“Old English” at the 74rd Annual RMMLA Convention

deadline for submissions: 
April 15, 2020
full name / name of organization: 
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
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Old English” at the 74rd Annual RMMLA Convention

October 8-10, 2020

Boulder, CO


Deadline for Abstracts: March 31, 2020


I am pleased to announce the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association (RRMLA) is holding its annual conference in Boulder, CO, this year.   Last year, in El Paso, there was a major increase in interest and participation in both the Old and Middle English sessions.  To keep up the momentum, I am delighted that for the 2020 conference, the Old English panel is expanding its scope to include not only papers focusing on the Old English language but papers focusing on any aspect of the history and culture of early medieval England.


I would like to invite individual paper proposals dealing with any aspect of the Old English language, its dialects, and literature, as well as welcome papers on the culture and history of early medieval England.  Topics could include, but are not limited to the following:


Language and voice

Orthography and pronunciation

Expressions of place and 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 Alfred the Great


Saints lives


The Old Testament in Old English verse


Language preservation


Influence of Latin on the Old English lexicon

History of the Old English language

Transmission of texts

Methods for teaching the Old English language

Methods for teaching the history of early medieval England

Kings and Queens of early medieval England

Marriage and the family in early medieval England

gender and sexuality in early medieval England

Power and war

Poets and poetry of early medieval England

Food, diet, clothing, and the household

Religious life


Please send abstracts of approximately 250 words, along with a CV or brief biographical statement to, Kathryn Green at kagree04@louisville.edu no later than April 15, 2020.  

For further information about RMMLA and 2020 conference updates, please visit the website at http://www.rmmla.org.   Please address all inquiries regarding this session to Kathryn Green at kagree04@louisville.edu.