About me



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Sylvie Kleinman

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Professional Historian


Book Chapters

‘In the Service of Two Masters: Irish translators as power
mediators and nationalist agitators in Revolutionary France,
1792-1798’, in Jean-Philippe Genêt (ed), Traduction et
Culture: France et îles Britanniques (Paris: Garnier, 2018),
‘Matty and the Daffs: The family life of Theobald Wolfe Tone
in exile’ (1795-1798), in M. Hatfield, J. Kruse & R. Nic
Congáil (eds.), Historical perspectives on parenthood and
childhood in Ireland (Arlen House, 2018), 23-43.
Where Crown met Town The Presence of Lay Catholics, and
the Uncrowned Monarch of Ireland in the Chamber, c. 1795-
1845’, in Myles Campbell & William Derham, (eds), Making
Majesty The Throne Room at Dublin Castle a Cultural
History (Dublin, OPW & Irish Academic Press, 2017), 160-
‘Paris, 1796: Birthplace of the first Irish Republic? Tone’s
mission to France and Irish Sovereignty’ in Pierre Joannon
& Kevin Whelan (eds) Paris, Capital of Irish Culture (Dublin,
Four Courts Press, 2017), 77-90.
Initiating insurgencies abroad : French plans to 'chouannise'
Britain and Ireland, 1793–1798, in Beatrice Heuser (ed),
Small Wars & Insurgencies in Theory and Practice 1500-
1850 (Abingdon, Oxon & New York, 2016) 48-63.
Tone and the French expeditions to Ireland, 1796-1798 :
Total War, or Liberation? in Pierre Serna, Antonino De
Francesco, & Judith Miller (eds), Republics at war, 1776-
1840 : revolutions, conflicts, and geopolitics in Europe and
the Atlantic world (War, culture and society, 1750-1850)
(Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013), 83-103.
La Paix au Château ? L’occupation française de l’Irlande en
1798 : traduction, accommodements, perceptions de l’autre’,
in J. F. Chanet, Annie Crépin & Cr. Windler (eds), Les
Temps de Hommes Doubles Les arrangements face à
l’occupation, de la Révolution française à la guerre de 1870
(Rennes, Presses Universitaires 2013), 213-230.
'Vive la pain bis et la liberté!' : Voyages et apprentissages de
Théobald Wolfe Tone, révolutionnaire irlandais dans la
France Directoriale (1796-1798), et autres chassés-croisés
anglophones, in Gilles Bertrand & Pierre Serna (eds), La
République en voyage: 1770-1830 (Rennes: Presses
universitaires de Rennes, 2013), 337-350.
‘'Amidst Clamour and Confusion' : Civilian and Military
Linguists at War in the Franco-Irish Campaigns Against
Britain (1792-1804)’, in Hilary Footitt & Michael Kelly (eds),
Languages and the military: alliances, occupation and peace
building, Palgrave studies in languages at war (Basingstoke:
Palgrave Macmillan, 2012) 25-46.
‘Libérer ou exploiter ? L'Irlande dans la stratégie
diplomatique et militaire de la France (1792-1805)’, in Les
horizons de la politique extérieure française : stratégie
diplomatique et militaire dans les régions périphériques et
les espaces seconds (XVIe -XXe siècles), ed. by Dessberg,
Frédéric and Schnakenbourg, Éric, Enjeux internationaux,
15 (Bruxelles: Peter Lang, 2011), 283-296.
‘"Un Brave de plus" : Theobald Wolfe Tone, alias Adjutantgeneral James Smith : French officer and Irish patriot
adventurer’, in Franco-Irish military connections, 1590-1945,
ed. by N. Genet-Rouffiac & David Murphy (Dublin: Four
Courts, 2009), 63-88.
‘What did the French ever do for us? Or, some thoughts on
French archives as realms of Irish memory’, in Jane Conroy
& Pierre Joannon (eds), Franco-Irish connections : essays,
memoirs and poems in honour of Pierre Joannon (Dublin:
Four Courts, 2009) 171-184.
‘Sorrow and Celebration in the Paris Diary of Theobald
Wolfe Tone (1796-1798)’, in Considere-Charon, MarieClaire, Laplace, Philippe & Savaric, Michel (eds.), The Irish
celebrating : festive and tragic overtones (Newcastle:
Cambridge Scholars, 2008) 72-85.
“'Unhappy is the man and nation whose destiny depends on
the will of another' : social and linguistic perspectives on
Robert Emmet's mission to France” in Anne Dolan, Darryl
Jones & Patrick Geoghegan (eds) Reinterpreting Emmet :
essays on the life and legacy of Robert Emmet (Dublin:
University College Dublin Press, 2007) 56-76.
‘Pardon my French : the linguistic trials and tribulations of
Theobald Wolfe Tone’, in Grace Neville & Eamon Maher
(eds) France-Ireland: anatomy of a relationship Studies in
history, literature and politics (Frankfurt am Main: Peter
Lang, 2004) 295-310.
‘The Accidental Tourist : Theobald Wolfe Tone's secret
mission to Paris, 1796’, in Jane Conroy (ed) Cross-cultural
travel : papers from the Royal Irish Academy Symposium on
Literature and Travel, National University of Ireland, Galway,
November 2002 (New York: Peter Lang, 2003) 121-130

Other Journals

Platform: ‘Time to decommission ‘Wolfe’ Tone at
Bodenstown?’ History Ireland (Sept-Oct, 2018), 14-15.
‘Scenes of Gaiety now filled with beds’: Dublin Castle’s
Viceregal apartments as a Red Cross military hospital’,
History Ireland 24/4 (July/Aug 2016), 6-7.

Electronic Publications

Sylvie Kleinman, ‘Practice before policy : Translation and
translators in French military strategy on Ireland 1792-1804’,
in Lieven D’Hulst & Michael Schreiber (eds.) Parallèles 29/1
(April, 2017)
1/kleinman_fr.html (http://www.paralleles.unige.ch/tous-lesnumeros/numero-29-1/kleinman_fr.html)
‘Rhétorique de la souveraineté nationale irlandaise:
Théobald Wolfe Tone et la République française, 1796-1798’
in La Révolution française 11 / 2016 La France et l’Irlande à
l’époque de la république atlantique
http://lrf.revues.org/1656 (http://lrf.revues.org/1656)
LRF is a scholarly peer-reviewed e-journal published by the
Institut d’histoire de la Révolution française (Université de
Paris I – Panthéon Sorbonne).
Un Brave de plus La carrière militaire de Theobald Wolfe
Tone, héros du nationalisme irlandais et officier français
1796-1798, Revue Historique des Armées 253/4 (2008), 55-
‘A Rough Guide to Revolutionary Paris : Wolfe Tone as an
accidental tourist’, History Ireland, 16, 2 (2008) 34-39.
‘Ambassador incognito and Accidental Tourist : Cultural
Perspectives on Theobald Wolfe Tone's Mission to France,
1796–8’, Journal of Irish and Scottish Studies, 2, 1 (2008)
‘French connection II: Robert Emmet and Malachy
Delaney's memorial to Napoleon Bonaparte, 1800’, History
Ireland, 11, 3 (2003) 29-33.