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Kelly Digby Peebles, Ph.D.

Kelly Digby Peebles, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of French, Director of Language & International Health

Contact
Department of Languages
Office: 710 Strode
Phone: (864) 656-8922
Email: kpeeble@clemson.edu

Education
Ph.D., University of Virginia (2010); M.A., University of South Carolina (2001); B.A., Randolph-Macon Woman's College (1999)

Curriculum Vitae


 

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.


 

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 by Marta Rijn Finch. (Toronto: CRRS/Iter, 2014).

Books (In Production or Under Contract)

Portraits of Renée de France: letters, documents, and literary works. Ed. Kelly Digby Peebles and Gabriella Scarlatta. (in preparation for The Other Voice in Early Modern Europe: The Toronto Series)

Books (Edited)

Peebles, Kelly D. and Gabriella Scarlatta (Eds.) Representing the Life and Legacy of Renée de France: From Fille de France to Dowager Duchess. 2021. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham.

Journal Articles & Book Chapters (Published)

Peebles, Kelly Digby. "Renée de France as Dowager Duchess and Epistolary Diplomat." Representing the Life and Legacy of Renée de France. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham, 2021. 333-358.

Peebles, Kelly Digby, and Gabriella Scarlatta. "Introduction: Renée de France’s Life and Legacy." Representing the Life and Legacy of Renée de France. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham, 2021. 1-19.

Peebles, Kelly D. “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. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019. 219-239. ISBN: 978-3-030-22343-4

“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

Peebles, K. “Renée de France.” In The Literary Encyclopedia, “French Writing and Culture in the Renaissance” volume, ed. Bob Hudson.

"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)

Peebles, Kelly Digby. “Renée of France: Valiant Protector of Religious Dissidents.” Women Reformers of Early Modern Europe. Ed. Kirsi Stjerna. Minneapolis: 1517 Media/Fortress Press, forthcoming 2022.





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