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Biography

George received a first class BA degree in English Literature and Language from King’s College London. He then undertook an MPhil in Irish Writing at Trinity College Dublin, in which he gained a distinction. He then returned to King’s College London to complete a PhD in the Department of English. Before joining the Liberal Arts Department George taught and lectured on undergraduate and postgraduate courses in King’s English Department. 

Research interests

  • 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’s first monograph, Northern Ireland and the politics of boredom: conflict, capital and culture  (Manchester University Press, 2018), examines the capitalist critiques that underpin representations of sectarian conflict in poetry, photography, literature, oral-history and punk. He is now beginning a new project on the cultural significance of political violence and global capitalism in London.