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Derval Conroy

Associate Professor

School Of Languages, Cultures & Linguis
Newman Building
Belfield
Dublin 4

Tel: +353 1 7168444
Email: derval.conroy@ucd.ie

Biography

1994: Graduated from Trinity College Dublin with a BA (First Class Hons) in French and English.
 
1994/ 95: Étudiante étrangère à l'École normale supérieure de Fontenay Saint-Cloud 

1995: DEA (Lettres françaises) at the Université de Paris III - la Sorbonne nouvelle

2001: PhD, Trinity College Dublin

2008: Diploma in Third-Level Teaching and Learning, UCD
 

Lecturer / Assistant Professor at Trinity College Dublin, 1998-2004.
 
Lecturer / Assistant Professor at University College Dublin, 2004-2017.
 
Associate Professor at University College Dublin, 2017 to present.
 


Associate Researcher, Centre for Gender and Women's Studies, Trinity College Dublin

Professional

Honours and Awards

Year: 2016.
Title: Paradigms of Equality in the Early Modern Period
Year: 2012.
Title: Frontispieces in translation: Seed funding UCD (output programme)
Year: 2010.
Title: Seed funding UCD (Horizon scanning): Europe and India in the Early Modern Period
Year: 2010.
Title: Visiting Research Fellowship, Houghton Library, Harvard University 2010/11
Year: 2008.
Title: IRCHSS Government of Ireland Research Fellowship
Year: 1995.
Title: Foundation Fellow, Trinity College Dublin, 1995-1998

Associations

Association: L'Association internationale des Études françaises (AIEF), Function/Role: Member
Association: SE17, Function/Role: Member
Association: North American Society for Seventeenth-Century French Studies, Function/Role: Member
Association: The Society for Seventeenth-Century French Studies (UK), Function/Role: Member
Association: Société internationale d'études sur la femme de l'ancien regime, Function/Role: Member
     

