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Dr Celina Bortolotto

Senior Lecturer

School of Humanities

Professional

Contact details

  • Ph: 83560
    Location: 7.09, Colombo Village
    Campus: Turitea

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Research interests

I am interested in exploring the interrelation between cultural values and individual emotions as it is represented in literary fiction. My research uses a particular interdisciplinary approach to read and interpret the relation between emotions (especially shame and humour) and cultural identities in contemporary fiction from the Caribbean, Latin America and the U.S., bringing together literary criticism, psychoanalytical research and postcolonial and gender theory.

Thematics

21st Century Citizenship

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Languages, Communication And Culture (200000): Literary Studies (200500): Literary Theory (200525): Literature in Spanish and Portuguese (200514)

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 0 1

Research Outputs

Journal

bortolotto, ., Diaz Rodriguez, JM., & Alvarado, L. (2017). Living Legacies: Memories, Identities and Belonging. Journal of Iberian and Latin American Research.
[Journal article]Authored by: Alvarado, L., Bortolotto, M., Diaz Rodriguez, J.
Bortolotto, MC. (2017). “Yo no sufro escribiendo”: el humor crítico de la narrativa de Roberto Fontanarrosa. Journal of Iberian and Latin American Research.
[Journal article]Authored by: Bortolotto, M.
Bortolotto, MC. (2017). Historias de patitos feos: humor, vergüenza, narcisismo y oralidad en La traición de Rita Hayworth (1968) y La patografía (1998) Ugly Duckling Tales: Humour, Shame, Narcissism and Orality in La traición de Rita Hayworth (1968) and La patografía (1998). Taller de Letras. (60), 107-121 Retrieved from http://tallerdeletras.letras.uc.cl/index.php/n60
[Journal article]Authored by: Bortolotto, M.
White, C., Direnzo, R., & Bortolotto, C. (2016). The learner-context interface: Emergent issues of affect and identity in technology-mediated language learning spaces. System. 62, 3-14
[Journal article]Authored by: Bortolotto, M., White, C.
Bortolotto, MC. (2016). Los humores de Divinsky:Ilusión de una entrevista.
[Internet publication]Authored by: Bortolotto, M.
Bortolotto, MC. (2016). Conjuros literarios: Entrevista con Ángel Lozada. Revista Iberoamericana. LXXXII(254), 233-239
[Journal article]Authored by: Bortolotto, M.
Lawn, J., Bortolotto, MC., Worthington, K., & Meek, A. (2016). The Limits of Responsibility. Borderlands e-Journal : New Spaces in the Humanities. 14(2), 1-14
[Journal article]Authored by: Bortolotto, M., Lawn, J., Meek, A., Worthington, K.
Bortolotto, MC., & Farnsworth, MS. (2015). Autism, anthropocentrism and gender in Sabina Berman's The Woman Who Dived Into the Heart of the World (2010). Romance Notes. 55(2), 215-226
[Journal article]Authored by: Bortolotto, M.
Bortolotto, MC. (2014). Susurros reveladores: sentimientos, identidad y humor en Las historias prohibidas de Marta Veneranda (1997). Hipertexto. , 76-83
[Journal article]Authored by: Bortolotto, M.
Bortolotto, MC. (2013). Just About Me: Shame, Narcissistic Masochism and Camp in Emanuel Xavier’s Christ-Like (1999).. Label me Latina/o. 3(Fall 2013) Retrieved from http://labelmelatin.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Just-About-Me-Shame-Narcissistic-Masochism-and-Camp-in-Emanuel-Xavier%E2%80%99s-Christ-Like-1999.pdf
[Journal article]Authored by: Bortolotto, M.
Bortolotto, MC. (2012). With the focus on the I/Eye: Shame and narcissism in Ángel Lozada's no quiero quedarme sola y vacfa (2006). Centro Journal. 24(1), 120-133
[Journal article]Authored by: Bortolotto, M.
Bortolotto, MC. (2009). Fake for its own sake: A staged performance of choteo in Sarduy's De donde son los cantantes. CHASQUI: Revista de Literatura Latinoamericana. 38(1), 16-28 Retrieved from http://sites.google.com/site/chasquirll/
[Journal article]Authored by: Bortolotto, M.
Bortolotto, MC. (2008). “Dirty laundry: Narratives, secrets, and shame in Obejas’ Memory Mambo.”. The Latin Americanist. 52(1), 29-41
[Journal article]Authored by: Bortolotto, M.
Bortolotto, MC. (2007). “Sharing the shame: Secrets, confessions, and identity in Rivera–Valdés’ Las historias prohibidas de Marta Veneranda/The Forbidden Stories of Marta Veneranda.”. Sargasso: A Journal of Caribbean Literature, Language & Culture. 2007-08(1), 57-70 Retrieved from http://humanidades.uprrp.edu/ingles/pubs/sargasso.htm
[Journal article]Authored by: Bortolotto, M.

