Rui Carvalho Homem

Rui Carvalho Homem is Professor of English at the University of Oporto, Portugal. He is the author of two monographs – Shakespeare and the Drama of Alterity (in Portuguese; 2003); and Poetry and Translation in Northern Ireland: Dislocations in Contemporary Writing (2009) – and the editor of several collections, among which Translating Shakespeare for the Twenty-First Century (2004) and Relational Designs: Page and Stage, Canvas and Screen (2012). He has published extensively on contemporary Irish poetry, Early Modern English drama, Translation Studies, and intermediality. As a literary translator, he has published annotated versions of Shakespeare (Antony and Cleopatra, Love’s Labour’s Lost, Richard III) Christopher
Marlowe (Hero and Leander), Seamus Heaney and Philip Larkin. He is currently the Chair of ESRA, the European Shakespeare Research Association.


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.