ernest Hemingway. Matthew David Klauza. Auburn University, 2010.
Plots of Incline: American Local Color and Postbellum Philosophy. Doug Metzger. University of California - Davis, 2011.
One story, many voices: Problems of unity in the short-story cycle. Jennifer Joan Smith. Indiana University, 2011.
Reconsidering Regionalism: The Environmental Ethics Of Sarah Orne Jewett, Kate Chopin , And Willa Cather. Kelly Clasen, B.S., M.A. University of North Texas, 2011. Full Text
American Women Writers, Visual Vocabularies, and the Lives of Literary Regionalism. Katherine Mary Bloomquist. Washington University, St. Louis, 2012.
Spinster ecology: Rethinking relation in the American literary environment. Sarah Ensore. Cornell University, 2012.
"The path she had chosen": mobility in works by American women regionalists from the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. Erin Wedehase. University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2014. Full Text
The Mythology of the Small Community in Eight American and Canadian Short Story Cycles. Josephine Karpinski. University of Ottawa, 2014.
Consuming Communities: U.S. Women's Regionalism and Consumer Culture, 1870-1930. Jana Michelle Tigchelaar. University of Kansas, 2014.
Active Enchantments: Form, Nature, and Politics in American Literature. Vesna Kuiken, Columbia University, 2015.
Chapter Three: “Perfect Self-Forgetfulness”: The Interrupted Community in Sarah Orne Jewett.
Crafting Radical Fictions: Late-Nineteenth Century American Literary Regionalism and Arts and Crafts Ideals. Rosalie Roberts, University of Oregon, 2015.
Edited by Terry Heller, Coe College.
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