Laura Borràs Castanyer

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Barcelona
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Spain
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Laura Borràs Castanyer, Ph.D. in Romance Philology (1997) from the UB, has attained the qualification of European Doctor (1997) and has been awarded the Special Ph.D. Prize (1998) in Social Sciences at the same university. Is an associate professor on Comparative Literature and Literary Theory at the University of Barcelona. She devoted the last 12 years to develop the Open and Distance Learning (ODL) on the literary field –mainly on Comparative Literature and Digital Literature as well. Member of the Literary Advisory Board of the ELO, from 2000, she directs and is the main investigator of the International Research Group HERMENEIA, made up of professors and investigators from various European and American universities, whose mission is to study connections between Literary Studies and Digital Technologies. Academic Director of the M.A. Programme on Literature in the Digital Age at the University of Barcelona. She has organized the e-poetry festival 2009 in Barcelona. With Rita Raley, Brian Kim Stefans and Talan Memmott, she has been editor of the Electronic Literature Collection, vol. II (2008-2010).

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Critical writing by this author:

Title Publication Type Publisher Year
Electronic Literature: Linking Database Projects Forum 2012
Growing up Digital: The Emergence of E-Lit Communities in Spain. The Case of Catalonia “And the Rest is Literature” Article in an online journal 2012
Witnessing Poetry: Mismidad y Alteridad de la Lectura en Poemas no Meio do Caminho de Rui Torres Article (other medium), Collection on Disc, CD-ROM, DVD Edições UFP 2012
Editing the Electronic Literature Collection, Volume Two Conference paper or presentation 2011
From ‘words, words, words’ to ‘birds, birds, birds’: Literature between the representation and the presentation Article in a print journal Journal of Writing in Creative Practice 2011
The Vinaròs Prize for Electronic Literature Conference paper or presentation 2011
Translating Digital Literature. The Example of “I’m simply saying” Article or chapter in a book, Conference paper or presentation Atelier Multimediale Edizioni 2011
Works, Works? Works! Conference paper or presentation 2011
Catalonian Electronic Literature Communities Conference paper or presentation 2010
De l'art si je veux Article or chapter in a book Universitat de les Illes Balears 2010
Geo-locative narratives and e-lit: A Literary Positioning Conference panel or roundtable 2010
Leer literatura (en) digital: una historia de intermediaciones, desplazamientos y contaminaciones Article in a print journal Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies 2010
Literatura Digital 2010. La Incubadora Article in a print journal Quimera 2010
L’escriptura literària en l’era digital Article in an online journal Generalitat de Catalunya 2010
Programming words Article in a print journal Barcelona INK 2010
The Global Poetic System. A system of Poetical Positioning Article or chapter in a book Transcript 2010
The Global Poetic System: A System of Poetic Positioning Article or chapter in a book 2010
The magnificent 7 Conference paper or presentation 2010
Ciberteatro. Posibilidades dramatúrgicas en la era digital Article or chapter in a book Academia del Hispanismo 2009
Electronic Literature as an Information System Article in an online journal Hyperrhiz: New Media Cultures 2009

Events arranged:

Event City Datesort descending Event type Edit link
E-Poetry 2009 Barcelona 23.05.2009 Festival

Curator of:

Titlesort descending City Country Date
Erasmus Intensive Program "European Digital Literatures" Madrid Spain June 25, 2012 to July 13, 2012
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Laura Borràs Castanyer
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