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#MEDIEVAL: Ang I Students' Conference (22nd April 2022)

22nd April 2022, 10am - 4pm CET

     Excited about Medieval English? Hungry for more Medieval related discussions?

Our conference offers students interested in Medieval English Studies an exciting opportunity to gain experience in presenting and discussing medieval and medievalist topics in a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

We invite abstracts on any topic related to Medieval(ist) Studies. You are warmly welcome to present your term papers or other academic work from this or previous semesters. For more about abstract topics and submission - see the drop down menus below.

     Hwæt! There’s more! What’s a mead-hall or a round table without drama, games, and music? The ‘Performing Chaucer workshop’ will inform us about their work. Additionally, we plan a couple of games and some live music.  

     Questions? Doubts? Not sure you can pull this off?  We are happy to solve any issue with you.

Looking forward to hearing from you! Cheerio!

Friday, 22nd April 2022   ||   10am-5pm   ||   on campus:


9:30 Note for helpers and volunteers: Please come @ 9:30 to help set up the room.
10:00 Welcome and All you need to know for today
  (We have a google sheet to work with – so bring your laptops.)
10:15 Presentations
  Chairs: Elena, Annie
  “The Racialisation of the Jew in Old English Translations of Biblical Apocrypha” By M. Draschner
  “Bro! and Lo!: Comparing two translations of Beowulf” by S. Saur
10:50 Presentations: Question Round
11:10 Coffee break :)
11:20 Presentations
  ”Upon my oath, I am not a dishonest man!” – Terry Pratchett’s Monstrous Regiment as Playground for Gender Performativity by A. Rauth
  “The portrayal of Love in Chaucer's dream visions” by E. Foy
  “Bodily desire and sexual fantasies – constructing sexual and religious authority in The Book of Margery Kempe” by C. Tillack
12:15 Presentations: Question Round
12:45 Lunch Break
13:15 Presentations special topics
  “Dreaming spires & suspicious diacritics - Trying to figure out Oxford and the Ormulum in 77 days” by J. Jakobs
  “Stuyding in Aberystwyth – Impressions” by E. Foy
  “Highland Hwaet” by J. Bomanns
14:15 More Coffee :)
  =Note: the afternoon sessions might start earlier. =
14:25 Glimpsing Beowulf: A Live Reading
  Keats’ prologue of The Legend of Good Women written by E. Foy: A Live Reading; Performers (tba)
Ca. 15:15 Quiz & Get together with quizmasters Sam, Jannis, Elena, & Annie
16:45 Clean up

Stay in touch via Discord or here on this website.


In general, you can work:

  • On any sort of text or document (e.g., prose, poetry, drama, riddles, manuscript, …)
  • On Old English or Middle English texts including medievalist (contemporary) texts

Topics could include, but are not limited to:

  • explorations of identity – monstrous, sexualised, human, or otherwise – in medieval texts
  • linguistic analyses of literary works
  • exploration of spaces – purgatory, fairyland, or humanised landscapes – and time in medieval texts and maps
  • working with medieval manuscripts and what they can teach us
  • how to (not) translate Old English poetry and their musical patterns
  • exploring the effects – images, emotions, religious and national identities – of history in poetic verse  
  • hunting down medieval outlaw heroes and exploring their modern identities, genders, or moralities  
  • exploring moral behaviour and transgressions – in Eden, Sherwood Forest, and other medieval spaces  

Abstracts of 300-500 words are invited for submission by 28 January 2022. Please send your abstract to .

Main Organiser: Annie Röseler

Initiators: Annie Röseler and Katharina Nagel


Poster Design: Jenny Fawson

Website admin: Carina Becker


Financial Support: Miriam Edlich-Muth

Moral Support: Simon Thomson, Carina Becker, and the core group of the Students’ Colloqium

Organising Support: Eva-Maria Dahlhoff


Chairs: Annie Röseler and Elena Lysova



Jill Bomanns

Moritz Draschner

Eileen Foy

Jannis Jakobs

Adrian Rauth

Sam Saur

Celina Tillack