Saturday, March 1, 2014

SELIM Conference on Old and Middle English

The Spanish Society for Medieval English Language and Literature, and the Department of English Studies at the Jaume I University, Spain, are pleased to invite members of the Society and other scholars interested in the field to participate in the 26th International SELIM Conference. This year's venue will take place at the Medieval town of Morella (Spain) from September 18th to 20th, 2014
Morella is a city which has become a well-known tourist destination in the last decade. This year marks a special event in the city: Les Converses de Morella. Six hundred years ago, Ferran d'AntequeraSt Vicent Ferrer and Benedicto XIII, known as El Papa Luna, spent two months in Morella discussing the possible abdication of the Pope, which may have solved the problem of the division of the Church. We hope it will be a wonderful framework for the conference. If you want to check on the different aspects of the town and everything it offers, you can go to
The following plenary speakers have confirmed their participation (see Programme): Dr. Jorge Luis Bueno (Universidade de Vigo), Dr. Juan Camilo Conde (University of Murcia), Dr. Richard Dance (University of Cambridge) and Dr. Jeremy Smith (University of Glasgow).
Scholars interested in offering 20-minute papers (followed by a 10-minute discussion) must send a 100-to-250 word abstract using the on-line form in the Papers and Registration section (see Abstract&Registration) before April 13th.
Acceptance of proposals will be confirmed by April.
If you are thinking about coming to Morella, it would be highly advisable to arrange your accomodation as soon as possible, as Morella can still be very busy in September (seeAccommodation). For further information please contact the Organising Committee.
On-line registration and payment will be available in May.
The Organizers welcome papers dealing with any aspect of Medieval English Language and Literature and particularly encourage the submission of papers offering multidisciplinary readings or perspectives on Medieval English texts. We would also like to encourage contributions dealing with the teaching of Old and Middle English. 
A selection of articles will be proposed for publication after the conference. Details will appear on the website
María José Esteve Ramos
Professora Titular d'Universitat,  Filologia Anglesa
Dpt d'Estudis Anglesos, Facultat de Ciències Humanes i Socials
Universitat Jaume I
12071 Castelló

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