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

 

FIFTH INTERNATIONAL GEORGE MOORE CONFERENCE

In association with Irish Landed Estates Project and Fáilte Ireland

PROGRAMME

FRIDAY JUNE 3

Moore Institute Seminar Room

9.00-9.45: Registration

9.45: Welcome Address (Professor Nicholas Canny)

10.00-11.45: Panel 1: Theatre and Performance of the Self (Chair: Mark Llewellyn)

Michel Brunet (University of Valenciennes): The Dana Controversy Revisited: Where There is Next to Nothing

Maria-Granic White (Purdue University): Atrophied Theatrical Instincts, Social Decline and Death: Unsuccessful Performances on the Social Stage

Melanie Grundman (Independent Scholar/Cultural Scientist): A Peculiar Man? The Dandyism of George Moore

Mary Pierse (University College Cork): George Moore: “The Human Symbol of a High Explosive Shell”?

11.45-12.00: Coffee

12.00-1.00: Panel 2: The Holy Land (Chair: Elizabeth Grubgeld)

Professor Haim Goren (Tel-Hai Academic College): Irish Explorers of the Jordan Rift and the Euphrates Valley in the 1830's: Science, Adventure and Imperialism

Akemi Yoshida (Kitasato University): The Recharacterization of Jesus Christ in the Brook Kerith

1.00-2.00: Lunch

2.00-3.00: Panel 3: Philosophies of Self (Chair: Ann Heilmann)

Elizabeth Grubgeld (Oklahoma State University): Revisiting George Moore's Letters: New Theories in Epistolary Life Writing.

Jayne Thomas (Cardiff University): Moore’s Schopenhauerian epiphanies of anxiety

3.00-3.30: Coffee

3.30-4.30: KEYNOTE: (Chair: Mary Pierse)

Professor Mark Llewellyn: George Moore, the Credit Crunch and Cultural Economics

 

SATURDAY JUNE 4

9.30-11.15: PANEL 1: Moore, the Church and Women (Chair: Elizabeth Grubgeld)

Maria-Elena Jaime de Pablos (Universidad de Almería) Female Vocation and Conventual Life in Moore’s narrative

Dr. Kathryn Laing (MIC, University of Limerick): New Perspectives: George Moore and Hannah Lynch

Margaretta Darcy (Independent Scholar): The Catholic Church, Celibacy and Women

Kerry Jones (Oklahoma State University): Hiding in Plain Sight, The Travels of Albert Nobbs

11.15-11.30: COFFEE

11.30-12.45: PANEL 2: Dreams of Lough Carra (Chair: Mark Llewellyn)

Dr Brendan Fleming (Independent Scholar): ‘A Dreaming House: Representations of Moore Hall in the Writings of George Moore

Conor Montague (NUI Galway): Two Lakes: Moore's The Lake and McGahern’s That They May Face the Rising Sun

Sophie Lavin (Stony Brook University) Naturalizing Ireland, treating Moore’s The Lake and Joyce’s Ulysses

12.45-2.00: LUNCH

2.00-3.30: PANEL 3: Moore and his Contemporaries (Chair: John Kenny)

Mark Corcoran: (NUI Galway): ‘More Moore in Joyce than Joyce in Moore?’

Ann Heilmann (University of Hull): ‘The father of all my Five Town books’: The influence of A   Mummer’s Wife on Arnold Bennett’s Anna of the Five Towns.’

Stoddard Martin (University of London): Moore and Hemingway

3.30-4.00: Coffee

4.00-5.00: KEYNOTE (Chair: Adrian Frazier)

Professor Lucy McDiarmid: George Moore, Lady Gregory, and not-proselytising

BANK OF IRELAND THEATRE (NUI Galway):

7.30 Dreaming House by Thomas Kilroy – Rehearsed reading by Mephisto Theatre Company

 

SUNDAY JUNE 5

9.30-11.00: PANEL 1: Moore Hall and the Irish Landed Estates (Chair: Gearoid O’Tuathaigh)

Brigid Clesham/Marie Boran (NUI Galway): The Irish Landed Estates Project

Michelle Reardon (Independent Scholar/Moore Family): The Moores of Moore Hall

Fiona White (GMIT Castlebar) Moore Hall during the Famine 1845-1850

11.00-11.15: COFFEE

11.15: DEPART FOR MOORE HALL

1.00: Tour of Moore Hall with Art Ó Súilleabháin, followed by picnic lunch in grounds of estate.

Optional boating trip to Castle Island

4.00-5.00 Return trip to Galway

8.00: Conference Dinner: O’Grady’s on the Pier

 

MONDAY JUNE 6

9.30: Bus to Coole Park

10.15-11.15: KEYNOTE (Chair: Lucy McDiarmid)

Professor James Pethica: One must be Master: Yeats and Moore in Collaboration

11.30: Brunch at Coole followed by tour of grounds.

3.00: Visit Thoor Ballylee

5.00: Afternoon tea at Moran’s of the weir