International Conference on Middle English - ICOM 9
International Conference on Middle English - ICOM 9

On 29 April – 3 May 2015 Philological School of Higher Education in Wroclaw held The 9th International Conference on Middle English devoted to the period in the history of the English language from the 11th to the 15th century.

The conference was attended by over 60 scholars from all over the world, including the United States of America, Japan, the Republic of South Africa, Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Spain, Germany, Norway, Russia, Switzerland, Ukraine, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Italy and Poland.

The participants presented various papers concerning both linguistics and Middle English literature.

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   ICOME 9 is another edition of the conference series initiated by Prof. Jacek Fisiak in 1994 in Rydzyna. Since then, it was held in numerous European cities:

  • Helsinki, Finlandia (1997)
  • Dublin, Irlandia (1999)
  • Vienna, Austria (2002)
  • Naples, Włochy (2005)
  • Cambridge, Wielka Brytania (2008)
  • Lviv, Ukraina (2011)
  • Murcia, Hiszpania (2013)





Conference Programme:

 Day 1           Day 2           Day 3           Day 4

  • Organizers

    Conference organizers:

    • Chair: Jacek Fisiak (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań / Philological School of Higher Education, Wrocław)

    Conference Secretaries: 

    • Magdalena Bator (University of Social Sciences, Warsaw)
    • Marta Sylwanowicz (University of Social Sciences, Warsaw)
    • Anna Zasłona (Philological School of Higher Education, Wrocław)

    Members of the Organizing Committee:

    • Michael Bilynsky (Ivan Franko National University, Lviv)
    • Piotr P. Chruszczewski (Philological School of Higher Education, Wrocław; University of Wroclaw)
    • Grzegorz Kleparski (University of Rzeszow)
    • Marcin Krygier (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan)
    • Rafal Molencki (University of Silesia, Katowice)
    • Jerzy Welna (University of Warsaw)
  • Plenary speakers

  • Special sessions

    Special sessions at ICOME 9:

    • Andrzej Wicher: Translating Middle English literature [PDF], [DOC]
    • Magdalena Bator and Marta Sylwanowicz: The recipe in the history of English [PDF], [DOC]


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