Don DeLillo s White Noise

Under what forms does violence appear in White Noise and what analysis does
violence receive by the two major cultural interpreters in the work , Jack and
Murray ? The violence of Hitler and the Nazi era is always in the background , of

Author: Leonard Orr

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826414748

Category: Literary Criticism

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A critical examination of "White Noise" by Don Delillo, this title forms part of a series that aims to provide accessible and informative introductions to some of the most popular, most acclaimed and most influential novels of recent years. A team of contemporary fiction scholars from both sides of the Atlantic has been assembled to give a thorough and readable analysis of each of the novels in question.The books in the series all follow the same five-part structure: a short biography of the novelist; a full-length study of the novel, drawing out the most important themes and ideas; a summary of how the novel was received when it was first published; a summary of the novel's standing today, including any film or television adaptations; and a helpful list of discussion questions, suggestions for further reading, and useful websites.

Muting White Noise

for white, upper—middle—class women. After Thomas hears Betty and
Veronica's song near the end of the novel, he destroys the tape. Alexie continues:
“he ran around his house, grabbing photos and souvenirs, afraid that somebody
was ...

Author: James H. Cox

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806185465

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Native American fiction writers have confronted Euro-American narratives about Indians and the colonial world those narratives help create. These Native authors offer stories in which Indians remake this colonial world by resisting conquest and assimilation, sustaining their cultures and communities, and surviving. In Muting White Noise, James H. Cox considers how Native authors have liberated our imaginations from colonial narratives. Cox takes his title from Sherman Alexie, for whom the white noise of a television set represents the white mass-produced culture that mutes American Indian voices. Cox foregrounds the work of Native intellectuals in his readings of the American Indian novel tradition. He thereby develops a critical perspective from which to re-see the role played by the Euro-American novel tradition in justifying and enabling colonialism. By examining novels by Native authors—especially Thomas King, Gerald Vizenor, and Alexie—Cox shows how these writers challenge and revise colonizers’ tales about Indians. He then offers “red readings” of some revered Euro-American novels, including Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick, and shows that until quite recently, even those non-Native storytellers who sympathized with Indians could imagine only their vanishing by story’s end. Muting White Noise breaks new ground in literary criticism. It stands with Native authors in their struggle to reclaim their own narrative space and tell stories that empower and nurture, rather than undermine and erase, American Indians and their communities.

White Noise

Our constructions are mainly motivated by the development and applications of
the " causal " calculus of differential operators acting on functions of white noise ,
cf. , e.g. , Hida ( 1975a ) , Kubo and Takenaka ( 1980 , 1981 , 1982 ) , Kuo ...

Author: Takeyuki Hida

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780792322337

Category: Mathematics

Page: 516

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This monograph presents a framework for infinite dimensional analysis based on white noise. This approach, which has many areas of application is both intuitive and efficient. Among the concepts and structures generalized to an infinite dimensional setting in this book are: spaces of test and generalized functions, differential calculus, Laplacian and Fourier transforms and Dirichlet forms and their Markov processes. A multitude of concepts, such as Brownian motion functionals, falls into this framework. This book presents a simple, yet general theory of stochastic integration and also discusses construction quantum field theory and Feynman's functional integration. This volume will be of interest to mathematicians and scientists who use stochastic methods in their research. The book will be of particular value to mathematicians in probability theory, functional analysis, measure theory, potential theory, as well as to physicists and scientists in engineering.

White Noise Distribution Theory

1 Introduction to White Noise 1.1 What is white noise ? A musician thinks of white
noise as a sound with equal intensity at all frequencies within a broad band .
Some examples are the sound of thunder , the roar of a jet engine , and the noise
at ...

Author: Hui-Hsiung Kuo

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780849380778

Category: Mathematics

Page: 400

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Learn the basics of white noise theory with White Noise Distribution Theory. This book covers the mathematical foundation and key applications of white noise theory without requiring advanced knowledge in this area. This instructive text specifically focuses on relevant application topics such as integral kernel operators, Fourier transforms, Laplacian operators, white noise integration, Feynman integrals, and positive generalized functions. Extremely well-written by one of the field's leading researchers, White Noise Distribution Theory is destined to become the definitive introductory resource on this challenging topic.

