Rui Carvalho Homem

Rui Carvalho Homem is Professor of English at the Department of Anglo-American Studies, Faculty of Arts, 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, Christopher Marlowe, Seamus Heaney and Philip Larkin.
He is a founder and director of TEEME - Text and Event in Early Modern Europe, an Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate ( He is currently the President of ESRA, the European Shakespeare Research Association (

Recent publications include:


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

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

Articles and book chapters:

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. Home“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.