Stephen Goddard’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 a monograph. 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.