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 Dreiser Essay Prize

NOTE: As of June 1, 2006, The Dreiser Essay Prize has been temporarily suspended.

The Dreiser Essay Prize 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Society and is awarded annually to the graduate student or untenured faculty member who submits the best previously unpublished essay on any aspect of the work of the American writer Theodore Dreiser.

Applicants may submit essays that consider any part of Dreiserís corpus, or that connect his life or work to those of other writers or to his times. In addition to a cash award of $250, the winning essay will appear in Dreiser Studies, a refereed journal sponsored by the Society. Other worthy essays besides the winner will be considered for publication as well.

Previous winners:
2005 No award
2004 David Zimmerman, "The Financier and the Ends of Accounting." Dreiser Studies 35.2 (2004): 3-28.

Olga Volkova, "A Socialist Realist Perspective on Sister Carrie." Dreiser Studies 34.2 (2003): 3-23.


Hildegarde Hoeller, "Herland and Hisland: Illness and 'Health' in the Writings of Charlotte Perkins Gilman and Theodore Dreiser." Dreiser Studies 34.2 (2003): 24-43.


Jeff Jaeckle, "Dreiser's Universe of Imbalance in Sister Carrie." Dreiser Studies 33.2 (2002): 3-20.


Donna Packer-Kinlaw, "Life on the Margins: The Silent Feminist in Theodore Dreiser's 'Marriage--for One."  Dreiser Studies 32.2 (2001): 3-18.


Nancy M. Donovan, "Representing Grace Brown: The Working-Class Woman in 'American Tragedy'" Narratives."  Dreiser Studies 31.2 (2000): 3-21.