Bader International Study Centre


at Herstmonceux Castle, U.K.



at Herstmonceux Castle, U.K.

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Dr. Christian Lloyd

Associate Professor

BISC Academic Director

Qualifications and Research Interests

  • PhD in English Literature, Queen’s University, Canada
  • MA in English Literature, University of Saskatchewan
  • BA (Hons) in English Language and Literature, Oxford University

Dr. Christian Lloyd is Academic Director of the BISC. He has recently shifted his research focus from Literary Studies to Popular Music. He has published on urban space, issues in virtual music, and cultural theory. Dr. Lloyd has given conference papers on subjects ranging from Britpop to Virginia Woolf at universities in the UK, Ireland, Japan, Jamaica, the US, and Canada. He is currently working on a book about Jimi Hendrix’s London life and work, to be published in 2015, and is also collaborating on the first major study of the Bristolian experimental musician, Tricky.

Selected Publications

Discovering Hendrix at the Handel House. Forthcoming book on Jimi Hendrix to be published by the Handel House.(Co-authored by Dr Sheila Whiteley)

“Unfinalizing the Beatles: Creative Understanding in Mikhail Bakhtin, Michael Chang, Cornershop, Ruth Copeland.” Chapter in Understanding the Beatles. Forthcoming essay collection. Sheffield:  Equinox Press. Eds: Marcus Collins and J McGrath.

 “‘In Seventeenth Heaven’: Virtual Listening and Its Discontents.”  Chapter in Virtual Bands, Virtual Music’. Forthcoming essay collection. Oxford: Oxford UP. Eds: Shara Rambarran and Sheila Whiteley.

 “Welsh’s Edinburgh.”  The Edinburgh Companion to Irvine Welsh. Edinburgh: Edinburgh UP, 2011.  100-112. (Co-authored by Dr Peter Clandfield).

“Redevelopment Fiction: Architecture, Town-planning and ‘Unhomeliness.’” The Edinburgh Companion to Contemporary Scottish Literature. Edinburgh: Edinburgh UP, 2007. 124-131. (Co-authored by Dr Peter Clandfield).