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Dr. Sarah Alyn-Stacey
Associate Professor, French
Associate Professor, Cntr for Medieval & Renaissance Studies

Biography

Dr Sarah Alyn Stacey has a first -class (joint honors) degree in French and Italian (University of Hull) and a PhD researched under the supervision of the distinguished Renaissance scholar Professor Pauline Smith. Before taking up her lectureship in French Renaissance Literature at Trinity, she held posts at the Sorbonne (Paris IV), the University of Saint Andrews, and the University of Wales, Swansea. Her teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level extends across the early modern period (14th century-18th century)and also embraces film and contemporary French literature. In addition to her post in the French Department, Dr Alyn Stacey is Director of the Trinity Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, a Trinity Research Centre. She founded the Centre in 1999 and in 2001 established its inter- and multi-disciplinary MPhil in Medieval Language, Literature and Culture. Quite apart from her Departmental and Centre responsibilities, Dr Alyn Stacey sits on the Board of Trinity College, the Standing Committee of Fellows, and the Grounds and Gardens Consultative Group of Trinity College.

Awards for research and contribution to the discipline: Fellowship of Trinity College (2004) Membership of the Academie de Savoie (2005) Chevalier dans l'Ordre National du Merite' (2017)

Contribution to the discipline of French and Renaissance Studies: Dr Alyn Stacey has a long-standing association with the Society for Renaissance Studies: she was the Irish Representative for over 10 years,the Associate Editor of the Society's journal (1996-2006), and sat on the Executive Committee for almost twenty years. For 6 years (2000-2006)she was a member of the Executive Council of the Society for French Studies. She is currently a member of the Editorial Board of H-France, the interdisciplinary digital journal recognised as the largest scholarly organisation for francophone history and culture. She is also Chief Editor of the refereed series 'Court Cultures of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance' (Oxford, Peter Lang).

Principal areas of research: . Marc-Claude de Buttet (1529/31-1586); . the Court of Savoy; . Marguerite de France; . Duke Emmanuel-Philibert; . religious, moral and political conflict in Savoy in relation to the European Reformation; . The French Renaissance Court; . French Renaissance political poetry; . The Savoyard archives (Turin; Geneva; Chambéry; Annecy; Paris); . Latin, Greek and Italian influences on French Renaissance poetry; . Franco-Irish cultural links

Her research is organised around research questions relating to themes such as identity, socio-political context, patronage, conflict, virtue, the fashioning of opinion, and poetics. Current project (2017-18):'Political Identity and the Poetical Muse in the French Renaissance'. This is constructed around a set of questions relating to bibliography, performance, morality, power, politics, and readership.

Select publications: Le Premier Livre des Odes de Marc-Claude de Buttet (1560), (forthcoming 2017); Le Second Livre des Odes de Marc-Claude de Buttet (1560), (forthcoming 2017); Political, Religious and Social Conflict in the States of Savoy 1400-1700, Medieval and Early Modern French Studies, 14 (Oxford, Peter Lang, 2014), 327 pp.; 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.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Sarah Alyn Stacey, Le Second Livre des Odes de Marc-Claude de Buttet (1560), 2019 Book, 2019

Sarah Alyn Stacey, Le Premier Livre des Odes de Marc-Claude de Buttet (1560) , 2019 Book, 2019

Sarah Alyn Stacey, Aurélie Delattre and Adeline Lionetto (eds), La Muse de l'éphémère: Formes de la poésie de circonstance de l'Antiquité à la Renaissance (Paris, Classiques Garnier), Review of La Muse de l'éphémère: Formes de la poésie de circonstance de l'Antiquité à la Renaissance (Paris, Classiques Garnier), , by Aurélie Delattre and Adeline Lionetto (eds), , French Studies, (70:3), 2016 Review, 2016

Sarah Alyn Stacey, 2. Marco and Andrea Merlotti (eds), Stato sabaudo e Sacro Romano Impero, Annali dell'Istituto italo-germanico in Trento Quaderni 92 (Bologna: Il Mulino, 2014), Speculum, 91:3 (July 2016), Review of 2. Marco and Andrea Merlotti (eds), Stato sabaudo e Sacro Romano Impero, Annali dell'Istituto italo-germanico in Trento Quaderni 92 (Bologna: Il Mulino, 2014), by Marco and Andrea Merlotti (eds) , Speculum, 91, (3), 2016 Review, 2016

