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LINGUIST List 23.4216

Tue Oct 09 2012

Calls: Middle English, Historical Linguistics/Spain

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <alisonlinguistlist.org>

Date: 09-Oct-2012
From: Juan Camilo Conde-Silvestre <jccondeum.es>
Subject: 8th International Conference on Middle English
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Full Title: 8th International Conference on Middle English
Short Title: ICOME 8

Date: 02-May-2013 - 04-May-2013
Location: Murcia, Spain
Contact Person: J Camilo Conde Silvestre
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics

Subject Language(s): English, Middle

Call Deadline: 13-Jan-2013

Meeting Description:

The 8th International Conference on Middle English (ICOME 8) will be hosted by the English Department at the University of Murcia (Spain) in May 2013 (from Thursday 2 May to Saturday 4 May). ICOME 8 is co-organized with members of the Universities of Málaga and Jaén and it continues the series of successful ICOME conferences held at Rydzyna (1994), Helsinki (1997), Dublin (1999), Vienna (2002), Naples (2005), Cambridge (2008) and Lviv (2011). As its predecessors, ICOME 8 will include sessions on different aspects of Middle English language and texts, with historical linguistic, philological-textual or literary orientations.

The following plenary speakers have kindly confirmed their participation:

Herbert Schendl (University of Vienna)
Terttu Nevalainen (University of Helsinki)
Vincent Gillespie (Oxford University)
Mª José López Couso (University of Santiago de Compostela)

Further information on the conference venue, on details of accommodation and travel, and on the social activities will be soon uploaded on the conference webpage:


Call for Papers:

Participants are invited to submit proposals for 20-minute presentations (followed by 10 minute discussion) on any aspect touching on the areas of interest of ICOME: Middle English language and linguistic features, Middle English textual and manuscript studies and Middle English literature. Abstracts, which should contain between 250 and 500 words (excluding references), must be a Microsoft Word file with the extension .doc or .rtf (preferably in Times 11 fonts). They must be submitted by email to icome8um.es, before 13 January 2013. Notification of acceptance will be sent out early in February 2013 with the third circular. Early bird registration will open in March 2013.

Organizing Committee:

J. Camilo Conde-Silvestre, Javier Calle-Martín (U. Málaga), Juan M. Hernández-Campoy, Nila Vázquez, Alejandro Alcaraz-Sintes (U. Jaén), Laura Esteban-Segura, Teresa Marqués-Aguado and Mª Dolores Pérez-Raja

Contact: icome8um.es


Dpto. de Filología Inglesa
Facultad de Letras
Universidad de Murcia
30071 Murcia (Spain)
Phone: +34868883178
Fax: +34868883185

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