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The Sinclair Lewis Society Newsletter is published twice a year with help from the Publications Unit of the English Department at Illinois State University, Normal, IL 61790-4240. Each issue of the Sinclair Lewis Society Newsletter includes scholarly articles on Lewis's novels and short stories, as well current mentions of Lewis in news and scholarship, information on Sauk Centre, news for book collectors, and calls for papers. There are occasional columns on how to teach Lewis's works as well as interviews with Lewis scholars.

Departments included in most issues include Sinclair Lewis Notes, Sauk Centre News, Web Notes, and Collector's Corner. There are so many interesting articles, we cannot begin to list them all. Below is a listing of highlights from the Sinclair Lewis Society Newsletter. Please visit our membership page if you are interested in a subscription, or see our order form if you want particular issues.

Spring 2014 (22.2)

"Modern Science and Biblical Literalism in Arrowsmith and Elmer Gantry," by Albert H. Tricomi, Binghamton University

"A Book Club Visit to Main Street: One Reader's Unsettling Journey," by Mary-Margaret Simpson

"'Ein Schlager!': The Seralization of Sinclair Lewis's Novel Das ist bei uns Nicht Moglich in the New York Neue Volks-Zeitung (1937-38),"

    by Jorg Thunecke, Nottingham Trent University and Frederick Betz, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale

"Lewis as the Man Who Knew Coolidge," by Frederick Betz, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale

"It Can't Happen Here in Hollywood"

"The Fascinating Ruth Chatterton," by Susan O'Brien

"Lewis and Albert Payson Terhune Write Dad," by Sally E. Parry, Illinois State University

Fall 2013 (22.1)

"Mencken's Market Tip for Lewis," by Frederick Betz, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale

"Minnesota Association of Library Friends and Partners Dedicate Sinclair Lewis Boyhood Home as Minnesota's Fourth American Library

Association 'Literary Landmark'"

"Lewis Home Named Literary Landmark," by Dave Simpkins, Sauk Centre Herald

What Were They Reading Then?: Alexander's Bridge by Willa Cather

"'This red-haired tornado from the Minnesota wilds': A Lost Epithet for Sinclair Lewis," by Frederick Betz, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale

Spring 2013 (21.2)

"In Defense of Gopher Prairie: Main Street as a Critique of Urban Culture," by James Nixon, Glasgow University

"Red in Retrospect": A Review of Sinclair Lewis Remembered, edited by Gary Scharnhorst and Matthew Hofer, by Sally E. Parry, Illinois State University

"You Should Remember This": A Review of The Noir Forties: The American People from Victory to Cold War by Richard Lingeman,

   by Sally E. Parry, Illinois State University

"Cass: Anatomy of a Moniker," by Charles Pankenier

"Twin Farms Today," by Susan O'Brien

"Sarcastic but Sympathetic, Babbitt is Premier Middle-Class Novel," by Mark Roth

"Barnaby Conrad, Lewis's Secretary, Dies at 90"

"Lewis's St. Augustine House for Sale"

Fall 2012 (21.1)

"Theater, Community, War, and Mr. Lewis," by Robert L. McLaughlin, Illinois State University
"Main Street to Eighth Street: Lewis House and St. Cloud’s South Side Neighborhood," by Alex L. Ames, St. Cloud State University Foundation

"Sugar House in Barnard to Be Tribute to Sinclair Lewis," by Katie Beth Ryan, Valley News (Vermont)

"Glenway Wescott: One of Lewis’s Contemporaries of the 1920s," by  Steve Paragamian

"Main Street Original: Roberg Wins Original Copy of Sinclair Lewis’s Main Street," by Dave Simpkins, Sauk Centre Herald
Lewis and the Jewish Novel

Sinclair Lewis Panel Presented at the American Literature Association Conference: Abstracts

     “Scientific Properties: Arrowsmith and the Ownership of Knowledge,” by Brian Matzke, University of Michigan
     “‘Think What the Baby Will See’: Feminine Desire and Futurity in Main Street,” by Corinne Martin, The Ohio State University