Sarah Alyn Stacey, 'Un esprit inventif: Marc-Claude de Buttet : "la nouvelle poësie bien différente de l'accotumée"', Mémoires de l'Académie des Sciences, Belles Lettres et Arts de Savoie, neuvième série, tome 1 (201, 1, 2015, p331 - 362 Journal Article, 2015

Sarah Alyn Stacey, 'Pléiade Poetics: Réécriture, transcendance and immanence' (ADEFFI Annual Conference,17-19 0ctober 2014), 2014 Conference Paper, 2014

Sarah Alyn Stacey, Political, Religious and Social Conflict in the States of Savoy, 1400-1700, Oxford, Peter Lang, 2014, 327pp.pp Book, 2014

'An Edition of the "Apologie de Marc-Claude de Buttet pour la Savoie" (1554) in, editor(s)Sarah Alyn Stacey , Political, Religious and Social Conflict in the States of Savoy 1400-1700, Medieval and Early Modern French Studies, no.13 , Oxford, Peter Lang, 2014, pp97-123 , [Sarah Alyn Stacey] Book Chapter, 2014

'Introduction' in, editor(s)Sarah Alyn Stacey , to Political, Religious and Social Conflict in the States of Savoy 1400-1700 , Oxford, Peter Lang, 2014, pp1 - 13, [Sarah Alyn Stacey] Book Chapter, 2014

Sarah Alyn Stacey, Un esprit inventif : Marc-Claude de Buttet et la 'nouvelle poёsie bien différente de l'accotumée' (Discours de réception, Salon de l' Académie de Savoie ; 28 November 2014), 2014 Conference Paper, 2014

'Marc-Claude de Buttet's "Apologie [...] pour la Savoie" (1554): conflicting Perceptions of the 1536 French Invasion of Savoy', in, Political, Religious and Social Conflict in the States of Savoy 1400-1700, Oxford, Peter Lang, 2014, pp77-95 , [Sarah Alyn Stacey] Book Chapter, 2014

'Moral Authority and the Pursuit of Pleasure in Marguerite de Navarre's "Heptameron"' in, editor(s)Eavan O'Brien , Representing Women's Authority in the Early-Modern World: Struggles, Strategies and Morality, Rome, Aracne Editrice, 2013, pp25 - 58, [Sarah Alyn Stacey] Book Chapter, 2013

Sarah Alyn Stacey, The Medieval Imagination: 'Mirabile dictu'. Essays in Honour of Yolande de Pontfarcy Sexton, ed. Phyllis Gaffney and Jean-Michel Picard (Dublin, Four Courts Press, 2012), Modern Language Review, 108, (4), 2013, p1259 - 1261 Review Article, 2013

Sarah Alyn Stacey, 'Texts, Transitions and Tensions: The French Occupation of Savoy in 1536 and its Aftermath', Latin and Vernacular: Texts, Transitions and Tensions in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, organised by the Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Bergen and the Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Trinity College Dublin; Trinity College Dublin, 7-8 September 2012, Latin and Vernacular: Texts, Transitions and Tensions in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, 7-8 September 2012, 2012 Conference Paper, 2012

Sarah Alyn Stacey, 'Retirez vous en vous, mais préparez vous premierement de vous y recevoir' (Essais, 1,39): Montaigne's apologia for retreat' , Association des études françaises et francophone d'Irlande (ADEFFI) , Galway, 19-21 October 2012, 2012 Conference Paper, 2012

'Patria non immemor': Ireland and the Liberation of France' in, editor(s)Gerald Morgan and Gavin Hughes , Southern Ireland and the Liberation of France, Geneva and Oxford, Peter Lang, 2011, pp1 - 22, [Sarah Alyn Stacey] Book Chapter, 2011

Sarah Alyn Stacey, Commemorating Chivalry: Didacticism and the Worthy Cause, The Writing and Representation of War in Medieval Europe, University of Bergen, 7-8 September 2011, 2011 Conference Paper, 2011

Sarah Alyn Stacey, 'Tourmenter, tuer et damner les hommes': Women and Vice in Marguerite de Navarre's Heptaméron, Forum for the Study of Early Modern Women in Continental Europe, Trinity College Dublin, 2-3 September 2010, 2010 Conference Paper, 2010

Le Poète Savoyard de la Renaissance; Marc-Claude de Buttet 1529/31-1586 in, editor(s)Louis Terreaux , Histoire de la literature savoyarde, Montmélian, Académie de Savoie, 2010, pp203-229 , [Sarah Alyn Stacey] Book Chapter, 2010

