Dissertations listed below include substantive discussion of Philip Roth’s fiction.
Azen, Shirley Primack. “Laughter and Trembling: Humor, Eiron, and Schlemiel in Greek and Jewish Writing.” Diss. U of California, Santa Cruz, 1991.
Balter, Barrie. “American ‘I-deologies’: The Personal and the Political in the Post-Vietnam Novel.” Diss. City U of New York, 2008.
Barmor, Yitzhak. “The Father Figure in Jewish-American Literature.” Diss. Kent State U, 1988.
Baskin, Jason M. “Embodying Experience: Romanticism and Social Life in the Twentieth Century. Diss. Princeton U, 2008.
Benatov, Joseph. “Looking in the Iron Mirror: Eastern Europe in the American Imaginary, 1958-2001.” Diss. U of Pennsylvania, 2008.
Blassingame, Susan Kay. “Blurring the Lines: Richard M. Nixon and Historical/Fictive Boundaries.” Diss. Texas Christian U, 1993.
Brühwiler, Claudia Franziska. “Political Initiation in the Works of Philip Roth.” Diss. Universität St. Gallen, 2010.
Cardon, Lauren S. “Marrying in and out of Whiteness: Twentieth-Century Intermarriage Narratives.” Diss. Tulane U, 2008.
Casteel, Sarah Phillips. “New World Pastoral: Landscape and Emplacement in Contemporary Writing of the Americas.” Diss. Columbia U, 2003.
Chandler, Aaron. “Pursuing Unhappiness: City, Space, and Sentimentalism in Post-Cold War American Literature.” Diss. U of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2009.
Cohen, Samuel. “The Novel of Retrospect in American Fiction of the 1990s: Pynchon, Morrison, Roth.” Diss. City U of New York, 2003.
Danziger, Marie A. “Text/Countertext: Fear, Guilt, and Retaliation in Three Postmodern Novels.” Diss. Boston U, 1992.
Decurtis, Anthony Raymond. “Contemporary American Fiction and the Process of Fictionalization.” Diss. Indiana U, 1980.
Dragulescu, Luminita M. “The Trauma of Race, the Race of Trauma: American Culture between Radical Segregation and ‘Political Correctness.’” Diss. West Virginia U, 2011.
Dromi, Dalia. “Configurations of Christ in Jewish and Hebrew Literature.” Diss. U of California, Los Angeles, 2000.
Edwards, Beverly. “Zuckerman Bound: The Artist in the Labyrinth.” Diss. Lehigh U, 1987.
Ehrlich, William A. “The Happiest Boy in the World.” Diss. Drew U, 2007.
Fisk, Gloria Lynn. “Tragic Knowledge in Postmodern Novels.” Diss. City U of New York, 2003.
Fowler, Marilyn Stachenfeld. “The Prism of Self: The Fiction of Philip Roth.” Diss. U of California, San Diego, 1985.
Franco, Dean Joseph. “Reading the Multicultural Moment: A Theory of American Literature.” Diss. U of Southern California, 2000.
Fullerty, Matthew H. G. “The British and American Academic Novel. The “Professorromane”: The Comic Campus, the Tragic Self.” Diss. George Washington U, 2008.
Furman, Andrew Scott. “Israel Through the Jewish American Imagination: A Survey of Jewish American Literature on Israel, 1928-1993.” Diss. Pennsylvania State U, 1995.
George, Alexander. “Philip Roth’s Confessional Narrators: The Growth of Consciousness.” Diss. Loyola U of Chicago, 1979.
Gerstle, Ellen Lee. “Constructing Truth and Reality: An Examination of Philip Roth’s ‘Written and Unwritten Worlds.’” Diss. Drew U, 1999.
Gibson, Katrin. “‘Identity crises’ of Passing Figures: Physical or Social Death in Nella Larsen’s Passing, Fannie Hurst’s Imitation of Life, Henry Louis Gates, Jr.’s The Passing of Anatole Broyard and Philip Roth’s The Human Stain.” Diss. Univ. Zürich, 2010.
