Valerie M. Dionne

Associate Professor of French and Italian

Office: Lovejoy 313 [ campus map ]
Box 4650

Phone: 207-859-4659
Fax: 207-859-4405
Mailing Address:
4650 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, Maine 04901-8846
Office Hours:
M-W: 2:30 p.m.-4 p.m.
Dionne, Valerie M.

Education

M.A., Ph.D. Princeton University, 2008

Areas of Expertise

  • Early Modern French Culture & Literature
  • Political Philosophy & Ethics
  • Law & Literature

Courses Currently Teaching

CourseCourse Title
FR126 AFrench II
FR126 BFrench II
FR232 AFrench Cultural History I
FR377 AStaging the Revolution: The Theater of Revolt
FR493A ASeminar: Staging the Revolution: The Theater of Revolt
ST132 AContinuing Revolutions

Publications


Books


Montaigne, écrivain de la conciliation (Paris: Classiques Garnier, 2014).


“Revelations of Character”: Ethos, Rhetoric and Moral Philosophy in Montaigne, Introduction by Mary McKinley, ed. with C. Noirot (Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2007).


Articles


• “Justice and Law,” Oxford Handbook to Montaigne, ed. Philippe Desan, Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2016.


• “’Errare humanum est’ ou la monstrueuse errance de l’écriture des Essais,” Colloque Montaigne et l’erreur, Paris: Classiques Garnier, 2016.


• “Le sourire canin de Montaigne et de La Mothe Le Vayer ou ou la vertu cynique du libertin”, Early Modern French Studies, Vol. 37, No.1, July 2015, 2-13.


• “Marianne d’Arc ou la sanctification du symbolisme séculier,” ed. Laurence Le Diagon-Jacquin and Florence Fix, Paon d’Héra/Hera’s Peacock, éd. du Murmure, Neuilly-Lès-Dijon, no 8 (décembre 2011), 20-34.


• “Montaigne et l’art de la conciliation,” Nouveau bulletin de la société internationale des amis de Montaigne, Paris, no 50 (novembre 2009), 61-77.


• “Ethics of ‘De l’amitié’: The Essais as a Gift” in “Revelations of Character”: Ethos, Rhetoric and Moral Philosophy in Montaigne, ed. by C. Noirot with V. Dionne, intr. Mary McKinley (Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2007), 47-67.


• “Oubli(s)” in Dictionnaire de Michel de Montaigne, ed. Ph. Desan (Paris: Champion, 2007), 853-855.


• “Pardon” in Dictionnaire de Michel de Montaigne, ed. Ph. Desan (Paris: Champion, 2007), 863-865.


• “Absence de mémoire et présence de l’oubli dans les Essais de Montaigne,” Romance Review, Boston, XV (Fall 2006), 30-46.

 


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