Barbara Wright#


Barbara Wright
Sadly, this member passed away.
Membership Number:412
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:IRELAND
Section:LITERARY & THEATRICAL STUDIES
Elected:1989








Barbara Wright passed away December 14, 2019.

Positions Held
  • 1978 - 2005 Personal Chair of French Literature, Trinity College, Dublin
  • Teaching posts at the Universities of Manchester (1960-61), Exeter (1963-65) and Dublin (1965-2005)
  • Dean of the Faculty of Arts (Letters), Trinity College, Dublin (1983-86; 1990-96)

Fields of Scholarship
  • Interconnection between literature and painting in 19th-century France
  • Artists’ writings
  • Genetical, manuscript-based studies
  • Literary correspondences

Honours and Awards
  • 1954 Scholarship, Trinity College, Dublin
  • 1968 Fellowship, Trinity College, Dublin
  • 1974 Rémy Martin Awards for Achievements in Franco-Irish Relations
  • 1724 - 1974 Recipient of the Award in the field of Education
  • 1975 Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Mérite
  • 1976 Membre correspondant de l’Académie des Belles-Lettres, Sciences et Arts de La Rochelle
  • 1980 Membre du jury du prix de littérature Europalia 80 (littérature belge d’expression française)
  • 1988 Member, Royal Irish Academy
  • 1988 Awarded Prix Roger Bonniot by the Académie de Saintonge for La Vie et l’œuvre d’Eugène Fromentin, Paris, ACR Editions, 1987
  • 1989 Member, Academia Europaea
  • 1989 - 2005 Senior Fellow, Trinity College, Dublin
  • 1995 Honorary doctorate (Litt.D.), University of Dublin
  • 2004 Officier de l’Ordre National du Mérite
  • 2012 Honorary Fellow, Royal Irish Academy of Music
  • 2019 Chevalier de la Légion d’honneur in recognition of her "exceptional career" in the study of French literature and art


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