CFP: [Poetry] Thomas Moore: Texts, Contexts, Hypertext. 28-29 Nov 2008.

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Thomas Moore:

Texts, Contexts, Hypertext

28-29 November 2008

Moore Institute

National University of Ireland, Galway


Speakers include:

Luke Gibbons, Una Hunt, Ronan Kelly, Jane Moore, Emer Nolan, Harry White

The Moore Institute at the National University of Ireland, Galway will host
a two-day multi-disciplinary conference on the life, work and legacy of
Thomas Moore (1779-1852).

Moore was a major figure in nineteenth-century Irish, British, European and
American cultural life, but suffered an eclipse of reputation in the
twentieth century that has begun to be challenged. This conference aims to
examine and debate Moore's diverse cultural productions across a variety of

The conference organisers invite papers examining multiple facets of
Moore's identity as a poet, biographer, satirist, lyricist, melodist,
polemicist and historian. Possible topics include (but are not limited to):

                        Moore and Irish national identity

                        Moore and European romanticism

                        Moore and music

                        Moore and orientalism

                        Moore and politics

                        Textual and editorial issues for Moore's work

The conference will include the launch of the pilot version of the
IRCHSS-funded online Thomas Moore Hypermedia Archive, and will host an
exhibition 'My Gentle Harp: Moore's Irish Melodies 1808-2008', curated by
the Royal Irish Academy.

On Saturday 29 November, the conference will host a concert performance of
Moore's Irish Melodies under the direction of Una Hunt.

Abstracts (500 words maximum) for 20-minute papers should be emailed to
Sean Ryder, Moore Institute, NUI Galway ( before 1
August 2008.
This event is funded by the Irish Research Council for Humanities and
Social Sciences with support from the Moore Institute for Research in
Humanities and Social Studies.

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