Sarah Alyn Stacey, Review of Jane Conroy (ed.) "Franco-Irish Connections: Essays, Memoirs and Poems in Honour of Pierre Joannon" Dublin, Four Courts Press, 2009, H-France Review, 10, (195), 2010, p195 Review, 2010 URL TARA - Full Text

Sarah Alyn Stacey, Review of "The French Renaissance Court", New Haven, CT, Yale University Press, (2008) , by Robert Knecht , French Studies, 64, (4), 2010, p482-483 Review, 2010

S. Alyn Stacey, Conflicting Poetries and Identities: the Representation of the Habsburg-Valois Wars in the French Renaissance, Cultures of War, University of Warwick, 25 April 2009, 2009 Conference Paper, 2009

S. Alyn Stacey, Between Two Courts: Nationhood and Diplomacy in the Works of Marc-Claude de Buttet, Sixteenth Century Studies Conference, Geneva, 28-30 May 2009, 2009 Conference Paper, 2009

Sarah Alyn Stacey, Paradox and Politics: Franco-Savoyard Relations in the Work of Marc-Claude de Buttet (1554-), University of Wales, Bangor, 2 June 2009, 2009 Conference Paper, 2009

Between Two Courts: Nationhood and Diplomacy in the Works of Marc-Claude de Buttet 1554-1561 in, editor(s)S. Alyn Stacey , Court and Humour in the French Renaissance: Essays in Honour of Professor Pauline Smith, Geneva, Peter Lang, 2009, pp57 - 80, [S. Alyn Stacey] Book Chapter, 2009

Introduction in, editor(s)S. Alyn Stacey , Court and Humour in the French Renaissance: Essays in Honour of Professor Pauline Smith, Geneva, Peter Lang, 2009, pp7 - 15, [S. Alyn Stacey] Book Chapter, 2009

Sarah Alyn Stacey, Court and Humour in the French Renaissance: Essays in Honour of Professor Pauline Smith , edition, Geneva, Peter Lang, 2009, 1 - 272pp Book, 2009

S. Alyn Stacey, 'Que sa conscience et sa vertu reluisent en son parler': Telling Lies and Telling the Truth in Montaigne's Essais, Annual Conference of the Association des Etudes francaises et francophones d'Irlande, Trinity College Dublin, 5-6 October 2007, 2007 Conference Paper, 2007

Sarah Alyn Stacey, Nationhood in the Poetry of Marc-Claude de Buttet, History Seminar of the University of Liverpool, University of Liverpool, April, 2007, 2007 Conference Paper, 2007

S. Alyn Stacey, Honour, Privilege and Intellectual Activity at the Court of Savoy under Marguerite de France, International Conference of the Society for Renaissance Studies, University of Edinburgh, 6-8 July 2006, 2006 Conference Paper, 2006

Sarah Alyn Stacey, Review of Jean-Philippe Beaulieu (ed.), Hélisenne de Crenne : les angoisses douloureuses qui procèdent d'amour, Saint-Etienne, Saint-Etienne University Press, 2005, The Modern Language Review, 101, (4), 2006, p1108-1108 Review, 2006 TARA - Full Text

Alyn Stacey S. , Marc-Claude de Buttet (1529/31-86), l'honneur de la Savoie, Paris, Champion, 2006, 235pp Book, 2006

Sarah Alyn Stacey, Review of Ullrich Langer (ed.), "The Cambridge Companion to Montaigne" Cambridge University Press, 2005, Renaissance Studies, 21, (1), 2006, p140-142 Review, 2006

S. Alyn Stacey, La Providence et le hasard dans la poésie de la Pléiade, Hasard et Providence: XIVe-XVIIe Siecles, Centre d'Etudes Superieures de la Renaissance, Tours, 3-9 July 2006, 2006 Conference Paper, 2006

S. Alyn Stacey, 'Une nouvelle poesie bien diferente de l'accotumee': the Fortunes of Metrical Verse inn French Renaissance Poetry, Renaissance Greek Conference, Trinity College Dublin, September 2005, 2005 Conference Paper, 2005

Sarah Alyn Stacey, Véronique Desnain, Culture and Conflict in 17th-Century France and Ireland, Dublin, Four Courts, 2004, 288pp Book, 2004

