See also the general bibliography on Dunbar.
Aldrich, Abigail J. "The Hamilton Family and the Trials of Job: The Clash of Faith and Fate in Paul Lawrence Dunbar's the Sport of the Gods." CLA Journal 50.2 (2006): 219-37.
Baker, Houston A., Jr. "The 'Limitless' Freedom of Myth: Paul Lawrence Dunbar's the Sport of the Gods and the Criticism of Afro-American Literature." The American Self: Myth, Ideology, and Popular Culture. Ed. Sam B. Girgus. Albuquerque:U of New Mexico P, 1981. 124-143.
Bausch, Susan. "Inevitable or Remediable? The Historical Connection between Slavery, Racism, and Urban Degradation in Paul Laurence Dunbar's the Sport of the Gods." CLA Journal 45.4 (2002): 497-522.
Bearss, Linda. "Dunbar's Fiction: Transgressing the Limits of Realism to Breach the Horizon of Modernism." Midwestern Miscellany 34 (2006): 69-77. (Note: This is part of a special issue on Dunbar.)
Brezina, Jennifer Costello. "Public Women, Private Acts: Gender and Theater in Turn-of- the-Century American Novels." Separate Spheres No More: Gender Convergence in American Literature, 1830-1930. Ed. Monika M. Elbert. Tuscaloosa, AL: U of Alabama P, 2000. 225-42.
Candela, Gregory Louis. "Melodramatic Form and Vision in Chesnutt's the House Behind the Cedars, Dunbar's the Sport of the Gods, and Toomer's Cane." Dissertation Abstracts International 42.11 (1982): 4826A.
Candela, Gregory L. "We Wear the Mask: Irony in Dunbar's the Sport of the Gods." American Literature 48.1 (1976): 60-72.
De Santis, Christopher C. "The Dangerous Marrow of Southern Tradition: Charles W. Chesnutt, Paul Laurence Dunbar, and the Paternalist Ethos at the Turn of the Century." Southern Quarterly 38.2 (2000): 79-97.
Holder, Stephen C. "A Man of His Times: The Fiction of Paul Lawrence Dunbar." Midwestern Miscellany 34 (2006): 61-68.
Hurd, Myles. "Blackness and Borrowed Obscurity: Another Look at Dunbar's the Sport of the Gods." Callaloo 4.1-3 (1981): 90-100.
Inge, Casey. "Family Functions: Disciplinary Discourses and (De) Constructions of the 'Family' in the Sport of the Gods." Callaloo 20.1 (1997): 226-42.
Kirk, James A. "The Sport of the Gods: Religion and Sexuality in India." Iliff Review 35.2 (1978): 41-53.
Morgan, Thomas L. "The City as Refuge: Constructing Urban Blackness in Paul Laurence Dunbar's the Sport of the Gods and James Weldon Johnson's the Autobiography of an Ex-Coloured Man." African American Review 38.2 (2004): 213-37.
Rodgers, Lawrence R. "Paul Laurence Dunbar's the Sport of the Gods: The Doubly Couscious World of Plantation Fiction, Migration, and Ascent." American Literary Realism 24.3 (1992): 42-57.
Rosk, Nancy Von. "Coon Shows, Ragtime, and the Blues: Race, Urban Culture, and the Naturalist Vision in Paul Laurence Dunbar's the Sport of the Gods." Twisted from the Ordinary: Essays on American Literary Naturalism. Ed. Mary E. Papke. Tennessee Studies in Literature (Tstl) Number: 40. Knoxville, TN: U of Tennessee P, 2003. 144-68.
Sander, Reinhard W. "Five Early Afro-American Novels." Muse 8 (1976): 36-41.
Shaffer, Donald M., Jr. "Making Space(S): The Representation of Place and Identity in Black Migration Novels, 1902-1953." Dissertation Abstracts International, Section A: The Humanities and Social Sciences 66.7 (2006): 2581.
Thomas, Lorenzo. "Dunbar and Degradation: The Sport of the Gods in Context." Complexions of Race: The African Atlantic. Eds. Fritz Gysin and Cynthia S. Hamilton. Forecaast: Forum for European Contributions to African American Studies Number: 15: Lit, Münster, Germany Pagination: 159-79, 2005. x, 243.