Civil War: Aesthetics, Race, and the Subject

Nov 21, 2019
UC Irvine


Join us for a lecture + workshop with David Lloyd around his most recent book, Under Representation: The Racial Regime of Aesthetics, designed to include the UC-wide system and beyond. Stay tuned for further details.  

Publisher’s description: Under Representation shows how the founding texts of aesthetic philosophy ground the racial order of the modern world in our concepts of universality, freedom, and humanity. In taking on the relation of aesthetics to race, Lloyd challenges the absence of sustained thought about race in postcolonial studies, as well as the lack of sustained attention to aesthetics in critical race theory.

David Lloyd is Distinguished Professor of English at the University of California, Riverside. He is the author, most recently, of Beckett’s Thing: Painting and Theatre.