Laurie Johnson works on eighteenth- through twenty-first-century intellectual history, literature, psychology, philosophy, and visual studies, with emphasis on Romanticism and its afterlife. She is the author of three books and numerous articles and essays. Her work has been supported by grants from the Fulbright and Humboldt foundations as well as by the German Academic Exchange Service. Johnson has won several teaching awards, and was named Helen Corley Petit Scholar at the University of Illinois for exceptional research and teaching while on the tenure track. She has taught and researched at public and private universities, a liberal arts college, and a community college, and has studied or researched at several institutions overseas, including the Universities of Cologne, Tübingen, and Regensburg, and the German Film Archive in Berlin. Johnson has coached faculty around the country for the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity's Faculty Success Program, and she was a Campus Workshop Facilitator for the NCFDD. She also was Visiting Professor for a year at the University of Ghent.
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Additional Campus Affiliations
Professor, Program in Comparative and World Literature
Professor, Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory
Interim Director, Honors Program, Office of the Provost
Interim Associate Director, School of Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics
Johnson, Laurie Ruth, Angelika Kraemer, and Carl Niekerk. "Introduction: German Fairy Tales and Folklore in a Global Context". German Quarterly. 2021, 94(2). 160-164. https://doi.org/10.1111/gequ.12172
Johnson, Laurie R "Romantic Apperception in Werner Herzog's Documentary Cinema". and Lenz, Felix Schramm, Christine (ed.). Von der Idee zum Medium: Resonanzfelder zwischen Aufklärung und Gegenwart. Inter/Media. Wilhelm Fink. 2019, 441-467. https://doi.org/10.30965/9783846763759_022
Johnson, Laurie R Forgotten Dreams: Revisiting Romanticism in the Cinema of Werner Herzog Screen Cultures: German Film and the Visual. Rochester: Camden House. 2016.
Johnson, Laurie R Animal Magnetism and the Haunted Past of Psychoanalysis. Das Unheimliche, Gespenstische und Spukhafte, 01 Jan 2015, Germany, Paper, 2015.
Johnson, Laurie R Reenactment, Storytelling, and Ethics in The Act of Killing (2013). Ethics of Storytelling, 01 Jan 2015, Finland, Paper, 2015.