“George Moore in London”
London, more than any other city, was George Moore’s home town. From his arrival as a ‘green’ Mayo teenager in 1869, to achieving ‘Sage of Ebury Street’ status before 1920, it was in London that Moore produced most of his work. Despite artistic awakenings in Paris, or literary adventures in Dublin, it was to London that Moore always returned.
The focus of this conference will be George Moore’s relationship with his ‘home town’. How did London influence GM’s writing, and indeed, to what extent did GM influence the literary/artistic life of London in the sixty odd years of his coming and going?
Topics may include but are by no means limited to:
- Moore’s Literary Legacy
- Moore and Autobiography
- Moore as Collaborator
- Moore as Conduit of European Influence (Dujardin, Zola, Wagner . . . . )
- The Irish Big House in London
- Impressionism and British Art
- Moore’s London Circle
- A Modern Lover: Moore and Women
- Moore and the London Periodical
- Literary Modernism and/or the Modernist Heresy
- Independent Theatre: London to Dublin
- Moore and Cultural Capital – Social Networks in London
- Moore: A French Writer Living in England?
- French Realism and the Victorian Novel
- Circulate This! Moore and Controversy
- Impressions and Opinions: The Artist as Critic
Abstracts (150-200 words) for individual papers (max. 20 minutes) or for round tables are welcome. Submissions must include name, institutional affiliation or independent scholar status, and contact information, and should reach Conor Montague before May 21, 2015.
The City Literary Institute is located at Keeley Street, Covent Garden, London
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