Gillota, David. “Belly Laughs: Body Humor in Contemporary American Literature and Film.” Diss. U of Miami, 2008.
Goldhor, Ruth Anne. “The Interaction of Rhetoric and Aesthetic in the Artist Tales of Contemporary American-Jewish Writers.” Diss. U of Texas, Austin, 1993.
Grumberg, Karen. “The Poetics of Place: Unraveling Home and Exile in Jewish Literature from Israel and the United States.” Diss. U of California, Los Angeles, 2004.
Hogan, Jerry Bruce. “The Problem of Identity in the Fiction of Philip Roth.” Diss. Arizona State U, 1979.
Israel, Jeffrey. “Jewish Humor and the Political Ethics of De-Stigmatization.” Diss. U of Chicago, 2011.
Jaffe-Foger, Miriam. “Cross-Ethnic Mediums and the Autobiographical Gesture in Twentieth-Century American Literature.” Diss. Rutgers, 2008.
Kapelovitz, Abbey Poze. “Mother Images in American-Jewish Fiction.” Diss. U of Denver, 1985.
Klimek, Julia. “Conversions and Counter-Narratives: Jewish American Autobiographies in the Twentieth Century.” Diss. U of California, Davis, 2001.
Lambert, Joshua N. “Unclean Lips: Obscenity and Jews in American Literature.” U of Michigan, 2009.
Lehmann, Sophia Badian. “In Pursuit of a Past: History and Contemporary American Jewish Literature.” Diss. State U of New York at Stony Brook, 1997.
Lewis, Robert William. “Sport and the Fiction of John Updike and Philip Roth.” Diss. Ohio State U, 1973.
Loschen, Christopher Thomas. “‘A Competent Keyless Citizen’: Complex Agency in James Joyce’s Ulysses, Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man, and Philip Roth’s Operation Shylock.” Diss. Brandeis U, 1996.
Love, Christopher D. “Creating Tragic Spectators: Rebellion and Ambiguity in World Tragedy.” Diss. U of Michigan, 2009.
Mackin, Jonna. “Subject to Laughter: Comedy and Ethnicity in Contemporary American Fiction.” Diss. U of Pennsylvania, 2001.
Marino, Andrew. “Heroic Image in Three American Writers: Norman Mailer, Saul Bellow, and Philip Roth.” Diss. U of Essex, 1992.
McClanahan, Annie J. “Salto Mortale: Narrative, Speculation, and the Chance of the Future.” Diss. U. of California, Berkeley, 2010.
McDaniel, John Noble. “Heroes in the Fiction of Philip Roth.” Diss. Florida State U, 1972.
Milowitz, Steven Marc. “Philip Roth Considered: The Concentrationary Universe of the American Writer.” Diss. New York U, 1996.
Miller, Martha Gimpel. “Tevye’s Daughters: Jewish Experience and Women’s Identity in the United States.” Diss. U of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2000.
Moran, Joseph Patrick. “The American Author as Celebrity.” Diss. U of Sussex, 1995.
Nadon, Robert Joseph. “Urban Values in Recent American Fiction: A Study of the City in the Fiction of Saul Bellow, John Updike, Philip Roth, Bernard Malamud, and Norman Mailer.” Diss. U of Minnesota, 1969.
Naydan, Liliana. “Faith in Fiction: American Literature, Religion, and the Millennium.” Diss. State U of New York at Stony Brook, 2011.
Nyhammer, Diane L. “The Strange Truths about Higher Education: ‘Fictional’ Representations of Organizational Culture and Governance in Four Academic Novels.” Diss. Loyola U Chicago, 2007.
Nysenholc, Judith. “Ghostwriters: Remembering the Holocaust in America.” Diss. U of Wisconsin – Madison, 1996.
