Conference Itinerary

Day 1

Friday, April 28

The New School, Auditorium, 

66 West 12th Street, NYC 10011

4:00-5-00 PM: Registration (66 West 12th Street Lobby)

5:00-6:00 PM: Welcome: Joseph Salvatore / Keynote: Vince Passaro

6:15-8:00 PM: Panel 1: Mysticism, Contemporaries, Identity, and Dark Times

  • Scott Cheshire, "Don DeLillo's Gods: A Taxonomy"
  • Tyler Malone, “‘You Have Not Convinced Me’: David Markson, Don DeLillo, and the Narcissism of Minor Difference”
  • Fred Gardaphe, “Masquerade Americana: Don DeLillo's Italianitá in a Minor Key”
  • Andrea Scrima: “(Re)reading Don DeLillo in Dark Times”

8:00-9:00 PM: Wine and Cheese Reception 

Day 2

Saturday, April 29

The New School, Auditorium, 

66 West 12th Street, NYC 10011

9:00-10-00 AM: Registration and Coffee (66 West 12th Street Lobby)

10:00-11:45 AM: Panel 2: Correspondence, Prologues, Walls, and Humor

  • David Winters: "Captain Fiction & Captain America: Don DeLillo's Correspondence with Gordon Lish"
  • Matt Bell:  "The Departure from the Departure: On DeLillo's Prologues"
  • Anne Margaret Daniel: "Pafko and the Wall: On Liberty" 
  • Ed Park: “‘It’s Raining Now’: DeLillo as Comic Novelist”

11:45 AM-12:30 PM: Break for Lunch

12:45-2:15 PM: Panel 3: Media, Trump, Post-Truth, New York City, History

  • Tracy O’Neill: “Over-spilling the News: Perceiving the Media Event in the Fiction of Don DeLillo”
  • Randy Laist: “TrumpLillo: American Misshapens”
  • Olivia Kate Cerrone: “The Unraveling of America: Don DeLillo in an Age of Post-Truth, Violence and the Media”
  • John Domini: “Up the Aisle Through a Thousand Beating Hearts: DeLillo’s Reinvention of New York”
  • MC Armstrong: "Back in the USSR: Returning to History in Don DeLillo's Zero K."

2:30-4:00 PM: Panel 4: Ratner’s Star, Death, America, Race, Post-Underworld

  • Carolyn Kellogg: “Ratner’s Star: Math is Hard”
  • Albert Mobilio: “Disastrously in Death: Don DeLillo’s Mortal Combat””
  • Sunil Yapa: "Halfway Hopeful: DeLillo and the Revolution"
  • John Keene: “The Underworld of Underworld: Race and DeLillo’s Urban Topos”
  • Jacqueline Zubeck: “The Word for Currency: DeLillo's Post-Underworld Novels”

4:00-4:15 PM: Closing Remarks