New Essays on White Noise

a country committed to mass education, even at the higher levels, and White
Noise is a campus novel (of sorts). (2) DeLillo has pretty assiduously stayed
away from the domestic novel and the complacent realism regularly featured in
the New ...

Author: Frank Lentricchia

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521398930

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 115

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White Noise, the story of a professor of Hitler Studies and his family, has received much attention and critical acclaim. This collection of essays provides an overview of the author as well as the controversial novel.

Blackface White Noise

Author: Michael Rogin

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520921054

Category: Religion

Page: 336

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The tangled connections that have bound Jews to African Americans in popular culture and liberal politics are at the heart of Michael Rogin's arresting and unnerving book. Looking at films from Birth of a Nation to Forrest Gump, Rogin explores blackface in Hollywood films as an aperture to broader issues: the nature of "white" identity in America, the role of race in transforming immigrants into "Americans," the common experiences of Jews and African Americans that made Jews key supporters in the fight for racial equality, and the social importance of popular culture. Rogin's forcefully argued study challenges us to confront the harsh truths behind the popularity of racial masquerade.

White Boys White Noise Masculinities and 1980s Indie Guitar Rock

Remarkably, the latter passage comes from an article ('The New White Noise
Supremacists') about racism in punk, so Bangs quickly recants, but it's hard to
avoid the conclusion that his punk (incompetent, foolish, unsexy, alienated) was
an ...

Author: Dr Matthew Bannister

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409493741

Category: Music

Page: 228

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To what extent do indie masculinities challenge the historical construction of rock music as patriarchal? This key question is addressed by Matthew Bannister, involving an in-depth examination of indie guitar rock in the 1980s as the culturally and historically specific production of white men. Through textual analysis of musical and critical discourses, Bannister provides the first book-length study of masculinity and ethnicity within the context of indie guitar music within US, UK and New Zealand 'scenes'. Bannister argues that past theorisations of (rock) masculinities have tended to set up varieties of working-class deviance and physical machismo as 'straw men', oversimplifying masculinities as 'men behaving badly'. Such approaches disavow the ways that masculine power is articulated in culture not only through representation but also intellectual and theoretical discourse. By re-situating indie in a historical/cultural context of art rock, he shows how masculine power can be rearticulated through high, avant-garde, bohemian culture and aesthetic theory: canonism, negation (Adorno), passivity, voyeurism and camp (Andy Warhol and the Velvet Underground), and primitivism and infantilism (Lester Bangs, Simon Reynolds). In a related vein, he also assesses the impact of Freud on cultural theory, arguing that reversing binary conceptions of gender by associating masculinities with an essentialised passive femininity perpetuates patriarchal dualism. Drawing on his own experience as an indie musician, Bannister surveys a range of indie artists, including The Smiths, The Jesus and Mary Chain, My Bloody Valentine and The Go-Betweens; from the US, R.E.M., The Replacements, Dinosaur Jr, Hüsker Dü, Nirvana and hardcore; and from NZ, Flying Nun acts, including The Chills, The Clean, the Verlaines, Chris Knox, Bailter Space, and The Bats, demonstrating broad continuities between these apparently disparate scenes, in terms of gender, aesthetic theory and approaches to popular musical history. The result is a book which raises some important questions about how gender is studied in popular culture and the degree to which alternative cultures can critique dominant representations of gender.

White Noise

Those little white disks are superbly engineered. Laser technology, advanced
plastics. Dylar is almost as ingenious as the microorganisms that ate the
billowing cloud. Who would have believed in the existence of a little white pill that
works as ...

