12 August 2012: Finished the DDS bibliography updates. Apologies again for the delay.
6 August 2012: Back in January, our new bibliographer Karim Daanoune sent me updates for the DDS bibliography pages. I am only just now getting around to making some of her updates. Thus far, I've done 2010, 2011, and 2012 — and added the items from each of those annual bibliographies to the main Literary Criticism bibliography. More updates to come. In sum, the bibliographic deficiences have been and continue to be my fault, not hers.
22 January 2012: Call for Papers! "Riddled with Epiphanies": DeLillo, New York (April 20-21, 2012). Proposals due Feb. 28.
10 September 2011: Announcing Elections!
13 Deecember 2008: Thanks to our new newsletter editor and the contributors, the new issue is out!
24 August 2008: Have at last created the Annual Bibliography: 2008 page, and added these items to relavent sections of the Bibliography -- "Literary Criticism." Also, please take a look at the Events page for Mary Holland's call for papers on "DeLillo in the 21st Century."
27 May 2008: Thanks to Mark Osteen (our fearless leader) who filled in as acting Newsletter Editor, we have another newsletter. It includes some items that should have appeared in a much earlier newsletter. Special thanks to Julia Apitzsch and Marc Schuster for their patience.
31 May 2007: Thanks to our new Newsletter Editor, John Esther, we at last have a newsletter -- the first one in, er, some time. We would also like to welcome Matt King as our first official Listserv Manager. Finally, Dwight Garner's "Inside the List" in the May 27 2007 New York Times Book Review mentions the DeLillo Society:
it never occurred to me that the pronunciation of Don DeLillo’s last name was in dispute. How can you mangle “DeLillo”? But according to the Don DeLillo Society’s Web page, “How do you pronounce ‘DeLillo’?” is a frequently asked question. The site’s Web master provides this assessment: “Until hearing Mr. DeLillo pronounce his own surname during a 1997 radio interview, I was not 100 percent sure myself. He said, ‘Duh Lih Lo,’ with the primary accent on the second syllable, and the secondary accent on the first syllable. Phonetically, one might also write ‘D’Lih Lo.’ The ‘Duh’ or ‘D’ rhymes with ‘Dug,’ ‘Lih’ rhymes with ‘Lip,’ and ‘Lo’ rhymes with ‘Low.’ ” I’m glad that’s cleared up. DeLillo’s new novel, “Falling Man” (reviewed on our cover this week), has yet to crack the fiction list or appear on the extended list. He’s previously placed two books here — “Libra” had a five-week run in 1988, and “Underworld” spent 10 weeks on the list in 1997 and 1998.
To the best of my knowledge, this is the DDS's first mention in the Times.
26 April 2006: Daniela Daniele has edited an all-DeLillo issue of Nuova Corrente 52 (2005). I've added articles to relavent sections of the Bibliography -- "Literary Criticism," "Annual Bibliography of Literary Criticism: 2005," and "Works
by Don DeLillo" (because there's a new interview with DeLillo. Thanks to Mark Osteen, I've also added a few more pieces to the Bibliography.
1 March 2006: Updated the "Works
by Don DeLillo" section of the Bibliography to include DeLillo's new play, as well as some essays that Curt Gardner has listed on his Don DeLillo's America site. Also updated the Bibliography
of Literary Criticism to include Tim Engles and John N. Duvall's Approaches to Teaching White Noise (MLA, 2006), which is now out. I still need to add a new Annual Bibliography page for 2006, which I hope to do soon.
11 June 2005: Updated the Bibliography pages, adding a new page for the 2005 annual bibliography.
29 December 2004: As noted on the Events page, we're having a Don DeLillo Society Business Meeting, 12 noon, Wednesday, December 29. Rotunda (restaurant off lobby) of Ritz Carlton. New members welcome!
6 October 2004: In the past month (September), I've added a link to Don DeLillo's papers in the Links page and the "Works
by Don DeLillo" section of the Bibliography. See also the Events page for a new CFP.
18-19 January 2004: Updated all Bibliography pages and the Events page.
19 November 2003: David Cowart's Don DeLillo: The Physics of Language has been awarded the 2003 SAMLA Studies Book Award, given for the best scholarly book published in English by a member of SAMLA during the previous calendar year. The papeback version of Cowart's book, with a new chapter on Cosmopolis and "Baader-Meinhof," is out.
29 March 2003: Added DeLillo's March-April Tour Schedule. Cosmopolis is out. Also, as frequent visitors to the Bibliography pages will know, this section continues to grow.
25 April 2002: Added several
items to the Bibliography
pages, one of which deserves mention: DeLillo's
short essay on Libra (2 pages, pub.
