Barbara Wright

Barbara Wright (1935 - 2019)#

Academia Europaea are greatly saddened to announce the death of Professor Barbara Wright, former Chair of the Literary and Theatrical section and a greatly valued member of the Council of Academia Europaea. Prof. Wright was a member of the Academy since its foundation in 1989.

On 25 September 2019, Professor Wright was named Chevalier de la Légion d’honneur by Ambassador of France to Ireland, Stéphane Crouzat at a special ceremony at his Résidence in recognition of her exceptional career studying and promoting French literature and painting.

The Légion d’honneur, France’s premier award, was founded by Napoleon Bonaparte to recognise eminent accomplishments of service to France. The Légion d’honneur may be given to foreign (non-French) citizens in recognition of actions benefiting the country of France or achievements which uphold its ideals.























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Interview with Professor Wright describing her early life in Trinity College. #

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