A bibliography of Literary Theory, Criticism and Philology

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A Bibliography of Literary Theory, Criticism and Philology


by José Ángel García Landa

(University of Zaragoza, Spain)

Nuclear arms and nuclear war

Bartter, Martha A. "Nuclear Holocaust as Urban Renewal." Science-Fiction Studies 13.2 (1986): 148-58.

Boyer, Paul. By the Bomb's Early Light: American Thought and Culture at the Dawn of the Atomic Age. New York: Pantheon, 1985.

Brians, Paul. Nuclear Holocausts: Atomic War in Fiction, 1895-1984. Kent (OH): Kent State UP, 1987.

Camus, Albert. "After Hiroshima: Between Hell and Reason." Trans. Ronald E. Santon. Philosophy Today 32.1 (Orig. in Combat 8, August 1945).

Cervera, César. "¿Está el mundo más cerca que nunca del apocalipsis nuclear?" ABC 19 Jan. 2016.*



Clancy, Tom, and Russel Seitz. "Is Proliferation Inevitable?" (Nuclear power). With responses. Dialogue 100 (1993): 32-40.*

Cooper, Ken. "The Whiteness of the Bomb." In Postmodern Apocalypse. Ed. Richard Dellamora. Philadelphia: U of Pennsylvania P, 1995. 79-106.*

Dobbs, Kildare. "The Shatterer of Worlds." (Atom bomb). From Reading the Time. 1968. In The Norton Reader. 8th ed. New York: Norton, 1992. 427-33.

Dowling, David. Fictions of Nuclear Disaster. Houndmills: Macmillan, 1987.

Easlea, Brian. Fathering the Unthinkable: Masculinity, Scientists, and the Nuclear Arms Race. London: Pluto, 1983.

Ehrlich, P. R., C. Sagan, D. Kennedy and W. O. Roberts. The Cold and the Dark: The World after Nuclear War. New York: Norton, 1984.

Feis, H. Japan Subdued: The Atomic Bomb and the End of the War in the Pacific. Princeton, 1961.

Franklin, H. Bruce. War Stars: The Superweapon and the American Imagination. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1988.

Fussell, Paul. "Thank God for the Atom Bomb." New Republic. 22 Aug. 1981. In The Norton Reader. 8th ed. New York: Norton, 1992. 433-46.*

Gannon, Charles E. "Silo Psychosis: Diagnosing America's Nuclear Anxieties Through Narrative Imagery." In Imagining Apocalypse. Ed. David Seed. Houndmills: Macmillan; New York: St. Martin's, 2000. 103-17.*

García Landa, José Ángel. "Alegorías de la Bomba." In García Landa, Vanity Fea 28 August 2005.


_____. "No descartamos ninguna medida." In García Landa, Vanity Fea 12 Jan. 2006.



_____. "Nukez-les." In García Landa, Vanity Fea 20 Jan. 2006.



_____. "Nukez-les." In Fírgoa: Universidade Pública 20 Jan. 2006.



_____. "Puzzle, clave Z." Rev. of Leandro Gay's e-book. In García Landa, Vanity Fea 3 Jan. 2008



Glaysher, Frederick. "Poetry in the Nuclear Age."



Gould, Stephen Jay. "Continuity." In Gould, The Flamingo's smile. 1985. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1991. 427-37.* (Nuclear war).

_____. "Continuidad." In Gould, La sonrisa del flamenco. Barcelona: RBA, 1995. 362-70.*

Gowing, M. M. Britain and Atomic Energy 1939-45. London, 1964.

Hariman, Robert, and John Louis Lucaites. "Seeing the Bomb, Imagining the Future: Allegorical Vision in the Post-Cold War Nuclear Optic." In Imaginaires du présent: Photographie, politique et poétique de l'actualité. Cahier ReMix, n° 1 (mai 2012). Montréal : Figura, Centre de recherche sur le texte et l'imaginaire. Online at Observatoire de l’imaginaire contemporain.



Hassner, Pierre. La Violence et la paix: De la bombe atomique au nettoyage ethnique. Paris: Esprit, 1995.

Hewlett, R. G., and O. E. Anderson. A History of the United States Atomic Energy Commission. Vol 1:The New World. Washington, 1972.

Irwig, D. The Virus House. London, 1967. (Atomic bomb).

Lee, Rensselaer W., III. Smuggling Armaggedon: The Nuclear Black Market in the Former Soviet Union and Europe. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1998.

Rhodes, Richard. The Making of the Atomic Bomb. New York, 1986.

