Feminist Modernist Studies: Spanish Sapphic Modernity

Due Date: 11-15-2023

Article proposal are invited for a special issue on Spanish Sapphic modernity, to be published by Feminist Modernist Studies (

We welcome contributions that offer points of entry into Spanish Sapphic modernist literature and culture and that bring Spanish and Anglophone writers and performers (modernas) such as Mercedes de Acosta, Carmen Conde, H.D., Victorina Durán, Elena Fortún, Amanda Junquera, Katherine Mansfield, Ana María Martínez Sagi, Gabriela Mistral, Victoria Ocampo, Vita Sackville-West, Gertrude Stein, Carmen Tórtola Valencia, Ángeles Vicente, Virginia Woolf, Margarita Xirgu, and others into conversation within feminist modernist studies today.

All articles need to be written in English. Contributors should include translations into English when citing from Spanish texts. With a timeframe of roughly 1890–1950, papers may approach Spanish and Spanish-related sapphic modernity by exploring topics including

  • friendships (collaborations, readings, tributes, correspondences, travels, etc.)
  • exile and self-exile
  • spaces of commonality and survival (writers’ homes and intellectual institutions, the Bloomsbury Group, Las Sinsombrero, Surrealism, periodical columns, translations, literary magazines, fanzines, radio and phonograph listening, cinema viewing, photography, public and private personae re: outing)
  • Sapphic readership and literary codes (pseudonymous publications, queerness as coded in the text, reading circles, and book recommendations)
  • Performance spaces (vaudeville, variety, género sicalíptico, cabaret, drag, burlesque, tonadilla, cuplé, radio, film, and theatrical production and reception)
  • Genres and conventions (life-writing, juvenile or children’s, didactic, true crime or detective, happy endings, (un)expected life paths)

Please submit article proposals of 250–300 words along with a short bio (50–75 words) by 15 November 2023 to both editors: Angela Acosta ( and Rebecca Haidt ( Final edited article manuscripts of 5,000–7,000 words will be headed to production in late May 2024. For more information, visit