Study Day: New Directions in Moore Research



Study Day: New Directions in Moore Research

Fri 3rd May, at School of Creative Arts (Music), Queen’s University Belfast.

10.00 – 17.00

 The last decade has witnessed a scholarly re-evaluation of the Romantic Irish poet Thomas Moore (1779-1852). This study day, which is part of the Thomas Moore Festival taking place at Queen’s University Belfast from 26 April-17 May 2013, aims to further this process. We seek abstracts of approximately 150 words for short (15 minute papers) on any aspect of Moore’s life, work, and legacy from both early career and established researchers. We will programme a generous amount of time for discussion. We particularly welcome abstracts from postgraduates as it is hoped that this day will give students working in the area an opportunity to share their research.

Keynote speakers are Dr Julia Wright (Dalhousie University, Canada), and Professor Harry White (University College Dublin). The day will also include a lunchtime performance from pianist Úna Hunt and soprano Katy Kelly, who will offer a selection of songs from Moore’s Irish Melodies and his National Airs.

Abstracts and queries should be submitted to Dr Sarah McCleave  or Joanne Burns by April 1st 2013.