Author: Don DeLillo

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330474022

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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'America's greatest living writer.' - Observer Jack Gladney is the creator and chairman of Hitler studies at the College-on-the-Hill. This is the story of his absurd life; a life that is going well enough, until a chemical spill from a rail car releases an 'Airborne Toxic Event' and Jack is forced to confront his biggest fear - his own mortality. White Noise is an effortless combination of social satire and metaphysical dilemma in which Don DeLillo exposes our rampant consumerism, media saturation and novelty intellectualism. It captures the particular strangeness of life lived when the fear of death cannot be denied, repressed or obscured and ponders the role of the family in a time when the very meaning of our existence is under threat.

Through White Noise

WHITE. NOISE. Khalida's Story In this chapter, I am introducing my personal and
pedagogical background to the readers of this book. A prologue provides a
context, or a timeline around which the inward and outward, backward and
forward ...

Author: Khalida Tanvir Syed

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9462090408

Category: Education

Page: 132

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Through White Noise is structured around poetry and personal stories about living in liminal space that requires and encourages cultural sensitivity, awareness, and commitment for a just society. A prominent theme in this book is the challenge of reconciling the ideal of Canadian multiculturalism with experiences of marginalization and stereotyping. Before her arrival, Khalida imagined her new homeland as a multicultural rainbow arched over a diversity of races, beliefs and practices. Entering Winnipeg in the middle of winter, she was greeted with a white world: white people, white, snow-covered ground, white trees and a pale blue sky. Jon is a Caucasian professor from England who has a privileged position as an academic citizen. He felt responsible for enhancing his students? awareness of their perceptions, and the role they have in their teaching practices. Reena is a South Asian professor living in Quebec whose voice is combined with other educators as they address different racisms. The book inspires readers to embrace teaching and learning relationships that respect the dynamic spaces we live in locally and globally. Photo collage by Ray Dirks - Director Mennonite Heritage Centre Gallery, Winnipeg.

kamikaze white noise

mama loved her drink her new man and her mustang daddy? daddy thought life
was nothing more than black & white still photos framed in pain and willed his girl
the same but, she had a wicked smile with a face "that would let her get away" ...

Author: nicole i-nesca


ISBN: 1257632361



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White Noise

Author: Işın Tuna



Category: American fiction

Page: 85

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White Noise Theory of Prediction Filtering and Smoothing

to to Markov process ) defined on a o - additive probability space and a Gaussian
white noise that is not , and cannot be defined on a countably additive probability
space natural the problem . The stochastic calculus techniques used in ...

Author: Gopinath Kallianpur

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9782881246852

Category: Mathematics

Page: 614

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Based on the author’s own research, this book rigorously and systematically develops the theory of Gaussian white noise measures on Hilbert spaces to provide a comprehensive account of nonlinear filtering theory. Covers Markov processes, cylinder and quasi-cylinder probabilities and conditional expectation as well as predictio0n and smoothing and the varied processes used in filtering. Especially useful for electronic engineers and mathematical statisticians for explaining the systematic use of finely additive white noise theory leading to a more simplified and direct presentation.

Observations of White Noise

The reader of Marc M. Harrold's engaging Observations of White Noise might be
a lawyer highly learned in the subtleties of First Amendment law, or might equally
be a layperson to whom such issues would seem bewildering. The book offers ...

Author: Marc M. Harrold

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595372481

Category: Law

Page: 160

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Observations of White Noise An Acid Test for the First Amendment examines the current state of the First Amendment, its scope and design, and its place in popular culture. Lawyer Marc M. Harrold candidly examines both mainstream and cutting-edge topics, including an overview of the First Amendment and its unique character in comparison with the other Amendments that comprise the Bill of Rights. In engaging fashion, he reveals the illogical reasoning behind the Supreme Court's sex-only obscenity doctrine and the over-expansive insertion of the First Amendment into tort suits between private parties where the government is not directly involved. Advance Praise for Observations of White Noise- "Observations of White Noise is a clear and provocative interpretation of the present state of First Amendment law as it impacts our ever-evolving culture. Marc Harrold powerfully trumpets the importance of free speech and representative government in a democratic society. Professor Harrold offers deep insights by integrating critical analysis and perspective on how judicial interpretations of our beloved First Amendment shape our nation and its culture." -Hon. Kenneth W. Starr, Dean and Professor of Law, Pepperdine School of Law. Former Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals, Solicitor General of the United States, Independent Counsel on the Whitewater matter, and author of FIRST AMONG EQUALS: THE SUPREME COURT IN AMERICAN LIFE. "A timely and thoughtful exploration of the newest generation of challenges to our ongoing American debate over the meaning of the First Amendment, gracefully intertwining 'breaking news' with discussion of classic First Amendment conundrums." Rodney A. Smolla, Dean and Professor of Law, University of Richmond School of Law and author: DELIBERATE INTENT, JERRY FALWELL V. LARRY FLYNT: THE FIRST AMENDMENT ON TRIAL, and FREE SPEECH IN AN OPEN SOCIETY..

