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42nd Symposium on Old English, Middle English and Historical Linguistics in the Low Countries (#SOEMEHL42)

Friday 18 December 2020
Symposium on Old English, Middle English and Historical Linguistics in the Low Countries (SOEMEHL)

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 42nd edition will take place online and will be concluded by a keynote address by Professor Marion Turner (Oxford University).

10.55 – 11.00 Welcome by organizer Thijs Porck
11.00 – 11.30 Elisa Ramirez Perez (Universiteit Utrecht/Cardiff University) - “Verbal morphology simplification in Northumbrian: The case of weak verbs class 2”
11.30 – 12.00 Simon Thomson (University of Düsseldorf) - “Strange races, strange places: Perceptions of otherness and constructions of selfhood in the prose texts of the Nowell Codex”
12.00 – 12.30 Thijs Porck (Universiteit Leiden) - “Onomasiological profiles of Old English texts: A Linked Data approach to analyzing the vocabularies of Beowulf, Andreas and The Old English Martyrology through the Evoke platform”
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch break
14:00 - 14:30 Rebecca Menmuir (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen) - “Castrating Ovid: Christine de Pisan and the medieval Ovidian body”
14:30 - 15:00 Irene Rooker (Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen) - “The coming-of-age chivalric romance: A new assessment of Sir Thomas Malory’s Sir Gareth of Orkney
15:00 - 15:30 Alice Mevis (Universiteit Ghent) - “The French influence on the development of the English language: French loanwords in Middle English religious texts (1200-1400)”
15:30 - 16:00 Tea break
16:00 - 16:30 Nadia van Pelt (TU Delft) - “Queen’s trumpet or second fiddle? Katherine of Aragon’s Spanish musicians at the Tudor court”
16:30 - 17:30 Keynote: Marion Turner (University of Oxford) - “Chaucer, character, and fourteenth-century Europe” 
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