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. She 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.
She is Academic Director of the MA Programme on Literature in the Digital Age at the University of Barcelona and 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).Keywords: literary theory, digital literature, distance learning
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