Communication Theory

We know that the autocorrelation function and the power spectral density forms a
Fourier transform pair . i.e. , R ( T ) HSV ) i.e. FT { R ( t ) } S ( ) R ( T ) = IFT { S ( F )
} Let us define autocorrelation function of white noise as , R ( T ) = Rw ( T ) and ...


Publisher: Technical Publications

ISBN: 9788184314472



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White noise requires only that noise spikes be independent of one another in
time or that they be statistically uncorrelated. Time independence places no limit
on the probability structure of any given noise spike. A given noise spike can be ...

Author: Bart Kosko

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440627150

Category: Science

Page: 272

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The science commentator author of the best-selling Fuzzy Thinking presents a scientific history of noise for general readers, defining noise as an unaesthetic signal that occurs at every level of the universe that has made significant contributions in each period from the ice age to the information age. 20,000 first printing.

Melody in the White Noise

Author: Son Ni




Page: 16

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Minimax Estimation of Nonparametric Regression Through White Noise Problem

The weak asymptotic equivalence theory between the white noise problem and the nonparametric regression is established.

Author: Yuhai Wu




Page: 108

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The weak asymptotic equivalence theory between the white noise problem and the nonparametric regression is established. An asymptotic minimax solution is given for a general nonparametric regression problem through its asymptotic equivalence with the white noise problem. Several white noise problems are solved when the parameter space is in the Lipschitz class.

Noise Induced Transitions

While this definition is certainly the only reasonable one, as already mentioned, if
we deal with truly white noise one should not forget that white noise is an
idealization for many applications to real systems.2 A SDE with a white-noise
term is ...

Author: W. Horsthemke

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540368523

Category: Science

Page: 322

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The study of phase transitions is among the most fascinating fields in physics. Originally limited to transition phenomena in equilibrium systems, this field has outgrown its classical confines during the last two decades. The behavior of far from equilibrium systems has received more and more attention and has been an extremely active and productive subject of research for physicists, chemists and biologists. Their studies have brought about a more unified vision of the laws which govern self-organization processes of physico-chemical and biological sys tems. A major achievement has been the extension of the notion of phase transi tion to instabilities which occur only in open nonlinear systems. The notion of phase transition has been proven fruitful in apphcation to nonequilibrium ins- bihties known for about eight decades, like certain hydrodynamic instabilities, as well as in the case of the more recently discovered instabilities in quantum optical systems such as the laser, in chemical systems such as the Belousov-Zhabotinskii reaction and in biological systems. Even outside the realm of natural sciences, this notion is now used in economics and sociology. In this monograph we show that the notion of phase transition can be extend ed even further. It apphes also to a new class of transition phenomena which occur only in nonequilibrium systems subjected to a randomly fluctuating en vironment.

White Noise Approach to Multiparameter Stochastic Integration


Author: Mylan Redfern Betounes



Category: Brownian motion processes

Page: 120

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Different kinds of noises are common in psychoacoustics. As described in Sect.
1.1, white noise represents a broad-band noise most easily defined in physical
terms. The spectral density of white noise is independent of frequency; it
produces ...

Author: Hugo Fastl

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540688889

Category: Science

Page: 463

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Psychoacoustics offers a unique, comprehensive summary of information describing the processing of sound by the human hearing system. The third edition includes an additional chapter on audio-visual interactions and applications, plus more on applications throughout.