Dr George Yeats

Email: yeatsg@regents.ac.uk
Subject(s): Liberal Arts & Humanities

Professional Biography

George Yeats is a English lecturer and literary critic. During his five years at the University of Cambridge he was both a tutor and a Director of Studies at Girton college and Pembroke college as well as teaching on behalf of over a dozen of the other colleges. In his capacity as a summer school lecturer and in his present post he has gained extensive experience as lecturer to international students. He currently lectures on Shakespeare, the Literature of London and First World War Literature.


  • PhD, English Literature, University of Cambridge, 2007
  • MPhil, Anglo-Irish Literature, Trinity College, Dublin, 2002
  • BA Hons, English Literature, King's College, Cambridge, 2001

Relevant Past Employment

  • 2011 – current, Lecturer in English Literature, Regent's American College, London.
  • 2010 – 2011, Director of Second Year English Studies and Special Supervisor in English Literature, Newnham
  • 2008 – current, Lecturer for the International Programmes Department of Pembroke College, Cambridge
  • 2008 – 2009, Special Supervisor in English Literature, Pembroke College, Cambridge
  • 2007 – 2008, Director of Second Year English Studies and Special Supervisor in English Literature, Girton College, Cambridge

Professional Affiliation(s)/Accreditation

  • Scholar and member of King's College, Cambridge

Teaching & Course Development

Teaching modules on Literary London, Shakespeare, Literary Landscapes, and Contexts: First World War Literature.

Research Interests

  • Victorian reception of Shakespeare, especially of Hamlet;
  • Dickens; conceptions and representations of the environment in Victorian literature.


  • Yeats, G. (article 2011), ‘”Dirty Air”: Little Dorrit's Atmosphere, Nineteenth-Century Literature, 66.3, pp. 328–354. (article 2012) “Shakespeare's Victorian Legacy: Text as Monument and Emendation as Desecration”, Victorian Literature and Culture, 40.2, pp. 469-486.

Conference Papers Given

  • “Dickens's local influences” – Oxford University ‘Dickens and Style' conference, 2012
  • “Ways of Seeing the Western Front: Some Aspects of Ford's War Prose” – Regent’s University London’s ‘Legacies of the First World War’ symposium, 2014
  • “Ford’s Undoing: The Art of Effacement in Some Do Not…” – King’s College London’s ‘Aftermath’ conference, 2015