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Professor Laurie Johnson

Professor Laurie Johnson
Name Laurie Johnson
Position Professor (English and Cultural Studies)
Section School of Humanities and Communication
Office Q208B
Location Toowoomba Campus
Phone +61 7 4631 1739
Extension 1739
Qualifications DipEd QIT , BA UCSQ , BA(Hons) CQU , MA Qld , PhD Qld

Fields of Research (FoR)

  • Literary Studies ( 200500 )
  • Historical Studies ( 210300 )
  • Cultural Theory ( 200204 )
  • Cultural Theory ( 470207 )
  • Historical Studies ( 430300 )
  • Literary Studies ( 470500 )
  • Cultural Studies ( 470200 )

Research interests
Cultural Studies & Theory;
Early Modern Studies;
Literary History;
Shakespeare Studies,
Theatre History

Professional memberships
President of ANZSA (Australia and New Zealand Shakespeare Association)
Member of ISA (International Shakespeare Association)
Member of SAA (Shakespeare Association of America)
Member and Former General Editor of the CSAA (Cultural Studies Association of Australia)

Industry affiliations
Editorial Board for the journal Shakespeare

Currently teaching courses/programs
ENL1000 Introduction to Literature
ENL2005 Shakespeare and Early Modern Literature
ENL3004 The Literary Canon
ENL8015 Working with Early Modern Pages and Stages
THE8001 Shakespearean Negotiations

Teaching experience(Tertiary)
29 Years

Administrative responsibilities
- Subject Area Coordinator (Humanities and Communication)
- Acting Head of School (Arts and Communication)
- School of Arts and Communication Management Committee
- Chair of Bruce Dawe National Poetry Prize

Publications in ePrints

Johnson, Laurie (2020) Not So Tedious Ways to Think about the Locations of the Early Playhouses. In: Reading the Road, from Shakespeare's Crossways to Bunyan's Highways. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, pp. 107-126. ISBN 9781474454117

Johnson, Laurie (2020) Puck, Philostrate and the locus of A Midsummer Night's Dream's topical allegory. In: Shakespeare and the supernatural. Manchester University Press, Manchester, United Kingdom, pp. 157-172. ISBN 9781526109064

Johnson, Laurie (2020) 'The end of all': how a forgotten map helped us forget Newington Butts. In: New directions in early modern English drama: edges, spaces, intersections. Late Tudor and Stuart Drama: Gender, Performance, and Material Culture. De Gruyter, Berlin / Boston, pp. 151-174. ISBN 978-1-5015-1821-8

Johnson, Laurie (2019) Bowen's recesses: from realism to inter-objectivity. In: Elizabeth Bowen: theory, thought and things. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, pp. 127-144. ISBN 978-1-4744-5864-1

Johnson, Laurie (2019) From guilds to state censors: early modern stationers, regulation, and printing plays. In: Publishing and culture. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom, pp. 260-273. ISBN 978-1-5275-2804-8

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Approved research supervisor in the area of:

  • Cultural Theory ( 200204 )
  • Cultural Theory ( 470207 )
  • Historical Studies ( 430300 )
  • Literary Studies ( 470500 )
  • Cultural Studies ( 470200 )