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Associate Professor Marguerite Johnson

Interim Head of School

School of Humanities and Social Science (Classics)

Connection lies in the story

Stories from Antiquity console us and connect us as humans through the falling in love, the heartbreaks, the sorrow and the celebrations.

Connection Lies in the Story

Associate Professor Marguerite Johnson, Senior Lecturer in Classics says it is her professional responsibility to research, preserve and share the great works and ongoing legacies of the ancients.

"The myths, legends and historical events of antiquity connect us all as humans, even if it is at times a tenuous thread. These stories touch us and remind us that we are not alone – the same emotions were experienced by people eons back and we may find a deep sense of comfort in reading the works of poets such as Sappho and Catullus, and the dialogues of philosophers such as Plato, all of whom speak with such clarity and beauty about the human condition" Johnson says.

"Take the words pain drips for example. That is all that remains of a poem by Sappho and in this instance I don't want to know what would have come next. These fragile, fragmented words, coming to us from thousands of years ago, cut straight to the heart."

Johnson's academic journey began at The University of Newcastle when she was awarded the University Medal in Classics. She later completed a PhD on the Latin poet Catullus and his representations of his lover 'Lesbia.' Since then she has worked here, inspiring others to engage with ancient lives – their beliefs, pleasures, pains and passions.

Johnson considers herself a feminist scholar, having been inspired by certain female Classicists of the 1980s and 90s who opened up antiquity in new and exciting ways by discussing women's lives and interrogating Greece and Rome through various feminist lenses.

"I'm very grateful to these women. They were, and still are, courageous and brilliant. They have mentored me without really knowing it and have given me a voice as a female Classicist. In many ways, their work shook up Classics because they looked at gender, sexualities, the representations of women and the lives of the dispossessed," Johnson says.

"I now strive to pass on their significant legacy to my students as well as the general public," she says.

Johnson has been involved in several public lectures and workshops, including a talk about love and lust in the ancient world (delivered on Valentine's Day), evenings where she shares ghost stories of the Greeks and Romans, sessions on myths and legends as well as writing articles for the print media. "Once I wrote a piece on love and framed the piece by retelling the tales from Plato's Symposium. It was wonderful to receive so many comments about how people enjoyed reading it – it's a testimony to the power of antiquity and how it can still speak to us."

Johnson says, "There is a yearning for history in society. A hunger to connect. And it is through the literature, the myths, the tales that much of the beauty of antiquity is kept alive. The past is brought into the future and we learn from and connect to it and its people."

Johnson is involved in various projects, particularly research on the influence of antiquity on Australia's colonial period. "You would be surprised by just how many classical interpretations are embedded in the early years of Australia's white history. The first colonial pictorial accounts of Indigenous peoples, for example, actually resemble Greek sculptures. Why has this been overlooked? Why did this happen? These are important questions that exemplify how recourse to antiquity shaped the colonial past."

Johnson argues that the value of antiquity can be witnessed "everywhere" in the modern world. "How nations were moulded, how the rhetoric of national identities evolved regularly have their beginnings in antiquity – the ideas, ideals, philosophies of the Greeks and Romans were often evoked to articulate nationhood, imperialism, politics, colonialism and by recognising this, we can contribute to current and future debates, pose questions, and look to antiquity for some answers."

Johnson is also writing a book on the Latin poet Ovid and his work Medicamina Faciei Feminae, or 'Cosmetics for the Female Face.' "It's an odd project actually, but something I'm really looking forward to. I am providing a new translation on the piece, a commentary and also looking at ancient as well as modern ideas and ideals of female beauty."

Johnson's academic career is marked by many successes and highlights. A pivotal moment was in 2005 when a new complete poem by Sappho was discovered. Except for one other complete poem, Sappho's literary genius remains fragmented. "The American Philological Society organized two panels of experts to discuss this precious discovery and I was invited to present a paper. The poem is about growing old and the organizers thought it would be appropriate to invite me as I was one of the youngest scholars in the world working on Sappho at that time." In 2012, Johnson was also invited to present a paper on Sappho and Reception Studies at Oxford University, an invitation that brought together two of her research passions – the Greek poet and research that focuses on retellings and reuses of ancient icons and literature. "I spoke about female playwrights, beginning in the 1800s through to contemporary times, who structure works around Sappho, reinventing Sappho, breathing new life into her and claiming her for their own." 

