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Dr Celina Bortolotto

Senior Lecturer

School of Humanities


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.


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

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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