George Moore

I have recently completed a major research project applying pragmatic theory in the neo-Gricean tradition to the analysis of the re-writings of the Irish novelist George Moore.

Moore re-wrote many of his major works extensively, both before and after publication. I am particularly interested in his post-publication re-writings, and in questions about what they can tell us about changes in literary style and in the projected relationship between narrator and reader.

The Pragmatics of Revision: George Moore’s Acts of Rewriting will be published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2020.