Johnson is also preparing for a trip to Beijing where she will be an invited speaker at a conference on Plato. Before that she is hosting a two-day conference and think-tank on Classical Reception Studies in Australia and New Zealand, which will bring together scholars and practitioners to discuss artworks, architecture and literature. "Once again, the ancient world is present everywhere here, and the conference will be the first of its kind to bring together people interested in discussing the ancient legacies in Australasian literature, theatre, film and architecture."

"Through my research, I always aim to articulate the debt of antiquity in the post-ancient world – particularly the modern world – bridging the gap between the past and the present. Sometimes, you think very little has changed, and in some ways that's true. We are all still human with the same desires, confusions, hopes and dreams. The ancients are our teachers, reminding us that we too are teachers to future generations, leaving our own legacies behind."

Connection Lies in the Story

Connection lies in the story

Stories from Antiquity console us and connect us as humans through the falling in love, the heartbreaks, the sorrow and the celebrations.

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Career Summary

Biography

Marguerite Johnson is Associate Professor of Ancient History and Classical Languages, and Interim Head of School, Humanities and Social Science.

Her work is inspired by certain cultural facets of antiquity, particularly the gender dynamics and sexualities of the Greeks and Romans.

She is also fascinated by the ways in which the ancients told stories via their folktales, fairytales and myth-making processes. How these stories have been transmitted by composers and authors - from Sappho to Plato, Catullus and Ovid – inform the basis of some of her research and teaching.

Ancient legacies expressed in post-ancient societies, particularly in an Australian context, is another research area.

Marguerite is also interested in interdisciplinary research incorporating and extending Classically-informed paradigms. Theory, modern retellings of tales, reinventions of myths, legends and various belief systems underlie some of her enquiries and her practice-based research. Her short stories on Clodia and Medea have appeared in Arion and her Catullan-inspired poetry in Tellus.

She is co-author, with Terry Ryan, of Sexuality in Greek and Roman Society and Literature: A Sourcebook (Routledge, 2005); author of Sappho (Duckworth, 2007) and Boudicca (Duckworth, 2012). She is editor of Catullus in Contemporary Perspective (Anticthon Special Volume, 2006) and co-editor, with Harold Tarrant, of Alcibiades and the Socratic Lover-Educator (Duckworth, 2011).

Research Expertise
Associate Professor Johnson’s research expertise is predominantly in the area of Greek and Latin literary studies, especially lyric poetry. She is interested in the representations of gender, sexualities and the body in ancient texts with particular attention to the ways in which the ancients write about women. She also works in Platonic studies, particularly in the area of Plato’s myth voice. In addition to these areas, Marguerite works in Classical Reception Studies, with an emphasis on Australian Indigeneity and Reception, the representations of particular ancient figures and their post-ancient appropriations (particularly Medea, Sappho and Boudicca), and Australian theatre.

Collaborations
Associate Professor Johnson is currently a research collaborator on the ARC Discovery Project, 'Plato's Myth Voice: The Identification and Interpretation of Inspired Speech in Plato,' with colleagues from The University of Newcastle, The University of Sydney and Monash University. This project uses recent discoveries about the language of ancient myths, oracles and allegories to understand similar discourse in Plato and the Platonic tradition. It attempts to render such discourse intelligible to those who may not hear myths in the same context or share the same cultural background as Plato's listeners.

Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours), University of Newcastle

Keywords

  • Classical Reception
  • Greek and Latin Literature
  • Latin and Greek literature
  • Magic in Antiquity
  • Myth and Fairytale

Languages

  • Greek (Fluent)
  • Latin (Fluent)

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
200510 Latin and Classical Greek Literature 50
200524 Comparative Literature Studies 50

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Associate Professor University of Newcastle
School of Humanities and Social Science
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/12/1997 -  Associate Lecturer University of Newcastle
School of Humanities and Social Science
Australia

Membership

Dates Title Organisation / Department
Executive Member - Australasian Society of Classical Studies Australasian Society of Classical Studies
Australia
Member - Directory of Researchers for the Australasian Classical Reception Studies Network Directory of Researchers for the Australasian Classical Reception Studies Network
Australia

Awards

Distinction

Year Award
2005 Distinguished Visiting Scholar - Centre for European Studies
The University of Adelaide

Recipient

Year Award
2005 Honorary Research Associate - Department of Classics and Ancient History
University of Sydney
1988 University Medal
University of Newcastle

