Rui Torres Visit, April 2016

Hosted by the Portuguese Studies Program and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Rui Torres is Associate Professor at University Fernando Pessoa, Portugal, where he teaches Semiotics, Literature and Hypermedia. In he past, he was a visiting professor in M.A. programmes of the NOVA University of Lisbon, Portugal; the University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain; the University of Tallinn, Estonia; and in the Erasmus Intensive Program in European Digital Literatures at the Complutense University of Madrid, Spain. He is the Director of the academic journal Cibertextualidades, and member of several editorial boards and scientific committees of other Journals in the field of electronic literature. He is an author of electronic literature, having his poems published in several Anthologies (ELC2, ELMCIP) and CD-ROMs. He was the Principal Investigator of projects funded by the Portuguese Science Foundation and the European Union, and is the coordinator of the resulting Digital Archive of Portuguese Experimental Poetry: www.po-ex.net. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the ELO-Electronic Literature Organization: http://eliterature.org/people/#Torres.