Samuel Mareel is a postdoctoral research fellow for the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO) at the department of Literary Studies of Ghent University. He holds an MA and a PhD (2007) from Ghent University. He is currently working on two projects: (1) Text, Space and Ritual. Dutch Poems Posted in Catholic Places of Worship (1400-1600), and (2) Transcultural Critical Editing: Vernacular Poetry in the Burgundian Netherlands, 1450-1530. Other research interests include 16th C. Bruges, Habsburg literature, orality and manuscript in the early age of printing and literature and the visual arts. Samuel Mareel is a member of the Young Academy of Belgium.