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44th Symposium on Old English, Middle English and Historical Linguistics in the Low Countries (#SOEMEHL44)

Friday 16 December 2022
Symposium on Old English, Middle English and Historical Linguistics in the Low Countries (SOEMEHL)
Lipsius (Cleveringaplaats 1, Leiden)

An annual symposium where researchers from Dutch, Belgian and increasingly German universities share their novel research on Old English, Middle English and Historical Linguistics. This 44th edition will take place on campus and will be concluded by a keynote address by dr. Francis Leneghan (University of Oxford).


10.55 – 11.00 Welcome by organizer Thijs Porck
11.00 – 11.30

Elisa Ramirez Perez (University of Bristol / Leiden University)- Sceauiges ł locas ł behaues: Reduction of Verbal Morphology in the Late Northumbrian Dialect”

11.30 – 12.00

Julie R. Mattison (University of Groningen) - “Multilingualism in the Dicts and Sayings of the Philosophers

12.00 – 12.30

Song Tan (Leiden University) - The Representation of Julius Caesar in the Old English Orosius: A Reception Study

12:30 - 14:00 Lunch break
14:00 - 14:30

Tara Struik & Carola Trips (Universität Mannheim) - “Determining the Impact of Verbs Copied from Old French: Towards a Quantitative Analysis of Verbal Prefixes and Verb Particle Combinations in Middle English”

14:30 - 15:00

Juliane Witte (Universität Tübingen) - “Anger and (Social) Monstrosity: Investigating the Social Purpose of Grendel’s Mother in Beowulf

15:00 - 15:30

Jodie Mann (Erasmus University Rotterdam) - “The More swas, the Better: A Diachronic Analysis of the Comparative Correlative in Old and Middle English”

15:30 - 15:50 Tea/coffee break
15:50 - 16:20 Moritz Draschner (Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf) - The Racialisation of the Jew in Old English Translations of Biblical Apocrypha” 
16:20 - 16:50 Janet Grijzenhout & Bert Botma (Leiden University)- “Front-Rounded Vowels in the History of English” 
16:50 - 17:00 Short comfort break
17:00 - 18:00 Keynote: Francis Leneghan (University of Oxford) - The Wrath of God: Beowulf and Genesis A Reconsidered” 


Attendance is free, please let us know whether you will attend by registering via this link. The symposium will take place on campus, but online attendance is possible. 

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