“Metamorphoses and Fluidity: Ever-Changing Shapes in the Stream of Time”

Title: “Metamorphoses and Fluidity: Ever-Changing Shapes in the Stream of Time”

Dates: 7-8 May 2024

Place: Tor Vergata University of Rome

Organising committee: TrAdE Group, Department of History, Humanities and Society, Tor Vergata University of Rome

Please submit your proposals (max 200 words) to: segreteria.trade@gmail.com by 20 January 2024, and check the website https://gruppotrade-2019.uniroma2.it for full call for papers and other info.

Prominent theoretical issues and practices in contemporary Western intellectual cultures have made metamorphosis a desirable area for scholarly study, as the topic is frequently juxtaposed or linked with something that is not only “other”. Metamorphosis, however, not only questions the distinctions between the subject and its “other” or between language and nonlanguage; it also raises issues of definition. As a result, many studies focused on the concept of metamorphosis emphasize epistemological and ontological issues pertaining to the subject’s interaction with the outside world and other people as well as the subject’s understanding of both the subject and the outside world. Another topic that has received much attention in recent studies is metamorphosis as a tropological issue, as it draws from a variety of trope categories, particularly metaphor and metonymy, and yet, as a representation of a startling and seemingly miraculous change, it is also capable of playing with the line between the literal and figurative.

The fourth edition of the biannual conference organized by the Research Group TrAdE (Translation and Adaptation from/into English) seeks to explore how translation and adaptation deal with ever-changing literary and linguistic shapes in the stream of time. The transdisciplinary Conference shall be focused on (but not limited to): metamorphosis/fluidity in education and (social) media; in art(s), music, movies, and TV series; in language, literature, linguistics, and translation; metamorphosis/fluidity of style(s) and genre(s).

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