Dr Christina Lupton
Associate Professor (Reader)
Email: C dot Lupton at warwick dot ac dot uk
Humanities Building, University Road
University of Warwick
Coventry CV4 7AL
Dr Christina Lupton is an Associate Professor in the Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies. Before coming to Warwick in 2012, she taught at the University of British Columbia and the University of Michigan. Her current project, "Reading Systems," has been funded by the Humboldt Foundation and takes its cues from Habermas, Luhmann, and Latour in focusing on the material effects of eighteenth-century reading practices.Her first monograph is on the subject of self-consciousness and media awareness in mid-eighteenth-century England, and looks at the way novels, poetry, graffiti, and sermons from the period draw attention to their own properties as surfaces. She has also written on "it-narratives" in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and on German and American literature.
Teaching and supervision
I am happy to supervise projects working at the intersection of Enlightenment philosophy and literary practice and interested more generally in the ways literary texts from all periods engage with their material and institutional contexts.
- 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.
- “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.
- “Marriage as a Literary Problem in Fielding’s Amelia.” Henry Fielding in Our Time. Ed. Alan Downie. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2009. 219-335.
- BA (Curtin)
- MA (Sussex)
- PhD (Rutgers)