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Cristiane Busato Smith

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Cristiane Busato Smith is Brazil Lead Editor for the MIT Global Shakespeares digital archive and an ACMRS (Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies) Research Scholar. She has taught at both undergraduate and graduate levels in Brazil. She received an MA in English and American Literature in 1995, and a PhD in Literary Studies from the Federal University of Paraná (the oldest university in Brazil) in 2007. She also held a Visiting Fellowship at the Centre for Cultural Analysis, Theory and History (University of Leeds, UK). She has published numerous articles on literature and Shakespeare in South/North America, Asia and Europe. She is the author of Representations of Ophelia in Victorian England (in press).

Her recent publications include:

  • Hamlet.” Preface in Hamlet, o Príncipe da Dinamarca. Sao Paulo: Martin Claret. (in press).
  • “’A Pair so Famous’: Reputation and Reception in Antony and Cleopatra. In Shakespeare: His Life and Works. Rio de Janeiro: Editora UFRJ Rio de Janeiro, vol. 1. (Forthcoming, 2017)
  • “What ceremony else?””: Images of Ophelia in Brazil: the Politics of Subversion of the Female Artist.” The Shakespearean International Yearbook 16.  Eds. Tom Bishop and Alexa Huang. New York: Rutledge, 2016. 129-146. Print.
  • “Shakespeare, Samba, Solace and Escape: an Analysis of Otelo da Mangueira.” Lapis Lazuli: an International Literary Journal 6 / 1-2. New Delhi: 2016. 164-176.
  • “The Woman, the Beast and the Sacred: Rereading Desdemona, Lavinia and Ophelia.” In: Global World of Shakespeare: Adaptations, Translations and Transformations, edited by Abha Singh, 162-172. New Delhi: Prestige Books International, 2015, vol. 1.
  • ”Othello, Our Contemporary.” Preface in Otelo, o Mouro de Veneza. Sao Paulo: Martin Claret, 2014.
  • “The Brazilian Accent of Othello”.  Renaissance Shakespeare: Shakespeare Renaissances: Proceedings of the Ninth World Shakespeare Congress, Prague, 2011. Eds. Martin Procházka, Michael Dobson, Andreas Höfele, and Hanna Scolnicov. Newark: University of Delaware Press, 2014. 296-305. Print.

Lecture in Tempe, Arizona
Research Interests

Cristiane Smith’s research interests include Brazilian adaptations of Shakespeare, Global Shakespeares and representations of women in literature and the visual arts.