David Lloyd, Distinguished Professor of English at the University of California, Riverside, has worked primarily on Irish culture and on postcolonial and cultural theory. He is the author of Nationalism and Minor Literature (1987); Anomalous States (1993); Ireland After History (1999) and his most recent books in that field are Irish Times: Temporalities of Irish Modernity (2008) and Irish Culture and Colonial Modernity: The Transformation of Oral Space (Cambridge University Press, 2011). Having recently completed a book on Samuel Beckett and the visual arts, to be published in 2014 by Field Day in Dublin, he is now turning back to focusing on poetry and beginning a book on poetry and violence that will include essays on W.B. Yeats, César Vallejo, Aimé Césaire and Paul Celan. He has co-published several other books, including The Nature and Context of Minority Discourse (1991), with Abdul JanMohamed;Culture and the State, co-authored with Paul Thomas (1997); The Politics of Culture in the Shadow of Capital (1997), with Lisa Lowe; and The Black and Green Atlantic: Cross-Currents of the African and Irish Diasporas (2008), edited with Peter D. O’Neill. He is also a poet and playwright: his Arc & Sill: Poems 1979-2009 was published by Shearsman Books in the UK and New Writers’ Press, Dublin, 2012, and his play, The Press, has had staged readings in Dublin, Los Angeles, Liverpool, and Manila, and premiered at Liverpool Hope University in 2010.