This collection of eleven essays positions Moore within a developing and expanding international readership during the course of the nineteenth century. In accounting for the successes he achieved and the challenges he faced, recurring themes include: Moore’s influence and reputation; modes of dissemination through networks and among communities; also, the articulation of personal, political, and national identities. This book, the product of an international team of scholars, is the first to focus explicitly on the reputations of Thomas Moore in different parts of the world, including Bombay, Dublin, Leipzig, and London, as well as America, Canada, Greece, and the Hispanic world. Through it, we will understand more about Moore’s reception, and also appreciate how the publication and dissemination of poetry and song in the romantic and Victorian eras operated in different parts of the world—in particular considering how artistic and political networks effected the transmission of cultural products.
Table of Contents
List of Figures
1 The Role of Community, Network and Sentiment in Shaping the Reputations of Thomas Moore
Moore’s Reputations as a Poet
2 "A Canadian Boat Song": Origins and Impact in English Canada
3 Satire, Militarism and the Hunt: Appropriations of Thomas Moore in Sporting Bombay
Máire Ní Fhlathúin
4 Thomas Moore in the Hispanic World
SARA MEDINA CALZADA
5 When Thomas Moore Was the Headline Act: John Boyle O’Reilly, Cultural Politics and the Marketability of Moore
BRIAN G. CARAHER
Moore’s Reputations as Established through Music Networks
6 The National Airs and Moore’s Reputation in London
7 Romantic Patriotism and the Building of Reputation: The Case of Robert Schumann’s Paradies und die Peri
8 "Higher Universal Language of the Heart" The Reputations of Moore’s Irish Melodies in the US
Moore’s Reputations as Established through Political Networks
9 ‘Where bastard freedom waves Her fustian flag in mockery over slaves’: Thomas Moore in America
10 The Influence of Thomas Moore in the Nineteenth-century Greek-speaking World
KATHLEEN ANN O’DONNELL
11 Young Ireland and the Superannuated Bard: Rewriting Thomas Moore in The Nation
Notes on Contributors
Sarah McCleave is Senior Lecturer in the School of Arts, English and Languages at Queen’s University Belfast; she was Director of the Centre for Eighteenth-Century Studies (2015-2017).
Tríona O’Hanlon is a violinist and musicologist; she was Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellow in Music at the School of Arts, English and Languages at Queen’s University Belfast (2015-2017).