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Thomas Travers

The Representation of Capital in the Fiction of Don DeLillo

My research is focussed on the representation of capital in the fiction of Don DeLillo, in particular, the production of human misery, environmental degradation, and exhausted landscapes. Drawing on a Marxist critical vocabulary, the thesis explores how DeLillo’s aesthetic form registers primitive accumulation, surplus population, and financial deterritorialization, and potentially renders the limits of capital visible.

Supervisor: Professor John Kraniauskas