Dorothy Odartey-Wellington | College of Arts

Dorothy Odartey-Wellington

Picture of Professor Dorothy Odartey-Wellington
Associate Professor
School of Languages and Literatures
Email: 
dodartey@uoguelph.ca
Phone number: 
519-824-4120 ext. 53179
Office: 
MacKinnon 276
Summary: 

University Research Leadership Chair

Education

  • B. A., Honours,  University of Ghana, Legon
  • M.A., McGill University
  • Ph. D., McGill University

Fields of Specialization

  • Afro-Hispanic Literature
  • Contemporary Spanish Fiction
  • Fictional Narratives of Migration

Publications

Books

  • Odartey-Wellington, D. (Ed.). (2018). Transafrohispanismos: Puentes culturales críticos entre África, Latinoamerica y  España. Leiden: Brill/Rodopi.
  • Odartey-Wellington, D. (2008). Contemporary Spanish Fiction: Generation X. Newark: University of Delaware Press.

Chapters in books

  • Odartey-Wellington, D. (2018). Ubuntu, cultura digital e identidad: literatura hispano-saharaui. In D. Odartey-Wellington (Ed.), Transafrohispanismos: Puentes culturales críticos entre África, Latinoamerica y España (pp. 308-327). Leiden: Brill/Rodopi.
  • Odartey-Wellington, D. (2016). "Newcomers and Host Nations: Literary Images Associated with Immigrants in Spanish Fictional Narrative". In César Dominguez; Anxo Abuín ; Ellen Sapega. (Ed.), A Comparative History of Literatures in the Iberian Peninsula. Vol II (pp. 112-124). John Benjamins.
  • Odartey-Wellington, D. (2015). "Postnatioanal or Postcolonial? Reading Immigrant Writing in Post National Europe: the case of Equatorial Guinea and Spain". In César Dominguez and Theo D'haen (Eds.), Cosmopolitanism and the Postcolonial: Literature and the New Europe (pp. 199-213). Leiden: Brill/Rodopi.
  • Odartey-Wellington, D. (2015). El cine documental en la empresa colonizadora en Guinea Ecuatorial. África y escrituras periféricas: Horizontes comparativos (pp. 59-74). Madrid: Verbum.
  • Odartey-Wellington, D. (2012). Transcultural Retellings: A Bubi Folktale from Equatorial Guinea to Canada. In Joanna Boampong (Ed.), In and Out of Africa: Exploring Afro-Hispanic, Luso-Brazilian, and Latin American Connections (pp.178-189). New Castle: Cambridge Scholars.
  • Odartey-Wellington, D. (2007). Literary Expressions of Colonization in the Colonial Press of Equatorial Guinea. In Andrea E. Morris and Margaret Parker (Eds.), Celebrations and Connections in Hispanic Literature (pp. 6-18). Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars.
  • Odartey-Wellington, D. (2006). La necrosis poscolonial: patologías e identidades en la novela afrohispana Ekomo. In Ricardo de la Fuente and Jesús Pérez Magallón (Eds.), El cuerpo enfermo: Representación e imágenes de la enfermedad. (pp. 147-156). Valladolid: Universitas Castellae.
  • Odartey-Wellington, D. (2004). The Reworking of Tales of Enchantment in Two Novels by Carmen Martín Gaite and Esther Tusquets. In Shelley Godsland and Nickianne Moody (Eds.), Reading the Popular in Contemporary Spanish Texts (pp.Esther Tusquets. In Shelley Godsland and Nickianne Moody (Eds.), Reading the Popular in Contemporary Spanish Texts (pp.121-135). Newark: University of Delaware Press.
  • 11. Odartey-Wellington, D. (2002). Las madrileñas en dos novelas de Rosa Montero. In K.M.Sibbald, R. de la Fuente and J. Díaz (Eds.), Las representaciones de la mujer en la cultura hispánica (pp. 113-317). Valladolid: Universitas Castellae.
  • Odartey-Wellington, D. (1996). Epistolary Narrative as Literary Form: The Correspondence of Pedro Salinas and Jorge Guillén. In Kay Sibbald (Ed.), Guillén at McGill: Essays for a Centenary Celebration (pp. 112-119). Ottawa: Dovehouse Editions.

