Valerie Dionne

Valérie M. Dionne is Associate Professor of French and Director of the Oak Institute for Human Rights at Colby College. Her multidisciplinary approach to the early modern period allows her to explore topics that range from gender theory to political philosophy. Her major publications are: Montaigne, écrivain de la conciliation (Classiques Garnier, 2014), and co-edited Staging Justice in Early Modern France (2020) and “Revelations of Character”: Ethos, Rhetoric and Moral Philosophy in Montaigne (2007); She has also authored numerous articles, including “Justice and Law” in the Oxford Handbook to Montaigne (2016), and “La loi du genre: le procès de l’hermaphrodite” (2019, 2021). Her current book project focuses on the representation of Antigone and Medea as figures of revolt in early modern French theater.