Alberto Santamaría is Professor of Art Theory at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Salamanca. Among his latest books, life stands out. I feel bad. Arguments in favor of romantic art prior to its triumph (2015), Paradoxes of cool. Art, literature, politics (2016), Art (s) propaganda. Reflections on art and ideology (2016) and Narration or barbarism. Fragments for a logic of confusion in times of order (2017). As a poet he has published several books that were collected in the volume The expected guest. Poetry gathered 2004-2016 (2016).