IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 528: Literary Linguistic Approaches to Old and Middle English Texts

Tuesday 7 July 2020, 09.00-10.30

Organisers:Judith Kaup, Englisches Seminar, Universität zu Köln
Katrina Wilkins, School of English, University of Nottingham
Moderator/Chair:Katrina Wilkins, School of English, University of Nottingham
Paper 528-aCode-Switching and Rhetoric in the Alfred-Guðrum Treaty
(Language: English)
Suzanne Valentine, Department of English, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Index terms: Language and Literature - Old English, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 528-bThe Use of Latin in Middle English Instructional Texts
(Language: English)
Judith Kaup, Englisches Seminar, Universität zu Köln
Index terms: Language and Literature - Middle English, Language and Literature - Latin, Learning (The Classical Inheritance), Sermons and Preaching
Paper 528-cEmotion Vocabulary in Old English Prose Saints' Lives: A Corpus-Driven Investigation of Affect
(Language: English)
Daria Izdebska, Department of English, Liverpool Hope University
Index terms: Computing in Medieval Studies, Hagiography, Language and Literature - Old English, Mentalities
Abstract

A series of sessions have represented the flourishing field of literary linguistics at the IMC in the last three years, showing the great potential of literary linguistic methods for medieval studies. This year’s thematic focus ‘Borders’ especially invites new contributions to the field, which itself occupies a border space between literary and linguistic studies. Exemplifying the creative and scholarly potential of liminal spaces and the contact situations they enable, literary linguistics can contribute to a positive (re)evaluation of encountering the less familiar and incorporating various approaches. This session considers Old and Middle English texts from a literary linguistic perspective to demonstrate the merits of negotiating disciplinary boundaries.