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"The Body Artist:" Don DeLillo Conference

Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 9:00 am to 4:30 pm

The Auditorium, Room A106, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall 66 West 12th Street, New York, NY 10011

Join us for a two-day conference on the artistry of the acclaimed novelist, playwright and essayist, Don DeLillo. The keynote address will be delivered by novelist and critic, Vince Passaro.

The conference title, "The Body Artist," refers not specifically to DeLillo’s 2001 novel, but to DeLillo himself, an artist who has spent a career dramatizing personal encounters with impersonal systems, the human body facing the inhuman machine. The event will feature panels and presentations predominantly by literary artists, fiction writers thinking about this fiction writer’s work—what it is, what it has meant, and what it means now.

The conference will consider not only DeLillo's themes—paranoia, global terrorism, underground conspiracies, consumerism, digital technology, media, gender, and race—but also his craft, humor, language, style, spirituality and Catholicism, Italian-American identity, and his representations of New York, the city in which the conference will take place.

For the full conference schedule, please visit here.

Sponsored by Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students and the Creative Writing Program at The New School.

Event Type

Conferences and Symposia


General Public


Writing and Literature


Schools of Public Engagement, Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students


Writing, Humanities




$15, general public; $10 non-New School students; Free to New School students using their university email address as proof.

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Getting Here

Detailed Directions

By Train:
The 4, 5, 6, N, R, Q and L to 14th St./Union Square.
The A, C and E to 14th St. and 8th Ave.
The 1, 2 and 3 to 14th St. and 7th Ave.
The F and M to 14th St. and 6th Ave.
PATH train to 14th St. and 6th Ave.

Event Registration Required

This event requires registration.