Teresa Botelho

Teresa Botelho FCSH/CETAPS

Mapping Dreams : British and North American Utopianism

Teresa Botelho is Associate Professor at The Faculty of Social and Human Sciences, Nova University of Lisbon, where she teaches American Studies. She has published extensively on African American, and Asian American Culture and Literature, Drama and Theatre, visual Culture, American Politics, Utopian Studies and Science Fiction. She co-teaches the doctoral seminar on utopian studies Projections of the Future: Themes and Critical Articulations of  the Utopian and Dystopian Imaginary (CETAPS), and offers two courses on related subjects at the FCSH Summer School; The Parabolas of Science Fiction: Hopes and Anxieties of the Technological Modernity, and (Im)possible Futures: Utopias, Dystopias and Science Fiction (with Iolanda Ramos). She co-organized the workshop The Perception of Differences in Peace and Conflict  at 60th Conference of the European Association of American Studies, The Hague, 2014, the International Symposium: Performing Identity and Utopias of Belonging in British and American Contexts (FCSH, 2010) and was a member of the Organizing Committee of the Conference Dark Futures in Projection: On the 60th Anniversary of the Publication of Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 ( FLUP 2013). She is a member of the editorial Boards of Op.Cit. and Spaces of Utopia. Her current interests include technological utopias/dystopias and the post-human, post-black literature, identity theory in its intersection with utopia, visual culture and cinema and the collaboration between sciences and literature, especially drama.

Her most recent publications include:

Botelho, Teresa. “Reimagining the Body in Post-Singularity Techno-Utopias.” Spaces of Utopia: An Electronic Journal. 2.3 (2014): 70-83.

Botelho, Teresa and Iolanda Ramos, ed.s Performing Identities and Utopias of Belonging. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013.

Botelho, Teresa. “Dystopias of Belonging: Defamiliarizing Sameness in Danzy Senna’s Symptomatic.” Performing Identities and Utopias of Belonging. Teresa Botelho and Iolanda Ramos, eds. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013. 52-68.

Botelho, Teresa. “Finding an Aesthetic of her Own: Partnering Identities in the Work of Faith Ringgold.” Women and the Arts: Dialogues in Female Creativity. Diana V. Almeida, ed. Bern: Peter Lang, 2013. 109-24.

Botelho, Teresa. “Becoming Tony Alfama: The American Education of a Portuguese Kid in Charles Reis Felix’ Tony: A New England Boyhood.” Gávea-Brown: A Bilingual Journal of Portuguese-American Studies Vol. 34-35 (2013). 131-46.

Botelho, Teresa. “Encruzilhadas Americanas: Politica Externa em Tempo de Fadiga Intervencionista.” Relações Internacionais 39 (2013): 91-100.

Botelho, Teresa. “Leaving one’s safe houses of identity: reimagining belonging in utopian performatives.” Spectres of Utopia: Theory, Practice, Conventions. Arthur Blaim and Ludmila Gruszewska-Blaim, eds. Franfurt-am Main: Peter Lang, 2012. 159-66.

Botelho, Teresa. “I don’t understand you people: Staging Intercultural Conversations in the Drama of Philip Kan Gotanda.” Landscapes of (Un) Belonging: Reflections of Strangeness and Self. Orla McGarry and Agnieszka Stasiewicz-Bienkowska, eds. Oxford: Interdisciplinary Press, 2012. 43-52.

Botelho, Teresa. “Performing Selves in ‘Post-Soul’ Literature: Danzy Senna’s Caucasia.” Op-Cit. 12 (2011): 83-95.

Botelho, Teresa. “Redefining the Dramatic Canon: Staging Identity Instability in the Work of David Henry Hwang and Chay Yew.” Positioning the New: Chinese American Literature and the Changing Image of the American Literary Canon. Tanfer Emin Tunc and Elisabetta Marino, eds. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2011. 128-42.