Rui Carvalho Homem

Rui Carvalho Homem is Professor of English at the Department of Anglo-American Studies, Faculty of Arts, Universidade do Porto (University of Oporto), Portugal. He has published widely on Early Modern English drama, Irish studies, translation, and word-and-image studies. He is also a literary translator, and has published versions of Shakespeare (Antony and Cleopatra, Richard III and Love’s Labour’s Lost), Christopher Marlowe, Seamus Heaney and Philip Larkin.


Recent publications include:

Books, edited collections and special issues:

Homem, Rui Carvalho (guest editor), ‘Forum: Shakespeare and Cultural Translation’, Shakespeare Studies XLVI (2018): 19-133. ISSN 0-0582-9399

Homem, Rui Carvalho (with María Teresa Caneda-Cabrera and David Johnston, eds.). Atlantic Communities: Translation, mobility, hospitality, special issue of Atlantic Studies, 15:3 (2018), 301-314,

Homem, Rui Carvalho, ed. Relational Designs in Literature and the Arts: Page and Stage, Canvas and Screen. Amsterdam and New York, NY: Rodopi, 2012.

Homem, Rui Carvalho. Poetry and Translation in Northern Ireland: Dislocations in Contemporary Writing. Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.


Articles and Book Chapters:

Homem, Rui Carvalho. ‘“Receptive Emotion”? Stoker and Irving – Collaboration, Hagiography, Self-Fashioning’, Matthew Gibson and Sabine Lenore Müller (eds.), Bram Stoker and the Late Victorian World. South Carolina: Clemson University Press in association with Liverpool University Press, 2018. 33-50. ISBN 978-1-942954-64-4

Homem, Rui Carvalho. “‘Memory Like Mitigation’: Heaney, Shakespeare and Ireland”, Nicholas Taylor-Collins and Stanley Van Der Ziel (eds.), Shakespeare and Contemporary Irish Literature. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018. 27-48. ISBN 978-3-319-95924-5. DOI:

Homem, Rui Carvalho. ‘Offshore Desires: Mobility, Liquidity and History in Shakespeare’s Mediterranean’, Critical Survey 30:3 (September 2018): 36-56, DOI:

Homem, Rui Carvalho. ‘Of mountebanks, lovers and thieves: rhetoric and desire under two Venetian balconies’, Scènes de balcon / Balcony scenes, Arrêt sur scène / Scene Focus – Une revue en ligne bilingue publiée par l’IRCL / A bilingual online journal published by the IRCL, 6 (2017): 75-84. – last visited 29/07/2018

Homem, Rui Carvalho. ‘Form, Deformity: On Pathology and Poetics in Paul Muldoon’, Luz Mar González-Arias (ed.), National Identities and Imperfections in Contemporary Irish Literature: Unbecoming Irishness. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. pp. 115-29. DOI:

Homem, Rui Carvalho. “On Authorship and Intermediality in Seamus Heaney: ‘I can connect / Some bits and pieces.’” The Irish Review 49-50 (Winter-Spring 2014/2015): 151-64.

Homem, Rui Carvalho. “Othello Across Borders: On an Interlocal and Intermedial Exercise.” Shakespeare Survey 67 (2014): 327-34.

Homem, Rui Carvalho. “Philip Massinger: Drama, Reputation and the Dynamics of Social History.” The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare and Contemporary Dramatists. Ton Hoenselaars, ed. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2012. 212-25.

Homem, Rui Carvalho. “‘Private Relations’: Selves, Poems and Paintings – Durcan to Morrissey.” Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish Poetry. Fran Brearton and Alan Gillism, eds. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2012. 282-96.

Homem, Rui Carvalho. “Prospero’s Wake: Genre and Transit in the Afterlife of The Tempest.” Shakespeare Jahrbuch 148 (2012): 113-33.

Homem, Rui Carvalho. “Of Idiocy, Moroseness, and Vitriol: Soloists of Rage in Ben Jonson’s Satire.” Solo Performances: Staging the Early Modern Self in England. Ute Berns, ed. Amsterdam and New York, NY: Rodopi, 2010. 157-71.

Homem, Rui Carvalho. “Memory, Ideology, Translation:King Lear behind bars and before history.”Alternative Shakespeares 3. Linda Henderson, ed. London: Routledge, 2008. 204-20.

Homem, Rui Carvalho. “The Chore and the Passion: Shakespeare and Graduation in mid-Twentieth-Century Portugal.” The Shakespearean International Yearbook – 8: Special section, European Shakespeares. Ton Hoenselaars and Clara Calvo, special guest eds. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2008. 15-31.