George Thomas

Brittain Fellow

Member Of:
  • School of Literature, Media, and Communication
  • Writing and Communication Program


Dr. George Porter Thomas is a Marion L. Brittain Fellow at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He studies the aesthetics and politics of time, history, and memory in 20th and 21ist century American literature and film. He also studies African-American literature, critical theory, and transnational American Studies. His work has appeared in Mississippi Quarterly, Mediations, and American Studies, and will appear in the forthcoming collection Faulkner’s Families (University Press of Mississippi). He is currently writing a book called Telling Time: The Temporal Novel in American Literature, 1932-2006, which identifies certain works by William Faulkner, Toni Morrison, Cormac McCarthy, and Juan Rulfo as temporal novels, a genre distinguished by the formal and political paradigm (and problem) he calls temporesis—talking about how to talk about time. At Tech, Dr. Thomas teaches courses on composition, digital humanities, temporality, southern studies, literature, and science fiction. He also teaches courses on social justice and urban studies in the Serve-Learn-Sustain program.


  • ENGL-1101: English Composition I
  • ENGL-1102: English Composition II
  • LMC-2350: Intro to Social Justice