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.
Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2010. 154 pp.
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.