1st Edition

The Reputations of Thomas Moore
Poetry, Music, and Politics




ISBN 9780367353391
Published August 12, 2019 by Routledge
256 Pages

USD $160.00

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Book Description

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

Introduction

1 The Role of Community, Network and Sentiment in Shaping the Reputations of Thomas Moore

SARAH McCLEAVE

PART I

Moore’s Reputations as a Poet

2 "A Canadian Boat Song": Origins and Impact in English Canada

D.M.R. BENTLEY

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

PART II

Moore’s Reputations as Established through Music Networks

6 The National Airs and Moore’s Reputation in London

Tríona O’Hanlon

7 Romantic Patriotism and the Building of Reputation: The Case of Robert Schumann’s Paradies und die Peri

ANJA BUNZEL

8 "Higher Universal Language of the Heart" The Reputations of Moore’s Irish Melodies in the US

SARAH GERK

Part III

 Moore’s Reputations as Established through Political Networks

9 ‘Where bastard freedom waves Her fustian flag in mockery over slaves’: Thomas Moore in America

JENNIFER MARTIN

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

Francesca Benatti

Bibliography

Notes on Contributors

Index

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Editor(s)

Biography

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).