Is There a Don DeLillo Doctrine? ALA, May 22-25, 2014

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American Literature Association
May 22 – 25, 2014
Washington, DC
Don DeLillo Society

Is There a Don DeLillo Doctrine?
This year's American Literature Association conference will be held in Washington, DC, providing an apt occasion to analyze politics in the novels of Don DeLillo. From his first novel, _Americana_, though his essay "American Blood," to the recent _Point Omega_, Don DeLillo has examined America and what it means to be American from a wide variety of narrative and thematic perspectives. But has a larger ideology emerged? Is there a consistent—or inconsistent—political message in the forty year body of work? This panel welcomes papers that address these questions or explore any aspects of politics, government, or American identity in DeLillo's novels.
Please send your 250 word proposal and a brief CV to Jesse Kavadlo at by January 1st, 2014.
See the American Literature Association conference website here: