THE LITERARY INDEX

LITERARY CRITICISM AND ANALYSIS OF NOVELS AND POETRY

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White Noise
By Don DeLillo

An essay by Tim Engles, an assistant professor at Eastern Illinois University, examining the issue of white racial identity in DeLillo's novel.
A paper by Jiann-guang Lin investigating the role of technology in White Noise, arguing that DeLillo's narrative is essentially postmodern, reading the novel from a science fiction context, and exploring issues of identity in an information society.
A paper by Jonathan F. Bassett, an Assistant Professor at Lander University, which draws on the psychological theories of Ernest Becker and Robert Jay Lifton for an exploration of the protagonist of White Noise.
An academic article by Bradley Butterfield of the University of Wisconsin which provides a Baudrillardian reading of DeLillo's postmodern novel.
In this academic article Haidar Eid of Rand Afrikaans University assesses the characters and themes of White Noise with particular attention to Baudrillard's concept of simulacra.
An essay by Paul Privateer of Arizona State University analyzing DeLillo's novel from within the context of how advertising media impacts on society.