Department of the History of English, AMU Poznań

Department of the History of English, AMU Poznań Part of the Faculty of English, AMU Poznań, focused on researching the history of the English language The Department of the History of English conducts research in the area of the history of the English language from its early beginnings till the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

Its members participate in numerous research projects such as EMBER, devoted to the structure and overlap of abstract concepts in English and Polish, both diachronically and synchronically, or MOL, the final product of which will be an electronic edition of one of Chaucer's "Canterbury Tales". The department co-organises an annual international conference devoted to medieval English language and literature, the Medieval English Studies Symposium.

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Everybody book your Thursday evenings
23/09/2020

Everybody book your Thursday evenings

If you're looking for an exciting B.A. seminar, look no further: there is a HELtastic seminar option by our own dr Pauli...
18/09/2020
BA seminar interviews

If you're looking for an exciting B.A. seminar, look no further: there is a HELtastic seminar option by our own dr Paulina Zagórska, for which all you have to do is sit back, select a burning social issue, and delve into vintage press to read the HEL out of it.

"The Victorian era saw a great deal of progress in virtually every aspect of life. Unfortunately, this progress came at a cost, since it was also a period during which numerous social issues emerged on an unprecedented scale: growing inequalities, staggering poverty, crime, violence, disease, prostitution, as well as a number of other major problems were faced by the Victorian society on an everyday basis. At the same time, due to the rise in literacy and technological advancements, the vast majority of the Victorians were able to read about these problems in a number of dailies and weeklies. The press not only reflected the state of contemporary society, but also shaped the language used for discussing social issues, thus affecting opinions, as well as social and historical reality."

https://tinyurl.com/y3mlct89

Please make sure you have read all seminar descriptions. YOU NEED TO PROVIDE YOUR USOS E-MAIL ADDRESS AND ID NUMBER: without this information, we won't be able to identify you. Next, please select your first choice (i.e. the BA seminar for which you'll be interviewed). In case you're not admitted to...

15/09/2020

This is a reminder for 3BAs that the HEL exam retake is scheduled for tomorrow, 16/09.

As a scholar I am particularily fearful of this fate:https://www.wordorigins.org/big-list-entries/dunce
31/08/2020
dunce — Wordorigins.org

As a scholar I am particularily fearful of this fate:

https://www.wordorigins.org/big-list-entries/dunce

31 August 2020 A dunce is a person of low intelligence, a poor student. But ironically the word comes from the name of noted scholar, widely respected in his day. The word comes from the name of John Duns Scotus (c. 1266–1308), a Scottish Franciscan friar and theologian. Known as Doctor Subtilis

FYI as a follow-up to Rector's announcement of yesterday. In the autumn semester FA moves to distance learning only.http...
13/08/2020
Organizacja kształcenia na Wydziale Anglistyki w roku akademickim 2020/2021 | Wydział Anglistyki UAM :: AMU Faculty of English

FYI as a follow-up to Rector's announcement of yesterday. In the autumn semester FA moves to distance learning only.

http://wa.amu.edu.pl/wa/node/11607

W semestrze zimowym 2020/2021 zajęcia dydaktyczne na Wydziale Anglistyki będą odbywać się w sposób zdalny dla wszystkich studentów i doktorantów naszego Wydziału zgodnie z planem zajęć. Dla studentów III roku studiów pierwszego stopnia (BA) oraz studentów II roku drugiego stopnia (MA) ...

Here we go, specific info about the new academic year.
12/08/2020

Here we go, specific info about the new academic year.

Drodzy Państwo,
zachęcam do zapoznania się z nowym zarządzeniem dotyczącym organizacji kształcenia w nadchodzącym roku akademickim.

Co do zasady, zajęcia odbywać się będą zdalnie. Ich część jednak (ze względu na etap kształcenia lub specyfikę) odbywać się będzie mogła w budynkach uczelni. Decydować o tym będą kierujący procesem kształcenia, czyli w większości przypadków – dziekani.

Important update concerning the new academic year
04/08/2020

Important update concerning the new academic year

Wiemy, że to ważne i że pracownicy, studentki i studenci czekają na informacje dotyczące nowego roku akademickiego! Szczegółowy komunikat JM Rektor Andrzej Lesicki ukaże się do końca tygodnia.

Możemy przedstawić Wam już jednak kilka szczegółów:
1. Rok akademicki zostanie zainaugurowany 1 października w Auli UAM z ograniczoną liczbą gości z udziałem członków senatu UAM. Wydarzenie będzie transmitowane przez Studio Filmowe UAM.

2. Zajęcia na UAM rozpoczną się 15 października ze względu na konieczność wydłużenia rekrutacji z powodu późnego ogłoszenia wyników tegorocznej matury oraz z powodu przedłużenia roku akademickiego 2019/2020.

