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'If you are going to be an artist, you must be ashamed of nothing but to be ashamed.'

Welcome to the George Moore Association

Dedicated to the study of Moore's life and works

As a writer, Moore was a transitional, boundary-crossing figure

  • From the 19th to the 20th century

  • Across Ireland, France, and the UK

  • From naturalism to modernism

  • From the novel to precursors of 'personal nonfiction'

  • From sole authorship to collaborative forms of social authorship

  • From hetero to polyvalent sexualities

There's more, much more

to learn about George Moore...

Manet, George Moore (Metroolitan Museum

Portrait of George Moore by Edouard Manet, May 1879, in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY.

The 1st George Moore Student Essay Competition

First prize: 100 euros

The competition is open to undergraduate and postgraduate students.


Submission Deadline: 28th March  2024


The prize will be  presented at the conference.

See 'Call for Papers' page for essay guidelines. 




George Moore  In Dublin. 











24th February is the date of GM’s birthday.  We intend to celebrate just one day early when there will be a George Moore Day at the Hugh Lane Gallery in Dublin on 23rd February 2024. This will be a day when GM’s connections with Dublin will feature, especially his links with people, with art generally, and with art connected to the gallery, as also with music,  and creative life in the city during his sojourn in Ely Place.  There will be an important live music  recital in very elegant surroundings.  Mark this date in your diary. There will be no entrance charge but booking is important (see 'Call for Papers' page for link to the event).  The GMA is most grateful to Dr O’Donnell and the gallery for the opportunity to highlight the artistic riches of a time, a place, and an author. 

Update: The Hugh Lane seminar is fully booked.  However, all George Moore affiliates will be accommodated. 

The full programme for the day is now finalised.   

​See 'More', Call for Papers page


2024 Conference

The Transitional: George Moore at the Fin de Siecle ​​

The website for the 2024 George Moore International Conference at the University of Liverpool is now live.  It will be regularly updated to give a picture of what is planned for 8-10 May 2024.  We hope that the conference will attract new participants and we know that the visit to Liverpool will be interesting. One of the extra attractions will be a visit to the Chester Cup race – and you will remember that when G.H. Moore’s horse Coranna won that cup, he used some of the prize money to help his tenants during the famine.  Horse racing and gambling feature strongly in Esther Waters so there may be papers that address those aspects of the Moore history.

See 'Call for Papers' page for further details.  Deadline for paper proposals 30th January 2024.


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