David C. Lloyd

David C. Lloyd

Distinguished Professor

(951) 827-1459
david.lloyd@ucr.edu

David Lloyd, Distinguished Professor of English at the University of California, Riverside, has worked primarily on Irish culture and on postcolonial and cultural theory and teaches courses on Irish literature, poetry and poetics, and postcolonial and settler colonial cultural studies. 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).   His new book, Beckett’s Thing: Theatre and Painting, came out with Edinburgh University Press in 2016. Under Representation: The Racial Regime of Aesthetics (Fordham University Press, 2018) collects his essays on race and aesthetics. He is currently working on a book on law, poetry and violence that will include essays on W.B. Yeats, César Vallejo, Aimé Césaire and Paul Celan, and others. 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), edited 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, Manila, and premiered at Liverpool Hope University in 2010.  The Press/Le Placard is available in a bilingual edition with the series “Nouvelles Scenes—Anglais” of the Presses Universitaires du Midi, 2018. Some of his other work is regularly available at https://ucriverside.academia.edu/DavidLloyd.