George Legg

George Legg

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    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 returned to KCL 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. 

    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, which he co-edited with Dr. Niamh Campbell.

    George's first monograph, Northern Ireland and the politics of boredom: Conflict, capital and culture (Manchester 2018), 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.

    George convenes the core undergraduate module 'Lives of London' in Liberal Arts. He also teaches on the Liberal Arts modules 'Writing Liberal Arts' and 'Translation Across Disciplines'.

    Research interests (short)

    Irish & British Literature; Capitalism; Terrorism; Political Violence; Cultural Theory; Urban Studies

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

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