Julia Reinhard Lupton
Director, Program in Jewish Studies
|Shakespeare: Renaissance Literature: Religious Studies: Humanities and the Public Sphere; design and everyday life.|
|URLs||Thinking with Shakespeare|
|Design Your Life|
|Interview at UCI.EDU, June 2010|
UCI Chancellor's Fellow, 2008-2011
UCI Living Our Values Award, 2009-2010
Edward Lynton Award for Scholarship and Public Life, 2005
ACLS Fellowship, 2006-2007
Editorial board of Shakespeare Quarterly, Modern Language Quarterly, and Exemplaria
Julia Reinhard Lupton is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Irvine, with a joint appointment in Education. In 2010-2011, she is directing UCI’s Program in Jewish Studies. In 2007, she was named a Chancellor’s Fellow at the University of California, Irvine, in recognition of her contributions to Shakespeare studies.
Her most recent scholarly books are Thinking with Shakespeare: Essays on Politics and Life (Chicago, 2011) and Citizen-Saints: Shakespeare and Political Theology (Chicago Press, 2005). She is also author of Afterlives of the Saints: Hagiography, Typology and Renaissance Literature (Stanford, 1996) and co-author with Kenneth Reinhard of After Oedipus: Shakespeare in Psychoanalysis (Cornell, 1992).
Her newest project is entitled "Shakespeare by Design: Objects, Affordances, and Environments." The book aims to use the visual, cognitive, and phenomenological resources of design theory to disclose the many points of creative contact between formal and vernacular acts of design on Shakespeare’s stage. The emphasis will fall on the life of objects (developed via affordance, user, and interobjectivity studies), the design of space (supported by excurses into architecture and urbanism), the management of time (supplemented by phenomenology and political theology), and housekeeping and hospitality (filled out via vernacular design discourses from the Renaissance to the present). The book will supplement discourses developed within the disciplines of design with more broadly theoretical writings on biopower in order to probe the design/life interface in both its Renaissance and its contemporary formations.
Other projects include the English edition of Carl Schmitt’s Hamlet or Hecuba. The book was translated by David Pan and Jennifer Rust, with introductions by Pan, Rust, and Lupton. Pan and Lupton are also co-editing a special issue of Telos on Schmitt and Shakespeare.
|Publications||Thinking with Shakespeare: Essays on Politics and Life, University of Chicago Press, 2011|
|Citizen-Saints: Shakespeare and Political Theology, University of Chicago Press, 2005.|
|Afterlives of the Saints: Hagiography, Typology, and Renaissance Literature (Stanford, Calif.: Stanford UP, 1996)|
|co-authored with Kenneth Reinhard, After Oedipus (Ithaca: Cornell UP, 1993)|
|Articles on Shakespeare, religion and literature, Spenser, and psychoanalysis.|
|Design Your Life: The Pleasures and Perils of Everyday Things (St. Martin's Press, 2009), co-authored with Ellen Lupton|
|DIY Kids (Princeton Architectural Press, 2007), co-authored with Ellen Lupton.|
Shakespeare Association of America
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