[Conference] France & Ireland Meet: George Moore and Others [fr]

A special one-day conference on George Moore (2nd December), the Irish writer who made Paris his home and became the leading propagandist for French Impressionism and literary realism in the English-speaking world.

France & Ireland Meet: George Moore and Others : a special one-day conference on the Irish writer organised by Association for Franco-Irish Studies on December 2nd, with the support of the French Embassy, in Mc Cann Hall, Chatham Row, off Grafton Street (DIT - Conservatory of Music and Drama), Dublin.

"George Moore (1852-1933) is undoubtedly the one whose artistic destiny was fashioned to the greatest extent by his immersion in French literature, painting and culture. He was on intimate terms with literary figures of the stature of Emile Zola, Théophile Gautier, Edouard Dujardin, as well as the impressionist painters Renoir, Degas and Manet. In fact, Manet did a number of portraits of Moore and once famously stated to his friend: ‘There is no Englishman who occupies the position you do in Paris’. No English-speaking foreigner, not even his contemporary Joyce, inspired the esteem that Moore enjoyed among artistic circles in Paris which, when he arrived there for the first time in the 1870s, was a veritable hive of cultural creativity. In addition to the figures already mentioned, Moore was also in regular contact with Paul Alexis, J. K. Huysmans, Stéphane Mallarmé and Villiers de l’Isle Adam. In fact, it is difficult to think of an influential writer or painter resident in Paris at the end of the 19th century whom Moore would not have known. "
Eamon Maher (AFIS).

Fee: This conference will be FREE to all who register in advance. Graduate students will be particularly welcome. Please register by 18 November by email to Mary Pierse (piersems@eircom.net) or Eamon Maher (eamon.maher@ittdublin.ie), stating your affiliation and reasons for attending the conference.

Full programme and more information: http://www.iasil.org/2016/10/2522/

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George Moore (1852-1933) by Edouard Manet

See also "A lasting impression: George Moore in France" by Lara Marlowe, The Irish Times, 29/10/2016. Full article available here

Published on 30/11/2016

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