Rui Torres in the series of dialogues Poetry and Theory of Literature

Granada UNESCO City of Literature collaborates with the research group TELIA (Theory of Literature and its Applications) of the University of Granada in this series of dialogues on the relationship between Poetry and the Theory of Literature.

Dialogue between Rui Torres and Domingo Sánchez-Mesa | Thursday, May, 11, at 7:30 pm | Centro Federico García Lorca | Free entry until full capacity

Rui Torres

Rui Torres (Porto, 1973) has a degree in Communication Sciences (UFP, Porto, 1995), an MA and a PhD in Luso-Brazilian literature (UNC-Chapel Hill, USA, 2000), postdoctoral fellowship at the FCT (PUC/SP, Brazil, 2005-07) and Associate in Information Sciences-Multimedia Studies (UFP, Porto, 2013). He is a full professor at the Fernando Pessoa University (UFP), where he teaches seminars for undergraduate and postgraduate studies in digital communication, the semiotics of the media and literature —its crossovers and methodologies, and an integrated member of ICNOVA-Instituto de Comunicação da NOVA. He has been a visiting professor at the New University of Lisbon (Portugal), the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain) and the University of Tallinn (Estonia). He has organized various creative writing, hypermedia and digital creativity workshops in Portugal, Spain and Brazil. He is Coordinator of the Revista Cibertextualidades and part of the editorial boards of several other magazines. He has published CD-ROMs, books, articles, and other writings on literature, communication, and cybertextualities. He was coordinator of CETIC-Centro de Estudios del Texto Informático y Ciberliteratura (UFP) between 2003 and 2007. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Electronic Literature Organization and has participated in projects as principal investigator and as a member. He coordinates the Digital Archive of Portuguese Experimental Literature ( His digital poetry is available at

Domingo Sánchez-Mesa

Domingo Sánchez-Mesa Martínez is a professor of Literary Theory and Comparative Literature at the University of Granada. Among his lines of research and publications, in addition to works on Francisco Ayala or Enrique Vila-Matas, are also contemporary literary theoretical thought (Literatura y cultura de la responsabilidad, 1999); he relationships between literature and interactive digital technologies (Literatura y cibercultura, 2004); current Spanish poetry (Cambio de siglo, 2009), or intermedial comparativism and transmedia narratives (Narrativas transmediales, 2019). He has been a visiting professor at Barnard College/Columbia Univ. and UMass Amherst.

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