_____. The Making of the Atomic Bomb. Simon & Schuster, 1995.

Rowland, Anthony. "Silence and Awkwardness in Representations of the Jewish Holocaust, The Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and a Projected Nuclear Holocaust." In Impossibility Fiction. Ed. Derek Littlewood and Peter Stockwell. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 1996. 75-86.*

Sagan, Carl. "Nuclear War and Climatic Catastrophe: Some Policy Implications." Foreign Affairs (Winter 1983-84): 257-92.

Sagan, Carl, and Richard Turco. Un efecto imprevisto: El invierno nuclear. Barcelona: RBA.

Sauer, Tom. Nuclear Arms Control: Nuclear Deterrence in the post-Cold War Period. Houndmills: Macmillan, 1998.

Shane, Scott. "1950s U.S. Nuclear Target List Offers Chilling Insights." New York Times 22 Dec. 2015.*



Sigman, Stuart J. "'¿Quién apretó el botón para lanzar la bomba atómica?" In La nueva comunicación. Ed. Yves Winkin. Barcelona: Kairós, 1984. 5th ed. 2005. 266-86.*

Stapledon, Olaf. "Social Implications of Atomic Power." In An Olaf Stapledon Reader. Ed. Robert Crossley. Syracuse (NY): Syracuse UP, 1997. 206-10.*

Stimson, Henry L. "The Decision to Use the Bomb." Harper's Magazine (Feb. 1947). Rpt. in Education about Asia.


iPaper at Academia.edu (Musturah Arend).



Tafoya, Eddie. "Little Boy, The Antichrist Child, The Beast in the Nuclear Age." (Atomic Bomb). REDEN 6 (1993): 77-92.

Tebbutt, Susan. "Doomsday Looms: Gudrun Pausewang's Anti-Nuclear Novels." In Science Fiction: Critical Frontiers. Ed. Karen Sayer and John Moore. Houndmills: Macmillan; New York: St. Martin's, 2000. 127-39.*

The Day After.

The Day the Earth Stood Still. Dir. Robert Wise. Script by Edmund North. Cast: Michael Rennie, Patricia Neal, Hugh Marlowe, Sam Jaffe, Billy Gray, Frances Bavier, Lock Martin. USA, 1951.

Dr. Strangelove, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb. Dir. Stanley Kubrick. Cast: Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden, Slim Pickens, Keenan Wynn, Peter Bull, James Earl Jones. Sets by Ken Adam. UK: Columbia, 1964. VHS.*

On the Beach. Film. Dir. Stanley Kramer. Cast: Cary Grant, Ava Gardner, Fred Astaire, Anthony Perkins, Donna Anderson, John Tate, Guy Doleman. Screenplay by John Paxton, based on Nevil Shute's novel. USA, 1959. Remade for cable TV 2000. (Nuclear apocalypse in Australia).

The Road. Dir. John Hillcoat. Screenplay by Joe Penhall, based on the novel by Cormac McCarthy. Cast: Viggo Mortensen, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Charlize Theron, Robert Duvall, Guy Pearce, Molly Parker, Michael K. Williams. Music by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis. Photog. Javier Aguirresarobe. Prod. des. Chris Kennedy. Art dir. Gershon Ginsburg. Set decor. Robert Greenfield. Ed. John Gregory. Exec. prod. Marc Butan, Mark Cuban, Rudd Simmons, Todd Wagner. Coprod. Erik Hodge. Prod. Paula Mae Schwartz, Steve Schwartz, Nic Wechsler. USA:K Dimension Films / 2929 Productions / Nick Weschler / Chockstone Pictures / Road Rebel, 2009.*


Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists



Clarkson, Helen. The Last Day. SF novel. 1959. (Nuclear war).

George, Peter. Dr. Strangelove: Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1988.

King, Stephen. "Graduation Afternoon." Story. Postscripts 10.

_____. "Graduation Afternoon." In King, Just after Sunset. 2008. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 2009. 253-62.*

McCarthy, Cormac. The Road. New York: Knopf, 2006.

_____. The Road. New York: Random House-Vintage International, 2007.*

Miller, Walter M., Jr. Beyond Armageddon: Survivors of the Megawar. SF anthology. 1985.

Roshvald, Mordecai. Level Seven. SF novel. London: Heinemann, 1959.

Shute, Nevil. On the Beach. SF novel London: Heinemann, 1957.

Wylie, Philip. The Smuggled Atom Bomb. SF. 1951.


"24 Hours after Hiroshima." National Geographic Channel. Online at YouTube:


Hashimoto, Isao. "A Time-Lapse Map of Every Nuclear Explosion since 1945." [to 1998]. YouTube



_____. "Explosiones nucleares 1945-1998." In García Landa, Vanity Fea 27 Jan. 2013.*


See also Armageddon; Apocalypse; World War II, World War III; Cold War.

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