Special Issue "Metamorphosis in the Arts (c.500-c.1700)"

A special issue of Arts (ISSN 2076-0752).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2022 | Viewed by 232

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Margaret Franklin
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Guest Editor
James Pearson Duffy Department of Art and Art History, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 48202, USA
Interests: influence of ancient Greek and Roman texts on the social and political culture of Renaissance Italy; painted narratives deriving from classical epic poetry
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

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.

You may choose our Joint Special Issue in Literature.   

Dr. Margaret Franklin
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a double-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Arts is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1200 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


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

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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