David John Gascoigne


  • KY16 9PH

    United Kingdom

Personal profile

Research overview

David Gascoigne’s research has centred on contemporary French fiction. He has published books on Michel Tournier (Oxford/Washington D.C.: Berg, 1996), and on Georges Perec (The Games of Fiction: Georges Perec and Modern French Ludic Narrative, Oxford: Peter Lang, 2006) in addition to articles on a wide range of contemporary French writers of fiction. He was made a Chevalier des Palmes académiques by the French government in 2008, and a Festschrift to mark his retirement was published in 2011 (Narratives of French Modernity, ed. Lorna Milne and Mary Orr, Oxford: Peter Lang).

Other expertise

He acted as External Examiner in seven other Universities or University Colleges, and as external Ph.D. examiner in Oxford, Cambridge, Auckland and Dublin. More recently he has undertaken a substantial amount of translation of academic papers and articles from French and German.

Future research

He is currently researching aspects of the writings of the contemporary novelist Marie Nimier.

Academic/Professional Qualification

MA, University of Cambridge; PhD, University of Cambridge.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions