Declan Lloyd

PhD student

Research Overview

In my research I examine the presence of art and art movements within late modern texts. I am interested in discerning how art can be present within literature without being explicit (as in with actual images and specific references in the texts), for example through the author's language, the experimentation with visual formatting and the blurring of text and image, through the overarching style and thematics (etc.). I'm particularly interested in works by William Burroughs, J. G. Ballard and Douglas Coupland and their interaction with the Dada, Surrealism and Pop Art movements. I frequently engage with psychoanalytic, deconstructionist and art theory, including works by Marshall McLuhan, Arthur Danto and Boris Groys among others.