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Ph. D. Dissertations on Sarah Orne Jewett

 

This list is based on an MLA Search in 2011.  Additions and corrections are welcome.

Ideally, all dissertations world-wide that deal in any substantial way with Jewett's work would appear on this list.

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1956 - 1970

 

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. 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.



 

1971-1980

 

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..



 

 

1981-1990

 

The Androgynous Woman Character in the American Novel. Ellen Walker Glenn. Dissertation Abstracts International 41.11 (May 1981): p4713A.

 

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 American 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.

 

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.

 

Women of More Than Local Color. Laraine Flemming. Dissertation Abstracts International 44.10 (Apr. 1984): p3064A.

 

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. 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.

 

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..



 

 

1991-2000

 

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.

 

Women Writers and the American Romance: Studies in Jewett and Cather. Marilee Lindemann. Dissertation Abstracts International 52.3 (Sept. 1991): p918A.

 

Sarah Orne Jewett and Spiritualism. Nancy Rita Kelly. Dissertation Abstracts International 52.9 (Mar. 1992): p3283A.

 

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. Dissertation Abstracts International 54.12 (June 1994): p4445A.

 

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.

 

The Realism of Sarah Orne Jewett's Characterization of Men. Laura Jean Buseman. Dissertation Abstracts International 55.8 (Feb. 1995): p2388A.

 

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.

 

On the Outskirts of Fiction: American Women Writers and the Politics of Regionalism. Margaret May Klawunn. Dissertation Abstracts International 57.6 (Dec. 1996): p2477A.

 

Sarah Orne Jewett's Irish Stories. Lisa Lynn Lundstedt. Dissertation Abstracts International, Section A: The Humanities and Social Sciences 57.7 (Jan. 1997): p3022.

 

'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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Educating Sympathy: Imagination and Convention in Works by Harriet Beecher Stowe, Sarah Orne Jewett and Mary E. Wilkins Freeman. Daniel James Weinstein. Dissertation Abstracts International, Section A: The Humanities and Social Sciences 61.1 (July 2000): p188..



 

 

2001-2010

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

'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.

 



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





 


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