CFP: George Moore: Across Borders (France) (10/15/06; 3/30/07-3/31/07)

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International Conference

Date: 30-31 March 2007

Venue: Université Charles de Gaulle-Lille 3, France
CECILLE (Centre d'Etudes des Civilisations, Littératures et Langues Etrangères)
and CERIUL (Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches Irlandaises de l'Université de
Lille) Research Centres

Deadline for submission of proposals : 15 October 2006

A cosmopolitan Irishman, George Moore in his day (1852-1933), is a European
writer who, in his day, practised, promoted and facilitated significant
intermeshing of the arts, aesthetic trends and national literary movements.
Although not currently accorded the literary stardom bestowed on his
compatriots Yeats and Joyce, his name is readily associated with Naturalism in
the novel and in the theatre, with Impressionism in painting, with Paterian
aesthetics, with the Irish literary Revival, with Wagnerism, with the
suffragettes, and so much more. Eclectic, a dilettante and a self-confessed
'chameleon', Moore moves between countries, always exploring and promulgating a
variety of artistic developments. Moore goes beyond genre boundaries, he
translates the visual into prose, and he infuses the physical with the
It is these journeys, contacts, crossings, revisions, conversions and
re-conversions that this conference proposes to explore:

- Moore and his successive homelands (Ireland, France, England); Moore and
- Moore at the artistic frontiers: literature, painting, music, art criticism
- the gamut of literary genres: drama, short story, novel, essay, pamphlet etc.
- autobiography and the limits of the Self
- Moore's religions: Catholicism, Protestantism, 'Revivalism', philosophy,
- Moore and language: English, French, Irish
- the correspondence
- Moore in translation
- grafts, transplants and transfusions in Moore's prose
- Writing the body: transgressing codes; sublimation process
- Actors, actresses and artists: drama and rôles
- Moore reads: Balzac, Flaubert, Zola, Dostoyevsky, Turgenev.

Conference Committee: Fabienne Dabrigeon-Garcier (Université Lille 3), Bernard
Escarbelt (Université Lille 3), Ann Heilmann (University of Hull), Christine
Huguet (Université Lille 3), Alain Labau (Université de Caen), Mary Pierse
(University College Cork).

Proposals (200-300 words), together with a brief CV, should be sent to Fabienne
Dabrigeon-Garcier ( or Christine Huguet
( before 15 October 2006.

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