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Annual Bibliography of

Literary Criticism on Don DeLillo, 2000

Compiled by Philip Nel.

Last revised 5 August 2004.

Begley, Adam. "DeLillo, Don." The Reader's Guide to Contemporary Authors. Ed. Laura Miller with Adam Begley. New York: Penguin Books, 2000. 111-13.

Berube, Michael. "Endpaper" on Underworld. Context: A Forum for Literary Arts and Culture 5 (Fall 2000): <>.

Camargo, Diva Cardoso de, and Gisele Manganelli Fernandes. "Uma Aplicacao das Modalidades Tradutorias em White Noise, de Don DeLillo." Estudos Linguisticos 29 (2000): 468-73.

Daniele, Daniela. "Don DeLillo: La storia in moviola." Scrittori e finzioni d' America: Incontri e cronache, 1989-99. Turin, Italy: Bollati Boringhieri, 2000. 103-22.

doCarmo, Stephen N. "Subjects, Objects, and the Postmodern Differend in Don DeLillo's White Noise." Lit: Literature Interpretation Theory 11.1 (July 2000): 1-33.

Eid, Haidar. "White Noise: A Late Capitalist World of Consumerism." Consumption, Markets & Culture 3.3. London: Harwood Academic Publishers and The Gordon and Breach Publishing Group, 2000. 215-238.

Fernandes, Giséle Manganelli. "Literatura e História: Kennedy e Oswald na visão de Don DeLillo." ["Literature and History: Kennedy and Oswald in DeLillo's view"]. Stylos 1 (2000): 35-52.

---. "Don DeLillo’s Novels and a 'McDonaldized' Society." Ilha do Desterro 39 (July/Dec 2000): 147-65.

Happe, François. "Le banal et l'événement: la 'Belle Noiseuse' de White Noise de Don DeLillo", Revue Française d'Etudes Americaines 85 (juin 2000): 23-32.

---. Don DeLillo: la fiction contre les systèmes. collection Voix amériacines. Paris: Belin, 2000.

Hardin, Michael. "What Is the Word at Logos College? Homosocial Ritual or Homosexual Denial in Don DeLillo's End Zone." Journal of Homosexuality 40.1 (2000): 31-50.

Heffernan, Nick. "National Allegory and the Romance of Uneven Development: The Names." Capital, Class and Technology in Contemporary American Culture. London: Pluto Press, 2000. 179-204.

Heller, Arno. "Simulacrum vs. Death: An American Dilemma in Don DeLillo's White Noise." Kraus, Elisabeth and Carolin Auer, eds., Simulacrum America: The USA and the Popular Media. (Rochester, NY: Camden House, 2000): 37-48.

Hendin, Josephine Gattuso. "Italian American Insights and the Nineties." Italian Americana 18.1 (Winter 2000): 46-54.

Hutchinson, Stuart. "What Happened to Normal? Where is Normal? DeLillo's Americana and Running Dog." Cambridge Quarterly 29.2 (2000):117-32.

Lentricchia, Frank. "Aristotle and/or DeLillo." South Atlantic Quarterly 99.2/3 (2000): 605-607 <>. (Available to subscribers of Project Muse.)

Keskinen, Mikko. "To What Purpose Is This Waste? From Rubbish to Collectibles in Don DeLillo's Underworld." American Studies in Scandinavia 2000 (32.2): 63-82.

Knight, Peter. Conspiracy Culture: From the Kennedy Assassination to "The X-Files". London: Routledge, 2000. The chapter "Plotting the Kennedy Assassination," addresses Libra, and "Everything is Connected" discusses Underworld.

Marks, John. "Underworld: The People are Missing." Deleuze and Literature, ed. Ian Buchanan and John Marks. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2000. 80-99.

Melley, Timothy. "Secret Agents." Empire of Conspiracy: The Culture of Paranoia in Postwar America. Ithaca: Cornell UP, 2000. 133-159 [Libra].

Millard, Kenneth. Contemporary American Fiction: An Introduction to American Fiction since 1970. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2000. Brief sections on White Noise (pp. 122-31), Mao II (131-38), Underworld (138-146) and End Zone (221-25).

Moran, Joe. "Don DeLillo and the Myth of the Author-Recluse." Journal of American Studies April 2000 (34.1): 137-52.

---. "Silence, Exile, Cunning and So On: Don DeLillo." Star Authors: Literary Celebrity in America. London and Sterling, Virginia: Pluto Press, 2000. 116-131.

Nel, Philip. "Underworld by Don DeLillo." Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction. Vol. 12. Ed. Mark W. Scott. Farmington Hills, MI: The Gale Group, 2000. 445-61.

O'Donnell, Patrick. Latent Destinies: Cultural Paranoia in Contemporary U.S. Narrative. Duke UP, 2000. The book devotes part of Chapter 1 ("Headshots") to Libra, and all of Chapter 5 ("Under History, Underworld") to Underworld.

Osteen, Mark. American Magic and Dread: Don DeLillo's Dialogue with Culture. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2000.

Parrish, Timothy L. "The Lesson of History: Don DeLillo's Texas Schoolbook, Libra." Clio 30.1 (Fall 2000): 1-23.

Pifer, Ellen. Demon or Doll: Images of the Child in Contemporary Writing and Culture. University Press of Virginia, 2000. See chapter 11, "The Child as Mysterious Agent: DeLillo's White Noise." 212-32.

Rump, Keiran. "The Wilder State in DeLillo's White Noise." Notes on Contemporary Literature March 2000 (30.2): 10-12.

Ruppersburg, Hugh, and Tim Engles, editors. Critical Essays on Don DeLillo. G. K. Hall, 2000.

Saltzman, Arthur. "The Figure in the Static: Don DeLillo's White Noise." This Mad "Instead": Governing Metaphors in Contemporary American Fiction. Columbia: South Carolina UP, 2000. 33-48.

Slethaug, Gordon. Beautiful Chaos: Chaos Theory and Metachaotics in Recent American Fiction. Albany: State U of New York P, 2000. [Mao II, pp. 49-56, 82-91 and 149-50; White Noise, pp. 32-37, 56-58 and 82-95.]

Soltan, Margaret. "From Black Magic to White Noise: Malcolm Lowry and Don DeLillo." A Darkness That Murmured: Essays on Malcolm Lowry and the Twentieth Century. Eds. Frederick Asals and Paul Tiessen. University of Toronto Press, 2000. 200-222.

Stockinger, Michael. "Experiments on Living Matter or How to Save the Narrative from Extinction: The Unfinished Story of Jean Baudrillard's and Don DeLillo's Cultural Pathology." Kraus, Elisabeth and Carolin Auer, eds., Simulacrum America: The USA and the Popular Media. (Rochester, NY: Camden House, 2000): 49-67.

Tanner, Tony. "Don DeLillo and 'the American mystery': Underworld." The American Mystery: American Literature from Emerson to DeLillo. Cambridge UP, 2000. 201-21.


This page is a work in progress. Any other already-published works to add? Please send the full citation to Philip Nel, who will first verify it and then add it to the bibliography. Thank you.



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