Inês Botelho holds a degree in Biology and a master on Anglo-American culture and literature, having written her dissertation on representations of “Beauty and the Beast” in Angela Carter’s The Bloody Chamber. In May 2013 she took part in the Erasmus IP Staging European Identities at the Faculty of Arts of the Charles University in Prague, and in 2014 she became a CETAPS collaborator. Her main research focuses on utopian studies as well as folk and fairy tales and their use in literature, cinema, photography and dance, while her other areas of interest include feminism, modernism, postmodernism, intertextuality, fantasy, and science fiction. She has published articles and participated in conferences with papers on these subjects. In 2014 she integrated the organizing committee of the conference “Worlds Made of Heroes: on the 60th anniversary of the publication of J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Fellowship of the Ring”, hosted by the Faculty of Letters of the University of Porto. She is the author of five novels and several short stories: A Filha dos Mundos(2003), A Senhora da Noite e das Brumas (2004), A Rainha das Terras da Luz (2005) – forming the fantasy trilogy O Ceptro de Aerzis –, Prelúdio (2007), “A Encomenda” (2008), O passado que seremos (2010), “Na noite branca o vermelho” (2010), “Felicidade” (2010), “Uma cidade para Calvino” (2013), “O dia da salamandra” (2015), “Um pequeno jantar…” (2017), “Mulher de salto alto” (2018), “Ouve” (2018). She also pens the column “Haverá trilhos” for Revista Bang!.
Recent publications include:
Botelho, Inês. “Do Belo Monstruoso: representações de ‘A Bela e o Monstro’ nos contos de Angela Carter ‘The Tiger’s Bride’ e ‘The Company of Wolves.’” MA dissertation, Faculty of Letters, University of Porto, 2013.
Articles and book chapters:
Botelho, Inês. “Haverá trilhos: Sem deuses nem demónios”, Revista Bang! 26 (May 2019): 72-75.
Botelho, Inês. “Haverá trilhos: A bela, o monstro, e as metamorfoses”, Revista Bang! 25 (October 2018): 52-55.
Botelho, Inês. “Haverá trilhos: Anais do ontem e do amanhã”, Revista Bang! 24 (May 2018): 21-23.
Botelho, Inês. Prefácio: Dar novos futuros ao mundo para que o mundo termine tarde. As primeiras quinze vidas de Harry August. Claire North. Saída de Emergência, 2016.
Botelho, Inês. “Destroying and Creating Identity: Vampires, Chaos, and Society in Angela Carter’s ‘The Scarlet House’.” Dracula and the Gothic in Literature, Pop Culture and the Arts. Isabel Ermida, ed. Leiden – Boston: Brill – Rodopi, 2016. 293-308.
Botelho, Inês. “Espelho meu, espelho meu, há alguém que saiba quem sou eu?” Revista Bang! 14 (April 2013): 14-19.
Botelho, Inês. “From perfect housewife to rebellious princess: Snow White as portrayed by Disney and by Tarsem Singh.” E-f@bulations/E-f@bulações 10 (Dec. 2012): 25-43. http://ler.letras.up.pt/site/default.aspx?qry=id05id1159id2620&sum=sim
Botelho, Inês. “No Início e no Fim: Da Utopia, Eutopia e Distopia em Lord of the Flies e nas suas Adaptações Cinematográficas.” E-topia: Revista Electrónica de Estudos sobre a Utopia 13 (2012). http://ler.letras.up.pt/site/default.aspx?qry=id05id164id2563&sum=sim