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Dr. Sarah Alyn-Stacey

Associate Professor (French)
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Associate Professor (Cntr for Medieval & Renaissance Studies)


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.
  Cinema/Video   French Language/Literature   Language and/or Literature, Renaissance   Literary Criticism   Philosophical Literature   Renaissance History
 'Political Identity and the Poetical Muse in the French Renaissance'

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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 Renaissance Studies (Oxford, Blackwell).
COMMISSIONS OF TRUST . 2016-2020: member of the Board 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. . 1997-2007: Associate Editor of the refereed journal 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
Language Skill Reading Skill Writing Skill Speaking
French Fluent Fluent Fluent
Italian Fluent Fluent Fluent
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Member of the Executive Council of French Studies; Member of the Executive Council of the Society for Renaissance Studies; Associate Editor of Renaissance Studies (Oxford,Wiley Blackwell)1996-2006; Awarded membership of the Academie de Savoie in 2005
Sarah Alyn Stacey, Le Premier Livre des Odes de Marc-Claude de Buttet (1560) (forthcoming; 2017), 2017, Book, IN_PRESS
Sarah Alyn Stacey, Le Second Livre des Odes de Marc-Claude de Buttet (1560), 2017, Book, IN_PRESS
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, PUBLISHED
Sarah Alyn Stacey, Political, Religious and Social Conflict in the States of Savoy, 1400-1700, Oxford, Peter Lang, 2014, 327pp.pp, Notes: [Some articles are in French], Book, PUBLISHED
'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, PUBLISHED
'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, PUBLISHED
'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, PUBLISHED
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, PUBLISHED
Sarah Alyn Stacey, 'Pléiade Poetics: Réécriture, transcendance and immanence' (ADEFFI Annual Conference,17-19 0ctober 2014), 2014, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
'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, PUBLISHED
  

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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, PRESENTED
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, PRESENTED
Sarah Alyn Stacey, Beyond Normandy in World War 2: Occupation, Resistance and Remembrance , 19 November 2010, 2010, Trinity College Dublin, Meetings /Conferences Organised, PRESENTED
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, PRESENTED
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, Review, PUBLISHED
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, PUBLISHED
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, PRESENTED
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, PRESENTED
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, PRESENTED
Sarah Alyn Stacey, 'Les dés sont sur le tapis': Ireland in World War II , 12 June 2009, 2009, Trinity College Dublin, Meetings /Conferences Organised, PRESENTED

  

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Award Date
Fellowship of Trinity College (2004) 2004
Chevalier dans l'Ordre National du Merite
Membership of the Academie de Savoie