Sebastián Urli


Sebastián was born in Quilmes, Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is a fifth-year doctoral student in the Hispanic Languages and Literatures Department at the University of Pittsburgh and a co-doctorate student in the Laboratoire d’Etudes Romanes, part of the School of Pratiques et théories du sens at the Université de Paris 8. Currently, he is finishing his doctoral thesis under the co-direction of Dr. Daniel Balderston (Pittsburgh) and Dr. Julio Premat (Paris 8). His dissertation, “Yo, retrato. Autofiguración, (i)legibilidades y poesía lírica. Los casos de Borges, C. Fernández Moreno y Gelman” deals with the self-figuration process of Argentinean writers Jorge Luis Borges, César Fernández Moreno and Juan Gelman. Sebastián has published critical articles and reviews in journals such as Cuadernos LI.RI.CO, Revista de la Biblioteca Nacional de Uruguay, Revista Iberoamericana and Variaciones Borges, among others.


  • MA. Hispanic Languages and Literatures. University of Pittsburgh, 2013.
  • BA.Licenciatura en Letras, Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina, 2011.
  • BA. Profesorado en Letras, Pontificia Unversidad Católica Argentina, 2009.

Areas of Specialization

Latin American poetry (especially Southern Cone poetry), Southern Cone Literature, Jorge Luis Borges’ works, Literary Theory and its relationship with Aesthetics, Philosophy, Translation Studies, and Visual Culture Studies.