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

June 14 - June 16

Details

Start:
June 14
End:
June 16

Venue

Seminar Room G010, Hardiman Research Building

Organizer

Muireann O’Cinneide
Email:
muireann.ocinneide@nuigalway.ie

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

The Ninth International George Moore Conference will take place in NUI Galway from Thursday 14th – Friday 15th June at the Moore Institute: HRB G010.

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. This conference will highlight the importance of West of Ireland landscapes and connections to Moore’s transnational aesthetic and cultural visions.

The conference includes a keynote by Dr Brendan Fleming, University of Buckingham, on ‘Memory and Modernity in George Moore’s Reminiscences of the Impressionist Painters (1906) and Memoirs of My Dead Life (1906)’ (5pm Thursday 14th) and a reception and exhibition of works associated with Moore from the Hardiman Library (6pm Thursday 14th).

For further information, see https://georgemoore2018.wordpress.com/ or contact Mark Corcoran M.Corcoran9@nuigalway.ie or Muireann O’Cinneide muireann.ocinneide@nuigalway.ie