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Annual Bibliography of

Literary Criticism on Don DeLillo, 2009

Compiled by Karim Daanoune and Philip Nel.

Last revised 12 August 2012.

Adelman, Gary. "Original sin: the ineradicable stain in the novels of Don DeLillo." TriQuarterly 135/136 (2009): 434–45.

Amfreville, Marc. Ecrits en souffrance. Figures du trauma dans la littérature nord-américaine. Paris: Michel Houdiard Editeur, 2009.130–138.

Balter, Marie. “Secret Agency: American individualism in Oswald’s Tale and Libra.” Mailer Review 3:1 (Fall 2009): 133–172.

Bassett, Jonathan F. "Necessary madness in Don DeLillo's White Noise: Becker's twin ontological motives and the quest for symbolic immortality in the postmodern age." PsyArt 13 (August 2009): <>.

Burn, Stephen J. "Don DeLillo's Great Jones Street and the Science of Mind." Modern Fiction Studies 55.2 (Summer 2009): 349-368. <> (Available to subscribers of Project Muse.)

Chandler, Aaron. "'An Unsettling, Alternative Self': Benno Levin, Emmanuel Levinas, and Don DeLillo's Cosmopolis." Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction 50.3 (Spring 2009): 241-260.

Crawford, Karin L. "Gender and Terror in Gerhard Richter's October 18, 1977 and Don DeLillo's 'Baader-Meinhof.'" New German Critique: An Interdisciplinary Journal of German Studies 107 (Summer 2009): 207-230.

D’cruz, Adrene Freeda. "The Postmodern Cultural Matrix and the Post-industrial Social Structure: Don DeLillo’s White Noise." Literary Paritantra (Systems) 1:1-2 (Spring/Basant 2009): 77–82.

Dai, Xin. "Hitler's gas chamber and cloud of noxious chemicals in WhiteNoise." Forum for World Literature Studies 1:1 (2009): 167–71. (In Chinese.)

Devetak, Richard. "After the event: Don DeLillo’s White Noise and September 11 narratives." Review of International Studies 35:4 (2009): 795–815.

Gupta, Suman. Globalization and Literature. Cambridge: Polity Press, 2009. 14–19, 23, 25, 39, 46, 50–52, 152–159.

Hamilton, Geoff. "Between Mailer and DeLillo: The 'Affectless Person' in Robert Stone's A Hall of Mirrors." Arizona Quarterly: A Journal of American Literature, Culture, and Theory 65.2 (Summer 2009): 99-116.

Harding, Wendy. "New York Writing: Urban Art in Don DeLillo's Underworld.” Anglophonia 29 (2009): 467–478.

Hemming, Jeanne. "'Wallowing in the great dark lake of male rage': the masculine ecology of Don DeLillo's White Noise." 
Journal of Ecocriticism 1:1 (2009): 26–42.

Huang, Han-yu. "Trauma, Paranoia, and Ecological Fantasy in Don DeLillo's Underworld: Toward a Psychoanalytic Ethics of Waste." Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies 35.1 (Mar. 2009): 109-130.

Ickstadt, Heinz. "Replacing the 'urban sublime': the city in contemporary American fiction." Anglophonia 25 (2009) : 249–58.

Jiang, Xiaowei. "Retirement and reappearance: Don DeLillo's early novels." Forum for World Literature Studies 1:1 (2009): 186–97. (In Chinese.)

Karnicky, Jeffrey. "Avian Consciousness in Don DeLillo's The Body Artist." Anthrozoos: A Multidisciplinary Journal of The Interactions of People & Animals 22:1 (March 2009): 5–18.

Ludwig, Kathryn. "Don DeLillo's Underworld and the postsecular in contemporary fiction." Religion and Literature 41:3 (2009): 82–91.

Marelli, Cristina. "'Stabbed with self-awareness': The Body Artist di Don DeLillo." Confronto letterario 52 (2009): 503–11.

Martín-Salvan, Paula. Don DeLillo. Tropologías de la Postmodernidad. Córdoba: Servicio de Publicaciones de la Universidad de Córdoba, 2009.

---. "'A language not quite of this world': transcendence and counter-linguistic turns in Don DeLillo's fiction." Babel-Afial 18 (2009): 71–92.

Monaghan, Peter. "What If You Pull a Literary Hoax and Nobody Notices?" Chronicle of Higher Education 55.43 (Aug 2009): B16.

Morley, Catherine. "Chapter Five: Don DeLillo’s Underworld as Recycled American Epic." The Quest for Epic in Contemporary American Fiction: John Updike, Philip Roth and Don DeLillo. London and New York: Routledge, 2009. 119-147.

Versluys, Kristiaan. Out of the Blue: September 11 and the Novel. New York: Columbia University Press, 2009. 19–48.

Vogel, Shane. "By the light of what comes after: Eventologies of the ordinary." Women & Performance: a journal of feminist theory 19:2 (July 2009): 247–260.

Walton, Gary. "The triune trope of the 'falling man' in Don DeLillo's Falling Man: the commodification of 9/11 trauma." Kentucky Philological Review 24 (2009): 42–8.


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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