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PROVISIONAL PROGRAMME

10/05/2018

George Moore: Transnational and Cosmopolitan Networks on the Page and Canvas


National University of Ireland, Galway

MOORE INSTITUTE, HARDIMAN BUILDING – G010

13 June – Meet Up at House Hotel – 7.30

14 June 2018
09.30 Registration, Tea/Coffee

10.15 Introduction:

10.30 Panel 1: HAIL AND FAREWELL

Chair:

Ronald Schleifer – The Art of Portraiture: George Moore, Modernism, and the Visual Imagination

 

Mary Pierse – GM’s contemporary contacts: Friends for art’s sake?

 

11.30 Panel 2: Moore Honoré de Balzac
Chair:

NCFIS Panel – George Moore and France: A Fruitful Relationship
Séamus O’Kane – A Drama of Peasants: Balzac’s Land Struggles in an Irish Context

Emily Smith – Fantastic Fields: Hope, Dreams and Escapism in The Untilled Field

Eamon Maher – ‘Upon that rock, I built my church:’ Towards an examination of the influence of Balzac on the work of George Moore

 

Lunch 1-2

14.00 Panel 3: Parisian beginnings


Chair: 

Robert C. Petersen – George Moore’s Confessions of a Young Man (1888): A Portrait of the Artist as Parisian Flaneur

 Michel Brunet – A French train of thought in ‘Two Men, a Railway Story’

Mark Llewellyn – “On Peronnick the Fool: Or, the Impossibility of Late Moore”
15.30 Panel 4: Transnational Moore

Elizabeth Grubgeld – George Moore and the Imaginary American

Ann Heilmann – Autobiografictional Self-Performance in Memoirs of My Dead Life

Márta Pellérdi – Moore, Turgenev, and the Modern Irish Short Story
16.45 Break & Tea/coffee

17.00 Chair: Dr Muireann O’Cinneide (NUIG) Keynote Lecture: Brendan Fleming – ‘Memory and Modernity in George Moore’s Reminiscences of the Impressionist Painters (1906) and Memoirs of My Dead Life (1906)’

18:00 – OPENING CEREMONY –

20.00 Dinner

15 June 2018
9.00 Registration, Tea/Coffee
10.00 Panel 6: Social Circles
Chair: 

Maggie Breslin – A Model for the Future Writer – George Moore’s influence on Colm Tóibín’s Brooklyn.

María Elena Jaime de Pablos – Nature as a Guide for Human Conduct in The Lake by George Moore and A Garden Diary by Emily Lawless

11.00 Panel 7:  Comparative Intertextualities

Chair:

Jillian Kruse – Competing Modernities: George Moore, Hugh Lane and French Impressionism in Ireland

Jane Mahony – ‘George Moore, Edmund Downey and the ‘Irish Bohemians’ in London: an Irish literary network’

Nathalie Saudo-Welby – Sphinxes without Secrets: Oscar Wilde, George Moore and the Woman Question (“A Faithful Heart”, 1892)
12.30 Lunch

13.30 Panel 8: Heritagescape and Family Scrapes

 

Chair:

 

Dr Daithí Ó Corráin – The demise of a close brotherly affection: Maurice Moore and his querulous brother George

Dr Fiona White – Inside and Out: The Built Heritage of Moore Hall Demesne

 

14.30 Panel 9: Doubledvoiced
Chair: 
Stephen Regan (Durham University)– Cosmopolitan Confessions: Re-reading Confessions of a Young Man

Akemi Yoshida (Kindai University, Japan) – An Analysis of the Transnational Intertexualities around George Moore’s The Lake

 

15.30 Roundtable –

4.30 – Closing Ceremony

 

June 16th – Trip to Coole – Meeting Time – 11 o’clock outside Jury’s Hotel

George Moore: Transnational and Cosmopolitan Networks on the Page and Canvas


National University of Ireland, Galway

MOORE INSTITUTE, HARDIMAN BUILDING – G010

13 June – Meet Up at House Hotel – 7.30

14 June 2018
09.30 Registration, Tea/Coffee

10.15 Introduction:

10.30 Panel 1: HAIL AND FAREWELL

Chair:

Ronald Schleifer – The Art of Portraiture: George Moore, Modernism, and the Visual Imagination

 

Mary Pierse – GM’s contemporary contacts: Friends for art’s sake?

 

11.30 Panel 2: Moore Honoré de Balzac 
Chair:

NCFIS Panel – George Moore and France: A Fruitful Relationship 
Séamus O’Kane – A Drama of Peasants: Balzac’s Land Struggles in an Irish Context

Emily Smith – Fantastic Fields: Hope, Dreams and Escapism in The Untilled Field

Eamon Maher – ‘Upon that rock, I built my church:’ Towards an examination of the influence of Balzac on the work of George Moore

 

Lunch 1-2

14.00 Panel 3: Parisian beginnings


Chair: 

Robert C. Petersen – George Moore’s Confessions of a Young Man (1888): A Portrait of the Artist as Parisian Flaneur

 Michel Brunet – A French train of thought in ‘Two Men, a Railway Story’

Mark Llewellyn – “On Peronnick the Fool: Or, the Impossibility of Late Moore”
15.30 Panel 4: Transnational Moore

Elizabeth Grubgeld – George Moore and the Imaginary American

Ann Heilmann – Autobiografictional Self-Performance in Memoirs of My Dead Life

Márta Pellérdi – Moore, Turgenev, and the Modern Irish Short Story
16.45 Break & Tea/coffee

17.00 Chair: Dr Muireann O’Cinneide (NUIG) Keynote Lecture: Brendan Fleming – ‘Memory and Modernity in George Moore’s Reminiscences of the Impressionist Painters (1906) and Memoirs of My Dead Life (1906)’

18:00 – OPENING CEREMONY –

20.00 Dinner

15 June 2018
9.00 Registration, Tea/Coffee
10.00 Panel 6: Social Circles
Chair: 

Maggie Breslin – A Model for the Future Writer – George Moore’s influence on Colm Tóibín’s Brooklyn.

