“Old English” at the 73rd Annual RMMLA Convention

deadline for submissions: 
March 1, 2019
full name / name of organization: 
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
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October 10-12, 2019

Hotel Paso del Norte, El Paso, Texas


Deadline for Abstracts: March 1, 2019


Old English, the language of the Germanic inhabitants of England dating from the time of their settlement in the 5th century to the end of the 11th century, has three dialects: West Saxon, Kentish, and Anglian; West Saxon was the language of Alfred the Great (871-901) and therefore achieved the greatest prominence.  This panel welcomes individual paper proposals dealing with any aspect of the Old English language, its dialects, and literature, which could include but is not limited to the following:

Language and voice

Orthography and pronunciation

Expressions of place or time in literature

Women and gender in Old English heroic poetry

Language of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle

The recovery of Old English

Translation(s) of King Alfred the Great

Bede and Old English

Saints lives in Old English


The language of warfare in Old English poetry

The Old Testament in Anglo-Saxon verse


Old English dialect(s)

Influence of Latin on the Old English lexicon

History of the Old English language

Transmission of texts

Methods for teaching Old English language and culture

Language preservation


Please send abstracts of approximately 300 words, along with a CV or brief biographical statement, to Dr. Kathryn Green at kagree04@louisville.edu no later than March 1, 2019.  Selections will be made and presenters will be notified by March 15.  Those presenting must be a registered member of the RMMLA by April 1, 2019, to appear in the program.

For further information and updates, please visit our website at https://www.rmmla.org/call-for-papers.

Address all inquiries regarding this session to Kathryn Green at kagree04@louivsille.edu.


The RMMLA is one of six regional but independent branches of the Modern Language Association of America.  It members strive to stimulate consideration, evaluation, and cultivation of languages and literatures in order to enrich and strengthen the cultural life in the Rocky Mountain States.