Refereed Articles

  • Odartey-Wellington, D. (2017). Walls, Borders, and Fences in Hispano–Saharawi Creative Expression. Research in African Literatures, 48 (3), 1-17.
  • Odartey-Wellington, D. (2015). "Fictional and Street Narratives: The Textual Scaffolding of Contemporary African Cities". Matatu. Journal for African Culture and Society, 47, 153-174.
  • Odartey-Wellington, D. (2014). "Equatorial Guinea is Different': literatura colonial de Guinea Española en África Occidental. Revista Iberoamericana, 58 (248-249), 763-776.
  • Odartey-Wellington, D. (2012). "Ciudades soñadas y ciudades en las que es imposible soñar: la narrativa de Guinea Ecuatorial". Tintas: Quaderni di Letterature Iberiche e Iberoamericane, 2 (2012), 81-95.
  • Odartey-Wellington, D. (2007). Entre la espada y la pared: la voz de la mediadora en Ekomo, una novela afrohispana. Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos., 32 (1), 165-176.
  • Odartey-Wellington, D. (2007). Un camerunés hispanoparlante en Barcelona o un accidente de la migración: Entrevista a Inongo-Vi-Makomè. Afroeuropa.
  • Odartey-Wellington, D. (2006). El exiliado afrohispano y el debate lingüístico en la literatura de Guinea Ecuatorial: Entrevista a Justo Bolekia Boleká. Afro-Hispanic Review, 24 (2), 165-179.
  • Odartey-Wellington, D. (2006). Hacia una literatura nacional: Entrevista a Donato Ndongo-Bidyogo. Afro-Hispanic Review, 25 (2), 159-172.
  • Odartey-Wellington, D. (2005). Voces del silencio: Entrevista a Ciríaco Bokesa. Afro-Hispanic Review, 24 (1), 187-197.
  • Odartey-Wellington, D. (2004). De Madrid al cielo: una novela de la Generación X española inspirada en el cine negro. Confluencia: Revista hispánica de cultura y literatura, 20 (1), 63-72.
  • Odartey-Wellington, D. (2002). La tecnología, el espacio urbano y el sujeto en la narrativa joven española. Revista Hispánica Moderna, 55 (1), 204-210.
  • Odartey-Wellington, D. (2000). De las madres perversas y las hadas buenas: una visión sobre la imagen esencial de la mujer en las novelas de Carmen Martín Gaite y Esther Tusquets. Anales de la literatura española contemporanea (ALEC), 25 (2), 529-555.

Selected Conference Presentations

  • Odartey-Wellington, D. (2018-2019). 'Mother Africa' Redux: Male Pens on Female Bodies in Hispanosaharawi Culture.
    African Literatures Association, Columbus, Ohio.
  • Odartey-Wellington, D. (2017-2018). Memory and Identity in Saharawi Creative Expression: Legna, habla el verso
    Saharaui. African Literatures Association, New Haven, Connecticut.
  • Odartey-Wellington, D. (2015-2016). "Walls, Borders, and Fences in Hispano-Saharawi Creative Expression". African
    Literatures Association, Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Odartey-Wellington, D. (2015-2016). Afrodigital Connections-The Saharawi Dimension. HASTAC, Lansing, Michigan.
  • Odartey-Wellington, D. (2015-2016). Ubuntu, Digital Culture, and Sovereignty in Literature from the Western Sahara in Spanish. 41st Annual Conference of the African Literature Association, Bayreuth, Germany.
  • Odartey-Wellington, D. (2013-2014). Voices of Resistance: From Colonial Places to Digital Spaces (The Western Sahara and Equatorial Guinea). 40th African Literature Association Conference, Johannesburg, South Africa.
  • Odartey-Wellington, D. (2013-2014). Right, Where Really is the Western Sahara? Saharawi Writers' Strategies of Representation in the Digital Age. Invited presentation at University of Missouri-columbia, Columbia, Missouri.
  • Odartey-Wellington, D. (2013-2014, June). Images of Cities in Contemporary African Fictional and Street Narratives. 5th European Conference on African Studies (ECAS), Lisbon, Portugal.
  •  Odartey-Wellington, D. (2012-2013). Old tensions within New borders: 21st Century Media Technologies and the Liberation of African Literature and Culture. 39th African Literature Association Conference. Charleston, Charleston, United States of America.
  • Odartey-Wellington, D. (2011-2012). Women in cities: Reading African Fiction with a Focus in Equatorial Guinean Literature . African Literatures Association, Dallas, Texas.
  • Odartey-Wellington, D. (2011-2012, June). Equatorial Guinean Writing beyond Equatorial Guinea: Breaking the Mold in César Mba's El porteador de Marlow. Canción negra sin color. 4th European Conference on African Studies: African Engagements: On Whose Terms?, Uppsala, Sweden. 15-18 June, 2012, Uppsala, Sweden.

 Awards

  • 2022: University Research Leadership Chair
  • 2004: College of Arts Teaching Excellence Award, Unknown
  • 2003:Teaching Award, University of Guelph Faculty Association

Research Grants

  • 2009: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Grant (SSHRC)- Standard Research Grants
  • 2013 College of Arts Award for 4A designation on SSHRC Grant Application
  • 2004: College of Arts Research Enhancement Fund
  • 2004: Spanish Government Research Grant for Foreign Hispanists
  • 2002: University of Guelph Research Enhancement Fund
  • 1998: Spanish Government Research Grant for Foreign Hispanists