Prof Laurie Johnson


Prof Laurie Johnson
NameProf Laurie Johnson
Email Addresslaurie.johnson@unisq.edu.au
Job TitleProfessor (English and Cultural Studies)
QualificationsDipEd QIT, BA UCSQ, BA(Hons) CQU, MA Qld, PhD Qld
DepartmentSchool of Humanities and Communication
AffiliationsCentre for Heritage and Culture
ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-2408-0602
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Biography

Laurie Johnson (he/him) is Professor of English and Cultural Studies in the School of Humanities and Communication. He is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, whose research and teaching focus on the uses of historical knowledge in the study of literature and other cultural forms, especially in the early modern period.

Employment

PositionOrganisationFromTo
Professor of English and Cultural HistoryUniversity of Southern Queensland20032023

Expertise

Shakespeare Studies, Theatre History, Cultural Theory

Teaching

ENL1000 Introduction to Literature

ENL3009 Shakespeare and Early Modern Literature

Fields of Research

  • 430304. British history
  • 470207. Cultural theory
  • 470504. British and Irish literature

Professional Membership

Professional MembershipYear
President, Australian and New Zealand Shakespeare Association
Shakespeare Association of America
International Shakespeare Association
Fellow of the Royal Historical Society
Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London
British Shakespeare Association
Society for Renaissance Studies
DipEd
QIT
1988
BA
UCSQ
1991
BA(Hons)
CQU
1992
MA
Qld
1995
PhD
Qld
2000

Current Supervisions

Research TitleSupervisor TypeLevel of StudyCommenced
The Cultural Representation and Mediation of Post-war Japan by American Japanophiles and AesthetesPrincipal SupervisorDoctoral2023
The Confluence of Climate, Demonism and Humouralism on the Early Modern StagePrincipal SupervisorDoctoral2022
The Application of Classical Verse Speaking Structures in the Training of an Actors VoiceAssociate SupervisorDoctoral2021
Trauma and Coloniality in Contemporary Australian and Chilean Women¿s WritingAssociate SupervisorDoctoral2021
The Voice of the Narod in Soviet-Era Trauma NarrativesAssociate SupervisorDoctoral2020
Between the Mundane and the Miraculous: Preternatural Phenomena in Shakespearean DramaAssociate SupervisorDoctoral2019
Lost Signifiers: A practice-led enquiry into the complex grief of parents of adult drug users using Art therapy to elicit and symbolise the unspeakable and then analyse in writing through a psychoanalytic framework to facilitate healing.Associate SupervisorDoctoral2019

Completed Supervisions

Research TitleSupervisor TypeLevel of StudyCompleted
Palimpsest and Metonym: Early Modern Variants of the Leir StoryPrincipal SupervisorDoctoral2023
'The Vices Male and Female': Rethinking the Vice on the Elizabethan and Jacobean stageAssociate SupervisorDoctoral2020
Performing biography: Creating, embodying and shifting historyAssociate SupervisorDoctoral2019
In Shelley's wake: Tracing two centuries of impactPrincipal SupervisorDoctoral2018
Living History: Myth, representation and dramatising Catherine the greatAssociate SupervisorDoctoral2017
Artist as Rhetor: Strategies for the Visual Communication of Artistic and Scientific ConceptsAssociate SupervisorDoctoral2016

Leicester's Men and their Plays: An Early Elizabethan Playing Company and its Legacy

Johnson, Laurie. 2023. Leicester's Men and their Plays: An Early Elizabethan Playing Company and its Legacy. United Kingdom. Cambridge University Press.

