The University of Utah presents
Metamorphoses, an International Colloquium on Narrative and Folklore
October 2-4, 2008

Metamorphosis…a change of form by natural or supernatural means (OED). 
This colloquium addresses metamorphoses in literature and culture, both 
as a theme and as a process of transformation, revision, and adaptation. 
The conference is the third in a series of International Colloquia 
focused on fairy tale studies and hosted by various institutions 
throughout the US and Canada. The breadth of this year’s theme includes 
subjects as wide ranging as print culture and linguistic anthropology. 
Special interests for the conference include the cultural and material 
history of fairy tales, the adaptation of stories orally or for the 
stage, and folklore across cultures. We encourage submissions from 
fields in the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Arts; and welcome inter- 
and cross-disciplinary studies.

This year at the University of Utah, the colloquium is part of a 
year-long launch of BA and MA programs in Comparative Literary and 
Cultural Studies (CLCS) in the Department of Languages and Literature. 
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We invite papers on topics including but not limited to:
Book history and genre adaptation
 From page to stage
Legends and cultural borders
Linguistic and semiotic transformations
Metamorphosis as theme or motif
Speech acts across borders
Stories bodies tell

Proposals (300 word maximum) should outline topic, as well as 
theoretical and discisplinary framework. Please send proposals by June 
1st to: Christine A. Jones, Associate Professor of French, 
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Colloquium Highlights:
Keynote Address
The keynote will be offered by Kathryn Hoffmann, Professor of French at 
the University of Hawaii, Manoa. Prof. Hoffmann’s scholarship addresses 
topics as wide-ranging as female bodies, witchcraft, anatomy, monsters, 
birth defects, fantastic literature and fairy tales, gastronomy, 
violence, and modern technology. Her most recent work includes a study 
of the feminine in narratives of monstrosity.

Storytelling Performance
We are delighted to host one of the best-known storytellers in Utah as 
Friday evening entertainment.

Dr. Karin Baumgartner
Assistant Professor German
University of Utah
Department of Languages and Literatures
LNCO 1328
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
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