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Listen back to our Lunchtime Lecture series on 'Discovering Thomas Moore'

05 December 2019

This lecture series accompanies the Library's exhibition Discovering Thomas Moore: Ireland in nineteenth-century Europe

Curated by musicologist Dr Sarah McCleave, School of Arts, English & Languages, QUB, this 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. You can now listen to all five lectures in this series below. 

'Re-imagining Moore' by Professor Harry White, MRIA.
'Thomas Moore in Paris' by Dr Tríona O'Hanlon.
'Genius of the East?' by Dr Daniel Roberts.
'Sentiment and song in Moore's Irish melodies and Lalla Rookh' by Dr Sarah McCleave.
'The politicization of the harp through Moore's Irish melodies' by Professor Úna Hunt. 

Further Reading:

A King of Prussia, a Russian Grand Duke, an Indian Princess — and Thomas Moore — Ireland in Europe in 1821.

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