Playhouses and performance

Johnson, Laurie. 2023. "Playhouses and performance." Michelle, Dowd M. and Rutter, Tom (ed.) The Arden Handbook of Shakespeare and Early Modern Drama: Perspectives on Culture, Performance and Identity. London, United Kingdom. Bloomsbury Academic. pp. 129-146

Introduction: Properties of Matter and Performance

Tavares, Elizabeth E., MacLeod, Emily and Johnson, Laurie. 2023. "Introduction: Properties of Matter and Performance." Shakespeare. 19 (1), pp. 1-7. https://doi.org/10.1080/17450918.2023.2183085

The Nose Plays: Nasiform Negotiations at Newington Butts

Johnson, Laurie. 2023. "The Nose Plays: Nasiform Negotiations at Newington Butts." Shakespeare. 19 (1), pp. 24-37. https://doi.org/10.1080/17450918.2023.2183086

Access Points: Stage, Space, and/as Interface in the Early Modern Playhouses

Johnson, Laurie. 2023. "Access Points: Stage, Space, and/as Interface in the Early Modern Playhouses." Werier, Clifford and Budra, Paul (ed.) The Routledge Handbook of Shakespeare and Interface. United States. Routledge. pp. 285-296

Why Shakespeare Should Change as Well as Challenge

Johnson, Laurie. 2022. "Why Shakespeare Should Change as Well as Challenge." English in Australia. 57 (2), pp. 13-21.

Reassessing Early Theatre Patronage with New Perspectives on John Dudley

Johnson, Laurie. 2022. "Reassessing Early Theatre Patronage with New Perspectives on John Dudley." Shakespeare Studies: an annual gathering of research, criticism and review. 50, pp. 153-171.

Ancestry.com [Digital resource review]

Johnson, Laurie. 2022. "Ancestry.com [Digital resource review]." Early Modern Digital Review. 4 (4), pp. 250-254. https://doi.org/10.33137/rr.v44i4.38657

Unique Lines and the Ambient Heart of Q1 Hamlet

Johnson, Laurie. 2022. "Unique Lines and the Ambient Heart of Q1 Hamlet." Bourus, Terri (ed.) Shakespeare and the First Hamlet. United States. Berghahn Books. pp. 162-179

The location of Cultural Studies: a contextually contingent account of Cultural Studies’ praxis

Hickey, Andrew and Johnson, Laurie. 2022. "The location of Cultural Studies: a contextually contingent account of Cultural Studies’ praxis." Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies. https://doi.org/10.1080/10304312.2022.2071838

'The end of all': how a forgotten map helped us forget Newington Butts

Johnson, Laurie. 2020. "'The end of all': how a forgotten map helped us forget Newington Butts." Norrie, Aidan and Houlahan, Mark (ed.) New directions in early modern English drama: edges, spaces, intersections. Berlin / Boston. De Gruyter Open Sp. z o.o.. pp. 151-174

Puck, Philostrate and the locus of A Midsummer Night's Dream's topical allegory

Johnson, Laurie. 2020. "Puck, Philostrate and the locus of A Midsummer Night's Dream's topical allegory." Bladen, Victoria and Brailowsky, Yan (ed.) Shakespeare and the supernatural. Manchester, United Kingdom. Manchester University Press. pp. 157-172

Not So Tedious Ways to Think about the Locations of the Early Playhouses

Johnson, Laurie. 2020. "Not So Tedious Ways to Think about the Locations of the Early Playhouses." Hopkins, Lisa and Angus, Bill (ed.) Reading the Road, from Shakespeare's Crossways to Bunyan's Highways. Edinburgh, United Kingdom. Edinburgh University Press. pp. 107-126

Bowen's recesses: from realism to inter-objectivity

Johnson, Laurie. 2019. "Bowen's recesses: from realism to inter-objectivity." Gildersleeve, Jessica and Smith, Patrica Juliana (ed.) Elizabeth Bowen: theory, thought and things. Edinburgh. Edinburgh University Press. pp. 127-144

From guilds to state censors: early modern stationers, regulation, and printing plays

Johnson, Laurie. 2019. "From guilds to state censors: early modern stationers, regulation, and printing plays." Baker, Dallas John, Brien, Donna Lee and Webb, Jen (ed.) Publishing and culture. Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom. Cambridge Scholars Publishing. pp. 260-273

Unique lines and the ambient heart of Q1 Hamlet

Johnson, Laurie. 2019. "Unique lines and the ambient heart of Q1 Hamlet." Critical Survey. 31 (1/2), pp. 130-143. https://doi.org/10.3167/cs.2019.31010210

Thomas Cavendish on the early modern stage

Johnson, Laurie and McInnis, David. 2018. "Thomas Cavendish on the early modern stage." Notes & Queries. https://doi.org/10.1093/notesj/gjy139

Who performed at Newington Butts in 1586?

