Jane Conroy

Personal Professor M.A., D. és L., MRIA

Contact Details

Professor Emerita
Moore Institute for Research in the Humanities and Social Studies

E: jane.conroy@nuigalway.ie
Personal Professor
Dept. of French/Moore Institute

T: Ext. 2260
E: jane.conroy@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher

Biography

Jane Conroy is from Rosmuc, Co. Galway; she studied for her BA and MA in NUI Galway and her doctorate in Paris-IV (Sorbonne).

She held a Government of Ireland Senior Research Fellowship in 2001-02, and won PRTLI funding in cycles 2, 4 and 5.
From 2005-2009 she was Humanities and Social Sciences Secretary of the Royal Irish Academy.  
In 2005 she was awarded the Grand Prix de la Francophonie by the Académie française for published work in French.
In 2007 the French Government made her a Chevalier de l'Ordre National du Mérite.  
 
Her research interests lie mainly in the following areas:
the cultural and literary history of Early Modern France
drama and dramatic production in 17th-century France
French and Irish cultural interaction (17th-19th century)
the circulation of ideas through travel
travel writing and illustration
translations of Early Modern and Enlightenment texts
 

Research Interests

Published research and current interests lie mainly in the following areas:

- the cultural and literary history of early modern France
- drama and dramatic production in 17th-century France
- French perceptions of Ireland, in the 17th century and 18th century
- the circulation of ideas through travel
- travel writing and illustration
- translation of early modern and Enlightenment texts

 
 
 

Research Projects

  Project Start Date End Date
Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Research Building 01-SEP-09 31-AUG-16
PRTLI4 Digital Humanities Observatory, J. CONROY 01-MAY-08 31-AUG-13
979 PRTL C2 BORDERS AND CROSSINGS D CAREY 01-OCT-00 22-NOV-04
PRTLI4 CULTURAL EXCHANGE J.CONROY D. CAREY 01-OCT-07 31-AUG-13

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2015) 'Eighteenth-centry Franco-Irish sociability: the correspondence (1791-1802) of Charles Coquebert de Montbret and Andrew Caldwell'
Conroy, Jane (2015) 'Eighteenth-centry Franco-Irish sociability: the correspondence (1791-1802) of Charles Coquebert de Montbret and Andrew Caldwell'. Analecta Hibernica, [Details]
(2002) 'Ballinasloe, 1826: Catholic Emancipation, political tourism and the French liberal agenda'
Conroy, J. (2002) 'Ballinasloe, 1826: Catholic Emancipation, political tourism and the French liberal agenda'. Journal Of The Galway Archaeological And Historical Society, 54 :103-120 [Details]
(1997) 'Galway Bay, Louis XIV's navy and the 'little Bougard''
Conroy, Jane (1997) 'Galway Bay, Louis XIV's navy and the 'little Bougard''. Journal Of The Galway Archaeological And Historical Society, 49 :36-48 [Details]

