Professor of Comparative Literature at Linnæus University, Sweden. He presides over the Linnæus University Centre for Intermedial and Multimodal Studies and chairs the board of  the International Society for Intermedial Studies. Elleström has written and edited several books, including Divine Madness: On Interpreting Literature, Music, and the Visual Arts Ironically (Bucknell University Press, 2002), Media Borders, Multimodality and Intermediality (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010), and Media Transformation: The Transfer of Media Characteristics Among Media (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014). He has also published numerous articles on poetry, intermediality, semiotics, gender, and irony. Elleström’s recent publications, starting with the article “The Modalities of Media: A Model for Understanding Intermedial Relations” (2010), have explored and developed basic semiotic, multimodal, and intermedial concepts aiming at a theoretical model for understanding and analyzing interrelations among dissimilar media.