University of Hertfordshire

Dr Christopher Lloyd

Christopher Lloyd

Dr Christopher Lloyd

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University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, Hertfordshire
United Kingdom


Christopher is a Senior Lecturer in English Literature in the School of Humanities and a Learning and Teaching Specialist in LTIC. 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.


He is currently co-editing two books: The Affects of Pedagogy in Literary Studies, with Hilary Emmett (Routledge, 2023), and The Edinburgh Companion to the Millennial Novel, with Loïc Bourdeau (under review).


Other new work includes a third monograph called A Queer Bestiary: The Non/Human in Contemporary US Literature.


Other publications include:

- Journal articles on writers and artists such as Garth Greenwell, Sally Mann, Keith Morris Washington, Barbara Kingsolver, Jesmyn Ward, Kathryn Stockett and others.

- Book chapters on writers such Bernice L. McFadden, Tom Franklin and Beth Fennelley, Marilynne Robinson, Colson Whitehead, and film/tv such as Get Out, GirlsBlack Snake MoanTrue Blood, and Treme.

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


A recent article on slavery in contemporary US culture is published with The Conversation. He has also been interviewed on Mary Anne Hobbs' Radio 6 Music show about his MA module "US Culture and #BlackLivesMatter" and has discussed the TV show RuPaul's Drag Race on the podcast OFFCUTS: Celebrating Cult Film and Television, hosted by Dr Darren Elliott-Smith.


Christopher also works on various diversifiation and decolonisation intiatives inside and outside the university. You can access videos and materials of this work on his personal website.


Chris also reviews books on his YouTube site: Books Up Close.


Current Doctoral Supervision:

- Stevie Kilgour (Creative Writing): contemporary poetry and working-class masculinity 

- Gboyega Odubanjo (Creative Writing): Black studies and poetics

- Sara de Souza (Education): BAME student success 



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