IMC 2006: Sessions

Session 1313: Emotions in Old and Middle English: Text, Glossaries, and Words

Wednesday 12 July 2006, 16.30-18.00

Organiser:Hans Sauer, Institut für Englische Philologie, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Moderator/Chair:Hans Sauer, Institut für Englische Philologie, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Paper 1313-aDealing with Anger: Robert of Cisyle and the Medieval Didactic Tradition
(Language: English)
Liliana Sikorska, Faculty of English, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań
Index terms: Education, Language and Literature - Middle English, Mentalities
Paper 1313-bOld and Middle English Verbs of Emotion
(Language: English)
Michiko Ogura, Faculty of Letters, Chiba University, Tokyo
Index terms: Language and Literature - Old English, Language and Literature - Middle English, Mentalities
Paper 1313-cThe Earliest English Glossaries and their Treatment of Emotions
(Language: English)
Hans Sauer, Institut für Englische Philologie, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Index terms: Education, Language and Literature - Old English, Mentalities
Abstract

The three papers explore aspects of emotion in Old and Middle English, partly from a literary and cultural, and partly from a linguistic point of view. L. Sikorska investigates representations of, and reactions to anger in the Middle English romance Robert of Cisyle, and looks at its relation to the medieval didactic tradition. M. Ogura analyses the verbs of emotion in Old and Middle English with regard to meaning, etymology, frequency, synonymy etc. H. Sauer deals with the vocabulary of emotion and gestures in the earliest English texts, particularly the Epinal-Erfurt Glossary (archetype c. 680-690), covering nouns, verbs, and adjectives, and comparing the Old English glosses with their Latin lemmata.