So distribution should undo excess
And each man have enough.
The Earl of Gloucester in King Lear (4.1.73-4), by William Shakespeare
Woe to the cause of these constrained wars
Hieronimo in The Spanish Tragedy (3.7.61), attributed to Thomas Kyd
Jesús Tronch is professor titular (Senior Lecturer) at the University of Valencia, where he teaches English literature and creative translation.
His main research interests are textual criticism (specifically on Shakespeare and early modern drama) and translation and reception studies (specifically the presence of Shakespeare in Spain). He has published A Synoptic 'Hamlet' (2002), and Un primer 'Hamlet' (1994), co-edited bilingual English-Spanish editions of The Tempest (1994) and Antony and Cleopatra (2001), and, with Clara Calvo, a critical edition of The Spanish Tragedy for the Arden Early Modern Drama series (2013). He has also written essays for book collections published by MLA, Palgrave, University of Delaware Press, Cambridge University Press, Routledge, Peter Lang, and articles and reviews on journals such as Shakespeare Survey, Cahiers Élisabéthains, Critical Survey, SEDERI, TEXT: An Interdisciplinary Annual of Textual Studies, and Atlantis, Shakespeare Quarterly. He has contributed to the research project "Shakespeare in Spain within the framework of his European reception" based at the University of Murcia.
At present, he is editing Timon of Athens for the Internet Shakespeare Editions, through the LEMDO platform, co-directing the EMOTHE project, an open-access, database and digital library of early modern European theatre developed by the ARTELOPE research group at the University of Valencia (currently as Principal Investigator of the research projects funded by the Spanish "Plan Nacional I+D+i", ref. PID2019-104045GB-C54 (2020-2023) and ref. FFI2016-80314-P (2017-2019), and directing the HIERONIMO Project on early modern English drama in translation (funded in 2016-2017 by Generalitat Valenciana, the Valencian autonomous government, ref. GVAICO2016-094).
From April 2009 to May 2017, he was the Secretary-Treasurer of SEDERI, the Spanish and Portuguese Society for English Renaissance Studies. He was a member of the Conference Committee of the International Shakespeare Association (2007-2011), is presently a member of the Advisory Board of the International Shakespeare Conference, and referees for a number of journals such as Shakespeare, Shakespeare Jahrbuch, Cahiers Élisabéthains, SEDERI, Amaltea, Diablotexto, and Atlantis.
From November 2010 to August 2021 he was the coordinator of the Bachelor's Degree in English Studies of the Universitat de València.