The Oxford Handbook of American Literary Naturalism

Edited and Introduction by Keith Newlin     


Introduction: The Naturalistic Imagination and the Aesthetics of Excess
        Keith Newlin

Part 1: Contexts

1. Romancing the Machine: American Naturalism in Transatlantic Context
        Zena Meadowsong
2. The Response to Power in American Literary Naturalism: Visions and Revisions that  Transformed a Narrative Mode
        Richard Lehan
3. Nature in Naturalism
        Bert Bender

Part 2: Naturalism and Genre

4. Defining American Literary Naturalism
        Eric Carl Link
5. Sand in Your Mouth: Naturalism and Other Genres
        June Howard
6. The Documentary Strategies of Naturalism
        Keith Newlin

Part 3: The Scientific and Philosophic Background

7. Determinism, Free will, and Moral Responsibility in American Literary Naturalism
        Ian F. Roberts
8. 'First Principles of Morals': Evolutionary Morality and American Naturalism
        Rick Armstrong
9. Naturalism and Religion
        Steven Frye
10. Things Fall Apart: Degeneration and Atavism in American Literary Naturalism
        Gina M. Rossetti
11. American Literary Naturalism and Psychology
        Stephen C. Brennan
12. American Naturalism and Modern Evolutionary Psychology
        Jeff P. Turpin

Part 4: Naturalist Tensions

13. Women Writers and Naturalism
        Donna M. Campbell
14. American Literary Naturalism and Sexuality
        Linda Kornasky
15. African American Writers and Naturalism
        John Dudley
16. Naturalism and Racialism
        Jeanne Campbell Reesman
17. Naturalism and Commodity Culture
        Mary E. Papke
18. Naturalism and Class
        Jude Davies
19. The Grotesque City, the City of Excess, and the City of Exile
        James Giles
20. Naturalism and Crime
        Gary Scharnhorst

Part 5: Naturalism and the Marketplace

21. Naturalist Authors and the American Literary Marketplace
        Charles Johanningsmeier
22. Consolation, Affirmation, and Convention: The Popular Reception of American Naturalist Texts
        Carol S. Loranger
23. Editing Naturalism
        Kevin J. Hayes
24. Refashioning American Literary Naturalism: Critical Trends at the Turn of the  Twenty-First Century
        Christophe Den Tandt

Part 6: Naturalism and the Other Arts

25. Sad Endings and Negative Heroes: The Naturalist Tradition in American Drama
        Robert M. Dowling
26. Naturalism and Poetry
        Christopher Beyers
27. Naturalism and the Visual Arts
        Donald Pizer
28. American Literary Naturalism and Film Noir
        Jeff Jaeckle