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 as part of the research group Mapping Dreams: British and North-American Utopianism. 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). She is also a frequent book reviewer for Revista Bang!.
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.
Botelho, Inês. “Espelho meu, espelho meu, há alguém que saiba quem sou eu?” Revista Bang!, Saída de Emergência 14 (April 2013).
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).
Botelho, Inês. “Fringe – Gloriosamente na periferia.” Revista Bang!, Saída de Emergência 12 (March 2012).
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
Oral presentations by invitation:
Botelho, Inês. “Admiráveis Mundos Fantásticos: Criar, recriar e pensar realidades.” A class on worldbuilding for the bachelor degree in Design de Jogos Digitais, Escola Superior de Comunicação, Administração e Turismo do Instituto Politécnico de Bragança, May 2012.
Botelho, Inês. “As palavras cercam-nos como um muro.” Correntes D’Escritas. Póvoa do Varzim, February 2010.
Botelho, Inês. “O Imaginário Feminino e a Literatura Fantástica.” O Fantástico no Feminino. Lisbon, October 2005.
Other oral presentations:
Botelho, Inês. “Fighting for fairyland: the cinematic transformation of fairy tales into epic fantasy.” Paper read in the conference “Worlds Made of Heroes: on the 60th anniversary of the publication of J. R. R. Tolkien's The Fellowship of the Ring.” Porto, November 2014.
Botelho, Inês. “Exploding Snow White: stepmother and stepdaughter in Angela Carter’s ‘The Snow Child’.” Paper read in the 33rd APEAA Meeting. September 2012.
Botelho, Inês. “Destroying and creating identity: vampires, vampirism and society in Angela Carter’s ‘The Scarlet House’.” Interdisciplinary Colloquium Dracula and the Gothic in Literature, Pop Culture and the Arts. Braga, June 2012.
Botelho, Inês. “Love and Death in The Sound and the Fury.” Paper presented in the 32nd APEAA Meeting. May 2011.
Botelho, Inês. “No Início e no Fim: Da Utopia, Eutopia e Distopia em Lord of the Flies.” Colloquium Futuros em Projecção: Utopia, Distopia e Cinema. Porto, March 2011.