Sátiro Dias, 18.02.1958
Universidade Federal da Bahia
Departamento de Letras Germânicas
Décio Torres Cruz Aracne editrice

Décio Torres Cruz, a former Fulbright scholar, obtained his Ph.D. degree in Comparative Literature at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo in 1998 under the guidance of Dr. Henry Sussman. His dissertation, entitled Post-modern Metanarratives: Literature in the Age of Image – Scott’s Blade Runner and Puig’s novels, explores the relationship between cinema and literature and analyzes how film is influenced by the literary discourse and how literature borrows film techniques. He holds an M.A. in Literary Theory, a specialization degree in Translation, and a B.A. in English from the Federal University of Bahia (UFBA). A prolific writer, besides poems and short stories, he has published several essays on different topics in the areas of Linguistics, Language, Translation, Cultural Studies, Cinema, Literature, Methodology, and English Teaching. His major works are O pop: literatura, mídia e outras artes [Pop: Literature, Media and the Other Arts], published by Quarteto/UNEB, in which he analyzes the relationship between Pop Art and different national literatures (English, American, Brazilian, Cuban, Italian, and Argentinian), Inglês para Administração e Economia [English for Business Administration and Economics], Inglês para Turismo e Hotelaria [English for Tourism and Hotel Management] and Inglês.com.textos para informática [English for Informatics], published by DISAL,. He teaches at both the undergraduate and graduate Program in Modern Languages at the Federal University of Bahia (UFBA) and at the State University of Bahia (UNEB). He coordinates a research group in Film and Cultural Studies at UFBA. He is also part of the editorial board of five academic journals, including the Delaware Review of Latin American Studies (DeRLAS). He has just returned from a sabbatical leave to develop a post-doctoral research project on Sexuality and Gender in filmic representations of canonical literary works, developed at Leeds Metropolitan University in the U.K., under the guidance of Dr. Nicholas Cox.
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