Books

  Year Publication
(1999) Terres tragiques. L'Angleterre et l'Écosse dans la tragédie française du XVIIe siècle.
Conroy, J. (1999) Terres tragiques. L'Angleterre et l'Écosse dans la tragédie française du XVIIe siècle. : Tübingen. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2012) 'Time and the Traveller: The Case of Coquebert de Montbret'
J. Conroy (2012) 'Time and the Traveller: The Case of Coquebert de Montbret' In: Franco-Irish Connections in Space and Time. Oxford: Peter Lang. [Details]
(2009) 'The French are on the sea: mapping the Irish coast, 1690'
Conroy, J. (2009) 'The French are on the sea: mapping the Irish coast, 1690' In: Franco-Irish connections. Four Courts Press, Dublin. [Details]
(2009) 'Introduction'
Conroy, J. (2009) 'Introduction' In: Franco-Irish connections. Four Courts Press, Dublin. [Details]
(2008) 'Language, travel and cultural history. Jouvin de Rochefort's 'Petits dialogues''
Conroy, J. (2008) 'Language, travel and cultural history. Jouvin de Rochefort's 'Petits dialogues'' In: Reverberations. University College Dublin Press. [Details]
(2008) 'Citation for Seamus Heaney'
Conroy, J. (2008) 'Citation for Seamus Heaney' In: Articulations: poetry, philosophy and the shaping of culture. Dublin: Royal Irish Academy. [Details]
(2004) 'Entre réel et imaginaire. Les voyageurs français en Irlande, 1650-1850'
Conroy, J. (2004) 'Entre réel et imaginaire. Les voyageurs français en Irlande, 1650-1850' In: Entrelacs franco­irlandais. Langue, mémoire, imaginaire. Presses Universitaires de Caen. [Details]
(2004) 'Figures de Mithridate, 1580-1680: l'Orient redoutable'
Conroy, J. (2004) 'Figures de Mithridate, 1580-1680: l'Orient redoutable' In: Les grandes peurs. 2. L'Autre. Droz, Geneva. [Details]
(2004) 'Un'isola ad ovest della Gran Bretagna: Viaggiatori francesi in Irlanda (1600-1850)'
Conroy, J. (2004) 'Un'isola ad ovest della Gran Bretagna: Viaggiatori francesi in Irlanda (1600-1850)' In: Tania Manca (ed.), Viaggiatori Europei: dall'esplorazione del mondo al viaggio in Sardegna (XVIII e XIX secolo) (Sassari: Carlo Delfino editore, Coll. 'Viaggi e Mediterraneo'). [Details]
(2003) 'Introduction'
Conroy, J. (2003) 'Introduction' In: Cross­cultural travel. Peter Lang - International Academic Publishers. [Details]
(2003) 'Changing perspectives: French travellers in Ireland, 1785-1835'
Conroy, J. (2003) 'Changing perspectives: French travellers in Ireland, 1785-1835' In: Cross­cultural travel. Peter Lang - International Academic Publishers. [Details]
(2001) 'Constructions of identity: Mirrors of the 'Other' in Racine's theatre'
Conroy, J. (2001) 'Constructions of identity: Mirrors of the 'Other' in Racine's theatre' In: Racine: Pleasure and power in the 20th century. Reprinted in T.J. Schoenberg & L.J. Trudeau (eds), Literature criticism from 1400-1800 (Michigan: Gale Group, 2005). University College Dublin Press. [Details]
(2001) 'D'un Mithridate à l'autre'
Conroy, J. (2001) 'D'un Mithridate à l'autre' In: L'histoire littéraire, ses méthodes et ses résultats. Droz, Geneva. [Details]
(1999) 'Celts and others: maritime contacts and linguistic change'
Conroy, J., Waddell, J. (1999) 'Celts and others: maritime contacts and linguistic change' In: Archaeology and language. Routledge. [Details]