     “Use Her Eyes, Use Her Voice, Use Her Soul: Gendered Cons and the Economics of Evangelism in Elmer Gantry,” by  Matthew Seybold,

        University of California-Irvine

Spring 2012 (20.2)

"Vermont, 1942: The Summer of Idealism: Dorothy Thompson, The Land Corps, and Its Legacy,"

   by Tom Raynor

"The Federal Theater Project: It Did Happen Here," by William Severini Kowinski

"MacKinlay Kantor and Sinclair Lewis: Parallel Lives," by Ted Fleener, Waterloo Community Schools, Waterloo, Iowa

"Alumni House at St. Cloud State Renamed Lewis House"

"Dangerous Women": A Review of Dangerous Ambition: Rebecca West and Dorothy Thompson: New Women in Search

  of Love and Power by Susan Hertog, by Sally E. Parry, Illinois State University

"Dangerous Comments": A Review of Dangerous Ambition: Rebecca West and Dorothy Thompson: New Women in Search

  of Love and Power by Susan Hertog, by Charles Pankenier

Fall 2011 (20.1)

"Lancelot Todd: A Case for Fictional Independence," by Samuel J. Rogal, Illinois Valley Community College

"'Another Perfect Day': Weather, Modd, and Landscape in Sinclair Lewis's Minnesota Diary," by Frederick Betz,

     Southern Illinois University-Carbondale

"American Expatriates in Interwar Europe: Sinclair Lewis's Dodsworth," by Bernhard Wenzl, Institute of Science and

     Technology, Vienna, Austria

"'What If?': The Second Life of John Wilkes Booth," rev. of The Second Life of John Wilkes Booth by Barnaby Conrad,

     by Ted Fleener, Waterloo Community Schools, Waterloo, Iowa

"An Appreciation of Free Air," by Levi Stahl, University of Chicago

Spring 2011 (19.2)

"Mark Nolan and Cass Timberlane," by Susan K. O'Brien

"Arrowsmith: The People Behind the Characters," by Jan Peter Verhave, Van Raalte Institute, Hope College

"Sinclair Lewis's Early Newspaper Career," by Gary H. Mayer, Stephen F. Austin State University

"Second Chances," rev. of The Second Life of John Wilkes Booth by Barnaby Conrad (Council Oak, 2010),

     by Gary H. Mayer, Stephen F. Austin State University

"Habeas Corpus," by Sinclair Lewis, part 6

Fall 2010 (19.1)

"2010 Sinclair Lewis Conference A Great Success," by Sally E. Parry, Illinois State University

"'Carol Kennicott's Story: Main Street, " by James M. Hutchisson, The Citadel

"Dodsworth Perfomed in New York "

"Ida Compton Papers Archived," by Tom Steman, St. Cloud State University

"Lewis's Voice on CD," by George Killough, College of St. Scholastica

"St. Cloud State University and Minnesota Reflections Website to Publish Collection of Letters by Sinclair Lewis

     to Marcella Powers," by Michael King, St. Cloud State University

"Reflections on Kingsblood," by D. J. Jones

Barnaby Conrad Writes New Novel

"Habeas Corpus," by Sinclair Lewis, part 5

Spring 2010 (18.2)

"Sinclair Lewis Conference 2010: Celebrating Lewis in the 21st Century"

"'I really have no interest in the Indian': Sinclair Lewis Visits New Mexico in 1926," by Gary Scharnhorst, University of New Mexico

"Sinclair Lewis Inducted into the Minnesota Writers Hall of Fame Class of 2009"

"Return to Zenith," reviews of Zenith Rising, by Michael Goodell

"Aimee Semple McPherson's Life Becomes a Musical"

"Lewis in Fiction Writers on Fiction Writing

"Habeas Corpus," by Sinclair Lewis, part 4

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Fall 2009 (18.1)

"A Message for 'a Burning World': Dorothy Thompson, Sinclair Lewis, and It Can't Happen Here," by Tom Raynor

"The Man from Main Street: Bringing Sinclair Lewis into the 21st Century," by Thomas Steman, St. Cloud State University

