CFP: [Victorian] George Moore and His Contemporaries (09/05/08-09/06/08)

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Professor Ann Heilmann
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Third International George Moore Conference
5-6 September 2008, University of Hull, UK

Keynote speakers: Adrian Frazier (NUI Galway) and Elizabeth Grubgeld
(Oklahoma State University)

George Moore (1852-1933), Anglo-Irish novelist, journalist, short story
writer, memoirist, autobiographer, art critic, dramatist, and sometime poet
and painter, was a prominent and often notorious figure in many literary
and aesthetic movements at the end of the nineteenth and into the twentieth
centuries. A self-proclaimed enfant terrible of the fin de siècle (which
saw bans imposed on many of his novels, including A Modern Lover, A
Mummer’s Wife, Esther Waters), Moore never ceased to challenge established
literary conventions, styles and subject matter. Although too much of an
individualist to align himself neatly with specific cultural groupings,
Moore was nevertheless associated with most of the key movements of his
time. At the turn of the century he assumed a pivotal role in the Irish
Literary Revival, and in the early twentieth century he continued to
experiment with form and genre, revising many of his earlier writings and
developing new interests in fields such as classical adaptation.

2008 marks the 75th anniversary of Moore’s death. This conference seeks to
consolidate recent reassessments of the significance of Moore’s diverse
body of work and his interaction with and influence upon his literary and
artistic contemporaries. We encourage proposals on a wide variety of topics
related to George Moore and his contemporaries which might include:

·Impressionism, Naturalism, Symbolism, Wagnerism, Decadence, Modernism
·Short fiction and the short story
·Collaborative authorship
·Autobiography, life writing, and letters
·Fin-de-siècle journalism and art criticism
·Late 19th and early 20th-century psychology and science in literature
·Anglo-French literary and artistic relations
·Literary locations: County Mayo, Dublin, London, Paris, …
·Literature and the arts
·Literature, religion and agnosticism/atheism
·Gender and sexuality at the fin de siecle and beyond
·New Women and New Men
·Literary relations: George Moore and: AE (George William Russell), Charles
Baudelaire, Max Beerbohm, Joseph Conrad, Pearl Craigie, Maud and Nancy
Cunard, Edouard Dujardin, George Egerton, George Gissing, Lady Gregory,
Thomas Hardy, Henry James, James Joyce, D. H. Lawrence, Stéphane Mallarmé,
Edouard Manet, Edward Martyn, Guy de Maupassant, Olive Schreiner, G. B.
Shaw, Algernon Charles Swinburne, Ivan Turgenev, W. B. Yeats, Oscar Wilde,
Virginia Woolf, Emile Zola, …

Please send a 250 word abstract for a 20-minute paper by 31 January 2008 to:

Professor Ann Heilmann (University of Hull, UK):
Dr Mark Llewellyn (University of Liverpool, UK):


Advisory Board: Professor Fabienne Garcier (University of Lille 3), Dr
Christine Huguet (University of Lille 3), Dr Mary Pierse (University
College Cork).

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