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Annual Bibliography of

Literary Criticism on Don DeLillo, 2002

Compiled by Philip Nel.

Last revised 24 July 2006.

Annesley, James. "'Thigh Bone Connected to the Hip Bone': Don Delillo's Underworld and the Fictions of Globalization." Amerikastudien/American Studies 47.1 (2002): 85-106.

Barrett, Laura. "'How the dead speak to the living': Intertextuality and the Postmodern Sublime in White Noise." Journal of Modern Literature 25.2 (2001-2002) 97-113. <>. (Available to subscribers of Project Muse.)

Bilton, Alan. "Don DeLillo." An Introduction to Contemporary American Fiction. New York: New York University Press, 2002. 17-50.

Bloom, Harold, ed. Bloom's Modern Critical Interpretations: Don DeLillo's White Noise. New York: Chelsea House, 2002.

---. Bloom's Modern Critical Views: Don DeLillo. New York: Chelsea House, 2002.

Boling, Ronald J. "Escaping Hitler in DeLillo's White Noise." Philological Review 28.2 (Fall 2002): 63-81.

Bonca, Cornel. "Being, Time, and Death in DeLillo's The Body Artist." Pacific Coast Philology 37 (2002): 58-68.

Carmichael, Thomas. "'Of All Art...': The Twentieth-Century Image or, on a Certain Elegiac Feeling in Late-Century Narrative." Wascana Review of Contemporary Poetry and Short Fiction 37.1 (Spring 2002): 76-80.

Conte, Joseph. "Noise and Signal: Information Theory in Don DeLillo's White Noise." Design and Debris: A Chaotics of Postmodern American Fiction. University of Alabama Press, 2002. 112-139. See also the concluding chapter, "The Superabundance of Cyberspace: Postmodern Fiction in the Information Age," which addresses Underworld on pages 215-219.

Cowart, David. Don DeLillo: The Physics of Language. University of Georgia Press, 2002.

Dewey, Joseph, Steven G. Kellman, and Irving Malin, eds. Under/Words: Perspectives on Don DeLillo's Underworld. University of Delaware Press, 2002. Contents:

Dewey, J. "What Beauty, What Power": Speculations of the Third Edgar"

Yetter, David. "Subjectifying the Objective: Underworld as Mutable Narrative."

McMinn, Robert. "Underworld: Sin and Atonement."

Cowart, David. "Shall These Bones Live?"

Kellman, Steven. "DeLillo's Logogenetic Underworld."

Parrish, Timothy. "DeLillo and Pynchon."

Ostrowski, Carol. "Underworld and Mason & Dixon: Conspiratorial Jesuits."

Greiner, Donald. "DeLillo, John Updike, and the Sustaining Power of Myth."

Gass, Joanne. "Nick Shay and Nick Carrway: The Myth of the American Adam."

Gleason, Paul. "DeLillo and T. S. Eliot: Redemption of America's Atomic Waste Land."

Fitzpatrick, Kathleen. "The Unmaking of History: Baseball, the Cold War, and Underworld."

Myers, Thomas. "Underworld; or How I stopped Worrying and Learned to Live the Bomb: DeLillo and Kubrick."

Nadel, Ira. "The Baltimore Cathchism: or Comedy in Underworld."

Duvall, John. Don DeLillo's Underworld: A Reader's Guide. New York and London: Continuum Publishing, 2002.

Haney, William S. II. "Don DeLillo's White Noise: The Aesthetics of Cyberspace." Culture and Consciousness: Literature Regained. Lewisburg, PA: Bucknell University Press, 2002. 136-55.

Hardin, Michael. "Postmodernism's Desire for Simulated Death: Andy Warhol's Car Crashes, J. G. Ballard's Crash, and Don DeLillo's White Noise." LIT: Literature, Interpretation, Theory 13.1 (2002): 21-50.

Heise, Ursula K. "Die Zeitlichkeit des Risikos im amerikanischen Roman der Postmoderne." Zeit und Roman: Zeiterfahrung im historischen Wandel und asthetischer Paradigmenwechsel vom sechzehnten Jahrhundert bis zur Postmoderne. Ed. Martin Middeke. Wurzburg, Germany: Konigshausen & Neumann, 2002. 373-94.

---. "Risk and Narrative at Love Canal" Literature and Linguistics: Approaches, Models, and Applications. Eds. Marion Gymnich, Ansgar Nunning, Vera Nunning. Trier, Germany : Wissenschaftlicher, 2002. 77-99.

---. "Toxins, Drugs, and Global Systems: Risk and Narrative in the Contemporary Novel." American Literature 74.4 (December 2002): 747-78. <>. (Available to subscribers of Project Muse.)

Kaloustian, David. "Media Representations of Disaster in Don DeLillo's White Noise." CEA Magazine: A Journal of the College English Association, Middle Atlantic Group 15 (2002): 12-23.

Nel, Philip. "'Amid the Undeniable Power of the Montage': Modern Forms, Postmodern Politics, and the Role of the Avant-Garde In Don DeLillo's Underworld." The Avant-Garde and American Postmodernity: Small Incisive Shocks. Jackson and London: University Press of Mississippi, 2002. 96-115.

---. "Don DeLillo's Return to Form: The Modernist Poetics of The Body Artist." Contemporary Literature 43.4 (Winter 2002): 736-59.

Olster, Stacey. "A Mother (and a Son, and a Brother, and a Wife, et al.) in History: Stories Galore in Libra and the Warren Commission Report." Productive Postmodernism: Consuming Histories and Cultural Studies. John N. Duvall, ed. With an afterword by Linda Hutcheon. Albany: SUNY Press, 2002. 43-60.

Passaro, Vince. "Don DeLillo and the Twin Towers." Before and After: Stories from New York. Ed. Thomas Beller. New York: Mr. Beller's Neighborhood Books, 2002. 68-70.

Russo, John Paul. "DeLillo: Italian American Catholic Writer." Altreitalie 25 (2002): 4-29.

Spencer, Nicholas. "Beyond the Mutations of Media and Military Technologies in Don DeLillo's Underworld." Arizona Quarterly 58.2 (Summer 2002): 89-112.

Treguer, Florian. "Ordre et désordre du sens dans The Names de Don DeLillo." Imaginaires [French Review of Anglo-American Studies] 8 (2002): 207-222.

Wilcox, Leonard. "Don DeLillo's Underworld and the Return of the Real." Contemporary Literature 43.1 (2002): 120-37.

Wolf, Philipp. "Baseball, Garbage and the Bomb: Don Delillo, Modern and Postmodern Memory." Anglia: Zeitschrift fur Englische Philologie [Journal of English Philology]. 120.1 (2002): 65-85.


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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