Research Award

Year Award
2013 FEDUA Mid-Career Fellowship
University of Newcastle
2013 Vice-Chancellor’s Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning
University of Newcastle
2012 ARC DP
ARC (Australian Research Council)
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Book (4 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2012 Johnson MM, Tarrant HA, Alcibiades and the Socratic lover-educator, Bristol Classical Press, London, 254 (2012) [A3]
Co-authors Harold Tarrant
2012 Johnson MM, Boudicca, Bristol Classical Press, London, 157 (2012) [A1]
2007 Johnson MM, Sappho, Bristol Classical Press, London, United Kingdom, 176 (2007) [A1]
2005 Johnson MM, Ryan TJ, Sexuality in Greek and Roman Society and Literature: A sourcebook, Routledge, London, 236 (2005) [A1]
Co-authors Terry Ryan
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Chapter (7 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2013 Johnson MM, Johnson L, 'Toys', Things That Liberate: An Australian Feminist Wunderkammer, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle upon Tyne 205-210 (2013) [B2]
2012 Johnson MM, 'The role of Eros in improving the pupil, or what Socrates learned from Sappho', Alcibiades and the Socratic Lover-Educator, Bristol Classical Press, London 7-29 (2012) [B1]
2012 Tarrant HA, Johnson MM, 'Introduction', Alcibiades and the Socratic Lover-educator, Bristol Classical Press, London 1-6 (2012) [B2]
Co-authors Harold Tarrant
2012 Johnson MM, 'Away from the light: Dark aspects of the goddess', Pathways in Modern Western Magic, Concrescent Scholars, Richmond, CA 87-126 (2012) [B1]
2010 Johnson MM, 'Marked bodies: Divine, human, and bestial', A Cultural History of the Human Body in Antiquity, Berg Publishers, London, United Kingdom 185-215 (2010) [B1]
2009 Johnson MM, 'A reading of Sappho poem 58, fragment 31 and Mimnermus', The New Sappho on Old Age: Textual and Philosophical Issues, The Center for Hellenic Studies of Harvard University, Washington, DC 162-175 (2009) [B1]
2009 Johnson MM, 'Drawing down the goddess: The ancient [female] deities of modern paganism', Handbook of Contemporary Paganism, Brill Publishers, Leiden 311-334 (2009) [B1]
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Journal article (32 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2014 Johnson MM, Johnson, 'Stand in the Trench, Achilles: Classical Receptions in British Poetry of the Great War, (review no. 1681)', Reviews in History, (2014) [C3]
2014 Johnson, 'Josephine Balmer, Piecing Together the Fragments: Translating Classical Verse, Creating Contemporary Poetry. Classical Presences. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2013. Pp. ix, 271. ISBN 9780199585090. $99.00.', Bryn Mawr Classical Review, 2014.11.13 --- (2014) [C3]
2014 Johnson MM, 'David Hopkins, Charles Martindale (ed.), The Oxford History of Classical Reception in English Literature. Volume 3: 1660-1790. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2012. Pp. xi, 735. ISBN 9780199219810.', Bryn Mawr Classical Review, 2014.03.17 1-1 (2014) [C3]
2014 Johnson MM, 'Boadicea and British Suffrage Feminists', Outskirts: feminisms along the edge, 31 --- (2014) [C1]
2014 Johnson MM, Tarrant H, 'Fairytales and Make-Believe, or Spinning Stories About Poros and Penia in Plato¿s Symposium: A Literary and Computational Analysis', Phoenix, 68 291-312 (2014)
Co-authors Harold Tarrant
2014 Johnson MM, 'Indigeneity and classical reception in The Voyage of Governor Phillip to Botany Bay', Classical Receptions Journal, 6 402-425 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1093/crj/clt027
2013 Johnson MM, 'Classical reception studies: Some pedagogical approaches', Classicum, 39 6-14 (2013) [C1]
2012 Johnson MM, 'What to look for in a mayor; or classical reception in the Coalopolis', Melbourne Historical Journal, 40 13-24 (2012) [C1]
2012 Johnson MM, 'Lauren Hackworth Petersen, Patricia Salzman-Mitchell, Mothering and Motherhood in Ancient Greece and Rome [Book Review]', Bryn Mawr Classical Review, 10 55 (2012) [C3]
2012 Johnson MM, 'David M. Johnson, Socrates and Athens. Greece and Rome: Texts and Contexts [Book Review]', Bryn Mawr Classical Review, 3 7 (2012) [C3]
2012 Johnson MM, 'Philip Freeman, Oh My Gods: a Modern Retelling of Greek and Roman Myths [Book Review]', Bryn Mawr Classical Review, 4 37 (2012) [C3]
2011 Johnson MM, 'Stavros Frangoulidis. Witches, Isis and Narrative: Approaches to Magic in Apuleius' Metamorphosis [book review]', Magic, Ritual, and Witchcraft, 6 219-221 (2011) [C3]
