For the past few decades, everyday communication has suffered a variety of dimensional changes. The fostering of visual media, and the widespread use of the Internet have emphasized the âiconicâ qualities of distributed information. This might have had an impact the way contemporary artists and writers approach and configure the representation of their subjects, and their understanding/designing of book pages as screens. The results of this change (a mediated subject, and unique âpant-pÃ¡ginas,â a sort of literary screen-pages) are reconstructing the narratives and literary works of the twenty-first century.
Vicente Luis Mora is a visiting professor at Brown University where he teaches Contemporary Spanish Literature and New Technologies. He has published works of fiction âshort stories such as SubterrÃ¡neos (DVD, 2006, premio AndalucÃa Joven de Narrativa 2005), and the novels Circular 07. Las afueras (Berenice, 2007) and Alba Cromm (Seix Barral, 2010)–, as well as numerous works about contemporary literature and its relation to new media technologies —Singularidades. Ãtica y poÃ©tica de la literatura espaÃ±ola actual (Bartleby, 2006), Pangea. Internet, blogs y comunicaciÃ³n en un mundo nuevo (FundaciÃ³n JosÃ© Manuel Lara, 2006), La luz nueva. Singularidades de la narrativa espaÃ±ola actual (Berenice, 2007); Pasadizos. Espacios simbÃ³licos entre arte y literatura (PÃ¡ginas de Espuma, 2008, I Premio MÃ¡laga de Ensayo) and El lectoespectador. Deslizamientos textovisuales entre literatura e imagen (Seix Barral, 2012). He is author of Quimera 322 (2010), a unique editorial hoax published as number 322 of the literary magazine Quimera, and several poetry compilations âNova (Pre-Textos, 2003), ConstrucciÃ³n (Pre-Textos, 2005) y Tiempo (Pre-Textos, 2009). His thoughts about and contributions to contemporary literary criticism can be read at journals such as Ãnsula, Quimera, Mercurio or ClarÃn, as well as various digital sources and his personal blog, Diario de Lecturas.