Johnson, Laurie. 2018. "Who performed at Newington Butts in 1586?" Early Theatre: a journal associated with the Records of Early English Drama. 21 (2), pp. 29-48. https://doi.org/10.12745/et.21.2.3581

Shakespeare source study in the age of Google: revisiting Greenblatt's elephants and Horatio's ground

Greatley-Hirsch, Brett and Johnson, Laurie. 2018. "Shakespeare source study in the age of Google: revisiting Greenblatt's elephants and Horatio's ground." Britton, Dennis Austin and Walter, Melissa (ed.) Rethinking Shakespeare Source Study: Audiences, Authors, and Digital Technologies. United States. Routledge. pp. 253-278

Shakespeare's lost playhouse: eleven days at Newington Butts

Johnson, Laurie. 2018. Shakespeare's lost playhouse: eleven days at Newington Butts. New York. Routledge.

The two names of Newington Butts

Johnson, Laurie. 2017. "The two names of Newington Butts." Shakespeare Quarterly. 68 (2), pp. 192-198. https://doi.org/10.1353/shq.2017.0019

Pictures of Lyly: digital corruptions and biographical truths

Johnson, Laurie. 2017. "Pictures of Lyly: digital corruptions and biographical truths." Baker, Dallas john, Brien, Donna Lee and Sulway, Nike (ed.) Recovering history through fact and fiction: forgotten lives. Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. Cambridge Scholars Publishing. pp. 146-157

The possibility of saying in the early modern playhouses

Johnson, Laurie. 2017. "The possibility of saying in the early modern playhouses." Textual Practice. https://doi.org/10.1080/0950236X.2016.1277258

Caesar in Elsinore and elsewhere: topicality and Roman history

Johnson, Laurie. 2016. "Caesar in Elsinore and elsewhere: topicality and Roman history." Early Modern Literary Studies: a journal of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century English literature.

Pedagogy, place and performance: the role of touring performing arts in regional Queensland - a review of Opera Queensland’s project Rossini

Hickey, Andrew, Johnson, Laurie, Scollen, Rebecca and Forbes, Melissa. 2016. Pedagogy, place and performance: the role of touring performing arts in regional Queensland - a review of Opera Queensland’s project Rossini. Toowoomba, Australia. University of Southern Queensland.

Borrowed robes and garbled transmissions: echoes of Shakespeare's dwarfish thief

Johnson, Laurie. 2016. "Borrowed robes and garbled transmissions: echoes of Shakespeare's dwarfish thief." TEXT: Journal of Writing and Writing Courses. 20 (Special Issue 36), pp. 1-17. https://doi.org/10.52086/001c.27049

The distributed consciousness of Shakespeare's theatre

Johnson, Laurie. 2016. "The distributed consciousness of Shakespeare's theatre." Budra, Paul and Werier, Clifford (ed.) Shakespeare and consciousness. New York. Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 119-138

Unremembered: memorial, sentimentality, dislocation

Johnson, Laurie. 2015. "Unremembered: memorial, sentimentality, dislocation." Goodall, Jane and Lee, Christopher (ed.) Trauma and public memory. London. Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 70-84

Quaint knowledge: a 'body-mind' pattern across Shakespeare's career

Johnson, Laurie. 2014. "Quaint knowledge: a 'body-mind' pattern across Shakespeare's career." Kambaskovic, Danijela (ed.) Conjunctions of Mind, Soul and Body from Plato to the Enlightenment. Germany. Springer. pp. 279-301

Re-cognising the body-mind in Shakespeare's theatre [Introduction]

