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Toxic Bodies, Corporate Poisons: Local Risks and Global Systems

Ursula K. Heise

in Sense of Place and Sense of Planet: The Environmental Imagination of the Global

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195335637
eISBN:
9780199869022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335637.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter, building on Ch. 4, analyzes the representation of local risk scenarios in two American novels that focus on exposure to chemical toxins, Don DeLillo’s White Noise and Richard Powers’s ... More


Unseen and Unremarked On: Don DeLillo and the Failure of the Digital Humanities

Mark L. Sample

in Debates in the Digital Humanities

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677948
eISBN:
9781452948379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677948.003.0019
Subject:
Education, Philosophy and Theory of Education

This chapter examines how digital humanities have failed scholars of Don DeLillo or other contemporary fiction. The most promising, rewarded, or recognized work in the digital humanities has centered ... More


9/11 and the Literature of Terror

Martin Randall

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748638529
eISBN:
9780748651825
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638529.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This book explores the fiction, poetry, theatre and cinema that have represented the 9/11 attacks. Works by Martin Amis, Ian McEwan, Don DeLillo, Simon Armitage and Mohsin Hamid are discussed in ... More


“Holy Shit!”: Don DeLillo, Underworld

Mark C. Taylor

in Rewiring the Real: In Conversation with William Gaddis, Richard Powers, Mark Danielewski, and Don DeLillo

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231160414
eISBN:
9780231531641
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231160414.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter presents a reading of Don DeLillo's Underworld (1997). The novel is one of the richest explorations of the complexities and contradictions of life during the latter half of the twentieth ... More


All Power to the Networks!

Sorin Radu Cucu

in The Underside of Politics: Global Fictions in the Fog of the Cold War

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823254347
eISBN:
9780823260997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254347.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter presents a reading of A Tomb for Boris Davidovich (1977) by the Yugoslavian writer Danilo Kiš and Don DeLillo's Libra. A Tomb for Boris Davidovich explores the way networks of power and ... More


Introduction: Postwar Fiction, the Fact/Value Problem, and the Literary Response to Logical Positivism

Michael LeMahieu

in Fictions of Fact and Value: The Erasure of Logical Positivism in American Literature, 1945-1975

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199890408
eISBN:
9780199369652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199890408.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Although routinely dismissed by literary critics, the philosophy of logical positivism, often considered the antithesis of literary postmodernism, exerted a determining influence on the development ... More


Don DeLillo’s Academia: Revisiting the New Class in White Noise

Stephen Schryer

in Fantasies of the New Class: Ideologies of Professionalism in Post-World War II American Fiction

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157575
eISBN:
9780231527477
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157575.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses Don DeLillo's novel, White Noise, focusing on the protagonist's remark that in contemporary America “there is a teacher for every person. Everyone I know is either a teacher or ... More


‘Beyond Belief’: McEwan, DeLillo and 110 Stories

Martin Randall

in 9/11 and the Literature of Terror

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748638529
eISBN:
9780748651825
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638529.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter discusses Ian McEwan's Beyond Belief, and the novelists' initial responses to the events of 9/11. 110 Stories: New York Writes after September 11 and Don DeLillo's ‘In the Ruins of the ... More


Maximal Aesthetics: Network Novels

Patrick Jagoda

in Network Aesthetics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226346489
eISBN:
9780226346656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226346656.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The network novel is a late-twentieth-century literary genre that reworks and intensifies the cultural concerns regarding a world interconnected by communication and transportation networks, and made ... More


Writing In the Wake of 9/11

Catherine Morley

in American Thought and Culture in the 21st Century

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748626014
eISBN:
9780748670673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748626014.003.0016
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Focusing on long and short prose pieces which emerged in the immediate aftermath of the September 11 terrorist attacks, this chapter traces the shift from writers’ personal responses to the events to ... More


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