This volume contains a selection of papers presented at the Medieval English Studies Symposium held in Poznań, Poland, in November 2008. The papers cover a wide range of topics in the areas of Old and Middle English language and literature: from language contact and Middle English syntax to manuscript editing and from Old English poetry to Middle English religious and secular literature.
About the Author
The Editors: Marcin Krygier, Ph.D. in 1993, D. Litt. in 1997; Fulbright fellow at the University of California, Los Angeles, from 1995 to 1996; author or co-author of three books on Old and Middle English; head of the Department of the History of English at the School of English at Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland.
Liliana Sikorska, Ph.D. in 1994, D. Litt. in 1996; visiting scholar at the University of Florida, Brown University and the University of California, Los Angeles; visiting professor at the American University, Washington, DC; author or co-author of seven books on medieval English and Irish literature; head of the Department of English Literature and Literary Linguistics and acting head of the American Literature Department at the School of English at Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland.
Table of Contents
Contents: Ronald Kim: On the prehistory of Old English dyde – Vibeke Jensen: OE long /a:/ words in some fourteenth and fifteenth century Yorkshire texts – Ewa Ciszek: Some aspects of word-formation in Henryson’s Fables – Matti Kilpiö: Causative habban in Old English – Janusz Malak: Preposition stranding in Old English – Justyna Rogos: Transcribing and editing graphetic detail in the manuscripts of Chaucer’s Man of Law’s Tale – Rafał Borysławski: The riddle of poetry: Literary riddles and modern hermeneutics – Barbara Kowalik: The motif of journey in Cynewulf’s Fates of the apostles – Rory McTurk: External prolepsis in Beowulf – Klára Petříková: «Alle we beoth in the worldes wode weater». Water imagery in Ancrene wisse – Piotr Spyra: Clean but impatient: Pearl-poet’s Jonah in the face of the Lord.