Professor Simon Gaunt
Simon Gaunt is Professor of French Language and Literature at King's College London. After a BDand PhD at the University of Warwick, and a research fellowship at Downing College, from 1988 to 2008, he was Official Fellow, Director of Studies in Modern and Medieval Languages, and tutor at St Catharine's. He is a French medievalist and the author of five books, the most recent of which are Martyrs to Love (2008) and Marco Polo's Le Devisement du Monde (2013). In 2016, he will publish a new translation of the Song of Roland with OUP. He chaired the King's French Department for six years and has also been Dean of Arts and Humanities; he was made a Fellow of King's College London in 2015. A former President of the Society for French Studies, Simon currently holds and ERC-Advanced Grant for a project called The Values of French.