Cristiane Busato Smith

Cristiane Busato Smith, Ph.D., Co-Editor for Brazil.                                                                                                                                Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (ACMRS) Adjunct Scholar

Cristiane Smith has taught at both undergraduate and graduate levels in two universities in Brazil, Universidade Tuiuti do Paraná and Centro Universitário Campos de Andrade. She received a MA in English and American Literature in 1995, and a PhD in Literary Studies from the Federal University of Paraná (Curitiba, Brazil) in 2007. In addition, she held a Visiting Fellowship at the Centre for Cultural Analysis, Theory and History (University of Leeds, UK). Over the last fifteen years, she published numerous articles on literature and Shakespeare. She also co-edited the journal Scripta Alumni and has been member of the editorial board of several journals. Dr. Smith’s recent publications include:

  • Representações da Ofélia de Shakespeare na Inglaterra Vitoriana. CESh Centro de Estudos Shakespearianos. Belo Horizonte: Editora Tessitura (in press)
  • “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.
  • “The Beauty, the Beast and the Sacred: Rereading Desdemona, Lavinia and Ophelia”. Prestige Book, New Delhi (forthcoming).
  • “Ophelia and the Perils of the Sacred Feminine”, Multicultural Shakespeare: Translation, Appropriation and Performance 6 (2011): 10-33
  • “Shakespeare and the Intertext of Female Violence,” Tuiuti 41 (2010): 1-14.
  • “Neither angel nor devil: a cultural analysis of Ophelia’s appropriation in The Family Shakespeare,” Revista Letras (Curitiba), v. 77, p. 10-28, 2010.
  • The Aestheticization of Ophelia’s Death: An Intermediatic Investigation in Literature and Painting,” Shakespeare Sob Múltiplos Olhares, ed. Anna Stegh Camati and Célia Arns de Miranda (Curitiba: Editora e Livraria Solar do Rosário, 2009), v. 1, 163-184.

Cristiane Smith’s research interests include Brazilian adaptations of Shakespeare, the representation of women in literature and the visual arts, and postcolonial Shakespeares. An Adjunct Scholar at ACMRS (Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at Arizona State University), Cristiane lives in Phoenix, Arizona.

Cristiane Busato Smith, Ph.D.
1996-2011: Professor of English at two Brazilian universities

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