5th International George Moore Conference, June 3-6, 2011

NUI Galway, Moore Hall, Mayo, Coole Park, Galway: June 3-6 2011


George Moore (who has been re-writing Evelyn Innes and Sister Teresa for the last year) has now turned with renewed ferocity to his farewell book. He told me a couple of weeks ago: “Russell, I have just written over 2000 words about you.” I nervously enquired whether I might see them, but he said: “No, you will see them later on,” and I don’t know what the fiend has written. Anyhow, we are good friends and I don’t think he intends to say anything very hard. I think he is probably keeping most of his satire for the church and W.B.Y.
George Russell (AE) to John Quinn, April 27 1909.

2011 marks the one hundredth anniversary of the publication of Ave. Bearing this in mind, the focus of this conference will concern the relationship of George Moore to the Irish Revival and to those involved in various social/cultural/political movements in Ireland during the first decade of the twentieth century.  Since a portion of the conference will be held at Moore Hall, we will also welcome papers concerning the Moore family and estate.

Topics may include but are by no means limited to:
- Moore’s Literary Legacy
- Moore and autobiography
- Irish Modernism
- The Irish Fin de Siècle
- Moore as collaborator
- Moore as conduit of European influence (Dujardin, Turgenev, Wagner)
- The Moores of Moore Hall
- Moore’s Dublin Circle
- Moore & the West of Ireland
-  Maurice Moore as revivalist
- Literary Modernism and/or the Modernist Heresy
- The Big House and the Irish Revival
- Dublin and urban folklore
- Yeats and Moore, Joyce and Moore, AE and Moore, etc.
- Moore, Clerics, and Christianity
- Moore, Hyde and the Gaelic League
- Controversy and the Irish revival
- Moore’s best book?

Abstracts for individual papers and round tables on the topic of the conference are welcome. They should be limited to 150-200 words. All non-plenary papers or presentations are limited to a maximum of 20 minutes. Submissions must include name, institutional affiliation or independent scholar status and contact information.

Deadline for submissions: 28 Feb 2011
Click here to submit electronic submissions (pdf)