Biography

yves.peyre@univ-montp3.fr

Yves Peyré is Emeritus Professor of English at Université Paul Valéry, Montpellier, Honorary President of the Société Française Shakespeare, which he chaired from 2003 to 2006, and co-General Editor of Cahiers Élisabéthains from 2001 to 2009. He is General Editor of A Dictionary of Shakespeare's Classical Mythology. He is the author of La Voix des mythes dans la tragédie élisabéthaine (Paris: CNRS Éditions, 1996) and Venus and Adonis (Paris: Didier-Érudition, 1998), as well as numerous essays that include the following :

• “Travels in the Clouds: Metamorphosis, Doubt and Reason in the Renaissance”. In French Essays on Shakespeare and his Contemporaries, ed. Jean-Marie Maguin. Newark: University of Delaware Press, 1995, 11-38.

• “Marlowe’s Argonauts”. In Travel and Drama in Shakespeare’s Time, ed. J.-P. Maquerlot and M. Willems. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996, 106-23.

• “Iris’ ‘rich scarf’ and ‘Ariachne’s broken woof’: Shakespeare’s Mythology in the Twentieth Century”. In Shakespeare in the Twentieth Century: The Selected Proceedings of  the International Shakespeare Association World Shakespeare Congress Los Angeles,1996, ed. Jill Levenson, Jonathan Bate and Dieter Mehl. Newark: University of Delaware Press, 1998, 280-93.

• “Les métamorphoses d’Orphée dans le théâtre élisabéthain”. In Le metamorfosi di Orfeo, Convegno internazionale Verona, 28-30 maggio 1998, Atti a cura di Anna Maria Babbi. Verona, Edizioni Fiorini, 1999, 195-211.

• “Niobe and the Nemean Lion : Reading Hamlet in the light of Ovid’s Metamorphoses”. In Shakespeare’s Ovid : The Metamorphoses in the Plays and Poems, ed. A. B. Taylor. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000, 126-34.

• “‘Confusion now hath made his masterpiece’ : Senecan resonances in Macbeth”. In Shakespeare and the Classics, ed. Charles Martindale and A. B. Taylor. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004, 141-55.

• “Shakespeare’s Odyssey”. In Shakespeare and the Mediterranean, The Selected Proceedings of the International Shakespeare Association World Shakespeare Congress, Valencia, 2001, ed. Tom Clayton, Susan Brock and Vicente Forés. Newark: University of Delaware Press, 2004, 230-42.

• “Quand le ventre souriait: Coriolan et la trifonctionnalité”. In Coriolan de William Shakespeare, ed. Agnès Lafont with Frédéric Delord. Montpellier: IRCL, 2008

http://www.ircl.cnrs.fr/pdf/coriolanpdf/trifonctionnalite.pdf

• “Pourquoi Néron pêchait au lac des ténèbres”. In Le Roi Lear, ed. Agnès Lafont and Marie-Christine Munoz with Frédéric Delord. Montpellier: IRCL, 2009.

http://www.ircl.cnrs.fr/pdf/King%20Lear/Presentation_PDF/Y_Peyre.pdf

• Titania and the “bouncing Amazon”: Some Virgilian Transformations in A Midsummer Night's Dream and Early Modern England, Échanges et transformations: le Moyen Âge, la Renaissance et leurs réécritures contemporaines / Exchanges and transformations: the Middle Ages, the Renaissance and Contemporary Reworkings, Anglophonia 29 (2011).  Toulouse: Presses Universitaires du Mirail, 2011, 119-28.

• “Femmina masculo e masculo femmina: Ovidian mythical structures, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and As You Like It”, Shakespeare’s Erotic Mythology and Ovidian Renaissance Culture, ed. Agnès Lafont, Aldershot, Ashgate, 2013, 173-182. 

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