Book

Alejando Asenjo, P., Alonso Mira, E., Alvarado, L., Berardi-Wiltshire, A., Bortolotto, MC., Diaz Rodriguez, JM., . . . Sosnowski, S. (2017). Transforming Legacies. AILASA 2016.. MC. Bortolotto, JM. Diaz Rodriguez, & L. Alvarado (Eds.): Taylor and Francis
[Scholarly edition]Authored by: Alvarado, L., Bortolotto, M., Diaz Rodriguez, J.Edited by: Alvarado, L., Bortolotto, M., Diaz Rodriguez, J.
Allen, N., Beausoleil, E., Bignall, S., Meek, A., Meffan, J., & Pino-Ojeda, W. (2016). The Limits of Responsibility. J. Lawn, MC. Bortolotto, K. Worthington, & A. Meek (Eds.) (Vol. 4) ,on-line: borderlines e-journal
[Scholarly edition]Authored by: Beausoleil, E., Meek, A.Edited by: Bortolotto, M., Lawn, J., Meek, A., Worthington, K.

Thesis

Bortolotto, MC.Blushing to be: Shame and the narration of subjectivity in contemporary US-Caribbean fiction. (Doctoral Thesis)
[Doctoral Thesis]Authored by: Bortolotto, M.

Conference

Bortolotto, MC. (2016, July). Reír para corregir: Bergson y la narrativa de Fontanarrosa. Presented at XII Biennial Conference of the Association of Iberian and Latin American Studies of Australasia (AILASA). Auckland, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Bortolotto, M.
Bortolotto, MC. (2015, May). Historias de patitos feos: vergüenza, humor y escritura en relatos de infancia en La traición de Rita Hayworth (1968) y La patografía (1998). Presented at LASA2015 / Precariedades, exclusiones, emergencias XXXIII International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association. San Juan, Puerto Rico.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Bortolotto, M.
Bortolotto, MC. (2017). Susurros reveladores: sentimientos, identidad y humor en Las historias prohibidas de Marta Veneranda (1997). http://www.mdp.edu.ar/humanidades/letras/celehis/congreso/2014/docs/actas2014ccelehis.pdf. (pp. 288 - 297). : CELEHIS 2014
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Bortolotto, M.
Bortolotto, MC. (2014, November). Susurros reveladores: sentimientos, identidad y humor en Las historias prohibidas de Marta Veneranda (1997). Presented at Quinto Congreso Internacional Celehis De Literatura Literatura española, latinoamericana y argentina.. Mar del Plata, Argentina.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Bortolotto, M.
Bortolotto, MC. (2014, July). Telling whispers: Emotions, secrets and identity in Las historias secretas de Marta Veneranda/the forbidden stories of Marta Veneranda (1997). Presented at AAL Conference 2014 - Literature and Affect. Melbourne, Australia.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Bortolotto, M.
Bortolotto, MC. (2014, April). “Sentir diferente: Emociones y autismo en La mujer que buceó dentro del corazón del mundo de Berman”. Presented at North East Modern Language Association. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Bortolotto, M.
Bortolotto, MC. (2014, February). “ ‘I’m (not) joking!’: Shame and Humour in Contemporary Caribbean Literature”. Presented at Anything Goes?: 2014 Annual Colloquium – Australasian Humour Studies Network.. New Zealand National Library.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Bortolotto, M.
Bortolotto, MC. (2013, March). Perfectly put together: Shame, narcissism and ideals of femininity in Mayra Santos-Febres’s Sirena Selena (2000). Presented at Talking Bodies. University of Chester, UK.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Bortolotto, M.
Bortolotto, MC. (2013, April). To stay ahead of the times es mi propósito: Multilingualism, irony and capitalism in Lozada’s No quiero quedarme sola y vacía (2006). Presented at 19th Annual Carolina Conference on Romance Literatures: Between the Lines Adaptation, Space and Creation. Chapel Hill, NC.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Bortolotto, M.
