EVENT: Shakespeare in Brazil and Ireland – Cultural and Political Perspectives

March 12 2pm (Brazil) 5pm (Ireland) | PPGI YouTube Channel

NEI Digital Round Tables aim to discuss aspects of research conducted by members of NEI (Núcleo de Estudos Irlandeses of UFSC), in the field of Irish Studies, at undergraduate, MA, PhD and postdoctoral level, with scholars and artists from Ireland, and the Irish Studies global community. “Shakespeare in Brazil and Ireland: Cultural and Political Perspectives” proposes a discussion on aspects related to performances of Shakespeare’s plays in both countries, more specifically in relation to the approach to pressing contextual issues and thematic elements of the plays.

Organisers: Janaina Mirian Rosa and Beatriz Kopschitz Bastos
Moderation: Janaina Mirian Rosa

Aline M. Sanfelici is a tenured professor of English at Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná in Curitiba, Brazil. She holds a PhD and an MA in English language and literature from Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil, and she was a visiting doctoral researcher at University of British Columbia, Canada, in 2009-2010. Her current work addresses issues of Shakespeare in performance, literary studies, the teaching of English language and literature, and literature and other arts. Aline has published in the MIT Global Shakespeares Platform, in the Shakespearean International Yearbook, as well as in other publications devoted to the Bard within Brazil and internationally. Her most recent publications have addressed issues related to Shakespearean text and performance during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as English language and literature teacher education during emergency remote learning. She is a member of the theater research group of the Brazilian National Association of Language and Literature Research (ANPOLL, Brazil).

Emer McHugh is a Marie Skłowdowska-Curie Research Fellow at Queen’s University Belfast, working on the project ‘Shakespeare and the Irish Actor’. She specialises in early modern performance studies; Shakespeare and Ireland; theatre and celebrity; the histories of actors, acting, and acting practices; gender and sexuality studies; and contemporary Irish and British performance. She is the author of the forthcoming Irish Shakespeares: Gender, Sexuality, and Performance in the Twenty-First Century (Routledge). Her research has been published or is forthcoming in Shakespeare Bulletin (2022/2024), The Taming of the Shrew: The State of Play (2021), Borrowers and Lenders (2023), Shakespeare/Play (2024), and Transformative Works and Cultures (2024).

Paulo da Silva Gregório is a Lecturer in English Literature at Universidade Estadual do Ceará (Brazil). He completed his PhD in Shakespeare Studies at the University of Birmingham in 2017 with a thesis on the influence of Samuel Beckett on anglophone productions and adaptations of Shakespeare’s plays. Dr da Silva Gregório is a member of the British Shakespeare Association and Associação Brasileira de Literatura Comparada. His current research interests lie mainly in the fields of Shakespearean Performance and Adaptation. His recent publications include: “The stage-within-the-screen: Peter Brook’s film adaptation of King Lear” (arcadia, 2023); and “Shakespeare transmitido: repensando o significado da performance ao vivo” (Sala Preta, 2023).

Janaina Mirian Rosa is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Programa de Pós-Graduação em Inglês (PPGI) at Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC), carrying out a research funded by Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico (CNPq), under the supervision of Professor José Roberto O’Shea. Her research focuses on the comparison of political performances of Macbeth in Brazil and in Ireland. She holds a Doctoral Degree from PPGI/UFSC and was a visiting researcher at the Shakespeare Institute – University of Birmingham, and at the University of Galway. She is also a staff member of PPGI/UFSC. Dr Rosa has co-edited the 2023 issue of Ilha do Desterro journal entitled “Resignifying Critical Approaches in Literature, Film, and Cultural Studies”.

Beatriz Kopschitz Bastos is a member of the Post-graduate Programme in English and Vice-Chair of NEI – Núcleo de Estudos Irlandeses – at UFSC. She is currently an executive member of IASIL – the International Association for the Study of Irish Literatures – and a member of the Ulysses Council at MoLI – The Museum of Literature Ireland, Dublin. In 2023, she was a joint curator of the exhibition The Irish in Brazil, at the Brazilian National Library, and a joint recipient of Ireland’s Presidential Distinguished Service Award. She supervises research projects at MA and PhD levels in Irish Studies at PPGI/UFSC.