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Professor Simon Gaunt

Education/Academic qualification

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Warwick

    1986

Research interests

 

Simon Gaunt's main research interests are: Old French literature; medieval Occitan literature; textual criticism (editing medieval texts); modern critical theory. He has worked on a wide range of twelfth- and thirteenth-century texts, including troubadour lyric, chansons de geste, verse and prose courtly romance, fabliaux, beast epic, hagiography, the Roman de la Rose and medieval travel literature. He is particularly interested in theoretically oriented approaches to medieval literature and textual criticism, notably in relation to feminism and queer theory, Marxism, psychoanalysis, anthropology and postcolonial theory. His most recent books are Marco Polo's Le Devisement du Monde: Narrative Voice, Language and Diversity (Boydell and Brewer, 2013) and (with Karen Pratt) The Song of Roland and other Poems of Charlemagne (OUP, 2016). He was PI on the AHRC-funded project Medieval Francophone Literary Culture Outside France, see http://www.medievalfrancophone.ac.uk/, and is currently PI on the ERC-funded project The Values of French, see http://www.tvof.ac.uk/.

 

Biographical details

  • BA Warwick (1982); PhD Warwick (1986)
  • Research Fellow, Downing College, Cambridge (1986-88)
  • Lecturer at University of Cambridge and Fellow of St Catharine’s College (1988-98)
  • Professor of French Language and Literature, King's College London, from 1998, Head of Department 1998-2004
  • Fellow of King's College London, from 2015
  • Honorary Fellow, St Catharine's College, Cambridge, from 2016
  • Fellow of the British Academy, from 2018

Editorial activity

Medioevo Romanzo (Journal)

Simon Gaunt (Editorial board member)

20092013

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity

French Studies (Journal)

Simon Gaunt (Editorial board member)

2009 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity

Exemplaria (Journal)

Simon Gaunt (Editorial board member)

2009 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity

Florilegium (Journal)

Simon Gaunt (Editorial board member)

2007 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity

Subsidia al Corpus des Troubadours (Journal)

Simon Gaunt (Editorial board member)

2005 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity

Journal of Romance Studies (Journal)

Simon Gaunt (Guest editor)

2004

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity

Journal of Romance Studies (Journal)

Simon Gaunt (Editorial board member)

2002 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity

Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages (Journal)

Simon Gaunt (Editorial board member)

20012009

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity

Comparative Literature (Journal)

Simon Gaunt (Editorial board member)

19982008

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity

FORUM FOR MODERN LANGUAGE STUDIES (Journal)

Simon Gaunt (Guest editor)

1997

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity

Cambridge Studies in Medieval Literature (Journal)

Simon Gaunt (Editorial board member)

1996 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity

Paragraph: A Journal of Modern Critical Theory (Journal)

Simon Gaunt (Guest editor)

1990

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity

Types of External academic engagement - Contribution to the work of national or international committees and working groups

Member of REF sub-panel

Simon Gaunt (Member)

20132014

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Contribution to the work of national or international committees and working groups

Types of Award - Election to learned society

President of the Society for French Studies 2006-2008

Simon Gaunt (Recipient)

20062008

Activity: OtherTypes of Award - Election to learned society

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