Julia Reinhard Lupton

Julia Reinhard Lupton

Guest Speaker 2016
Julia Lupton

Julia Reinhard Lupton is professor of English and Associate Dean for Research, School of Humanities, at the University of California, Irvine. Julia is the author or co-author of four books on Shakespeare, including After Oedipus: Shakespeare in Psychoanalysis, Citizen-Saints: Shakespeare and Political Theology, and Thinking with Shakespeare: Essays on Politics and Life. She has written articles and edited collections on political theology, Shakespeare and hospitality, “cute” Shakespeare, and Romeo and Juliet across the arts. She has also written two trade books on design with her sister, designer and design educator Ellen Lupton. Julia’s research interests include phenomenology of theater, design and affordance theory, political theology and post-secularism, and public humanities. She is a dramaturg for UCI’s New Swan Shakespeare Festival and the co-director of the UCI Shakespeare Center. She is a Trustee of the Shakespeare Society of America and a former Guggenheim Fellow.