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Director: Dr Sarah Alyn Stacey, BA (Hull), PhD (Hull), FTCD, Membre de l’Académie de Savoie

Dr Sarah Alyn Stacey is a Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in the Department of French and a Fellow of Trinity College. She has also been awarded Membership of the prestigious Académie de Savoie. Her main research and publishing area is French Renaissance poetry, with specific reference to Marc-Claude de Buttet, the Court poetry of Savoy, the influence of the Pléiade, Classical and Italian influences on French Renaissance poetry, and hermeneutics.She has also published on the seventeenth-century poet Saint-Amant, contemporary French women's writing, Franco-Irish links in World War Two and Franco-Irish sporting links.

Her publications include the following books:

  • Marc-Claude de Buttet: L’Amalthée (1575), critical edition (Paris: Champion, 2003)
  • Culture and Conflict in Seventeenth-Century France and Ireland, co-edited with Véronique Desnain (Dublin: Four Courts, 2004)
  • Marc-Claude de Buttet (1529/31-1586): l’honneur de la Savoie (Paris: Champion, 2006)
  • Court and Humour in the French Renaissance: Essays in Honour of Professor Pauline Smith (Oxford: Peter Lang, 2009)
  • Political, Religious and Social Conflict in the States of Savoy, 1400-1700 (Oxford: Peter Lang, 2014)

For ten years (1996-2006) she was Associate Editor of the journal Renaissance Studies published by Blackwell. She is a long-standing member of the Council of the Society for Renaissance Studies and, in 2008, organized the third Biennial Interdisciplinary Conference of the Society in Trinity College Dublin. On her initiative, the Society for Renaissance Studies established an Undergraduate Prize in 2012 and she is the current co-ordinator of it. She has also served for six years as a member of the Executive Council of the Society for French Studies. She was recently appointed as a member of the editorial board of H-France.

She is willing to supervise students in the areas of French Renaissance literature, Italian and Classical influences on French Renaissance literature, the Court of Savoy in the 16th century, French Renaissance Thought, and Late-Medieval French Poetry.

Dr Alyn Stacey may be contacted by email or by telephone on (01) 896 2686; her office is room 4105 of the Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin.

Department of French/Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies
School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
Trinity College
Dublin 2
Tel: (00353 1) 896 2686

Last updated 9 May 2018 by Sarah Alyn Stacey (Email).