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ICOME 2008 : Sixth International Conference on Middle English


When Jul 24, 2008 - Jul 26, 2008
Where Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
Submission Deadline Jan 31, 2008
Categories    linguistics   english   middle english

Call For Papers

Dear Colleague,

The sixth Internation Conference on Middle English will be held at the English Faculty of the University of Cambridge, UK, 24-26 July 2008. Detail of a rabbit from the ornamental border to f.189r of MS B.21, the Speculum Historiale of Vincent of Beauvais (French, early 14th century).

Academic programme

Like its predecessors, ICOME 6 will include sessions on Middle English language and linguistics, textual studies, and literature. The conference begins on Thursday 24th July and finishes on Saturday 26 th July.

Plenary lectures

Plenary papers will be given by the following:

* Roger Lass (Cape Town)
* Margaret Laing (Edinburgh)
* Gabriella Mazzon (Cagliari)
* Ad Putter (Bristol)


Participants are invited to submit proposals for 20-minute presentations (to be followed by 10-minute discussions) on any topic within the abovementioned areas. Such proposals should be submitted in the form of 400-word abstracts and should be sent to the organising committee by the 31st January 2008. Abstracts should be in .doc or .rtf format (preferably in Times 12 fonts) and sent by e-mail to Notice of acceptance will be sent in March 2008. Participants can also submit proposals for workshops or panels on specific topics; such proposals should reach the organising committee no later than 27th December 2007. Colleagues submitting abstracts are kindly requested to state on their registration form whether they need technical equipment for their presentation. Abstracts of the accepted papers and of the plenary lectures will be printed into a booklet that will be distributed to participants, and will also be available on the conference website.

Registration and Payment

Registration forms should be sent to the organisers at:

ICOME6 Conference Organisers
The Faculty of English
9 West Road
Cambridgeshire CB3 9DP
United Kingdom

Forms and payment of the conference fee should reach us by 30th May, but recall that room reservation should be placed as early as possible. Payment can be made by credit card (see the list on the registration and payment form) or by bank drafts in UK pounds sterling.
We cannot accept emailed or faxed forms under any circumstances.

Abstracts may be sent by email to the conference organisers at:

Looking forward to seeing you in Cambridge and with best wishes,

Laura Wright, Chris Cannon, Richard Dance
Conference Organisers

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