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  

Christopher welcomes PhD proposals on any aspect of the above research fields.
















Christopher is the author of two monographs: Rooting Memory, Rooting Place: Regionalism in the Twenty-First-Century American South (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015) and Corporeal Legacies in the US South: Memory and Embodiment in Contemporary Culture (Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018). Both books investigate the extent to which contemporary cultural texts about the US South--literature, film, television, visual art, memorials--reveal an ongoing negotation and remediation of the region's past, especially in relation to African American memory.


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; Flooding and ecocriticism in contemporary southern fiction; and political 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.


Christopher is currently working on a number of journal articles about: Garth Greenwell's What Belongs to You; Jesmyn Ward's Men We Reaped and Sing, Unburied, SingJill Soloway's Transparent; memorial responses to Emmett Till; and Justin Torres' We the Animals. He is also in the early stages of a short book on animal studies in contemporary US literature.

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