2011 Johnson MM, 'Martial (book review)', Classical Review, 61 310 (2011) [C3]
2011 Johnson MM, ''Toothless intellectuals', 'the misery of the poor', 'poetry after Auschwitz', and the white, middle-class audience: The moral perils of Kosky and Wright's The Women of Troy (or, how do we regard the pain of others?)', Didaskalia, 8 65-74 (2011) [C1]
2010 Johnson MM, 'Greek Magic: Ancient, Medieval and Modern', Classical Review, 60 187-189 (2010) [C3]
2009 Johnson MM, 'The witching hour: Sex magic in the 1950s Australia', Journal for the Academic Study of Magic, 234-287 (2009) [C1]
2009 Johnson MM, 'Witchcraft and belief in early modern Scotland', European Legacy: Toward New Paradigms, 14 743-744 (2009) [C3]
2008 Joseph S, Johnson MM, ''An Orchid in the Land of Technology': Narrative and representation in Lars von Trier's 'Medea'', Arethusa, 41 113-132 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1353/are.2008.0002
2007 Johnson MM, 'Pan or the devil? The polytheistic beliefs of Rosaleen Norton', Women-Church - An Australian Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion, 141-144 (2007) [C1]
2006 Johnson MM, 'Introduction', Antichthon, 40 i-v (2006) [C2]
2006 Johnson MM, 'Guest Editor for volume of Antichthon', Antichthon, 40 1-117 (2006) [C6]
2006 Johnson MM, 'Off with the Pixies: The Fey Folk of the Long Poems and Catullan Disclosure', Classics Ireland, 13 23-58 (2006) [C1]
2005 Johnson MM, 'Book Review : Ancient Greek Love Magic', The European Legacy, 10 240-241 (2005) [C3]
2005 Johnson MM, 'Book Review : Sappho in Early Modern England: Female Same-Sex Literary Erotics, 1550-1714', The European Legacy, 10 528-529 (2005) [C3]
2003 Johnson MM, 'Cattullus 2B: The Development of a Relationship in the Passer Trilogy', The Classical Journal, 99 11-34 (2003) [C1]
DOI 10.2307/3298079
2003 Johnson MM, 'Making Silence Speak: Women's Voices in Greek Literature and Society', The European Legacy, 8 520-522 (2003) [C3]
1999 Johnson MM, Ryan TJ, 'Catullus' Epithalamia: Translation and Commentary. Part II: Catullus 62 - Hexametric Nuptial Song', Classicum, 25 22-27 (1999) [C1]
1999 Johnson MM, 'Catullus 37 and the Theme of Magna Bella', Hellios, 26 85-96 (1999) [C1]
1999 Johnson MM, 'Lectures and Tutorials: Some Professional and Personal Observations', The Teaching Review, 4 17-20 (1999) [C3]
1998 Johnson MM, 'Review: Eva Stehle, Performance and Gender in Ancient Greece', Classicum, 24 63-64 (1998) [C3]
1998 Johnson MM, Ryan T, 'Catullus' Epithalamia, Part One', Classicum, 24 36-46 (1998) [C2]
1997 Johnson MM, 'Martial and domitians moral reforms', Prudentia, XXIX 24-70 (1997) [C1]
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Review (13 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2014 Johnson MM, 'Roman World (2014) [D2]
2014 Johnson MM, 'Sappho c. 630 BC - c.570 BC: Greek Poet (2014) [D1]
2010 Johnson MM, 'Sappho', The Literary Encyclopedia (2010) [D1]
2009 Johnson MM, 'Sulpicia (50 BCE (?)-50 CE (?))', The Literary Encyclopedia (2009) [D2]
2009 Johnson MM, 'Apuleius (125 (?)-170 (?))', The Literary Encyclopedia (2009) [D2]
2006 Johnson MM, 'Oracles', Encyclopedia of Witchcraft (2006) [D2]
2006 Johnson MM, 'Crossroads', Encyclopedia of Witchcraft: The Western Tradition (2006) [D2]
2006 Johnson MM, 'Potions', Encyclopedia of Witchcraft: The Western Tradition (2006) [D2]
2006 Johnson MM, 'Lilith', Encyclopedia of Witchcraft: The Western Tradition (2006) [D2]
2006 Johnson MM, 'Necromancy', Encyclopedia of Witchcraft: The Western Tradition (2006) [D2]
2006 Johnson MM, 'Moon', Encyclopedia of Witchcraft: The Western Tradition (2006) [D2]
2006 Johnson MM, 'Night Witch, or Night Hag', Encyclopedia of Witchcraft: The Western Tradition (2006) [D2]
2006 Johnson MM, 'Hermeticism', Encyclopedia of Witchcraft: the Western Tradition (2006) [D2]
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Conference (3 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2010 Johnson MM, 'The New Sappho, Some Old Sappho, and Mimnermus', 31st Conference of the Australian Society for Classical Studies, Perth, WA (2010) [E3]
2007 Johnson MM, 'Poem 58 and L-P 31: The poetic 'body' and the body of Sappho', 2007 APA Annual Meeting. Abstracts, San Diego, California (2007) [E3]
2002 Johnson MM, 'the witch of kings cross: rosaleen norton and the australian media', as above, archives / auchmuty library university of newcastle (2002) [E2]

