Chapter contributions: Frida Kahlo's Germany

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Call for Publications
June 15, 2021
Subject Fields: 
Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Immigration & Migration History / Studies, Intellectual History, Latin American and Caribbean History / Studies, Women's & Gender History / Studies

Frida Kahlo has been adopted as a global icon and represents 20th century Mexico unlike any other artist. This can distract from other, often overlooked influences on Frida's life. A new book will explore her relationship with her German roots, German friends and thought, politics around Germany and, of course, the relationship with her German born father's Guillermo, himself a photographer and amateur painter.

The Jeff S Klotz publishing house, based in Guillermo Kahlo's home town of Pforzheim, and known for its outstanding publications in art history, is calling for chapters of the forthcoming volume on "Frida Kahlo's Germany".  

We welcome initial proposals to be sent to by 15 June 2021 outlining in 300 word abstracts possible contributions in Spanish, German or English to questions like:

- Frida Kahlo's relationship with and influences from her father

- Frida Kahlo's relationship with German artists, thinkers and thought

- Frida Kahlo's position to Germany during World War 2

- Her treatment of family and spefically her Germanness in art

- Frida's Mexican identity, cultural and religious expression vis-a-vis German Protestantism 

Successful submissions will be founded in careful scholarship but present their findings in an accessible way for a wider, global audience.

After an initial selection process, we'll request full chapter submissions by 30 October 2021. The articles should be up to 15,000 characters long and ideally only have one level of subheadings. Please note that whilst we intend to incorporate articles at that stage, we will be able to confirm publication by end of November 2021. 

We also welcome articles that have been published before and are legally free for re-publication and translation.

If you have any questions, please email The book will be launched at an international symposium in Pforzheim in the autumn of 2022.

We look forward to receiving your submissions. 

Best wishes

Dr Alexander Heinz, King's College London, and Jeff Klotz