Laurie R Johnson

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Foreign Languages Building 2070C
Office Hours Spring 2019: Tuesdays 1-3 p.m. and by appointment
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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, Comparative and World Literature
Professor, Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory

Recent Publications

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 Verlag. 2019.

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. 2015.

Johnson, Laurie R Reenactment, Storytelling, and Ethics in The Act of Killing (2013). 2015.

Johnson, Laurie R "The Studies on Hysteria and the Haunted Past of Psychoanalysis". Lehmann, Florian (editors). Ordnungen des Unheimlichen: Kultur – Literatur – Medien. KONNEX, Studien im Schnittbereich von Literatur, Kultur und Natur. Wurzburg: Konigshausen und Neumann. 2015, 101-118.

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