3. W semestrze zimowym wykłady odbywać się będą na UAM w trybie zdalnym.

4. Pozostałe zajęcia zostaną podzielone na te, które mogą odbywać się w trybie zdalnym oraz te, które muszą odbyć się w salach dydaktycznych, ale z zachowaniem reżimu sanitarnego. Podziału dokonają dziekani wydziałów, którzy poinformują o szczegółach do połowy września.

02/07/2020

Extramural 3BAs - your grades will be in USOS soon, everybody passed, well done!

25/06/2020

Aaaand the grades are in! Everybody passed, I am pleased to say. Well done, guys!

25/06/2020

And yet a gem has been found. Bestis, my dears, are NOT your best friends, unless you prefer to spend your time with animals.

25/06/2020

The exam this year is different because the situation in the world is different, so there is no regular exam broadcast. Anyway, we are at 50% mark, the source text response component has now been corrected and I am very much impressed with the quality of your work. Well done, guys.

Pilfered from Steffo Dollingo
25/06/2020

Pilfered from Steffo Dollingo

25/06/2020

ELTiT students (1BA) can stop biting their fingernails - your final exam grades are in USOS now.

23/06/2020

Quick notice -- the extramural exam takes place on the 28th

Dearest,The 24th is upon us, so here's a bit more info about tomorrow's exam.It will take place on Moodle here:https://w...
23/06/2020
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Dearest,

The 24th is upon us, so here's a bit more info about tomorrow's exam.

It will take place on Moodle here:

https://www.elearning.amu.edu.pl/wa/course/view.php?id=2353

If you have not got the enrolment code yet, ask your teachers and make sure you can access the course; you can also pm or e-mail us.

There will be FOUR separate subexams:

Academic programme 3BA
Non-academic programme 3BA
Extramural programme 3BA

Our government hands out firetrucks, apparently, so we cannot allow them to beat us. Bonus exam creds for the author(s) ...
20/06/2020
Construct Your Own Bayeux Tapestry with This Free Online App

Our government hands out firetrucks, apparently, so we cannot allow them to beat us. Bonus exam creds for the author(s) of the best take on the Baueyx Tapestry using this app:

http://www.openculture.com/2020/06/construct-your-own-bayeux-tapestry-with-this-free-online-app.html

A wise woman once quoth that one man’s adult coloring book is another’s Medieval Tapestry Edit. If taking crayons to empty outlines of mandalas, floral patterns, and forest and ocean scenes has failed to calm your mind, the Historic Tale Construction Kit may cure what ails you.

16/06/2020
Gabriele Stein – Wikipedia

2020 is not a good year for historical linguistics. We have just learned that prof. Gabriele Stein passed away on March the 6th.

https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gabriele_Stein

Von 1961 bis 1968 studierte sie an der Universität Tübingen (Englische Philologie, Romanistik, Philosophie); mit Perioden an: Faculté des Lettres, Universität Dijon (1963/4), Westfield College (1965), Ausländeruniversität Perugia (1966), Universität von Paris (1966–1967). Nach der Promotion...

Germanic Memes for Vowel-Alternating Teens
28/05/2020

Germanic Memes for Vowel-Alternating Teens

From Simon.

25/05/2020

Guys, mark your calendars.

The HEL exam for all 3BAs and 1BAs (ELTiT) will begin on the 24th of June and finish 24h later, on the 25th of June at 9 a.m.

The HEL exam retake for all 3BAs and 1BAs (ELTiT) - if needed - will begin on the 20th of September at 9 a.m. and finish 24h later, on the 21st of September at 9 a.m.

24/05/2020

WA AMU History of English

Final examination roadmap 2019/2020



We are living in awful times. There is no reason to make them even more awful by sticking to the by now irrelevant exam format. Consequently, this is how the final HEL exam will look like for various programmes and specialisations at WA AMU this summer.

0. Shared information

All final exams will be organised via Moodle, in a dedicated course in which you will have to enrol once it is up and running. Over the coming weeks your teachers will provide all the technical details, as well as a detailed explanation of the question format.

The format of the final exams will be timed honour open book. Timed – there will be a time limit and a deadline for submitting your work. Honour – we trust you explicitly to carry out your work independently and are not going to play detective with your work. Open book – you are free to use whatever external sources you want in preparing your work, provided they are credited.

The timing of the final exams is still unclear as our Rector still has not made his will known concerning the exam period. We will be aiming at late June, and definitely before the summer break.

1. Academic programme (historical linguistic and language change, and English in time courses)

The final exam will consist of two components:

COMPONENT ONE — you will be randomly assigned a source text relevant for the history of the English language, just like the ones you have been analysing during your classes. You will be asked to analyse and comment on the text from the perspective of the history of English. Some possible points for discussion can be: what does it refer to? what attitudes to English does it represent? what intellectual discussion is it a part of? what theoretical/methodological approaches does it illustrate?