Conference Contributions

D. Conroy (2013) Le voyage d'un texte : la Gallerie des femmes fortes (1647) dans ses traductions italienne et espagnole. [Invited Oral Presentation], Voyages, rencontres, échanges au XVIIe siècle : Marseille carrefour, Aix-Marseille Université (AMU) , 05-JUN-13 - 08-JUN-13.
D. Conroy (2012) Adaptations and appropriations: women rulers of the Ancient Near East in early modern France. Reading the Ancient Near East in Early Modern Europe, University College Dublin/Marshs Library , 22-NOV-12 - 23-NOV-12.
D. Conroy (2012) Changing places: frontispieces in translation. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], French Books in Dublin Libraries: Early Modern Print Cultures, Worth Library, Chester Beatty Library, Trinity College Library, Marshs Library , 08-NOV-12 - 09-NOV-12.
Conroy, D.; (2012) International Conference. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Europe and India in the Early Modern Period II: Politics, Philosophy, and Representation, Newman House , 15-MAR-12 - 16-MAR-12.
D.Conroy; (2011) The Politics of Spectacle: Festival Books in the Age of Louis XIV. [Invited Lecture], Long Room Hub Lecture Series, Trinity College Dublin , 20-OCT-11 - 20-OCT-11.
D. Conroy; (2011) La politique de l'image dans les livres-galeries des années 1640 : enjeux et destin des gravures. [Invited Oral Presentation], Revisiter les querelles des femmes, Université de Columbia, Reid Hall, Paris 75006 , 24-NOV-11 - 26-NOV-11.
Conroy, D.; (2010) Vers une monumentalite livresque: la Gallerie des femmes fortes (1647) de P. Le Moyne. [Invited Oral Presentation], Texte et Image a l'epoque de Louis XIII, Universite de la Sorbonne, Paris , 10-APR-10 - 10-APR-10.
Conroy, D.; (2010) International conference: conference organiser. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Europe and India in the Early Modern Period, Dublin , 03-JUN-10 - 04-JUN-10.
Derval Conroy; (2009) 'Ut rhetorica pictura? The rhetoric of gesture in Pierre Le Moyne's 'Gallerie des femmes fortes' (1647)'. [Oral Presentation], Concordia Discors. 41st International Conference of NASSCFL, New York , 20-MAY-09 - 23-MAY-09.
Derval Conroy; (2008) 'Power, perspective and monumentality in Pierre Le Moyne's 'Gallerie des femmes fortes' (1647)'. [Oral Presentation], Power and Perspective. Society for Seventeenth-Century French Studies Annual International Conference, Dublin , 11-SEP-08 - 13-SEP-08.
Derval Conroy; (2008) International Conference: conference organiser. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Teaching the Early Modern Period, Dublin , 27-JUN-08 - 27-JUN-08.
Derval Conroy; (2007) 'Ekphrasis in the 1640s gallery book'. [Invited Lecture], 'History of the Early Modern Book', Print Culture Symposium 1, University College Dublin, Dublin , 01-JUN-07 - 01-JUN-07.
Derval Conroy; (2006) 'Did Virginia Woolf get it wrong? Female friendship and moral philosophy in early modern tragedy and tragi-comedy'. [Oral Presentation], Society for Interdisciplinary French Seventeenth-Century Studies 25th Annual International Conference, Iowa City , 12-OCT-06 - 14-OCT-06.
Derval Conroy; (2006) 'Les Femmes au pouvoir dans le théâtre de Corneille' & 'Les Femmes au pouvoir au temps de Corneille'. [Invited Lecture], Table ronde, Festival Corneille, Hôtel Gouthière, Paris , 26-JUL-06 - 29-JUL-06.
Derval Conroy; (2006) 'The modernity of difference in early modern feminist ideas'. [Oral Presentation], `Modernités/Modernities', International Conference of the Society for Seventeenth-Century French Studies (GB), La Société d'Étude du XVIIe Siècle, CMR, La Société d'Etude du XVIe Siècle (France), NASSCFL (USA), St Catherine's College Oxford , 28-JUN-06 - 30-JUN-06.
Derval Conroy; (2005) 'The displacement of disorder. Politics and friendship in Catherine Bernard's Laodamie (1689)'. [Invited Oral Presentation], Society for Interdisciplinary French Seventeenth-Century Studies, 24th Annual Conference, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine , 06-OCT-05 - 08-OCT-05.
Derval Conroy; (2005) 'L'Hypotypose dans le livre-galerie de l'ancien régime'. [Invited Lecture], Centre d'étude de l'écriture et d'image, Université de Paris VII , 15-APR-05 - 15-APR-05.
Derval Conroy; (2004) 'Politique, pérégrinations et périphérie: le récit du spectacle dans les quatre livres d'entrée de l'exil Marie de Médicis'. [Invited Lecture], Le spectacle politique dans la rue: événements, rituels et récits, Université Concordia, Montréal , 01-APR-04 - 02-APR-04.
Derval Conroy; (2003) Représentations visuelles et textuelles des reines dans les entrées royales (1622-1638). [Invited Lecture], Groupe de recherche sur les entrées solennelles, Université Concordia, Montréal , 28-FEB-03 - 28-FEB-03.
Derval Conroy; (2003) 'Les frontispices des entrées royales: le cas de Marie de Médicis'. [Invited Lecture], Centre d'étude de l'écriture et de l'image, Université de Paris VII , 16-MAY-03 - 16-MAY-03.
Derval Conroy; (2002) 'Reines: invraisemblables rois? Virgin queens and celibate wives in seventeenth-century theatre'. [Invited Lecture], L'Invraisemblance du pouvoir, Swarthmore College, Philadelphia , 21-SEP-02 - 21-SEP-02.
Derval Conroy; (2002) 'Iconoclastic icongraphy? Feminist galleries in seventeenth-century France'. [Oral Presentation], Annual Conference of the Association des Études Françaises et Francophones d'Irlande, Dublin and NUI Maynooth , 03-OCT-02 - 04-OCT-02.
Derval Conroy; (2002) 'L'icône, le savoir et la femme: l'image comme outil didactique chez les Jésuites'. [Oral Presentation], Les savoirs au XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles, Trinity College Dublin , 22-NOV-02 - 22-NOV-02.
Derval Conroy; (2002) 'L'iconographie féminine: le cas de la Gallerie des femmes fortes de Pierre Le Moyne (1647)'. [Invited Lecture], Les recueils de femmes illustres au XVIIe siècle, Université de Poitiers , 01-FEB-02 - 01-FEB-02.
Derval Conroy; (2001) 'Feminist iconography? Book illustration in Le Moyne's Gallerie des femmes fortes (1647)'. [Oral Presentation], Annual Conference of the North American Society for Seventeenth-Century French Literature, Arizona State University , 02-MAY-01 - 05-MAY-01.
Derval Conroy; (2001) 'Théatre tragique féminin? Théatre du désordre? Le cas de Catherine Bernard à la fin du XVIIeme siècle'. [Invited Lecture], Groupe de recherche des études théàtrales, Université de Paris X-Nanterre , 02-FEB-01 - 02-FEB-01.
               

