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Sarah Alyn Stacey, Chev. de L’Ordre National Du Mérite, B.A. (Hull), PhD (Hull), Membre de L’Académie de Savoie, F.T.C.D. (2004), Associate Professor


Dr Sarah Alyn Stacey graduated from the University of Hull with a first -class joint honours degree in French and Italian. She then undertook a Ph.D on the Savoyard poet Marc-Claude de Buttet (1529/31-1586) under the supervision of the distinguished Renaissance scholar, Pauline Smith. Preparation for this Ph.D was conducted in the various libraries and archives of Paris, Chambéry, Annecy, Geneva, and Turin and comprised extensive research of royal accounts and literary texts and manuscripts.

After holding the post of lectrice in the English Department at the Sorbonne (Paris IV), in 1991 Dr Alyn Stacey was appointed as a temporary Teaching Fellow in the French Department of the University of Saint Andrews. In 1992, she was appointed to a permanent lectureship in the French Department of the University of Wales, Swansea. In 1996, she was appointed to a permanent lectureship in the French Department of Trinity College Dublin. In recognition of her research and her contribution to College life, she was appointed to Fellowship of the College in 2004.

In 1999, Dr Alyn Stacey founded the Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies in Trinity College and in 2001 an inter- and multi-disciplinary MPhil in Medieval Language, Literature and Culture. Dr Alyn Stacey has a long-standing association with the Society for Renaissance Studies: she was the Irish Representative for over 10 years and the Associate Editor of the Society's journal between 1996 and 2006. For 6 years she was a member of the Executive Council of the Society for French Studies. In 2005, she was awarded membership of the prestigious Academie de Savoie in recognition of her contribution to research on the court of Savoy.

Her publications include the following books:

  • Court and Humour in the French Renaissance: Essays in Honour of Professor Pauline Smith (editor)(Oxford, Peter Lang, 2009), 272 pp.
  • Marc-Claude de Buttet 1529/31-86: l'honneur de la Savoie (Paris, Champion; 2006) 250 pp.
  • Marc-Claude de Buttet: "L'Amalthée", critical edition (Paris, Champion, 2003), 585 pp.
  • Culture and Conflict in 17th-Century France and Ireland (editor) (Dublin, Four Courts, 2004), 288 pp.
  • Essays on Heroism in Sport in Ireland and France (editor) (Lampeter, Edwin Mellen Press, 2003), 185 pp.
  • Texte(s) et Intertexte(s) (edited with Eric Le Calvez and Marie-Claude Canova-Green) (Amsterdam/New York, Rodopi, 1997), 294 pp.
  • Research Profile