Introduction in, editor(s)Sarah Alyn Stacey and Véronique Desnain , Culture and Conflict in 17th-Century France and Ireland, Dublin, Four Courts, 2004, pp9 - 17, [Alyn Stacey S.] Book Chapter, 2004

Harmony and Disharmony in Saint-Amant's Cosmos in, editor(s)Sarah Alyn Stacey and Véronique Desnain , Culture and Conflict in 17th-Century France and Ireland, Dublin, Four Courts, 2004, pp82 - 100, [Alyn Stacey S.] Book Chapter, 2004

Sarah Alyn Stacey, Marc-Claude de Buttet: "L'Amalthée" (1575), Paris, Champion, 2003, 584pp Book, 2003

Heroism in Sport: Ireland and France in, editor(s)Sarah Alyn Stacey , Essays on Heroism in Sport in Ireland and France, Lampeter, Edwin Mellen Press, 2003, pp1 - 18, [Alyn Stacey S.] Book Chapter, 2003

Alyn Stacey S., Essays on Heroism in Sport in Ireland and France, Lampeter, Edwin Mellen Press, 2003, 185pp Book, 2003

Alyn Stacey S., Quand plein d'ennui estrange/Buttet traçoit cette euvre": Marc-Claude de Buttet et la publication du Premier Livre des vers, Nouvelle Revue du Seizième Siècle, 2, 2002, p25 - 35 Journal Article, 2002

On ne s'entendait plus et c'était parfait ainsi: Misunderstandings in the Novels of Agnès Desarthe in, editor(s)Gill Rye and Michael Worton , Women's Writing in France: New Writers, New Literatures in the 1990s, Manchester, MUP, 2002, pp106 - 117, [Alyn Stacey S.] Book Chapter, 2002 URL

Pétrarque et le pétrarquisme plurilinguistique: émergence d'un texte européen in, editor(s)Pierre Blanc , Dynamique d'une expansion culturelle: Pétrarque en Europe du XIVe au XXe siècle, Paris, Champion, 2001, pp259 - 273, [Alyn Stacey S.] Book Chapter, 2001

Alyn Stacey S., On ne s'entendait plus et c'était parfait ainsi: Misunderstandings in the Novels of Agnès Desarthe, Women's Writing in France in the 1990s: New Writers, New Literatures?, Institute of Romance Studies, University of London, 21-22 January, 2000 Conference Paper, 2000

Alyn Stacey S., French Studies: The Sixteenth Century, The Years Work in Modern Language Studies, 59, (1997), 1998, p82 - 121 Journal Article, 1998

Alyn Stacey S., Platonic Allusion in French Renaissance Poetry, International Conference Secret Spaces/Forbidden Places, Herstmonceux Castle, Sussex, 24-26 April 1998, 1998 Conference Paper, 1998

Alyn Stacey S., Kieslowski's Bleu, Blanc, Rouge; an exercise in intertextual interweaving, Twenty-Fourth Annual Symposium of the Royal Irish Academy: Intertextuality: Continuities and Discontinuies, Trinity College Dublin, 7-8 November, 1997 Conference Paper, 1997

S. Alyn Stacey, E. Le Calvez and M.-C. Canova-Green., Texte(s) et Intertexte(s), Faux Titre 139, Amsterdam-Atlanta, Rodopi, 1997, 294pp Book, 1997

L'Intertextualité translinguistique: réécritures francophones de sources italiennes à la Renaissance' in, editor(s)E. Le Calvez, M.-C. Canova-Green, S. Alyn Stacey , Texte(s) et Intertexte(s), Amsterdam-Atlanta, Rodopi, 1997, pp97 - 112, [Alyn Stacey S.] Book Chapter, 1997

Alyn Stacey S., French Studies: The Sixteenth Century, The Years Work in Modern Language Studies, 58, (1996), 1997, p85 - 118 Journal Article, 1997

Renaissance Studies, Oxford, OUP then Wiley Blackwell, [Associate Editor], 1996-2007 Editorial Board, 1996

Alyn Stacey S., 'Me narcisant sus une ombre infidelle: reflections on the Narcissus myth in French Renaissance Literature, Reclothing the Muse: Renaissance Rewritings of Classical Sources, Society for Renaissance Studies-University of Swansea, 17-18 May, 1996 Conference Paper, 1996

Alyn Stacey S., British section of the Bibliographie internationale de l'Humanisme et de la Renaissance, vol. xxviii. Travaux parus en 1992, Genève, Droz, 1996, 387 et passimpp Book, 1996

