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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 3

Research Outputs

Teaching and Supervision

Courses Coordinated

  • 245.203 The Sound of Spanish: Diction, Dialects and Diversity
  • 245.204 Latin American Voices
  • 245.301 Advanced Spanish Language
  • 245.302 Theory and Practice of Spanish Translation
  • 245.702 Hispanic Postcolonial Representations

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Co-supervisor 1 0

Current Doctoral Supervision

Co-supervisor of:

  • Shazrah Salam - Doctor of Philosophy
    Imposed Silences, Subversive Voices: (Re)Reading Selected Pakistani Anglophone Writing through the Bodies of Pakistani-Muslim Women

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