"Another Take on Babbitt's Mysterious Inscription," by Michael McKay

"Upton Sinclair Rises Again!," rev. of U.S.! by Chris Bachelder (Bloomsbury, 2006), by Sally E. Parry, Illinois State University
"Habeas Corpus," by Sinclair Lewis, part 3

"What Were the Other Best-Sellers?," Merton of the Movies by Harry Leon Wilson (1922)

"The Opera of Elmer Gantry to Have Midwest Premiere"

Spring 2009 (17.2)

"Bowling Alone and Sinclair Lewis: A Teaching Experiment in a First-Year Program," by George Killough, College of St. Scholastica

"Ghosts in the Palmer House?," by Rebecca Webb (reprinted from Senior Perspective)

"Habeas Corpus," by Sinclair Lewis, part 2

"'Just suppose I encouraged some boy and he became a great artist': The Aspirations of Carol Kennicott and the

     Realizations of Lilian Steichen," by Ron McCutchan, Illinois State University

"Three-Volume Collection of Lewis Characters Published"

"When Main Street Comes to a Dead End," by Roger K. Miller

"Wells Lewis on YouTube," by George Killough, College of St. Scholastica

Fall 2008 (17.1)

"The Other Lewis: Fred Kermott Lewis," by Ted Fleener

"Impossible Ici: Raymond Queneau's Translation of It Can't Happen Here," by Frederick Betz, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale

"Habeas Corpus," by Sinclair Lewis, part 1

"The Opera of Elmer Gantry"

"Lewis and the 150 Best Minnesota Books," by Patrick Coleman

"It Can't Happen Here and A Cool Million," by Sally E. Parry, Illinois State University

Spring 2008 (16.2)

"Seven-Volume Collection of Lewis Short Stories Published," by Sally E. Parry (includes interview with editor Samuel J. Rogal)

"The Cross, The Flag, and the Presidential Elections"

"Elmer Gantry Sings Again"

"St. Cloud State University Receives Gift of the Manuscripts for Sinclair Lewis's Play The Jayhawker"

"The Sinclair Lewis-Claude Washburn Friendship"

Fall 2007 (16.1)

"It Can't Happen Here Wins Libertarian Futurist Award"

"Sinclair Lewis and Ida K. Compton Conference"

"A Citizen of the Mirage," by Sinclair Lewis, part 4

"'A novel filled with jackasses and jackals': Animal Imagery in Elmer Gantry," by Frederick Betz, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale

"The Tragedy of Martin Arrowsmith: A Physician's Perspective," by Russell Gollard, M.D.

"Parts of Lewis's Library for Sale"

Spring 2007 (15.2)

"Claude Lewis and the Lewis Family Plot in St. Cloud," by Ted Fleener

"Narrative of the Life of Doremus Jessup: Sinclair Lewis's It Can't Happen Here and the Influence of Slave Narratives,"

  by Edward Dauterich, Kent State University

"A Citizen of the Mirage," by Sinclair Lewis, part 3

"Louisiana Politics and It Can't Happen Here," by Frederick Betz, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale

"A Study in the Synergy of Giftedness: Sinclair Lewis and the Influence of Medical Research on his Writing" by Michael E. Walters

Fall 2006 (15.1)

"The American Village in a Global Setting Conference"

"Babbitt in the Advertising Age," by Quentin Martin, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

"Strangers: Sinclair Lewis Back on Broadway," by Robert L. McLaughlin, Illinois State University

"A Citizen of the Mirage," by Sinclair Lewis, part 2

"A New Stage Production of Babbitt in Southern California," by Ralph Goldstein

"Babbitt Still Visible in the Big Picture: A Review of Victoria de Grazia's Irresistible Empire," by George Killough, College of St. Scholastica


Spring 2006 (14.2)

"Louisiana Politics and It Can't Happen Here," by Frederick Betz, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
"Introducing Sinclair Lewis's Novels to Adults," by Patrick and Mary Killough
"PR Campaign Cycle Enforces Middle Class Message," by Laurie Fumea, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
"A Citizen of the Mirage," by Sinclair Lewis, part 1. Introduction by Todd Stanley
"Sinclair Lewis Conference 2005: A Journal," by Jacqueline Koenig

