Teresa Botelho

Teresa Botelho FCSH/CETAPS

American Intersections

Mapping Dreams : British and North American Utopianism

Teresa Botelho is Associate Professor of American Studies at The Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, NOVA University of Lisbon. She is a member of the research group Mapping Utopianisms (CETAPS) and convener of the research strand American Intersections also at CETAPS. She is also a member of the Challenging Precarity Global Network, and of Rihua: Red Iberoamericana De Humanidades Ambientales She is a member of the editorial Boards of the  Journals ESSE Messenger, JAST (Journal of American Studies in Turkey) and Op.Cit. She has published extensively on African American, and Asian American Culture and Literature, Post 9-11 Arab-American Literature, Drama and Theatre, Visual Culture, American Politics and Utopian and Dystopian Literature. Her current interests include refugee literature and environmental justice and climate change fiction.


Her most recent publications include:

Botelho. Teresa (2023) “Leaving without Arriving: Uncertain Presents, Obstructed Futures in Contemporary Refugee Literature.” Precarity in Culture: Precarious Lives, Uncertain Futures. Ed. Elisabetta Marino and Bootheina Majoul. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 406-428. ISBN 978-1-5275-0150-8

Botelho, Teresa “How Do We Laugh About This? Literary Satire in Trump Times.” American Literature in the Era of Trumpism: Alternative Realities. Ed. Dolores Resano. Palgrave Macmillan. 2022,  pp. 201-222 

Botelho, Teresa “Teaching Post-Black Aesthetics and the Coming-of-Age Novels of Danzy Senna and Colson Whitehead in Portugal: Reconsidering the Gap.”  Contemporary American Fiction in the European Classroom: Teaching and Texts. Edi. Laurence W. Mazzeno and Sue Norton.  Palgrave Macmillan. 2022, pp. 201-219

Botelho, Teresa “As sombras globais do monstro: Frankenstein in Bagdad, de Ahmed Saadawi.” Frankenstein 200: As Sombras e os Monstros de Mary Shelley. Coord. Rogério Miguel Puga. Lisboa: Biblioteca National de Portugal, 2021, pp. 233-246

Botelho, Teresa “What Will We Eat? Food as Signifier in the Projection of Futurities in Climate Change Fiction” Utopian Foodways: Critical Essays. Ed. Teresa Botelho, Miguel Ramalhete Gomes & José Eduardo Reis.  Porto: U.Porto Press/ Editora da Universidade do Porto, 2019 pp.33-48

Botelho, Teresa, Miguel Ramalhete Gomes & José Eduardo Reis (eds.). Utopian Foodways: Critical Essays. Porto: U.Porto Press

Botelho, Teresa / Elizabetta Marino (2019) Difference in Peace and Conflict; Mapping American Perception of Alterity in Literature, Culture and History. Rome: UniversItalia  ISBN 978-88-3293-294-2

Botelho, Teresa (2019) “ ‘…one part live, and nine parts the other thing’: Painters and the Stage.” Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies, XXV:1 (2019)  129-141

Botelho, Teresa (2019) “The Unkindness Of Strangers:9/11 In Arab-American Literature,” Difference in Peace and Conflict; Mapping American Perception of Alterity in Literature, Culture and History. Ed. Teresa Botelho and Elizabetta Marino.Rome: UniversItalia  pp.111-130

Botelho, Teresa (2019) “The Cure of Death: Fantasies of Longevity and Immortality in Speculative Fiction.” Intelligence, Creativity and Fantasy. Ed. Mário S. Ming Kong and Maria do Rosário Monteiro. Leiden: CRC Press/ Balkema, pp. 431-436 ISBN: 978-0-367-27719-2

Botelho, Teresa (2018) “Under His Skin: Reconstructing the Adolescent Longings of a Would-Be Terrorist.” European Perspectives on John Updike. Eds. Laurence W. Mazzeno, Sue Norton.   Rochester, NY: Camden House pp. 13-27 ISBN.13:978-157113-972-6  

