Laura Borras / E-literature in bytes and in paper. The Digital Revolution on Contemporary Hispanic literature.


Laura Borràs Castanyer graduated in Catalan Philology (1993) and Ph.D. in Romance Philology (1997) at the University of Barcelona, has attained the qualification of European Doctor (1997) and has been awarded the Special Ph.D. Prize (1998) in Social Sciences at the University of Barcelona. She is professor of Humanities and Philology Studies at the UOC, where she coordinates the areas of Literary Theory, Comparative Literature and Medieval Literature and where has developed the ODL on the literary field. She also lectures in Literary Theory at the University of Barcelona. She directs and is the main researcher of the International Research Group HERMENEIA, made up of professors and researchers from various European and American universities, whose mission is to study connections between literary studies and digital technologies. Her interest fields are multiple and varied, from Medieval literature to the most recent electronic literature, including diverse subjects such as the interrelationships between miniatures and text within the context of Medieval madness, or study of the Don Juan myth in literature, music and film. She has been awarded with the Distinction for Young Researcher awarded by the autonomous government of Catalonia (2001-2005).