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Genius of the East? Moore's Orientalism

When

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 - 13:00

Where

Academy House, 19 Dawson Street

Tickets

No booking required

Dr Daniel Roberts will give the third lecture in our series on 'Discovering Thomas Moore'.

This lecture series accompanies our current exhibition 'Discovering Thomas Moore: Ireland in nineteenth-century Europe'. Curated by musicologist Dr Sarah McCleave, School of Arts, English & Languages, QUB, the exhibition exposes the breadth of Moore’s research and writing about Ireland and explores Moore’s role as an Irish writer with an international reputation in positioning Ireland within Europe through cultural exchange. It also addresses contemporary European fascination with the orient and Moore’s influential role in depicting eastern culture, particularly via his hugely successful work, Lalla Rookh.

Speaker:

Daniel Sanjiv Roberts teaches Eighteenth-Century and Romantic-Period Literature at Queen’s University Belfast. He has edited Thomas De Quincey and Robert Southey and written extensively on Romanticism and the East.

Other lectures in this series:

9 October, 2019: ‘Re-imagining Moore’ by Prof. Harry White, MRIA, School of Music, UCD

30 October, 2019: ‘Thomas Moore in Paris’ by Dr Tríona O'Hanlon, Independent Scholar

13 November, 2019: ‘Sentiment and song in Moore's Irish melodies and Lalla Rookh’ by Dr Sarah McCleave, School of Arts, English & Languages, QUB

20 November, 2019: ‘The politicization of the harp through Moore's Irish melodies’ by Prof. Úna Hunt, Conservatory of Music and Drama, TU Dublin

Free admission. No individual booking required. Group bookings please contact: library@ria.ie / 01-6090620

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