University of Hertfordshire

Dr Christopher Lloyd


Christopher Lloyd

Dr Christopher Lloyd


Postal address:
University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, Hertfordshire
United Kingdom


Christopher is a Lecturer in English Literature in the School of Humanities. He joined the University in January 2016.


His research interests include:

- Contempoary U.S. Literature

- Culture of the American South

- Cultural Memory

- African-American Culture  

I welcome PhD proposals on any aspect of the above research fields


Christopher is the author of the monograph Rooting Memory, Rooting Place: Regionalism in the Twenty-First-Century American South (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015), which emerged out of his PhD at Goldsmiths, University of London. The book was called "a well-crafted work that makes important interventions into ongoing debates in Southern Studies" (Michael Bibler, LSU) and "engaging, insightful, and compelling" (Anna Hartnell, Birkbeck, UoL).


His current book project, Corporeal Legacies in the U.S. South: Memory and Embodiment in Contemporary Culture will be published by Palgrave Macmillan at the end of 2018. The book reads texts such as Beasts of the Southern WildThe Help and The Walking Dead through the lens of embodiment and memory.


Christopher's other publications include:

- Book chapters on: the Southern Gothic in True Blood and Black Snake Moan; Dave Eggers' Zeitoun and Hurricane Katrina; Sexuality in HBO's Girls; Affect in Marilynne Robinson's Home; and horror in Get Out

- Journal articles on: Animal and human life in Beasts of the Southern Wild and Jesmyn Ward's Salvage the Bones; Kathryn Stockett's The Help; Keith Morris Washington's landscape paintings of lynching sites; Barbara Kingsolver's Flight Behaviour and climate change

- Journal special issues on: American Exceptionalism; The twenty-first-century Southern Novel; American topographic photography 


In addition, Christopher frequently writes for the website Culture Stories on topics such as Beyoncé's LEMONADE, and Cultural Highlights of 2015, and has also reviewed numerous works of fiction for the Cadaverine online magazine. A recent article on slavery in contemporary US culture is published with The Conversation.

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