Enric Bou is professor of Iberian Studies at the University Ca’ Foscari Venezia. He has taught in universities in France, Spain and the USA. His research interests, always from the perspective of comparative literary studies, cover a broad range of twentieth-century Spanish Peninsular and Catalan literature including poetry, autobiography, the relationships between art and literature, city and literature, and film. Bou was previously Professor of Hispanic Studies at Brown University, where he joined the faculty in 1997. He earned his doctorate in Literature and Philosophy at the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona. Bou is the author of 10 books, including Invention of Space: City, Travel, and Literature (2013), which explores the many ways space has been represented in Spanish and Catalan literature in the 20th century. He was also a founding member of the Spanish Geographic Society.

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