Gillian Adler is assistant professor of literature and Esther Raushenbush Chair in Humanities at Sarah Lawrence College in New York, and has been a visiting lecturer in English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. Her first book, Chaucer and the Ethics of Time, was published as part of the New Century Chaucer series at the University of Wales Press earlier this year. Her second book, Alle Thyng Hath Tyme: Time and Medieval Life, co-authored with Paul Strohm, will be published in early 2023.


ABSTRACT: Superior to ‘a clokke or an abbey orlogge’: Time and Virtue in Chaucer’s Nun’s Priest’s Tale

Mark Amsler has taught at universities in the US and since 2006 in New Zealand. His research treats medieval studies, history of linguistics, and linguistics in critical contexts. He has published numerous essays in these areas and several books, most recently Affective Literacies: Writing and Multilingualism in the Later Middle Ages (Brepols, 2012) and The Medieval Life of Language: Grammar and Pragmatics from Bacon to Kempe (Amsterdam University Press, 2021).


ABSTRACT: Narrative, Genre, and Pragmatics in the Book of Margery Kempe

Julia Bacskai-Atkari is a research fellow at the University of Konstanz, as a principal investigator of her project on asymmetries in relative clauses in West Germanic. In addition, she is Privatdozentin at the University of Potsdam, where she completed her habilitation in 2021 and her doctoral degree in 2014.


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ABSTRACT: Relative markers and subject-object asymmetries in the Wycliffe Bible

Natalia Cziganj is an early-career scholar, she holds a postdoc position in English Linguistics at the University of Lille, France. She is interested in historical lexical semantics and medieval European languages and cultures. Her PhD thesis focused on the development of Middle English and Middle French aesthetic vocabulary.



ABSTRACT: Conceptualizing Aesthetic Categories in Middle English

Hope Doherty-Harrison recently finished her PhD at Durham University, with her thesis entitled ‘The Virgin Mary Between Ecclesia and Synagoga: Typology, Sin, and Anti-Judaism in Medieval English Literature, c. 1200-1500’. Hope completed her previous degrees at St Catharine’s College, Cambridge. Hope will shortly be starting a new role as a Teaching Fellow in Medieval Art History for 2022-2023 at Edinburgh College of Art.

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ABSTRACT: The Middle English Development of the Theophilus Legend

Dr Laura Esteban-Segura is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of English, French and German Philology of the University of Málaga (Spain). She holds a Master of Letters in English Language and English Linguistics, awarded by the University of Glasgow, and a PhD in English Philology by the University of Málaga.

Her research interests are English Historical Linguistics, Manuscript Studies and Textual Editing. She has been a member of several research projects devoted to the digital editing of Late Middle, Early Modern and Late Modern English Fachprosa. She is currently Editor of The ESSE Messenger, the online publication of the European Society for the Study of English.


ABSTRACT: Editing The Cure of Bytyng in London, Wellcome Library, MS 411 (ff. 56r-61r)

Ruth Evans is a Professor in the Department of English at Saint Louis University and a former President and Executive Director of the New Chaucer Society. She works on medieval English and other European literature of the period 1300-1580, and has published widely on Chaucer, the Book of Margery Kempe, gender and sexuality, memory, the idea of the vernacular in medieval England, and translation theory and practice. She is currently working on a monograph, Chaucer and the Book of Memory.

ABSTRACT: Language and Subjectivity in the Book of Margery Kempe

Mark Faulkner is Ussher Assistant Professor in Medieval Literature at Trinity College Dublin, where is also Director of the M. Phil in Medieval Studies. His New Literary History of the Long Twelfth Century: Language and Literature between Old and Middle English was published by Cambridge in July. He is also PI of Medieval Big Dating, which seeks to apply computational techniques to the problem of dating the composition of medieval texts.


ABSTRACT: What do we Mean by “the Continuity of English Literature”? Insights from the Borderlands of “Old” and “Middle” English

John Ford is a maître de conferences – hors classe (senior lecturer) at the INU Champollion in Albi, France, where he currently serves as head of the English section of the Department of Arts, Languages and Literature. Research interests include orality and formulaicity in the fourteenth-century verse romances, gender and genre, etc.