Fall 2005 (14.1)

"Society Sponsors Third Lewis Conference in Sauk Centre," by Robert L. McLaughlin, Illinois State University
"Erumaa Gantorii," by Rusty Allred (discussion of Japanese translation of Elmer Gantry)
"The German Translator of It Can't Happen Here," by Frederick Betz, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
"The Lorinda Mystique," by Mary Krones, Illinois State University (about women in It Can't Happen Here)
"On a First Name Basis," by Michael Carroll Dooling (a friendship that Lewis shared with E. Robert Stevenson)
"Clearing the Smoke: Babbitt's 'Curious Inscription,'" by Michael Carroll Dooling

Spring 2005 (13.2)

"The Great American Jewish Nightmare," by Ralph Goldstein (about Philip Roth's The Plot Against America)
"Sinclair Lewis and Bret Easton Ellis, 'He-Man' to 'It-Boy': A Study of Commodity Culture through Generations," by Paul Vincent McInnes
"'A Warrior of the Spirit': Dorothy Thompson, 1893-1961," by Thomas P. Raynor
"If George Babbitt Were a Woman," by Sally E. Parry, Illinois State University (on the Emma McChesney series by Edna Ferber)
"One View of The God-Seeker," by Dave Rowe
"The Algonquin: Hotel for Artists and Writers"
"Meeting Sinclair Lewis: First Encounters and Initial Impressions, Part II," Compiled by Dana Cook
"Love on the Run: Balancing Marriage and Work," by Thomas P. Raynor (on the marriage of Dorothy Thompson and Sinclair Lewis)

Fall 2004 (13.1)

"Memories of the Sinclair Lewis Memorial Service," by John Kleinschmidt
"Fay Wray, Lewis's Theatrical Collaborator, Dies"
"Our Literary Diogenes": rev. of Sinclair Lewis as Reader and Critic by Martin Bucco, by Frederick Betz, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
Sinclair Lewis at the ALA Conference: Abstracts of

     "Sinclair Lewis and Americans Abroad," by Stephen L. Tanner

     "From the Cultural Margin: Sinclair Lewis's Quest for Symbolic Goods," by Madeline Walker
"Japanese Adventures with Sinclair Lewis," by Rusty Allred
"Babbitt's Mysterious Inscription," by Ingrid Wilson
"Lewis and the Literary Immortality Polls of 1936 and 1948," by Frederick Betz, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
"Meeting Sinclair Lewis: First Encounters and Initial Impressions, Part I" Compiled by Dana Cook

Spring 2004 (12.2)

"Grant Wood's Main Street"
"The Plight of 'Nhu-Yok' and 'Wash-Yn-Tun': Sinclair Lewis and John Ames Mitchell," by Martin Bucco, Colorado State University
"The Fountain of Youth: Scandal and Black Oxen" by Sally E. Parry, Illinois State University
"Teaching Kingsblood Royal: Student Responses to Issues of Race" by Sally E. Parry, Illinois State University
Student Responses:
"Blackmailed by Love" by Brianne Marshall
"Vestal's Diary" by Monica Nohren
"Confrontation" by Christy Turner
"Timeline of Race and Literature in America" by Karen Chachere

Fall 2003 (12.1)

"Main Street at the Great American History Theatre in St. Paul: A Review," by George Killough"
"Main Street Revisited," by Robert L. McLaughlin, Illinois State University
"Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings on Sinclair Lewis: Glimpses Too Brief," by Rodger L. Tarr, Illinois State University
"The Lewis-Hemingway Connection-Again," by Martin Bucco, Colorado State University
"More on the Thoreau Connection," by George Killough, College of St. Scholastica
"Main Street Invites Interpretations: Theater Review," by Carolyn Petrie, St. Paul Pioneer Press
"Lewis as Pornography," by Sally E. Parry, Illinois State University

Spring 2003 (11.2)

