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School of English and Drama

Charlotte Byrne

Charlotte

Remembering Queer Catalan Women in Anglophone Historical Fiction of the Spanish Civil War

Email: c.j.byrne@qmul.ac.uk
Website: https://twitter.com/CharladyByrne

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My interdisciplinary creative writing project is a historical novel exploring the experiences of queer Catalan women during the Spanish Civil War and the early years of Franco’s dictatorship. Working in a practice as research mode, I am investigating whether or not there is a feminist pattern in Spanish and Catalan historical novels pertaining to the period that may be translated into an English-language narrative.

My research interests include creative writing, feminist and queer theory, class, twentieth-century Spanish and Catalan literature, and postmemory theory, as well as translation, realism, and writing for young audiences. My debut novel Folked Up (2020) is published by Crystal Peake. I have also published work in DIVA Magazine, as well as anthologies by Fincham Press, New Lit Salon Press, Anchala Studios, and DualBooks.

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