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Cristiane Busato Smith, Ph.D., Lead Editor for Brazil.

Cristiane Busato Smith is lecturer in Shakespeare Studies at the Osher Institute (ASU). She holds an M.A. degree in English and American Literature as well as a PhD in Literary Studies from the Federal University of Paraná (UFPR). Her primary area of research is Brazilian and Global appropriations of Shakespeare and Global Literatures. She has held a Visiting Fellowship at the Centre for Cultural Analysis, Theory and History (University of Leeds, UK). She has published essays on Shakespeare in South America, North America, Asia and Europe. She is the author of “What ceremony else?” Representations of Ophelia in Victorian England (in press). She is Lead Editor for Brazil at the MIT Global Shakespeares Digital Project.

Her recent publications include:


  • “Sir You’re Robb’d”: Iago and the Ethics and Aesthetics of Adapting Shakespeare in Brazil.” Vol. 19. Eds. Alexa Alice Huang and Tom Bishop. London: Routledge, 2021. 220-228.
  • “What do We Need to Know about Shakespeare before the World Ends?” MIT Global Shakespeares, 2021.
  • “Time is Out of Joint”: Reflections on the 2021 Pandemic.” In: What You Need to Know about Shakespeare before the World Ends. Eds. Fernanda Medeiros and Liana de Camargo Leão. Rio de Janeiro: Editora Nova Fronteira, 2021. 305-318.
  • “Cannibalizing Hamlet in Brazil: Ophelia meets Oshum.” In: Eating Shakespeare: Cultural Anthropophagy as Global Methodology. Eds. Anne Sophie Refkou, Marcel Alvaro de Amorim, Vinicius Mariano de Carvalho. The Arden Shakespeare. London: Bloomsbury. (Forthcoming, 2019)
  •  “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.
  • “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.

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