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 post-war, late Modern texts. I'm particularly interested in the work of William Burroughs, J G Ballard and Douglas Coupland and their interaction with Dada, Surrealism and PopArt respectively. I look at the ways by which these authors translate a predominantly visual, artistic medium into the literary, and how their frequent movement into pseudo-visual spheres of authorship challenge traditional narrative strictures. My theoretical approach is primarily psychoanalytic/deconstructionist, engaging frequently with Lacan.