George Moore’s Paris and his ongoing french Connections

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THURSDAY, 3 October: Event      [FULLY BOOKED OUT]

  • 19:30-21:00: Nocturne at the Musée d’Orsay: guided visit to the Impressionist paintings.

    If your travel plans allow you to reach Paris in time on Thursday, 3rd October, you might like to avail of a special group entry for a guided visit to the Musée d’Orsay that evening. This is a wonderful opportunity to see the newly reorganized and re-hung exhibition of important Impressionist art in the company of an English-speaking guide. We shall reserve a number of tickets and it will be first-come, first served. Please notify the organisers if you have already registered for the conference but not for the visit.

    Meet at Musée d’Orsay (Entrance B) at 19:30 for 19.45 guided visit.


FRIDAY, 4 October

  • 09:30-10:00 Welcome and registration
  • 10:00-10:15 Official opening by His Excellency Rory Montgomery, Ambassador of Ireland to France.
  • 10:15-11:15 Plenary Lecture 1 by Professor Adrian Frazier (NUI Galway), “George Moore, Maud Gonne and the Anti-Dreyfusards”
  • 11:15-12:45 Panel 1: Moore’s ‘Belle Époque’: Parisian Society and Culture
    • Ann Heilmann (University of Cardiff), “‘Duels with Toy Revolvers’: The French Writer as Muse and Rival in Memoirs of My Dead Life
    • Isabelle Enaud-Lechien (University of Lille 3), “Moore et Degas, Acteurs et Spectateurs de la ‘Capitale des Arts'” (an abstract in English will be provided)
    • Kathryn Laing (Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick), “George Moore, Paris, Art and ‘Women, always women'” 
  • 13 :00-14:15 Lunch at the École Normale Supérieure restaurant, 45 rue d’Ulm
  • 14:30-16 :00 Panel 2: Moore’s Aesthetic Commitments
    • Fabienne Gaspari (University of Pau), “The Symphony of the Senses : Baudelaire, Huysmans and Moore”
    • Stoddard Martin (I.E.S., University of London), “Wilde and Moore: Décadents
    • Justine Picchereddu (University of Paris 4-Sorbonne), “‘An art-tortured soul’: Mobility, Fixity, and Authority in George Moore’s Confessions of a Young Man
  • 16 :00-16 :15 Coffee break
  • 16:15-17:45 Panel 3: The Budding Writer’s French Models
    • Melanie Grundmann (Independent Scholar, Berlin), “‘The great purifying influence’: Théophile Gautier and George Moore”
    • Akemi Yoshida (Nagoya Institute of Technology), “Is Evelyn Innes (1898) a Literary Daughter of George Sand’s Consuelo (1843)?
    • Kathi Griffin (Jackson State University), “George Moore’s Esther Waters: Ironically more French than English”
  • 18:00-19:30 Wine Reception and Book Launches
  • Adrian Frazier and Conor Montague, George Moore: Dublin, Paris, Hollywood (Irish Academic Press, 2012)
  • Christine Huguet and Fabienne Dabrigeon-Garcier, George Moore: Across Borders (Rodopi, 2013)
  • Evening Free 

SATURDAY, 5 October

  • 09:30-10:30 Plenary Lecture 2 by Dr Pierre Joannon (Honorary Consul of Ireland in France), “‘Picturesque aspects of a primitive country and barbarous people’: Ireland as Viewed by Moore and Contemporary French Publicists in 1886-1887”
  • 10:30-10:45 Coffee break
  • 10:45-12:15 Panel 4: Impressions, Opinions and Effects: France resurgent in Ireland
    • Rachel Flynn (NUI, Galway), “France and George Moore’s Voice of ‘liberal Catholic dissent’: Parnell and His Island and Confessions of a Young Man
    • Conor Montague (NUI Galway), “Lasting Impressions: From the Forest of Fontainebleau to the Seven Woods of Coole”
    • Maria Elena Jaime de Pablos (University of Almeria), “Melancholia and the Feminine in ‘Priscilla and Emily Lofft'”
  • 12:15-13:45 Lunch Break
  • 13:45-15:15 Panel 5: Moore’s Legacies in Irish literature
    • Mark Corcoran (NUI Galway), “Flaubert, Moore and Joyce:  a Chain of Influences”
    • Brendan Fleming (University of Buckingham), “George Moore and James Joyce: A Critical Reappraisal”
    • John Kenny (NUI Galway), “Parish, France: Moore, McGahern, Banville”
  • 15:15-15:30 Coffee break
  • 15:30-17:00 Panel 6: Albert Nobbs and Other Lives
    • Elizabeth Grubgeld (Oklahoma State University), “Simone Benmussa’s The Singular Life of
    • Albert Nobbs and Second-Wave Feminist Theatre”
    • Round table, “Albert Nobbs in the Cinema and Behind the Scenes”, with special guest French actress Elizabeth Bourgine.
  • 19:45  Conference dinner (with an optional pre-dinner stroll in the Luxembourg Gardens, open till 18:45, or to the Hotel Quai Voltaire) [FULLY BOOKED OUT]

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