O’Donoghue, Gerard Martin. “The Orphan’s Kaddish: The Paternal Thanatographies of Paul Auster and Philip Roth.” Diss. Oxford U., 2010.
Omer-Sherman, Ranen. “‘Finding One’s Own Jerusalem’: The Jewish American Narrative Imagination and the Rhetoric of Zionism.” Diss. U of Notre Dame, 2000.
Pagano, Rachel. “Depictions of Suburbia in America Fiction.” Diss. Columbia U, 2001.
Petty, William Reese. “Writing Ghosts: Counterlives/Counter-Memories in Philip Roth’s Later Work.” Diss. U of Oregon, 1994.
Quart, Babara. “The Treatment of Women in the Work of Three Contemporary Jewish-America Writers: Mailer, Bellow, and Roth.” Diss. New York U, 1979.
Radu-Cucu, Sorin. “The Underside of Politics: Postmodernism, Political Mythology and the Cold War.” Diss. State U of New York at Buffalo, 2007.
Ramos, Matthew. “Sacrifices on the High Altar of Art: A Kleinian Reading of Philip Roth’s Zuckerman Novels.” Diss. U of Essex, 2011.
Rand, Naomi Rose. “Roth, Morrison, and Silko: Studies in Survival.” Diss. City U of New York, 1995.
Rodgers, Bernard F., Jr. “Stalking Mr. Reality: The Fiction of Philip Roth.” Diss. U of Chicago, 1975.
Roth, David Sidney. “The Strongest Link: A Study of the Family in the Fiction of Three Major Jewish-American Novelists: 1945-70.” Diss. Kent State U, 1974.
Rothberg, Michael Phillip. “Documenting Barbarism: Memory, Culture, and Modernity after the ‘Final Solution.’” Diss. City U of New York, 1995.
Royal, Derek Parker. “More Than Jewish Mischief: Postmodern Ethnicity in the Later Fiction of Philip Roth.” Diss. Purdue U, 2000.
Searles, George John. “The Fiction of Philip Roth and John Updike.” Diss. State U of New York at Binghamton, 1979.
Seidel, Matthew David. “The Comic Bildungsroman: Evelyn Waugh, Samuel Beckett, and Philip Roth.” Diss. U. of California, Berkeley, 2010.
Steed, Jason Paul. “Joke-Making Jews/Jokes Making Jews: Essays on Humor and Identity in American Jewish fiction.” U of Nevada, Los Vegas, 2004.
Streip, Katherine Anne. “Laughter and Resentment: Marcel Proust, Jean Rhys, and Philip Roth.” Diss. U of California, Berkley, 1996.
Tanenbaum, Laura. “‘Sundered by a Memory;’ The Sixties in Historical Novels and Films of the Postwar United States.” Diss. New York U, 2003.
Taylor, Charles Lavalle, III. “Figurations of the Family in Fiction by Toni Morrison, John Updike, James Baldwin, and Philip Roth.” Diss. U of Michigan, 1996.
Taylor, Dale M. “The Discourse of Interracial and Multicultural Identity in 19th- and 20th- Century American Literature.” Diss. Indiana U of Pennsylvania, 2007.
Tedder, Charles. “Utopian Discourse: Identity, Ethnicity, and Community in Post-Cold War American Narrative.” Diss. U. of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2010.
Tolchin, Karen Rebecca. “Part Blood, Part Ketchup: Coming of Age in America with J. D. Salinger, Philip Roth, John Irving, Edith Wharton, and Jamaica Kincaid.” Diss. Brandeis U, 2000.
Vik, Susan Frances. “A Study of Sexuality in Selected American Novels since 1945.” Diss. U of Rhode Island, 1981.
Whitton, Steven J. “The Mad Crusader: The Quest as Motif in the Jewish Fiction of Philip Roth and Bernard Malamud.” Diss. U of South Carolina, 1973.
Witters, Sean A. “The Logic of the Brand: Literary Authenticity and the Modern American Novel.” Diss. Brandeis U., 2010.