Publications

Books

D. Conroy (2016) Ruling Women. Vol 1. Government, Virtue and the Female Prince in Seventeenth-Century France. London & New York: Palgrave Macmillan. [Details]
D. Conroy (2016) Ruling Women. Vol 2. Configuring the Female Prince in Seventeenth-Century French Drama. London & New York: Palgrave Macmillan. [Details]

Book Chapters

Derval Conroy (2017) 'The proximity of Persia and Palmyra: female exempla of the Ancient Near East in seventeenth-century France (1642-1662)' In: Jane Grogan (eds). Reading the Ancient Near East. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [Details]
Conroy, D. & Clarke, D.; (2011) 'Introduction' In: Conroy, D. & Clarke, D.; (eds). Teaching the Early Modern Period. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. , pp.1-7 [Details]
Conroy, D.; (2011) 'The scholarship of teaching the early modern: an overview' In: Conroy, D.; (eds). Teaching the Early Modern Period. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. , pp.8-23 [Details]
Conroy, D.; (2008) 'Ekphrasis, edification and the iconography of women: the case of Pierre Le Moyne's Gallerie des femmes fortes (1647)' In: Michael Brophy, Phyllis Gaffney and Mary Gallagher (eds). Reverberations: Staging Relations in French Since 1500. Dublin: UCD Press. [Details]
Conroy, D.; (2007) 'Iconographie et mise en scène d'un pouvoir au féminin : les quatre livres d'entrées de Marie de Médicis en exil' In: Conroy, D.; (eds). Les jeux de l'échange : entrées royales et divertissements, sous la direction de Marie-France Wagner, en collaboration avec Louise Frappier et Claire Latraverse. Paris: Champion. , pp.189-213 [Details]
Conroy, D.; (2005) 'Reines, invraisemblables rois ? Reines vierges et épouses célibataires dans le théâtre du XVIIe siècle : le cas d'Elisabeth, Nitocris et Pulchérie' In: Conroy, D.; (eds). L'Invraisemblance du Pouvoir. Théâtres de la souveraineté au XVIIe siècle, sous la direction de Jean-Vincent Blanchard et Hélène Visentin. Fasano / Paris: Schena / Presses de l'Université de Paris-Sorbonne. , pp.89-122 [Details]
Conroy, D. & Gratton, J.; (2005) 'Introduction' In: Conroy, D. and Gratton, J (eds). L'OEil écrit. Études sur des rapports entre texte et image, 1800-1940. Geneva: Slatkine. , pp.xv-xviii [Details]
Conroy, D.; (2005) 'Gender, Power and Authority in Alexandre le Grand and Athalie' In: Schoenberg, T.J. and Trudeau, L.J (eds). Literature Criticism from 1400-1800 (reprinted from Edric Caldicott and Derval Conroy eds Racine: The Power and the Pleasure, 2001). Michigan: Gale, Farmington Hills. , pp.55-74 [Details]
Conroy, D; (2002) 'Mapping gender transgressions? Representations of the warrior woman in seventeenth-century tragedy (1642-1660)' In: Conroy, D; (eds). La Femme au XVIIe siècle, ed. Richard Hodgson. Tübingen: Gunter Narr. , pp.243-254 [Details]
Conroy, D. and Caldicott C.E.J.; (2001) 'Introduction' In: Edric Caldicott and Derval Conroy (eds). Racine: The Power and the Pleasure. Dublin: University College Dublin Press. , pp.1-13 [Details]
Conroy, D.; (2000) 'Tragic Ambiguities: Gender and Sovereignty in French Classical Drama' In: Christine Meek (eds). Women in Renaissance and Early Modern Europe. Dublin: Four Courts Press. , pp.185-204 [Details]

