Conference – France and Ireland Meet: George Moore and Others



France and Ireland Meet: George Moore and Others


AFIS (the Association for Franco Irish Studies) will host a special one-day conference on 2 December 2016.

The outline programme appears below.

Venue:  Mc Cann Hall, Chatham Row, off Grafton Street, Dublin. This historic hall is now part of the DIT College of Music and AFIS gratefully acknowledges the gracious assistance of the Dept of Music, DIT


Time: 9.15 -5.00

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 ( or Eamon Maher (, stating your affiliation and reasons for attending the conference.


Outline Programme (subject to minor time alterations)


9.15:  Welcome

9.30:   Panel 1:

Professor Adrian Frazier (NUI Galway)

‘George Moore’s programme: Modern France as model for a New Ireland’

Maggie Breslin

‘Writing Home from Paris’

Dr Mark Corcoran (NUI Galway)

‘Moore French than the French Themselves.’


11.15   BREAK   

11.40   Panel 2

Conor Montague

‘A Tale of Two Georges’

Dr Mary Pierse (UCC)

‘George Moore and a French Artistic Legacy’


12.45   LUNCH  BREAK


14.30  Panel 3

Professor  George Hughes

‘George Moore as Zola’s “ricochet.” Reading A Mummer’s Wife through Thérèse Raquin.

Séamus O’Kane (NCFIS)

‘Vision in George Moore and John McGahern’

Dr Eamon Maher (NCFIS)

‘An author in his book must be like God in the Universe: Always present, but nowhere visible’. Gustave Flaubert’s Influence on George Moore and John McGahern.’


16.00  The Summing up


16.15  A Stroll to Ely Place, George Moore’s home in Dublin,

and centre of many cultural activities then and now.


Optional adjournment for refreshment.