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Jon Dietrick

Associate Professor

Academic Division: Arts & Humanities
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Bio

Professor Dietrick teaches intermediate and advanced literature courses such as Business and American Drama, Modern Drama, and The London Stage. Professor Dietrick’s research deals mainly with literary representations of business and economic life. He is the author of the book Bad Pennies and Dead Presidents: Money in Modern American Drama. Additionally his work has appeared in journals such as American Drama, Twentieth-Century Literature, and the Journal of International Women’s Studies.

Academic Degrees

  • Ph D, University of Connecticut
  • MA, University of Connecticut
  • BA, Wilkes University

Academic Interests

Drama and Performance Theory; American Literature; Literature and Economic Thinking; American Realism and Naturalism

Awards & Honors

  • 2009 - Course Release Award, Babson Faculty Research Fund
  • 2008 - Summer Stipend, Babson Faculty Research Fund
  • 2002 - Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, University of Connecticut
  • 2001 - Pre-Doctoral Fellowship, University of Connecticut
  • 2000 - Summer Fellowship, University of Connecticut

Courses

Degree Courses 2016-2017
  • LVA 2031: BUSINESS AND AMERICAN DRAMA (LIT)
Degree Courses 2015-2016
  • LIT 4600: MODERN DRAMA
  • LIT 3693: THE LONDON STAGE IN WINTER
  • ENG 4610: MAKING A SCENE: FUND OF DRAMATIC SCENE C

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Dietrick, J.M. (2007). “Making it ‘Real’: Money and Mimesis in Suzan-Lori Parks’s Topdog/Underdog” . , 16(1)
  • Dietrick, J.M. (2006). “’Real Classical Money’: Naturalism and David Mamet’s American Buffalo” . Twentieth-Century Literature, 52(3 )
  • Dietrick, J.M. (2003). “Seeing Battle, Knowing War: Feminist Re-Visioning in Hortensia Papadat-Bengesçu’s ‘The Man Whose Heart They Could See’”. Journal of International Women’s Studies, 4(2)

Books

  • Dietrick, J.M. (2012). Bad Pennies and Dead Presidents: Money in Modern American Drama. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

Book Chapters

  • Dietrick, J.M. (in press). "An Idiom That is a Kind of Vision of the World': David Rabe's Plays of the 1970s". In Michael Vanden Heuvel, Julia Listengarden, Brenda Murphy (Ed.), American Playwriting of the 1970s (Decades of American Playwriting series).. London: Bloomsbury
  • Dietrick, J.M. (2013). “Literary and Real-Life Salesmen and the Performance of Class.” . In Ron Scapp and Brian Seitz (Ed.), Living with Class: Philosophical Reflections on Identity and Material Culture. New York, NY: Palgrave MacMillan
  • Dietrick, J.M. (2010). “A Full Refund Aint Enough”: Money in Suzan-Lori Parks’s Red Letter Plays.” . In Philip Kolin (Ed.), Essays on Suzan-Lori Parks. New York: McFarland
  • Dietrick, J.M. (2010). “’The Jungle is Dark and Full of Diamonds’: Natural Value and the Logic of Naturalism in Death of a Salesman.” . In Brenda Murphy (Ed.), Pasadena, CA: Salem Press
  • Dietrick, J.M. (2003). "Bums".A Theodore Dreiser Encyclopedia. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press
  • Dietrick, J.M. (2003). “The Bowery Mission”.A Theodore Dreiser Encyclopedia. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press
  • Dietrick, J.M. (2003). “The Pushcart Man” .A Theodore Dreiser Encyclopedia. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press

Book Reviews

  • Dietrick, J.M. (2009). Review of Suzan-Lori Parks by Deborah Geis. , Vol 52
  • Dietrick, J.M. (2004). "Book Review: The Cambridge Companion to David Mamet". The David Mamet Review

Presentations

  • “’To Pay My Underminers in Their Coin’: Money as Scriptile Object in
Milton’s Late Works.”
    Dietrick, J. “’To Pay My Underminers in Their Coin’: Money as Scriptile Object in
Milton’s Late Works.” Renaissance Society of America Annual Conference, Berlin, Germany (2015)
  • Circulating Black Bodies and ‘New Money’ in August Wilson’s Joe Turner’s Come and Gone
    Dietrick, J. Circulating Black Bodies and ‘New Money’ in August Wilson’s Joe Turner’s Come and Gone Northeast Modern Language Association , Rochester, NY (2012)
  • Money and Language in Mamet's Business Plays
    Dietrick, J. Money and Language in Mamet's Business Plays Association for Jewish Studies, Washington DC (2011)
  • Jewish-American Identity Construction in Mamet's Business Plays
    Dietrick, J. Jewish-American Identity Construction in Mamet's Business Plays Association for Jewish Studies Annual convention(2011)
  • Blood Money and Bad Pennies: Monstrous Money in Sidney Kingsley's Dead End
    Dietrick, J. Blood Money and Bad Pennies: Monstrous Money in Sidney Kingsley's Dead End Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association, Boston, MA (2009)
  • Money and Economic Exchange on the American Stage
    Dietrick, J. Money and Economic Exchange on the American Stage Northeast Modern Language Association, Boston, MA (2009)