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Published on Monday, July 25, 2022

Abstract

This Special Issue considers the phenomenon of metamorphosis within oral traditions, literary genres, and the visual and theatrical arts dating from approximately 500 to 1700. Contributors are invited to submit articles examining the role of metaphysical transformation within the interplay of contexts—social, sacred, geographical, political, economic, and intellectual—in which they originated, were re-imagined, and/or developed across time.

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Argument

This Special Issue considers the phenomenon of metamorphosis within oral traditions, literary genres, and the visual and theatrical arts dating from approximately 500 to 1700. Contributors are invited to submit articles examining the role of metaphysical transformation within the interplay of contexts—social, sacred, geographical, political, economic, and intellectual—in which they originated, were re-imagined, and/or developed across time. We hope to assemble research relevant to a broad range of mythical, folkloric, and religious/spiritual transformations; subjects may include, for example, shapeshifters and human–animal hybrids (e.g., kitsune, selkies, werewolves, and Fafnir), enchanted objects and their enchanters, witches, and demons with the power to transform themselves or others.

Dr. Margaret Franklin, Guest Editor

Guest Editor

Margaret Franklin, Associate Professor, James Pearson Duffy Department of Art and Art History at Wayne State University.

For more information about Dr. Margaret Franklin

Submission Planning 

Deadline for the submission of abstracts: 20 September 2022.

Submission of final manuscripts:31 December 2022.

Submission Criteria

Abstract and a short biography should be sent to Margaret Frankli (ai4589@wayne.edu) and Sylvia Hao (sylvia.hao@mdpi.com)

Final articles, in English only, should be at least 5000 words long; a 150-word abstract and 5 keywords should also be submitted.  

Authors can include image files (tables, maps, graphs, photographs …) in ..jpg; they should ensure that images are free of rights (or that rights have been obtained).

Selection

Each article will be peer-reviewed by at least two anonymous referees.

Contacts

For further inquiries, please contact: Sylvia Hao for Arts, Sylvia Hao (sylvia.hao@mdpi.com) and Editorial Office of Arts(arts@mdpi.com)


Date(s)

  • Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Keywords

  • metamorphosis, zoomorphic transformation, werewolf, sorcerer, witch, enchanter, shapeshifter, folklore, myth

Contact(s)

  • Sylvia Hao
    courriel : sylvia [dot] hao [at] mdpi [dot] com

Information source

  • Sylvia Hao
    courriel : sylvia [dot] hao [at] mdpi [dot] com

License

CC0-1.0 This announcement is licensed under the terms of Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal.

To cite this announcement

« Metamorphosis in the Arts (c.500-c.1700) », Call for papers, Calenda, Published on Monday, July 25, 2022, https://doi.org/10.58079/19b6

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