"Interview with Richard Lingeman," by Sally E. Parry, Illinois State University
"Lewis Catches Flivver Fever: Author Enjoyed the Early Motoring Days," by Dave Simpkins, Sauk Centre Herald
"Arrowsmith in Japanese," by Rusty Allred
"Lewis, London-and Hemingway?," by Robert E. Fleming, University of New Mexico
"Edith Wharton in Sinclair Lewis," by Martin Bucco, Colorado State University
"The Art of the Literary Feud," rev. of Literary Feuds: A Century of Celebrated Quarrels-From Mark Twain to Tom Wolfe by Anthony Arthur;

   by Sally E. Parry, Illinois State University

"Hemingway Read Some Lewis," by Hilary Justice, Illinois State University
"Enlightened on Lewis," by Dave Simpkins, Sauk Centre Herald

Fall 2002 (11.1)

"Sinclair Lewis, Jack London, and the 'Bo-Teaser,'" by Jerry Leath Mills
"My Love Affair with Sinclair Lewis," by Lisa Napoli
"Roundup of Reviews of Sinclair Lewis: Rebel from Main Street, Part II"
"Mr. Hardy and Mr. Lewis," by Martin Bucco, Colorado State University
"Literary Style in Lingeman's Lewis Biography, Rebel from Main Street," by Frederick Betz
"A Model for Elmer Gantry?: New Biography of William Stidger is Published

Spring 2002 (10. 2)

"Summaries of Reviews of Sinclair Lewis: Rebel from Main Street by Richard Lingeman "
"'He Really Cared': A Review of Rebel from Main Street," by Sally E. Parry, Illinois State University
"Teaching Main Street: What Happens after the Novel Ends?," by Sally E. Parry, Illinois State University
"It Can't Happen Here as a Poem," by Pamela Troy (with permission from the Democratic Underground)
Elmer Gantry 75th Anniversary Centerfold

Fall 2001 (10.1)

"The Education of the Eye," Review of Minnesota Diary, 1942-1946 by Sinclair Lewis, ed. by George Killough; by Roger Forseth
"Two Notes to a Low, Dishonest Decade: Sinclair Lewis's It Can't Happen Here and Saul Bellow's 'The Hell It Can't,'" by Roger Forseth
"Poe in Lewis," by Martin Bucco, Colorado State University
"Standardization and Conformity: A Critical Study of Sinclair Lewis's Babbitt," by Lucy Zhang
"The Mice: Lewis Story Becomes a Musical"
"The Woolworth Connection: Sinclair Lewis, C.S. Lewis, and John Updike," by Kathryn Lindskoog
"Lewis's Grandson Writes a Novel"

Spring 2001 (9.2)

"Delicate Fellows and Fugitives from Rage," by Ralph Goldstein
"Writers at Work: A Visit with Barnaby Conrad," by Brooke Hessler
"Huh: Knowledge, Truth, and Reading against the Text in Arrowsmith," by Robert L. McLaughlin, Illinois State University
"Minnesota Diary is Published"
"Modern Library to Reprint Kingsblood Royal"
"Sinclair Lewis and the Book," by Martin Bucco, Colorado State University
"Lewis and Claude Washburn," by John L. Washburn
"Sketching Utopia: Three Reviews" by Peter Paulino, Richard Lingeman, and Clare Eby

Fall 2000 (9.1)

"Successful Sinclair Lewis Conference 2000"
"Sinclair Lewis Conference 2000: A Journal," by Jacqueline Koenig
"Pickerbaugh Was a Genius!," by Marcia K. Buchs, Illinois State University
"Teaching Arrowsmith" by Sally E. Parry, Illinois State University
"Sherlock Holmes Meets Sinclair Lewis," by Martin Bucco, Colorado State University
"Sinclair Takes Tea," by Nancy Potter Woodson
"Arrowsmith and Modern Medicine"
"Sinclair Lewis and George Seldes," by Mitch Freedman

Spring 2000 (8.2)

"Making the World a Better Place: Lewis's Advice to a Teacher"
"Fascists in America: Gender and Dystopia in It Can't Happen Here and The Handmaid's Tale," by Sally E. Parry, Illinois State University
"The Nation Reprints Lewis Essays"

Fall 1999 (8.1)