You will have FOUR HOURS to prepare and post your responses. Your responses must credit all the sources, printed or electronic, you will have used in their preparation. We need you to use at least THREE different sources in preparing your responses. It is NOT permissible to copy sources, credited or otherwise, directly, or to paraphrase them closely. It is also NOT permissible to copy or paraphrase the work of a fellow student. These are the only two formal grounds on which you will fail this component.

This exam component is worth 50% of the score.

COMPONENT TWO — you will be randomly assigned two authentic texts from different periods of the history of the English language. Your task will be to comment on linguistic developments and differences between the two texts WITHIN THE INDICATED SCOPE. For example, you may be given the text of the same psalm in Old and Middle English and asked to discuss lexical differences between them.

You will have TWENTY FOUR HOURS to prepare and post your responses. Your responses must credit all the sources, printed or electronic, you will have used in their preparation. We need you to use at least THREE different sources in preparing your responses. It is NOT permissible to copy sources, credited or otherwise, directly, or to paraphrase them closely. It is also NOT permissible to copy or paraphrase the work of a fellow student. These are the only two formal grounds on which you will fail this component.

On the other hand, if you prefer to, you can form a team with UP TO TWO other students. You will be given the same task and will be allowed to prepare and post a shared response, on the understanding that it is your shared work and that all team members will receive the same grade. We need you to submit names of your team members at lest THREE days before the final exam.

This exam component is worth 50% of the score.

The calculation of the final course grade ("exam grade" in USOS) remains unchanged:

20% for the average grade from both semesters of each of the two component courses (40% in total).

60% for the final exam grade.

1% for liking the Department web page before June the 1st 2020.

2. Non-academic programme (Between form and function course)

The final exam will consist of two components:

COMPONENT ONE — you will be randomly assigned a source text relevant for the history of the English language, just like the ones you have been analysing during your classes. You will be asked to analyse and comment on the text from the perspective of the history of English. Some possible points for discussion can be: what does it refer to? what attitudes to English does it represent? what intellectual discussion is it a part of? what theoretical/methodological approaches does it illustrate?

You will have FOUR HOURS to prepare and post your responses. Your responses must credit all the sources, printed or electronic, you will have used in their preparation. We need you to use at least THREE different sources in preparing your responses. It is NOT permissible to copy sources, credited or otherwise, directly, or to paraphrase them closely. It is also NOT permissible to copy or paraphrase the work of a fellow student. These are the only two formal grounds on which you will fail this component.

This exam component is worth 50% of the score.

COMPONENT TWO — you will be randomly assigned an authentic Middle English text. Your task will be to produce a faithful translation of the text into Present-Day English.

You will have TWENTY FOUR HOURS to prepare and post your responses. Your responses must credit all the sources, printed or electronic, you will have used in their preparation. We need you to use at least THREE different sources (dictionaries, grammars, literary textbooks, etc.) in preparing your translations. It is NOT permissible to copy sources, credited or otherwise, directly, or to paraphrase them closely. It is also NOT permissible to copy or paraphrase the work of a fellow student. These are the only two formal grounds on which you will fail this component.

This exam component is worth 50% of the score.

The calculation of the final course grade ("exam grade" in USOS) remains unchanged:

40% for the average grade from both semesters of the course.

60% for the final exam grade.

1% for liking the Department web page before June the 1st 2020.

3. Other programmes (the social history of the English language course)

The final exam will consist of one component:

You will be randomly assigned TWO questions. These questions will come from a pool of TWENTY you will formulate and submit for our approval by the end of May. These questions should be along the lines of: Latin influence in Old English; Printing; Early Modern English loanwords, etc. You will be asked to produce a short response to EACH of the questions, describing the relevant issues and their import for the history of English.

You will have FOUR HOURS to prepare and post your responses. Your responses must credit all the sources, printed or electronic, you will have used in their preparation. We need you to use at least THREE different sources in preparing your responses. It is NOT permissible to copy sources, credited or otherwise, directly, or to paraphrase them closely. It is also NOT permissible to copy or paraphrase the work of a fellow student. These are the only two formal grounds on which you will fail this component.

This exam component is worth 100% of the score.

The calculation of the final course grade ("exam grade" in USOS) remains unchanged:

20% for the average grade from both semesters of each of the two component courses (40% in total).

60% for the final exam grade.

1% for liking the Department web page before June the 1st 2020.

If you have any questions, please, contact us without hesitation. We are here to help you get through the exam as smoothly as possible. We suggest you ask those questions your teachers first, but of course the Department Facebook wall and your humble course co-ordinator are also available.

Adres

Ul. Grunwaldzka 6
Poznan
60-780

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Our Story

The Department of the History of English conducts research in the area of the history of the English language from its early beginnings till the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Its members participate in numerous research projects such as EMBER, devoted to the structure and overlap of abstract concepts in English and Polish, both diachronically and synchronically, or ROThA , a study of multilingualism in mediaeval Polish court records. The department organises a biannual international conference devoted to medieval English language and literature, the History of English Language in Poznań (HEL-P) conference.


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