29th International SEDERI Conference
Changing states: ideas of metamorphosis in early modern England
University of Alcalá, Guadalajara Campus
9-11 May 2018
The 29th International Conference of the Spanish and Portuguese Society of English Renaissance Studies (Sederi) will be held at the Guadalajara Campus of the University of Alcalá from 9-11 May, 2018. As the English translation (“river of stones”) of our host city’s originally Arabic name (“wād al-ḥaŷarah”) reminds us, linguistic and cultural transfer often entails metamorphosis. In this case, the figuratively dead name regains metaphorical life around its own metamorphic fusion of liquid and solid states. This conference takes as its theme the notion of changing states of all kinds and the cognate trope of metamorphosis in early modern England.
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