Jean-Christophe Mayer is a research professor employed by the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS). He is also a member of the Institute for Research on the Renaissance, the Neo-classical Age and the Enlightenment (IRCL) at Université Paul Valéry, Montpellier. In recent years he has led two CNRS-funded research projects and has published widely on the succession struggle in late Elizabethan England, Shakespeare and religion, Shakespeare and France. He is also a textual editor and a translator. He is co-general editor of the journal Cahiers Élisabéthains and was Barbara Mowat—Andrew W. Mellon long-term fellow at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C. (2010-11). He is currently researching a project entitled “Reading Shakespeare’s Early Modern Readers”. For the present project, he has acted as an advisor on web development and databases and is a member of the editorial board.
- Shakespeare et la postmodernité: Essais sur l'auteur, le religieux, l'histoire et le lecteur. Bern, Berlin, New York & Oxford: Peter Lang, 2012.
- Shakespeare’s Hybrid Faith—History, Religion and the Stage. New York & Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006.
- (ed.) Representing France and the French in Early Modern English Drama. Newark: University of Delaware Press, 2008.