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' (December 2016) 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.