Johnson, Laurie, Sutton, John and Tribble, Evelyn. 2014. "Re-cognising the body-mind in Shakespeare's theatre [Introduction]." Johnson, Laurie, Sutton, John and Tribble, Evelyn (ed.) Embodied cognition and Shakespeare's theatre: the early modern body-mind. Abingdon, OX. United Kingdom. Routledge. pp. 1-12

Cogito Ergo Theatrum: Redistributing Cognition on the Early Modern Stage

Johnson, Laurie. 2014. "Cogito Ergo Theatrum: Redistributing Cognition on the Early Modern Stage ." Johnson, Laurie, Sutton, John and Tribble, Evelyn (ed.) Embodied cognition and Shakespeare's theatre: the early modern body-mind. United Kingdom. Routledge. pp. 216-234

Embodied cognition and Shakespeare's theatre: the early modern body-mind

Johnson, Laurie, Sutton, John and Tribble, Evelyn (ed.) 2014. Embodied cognition and Shakespeare's theatre: the early modern body-mind. United Kingdom. Routledge.

The Tain of Hamlet

Johnson, Laurie. 2013. The Tain of Hamlet. Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Unthinking Hamlet: stage, page, and critical thought

Johnson, Laurie. 2013. "Unthinking Hamlet: stage, page, and critical thought." Flaherty, Kate, Gay, Penny and Semler, L. E. (ed.) Teaching Shakespeare beyond the centre: Australasian perspectives. Basingstoke, Hants. United Kingdom. Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 63-74

Cryptonymic secretion: on the kind-ness of strangers

Johnson, Laurie. 2013. "Cryptonymic secretion: on the kind-ness of strangers." Thwaites, Tony and Seaboyer, Judith (ed.) Re-reading Derrida: perspectives on mourning and its hospitalities. Lanham, MD. United States. Lexington Books. pp. 117-129

Spectral machinery (or beyond essence and system)

Johnson, Laurie. 2012. "Spectral machinery (or beyond essence and system)." The Journal of Philosophy. 7 (17), pp. 40-59. https://doi.org/10.5840/jphilnepal20127175

'To pay our wonted tribute,' or topical specificity in Cymbeline

Johnson, Laurie. 2012. "'To pay our wonted tribute,' or topical specificity in Cymbeline." Harmes, Marcus K., Henderson, Lindsay, Harmes, Barbara and Antonio, Amy (ed.) The British World: Religion, Memory, Society, Culture (2012). Toowoomba, Australia 02 - 05 Jul 2012 Toowoomba, Australia.

Between form and function: history and identity in the blogosphere

Johnson, Laurie. 2012. "Between form and function: history and identity in the blogosphere." Cultural Studies Review. 18 (1), pp. 59-85.

O, let me view his visage, being dead: decapitation and the legitimating of power in early modern England

Harmes, Marcus. 2011. "O, let me view his visage, being dead: decapitation and the legitimating of power in early modern England." Johnson, Laurie and Chalk, Darryl (ed.) 1st Shakespearean Reverie Symposium 2011. Toowoomba, Australia 06 - 08 Oct 2011 Toowoomba, Australia.

Rapt in secret studies and emergence in Shakespeare studies [Introduction]

Chalk, Darryl and Johnson, Laurie. 2010. "Rapt in secret studies and emergence in Shakespeare studies [Introduction]." Chalk, Darryl and Johnson, Laurie (ed.) Rapt in secret studies: emerging Shakespeares. Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. Cambridge Scholars Publishing. pp. 1-8

Rapt in secret studies: emerging Shakespeares

Chalk, Darryl and Johnson, Laurie (ed.) 2010. Rapt in secret studies: emerging Shakespeares. Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Shakespeare's gifts: self-fashioning, authorising, Stephen Greenblatt

Johnson, Laurie. 2010. "Shakespeare's gifts: self-fashioning, authorising, Stephen Greenblatt." Chalk, Darryl and Johnson, Laurie (ed.) Rapt in secret studies: emerging Shakespeares. Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kigndom. Cambridge Scholars Publishing. pp. 329-346

GUI faces/sticky ethics

Johnson, Laurie. 2010. "GUI faces/sticky ethics." Transformations.

