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Annual Bibliography of

Literary Criticism on Don DeLillo, 2008

Compiled by Philip Nel and Karim Daanoune.

Last revised 12 August 2012.

Boxall, Peter. "'There's no lack of void': waste and abundance in Beckett and DeLillo." SubStance 37:2 (2008): 56–70.

Chodat, Robert. Worldly Acts and Sentient Things: The Persistence of Agency from Stein to DeLillo. Ithaca: Cornell UP, 2008.

Crosthwaite, Paul. "Fiction in the Age of the Global Accident: Don DeLillo's Cosmopolis." Static: Journal of the London Consortium 7 (2008): <>.

Duvall, John N., ed. The Cambridge Companion to Don DeLillo. Cambridge UP, 2008.

Duvall, John N., "Introduction: The power of history and the persistence of mystery." 1-10.

Nel, Philip. "DeLillo and modernism." 13-26.

Knight, Peter. "DeLillo, postmodernism, postmodernity." 27-40.

Boxall, Peter. "DeLillo and media culture." 43-52.

Dewey, Joseph. "DeLillo's apocalyptic satires." 53-65.

Engles, Tim. "DeLillo and the political thriller." 66-76.

Olster, Stacey. "White Noise." 79-93.

Green, Jeremy. "Libra." 94-107.

O'Donnell, Patrick. "Underworld." 108-121.

Helyer, Ruth. "DeLillo and masculinity." 125-136.

Osteen, Mark. "DeLillo's Dedalian artists." 137-150.

Cowart, David. "DeLillo and the power of language." 151-165.

McClure, John A. "DeLillo and mystery." 166-178.

Conte, Joseph M. "Conclusion: Writing amid the ruins: 9/11 and Cosmopolis." 179-192.

Green-Lewis, Jennifer, and Margaret Soltan. Teaching Beauty in DeLillo, Woolf, and Merrill. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.

Helyer, Ruth. "Taking Possession of Knowledge: The Masculine Academic in Don DeLillo's White Noise." Masculinities in Text and Teaching. Ed. Ben Knights. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008. 205-219.

Kauffman, Linda S. "The Wake of Terror: Don DeLillo’s 'In The Ruins of The Future,' 'Baader-Meinhof,' and Falling Man." Modern Fiction Studies 54.2 (Summer 2008): 353-377. <>. (Available to subscribers of Project Muse.)

Keskinen, Mikko. "The Ghost in the Tape Machine: Posthumous Voice and Residual Presence in Don DeLillo's The Body Artist."Audio Book: Essays on Sound Technologies in Narrative Fiction. Lanham, Md.: Lexington Books, 2008. 93-119.

Kessel, Tyler. “A Question of Hospitality in DeLillo’s The Body Artist.” Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction. 49.2 (2008): 185-204.

Khalifa, Salah Elmoncef bin. "Historiographer, Archeologist, Diagnostician: Don DeLillo’s Underworld and the inscriptions of the commonplace." Angelaki: Journal of the Theoretical Humanities 13:1 (April 2008): 149-165.

Knight, Peter. "Beyond the Cold War in Don DeLillo’s Mao II and Underworld."American Fiction of the 1990s: Reflections of History and Culture, ed. Jay Prosser. New York and London: Routledge, 2008. 193-205.

Laist, Randy. "DeLillo’s Only Intertextual Character: Tracing White Noise’s Murray Siskind Back to DeLillo’s Pseudonymous Novel Amazons." The Explicator 66:2 (2008): 115–118.

---. "Oedison rex: the art of media metaphor in Don DeLillo's Americana." Modern Language Studies 37:2 (2008): 50–63.

McDonald, Brian J. "'Nothing you can believe is not coming true': Don DeLillo's Underworld and the end of the Cold War gothic." 
Gothic Studies 10:2 (2008): 94–109.

Naas, Michael. “House Organs: The Strange Case of the Body Artist and Mr. Tuttle.” Oxford Literary Review 30:1 (2008): 87–108.

Rizza, Michael James. "The Dislocation of Agency in Don DeLillo's Libra." Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction. 49.2 (2008): 171-184.

Schuster, Marc. Don DeLillo, Jean Baudrillard, and the consumer conundrum. Youngstown, NY: Cambria Press, 2008.

Tamanini, Laurent. "Ekphrasis filmique et hypotypose cinématographique dans Outremonde [Underworld] de Don DeLillo." Loxias 22 (2008): <>.

Tate, Andrew. Contemporary Fiction and Christianity. London: Continuum Literary Studies, 2008. 60–66.

Thurgar-Dawson, Chris. "Fated Landscape: choropetic practise in DeLillo’s Underworld." Anglia 126:2 (2008): 363–379.

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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