Sara Prieto García-Cañedo

Sara Prieto is an Associate Professor at the English Department of the University of Alicante, where she teaches American literature and a survey on British and Women Writers (MA in Advanced English 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, Women’s Wrting or Anglica: An International Journal of English Studies.

Prieto is also interested in travel writing as a transitional and hybrid genre. She has lead the research ATLAS Project (American Travel Literature About Spain 1900-1950, funded by the Research and Knowledge Transfer Office of the University of Alicante) and is currently main researcher of the AWESOME Project, funded by the Generalitat Valenciana. In addition, as a member of the research Project “Poetics of Activism” she engaged in studying 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.

A selection of book chapters:

2023 — “Journalists” 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:
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:

Forthcoming (2025) – Montgomery, Maureen; Prieto, Sara. (eds.). Edith Wharton and the
Mediterranean. THALiS Research Series, Universidad de Salamanca.
2020 — Prieto, Sara; García-Cuevas, Raquel. (eds.) Special Issue: “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.

A selection of articles:

2023 — “Spain is a Contradiction”: Katharine Lee Bates’ Quest for Modernity in Spanish Highways and
Byways, Women’s Writing.
2021 — Roig-Marín, Amanda; Prieto, Sara, “English literature students’ perspectives on digital
resources in a Spanish university”. Journal of Academic Librarianship, 102461.
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.” 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». 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: AWESOME – “American Women Exploring Spain – Open Multimedia Encounters”
Literature about Spain” – CIGE/2022/016