Giorgia Casara (1985) is a PhD student attending the Program of Materialities of Literature, organised by the Centre for Portuguese Literature at Coimbra Univerisity. She obtained both her BA and MA degrees in Italian Philology and Literature at Ca' Foscari University of Venice. She has been focusing her academic interests on Comparative Studies, mainly on the relationship between Italian and Portuguese literature, writing her final dissertation about Giacomo Leopardi's Zibaldone and Fernando Pessoa's Livro do Desasossego (2011). Led by her interest in Portuguese Literature, she moved to Lisbon where she took a Post-graduate degree in Portuguese Studies at Nova University of Lisbon, joining at the same time the project "Modernismo Online - Arquivo Virtual da Geração de Orpheu ". The work inside Almada Negreiros's archive and the parallel activity as a translator, helped her develop a special involvement to the object-book studied in its relationship with the literary poetics and the artistic practice, thus becoming the aim of her PhD project: an investigation of the idea of "book" in Almada Negreiros's work.