Manuel Portela

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Coimbra
Portugal
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Portugal
PT
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Manuel Portela is Professor in Anglo-American Studies in the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, University of Coimbra, Portugal, where he teaches courses on literature and new media. He is the author of O Comércio da Literatura: Mercado e Representação [The Commerce of Literature: Marketplace and Representation] (Lisbon: Antígona, 2003), a study of the English literary market in the 18th century, and Scripting Reading Motions: The Codex and the Computer as Self-reflexive Machines (MIT Press, 2013). He has translated fiction, poetry, and theatre, including works by Laurence Sterne, William Blake, and Samuel Beckett. He received the National Award for Translation for Tristram Shandy in 1998. He has published, exhibited, and performed his own sound, visual and digital works. He is a contributing editor of PO.EX: A Digital Archive of Portuguese Experimental Literature (http://po-ex.net/), the general editor of the LdoD Archive: Collaborative Digital Archive of the Book of Disquiet (https://ldod.uc.pt/), and director of the PhD Program in the Materialities of Literature at the University of Coimbra. (http://matlit.wordpress.com).

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Title Publication Type Publisher Yearsort descending
The Book of Disquiet Digital Archive as a role-playing experiment
Justificação Metodológica da Taxonomia do Arquivo Digital da Literatura Experimental Portuguesa Article or chapter in a book
Concrete and Digital Poetics Article in an online journal Leonardo Electronic Almanac 2006
New Textualities Article in a print journal EJES: European Journal of English Studies 2007
Significantes em Movimento em Movimento Article in a print journal Cadernos de Literatura Comparada 2007
Flash Script Poex: A Recodificação Digital do Poema Experimental Article in a print journal Edições UFP 2009
Scripting Writing and Reading in Jim Andrews's Digital Poems Conference paper or presentation 2010
The Machine in the Text, and the Text in the Machine Article in an online journal, Review DHQ Digital Humanities Quarterly 2010
DigLitWeb: Digital Literature Web Other 2010
The Machine in the Text, and the Text in the Machine Article in a print journal, Review DHQ Digital Humanities Quarterly 2010
Kinetic Poetry Other 2010
PO.EX '70-­80: The Electronic Multimodal Repository Conference paper or presentation 2011
Between Code and Motion: Generative and Kinetic Poetry in French, Portuguese, and Spanish Article in a print journal Romance Notes 2011
PO.EX (Interview with Manuel Portela) Interview 2012
Autoautor, Autotexto, Autoleitor: O Poema como Base de Dados Article in a print journal Revista de Estudos Literários 2012
Performing the Digital Archive: Remediation, Emulation, Recreation Conference paper or presentation 2012
O Poema no Caminho do Leitor e o Leitor no Caminho do Poema Article (other medium), Collection on Disc, CD-ROM, DVD Edições UFP 2012
Autoauthor, Autotext, Autoreader: The Poem as Self-assembled Database Article in an online journal Writing Technologies 2012
Scripting Reading Motions: The Codex and the Computer as Self-Reflexive Machines Book (monograph) - print The MIT Press 2013
Electronic Publishing Models for Experimental Literature Article in an online journal Edições UFP 2013
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