A ghost of a chance, after all

Johnson, Laurie. 2009. "A ghost of a chance, after all." Derrida Today. 2 (2), pp. 166-176. https://doi.org/10.3366/E1754850009000505

"Nobler in the mind": The emergence of early modern anxiety

Johnson, Laurie. 2009. ""Nobler in the mind": The emergence of early modern anxiety." AUMLA: Journal of the Australasian Universities Language and Literature Association. pp. 141-156.

Differing returns: on history, bodies and early modern lives

Johnson, Laurie. 2009. "Differing returns: on history, bodies and early modern lives." Early Modern Literary Studies: a journal of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century English literature.

The idea of deep surfaces in cultural studies

Johnson, Laurie. 2009. "The idea of deep surfaces in cultural studies." International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences. 3 (12), pp. 105-111.

Rape and the Memex

Johnson, Laurie. 2008. "Rape and the Memex." Refractory: a journal of entertainment media. 13.

The Unstated

Johnson, Laurie. 2007. "The Unstated ." Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies. 21 (4), pp. 521-531. https://doi.org/10.1080/10304310701629987

Ill-disciplined (bodies of thought)

Johnson, Laurie. 2007. "Ill-disciplined (bodies of thought)." International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences. 2 (1), pp. 37-42.

Face-interface or the prospect of a virtual ethics

Johnson, Laurie. 2007. "Face-interface or the prospect of a virtual ethics." Ethical Space: the international journal of communication ethics. 4 (1/2), pp. 49-56.

Speculations on the emergence of a cultural practice

Johnson, Laurie. 2007. "Speculations on the emergence of a cultural practice." Mead, David and Frelik, Pawel (ed.) Playing the universe: games and gaming in science fiction. Lublin. Maria Curie-Sklodowska University Press. pp. 177-193

The unstated

Johnson, Laurie. 2006. "The unstated." Cultural Studies Association of Australasia Annual Conference (CSAA 2006). Canberra, Australia 06 - 08 Dec 2006

I wish to dream and other impossible effects of the crypt

Johnson, Laurie. 2005. "I wish to dream and other impossible effects of the crypt." Psychoanalytic Review. 92 (5), pp. 735-746. https://doi.org/10.1521/prev.2005.92.5.701

Out of the shadow of Brisbane: CBD development and local identity

Johnson, Laurie. 2004. "Out of the shadow of Brisbane: CBD development and local identity." Eucalypt: The Australian Studies Centre Journal. 3, pp. 49-60.

Agency, beyond strange cultural loops

Johnson, Laurie. 2002. "Agency, beyond strange cultural loops." M/C Journal: A Journal of Media and Culture. 5 (4).

Thinking beyond the brain: embodiment and the psycho-somatic

Johnson, Laurie. 2002. "Thinking beyond the brain: embodiment and the psycho-somatic." International Journal of Critical Psychology. 5, pp. 51-70.

The Wolf Man's burden

Johnson, Laurie. 2001. The Wolf Man's burden. New York, USA. Cornell University Press.

Sick puppies and other unbecoming things

Johnson, Laurie. 2001. "Sick puppies and other unbecoming things." M/C Journal: A Journal of Media and Culture. 4 (3).

RSVP

Johnson, Laurie. 2000. "RSVP." Paragraph: a journal of modern critical theory. 23 (2), pp. 157-172.

Tracing calculation [calque calcul] between Nicolas Abraham and Jacques Derrida

Johnson, Laurie. 2000. "Tracing calculation [calque calcul] between Nicolas Abraham and Jacques Derrida." Postmodern Culture: an electronic journal of interdisciplinary criticism. 10 (3).

Felix and Gilles's tempestuous, monstrous machine

Johnson, Laurie. 1999. "Felix and Gilles's tempestuous, monstrous machine." M/C Journal: A Journal of Media and Culture. 2 (6).

Dreaming 'My Death'

Johnson, Laurie. 1999. "Dreaming 'My Death'." M/C Journal: A Journal of Media and Culture. 2 (8).