Dr Christina Lupton
BA (Curtin), MA (Sussex), PhD (Rutgers) - Associate Professor (Reader)
Eighteenth-Century literature in the context of media history, theories of the novel, it-narratives and material cultural studies. My first monograph is on the subject of self-consciousness and media awareness in mid-eighteenth-century England, and looks at novels, poetry, graffiti, and sermons from the period. I have also written on "it-narratives" in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and on German and American literature. Before coming to Warwick, I taught at the University of British Columbia and the University of Michigan. My current project, funded by the Humbold Foundation, is called "Reading Systems," and it takes its cues from Habermas, Luhmann, and Latour in focusing in new ways on eighteenth-century reading practices. I am interested in the intersection of Enlightenment philosophy and literary practice and, more generally, in the ways literary texts from all periods engage with their material and institutional contexts.
"Latour and the Eighteenth Century" a special issue of The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation. Co-edited with Sean Silver. Forthcoming 2015.
Knowing Books: The Consciousness of Mediation in Eighteenth-Century Britain, University of Pennsylvania Press: Philadelphia, 2012.
British It-Narratives, 1750-1830. 4 Volumes, Pickering and Chatto: London, 2012. General Editor: Mark Blackwell. Volume Editors: Mark Blackwell, Liz Bellamy, Christina Lupton and Heather Keenleyside.
Theory and Practice in the Eighteenth-Century: Writing Between Philosophy and Literature. Co-edited with Alexander Dick. Pickering and Chatto: London, 2008.
"Codex, Contingnecy, The Eighteenth-Century Novel," ELH (forthcoming)
with Alexander Dick, “On Lecturing and Being Beautiful: Zadie Smith, Elaine Scarry, and the Liberal Aesthetic,” English Studies in Canada (forthcoming)
“Giving Power to the Medium: Recovering the 1750s,” The Rise of the Novel: Redux, a special issue of The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation, 52: 3-4, Fall/Winter 2011. 289-302.
“Creating the Writer of the Cleric’s Words,” The Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies, 34:2, June 2011. 167–183.
with Peter McDonald, “Reflexivity as Entertainment: Early Novels and Recent Video Games“ Mosaic 43:4, December 2010. 157-173.
“The Theory of Paper: Scepticism, Commonsense, Poststructuralism” MLQ, 71:4, December 2010. 407-427.
“Surfaces and Depths in Gaskell’s Cranford” CRITICISM 50:2, Summer 2008. 235-254.
“The Knowing Book: Authors, It-Narratives, and Objectification in the Eighteenth Century” NOVEL: a Forum on Fiction. 39.3, Summer 2006. 402-420.
“The Sure Performance of Uncertainty: Franklin, Tillotson, Steele and the Plain Style” Eighteenth-Century Studies, 40.2, November 2006. 177-192.
“Two Texts Told Twice: Poor Richard, Pastor Yorick and the Case of the Word’s Return” Early American Literature, 40.3, October 2005. 471-498. Reprinted in Critical Insights: Benjamin Franklin, Ed. Jack Lynch. Salem Press: Pasendena, 2009.
“Naming the Baby: Sterne, Goethe, and the Power of the Word” Modern Language Notes 118.5, December 2003. 1213-1236.
“The Made, the Given, and the Work of Art: a Dialectical Reading of Goethe’s Die Wahlverwandtschaften,” New German Critique 88, November 2003. 165-190.
"Tristram Shandy, David Hume and Epistemological Fiction," Philosophy and Literature 27.1, April 2003. 98-115.
“Walking on Flowers: The Kantian Aesthetics of Hard Times,” ELH 70.1, April 2003. 151-169.
“Hierarchies of Vision,” Wasafiri 26, Autumn 1997. 21-27.
with Aran Ruth, “The Novel’s Poem Envy: mid-century Fiction and the ‘Thing Poem’” in Eighteenth-Century Poetry and the Rise of the Novel Reconsidered, Ed. Courtney Weiss-Smith and Kate Parker, Bucknell University Press (forthcoming)
“Marriage as a Literary Problem in Fielding’s Amelia.” Henry Fielding in Our Time. Ed. Alan Downie. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2009. 219-335.
with Tilman Reitz, “New Grub Street’s Self-Consciousness” George Gissing: Voices of the Unclassed. Eds. Martin Ryle and Jenny Bourne Taylor. London: Ashgate, 2005. 133-144.