María Elena Jaime de Pablos – Nature as a Guide for Human Conduct in The Lake by George Moore and A Garden Diary by Emily Lawless

11.00 Panel 7:  Comparative Intertextualities

Chair:

Jillian Kruse – Competing Modernities: George Moore, Hugh Lane and French Impressionism in Ireland

Jane Mahony – ‘George Moore, Edmund Downey and the ‘Irish Bohemians’ in London: an Irish literary network’

Nathalie Saudo-Welby – Sphinxes without Secrets: Oscar Wilde, George Moore and the Woman Question (“A Faithful Heart”, 1892)
12.30 Lunch

13.30 Panel 8: Heritagescape and Family Scrapes

 

Chair:

 

Dr Daithí Ó Corráin – The demise of a close brotherly affection: Maurice Moore and his querulous brother George

Dr Fiona White – Inside and Out: The Built Heritage of Moore Hall Demesne

 

14.30 Panel 9: Doubledvoiced 
Chair: 
Stephen Regan (Durham University)– Cosmopolitan Confessions: Re-reading Confessions of a Young Man

Akemi Yoshida (Kindai University, Japan) – An Analysis of the Transnational Intertexualities around George Moore’s The Lake

 

15.30 Closing ceremony

 

George Moore: Transnational and Cosmopolitan Networks on the Page and Canvas

At Moore Institute, NUI Galway with a session at Coole Park, Galway, June 14th – June 15th.

‘I wrote The Untilled Field, a book written in the beginning out of no desire of self-expression, but in the hope of furnishing the young Irish of the future with models. Yeats said that I had learned the art of presentation in Paris, and in 1900 we believed that the Irish language could be revived.
I wrote “The Wedding Gown”, “Almsgiving”, “The Clerk’s Quest”, and “So On He Goes”, in English rather than in Anglo-Irish, for what help would that pretty idiom, in which we catch the last accents of the original language, be to Taigh Donoghue, my translator?’
George Moore, The Untilled Field (1903), Preface.

The stimulus of Impressionism and Realism, both in art and literature, on George Moore (1852-1933), led him on a quest to infuse English and Irish writing with state-of-the-art literary themes and forms. Moore’s initial works were informed by Realism and Naturalism. His time in Paris deeply influenced his literary style and aspirations, and gave him a self-consciously avant-garde perspective. His participation in diverse social, musical, and cultural spheres prompted him to explore areas that were untraditional and ground-breaking. Thus, Moore’s oeuvre is replete with transnational flavours derived from his experience of literary and artistic circles in cosmopolitan cities. The significant feature of Moore’s cosmopolitan aesthetic is the visual, whether in depictions of the city, landscape, or in portrayal of characters. The focus of this conference will concern the relationship of George Moore and his works to:

  • transnational links (works, locations, or people) in the art world and on the canvas that influenced Moore’s perception of Irish literature and the works he offered as models for future writers
  • Social/cultural/political movements during the fin de siècle and the following decades of the twentieth century to which Moore and fellow artists responded.
  • The cosmopolitan aesthetics behind Moore’s writing and reviews
  • Moore’s collaborative works

Topics could include, but are not limited to:

Moore and Visual Culture: Irish Art and Moore; European Art and Moore; Moore and Painting; Moore and Sculpture; Moore’s reviews of Art; Moore and French Impressionism; Moore and Orpen; Moore and Manet; Moore and Monet; Landscapes in Moore’s Writing; Moore and Mary Alment.

Moore’s International connections: Moore and Zola; Moore and Huysmans; Moore and Turgenev; Moore and Dujardin; Moore and Henry Vizetelly; Moore and Lady Cunard; Moore and Paris; Moore and travel; Moore and Jerusalem.
Moore and Irish connections: Moore and Wilde; Moore and Edward Martyn; Moore and W.B Yeats; Moore and John Butler Yeats; Moore and AE; Moore and Lady Gregory; Moore and Elizabeth Bowen; Moore and Gogarty; Moore and Joyce; Moore and Emily Lawless; Moore and Somerville and Ross; Moore and William Kirkpatrick Magee; Moore and Osborn Bergin; George and Maurice Moore; The Untilled Field: Tadhg Ó Donnchadha and Pádraig Ó Súilleabháin.

Moore and Identity Formation: Moore and Regional Art; Moore and Regional Literature; Moore and National Art; Moore and National Literature

Abstracts:
Abstracts (200 words) for papers proposed (20 minutes maximum delivery time) should be accompanied by a short biographical note (100 words), plus full address and institutional affiliation. Please send abstracts to Mark Corcoran:
M.Corcoran9@nuigalway.ie by May 1st, 2018.

We will welcome papers concerning the Moore family and estate.

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