The first third of the Bayeux Tapestry
Medieval Studies Student Association

MSC03 2170
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Physical Location:
Humanities Building
Second Floor

D.D. Frontiere

D.D. FrontiereD.D. Frontiere comes from a diverse academic background, marrying both animal science and medieval studies. Being drawn to animals, including having a constant companion in her service dog, D.D. is interested in how individual species have been understood and treated over the centuries. These two passions converge in studies of medieval bestiaries and hagiographic texts that credit some animals, both real and imagined, with fantastic powers. The grandest and most extreme of these fantastic beasts is the dragon. D.D. is interested in the dragon because, in medieval times, he was considered a demonic entity but modern people reject this description and have transformed dragons into more complex creatures.