Ramsés Martínez Barquero
Ramses is a M.A/PhD student in the Department of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese. He earned a BA in Spanish Philology in Barcelona, where he was born and raised. He started working and collaborating with GEXEL (Grupo de Estudios del Exilio Literario) at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, a group that focuses on the Spanish Republican Exile, which took place after the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939). His interests and research projects have focused on the republican exile so far, doing research about well-known authors such as Max Aub or almost unknown authors like Álvaro de Orriols. He is also interested and has worked on the communication between the exiled authors and the ones who lived inside Spain during Franco’s dictatorship. Due to that, he is interested and has worked, for example, with Max Aub’s and Antonio Buero Vallejo’s epistles during this period of time. He is also interested in contemporary theatre and authors such as Juan Mayorga, which are closer to the present. During these years, he plans to keep investigating on Spanish Republican Exile along with XXth and XXIth century Spanish literature, focusing on exile, literature during the dictatorship and cultural studies that focus on topics such as cultural memory or historical memory in Spain and Europe.