Professor Simon Gaunt

Honorary Fellow

Simon Gaunt is Professor of French Language and Literature at King's College London. After a BA and PhD at the University of Warwick, and a research fellowship at Downing College (1986-88), he was Official Fellow, Director of Studies in Modern and Medieval Languages, and tutor at St Catharine's from 1988-98. 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 published 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.