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Peebles, Kelly Digby

Peebles, Kelly Digby

Position
Associate Professor of French, Director of L&IH Program

Contact
Office: 504 Strode
Email: kpeeble@clemson.edu

Education
Ph.D., University of Virginia

Kelly Digby Peebles is a specialist in Renaissance French literature and book history. Her research considers women’s contributions to and roles in book culture and religious life of 16th century France. She recently published a bilingual edition and study of Jeanne Flore’s Tales and Trials of Love (Toronto: CRRS/Iter, 2014), a work that has never before been available in English and raises important questions about literary circles and gender in Renaissance Lyon. Prof. Peebles loves spending time in rare book libraries examining 16th century editions of the books that she studies. She also has strong interests in descriptive bibliography, translation studies, and gender studies. She currently is working on literary representations of Renée de France in the work of several 16th century evangelical writers, particularly the poetry of Clément Marot.

Books in preparation:
Portraits of Renée de France: letters, documents, and literature. A critically edited translation of works by and about Renée de France by Kelly D. Peebles and Gabriella Scarlatta.

Representing the Life and Legacy of Renée de France: from Fille de France to Dowager Duchess. A collection of ten essays edited by Kelly D. Peebles and Gabriella Scarlatta.

Selected Professional Works

Books (Published)

Jeanne Flore. Tales and Trials of Love: a bilingual edition and study. Edited and translated by Kelly Digby Peebles. Poetry translated Marta Rijn Finch. (Toronto: CRRS/Iter, 2014). http://crrs.ca/publications/ov33/

Journal Articles & Book Chapters (Published)

“Embodied Devotion: the Dynastic and Religious Loyalty of Renée de France (1510-1575).” Royal Women and Dynastic Loyalty, ed. Caroline Dunn and Elizabeth Carney. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018. 123-37. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-75877-0_9

“Renée de France's and Clément Marot's Voyages: Political Exile to Spiritual Liberation.” In special issue “Les Femmes et le voyage / Women and Traveling,” ed. Catherine Montfort and Christine Probes. Women in French Studies Special Issue 7 (2018): 33-60. DOI: 10.1353/wfs.2018.0002

“The Head, the Heart, and Hysteria in Jeanne Flore's Tales and Trials of Love (c. 1542).” In special issue “Imagining Contexts for Mental Illness,” ed. Woods Nash. Journal of Medical Humanities 39.1 (2018): 73-91. DOI: 10.1007/s10912-017-9482-0

"Anne de Parthenai," Mary Hays, Female Biography; or, Memoirs of Illustrious and Celebrated Women, of All Ages and Countries (1803). Chawton House Library Series: Women’s Memoirs, ed. Gina Luria Walker, Memoirs of Women Writers Part II. London: Pickering & Chatto, 2013. Vol. 10, 47-8, editorial notes, 555-56.

“Renata, Duchess of Ferrara," Mary Hays, Female Biography; or, Memoirs of Illustrious and Celebrated Women, of All Ages and Countries (1803). Chawton House Library Series: Women’s Memoirs, ed. Gina Luria Walker, Memoirs of Women Writers Part II. London: Pickering & Chatto, 2013. Vol. 10, 81-9, editorial notes, 573-77.

Journal Articles & Book Chapters (Accepted or Submitted)

“Reincarnating the Forgotten Francis II: from Puerile Pubescent to Heroic Heartthrob.” Remembering Queens and Kings in Early Modern England and France: Reputation, Reinterpretation, Reincarnation, ed. Estelle Paranque.