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.
An open access annotated parallel corpus Old English-English
A piece of excellent news for Old English studies coming from our SELIM members. The Nerthus Project, based in La Rioja University, Spain, has just released ParCorOEv2, a fully-searchable online corpus of Old English prose, with c. 100,000 words of parallel text. The project is the product of Javier Martín Arista's initiative and the collaborative efforts of a dedicated group of compilers and system analysts. Register at www.nerthusproject.com/.
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