Abbot, Carl. “Jim Rockford or Tony Soprano: Coastal Contrasts in American Suburbia.”

Pacific Historical Review. vol. 83, no.1,  2015, pp. 1-23.

Boyle-Taylor, Marilyn. “Beware of the Ides of Coupland: Douglas Coupland’s (Oh, so Very

Canadian) Perspective on the Future and What it Means to Us.” College Quarterly, vol. 14, no. 1, 2011. 

Braz, Albert. “Erasing the Nation: Canada’s National Literature in the Age of Globalization.” Revista Canaria De Estudios Ingleses, Issue 56, April 2008, pp. 15-26.

Colbeck, Matthew. “‘Is She Alive? Is She Dead?: Representations of Chronic Disorders of

Consciousness in Douglas Coupland’s Girlfriend in a Coma. Medical Humanities, vol. 42, no. 3, Sept. 2016, pp. 160-5.

Dalton-Brown, Sally. “The Dialectics of Emptiness: Douglas Coupland’s and Viktor Pelevin’s

Tales of Generation X and P.” Forum for Modern Language Studies. Vol. 42, no. 3, 2006, pp. 239-48.

De Cristofaro, Diletta. “‘Every day is like Sunday’: Reading the Time of Lockdown via

Douglas Coupland.” boundary 2 online, 13 May 2020. 

De Cristofaro, Diletta. “McJobs and Veal Fattening Pens: Work and Futurity in Generation

X.” ASAP/J, “Thirty Years of Generation X” Thinking With Cluster, 15 November 2020.

De Cristofaro, Diletta. “Generation X: its Tales about McJobs and Information Overload

Feel as Poignant Now as in 1990s.” The Conversation [republished in Salon], 15 March 2021

Delvaux, Martine. “The Exit of a Generation: The ‘Whatever’ Philosophy.” Midwest

Quarterly: A Journal of Contemporary Thought, vol. 40, no. 2, Winter 1999, pp. 171-186.

Doody, Christopher. “X-plained: The Production and Reception History of Douglas Coupland’s Generation X.” Papers of the Bibliographical Society of Canada, vol. 49, no.1, 2011, pp. 5-34.

Drayton, Dave. “The Contemporary English Language Biji, Post-Minford & Tong.” New

Writing: The International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing, vol. 11, no. 3, Nov. 2014, pp. 347-358.  

Esposita, Luisa. “What is Your Story Now? Life Narrative under Threat in

Douglas Coupland’s ‘Extreme Present.’” Textus, vol. 42, no. 3, Sept. 2016, pp. 160-5.

Forshaw, Mark. “Douglas Coupland: In and Out of from Ironic Hell.” Critical Survey,

vol.12, no. 3, 2000, pp. 39-58.

Foster, Tim. “‘A Kingdom of a Thousand Princes but No Kings’: The PostSuburban Network

in Douglas Coupland’s Microserfs.” Western American Literature, vol. 46, no. 3, Fall 2011, pp. 302-324. 

Goc-Bilgin, Murat. “Post-humanity and the Prison-House of Gender in Douglas Coupland’s

Microserfs.” Review of International American Studies, vol. 13, no. 1, 2020, pp. 197


Gray, Brenna Clarke. “A Conversation with Douglas Coupland: The Hideous, the Cynical,

and the Beautiful.” Studies in Canadian Literature, vol. 36, no. 2, 2011, pp. 255-278.

Greenberg, Louis. “A Museum of Fifteen Years Ago: Nostalgia in Three Novels by Douglas

Coupland.” Journal of Literary Studies, vol. 29, no.1, 2013, pp.67-78.

Greenberg, Louis. “Rewriting the End: Douglas Coupland’s Treatment of Apocalypse in Hey

Nostradamus! and Girlfriend in a Coma.” English Studies in Africa: A Journal of the Humanities, vol. 53, no. 2, Oct. 2010, pp.21-33.

Jaffe, Aaron. “Antihumanist Modernism in Biopolitical Junkyards of Controlled Remediation and Risk.” Textual Practice, vol. 34, no. 9, Sept. 2020, pp. 1519-1535.

Jensen, Mikkel. “Miss(ed) Generation: Douglas Coupland’s Miss Wyoming.” CultureUnbound, vol. 3, no. 3, 2011, pp. 455-474.

Katerberg, William H. “Western Myth and the End of History in the Novels of Douglas

Coupland.” Western American Literature, vol. 40, no. 3, Fall 2005, pp. 272-99.

Kendall, Lori. “Nerd Nation: Images of Nerds in U.S. Popular Culture.” International Journal of Cultural Studies, vol. 2, no, 2, Aug. 1999, pp. 260-83. 

Kerber, Jenny. “ ‘You are Turning into a Hive Mind’: Storytelling, Ecological Thought, and

the Problem of Form in Generation A.” Studies in Canadian Literature, vol. 39, no. 1, 2014, pp. 317-338. 

