David Colles 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. His most recent books include Irish Culture and Colonial Modernity: The Transformation of Oral Space (Cambridge University Press, 2011) and Beckett’s Thing: Theatre and Painting, (Edinburgh University Press, 2016). Under Representation: The Racial Regime of Aesthetics (Fordham University Press, 2019) 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, Paul Celan, and others. He is the editor of Xicancuicatl: Collected Poems of Alfred Arteaga (Wesleyan University Press, 2020). He has co-published several oth
David Lloyd 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. The poetry collections Bar Null (SoundEye) and Furrow Archive (Magra Books) both appeared in 2019.
He has also published numerous articles on Palestine and Israel, including “In the Long Shadow of the Settler: On Israeli and US Colonialisms”, co-written with Laura Pulido, in Audrea Lim, ed. The Case for Sanctions Against Israel (2012); “Settler Colonialism and the State of Exception: The Example of Israel/Palestine” in The Journal of Settler Colonial Studies 2.1 (2012); “It Is Our Belief That Palestine is a Feminist Issue…” in Critical Legal Thinking; and “From the Critique of Violence to the Critique of Rights” in Critical Times (2020) 3 (1). He is a member of the Advisory Board of the US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel and a member of the collective that produces the SWANA Region Radio show on Pacifica radio station KPFK.