Edited Books

  Year Publication
(2014)
J. Conroy (Ed.). (2014) Connemara and Elsewhere, by John Elder, Nicolas Fève and Tim Robinson. Dublin: Royal Irish Academy. [Details]
(2014)
Jane Conroy and Margaret Kelleher (Ed.). (2014) Restating the Value of the Humanities. Dublin: Humanities Serving Irish Society. [Details]
(2009)
J. Conroy (Ed.). (2009) Franco-Irish connections. Essays, memoirs and poems in honour of Pierre Joannon. Dublin: Four Courts Press. [Details]
(2005)
Michael Brophy, Jane Conroy, Johnnie Gratton, Brigitte Le Juez (Ed.). (2005) Irish Journal of French Studies, Vol. 5. Dublin: ADEFFI. [Details]
(2004)
Michael Brophy, Jane Conroy, Johnnie Gratton, Loïc Guyon (Guest editor), Brigitte Le Juez, Emer O'Beirne (Ed.). (2004) Irish Journal of French Studies, Vol. 4. Dublin: ADEFFI. [Details]
(2003)
J. Conroy (Ed.). (2003) Cross­cultural travel. Papers from The Royal Irish Academy International Symposium on Literature and Travel, 2002. New York: Peter Lang. [Details]
(2003)
Michael Brophy, Jane Conroy, Brigitte Le Juez, Emer O'Beirne (Ed.). (2003) Irish Journal of French Studies, Vol. 3. Dublin: ADEFFI. [Details]
(2002)
Vivienne Batt, Jane Conroy, Sheila Dickinson, Anne Lyons, Lorna Shaughnessy (Ed.). (2002) Women's Studies Review, Vol. 8. Making a Difference: Women and the Creative Arts. Galway: Women's Studies Centre. [Details]
(2002)
Michael Brophy, Jane Conroy, Mairead Hanarahan, Brigitte Le Juez (Ed.). (2002) Irish Journal of French Studies, Vol. 2. Dublin: ADEFFI. [Details]
(2001)
Michael Brophy, Jane Conroy, Mairead Hanrahan, Brigitte Le Juez (Ed.). (2001) Irish Journal of French Studies, Vol. 1. Dublin: ADEFFI. [Details]
(1999)
Jane Conroy, Rosaleen O'Neill (Ed.). (1999) Women's Studies Review, Vol. 6. Galway: Women's Studies Centre. [Details]
(1997)
Margaret Barry, Jane Conroy, Alan Hayes, Anne O'Kelly, Lorna Shaughnessy (Ed.). (1997) Women Studies Review, Vol. 5. Women and Health. Galway: Women's Studies Centre. [Details]
(1995)
Pat Byrne, Jane Conroy, Alan Hayes (Ed.). (1995) UCG Women's Studies Review, Vol. 3. Galway: UCG Women's Studies Centre. [Details]
(1993)
Anne Byrne, Jane Conroy, Sean Ryder (Ed.). (1993) UCG Women's Studies Review, Vol. 2. Galway: UCG Women's Studies Centre. [Details]
(1992)
Anne Byrne, Jane Conroy, Sean Ryder (Ed.). (1992) UCG Women's Studies Review, Vol. 1. Galway: UCG Women's Studies Centre. [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
(2014) Interpreting Landscape: A symposium in honour of Tim Robinson,
Jane Conroy (2014) One-day international symposium on landscape, text and image, with special focus on the west of Ireland. [Organising Chair], Interpreting Landscape: A symposium in honour of Tim Robinson, Aula Maxima, NUI Galway , 30-SEP-14 - 30-SEP-14. [Details]
(2013) Seeing the world: travel, text, image,
12 from Europe, UK and US. (2013) Image and text in illustrated travel accounts. [Organising Chair], Seeing the world: travel, text, image, NUI Galway , 27-SEP-13 - 28-SEP-13. [Details]
(2012) Early Modern Europe and India: politics, philosophy and representations,
9 from Germany Holland, Switzerland, UK, US and Ireland (2012) The nature of mutual relations between India and Europe, on an individual and national level. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Early Modern Europe and India: politics, philosophy and representations, Newman House (UCD) and Chester Beatty Library , 15-MAR-12 - 15-MAR-12. [Details]