ABSTRACT: Isochrony of Middle English and Anglo-Norman and its bearing on verse in French romance

Artur Kijak, Associate Professor of English Language and Linguistics, Institute of Linguistics at the University of Silesia in Katowice, co-editor of Linguistica Silesiana, an international journal of linguistic studies. Main research interests include segmental and suprasegmental phonology, historical phonology, contrastive phonology and current phonological models. The author of Polish and English consonantal clusters: a contrastive analysis within the Strict CV framework (2008) and Labial-dorsal interactions: a phonologically based approach (2017). The co-editor of Current developments in English historical linguistics. Studies in honour of Rafał Molencki (2017).


ABSTRACT: What do affrication and vowel unrounding have in common? The caseof velar palatalization

Sabina Nedelius recently completed her PhD in English historical linguistics at the University of Oslo and, starting mid-August 2022, will serve as a lecturer in English with a specialisation in linguistics at the University of Gothenburg. Nedelius focuses on Middle English orthography and is particularly interested in historical punctuation.


ABSTRACT: Interchangeability in historical punctuation: The punctus and the virgula

Jonathan Stavsky is Senior Lecturer in English at Tel Aviv University and a former Fulbright and Mandel fellow. He is the author of Le Bone Florence of Rome: A Critical Edition and Facing Translation of a Middle English Romance Analogous to Chaucer’s Man of Law’s Tale (University of Wales Press, 2017). His shorter publications have dealt with Chaucer, his fifteenth-century heirs, Margery Kempe, John Wycliff and his followers, medieval romance and drama, gender, Orientalism, Christian representations of Jews, biblical poetics, and biblical reception. In addition, he has been investigating the history of anti-fictional discourse, with a focus on references to mythos/fabula and related terms in the Bible and its traditions.


ABSTRACT: Chaucer: A European Writer?

Jacob Thaisen, Associate Professor of English Language, University of Oslo, specialises in Middle English. He is currently writing on
punctuation in two collections of texts and has long been applying NLP methodologies to spelling variation, most recently to enhance the search
function for the online Index of Middle English Prose.


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ABSTRACT: Index of Middle English prose: developing a search tool

Olga Timofeeva is professor of English historical linguistics at the University of Zurich. Her early specialisation was in Old English syntax, and she has since published on a broad range of subjects, including Old and Middle English lexis, language contact and second language acquisition in the Middle Ages, historical sociopragmatics, and the evolution of legal register in early English. She is the author of Non-finite Constructions in Old English (Société Néophilologique de Helsinki, 2010) and Sociolinguistic Variation in Old English: Records of Communities and People (Benjamins, 2022).


ABSTRACT: Constructing villains and heroes through second-person pronouns in the Book of Margery Kempe

Jukka Tyrkkö is Professor of English Linguistics at Linnaeus University, Sweden. He has previously served as Professor of English at Tampere University and Visiting Professor of Digital Humanities at the University of Turku. His research interests range from corpus linguistic methodology to historical linguistics and historical lexicography, with particular reference to medical language, political discourse, and multilingualism. Jukka is Series Editor of Language, Data Science and Digital Humanities for Bloomsbury Academic, the chair of the Helsinki Society for Historical Lexicography, and a member of the executive board of ICAME.


ABSTRACT: Early Modern Graphic Literacies: Charting the uses of graphic devices in English printed books ca. 1475–1800 (on-going project)

Sophie Whittle is a PhD historical linguist at the University of Sheffield. Her research investigates the decline of English verb-second and the impact of dialect variation within Middle English texts. She has taught on modules in Historical Linguistics, Historical Pragmatics and Syntax, and organised departmental workshops on decolonising the linguistics curriculum.

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ABSTRACT: Reassessing the effect of dialect variation and language contact on V2 in Middle English

Anna Wojtyś is a Professor (Dr. Hab.) and the Vice-Dean for Research and Cooperation at the Faculty of Modern Languages, University of Warsaw. She is also the Chief editor of the linguistic part of Anglica. An International Journal of English Studies, the journal in literary, cultural and linguistic studies.

Her research interests include historical linguistics, sociolinguistics and varieties of English. She has published mainly on the history of English with the focus on morphology and lexis. She is the author of two monographs on historical morphology: Past Participle Marking in Mediaeval English. A Corpus-Based Study in Historical Morphology (2016, Æ Academic Publishing) and he Non-Surviving Preterite-Present Verbs in English. The Demise of *dugan, munan, *-nugan, *þurfan, and unnan (2017, Peter Lang) and numerous articles on various aspects of the history of English. She has produced the first Polish translation of Shakespeare’s and Fletcher’s play The Two Noble Kinsmen.


ABSTRACT: Plural markers of r-stem nouns in Middle English: On a route towards regularization