Luís Lima is a translator, a journalist and a university lecturer. He holds a Bachelor and a Master in Communication, specialism in Contemporary Culture, and a PhD in Aesthetics by the Faculty of Philosophy, NOVA – having conducted research in the scope of a collaboration with the Department of Literature at Université Paris 4 – Paris-Sorbonne.
The more than five-year-long research has led to the creation of the concept of “ontographics” and the creation of a lab on ontographic writing. Luís Lima has translated poetry and essays in the field on cinema, philosophy and art by JacquesRancière, Pierre Klossowski and François Truffaut, among others.
Since 2011, he has been invited professor in the Master Program on Illustration at Escola Superior de Design, Politécnico do Cávado e do Ave, having lectured courses on the Theory of Image and Creative Writing. As a researcher, he was the coordinator of a cycle on image and thought – Ciclo Imagem e Pensamento – of Centro de Estudos de Comunicação e Linguagem, in partnership with Colecção Museu Berardo and Cinemateca Portuguesa.
He has published a book on the aesthetics of individuation and the fading of identity (Estética da Ecceidade, MinervaCoimbra, 2008), as well as several papers on the concept of citation, originality/copy and reutilization in contemporary literature and philosophy. He published a poetry book in 2002 and is currently organizing and translating an anthology of the work of Ghérasim Luca, a French-Romanian author. He has been a freelance journalist for more than 15 years, having collaborated with several magazines, including Notícias Magazine, Volta ao Mundo and National Geographic.