Book Review

  Year Publication
(2015) The Fifth Volume of 'Tragic stories'.
Conroy, J (2015) The Fifth Volume of 'Tragic stories'. Book Review [DOI] [Details]
(2015) François de Belleforest, Le Cinquiesme tome des histoires tragiques. Édition critique par Hervé-Thomas Campangne. (Textes littéraires français, 622). Genève: Droz, 2013. cxviii + 804 p.
Conroy, J. (2015) François de Belleforest, Le Cinquiesme tome des histoires tragiques. Édition critique par Hervé-Thomas Campangne. (Textes littéraires français, 622). Genève: Droz, 2013. cxviii + 804 p. Oxford University Press, Oxford: Book Review [DOI] [Details]
(2007) Françoise Lavocat, La syrinx au bûcher: Pan et les satyres à la Renaissance et à l'âge baroque (Geneva: Droz, 2005).
Conroy, J. (2007) Françoise Lavocat, La syrinx au bûcher: Pan et les satyres à la Renaissance et à l'âge baroque (Geneva: Droz, 2005). Oxford: Oxford University Press: Book Review [DOI] [Details]
(2007) A. Niderst (ed.), La poésie à l'âge baroque, 1598-1660/ Poetry in the Baroque age: 1598-1660 (Paris: R. Laffont, 2005).
Conroy, J. (2007) A. Niderst (ed.), La poésie à l'âge baroque, 1598-1660/ Poetry in the Baroque age: 1598-1660 (Paris: R. Laffont, 2005). Oxford: Oxford University Press: Book Review [DOI] [Details]
(2006) Graham Gargett (ed.), Heroism and passion in literature: Studies in honour of Moya Longstaffe (Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2004).
Conroy, J. (2006) Graham Gargett (ed.), Heroism and passion in literature: Studies in honour of Moya Longstaffe (Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2004). Oxford: Oxford University Press: Book Review [DOI] [Details]
(2006) Michael Moriarty, Early modern French thought: The age of suspicion (Oxford University Press, 2003).
Conroy, J. (2006) Michael Moriarty, Early modern French thought: The age of suspicion (Oxford University Press, 2003). Dublin: ADEFFI: Book Review [Details]
(2004) Dominic Rainsford, Literature, identity and the English Channel: Narrow seas expanded.
Conroy, J. (2004) Dominic Rainsford, Literature, identity and the English Channel: Narrow seas expanded. Oxford: Oxford University Press: Book Review [Details]
(2003) Stéphane Macé, L'Éden perdu: la pastorale dans la poésie française de l'âge baroque (Paris, H. Champion, 2002).
Conroy, J. (2003) Stéphane Macé, L'Éden perdu: la pastorale dans la poésie française de l'âge baroque (Paris, H. Champion, 2002). Oxford: Oxford University Press: Book Review [Details]
(2002) James C. Shepard, Mannerism and baroque in seventeenth-­century French poetry: The example of Tristan l'Hermite (Chapel Hill, N. Carolina: University of North Carolina Press, 2001).
Conroy, J. (2002) James C. Shepard, Mannerism and baroque in seventeenth-­century French poetry: The example of Tristan l'Hermite (Chapel Hill, N. Carolina: University of North Carolina Press, 2001). Oxford: Oxford University Press: Book Review [DOI] [Details]
(2002) Stéphan Ferrari (ed.), Jean-Pierre Camus, L'Amphithéâtre sanglant (Paris: H. Champion, 2001).
Conroy, J. (2002) Stéphan Ferrari (ed.), Jean-Pierre Camus, L'Amphithéâtre sanglant (Paris: H. Champion, 2001). Oxford: Oxford University Press: Book Review [Details]
(2001) Robert Garnier, Théâtre complet, vol. 5, 'La Troade', édition critique par J.-D. Beaudin (Paris: H. Champion, 1999).
Conroy, J. (2001) Robert Garnier, Théâtre complet, vol. 5, 'La Troade', édition critique par J.-D. Beaudin (Paris: H. Champion, 1999). Oxford: Oxford University Press: Book Review [Details]
(2001) C. Nativel (ed.), Femmes savantes, savoirs de femmes. Du crépuscule de la Renaissance à l'aube des Lumières. (Geneva: Droz, 1999). Papers from the Neuilly colloquium (September 22-24, 1995).
Conroy, J. (2001) C. Nativel (ed.), Femmes savantes, savoirs de femmes. Du crépuscule de la Renaissance à l'aube des Lumières. (Geneva: Droz, 1999). Papers from the Neuilly colloquium (September 22-24, 1995). Oxford: Oxford University Press: Book Review [Details]
(2001) Robert Garnier, Théâtre complet, vol. 11, 'Porcie', édition critique par J.-C. Ternaux (Paris: H. Champion, 1999).
Conroy, J. (2001) Robert Garnier, Théâtre complet, vol. 11, 'Porcie', édition critique par J.-C. Ternaux (Paris: H. Champion, 1999). Oxford: Oxford University Press: Book Review [Details]
(2000) C. Carlin, La Rochefoucauld, Mithridate, Frères et sœurs, Les Muses sœurs (Tübingen: Narr, 1998). Papers in French Seventeenth­Century Literature.
Conroy, J. (2000) C. Carlin, La Rochefoucauld, Mithridate, Frères et sœurs, Les Muses sœurs (Tübingen: Narr, 1998). Papers in French Seventeenth­Century Literature. Tübingen: G. Narr: Book Review [Details]
(2000) Marlies Kronegger (ed.), Esthétique baroque et imagination créatrice (Basingstoke & New York: Palgrave, 2002).
Conroy, J. (2000) Marlies Kronegger (ed.), Esthétique baroque et imagination créatrice (Basingstoke & New York: Palgrave, 2002). Oxford: Oxford University Press: Book Review [Details]
(1997) Diane Cousineau, Letters and labyrinths. Women writing/cultural codes (Newark: University of Delaware Press, 1997).
Conroy, J. (1997) Diane Cousineau, Letters and labyrinths. Women writing/cultural codes (Newark: University of Delaware Press, 1997). Galway: Book Review [Details]
(1996) Anne Quartararo, Women teachers and popular education in nineteenth­-century France. Social values and corporate identity at the Normal School institution (Newark: University of Delaware Press, 1995).
Conroy, J. (1996) Anne Quartararo, Women teachers and popular education in nineteenth­-century France. Social values and corporate identity at the Normal School institution (Newark: University of Delaware Press, 1995). Galway: Book Review [Details]
(1995) Lynne Vallone, Disciplines of virtue: Girls' culture in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries (New Haven & London: Yale University Press, 1995).
Conroy, J. (1995) Lynne Vallone, Disciplines of virtue: Girls' culture in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries (New Haven & London: Yale University Press, 1995). Galway: Book Review [Details]
(1986) Sheila Mulloy (ed.), Franco-­Irish correspondence, December 1688-February 1692 (Dublin: Irish Manuscripts Commission, 2 vols, 1983-84).
Conroy, J. (1986) Sheila Mulloy (ed.), Franco-­Irish correspondence, December 1688-February 1692 (Dublin: Irish Manuscripts Commission, 2 vols, 1983-84). Book Review [Details]

