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Bronwyn Reddan
The University of Melbourne
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Bronwyn Reddan

Bronwyn Reddan is a Short-Term Project-to-Publication Research Fellow with the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions (CHE), and was the recipient of a CHE Top-Up scholarship while completing her PhD at The University of Melbourne in the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies. Her PhD thesis examined the representation of love and gender in fairy tales written by French women writers between 1690 and 1709. Her current project for CHE is the preparation of a book manuscript based on her PhD research entitled ‘Love, Power and Gender in Seventeenth-Century French Fairy Tales’. This book analyses how fairy tales published at the end of the seventeenth century challenge the cultural stereotype of love as the ultimate happy ending.

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reddan.b@unimelb.edu.au

Research projects

The Problem of Love in Early Modern Contes de Fées (PhD project)

Love, Power and Gender in Seventeenth-Century French Fairy Tales
(Project-to-Publications project)

Publications

Refereed journal articles and book chapters

‘Enchanting Eloquence: Translating History in the Fairy Tales of Marie-Jeanne Lhéritier’. In Trust and Proof: Translators in the Renaissance Print Culture, edited by Andrea Rizzi, pp. 209–228. Leiden: Brill, 2018.

‘Scripting Love in Fairy Tales by Seventeenth-Century French Women Writers’. French History and Civilization 7, 2016 Seminar (2017):97–107.

‘Gift-Giving and the Obligation to Love in Riquet à la houppe’. In Emotion, Ritual and Power in Europe, 1200–1920: Family, State and Church, edited by M. L. Bailey and K. Barclay, pp. 23–41. Palgrave Macmillan, 2017.

‘Thinking Through Things: Magical Objects, Power and Agency in French Fairy Tales’. Marvels & Tales 30.2 (Fall 2016): 191–209.

‘Losing Love, Losing Hope: Unhappy Endings in Seventeenth-Century Fairy Tales’. Papers on French Seventeenth-Century Literature XLII 83 (2015): 327–39.

Edited collections

Barclay, K. and B. Reddan, eds. The Feeling Heart in Medieval and Early Modern Europe: Meaning, Embodiment and Making (contracted to Medieval Institute Publications, Studies in Medieval and Early Modern Culture Series).

Awards

2017: Kim Walker Travel Bursary, funding to attend 2017 ANZAMEMS conference

2016: Elizabeth and Nicholas Slezak Scholarship, travelling scholarship for the study of French literature and language in France

2016: Alison Patrick Memorial Scholarship, travel bursary to attend 2016 George Rudé Seminar in French History and Civilization

2014: French History Research Higher Degree Scholarship, travelling scholarship to conduct research in French history or culture in France

Conference papers

‘Strategies of Authorial Displacement in Fairy Tales by French Women, 1690–1709’, 47th Annual Congress of the North American Society for Seventeenth-Century French Literature, Lyon, France, 21–24 June 2017.

'Mapping the Contours of the Heart in Madeleine de Scudéry’s Carte de Tendre’, The Seventeenth Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, Genders, and Sexualities, Hofstra University, Hempstead NY, 1–4 June 2017.

‘Gendering Eloquence: Strategies of Authorship in Fairy Tales by French Women, 1690–1709’, ANZAMEMS, Victoria University of Wellington, 7–10 February 2017.

‘Scripting Love in Seventeenth-Century French Fairy Tales’, George Rudé Seminar in French History and Civilisation, Western Sydney University, 13–16 July 2016.

‘“We Write to Instruct and to Entertain”: The Role of Pleasure in French Fairy Tales, 1690–1709’, 46th Annual Congress of the North America Society for Seventeenth-Century French Literature, Rollins College and the University of Central Florida, 1–3 June 2016.

‘Feeling, Speaking, Sensing, Loving Hearts in Seventeenth-Century French Fairy Tales’, ‘The Heart’: A Study Day, ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, The University of Melbourne, 11 March 2016.

‘Reimagining Cupid and Psyche in the Fairy Tales of Marie-Catherine d’Aulnoy’, ‘Myth and Emotion in Early Modern Europe’ symposium, ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, The University of Melbourne, 10 March 2016.

‘Navigating the Emotional Landscape of Fairy Tale Forests’, Into the Woods: An ‘Emotions and Environment’ Symposium, ARC Centre for the History of Emotions, The University of Melbourne, 22 July 2015.

‘The Personification of Love in Charles Perrault’s Dialogue de l’amour et l’amitié’, ANZAMEMS, The University of Queensland, 14–18 July 2015.

‘Salon Culture, Modernity and the Aesthetic of Pleasure in French Fairy Tales, 1690–1709’, David Nichol Smith Seminar in Eighteenth-Century Studies XV, The University of Sydney, 10–12 December 2014.

‘Une passion violente: Love as a Source of Conflict in French Fairy Tales, 1690–1709’, Australian Society for French Studies Conference, RMIT University, 3–6 December 2014.

‘Losing Love, Losing Hope: Unconventional Endings in Seventeenth-Century Fairy Tales’, 33rd Annual Conference for the Society for Interdisciplinary French Seventeenth-Century Studies, Western University, 16–18 October 2014.

‘Emotion Scripts: An Attempt to Reconcile Practice, Language and Performance’, Concepts, Language and Beyond, Concepta and IMPRS Moral Economies of Modern Societies, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, 22–27 September 2014.

‘Passion, Fire, Flame: Emotion Terminology in the Tales of Henriette-Julie de Castelnau, Comtesse de Murat’, ‘Languages of Emotion: Translations and Transformations’ Meanings Program Collaboratory, ARC Centre for the History of Emotions, The University of Western Australia, 10–12 June 2014.

‘Reciprocal Emotions: Gift Giving and the Obligation to Love in Early Modern Fairy Tales’, ‘Emotion, Ritual and Power in Europe: 1200 to the Present’ Change Program Collaboratory, ARC Centre for the History of Emotions, The University of Adelaide, 10‒12 February 2014.

‘Finding Magic in the Everyday: Seventeenth-Century Fairy Tales and the Transformative Power of Everyday Objects', Histories of the everyday: East-West perspectives, CHERHub/AAHub workshop, 13 November 2013.