Botelho, Teresa (2017) “Worlding America?: Homelands and Geopolitical Cartographies in post 9/11 Fiction.” Revista Anglo Sáxonica, Ser. III, vol. 14, 2017, pp. 85-100. ISSN 0873-0628

Botelho, Teresa (2017) “Locating a Post-Black Aesthetics in the Cinema of Spike Lee” in Cinematic Narratives: Transatlantic Perspectives. Eds. Morris Beja, Ellen Carol Jones, Cecilia Beecher Martins, José Duarte & Suzanna Ramos, ISBN: 978-989-755-309-7, Lisbon: Humus, pp.145-158 (2017)

Botelho, Teresa (2017)” The Idea is the Thing: Science Plays since Copenhagen.” Exchanges between Literature and Science from the 1800s to the 2000s: Converging Realms. Ed. Márcia Lemos, Miguel Ramalhete Gomes. Newscatle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing pp. 116-134

Botelho, Teresa, (2017) “I am also a Person”: Consciousness, Personhooh and Andoid Identity in Post-Singularity Science Fiction.” Messenger from the Stars: On Science Fiction and Fantasy Vol, 2 2017 pp. 61-78

Botelho, Teresa (2017) “’Eating the Stones of the Earth’: Romancing the Scientific Production of Food in Technological Utopias.” Cadernos de Literatura Comparada  N.º 36 : 6 2017: 23-42

Botelho, Teresa (2016) “In the Cyborg City: Utopias of Connectivity, Fictions of Erasure.” Utopia(s) – Worlds and Frontiers of the Imaginary. Ed. Maria do Rosário Monteiro e Mário Ming Kong. Leiden: CRC Press/Balkema, pp-387-391

Botelho, Teresa (2016) “Televised Anxiety: Narratives of Terror and Insecurity from 24 to Homeland.”  There is More to Fear that Fear Itself: Fears and Anxieties in the 21st Century. Ed. Izabella Dixon, Selina E.M. Doran and Bethan Michael. Oxford: Interdisciplinary Press, pp. 139-152

Botelho, Teresa (2016) “A Implosão Anunciada do Partido Republicano: Populismo Americano em Tempo de Incerteza”Relações Internacionais 51, Setembro pp. 43-51

Botelho, Teresa / Maria Teresa Castilho (2015) “Utopía y poder en Estados Unidos: Una unión más perfecta: utopías de pluralidad en los Estados Unidos.” Utopía y poder en Europa y América. Ed. Moisés González García and Rafael Herrera Guillén. Madrid: Tecnos Editorial pp. 251-268

Botelho, Teresa (2014) “’If We Must Die”: Writing the African American Double Battle in WWI.” Cadernos de Literatura Comparada N.º 31 – 12/ 2014 | 249-267 – ISSN 1645-1112

Botelho, Teresa, (2014) “Reimagining the Body in Post-Singularity Techno-Utopias” Spaces of Utopia: An Electronic Journal, 2nd series, no. 3, pp. 70-83 ISSN 1646-4728

Botelho, Teresa / Iolanda Ramos (2013) Performing Identities and Utopias of Belonging. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. ISBN (10) 1-4438-5148-5 

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

Botelho, Teresa (2013) “Finding an Aesthetic of her Own: Partnering Identities in the Work of Faith Ringgold” Women and the Arts: Dialogues in Female Creativity. Ed. Diana V. Almeida. Bern: Peter Lang pp.109-124 ISBN 978-0343-1072-7

Botelho, Teresa, (2013) “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. XXXIV-XXXV pp. 131-146 ISBN 02767910

Botelho, Teresa (2013) “Encruzilhadas Americanas: Politica Externa em Tempo de Fadiga Intervencionista” ” Relações Internacionais 39 Setembro pp. 91-100 ISBN 1645.9199