Other Item

  Year Publication
(1991) Women in Society: the French perspective. Irish Federation of University Women Newsletter.
Conroy, J. (1991) Women in Society: the French perspective. Irish Federation of University Women Newsletter. Other Item [Details]

Online Database

  Year Publication
(2014) Ireland Illustrated: an online database of illustrated travel accounts of Ireland, 1681-1853.
Jane Conroy, Marina Ansaldo, Gabor Gelléri, Tania Manca (2014) Ireland Illustrated: an online database of illustrated travel accounts of Ireland, 1681-1853. Online Database [Details]

Report

  Year Publication
(2007) [Contributions to] Advancing Humanities and Social Science Research in Ireland.
Conroy, J. (2007) [Contributions to] Advancing Humanities and Social Science Research in Ireland. Dublin: Report [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2005 Secretary for Polite Literature and Antiquities, Royal Irish Academy Royal Irish Academy
2003 Member of the Royal Irish Academy Royal Irish Academy
2007 Ordre National du Mérite French Government
2005 Grand Prix de la Francophonie de l'Académie Française Académie Française

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
ICIS Member /
ADIREL Irish correspondent /
ADEFFI Member /

Languages

  Language
Turkish
Italian
Gaeilge
French
English

Other Activities

  Description

Exhibition authorship and curation: Co-curator and co-author of exhibition 'Interpreting Landscape: Tim Robinson and the West of Ireland', 30 Sept. 2014- 31 January 2015, Hardiman Research Building, NUI Galway.