Call for Book Chapters: "Del salvaje siglo XIX al inestable siglo XX en las letras peninsulares: una mirada retrospectiva a través de hispanistas"

The purpose of this book is to bring together works that highlight the relevant role of Hispanism generated in American universities, institutions such as The Hispanic Society in New York City or the magazine Hispania (AATSP). Thanks to the contributions of teachers such as Maryellen Bieder, Lou Charnon-Deutsch, Jo Labanyi, Elizabeth Starcevic, Noël Valis, or Maite Zubiaurre, and teachers such as David T. Gies, James Fernández, Thomas R. Frank, Iñigo Sánchez Llana, or Miguel Ugarte the area of peninsular liberal arts has been transformed and continues to be a fertile field for dialogue and research. This transformation has involved both adding new theoretical frameworks such as Lou Charnon-Deutsch's, with his book Narratives of Desire: Nineteenth-Century Spanish Fiction by Women (1994) or Noël Valis's The Culture of Cursilería (2003), and opening up the range of possibilities of authors such as Iñigo Sánchez Llana's Galería de escritoras isabelina (2000). References to this research are only a small sample of the contribution of American Hispanism, characterized by both the desire to open up new methodological approaches and subjects of study, and the promotion of dialogue between disciplines.

Papers that explore, among others, the following thematic axes, especially focused on the 19th and 20th centuries will be considered:


  • the world of translation and dissemination of authors
  • transatlantic networks, world of travel and migratory movements
  • the publishing world
  • visual culture
  •  consumer culture and leisure
  •  Spanish Civil War and Spanish exile in the United States
  •  women's movements, feminism (s), pacifism
  • masculinity (s)
  • gender, sexuality and literature
  • theater, cinema and music

Those interested in being part of this work to be published by Vernon Press must send, before July 31, 2020 to the editor of the volume Dr. Ana I. Simón-Alegre (, two (2) files (Word or PDF format) that include, respectively, the following information:

File 1
1. Title
2. Keywords (between 3 and 5)
3. Abstract (between 250 to 350 words)
4. Bibliographic selection (between 3 and 5 references) Harvard style

File 2
1. Title
2. Full name of the author
3. Email, university, and position
4. A summary biography (between 100 and 200 words)

Proposals can be sent in both English and Spanish, but keep in mind that the works that are finally selected must be written in Spanish. At the end of August 2020, you will be notified by email if the proposal has been accepted or not.

This proposal is due on July 31st 2020.

Page last updated on June 22nd 2020. All information correct at the time, but subject to change.