Alyn Stacey S., Intertextualité mythologique: érosion et interprétants, Michigan Romance Studies: Réinterprétations:études sur le seizième siècle, 15, 1995, p55 - 75 Journal Article, 1995

A la recherche d'un style poétique: quelques résonances de Ronsard dans L'Amalthée de Marc-Claude de Buttet in, editor(s)Jean Balsamo , Mélanges de poétique et d'histoire littéraire au XVIe siècle offerts à Louis Terreaux, Paris, Champion, 1995, pp133 - 150, [Sarah Alyn Stacey] Book Chapter, 1995

Marc-Claude de Buttet et sa trouppe fidelle savoisienne in, editor(s)M.T. Bouquet-Boyer , Actes du Colloque international Claude Le Jeune et son temps en France et dans les états de Savoie, 1530-1600, Berne, Peter Lang, 1995, pp127 - 140, [Alyn Stacey S.] Book Chapter, 1995

Alyn Stacey S., Pétrarque et le pétrarquisme plurilinguistique: émergence d'un texte européen, Dynamique d'une expansion culturelle: Pétrarque en Europe du XIVe au XXe siècle, CNRS-Université de Savoie, Turin-Chambéry, 11-15 December, edited by M.t.Bouquet-Boyer , 1995 Conference Paper, 1995

Alyn Stacey S., 'De peintes fleurs tant n'a la mouche à miel: Transplanting Italian Flowers into French Soil, British Comparative Literature Association: Cities, Gardens, Wildernesses, University of Edinburgh, 12-15 July 1995, 1995 Conference Paper, 1995

Alyn Stacey S., Balsamo J., Review of Les Rencontres des Muses: italianisme et anti-italianisme dans les lettres françaises de la fin du XVIe siècle (Geneva, Slatkine, 1992), The Modern Language Review, XC, (1), 1995, p182-183 Review, 1995 TARA - Full Text

Alyn Stacey S., J'amasse, trie & choisis: réécritures françaises de sources italiennes, Texte(s) et Intertexte(s), Institut Français du Royaume-Uni, 20-21 May, 1994 Conference Paper, 1994

Alyn Stacey S., Les reliques cendreuses: Wealth and Glory in 16th-Century French Poetry, Romance Studies: Money in Literature, 24, 1994, p7 - 25 Journal Article, 1994

Alyn Stacey S., Deux uvres retrouvées de Marc-Claude de Buttet: "Chant de Liesse et Sur la venue d'Anne d'Este, Bibliothèque d'Humanisme et Renaissance, 56, (2), 1994, p405 - 417 Journal Article, 1994

Alyn Stacey S., Les reliques cendreuses: Wealth and Glory in 16th-Century French Poetry', Romance Studies Colloquium, Gregynnog, 2-24 September, 1993 Conference Paper, 1993

Alyn Stacey S., Took J.F., Review of Dante: Lyric Poet and Philosopher: An Introduction to the Minor Works (Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1990), Forum for Modern Language Studies, 29, (2), 1993, p191 Review, 1993

Alyn Stacey S., Marc-Claude de Buttet et sa "trouppe fidelle" savoisienne, Colloque international Claude Le Jeune et son temps en France et dans les états de Savoie 1530-1600, Centre d'Etudes Franco-Italiennes des Universités de Savoie et de Turin, Turin and Chambéry, 4-7 November, 1991 Conference Paper, 1991

Alyn Stacey S., Marguerite de Savoie and Marc-Claude de Buttet: an Unpublished Letter, Bibliothèque d'Humanisme et Renaissance, 50, (2), 1988, p367 - 372 Journal Article, 1988

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

Sarah Alyn Stacey, Conflict and Society in Savoy 1400-1700/Les Conflits en Savoie 1400-1700 , 26-28 May 2010, 2010, Trinity College Dublin Meetings /Conferences Organised, 2010

Sarah Alyn Stacey, Beyond Normandy in World War 2: Occupation, Resistance and Remembrance , 19 November 2010, 2010, Trinity College Dublin Meetings /Conferences Organised, 2010

Sarah Alyn Stacey, 'Les dés sont sur le tapis': Ireland in World War II , 12 June 2009, 2009, Trinity College Dublin Meetings /Conferences Organised, 2009

