“Old English” at the 73rd Annual RMMLA Convention
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
Please send abstracts of approximately 300 words, along with a CV or brief biographical statement, to Dr. Kathryn Green at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
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.