3108 LCLB (School of Literatures, Cultures, and Linguistics), 707 W. Mathews Ave., Urbana, IL 61801
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 has published four 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.
Additional Campus Affiliations
Professor, Program in Comparative and World Literature
Professor, Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory
Director, Honors Program, Office of the Provost
Professor, European Union Center
Johnson, Laurie R, Angelika Kraemer, and Carl Hendrik Niekerk. "German Fairy Tales and Folklore in a Global Context". The German Quarterly. 2021. 94(2). https://doi.org/10.1111/gequ.12139
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 and Carl Hendrik Niekerk "Fascism in the Classroom in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix". and Rovan, Marcie Panutsos Wehler, Melissa (ed.). Lessons from Hogwarts: Essays on the Pedagogy of Harry Potter. McFarland. 2020, 155-169.
Johnson, Laurie Ruth. "Romantic Vision as Romantic History in Werner Herzog's Invincible". estetica. studi e ricerche. 2020, (1). 25–42. https://doi.org/10.14648/97254
Johnson, Laurie R "The Cinematic Afterlife of German Romanticism". Millán Brusslan, Elizabeth (editors). The Palgrave Handbook of German Romantic Philosophy. Palgrave Handbooks in German Idealism. Palgrave Macmillan. 2020, 317-344. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-53567-4_15