CFP: Metamorphoses: Describing the Indescribable in Early Modern Studies (3/12/07; SCSC, 10/24/07-10/28/07)

full name / name of organization: 
Juliette Cherbuliez
contact email: 
cherbuli@umn.edu

For the Sixteenth Century Society and Conference (Minneapolis,
October, 2007) the "Theorizing Early Modern Studies" collaborative at
the University of Minnesota is proposing a panel on the relationship
between transformation and efforts at its representation. We are
interested in papers from a broad range of disciplines and fields.
While papers may deal specifically with Ovidian themes, we seek
proposals that treat "metamorphosis" not simply as a theme but as a
concept for critical analysis. How does metamorphosis in early
modern culture generate problems of representation? What are the
stakes of these problems, whether technological, aesthetic,
political, or ethical? In what ways might a critical engagement with
metamorphosis (of bodies, genres, media, etc.) open new possibilities
within the field of early modern studies? Please send a short
abstract (200 words) to cherbuli_at_umn.edu AND jbshank_at_umn.edu by 12
March.

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cfp categories: 
renaissance