Ignacio Ramos Gay

Dr. Ignacio Ramos Gay is Associate Professor in French and Comparative Literature at the University of Valencia, in Spain. He holds a BA in English and French, an MA in Translation Studies, and a PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of Valencia. His research focuses on contemporary European drama and popular culture. He is the author of Oscar Wilde and French Boulevard Theatre (Valencia University Press, 2007) and has co-edited a number of volumes on the cultural cross-currents between Britain and France – Adaptations, Versions and Perversions in Modern British Drama (Cambridge Scholars, 2013) and Curious about France: Visions littéraires victoriennes (Peter Lang, 2015), as well as on the presence of animals on the stage (Real Animals on the Stage, Routledge, 2019). A post-doctoral Fulbright visiting scholar at the Martin E. Seagal Theatre Centre at the City University of New York, his research has been published in journals such as French Studies, Revue d’Histoire du Théâtre, Studi Francesi, Revue de Littérature Comparée, Romantisme, Cahiers Victoriens et Édouardiens, Nineteenth-Century Prose, Épistolaire, Pennsylvania Literary Journal, Coup de Théâtre, Atlantis, Revue des Sciences Humaines and Journal of Postcolonial Writing, among others. He is currently the team leader of a research project funded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy on animal ethics in contemporary French theatre.

Animal ethics and environmental humanities as a means to reinforce modern democracy The aim of this research stay is to explore the increasing role of animal ethics within contemporary French culture as a means to reinforce society’s democratic values. Framed by the methodological context of...