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Dr George Legg

George Legg - photoTeaching Fellow in Liberal Arts 

Tel: 020 7848 6218
Address  Liberal Arts Department
Room 331, Norfolk Building
King’s College London
London, WC2R 2LS



George completed a PhD in English literature at King’s College London in 2015. Before joining the Liberal Arts Department he taught and lectured on undergraduate and postgraduate courses within the Department of English at King’s.

Research interests and PhD supervision
  • The aesthetics and politics of capitalism, particularly as it relates to violence
  • London’s post-1945 cultural history
  • 20th Century Irish literature, culture and politics

George’s interdisciplinary research explores the conjoined cultural, spatial, national and political aesthetics of contemporary capitalism. This interest is reflected in his recent article on the New Town of Craigavon for the Irish Review, as well as in that journal’s special issue Biopolitical Ireland (No. 53, Autumn 2016), which he co-edited with Dr. Niamh Campbell.

George is currently completing a monograph entitled, Northern Ireland and the Politics of Boredom: Conflict, Capital and Culture. This book examines the capitalist critiques that underpin representations of sectarian conflict in poetry, photography, performance, oral-testimony and punk. He is also embarking on a new major project which considers the cultural significance of political violence and global capitalism in London.

Selected publications
  • ‘Biopolitical Ireland: Text, Culture, Theory’ in Niamh Campbell and George Legg (eds.) Biopolitical Ireland, special issue, The Irish Review (No. 53, Autumn 2016).
  • ‘Contradictory Capitalism, Geographical Inertia and the New City of Craigavon’, The Irish Review, 52 (Summer 2016).
  • ‘Horizontally Linked Reading in an English Literature Seminar’, Higher Education Research Network-Journal, 8 (2014).
Expertise and public engagement

George has written for the Irish Times and Belfast’s monthly newspaper The Vacuum. In 2016 he was involved in two public engagement projects relating to the 1996 Manchester and London Docklands IRA Bombs. 

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