José Francisco Ruiz Casanova (1962). PhD in Spanish philology at the University of Barcelona (1993), and Professor of Spanish Literature and History of Translation at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona). He has published critical editions of poetry of Conde de Villamediana, Ángel Crespo, Jenaro Talens and Andrés Sánchez Robayna, among others. He is the author of several essays on History of Translation, Spanish Literature and Comparative Literature. His latest book is the Manual de principios fundamentales para el estudio de la literatura española (2013).