Sarah Alyn Stacey, Early-Modern Gardens in Perspective , November, 2009, 2009, Trinity College Dublin Meetings /Conferences Organised, 2009

S. Alyn Stacey, Ireland and World War 2, 12 June 2009, 2009, Trinity College Dublin Meetings /Conferences Organised, 2009

Sarah Alyn Stacey, The Biennial International Conference of the Society for Renaissance Studies , 10-12 July 2008, 2008, Trinity College Dublin Meetings /Conferences Organised, 2008

Sarah Alyn Stacey, The Southern Irish and the Liberation of France in World War II , 6 June 2008, 2008, Trinity College Dublin Meetings /Conferences Organised, 2008

S. Alyn Stacey, Southern Ireland and the Liberation of France, 6 June 2008, 2008, Trinity College Dublin Meetings /Conferences Organised, 2008

Sarah Alyn Stacey, Cultures of War , 1 March 2008, 2008 Meetings /Conferences Organised, 2008

Sarah Alyn Stacey, The Hill of Tara: the Historical and Cultural Significance , 21 May 2007, 2007, Trinity College Dublin Meetings /Conferences Organised, 2007

Alyn Stacey S., Culture and Conflict in 17th-Century France, 11-13 November 1999, 1999, Trinity Meetings /Conferences Organised, 1999

Sarah Alyn Stacey, Patronage, Piety, Prophecy: Savonarola and After , 25 November 1998, 1998, Trinity College Dublin Meetings /Conferences Organised, 1998

Alyn Stacey S., Ireland and France: Heroism in Sport, 9 July, 1998, Trinity College Meetings /Conferences Organised, 1998

Alyn Stacey S., Reclothing the Muse: Renaissance Rewritings of Classical Sources, 17-18 May, 1996, Society for Renaissance Studies-University of Swansea Meetings /Conferences Organised, 1996

Alyn Stacey S., International Conference on Critical Theory, Texte(s) et Intertexte(s), 20-21 May, 1994, Institut Français DU Royaume-Uni Meetings /Conferences Organised, 1994

Research Expertise

Projects

  • Title
    • 'Political Identity and the Poetical Muse in the French Renaissance'
  • Summary
    • 'Political Identity and the Poetical Muse in the French Renaissance', is constructed around a set of questions relating to bibliography, performance, morality, power, politics, and readership.

Keywords

Cinema/Video; French Language/Literature; Language and/or Literature, Renaissance; Literary Criticism; Philosophical Literature; Renaissance History

Recognition

Representations

EDITORIAL BOARDS . Chief Editor of the refereed publications series of the Trinity Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 'Court Cultures of the Middle Ages and Renaissance' (previously with Brepols, now with Peter Lang). . 2013-present: member of the Editorial Board of H-France, the interdisciplinary digital journal recognised as the largest scholarly organisation for francophone history and culture. . 1997-2007: Associate Editor of refereed journal Renaissance Studies (Oxford, Blackwell).

COMMISSIONS OF TRUST . 2016-2020: member of the Board of Trinity College Dublin. . 2018-2021: Member of the Council of Trinity College Dublin . 2018-Member of the Finance Committee of Trinity College Dublin . 2015-present: member of the Board of the Silk Road Film Festival. . 1994-2014: member of the Executive Council of the Society for Renaissance Studies, the leading society for the promotion of interdisciplinary research in the Renaissance in the British Isles. . 2012-2014: founder and co-ordinator of the Renaissance Studies Undergraduate Essay Prize. . 1996-2008: founder and representative of the Irish Branch of the Society for Renaissance Studies. . 2000-2006: member of the Executive Council of the Society for French Studies, the premier professional organization for scholars in the field in the British Isles. . 1996-present: reviewer of various book proposals, articles for learned journals, grant applications

Awards and Honours

Post Graduate Supervisor of the Year (TCD): Dean of Graduate Studies Postgraduate Awards 2018 2018

Chevalier dans l'Ordre National du Merite (second highest honour in France; awarded by the French President in recognition of my research and contribution to the discipline) 2017

M.A. (jure officii), Trinity College Dublin 2014

Membership of the Academie de Savoie 2005

Fellowship of Trinity College (2004) 2004

Memberships

Member of the Executive Council of French Studies. 2000 – 2006

Member of the Executive Council of the Society for Renaissance Studies 1994 – 2014

Membership of the Society for Early Modern French Studies 2018 – present

Elected to membership of the Academie de Savoie 2005 – in perpetuity