Research team members

Bruno Ministro (Principal Investigator) is a full-time researcher at the Institute for Comparative Literature, University of Porto. He has received a PhD in Materialities of Literature (2020) from the University of Coimbra. His research sits at the intersection of contemporary poetry and technological media, focusing mainly on works of experimental poetry, copy art, and electronic literature. He also dedicates his research and teaching to digital humanities by exploring computational methods and theories for studying literature. His latest co-organized book, published in Portuguese, roughly translates as Poetic Performances | Performative Poetics (with I. Cardoso and L. Evangelista, ILC Digital Books, Cassiopeia series, vol. 13, 2024).

ORCiD: 0000-0002-7147-3468
Ciência ID: 2C14-4F46-9292

Ana Paula Coutinho (Co-Principal Investigator) is a Full Professor in the Portuguese and Romance Studies Department at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Porto. Holding a PhD in Comparative Literature (1998) with tenure in Romance Literatures and Cultures (2010), she has always focused her research on contemporary literature from a comparative perspective. She has published in national and international journals and other collective publications (Colóquio/Letras, Cadernos de Literatura Comparada, Revue de Littérature Comparée, Diogène, Gávea-Brown, Carnets, Latitudes: Cahiers Lusophones, Intercâmbio, among others). Her books include António Ramos Rosa. Mediação Crítica e Criação Poética (Quasi Edições, 2003. Pen-Club Essay Award) and Lentes Bifocais – Representações literárias da Diáspora Portuguesa (Afrontamento, 2009).

ORCiD: 0000-0002-5847-5047
Ciência ID: 2E13-CC7B-FD16

Paulo Silva Pereira is an Associate Professor of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the School of Arts and Humanities at the University of Coimbra and a Member of the Centre for Portuguese Literature. He holds a PhD from the U. of Coimbra, teaching and researching in the areas of Portuguese Literature; Interart Studies; Literature, Arts and Media; Digital Humanities, among others. He was a Member of the Management Committee of COST Action “Distant Reading for European Literary History”. He is currently the Director of the PhD Programme in Portuguese Language Literature and the coordinator of the project “Ex Machina: Inscription and Literature” hosted by the Centre for Portuguese Literature.

ORCiD: 0000-0001-9995-4063
Ciência ID: CC19-F84E-FFE9

Helena Costa Carvalho is a post-doc researcher at the Institute for Comparative Literature, University of Porto. She obtained her Ph.D. in Portuguese and Romance Studies from the University of Lisbon (2022) with a thesis focused on the work of António Ramos Rosa which was supported by a doctoral scholarship from FCT. She holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in Philosophy. She chaired the organizing committee of the International Congress “António Ramos Rosa: Writing the Universal Poem” (2018) and edited a volume of essays with the same title (ed. CLEPUL, 2021). In August 2023, she was a visiting researcher in the Graduate Program in Literary Science at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. Her research sits at the intersection of philosophy and literary studies with a focus on contemporary literature.

ORCiD: 0000-0003-4843-0635
Ciência ID: 8916-3686-777B

João Paulo Guimarães is a full-time researcher at the Institute for Comparative Literature, University of Porto. He received a PhD in English from the State University of New York at Buffalo and was an Irish Research Council postdoctoral fellow at University College Dublin. He does research in the areas of ecocriticism and the history and philosophy of science and medicine. His first book, American Experimental Poetry and the New Organic Form will be released by Bloomsbury in 2024. That year will also see the release of the essay collections Fear of Aging: Old Age in Horror Fiction and Film (transcript) and The Artworks of Tarkovsky: Dialogues between the Moving Image and the Arts (Amsterdam UP, co-edited with Joana Isabel Duarte and Andréa M. Diogo). In 2023, he published the volume Aging Experiments: Fictions and Fantasies of Old Age (transcript).

ORCiD: 0000-0001-7368-2522
Ciência ID: 5D1E-E448-6D29

Patrícia Reina is a Ph.D. candidate in Materialities of Literature, University of Coimbra. She is currently finishing her doctoral dissertation on how the American author Johanna Drucker uses the typographical spaces as graphical devices that module interpretations and potentialize meanings, for which she was granted an FCT Ph.D. Research Fellowship and a Fulbright Visiting Research Scholarship. She holds a Communication BA with a minor in Editorial Production, from the School of Communication of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, in Brazil, and a MA in Contemporary Editorial and Typographical Practices from the School of Fine Arts, at the University of Lisbon, in Portugal. She integrates the research team of the Tree and the Forest project through a Research Scholarship.

ORCiD: 0000-0002-0872-2134
Ciência ID: 6A18-A432-EBC0

Ana Carolina Meireles is a master’s student in Literary, Cultural, and Interart Studies, specializing in Comparative Studies, at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Porto. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, with a focus on Portuguese and French Studies from the same institution. In addition to her interest in Portuguese (contemporary) literature, intermedial studies, and feminist studies, her current research has been focusing on ecocriticism, animal studies, and zoopoetics. She integrates the research team of the Tree and the Forest project through a Research Initiation Scholarship.

ORCiD: 0009-0006-3378-8086
Ciência ID: 8F14-9659-B637

Scientific consultants

Manuel Portela (University of Coimbra)

Martin Paul Eve (Birkbeck College, London)