Edited Books

Derval Conroy and Jean-Paul Pittion (Ed.). (2016) Print Culture in Early Modern France. Dublin: Irish Journal of French Studies. [DOI] [Details]
Aurore Evain, Perry Gethner, Henriette Goldwyn (Ed.). (2011) Théâtre de femmes de l'ancien régime. Vol. 3. Critical edition. 'Brutus' et 'Laodamie' de Catherine Bernard edited by Derval Conroy. Saint-Etienne, France: Presses universitaires de Saint-Etienne. [Details]
Derval Conroy and Danielle Clarke, eds (Ed.). (2011) Teaching the Early Modern Period. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. [Details]
Derval Conroy and Johnnie Gratton, eds (Ed.). (2005) L'OEil écrit. Rapports entre texte et image, 1800-1940. Geneva: Slatkine. [Details]
Derval Conroy and Edric Caldicott, eds (Ed.). (2001) Racine: The Power and the Pleasure. Dublin: University College Dublin Press. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

D. Conroy & J.-P. Pittion (2016) 'Introduction: Print Culture in Early Modern France'. Irish Journal of French Studies, :1-3. [Details]
D. Conroy (2015) 'L'Étude de Tristan et de son époque en Irlande'. Cahiers Tristan L'Hermite, 37 :41-43. [Details]
Conroy, D.; (2011) 'Description or prescription? Verbal painting in Pierre Le Moyne's Gallerie des femmes fortes (1647)'. French Forum, 36 (2-3):1-17. [Details]
Conroy, D.; (2010) 'Geste et monumentalité dans La Gallerie des Femmes Fortes du Père Le Moyne (1647)'. Cahiers Tristan L'Hermite, 32 :99-109. [Details]
Conroy, D.; (2009) 'Des livres d'entrées? Vers un poétique de récit de voyage dans les relations d'entrées de Puget de la Serre'. Studi Francesi, 157 :19-33. Link to full text [Details]
Conroy, D.; (2008) 'Des noeuds que l'amour ne rompt point'? Sisters and friendship in seventeenth-century French tragedy and tragi-comedy'. Papers on French Seventeenth Century Literature, 35 (69):603-624. [Details]
Conroy, D; (2007) 'The Displacement of Disorder: Gynæcocracy and Friendship in Catherine Bernard's Laodamie (1689)'. Papers on French Seventeenth-Century Literature, 67 :443-464. Link to full text [Details]
Conroy, D.; (2002) 'The cultural politics of disguise: female cross-dressing in tragi-comedy (1630-1642)'. Seventeenth-Century French Studies, 24 :133-147. [Details]
Conroy, D.; (2001) 'In the Beginning was the Image: feminist iconography and the frontispiece in the 1640s'. Seventeenth-Century French Studies, 23 :27-42. [Details]
                                                   

Electronic Publication

Conroy, D; (2005) Bio-bibliographical entry on Catherine Bernard to SIEFAR online dictionary. On-line Dictionary: Electronic Publication [Details]
                                                                                     

Research

Research Interests

17th-century literature, history of ideas and political thought; queenship; early modern feminisms; the history of equality; Gabrielle Suchon; women dramatists; print culture; text and image relations; festival books; early modern ceremonial. 
 
Current articles in progress:  
 
Equality and difference in Gabrielle Suchon's Traité de la Morale et de la Politique (1693). 
 
Marie de Gournay as political thinker. 







Research Projects

Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : Europe and India in the Early Modern Period
Start Date / End Date : 17-MAY-10 / 31-MAR-12
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : Paradigms of Equality in the Early Modern Period
Start Date / End Date : 01-APR-16 / 31-DEC-17
   

Teaching

Teaching Philosophy

My aim as a teacher is to encourage students to think, to ask, to wonder, to be frustrated, to throw down the book, to pick up the book, to criticise, to not agree, to be rattled, to be comforted, to reflect, to dare to not know, to dare to know.