Ki, Wing-chi. “The Post-Romantic Sublime: Generation X and the Intransigence of the

Surplus Joussaince.” Working with English: Medieval and Modern Language, Literature, and Drama, vol. 1, 2003, pp. 16-27.

Lainsbury, G.P. Generation X and the End of History.” Essays on Canadian Writing, vol.

58, Spring 1996, pp. 229-40.

Lee, Jennifer. “Postmodern Monopolies: Portrayals of Corporate Abuses and Strangleholds

in the Fiction of Douglas Coupland, Chuck Palahniuk, and Harry Crews.” ASEBL Journal, vol. 5, vol. 2, Summer 2009, pp. 1-6. 

Lee, J.C. “Contemporary US-American Satire and Consumerism (Crews, Coupland,

Palahniuk).” CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture, vol. 14, no. 4, 2012. 

McCampbell, Mary. “Douglas Coupland’s Vortex Exhibit: Environmental Art in a Plastic

Era.” The Other Journal: An Intersection of Theology & Culture, 5 March 2020.

McCampbell, Mary. “GOD IS NOWHERE. GOD IS NOW HERE: The Co-existence of Hope and Evil in Douglas Coupland’s Hey Nostradamus.” Yearbook of English Studies, vol. 39, no. 1, 2009, pp. 137-154. 

McCampbell, Mary. “ ‘Isolated Little Cool Moments:’ The Life/Death of Irony in Generation

  X,” “Thirty Years of Generation X” cluster. ASAP/ JOURNAL. Nov. 15, 2020. 

McCampbell, Mary. “Search Results: The Real-Life Douglas Coupland.” Image Journal,

Issue 94, November 2017.

McDonald, Jessica. “Reading Text and Paratext in the Digital Era: Douglas Coupland’s JPod.” Studies in Canadian Literature, vol. 42, no. 2, 2017, pp. 200-219. 

McGill, Robert. “The Sublime Simulacrum: Vancouver in Douglas Coupland’s

Geography of Apocalypse.” Essays on Canadian Writing, Issue 70, Spring 2000, 

pp. 252-76.

Melsom, Ryan. “A (Queer) Souvenir of Canada: Douglas Coupland’s Transformative

National Symbols.” Canadian Literature, Issue 216, Spring 2013, pp. 35-49.

Miller, Quentin. “Deeper Blues, or the Posthuman Prometheus: Cybernetic Renewal and

the Late-Twentieth-Century American Novel.” American Literature: A Journal of Literary History, Criticism, and Bibliography, vol. 77, no. 2, June 2005, pp. 379-407.

Nikiel, Julia. “Epic Fail: The Failure of the Anthropostory in Douglas Coupland’s Post millenial Prose. Polish Journal for American Studies, vol. 14, Spring 2020. 

Patil, Namdev Kashinath. “Hyperreality in Douglas Coupland’s Girlfriend in a Coma.”

Research Dimensions. Vol 3, Issue 3, July 2015.

Polyck-O’Neill Julia.“The Hyperobject and the White Cube: The “Strange Stranger”

in Douglas Coupland’s Canada House.” Open Cultural Studies, Vol 2, Issue 1, 2018, 


Repphun, Eric. “The Crow Was Standing on the Sky: Exploring the Secret Worlds of Douglas Coupland.” Literature and Aesthetics: The Journal of the Sydney Society of Literature and Aesthetics, vol. 19, no. 2, 2009, pp. 217-235. 

Skinazi, Karen E.H. “A Cosmopolitan New World: Douglas Coupland’s Canadianation of

AmLit.” AmeriQuests, vol. 4, no. 1, 2007.  

Tate, Andrew. “’Now–Here is My Secret’: Ritual and Epiphany in Douglas Coupland’s

Fiction.” Literature and Theology, vol. 16, no. 3, August 2002, pp. 326-38.

Tate, Andrew. “Generation X: Deceleration and the Necessity of Narrative.” “Thirty Years

of Generation X” cluster. ASAP/ JOURNAL. Nov. 15, 2020. 

Thompson, Graham. “ ‘Frank Lloyd Oop’: Microserfs, Modern Migration, and the Architecture of the Nineties.” Canadian Review of American Studies, vol. 31, no. 3, 2001, pp. 119-35. 

Vandromme, Frederick. “Massage from the Dead.” Image & Narrative, Issue 4, September 2002. 

Yazicioglu, Sinem. “The Interplay Between the Local and the Global in Douglas Coupland’s Shampoo Planet.” Pamukkale University Journal of Social Sciences, Issue 26, Jan. 2017, pp. 406-418. 

Books/ Book Chapters:

Annesley, James. Blank Fictions: Consumerism, Culture and the Contemporary

American Novel. Pluto Press, 1998.

