Julia Reinhard Lupton, ‘The Renaissance Republic of Furniture: From Political Theology to Political Ecology’

Thursday, 8 December 7 pm, Swedenborg Hall,
20 Bloomsbury Way

A free lecture co-sponsored by the School of Humanities, Kingston University London, and the London Graduate School

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. She is currently Visiting Distinguished Professor of English Literature at Kingston University London.Her latest book, Thinking with Shakespeare: Essays on Politics and Life, was published by the University of Chicago Press in Spring 2011. Citizen-Saints: Shakespeare and Political Theology, was published by the University of Chicago Press in 2005. Lupton 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). Political Theology and Early Modernity co-edited with Graham Hammill is forthcoming from University of Chicago Press in 2012, with essays by Victoria Kahn, Drew Daniel, Paul Kottman, Jennifer Rust, Kathleen Biddick, and others (plus an afterword by Etienne Balibar).