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Stephen Goddard

Stephen Goddard, Lecturer in French

  • Stephen Goddard, Lecturer in French

    Stephen Goddard, Lecturer in French

Stephen Goddard, Lecturer in French

Dr Stephen Goddard, joined Wadham as a Lecturer in French in 2013. He also lectures at St Catherine's College.

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Stephen's main research interests are in the field of the 19th-century French novel, especially Flaubert's work. His doctoral thesis was on the influence of classical literature upon Flaubert, and he is working on adapting that thesis into various papers, articles and other publications. Stephen also has an interest in, and has lectured on, the reception of classical tragedy in 20th-century French drama.

Stephen teaches French language (prose and unseen translation, grammar and essays) and French literature, especially in the modern period (approx 1715 onwards), but also covering all Oxford French prelims texts.

Selected publications

2013 (forthcoming): 'Flaubert and Virgil’s Aeneid: Ghosts in the Text/Ghosts of the Text' at Society for French Studies Conference, Nottingham University

2006: 'Cygne et symboles: imperial themes in Baudelaire’s Tableaux parisiens' at University of Chester Baudelaire Symposium 1999: ‘Flaubert: the classical dimension’ in New approaches in Flaubert studies, Edwin Mellen Press

2005: ‘Flaubert, Apuleius and Ovid: the genesis of a recurring theme’; in Downing, Harkness, Stephen and Unwin, Birth and Death in Nineteenth-Century French Culture (Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2007)

2004: Review of Mary Orr’s Madame Bovary – representations of the masculine in French Studies, Vol. 58, no.4