2001), now listed in the "Essays"
section of "Works
by Don DeLillo"
11 April 2002: I continually update
pages without announcing that fact on this
"News" page, but a few recent additions deserve
mention. First, the latest DeLillo story (added
29 March) is now listed in the "Uncollected
Short Fiction" section of "Works
by Don DeLillo"; second, Pete Dempsey has
just sent me another article which, otherwise, I
never would have found: it was published in the
journal Over Here, and is now listed in
Noise" section of the "Journal
of Literary Criticism). So, thanks to
14 January 2002: Over the last few
weeks, I've updated the Bibliography
pages and added a Site
Map. And, just moments ago, I added a new
for papers to the Events
page. Take a look.
18 November 2001: Please see the
page for a call
for papers and news about our annual MLA
31 August 2001: I updated the
pages in July and again during this past week.
Have also added to the Events
page that DeLillo's Pafko at the Wall
(the novella that became Underworld's
prologue) will be published by Scribner in
14 May 2001: Please read the call
for papers (on the Events
page): John Duvall and Tim Engles are editing
Approaches to Teaching DeLillo's White Noise, and they invite
16 April 2001: Updated many of the
pages. Also, please take note of the ALA
session on The Body Artist, announced
on the Events
25 January 2001: The Body
Artist is out, and one article on the novel links back to the Don DeLillo Society, prompting me to add a DDS
in the News section to the Events
page. Please note the calls
for papers on that page, and see the
pages for new additions. If you know of works
that should be included but are not, please let
13 December 2000: Visit the Bibliography
pages for both a link to a new short play by
DeLillo (in the "Plays" sections of "Works
by Don DeLillo") and still more critical
1 December 2000: Look at the Events
page and the Bibliography
pages for new and forthcoming works on DeLillo
-- it's been a busy year. If you know of items
that are not listed, please send me an email
with the full citation. Thanks.
3 July 2000: Following its webmaster,
the Don DeLillo Society has moved to a new
Please update your bookmarks and links!
9 June 2000: On the Events
page, please note that Mark Osteen's new book on
DeLillo is now out (and so has been added to
relevant sections of the Bibliography).
Also on the Events
page, a book by Patrick O'Donnell (forthcoming
4 June 2000: Please visit the
page to see listings for a recent and
forthcoming conference panel.
30 May 2000: Congratulations to Mark
Osteen, new president of the Don DeLillo
Society. In addition to changing the list of
(on the "About"
page), I've added the publication of an excerpt
from End Zone to the "Uncollected
Short Fiction" section of the bibliography
(thanks to Curt Gardner for this
19 March 2000: New on the Events
page -- a call
for papers for the Midwest Modern Language
Association's November conference (submissions
due April 20).
19 February 2000: New on the Events
page -- a call
for submissions to a casebook on
17 February 2000: On the Events
page, under New
and Forthcoming Publications, you'll find a
tentative publication date and title for Don
DeLillo's next novel. That same section lists
new books by Arthur Saltzman and Timothy Melley,
both of which have chapters on DeLillo (both
have been added to relevant sections of the
Past Events (for 1999)
can be found on a separate page.
5 January 2000: Distributed MLA
meeting notes to members on the 3rd and, today,
made adjustments to the About,
pages. In particular, members and non-members
will want to read two new calls
for papers and a description of the DeLillo
session at the Twentieth-Century Literature
Conference. Please note, too, the appearance
of Mark Osteen's forthcoming book (listed with
and Forthcoming Publications). Finally,
please send me (Phil
Nel) your nominations for DeLillo Society
officers by 1 March 2000. Elections will be held
the week of March 15th.
6 October 1999: The first
issue of the Don DeLillo Society's
Newsletter is here. Further information about
the Don DeLillo Society's plenary
session (at MLA) can be found on the
page. Also on that page, under New
and Forthcoming Publications, you'll see
Critical Essays on Don DeLillo.
27 September 1999: See the Events
page for an MLA panel
session on DeLillo's Underworld.
26 September 1999: With thanks to
Joseph S. Walker's excellent "Don
DeLillo: A Selected Bibliography" (in
Modern Fiction Studies 45.3),
the Don DeLillo Society's bibliography of
criticism has undergone significant
expansion. In addition, both literary
critical and annual
bibliographies now list the contents of
And, as regular visitors may have noticed, other
items have been added to the bibliographies
during the past month or so.
1-2 July 1999: Sent out an announcement
about the Don DeLillo Society.
29 June 1999: Posted a Call
31 May - 28 June 1999: Established
website, bibliography, by-laws of organization,
and provided a general structure to the Don