Tradition and renovation in the study of medieval English
The Spanish Society for Medieval English Language and Literature (SELIM) encourages and promotes the study of the written records and literary works of medieval England dated between the seventh and the fifteenth century.
SELIM organises annual international conferences that gather linguists, literary critics, and medievalists in general, around specialised panel sessions and keynote lectures. The journal of the Society, SELIM(ISSN 1132-631X), is a recognised academic publication that is listed in international reference indexes. The Society also supports financially the participation of predoctoral researchers and, throughout the country, funds courses and academic events that fall within the area of the society's interests.
The majority of SELIM members teach English Historical Linguistics, Medieval English Literature, or both. Their research in the Old English and the Middle English periods combines the philological tradition with state-of-the-art theoretical frameworks and methodological approaches, as we believe that only a delicate balance between tradition and renovation can bring perspectives and insights from related branches of the Humanities and ultimately shed light on this fascinating part of European history and culture.
While most SELIM members are affiliated with Spanish universities, the last years have seen the progressive incorporation into the Society of colleagues from European and American universities, which has extended the reach of our activities. If you are not a member of SELIM yet, we gladly invite you to join us, contribute to the Society's goals and share the national and international networking and friendship-building opportunities it fosters.
SELIM announces its II International Research Seminar (2022)
Following the success of last year's International Research Seminar, SELIM will be organising four Spring Seminars in OE Linguistics (2022), OE Literature (2023), ME Linguistics (2024), and ME Literature (2025). The 2022 Seminar starts a collaboration with TOEBI which we hope to treasure for long and features speakers Elzbieta Adamczyk ('Futurate Presents in Early English') and Judith Huber ('Talking about Motion in Old English'). Save the date: 19 May 2022, 16-18 hs, CET (Madrid). Registration is free: Seminars.
SELIM32 Registration now open
Registration for SELIM 32 is now open: Early Bird (8 April-31 May), Ordinary Registration (1 June–31 July) and Late Registration (1-16 September). Please note that the online registration desk will be closed in August. Registration and payment instructions at Registration. Looking forward to welcoming you all!
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