Declan Lloyd

PhD student

Research Overview

My thesis is provisionally entitled 'Harbingers of Artistic Ideology' and I examine the presence of 21C art and art movements within late modern texts. I'm particularly interested in the work of William Burroughs, J G Ballard and Douglas Coupland and their interaction with the Dada, Surrealism, Pop Art and Vorticism movements. I look at the ways by which these authors translate art into the literary, through various stages of allusion and adoption, and their not infrequent movement into pseudo-visual spheres of authorship. My theoretical approach is primarily psychoanalytic and deconstructionist, engaging with the theory of Jacques Lacan, Marshall McLuhan and Arthur Danto among others.