Grace Reynolds


Catalonia, social movements, linguistic choice, narrative

I work amongst activists in Barcelona, particularly those who have participated in social movements in various eras: before and during the Spanish Civil War, clandestinely under Franco, and since the transition. My interests are varied, but include a focus on how language choices are negotiated in a bilingual community by groups who seek solidarity across class lines, as well as a focus on activist narratives of disobedience. I take a dialogic approach that aims to connect the voices of Barcelona’s eventful activist past with its present through the circulation of these stories in narratives, protest speech, music and poetry.