"Trouble on Main Street" by Sally E. Parry, Illinois State University
"The Road to Understanding and Reform in Kingsblood Royal," by Robert Sheckler
"Sinclair Lewis and Lewis Carroll," by Martin Bucco, Colorado State University
"Robert Ingersoll and Sinclair Lewis"

Spring 1999 (7.2)

"Sinclair Lewis's The Trail of the Hawk: The Western Looks to the Future," by Robert E. Fleming
"Collecting Sinclair Lewis," by Stephen R. Pastore
"Sinclair Lewis Days; A Celebration with Character," by Cari Coleman, Illinois State University
"Sinclair Lewis and Diane of the Green Van," by Martin Bucco, Colorado State University
"C-Span Visits Sauk Centre"
"Lewis and The Golden Violet"

Fall 1998 (7.1)

"Sinclair Lewis - Minnesota Rustic," by George Killough, College of St. Scholastica
"Backwoods Isolationism versus Medical Imperialism in Sinclair Lewis's Arrowsmith," by Stephanie Browner
"The Anniversary Editions of Sinclair Lewis Novels," by Jeffrey M. Halperin
"Sinclair Lewis on Western Writers," by Martin Bucco, Colorado State University
"Teaching Babbitt," by Ralph Goldstein
"On the Road to Babbitt," Review of If I Were Boss: The Early Business Stories of Sinclair Lewis, edited by Anthony Di Renzo; by Clare Eby
"Uncle Hal: Isabel Lewis Agrell's Sinclair Lewis Remembered," rev. by George Killough, College of St. Scholastica
"Sinclair Lewis and Travels with Charley," by Jacqueline Koenig

Spring 1998 (6.2)

"Chicagoland Theatre Presents Musical of Lewis's Elmer Gantry," by Robert L. McLaughlin, Illinois State University
"Devoto's Mountain Time: Arrowsmith after Arrowsmith," by Robert E. Fleming, University of New Mexico
"A Guide to Films Based on the Works of Sinclair Lewis," by Stephen E. Pastore
"Robert Bly Urges 'Writing with Soul,'" by David Simpkins, Sauk Centre Herald

Fall 1997 (6.1)

"Lifting the Schorer Curse: The Burden of a Biography," by Richard Lingeman
"Conference Celebrates Anniversaries of Lewis's Babbitt, Kingsblood Royal," by David Simpkins, Sauk Centre Herald
"Society and Foundation Join to Sponser Successful Sinclair Lewis Conference," by Sally E. Parry, Illinois State University
"The Reconstruction of Minnesota's Main Street," by Jacqueline Koenig
"A Diary of the Sinclair Lewis Conference," by Jacqueline Koenig
"A Bed and Breakfast at Twin Farms," by Michael Frank

"Vermont's Award-Winning Twin Farms," by Jerry Weil

"Lewis's Early Fiction Still Resonates Today," rev. of If I Were Boss: The Early Business Stories of Sinclair Lewis,

  ed. by Anthony Di Renzo (Southern Illinois University Press, 1997), by Linda Laird Giedl

"At Last," rev. of Sinclair Lewis: A Descriptive Bibliography, A Collector's and Scholar's Guide to Identification

  by Stephen R. Pastore (Yale Books, 1997), by Daniel Chabris

"Even at 70, Elmer Gantry is Wickedly Funny: A Satirical Look at Evangelism Lewis-Style," by Roger K. Miller
"Sauk Centre Welcomes Lewis's Granddaughter," by Roberta Olson

"Writer's Hometown Showers Granddaughter Lesley Lewis with Celebrity Status," by Kris Bergquist