Budakov, Vesselin M. “E-mails and Fiction: Douglas Coupland, S. Paige Baty, and Jeanette Winterson,” Globalization in English Studies, edited by Allan James and Maria Georgieva, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2010, pp. 48-70.

Berkemeier, Christian. “Kingdoms of the Blind: Technology and Vision in Douglas Coupland’s Girlfriend in a Coma and Stephen Spielberg’s Minority Report.” The Holodeck in the Garden: Science and Technology in Contemporary American Fiction, edited by Peter Freese and Charles B. Harris, Dalkey Archive Press, 2004

Burke, Andrew. “The Nature of Things: Coupland, Cinema, and the Canadian Sixties and

Seventies.” Double-Takes: Intersections Between Canadian Literature and Film, edited by David R. Jarraway, University of Ottawa Press, 2013. 

Colbeck, Matthew. The Language and Imagery of Coma and Brian Injury: Representations

in Literature, Film, and Media. Bloomsbury Academic, 2021. 

Connell, Liam. Precarious Labour and the Contemporary Novel. Palgrave Macmillan, 2017.

De Cristofaro, Diletta. The Contemporary Post-Apocalyptic Novel: Critical Temporalities

and the End Times. Bloomsbury, 2020.

Diaz-Duenas, Mercedes. “Douglas Coupland’s Generation X and Its Spanish Counterparts.”

Made in Canada, Read in Spain: Essays on the Translation and Circulation of English-Canadian Literature, edited by Pilar Somacarrera, Versita Ltd, 2013. pp.


Douglas, Jennifer. “Original Order, Added Value? Archival Theory and the Douglas Coupland Fonds.” The Boundaries of the Literary Archive: Reclamation and Representation, edited by Carrie Smith and Lisa Stead, Routledge, 2013, pp. 45-60.  

Giles, Paul. The Global Remapping of American Literature  .Princeton University Press, 2011.

Good, Alex. Revolutions: Essays on Contemporary Canadian Fiction. Biblioasis, 2017.

Grassian, Daniel. Hybrid Fictions: American Literature and Generation X.

McFarland & Company, 2003.

Heffernan, Nick. Capital, Class and Technology in Contemporary American Culture:

Projecting Post-Fordism. Pluto Press, 2001. 

Hollinger, Veronica. “Apocalypse Coma.” Edging into the Future: Science Fiction and

Contemporary Cultural Transformation, edited by Veronica Hollinger and Joan Gordon, University of Pennsylvania Press, 2002.

Katerberg, William H. Future West: Utopia and Apocalypse in Frontier Science Fiction. University Press of Kansas, 2008. 

Hollinger, Veronica. “Notes on the Contemporary Apocalyptic Imagination: William Gibson’s Neuromancer and Douglas Coupland’s Girlfriend in a Coma.” Worlds of Wonder: Readings in Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature, edited by Camille La Bossiere and Jean-Francois Leroux, University of Ottowa Press, 2004. pp. 47-56. 

Hutchinson, Colin. Reaganism, Thatcherism and the Social Novel. Palgrave Macmillan, 2008. 

McCampbell, Mary. “Consumer in a Coma: Douglas Coupland’s Rewriting of the Contemporary Apocalypse.” Spiritual Identities: Literature and the Post-Secular Imagination, edited by Jo Carruthers and Andrew Tate. Peter Lang, 2009. pp. 129-148.

McCampbell, Mary. Imagining Our Neighbors as Ourselves: How Art Shapes Empathy.

Fortress Press, 2022.  

Palmer, Christopher. “Ordinary Catastrophes: Paradoxes and Problems in Some Recent Post-Apocalyptic Fictions.” Green Planets: Ecology and Science Fiction, edited by Gerry Canavan and Kim Stanley Robinson, Wesleyan University Press, 2014, pp. 158-178. 

Sorenson, Bent. “From Hell or From Nowhere? : Non-places in Douglas Coupland’s Novels.” Non-place: Representing Placelessness in Literature, Media, and Culture, edited by Mirjam Gebauer et al, Alboorg University Press, 2015. pp. 95-112.

Tate, Andrew. Contemporary Fiction and Christianity. Continuum, 2010.

Tate, Andrew. Douglas Coupland. Manchester University Press, 2007.

Tate, Andrew. “ ‘I am Your Witness’: Douglas Coupland at the End of the World.”

Biblical Religion and the Novel, 1700-2000. Eds. Mark Knight and Thomas

Woodman. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2006.

Tatum, Stephen. “Spectrality and the Postregional Interface.” Postwestern Cultures:

Literature, Theory, Place, edited by Susan Kollin, University of Nebraska Press,

2007, pp. 3-29. 

Zurbrigg, Terri Susan. X = What? Douglas Coupland, Generation X, and the Politics of

Postmodern Irony. VDM Verlag, 2008.