Sad news on the death of Prof Barbara Wright

Sad news to relate about the passing of Prof Barbara Wright FTCD. This time last year, Barbara talked about her memories and challenges in college to Trinity Women Graduates at our Christmas gathering. She was an inspiring woman and leader in college as well as an incredible academic. She was always supportive of TWG and we will miss her dearly and our deepest sympathy to her family and colleagues in College. May she rest in peace.


Barbara Wright, MA, LL.B. Ph.D., D.Litt., Professor Emerita of French Literature at Trinity College, Dublin. She was a member of both the Royal Irish Academy and the Academia Europaea, an Officer in the French National Order of Merit and Chevalier de la Légion d'honneur. She specialised in nineteenth-century French studies, with particular reference to the interconnection between literature and painting, and published books and articles on the works of Baudelaire, Fromentin, Gustave Moreau and Edgar Quinet.