Faculty Profile

Edward Upton

Assistant Professor of Humanities

Mueller Hall Room 122


Edward Upton received a BA in English and American Literature and Language from Harvard University and his PhD in religion and literature from the University of Chicago, where he also taught in the Humanities Common Core and in the university's writing program.  His research centers on T.S. Eliot's poetic engagement with sources from ancient India, especially in The Waste Land. His interests include modern poetry, hermeneutics, literary criticism, the history of orientalism, the history of religions, and modern theology. He has lectured on Eliot's poetry at Oriel College, Oxford University. He teaches courses on "Theology and Literature", "The Devil and the Problem of Evil" and "Western Mysticism and the Allure of India" and "Religion and Contemporary Global Literature" in addition to teaching in the CC Freshman Program.