Angela Acosta is a fifth year Ph.D. Candidate in Iberian Studies at The Ohio State University researching twentieth century Spanish literature with a focus on poetry and life writing. She completed B.A. degrees in Spanish and English Language and Literature in addition to a Translation Studies Concentration at Smith College and has an M.A. degree in Spanish from The Ohio State University. Her dissertation project interrogates the production of homages to the Generation of 1927 that has denied the legacies of queer and female creatives active in the same cultural groups and institutions. She was awarded a Coca-Cola Critical Difference for Women Research Grant for the 2021-2022 academic year through The Women’s Place at OSU to support purchasing books and materials for her dissertation project.


Ph.D., Iberian Studies, The Ohio State University (in progress)

M.A., Iberian Studies, The Ohio State University, 2019

B.A., Spanish, Smith College, 2017

B.A., English Language and Literature, Smith College, 2017



Peer-Reviewed Articles

“Persona Recovery through Homage: Poetic Tributes to Spain’s Generation of 1927.” Special Issue: Life Writing & Persona, Persona Studies. Accepted for publication.

“Imagining Queer Futures through the Autobiographical Self: Queer Womanhood in Elena Fortún’s Oculto Sendero.” Ámbitos Feministas, no. 11, Oct. 2021, pp. 7–26.

“Entre errantes y mujeres disfrazadas: El sujeto femenino en Lo íntimo y ‘Gubi Amaya: Historia de un salteador’.” El Cid, The Citadel, 2021, pp. 15-20. https://www.citadel.edu/root/images/el_cid_journal_edition_2021.pdf

“Illuminating Paradise: The Motif of the Moon in Vicente Aleixandre’s Sombra del Paraí­so.” Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Journal, Harvard University, 2017, pp. 3-7. https://uraf.harvard.edu/files/uraf/files/pdf_of_mmuf_journal_2017.pdf

Book Reviews

Review of Gender and Violence in Spanish Culture: From Vulnerability to Accountability, edited by María José Gámez Fuentes and Rebeca Maseda García, Vernacular: New Connections in Language, Literature, & Culture, vol. 6, no. 1, 2021. https://trace.tennessee.edu/vernacular/vol6/iss1/9/

Review of Rocking the Boat: Migration and Race in Contemporary Spanish Music, by Silvia Bermúdez, EuropeNow, October 2018. https://www.europenowjournal.org/2018/10/01/rocking-the-boat-migration-and-race-in-contemporary-spanish-music-by-silvia-bermudez/


“Creatures in the Dawn” by Vicente Aleixandre. Metamorphoses, Spring 2021.

Public Facing Pieces

Acosta, Angela. “Becoming a ‘Science Fiction Latina’: My Journey as a Bilingual Poet.”¿Qué Pasa, Ohio State?, Spring 2022 (Forthcoming).

Acosta, Angela. “Basking in the Light of the ‘City of Paradise’.” The MockingOwl Roost Literary Magazine Blog, 13 January 2022. https://www.mockingowlroost.com/blog/2022/01/13/basking-in-light-city-of-paradise/

Acosta, Angela. “Teaching Francoism in Times of Covid: A College Professor Reports.” The Volunteer, The Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives (ALBA), December 2021. https://albavolunteer.org/2021/11/teaching-francoism-in-times-of-covid/

Acosta, Angela. “A Gap in the Light” Flying Island Literary Journal, Indiana Writers Center, November 2021. http://www.flyingislandjournal.org/2021/11/a-gap-in-light-creative-nonfiction-by.html

Acosta, Angela. “Velintonia 3: Half a Century of Madrid Literary Society in Danger of Destruction.” The Culture Clique, 2 August 2021, https://www.thecultureclique.com/velintonia-3-half-a-century-of-madrid-literary-society-in-danger-of-destruction/

Blog Posts

    Upcoming Talks and Conferences

    Accepted to present at American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) virtual 2022 conference


    South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA)

    American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA)

    Modernist Studies Association (MSA)

    Feminist inter/Modernist Association (FiMA)

    Feministas Unidas

    International Media and Nostalgia Network (IMNN)

    Sigma Delta Pi (National Hispanic Honor Society)

    Science Fiction Poetry Association

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