Dr David Clark

David Clark medievalist Leicester

clark, david.jpg MA, MSt, DPhil (Oxford), FHEA

Associate Professor

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Research Interests

Dr Clark specialises in medieval literature with a current focus on medieval gender and sexuality and the modern reception of medieval literature.

His books include: Gender, Violence, and the Past in Edda and Saga (Oxford University Press, 2012), and Between Medieval Men: Male Friendship and Desire in Early Medieval Literature (Oxford University Press, 2009; paperback 2013). He is translator of The Saga of Bishop Thorlak (Viking Society for Northern Research, 2014; with Armann Jakobsson), and co-editor of Blood, Sex, Malory: the Morte Darthur, its sources, and reception (Boydell, 2011); Anglo-Saxon Culture and the Modern Imagination (Boydell & Brewer, 2010), and Old Norse Made New: Essays on the Post-Medieval Reception of Old Norse Literature and Culture (Viking Society for Northern Research, 2007).

He is currently working on friendship in medieval European literature and medievalism in contemporary children's literature.

Recent publications for the general publicinclude:
- a contribution to the international blog, Notches;
- this article written for 'The Conversation' and picked up by The Independent.


Current Postgraduate Supervision

Dr Clark has supervised MA and PhD theses on various topics in Old English and Old Norse literature, and would welcome enquiries from postgraduate students interested in the following topics:

  • Gender and sexuality in medieval literature
  • Old English and Old Norse literature
  • Medievalism in contemporary fiction and/or film


MA in English Studies

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