This volume contains a selection of papers presented at the Medieval English Studies Symposium held in Poznań, Poland, in November 2011. The papers cover a wide range of approaches to the issue of medieval literature, language and art.
Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2013. 153 pp., 16 coloured fig.
Contents: Laura Wright: On historical dictionaries and language boundaries: Evidence from medieval mixed-language business
writing – Magdalena Bator: Boil vs. seethe in Middle English – Minako Nakayasu: Chaucer’s historical present:
A discourse-pragmatic perspective – Marietta Rusinek: Medieval French borrowings in the English «cakes» vocabulary: A historical
semantic analysis – Ad Putter: The predictable and the unpredictable: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and the metres
of Middle English romance –Bartłomiej Błaszkiewicz: On some representations of Mary Magdalene in Middle English literature
– Barbara Kowalik: «We make our wealth our god and turn our souls to paupers»: Images of poverty and prosperity in Robert
Henryson’s Fables – Hans Sauer/Veronika Traidl: Beowulf and Beowulf films, or: Fathers, sons, and monsters
– Andrzej Wicher: The fairy needlewoman Emaré - A study of the Middle English romance Emaré in the context of the tale of