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Re-imagining Moore

When

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - 13:00   |  
13:00

Where

Academy House, 19 Dawson Street

Tickets

No booking required

Professor Harry White, MRIA, will give the first 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:

Harry White is Professor of Music at University College Dublin and a Fellow of the Royal Irish Academy of Music. His publications include The Keeper's Recital (1998), The Progress of Music in Ireland (2005), Music and the Irish Literary Imagination (2008) and (with Barra Boydell) The Encyclopaedia of Music in Ireland (2013). He was elected to the Royal Irish Academy in 2006 and to the Academy of Europe in 2015. In 2018, he became the first Irish person to be elected a Corresponding Fellow of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts.

Other lectures in this series:

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

6 November, 2019: ‘Genius of the East?  Moore's Orientalism’ by Dr Daniel Roberts, School of Arts, English & Languages, QUB

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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