David Chataignier

David Chataignier

Docteur en littérature et civilisation françaises


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University lecturer (Universitetslektor) in French literature and language at Åbo Akademi University

Docteur en littérature et civilisation françaises

  • Following my PhD (Université Paris - Sorbonne 2012 - advisor : Georges Forestier), I keep on researching on the "Tragedies with Turkish Subjects" in 16th-17th centuries.
  • I also investigate the sources of this Oriental vogue, i.e. travel literature and other historical chronicles on the Ottoman Empire in the early modern period.
  • My experience as an assistant research editor at the Voltaire Foundation, University of Oxford, led me naturally to consider the developement of these topics in the 18th century.
  • Finally, my participation in the Molière21 project (http://moliere.huma-num.fr/) and in the edition of Molière's Complete Works by Georges Forestier and Claude Bourqui (Gallimard, Bibliothèque de la Pléiade, 2010) also led me to focus on the early modern press of the second half of the 17th century (rhymed newssheets by Loret, Robinet, Mayolas...), court society and galanterie.


Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Sorbonne Université, Faculté des Lettres

Award Date: 31 Jan 2012

Master, Diplôme d’Études Approfondies, programme “Créations, Représentation, Identités” (2003) et Maîtrise de Lettres modernes (2002), Université Savoie Mont Blanc

Award Date: 1 Oct 2003

Bachelor, Licence de Lettres Modernes, Université Savoie Mont Blanc

Award Date: 28 Jun 2001

External positions

Enseignant de français (adultes de niveau avancé), Turun suomenkielinen työväenopisto

Jan 2017Mar 2017

Assistant Research Editor (Voltaire Foundation), University of Oxford


Assistant de recherche et collaborateur éditorial (Projet ANR Paris - Sorbonne Molière21), Sorbonne Université, Faculté des Lettres



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