Rui Sousa ( b. 1985). Graduated in Portuguese Studies and obtained a Master’s degree in Romanic Studies - Modern and Contemporary Portuguese Literature in the Faculty of Letters, University of Lisbon. Researcher in CLEPUL. Currently develops, with FCT support, a PhD, studying the construction of a modern discourse and imaginary of artistic subject characterized by an ideal of libertinage, poetic malediction and heterodox marginality, with special attention in the context of Portuguese Surrealism-Abjecionism. Has participated in other projects on Portuguese Literature and Culture, especially relating to authors from the eighteenth to twentieth centuries, as Bocage, Fialho de Almeida, Eça de Queirós, Manuel Laranjeira, Mário de Sá -Carneiro, Irene Lisboa, Luiz Pacheco, Natália Correia and the authors linked to Portuguese Surrealism-Abjecionism. Coordinated the preparation of the International Congresses Portugal no tempo de Fialho de Almeida (2011) and Surrealismo ( s ) em Portugal. Nos 60 anos da morte de António Maria Lisboa (2013).
Participates regularly in national and international journals, with special attention to the active participation in the preparation of the journals Letras com Vida e Golpe d’Asa. Has made communications in various international events of scientific divulgation. Collaborates in a CLEPUL project dedicated to the study of Negative Culture, notably in the Dictionary of Antis, in preparation. He is the coordinator of a book devoted to the period between 1912 and 2012 in Portuguese Literature, which will feature the collaboration of a hundred essayists, and the Chairman of the Artistic Organizing Committee of the Congress 100 anos de Orpheu, which will take place in 2015.