"Nobel Love Letters," by Kevin Duchschere
"Sinclair Lewis Essay Winners Awarded Scholarships," includes essays by Rebecca Ann Stepan (Grand Prize winner)

  and Sabrina Marthaler (1st Runner Up)
Abstracts: From Papers Presented at the Sinclair Lewis Conference
     "Babbitt; The Literary Dimension," by Martin Bucco, Colorado State University
     "A Manless Novel in a Manly Time," by Todd Michael Stanley
     "Sinclair Lewis on the Nineties," by Nancy Bunge, Michigan State University
     "Neil Kingsblood: The Not so Tragic Mulatto," by Jean Mullin Yonke
     "Literary and Racial Tensions in Kingsblood Royal," by M. Ellen DuPree, University of Nevada, Reno
     "Vision, Progress, and Regular Guys: George F. Babbitt's Rhetorical Ideals," by Brooke Hessler, Texas Christian University
     "Jazzing Up American History: Using Babbitt and Elmer Gantry to Teach the History of the 1920s," by Jane Lamm Carroll, College of St. Catherine
     "It Can't Happen Here: The Liberal Imagination in an 'Age of Ideology,'" by Jonathan Veitch, The New School for Social Research
     "Iron George: Myths of Masculinity in Sinclair Lewis's Babbitt and Mantrap," by Sally E. Parry, Illinois State University
     "From Stereotyping to Social Critique: Babbitt's Italian Fortune During the Fascist Years," by Valerio C. Ferme, University of California, Berkeley
     "Deconstructing Culture in Kingsblood Royal," by Robert L. McLaughlin, Illinois State University
     "Babbitt: The Middle-Class Malcontent," by Catherine Jurca, California Institute of Technology
     "Heinrich Mann's Der Untertan: 'A German Main Street' and More," by Frederick Betz, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale

Spring 1997 (5.2)

"Mantrap, The Movie," by Sally E. Parry, Illinois State University
"From the Lewis Archives II," by Roger Forseth
"Wells Lewis," by Sally E. Parry, Illinois State University
"Love Letters from a Wordsmith," by Rene Kaluza
"Former US Army Sergeant Shares a Lewis Memory," by Erin Hollis, Illinois State University

Fall 1996 (5.1)

"A Tempest in a Teapot over Tennis as I Play It," by Stephen R. Pastore.
"Major New Study of the 1920s Novels: Review of The Rise of Sinclair Lewis, 1920-1930, by James M. Hutchisson" rev. by George Killough
"Joyce Lyng Tends the Sinclair Lewis Memory," by Jeanne Olson
"Minneapolis Bookseller, Collector Spent Afternoon with Lewis," by Anne Robinson
"March 8, 1925: Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis," by Henry Logan Stuart

Spring 1996 (4.2)

"Reflections on Sauk Centre: Visiting Lewis's Hometown," by Jacqueline Koenig
"Revisiting Main Street," Review of Main Street by Sinclair Lewis, ed. with a biographical explanation and explanatory notes by Martin Bucco;

   by James M.   Hutchinsson, The Citadel
"Teaching Sinclair Lewis: Getting Kingsblood Royal," by Robert L. McLaughlin, Illinois State University
"Dodsworth, the Musical, Reviewed," by Peter Filichia
"How One Little Town Changed the Whole American Landscape: 75 Years after Main Street, Novel Still Holds up a Mirror," Roger K. Miller
"Minnesota Historical Society Acquires Lewis Letters"

Fall 1995 (4.1)

Abstracts: From Papers Presented at the 1995 American Literature Association Conference
     "Carol Kennicott's Curious Conversion: A Turnerian Reading of Main Street," by Jon W. Brooks, Okaloosa-Walton Community College
      "Tropic of Zenith: Babbitt as Field Study," by David J. Knauer, Purdue University
       "Dodsworth, Character Designs, and Frank Lloyd Wright," by Jay Williams, University of Chicago

"Elmer Gantry, the Musical, Returns"

"'Carol's Revolution': A Rejoinder," by Martin Bucco, Colorado State University
"Sauk Centre Celebrates 75th Anniversary of Main Street"

"Young Man with a Problem," rev. of They Still Say No, by Wells Lewis, by Sally E. Parry, Illinois State University

"St. Cloud Times Celebrates Lewis in Connection with the 75th Anniversary of the Publication of Main Street"

    "Book Shows Conflict Between Individual, Community: enduring theme is the courtship of woman and her new town," by Roger Forseth

     "Don't Look Down on Anyone: Lewis's book poked fun at those with small-minded values," by Lawrence Ianni