Bortolotto, MC. (2012). “You won’t believe this, but…” Affect, responsibility and identity in Las historias prohibidas de Marta Veneranda/The Forbidden Stories of Marta Veneranda (1997). In The Limits of Responsibility Interdisciplinary Conference: Histories, Species, Politics: Programme and Abstracts(pp. 1 - 1). , The Limits of Responsibility Interdisciplinary Conference: Histories, Species, Politics New Zealand: School of English and Media Studies, Massey University
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Bortolotto, M.
Bortolotto, MC. (2012, July). I now pronounce you proficient: Practical feedback on Spanish oral competence: 'But what do you mean, exactly, when you tell me that 'my consonants sound too English'?'. Presented at New Zealand Association of Language Teachers [NZALT] International Biennial Conference: VALUES: Value All Languages - Universal Education for Students. Rotorua, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Bortolotto, M.
Bortolotto, MC. (2012, July). 1-800-ENGLISH: Angel Lozada’s bilingualism in No quiero quedarme sola y vacía (2006). Presented at 10th Biennial Conference of the Association of Iberian and Latin American Studies of Australasia [AiLaSA 2012]: Centring the Margins: Reconfiguring the Map of Knowledge in Humanities and Science in the Iberian and Latin American Worlds. Wellington, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Bortolotto, M.
Bortolotto, MC. (2011). Shameful Sins: Capitalism and christianity in Angel Lozada's No quiero quedarme sola y vacia (2006). In 15th Annual Work in Progress Conference [WIP]: The Seven Deadly Sins: Critical and Creative Contexts: Programme and Abstracts(pp. 17 - 17). , 15th Annual Work in Progress Conference [WIP]: The Seven Deadly Sins: Critical and Creative Contexts Australia: School of English, Media Studies and Art History, The University of Queensland
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Bortolotto, M.
Bortolotto, MC. (2011, September). Shameful sins: Capitalism and christianity in Angel Lozada´s No quiero quedarme sola y vacía (2006). Presented at 15th Annual Work in Progress Conference: The Seven Deadly Sins: Critical and Creative Contexts. Brisbane, QLD, Australia.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Bortolotto, M.
Bortolotto, MC. (2007, March). Satire victims, comic heroes: Humor as social commentary in Toussaint’s L’appareil photo (1988) and La télévision (1997). Presented at Thirteenth Annual Carolina Conference on Romance Literatures. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Bortolotto, M.
Bortolotto, MC. (2007, September). Shameful hush: Shame, secrets, and the closet in Memory Mambo (1996) and Las historias secretas de Marta Veneranda (1997). Presented at The Southern Comparative Literature Association 33rd Annual Conference [SCLA 2007]: Topographies of Otherness. Raleigh, NC, United States.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Bortolotto, M.
Bortolotto, MC. (2007, April). Dirty laundry: Family secrets, violence, and shame in Achy Obejas’s Memory Mambo. Presented at 54th Annual South Eastern Council of Latin American Studies [SECOLAS] Conference: Contesting Images of Latin America. San Jose, Costa Rica.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Bortolotto, M.
Bortolotto, MC. (2006, November). 'Dos patitos feos: Historias de infancias ‘queer’ en Puig y Lozada' (Two ugly ducklings: Narratives of queer childhood in Puig and Lozada). Presented at South Atlantic Modern Language Association [SAMLA 2006] Conference. Charlotte, NC, United States.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Bortolotto, M.

Supervision and Teaching

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
CoSupervisor 1 0

Current Doctoral Supervision

CoSupervisor of:

  • Shazrah Salam - PhD
    Obedient wives, chaste daughters and sinful women: Engendering the female body in Pakistani literature

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