Sara Prieto García-Cañedo

Sara Prieto is an Associate Professor at the English Department of the University of Alicante, where she teaches American literature from the colonial period to the late 19th century, as well as two electives on Innovation in Literature in English (BA in English Studies) and a survey on British and Women Writers (MA in Literary Studies).
Her main line of research focuses on the literature of the First World War, with special attention to war reportage and eyewitness accounts from that period. She is the author of Reporting the First World War in the Liminal Zone: British and American Eyewitness Accounts from the Western Front (Palgrave Macmillan 2018) and she has co-edited Literary Journalism and World War I: Marginal Voices (with Andrew Griffiths and Soenke Zehle, Presses Universitaires de Nancy 2016); she has published in edited volumes like Letras Desde la Trinchera: Testimonios Literarios de la Primera Guerra Mundial (Universitat de València, 2015) or the Edinburgh Companion to First World War Periodicals (Edinburgh University Press, forthcoming) and in journals such as Edith Wharton Review, First World War Studies, Anuario IEHS or Anglica: An International Journal of English Studies. Prieto is also interested in travel writing as a transitional and hybrid genre, leading the research Project ATLAS (American Travel Literature About Spain 1900-1950). In addition, as a member of the research Project “Poetics of Activism” she engages in the intersections between academia, activism and society, with special attention to the manifestation of this activism in North American Women Writers from the 21st century.



2018 — Reporting the First World War in the Liminal Zone. British and American Eyewitness Accounts from the Western Front. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018.

Book chapters:
Forthcoming — “Writing the Home Front: The Case of The Saturday Evening Post” in The Edinburgh Companion to First World War Periodicals, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.
2020 — “Yo no he visto las batallas; pero he visto la guerra». Carmen de Burgos y la Primera Guerra Mundial” in En el teatro de la guerra: Cronistas hispánicos en la Primera Guerra Mundial. Madrid: Comares.
2017 — “Teaching War Poetry through Creative Writing”, in Foreign Language Learning and Teaching Approaches, pp. 377-386. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishers.
2016 — “Pure propaganda? Will Irwin’s A Reporter at Armageddon: A Journey beyond the Front”, inLiterary Journalism and World War I: Marginal Voices, pp. 83-102. Presses Universitaires de Nancy – Éditions Universitaires de Lorraine, Francia.
2015 — “La paradoja del reportero de guerra: romanticismo y decadencia en With the Allies de Richard Harding Davis” in Letras desde la trinchera: Testimonios literarios de la Primera Guerra Mundial, pp. 359-374. Valencia: Publicacions Universitat de Valencia, España.

Edited volumes:
2020 — Prieto, Sara; García-Cuevas, Raquel. (eds.) Special Dossier: “Departures and Arrivals, Women, Mobility & Travel Writing” in Feminismo/s, 36. Alicante: Universidad de Alicante.

2020 — Milne, Nick; Prieto, Sara (eds.). Special Issue: “Reading the First World War 100 Years after”, in Revista Alicantina de Estudios Ingleses, 31. Alicante: Universidad de Alicante, 2018.
2016 — Griffiths, Andrew; Prieto, Sara; Zehle, Soenke (eds.). Literary Journalism and World War I: Marginal Voices. Nancy: Presses Universitaires de Nancy – Éditions Universitaires de Lorraine, 2016.

2018 — “War song of America”: The Vigilantes and American Propagandistic Poetry of the First World War in Anglica. Special Issue: The Great War. Vol. 27, nº3. pp. 33-49.
2018 — “Narrar la guerra desde la ventana: Mildred Aldrich y la Batalla del Marne.” A. Anuario del IEHS, vol. 33, n° 1, julio de 2018, dossier “El impacto cultural de la Gran Guerra en Europa y Sudamérica”, pp. 139-157, 2018.
2015 — “‘Without methods’: Three female authors visiting the Western Front”. First World War Studies vol.6, no.2, pp.171-185, 2015.
2014 — «Hibridismo y Primera Guerra Mundial: Realidad, ficción y géneros literarios en The Cellar-House of Pervyse. Archivum. vol. 64, pp. 217-238, 2014.
2014 — «Literary Journalism in Spain». A. Literary Journalism: The Newsletter of the International Association of Literary Journalism Studies. 8-4, pp. 7-8. Estados Unidos. 2014.
2012 — “Travelling through Forbidden Zones: Comparing Edith Wharton’s and Mary Roberts Rinehart’s Experiences in the Great War”. Edith Wharton Review. 28.2, pp. 16-24, 2012.

Current I+D projects:

Leading researcher: ATLAS – “American Literature about Spain” – GRE18-14 “La España Exótica: Relatos de viaje de norteamericanos/as en España – 1900-1950”, funded by the Research and Knowledge Transfer Office, University of Alicante.

Member of “Poéticas del activismo” (GVA 2018-2020).

Interdisciplinary Conference on Travel Literature and Transatlantic Encounters: “The Iberian Peninsula as seen from North America” (1850-1950) – 3-4 June 2021.