     "For Today's Students, Book Still Raises Critical Questions," by Sally Parry

     "People, Towns Have Flaws, Retain Hope: Book's main character returns to town aware of her limits," by George Killough

Spring 1995 (3.2)

"Richard Lingeman and the New Sinclair Lewis Biography," an interview
"A Revolution of One," rev. of The Job, by Sinclair Lewis; by Clare Virginia Eby
"From the Lewis Archives I," by Roger Forseth
"Carol's Revolution," Review of Main Street: The Revolt of Carol Kennicott, by Martin Bucco; by Caren J. Town, Georgia Southern University
"Harvey Taylor and Jack London's Purchase of Sinclair Lewis's Plots: A Posthumous Saga," by Jacqueline Tavernier-Courbin

Fall 1994 (3.1)

"Edith Wharton and Grace Lewis," by James M. Hutchisson
"It Can't Happen Here, Again," Review of It Can't Happen Here, by Sinclair Lewis, Introduction by Perry Meisel;

   by Robert L. McLaughlin, Illinois State University
"Intruder Heroines: Carol Kennicott and Ann Vickers," Review of Child Brides and Intruders, by Carol Wershoven;

   by Francesca Sawaya, Illinois State University
"Teaching Sinclair Lewis: Main Street Still Mainly Main Street," by George Killough, College of St. Scholastica
Abstracts: From Papers Presented at the 1994 American Literature Association Conference
"Paul De Kruif and the Composition of Arrowsmith," by James M. Hutchisson, The Citadel
"The Mine of Lost Souls: Generational History in Sinclair Lewis's Free Air and Douglas Coupland's Shampoo Planet," by Edward Watts
"Sinclair Lewis and William Faulkner: Quest for Integrity," by Dmitry and Julia Palievsky

Spring 1994 (2.2)

Abstracts: From Papers Presented at the Symposium on American Realism and Naturalism
"'A Scarlet Tanager on an Ice-Floe': Women, Men, and History on Main Street," by Caren J. Town, Georgia Southern University
"American Voices in Sinclair Lewis's It Can't Happen Here," by Robert L. McLaughlin, Illinois State University
"Boundary Ambiguity and Abortion: Women's Choices in Sinclair Lewis's Ann Vickers and Kingsblood Royal," by Sally E. Parry, Illinois State University
"Teaching Sinclair Lewis: From Resentment to Recognition: Babbitt in the Classroom," by Clare Virginia Eby
"The Life of Babbitt," Review of Babbitt: An American Life, by Glen A. Love; by James M. Hutchisson, The Citadel

Fall 1993 (2.1)

Abstracts: From papers Presented at the 1993 American Literature Association Conference
"Lewis on Authorship," by Martin Bucco, Colorado State University
"'All of Us Americans at 46': The Making of Sinclair Lewis's Babbitt,": by James M. Hutchisson, The Citadel
"Babbitt as Veblenian Critique of Manliness," by Clare Eby
"Sinclair Lewis's 'Minnesota Diary' and His Devotion to Thoreau," by George Killough, College of St. Scholastica
"A Romance Of Manners and Class," rev. of Free Air, by Sinclair Lewis, edited by Robert E. Fleming; by Roger Forseth
"The Reviewers Reviewed: Part II," by Robert L. McLaughlin, Illinois State University
"An American Classic Returns," by David Ramsey

Spring 1993 (1.2)

"Teaching Sinclair Lewis: Using Students as Experts," by Sally E. Parry, Illinois State University
"The Library of America Lewis: The Reviewers Reviewed," by Robert L. McLaughlin, Illinois State University
"Three Lewis Letters," by R. R. Centing, The Ohio State University Libraries
"Bibliographical Notes," by Robert E. Fleming, University of New Mexico

Fall 1992 (1.1)

"Teaching Sinclair Lewis: It Can't Happen Here in the Classroom (Or Can It?)," by Robert L. McLaughlin, Illinois State University
" Canonized - At Last," Review of Main Street and Babbitt, edited by John Hersey; by Roger Forseth
"New Production of It Can't Happen Here Opens in San Francisco"
"The Sinclair Lewis Society"
"Twayne to Publish Critical Volumes on Lewis"