Julia Lupton

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Julia Lupton
Alma materJohns Hopkins University, Yale University

Julia Reinhard Lupton is an American scholar of William Shakespeare and renaissance literature. She is a professor of English at the University of California, Irvine and received a Guggenheim Fellowship for her scholarship.

Early life and education[edit]

Lupton was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and grew up in Baltimore, Maryland with her twin sister, Ellen Lupton.[1]

Lupton earned a Bachelor of Arts in humanities and German from Johns Hopkins University in 1984 and a Ph.D. in renaissance studies from Yale University in 1991.[2][3] Lupton credits graduate school with solidifying her commitment to writing about Shakespeare.[2]

She is married to Kenneth Reinhard, professor of English and Comparative Literature at University of California, Los Angeles.[4]


After graduating, Lupton became a professor of English at the University of California, Irvine in 1991.[2][3][5][6] Lupton teaches classes on Shakespeare and renaissance literature.[7] She is the co-director of the UCI New Swan Shakespeare Center, which she co-founded in 2015.[8][2][7][9] And she is the director of UCI Illuminations, an initiative to fund arts and culture events for students and community members.[3][10][11]

Lupton has served as trustee of the Shakespeare Society of America,[12] associate dean for the University of California, Irvine's School of Humanities,[6][13] director of UCI's program in Jewish studies,[5] and director of UCI's Humanities Center.[6]

From 2013- 2014, Lupton was a Guggenheim Fellow.[3][12][5] Lupton has collaborated with her twin sister, graphic designer Ellen Lupton. Together, they wrote D.I.Y.: Design It Yourself and Design Your Life.[14]


  • With Kenneth Reinhard: After Oedipus: Shakespeare in Psychoanalysis. Cornell University Press, 1993. ISBN 978-1888570359
  • Afterlives of the Saints: Hagiography, Typology, and Renaissance Literature. Stanford University Press, 1996. ISBN 978-0804726436
  • Citizen-Saints: Shakespeare and Political Theology. University of Chicago Press, 2005. ISBN 978-0226143521
  • With Ellen Lupton: DIY Kids. Princeton Architectural Press, 2007. ISBN 978-1-56898-707-1
  • With Ellen Lupton: Design Your Life: The Pleasures and Perils of Everyday Things. St. Martin's Press, 2009. ISBN 978-0312532734
  • Thinking with Shakespeare: Essays on Politics and Life. University of Chicago Press, 2011. ISBN 978-0226496719
  • Shakespeare Dwelling: Designs for the Theater of Life. University of Chicago Press, 2018. ISBN 978-0226540917


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  2. ^ a b c d Lindsey, Charity (October 31, 2018). "UCI professor's dedication keeps Shakespeare 'thriving' in O.C." LA Times.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ a b c d "Julia Lupton, Department of English". UC Irvine Faculty. Retrieved January 13, 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. ^ "Reinhard, Kenneth. Professor". UCLA Department of English Faculty. Retrieved January 13, 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. ^ a b c "Julia Reinhard Lupton". John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Retrieved January 13, 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. ^ a b c "SCHOLAR-IN-RESIDENCE: JULIA LUPTON". Center for the Humanities University of Wisconsin - Madison. Retrieved January 13, 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  7. ^ a b Adams, Annabel (May 21, 2019). "Cyber Shakespeare". University of California.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  8. ^ Oritz, Nicholas (February 6, 2018). "Honoring Shakespeare's Legacy with the UCI Shakespeare Center". New University.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  9. ^ Takahama, Valerie (May 10, 2018). "Shakespeare Season Has Arrived at UCI". Orange Coast Magazine.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  10. ^ "About Us". The UCI New Swan Shakespeare Center. Retrieved January 13, 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  11. ^ Lawhon, Cathy (June 4, 2018). "Artistic Exposure". UCI News.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  12. ^ a b "Julia Reinhard Lupton". The Mellon Summer School for Performance and Research. Retrieved January 13, 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  13. ^ Bharath, Deepa (October 17, 2017). "Amid rise in anti-Semitism, UC Irvine to open Center for Jewish Studies". The OC Register.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  14. ^ Green, Penelope (May 20, 2009). "Kicking the Tires". New York Times.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)