top of page

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.


The Organising Committee is pleased to welcome you to the conference website and invites you to look around. The website will be updated constantly over the next few months, so so please make sure you visit regularly. If you wish to make any comments or queries, feel free to contact the organisers at

bottom of page