I’m doing a study in literary metamorphoses and I’ve got a problem finding full-fledged definitions of the term in dictionaries of literary terms. The only exception is The Encyclopedia of Fantasy by J. Clute & J. Grant which does the job with really good entries for ‘metamorphosis’ and ‘shapeshifting’. I was wondering if you guys could recommend a piece of reference literature with a good-length entry? Are there any other theoretic texts on metamorphosis that I can look at?
Thank you in advance for any suggestions.