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


• “Is Religious Pluralism a Heresy? What we can gather from Julian the Apostate's and Henri IV's politic of tolerance?,”Representing Heresy in Early Modern France. Essays and Studies, vol. 40, ed. G. Scarlatti and L. Radi, Toronto: Center for Reformation and Renaissance, 2017.


• “"De la physionomie (III, 12)” ou le testament de Montaigne", Lectures du troisième livre des Essais de Montaigne, ed. Ph. Desan, Paris: Honoré Champion, 2016, pp. 331-354.


• “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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