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Dr David Salter's principal research interests lie in the culture of the later Middle Ages, focusing in particular on romance and the literature of traditional religion. He is the author of Holy and Noble Beasts: Encounters with Animals in Medieval Literature (Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 2001), a study of the representation of animals in romance and saints’ lives.
He is currently completing a cultural history of the Franciscan Order in England, entitled St Francis and Cultural Memory: Catholicism and the English National Imagination, which is forthcoming with Oxford University Press.
David has also written about Chaucer; Shakespeare’s religious background; art history; film and cultural studies. He welcomes research proposals in late medieval and Renaissance literature.
This article was published on Nov 26, 2012