Creative Work (3 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2014 Johnson MM, Memories of Erinna (After Erinna) (2014) [J2]
2013 Johnson MM, Medea, Fitzgerald Gallery, New York City, 1966 (After Euripides and Bernard Safran), Boston, MA, USA (2013) [J2]
2011 Johnson MM, Clodia Muses, Boston University, Boston, USA (2011) [J2]

Other (8 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Johnson MM, 'A feminist nightmare: how fear of women haunts our earliest myths', A feminist nightmare: how fear of women haunts our earliest myths (2015)
2015 Johnson MM, 'An experiment in collaborative writing: day one', An experiment in collaborative writing: day one (2015)
2015 Johnson MM, 'Game of Thrones has reignited the Greek tale of Iphigeneia', Game of Thrones has reignited the Greek tale of Iphigeneia (2015)
2015 Johnson MM, 'Toil and trouble: the myth of the witch is no myth at all', (2015)
2014 Johnson MM, 'Reader beware: the nasty new edition of the Brothers Grimm', Reader beware: the nasty new edition of the Brothers Grimm ( pp.---) (2014)
2014 Johnson MM, 'When statues get frocked up, art is in rude health', When statues get frocked up, art is in rude health (2014)
2014 Johnson MM, 'Harking back: the ancient pagan festivities in our Christmas rituals', Harking back: the ancient pagan festivities in our Christmas rituals (2014)
2013 Johnson MM, Johnson M, 'A Clearer View on the Healing Power of the Arts', A Clearer View on the Healing Power of the Arts (2013)
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 19
Total funding $118,393

Click on a grant title below to expand the full details for that specific grant.


20142 grants / $5,689

Theorising reception Studies Down Under: Classical Reception Studies in Australia and New Zealand$5,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Project Team Associate Professor Marguerite Johnson
Scheme Pilot Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1400955
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Truth or Beauty: Poetry as Biography, Victoria University at Wellington New Zealand, 26 - 28 November 2014$689

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Project Team Associate Professor Marguerite Johnson
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1400993
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20132 grants / $20,000

Faculty of Education & Arts: Mid-Career Research Fellowship.$15,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Project Team
Scheme Faculty of Education & Arts: Mid-Career Research Fellowship.
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

FEDUA Pilot Project Scheme$5,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Project Team
Scheme Pilot Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2014
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20121 grants / $15,000

Plato's Myth Voice: The Identification and Interpretation of Inspired Speech in Plato$15,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Associate Professor Eugenio Benitez, Dr Julia Kindt, Associate Professor Dirk Baltzly, Associate Professor Marguerite Johnson, Conjoint Professor Harold Tarrant
Scheme Discovery Projects
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1101161
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

20112 grants / $40,000

The Voice of Myth in the Platonic Tradition: cultural origins, reader expectations, identification, and interpretation. $25,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Conjoint Professor Harold Tarrant, Associate Professor Marguerite Johnson
Scheme Near Miss Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G1001034
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Emerging Research Leaders Program 2011$15,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Marguerite Johnson
Scheme Emerging Research Leaders Program
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G1101046
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20101 grants / $10,000

Teaching & Learning Project Grant$10,000

Funding body: UoN

Funding body UoN
Project Team
Scheme Centre for Teaching and Learning
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20092 grants / $6,500

Equity Initiatives Grant$5,000

Funding body: UoN Equity and Diversity Unit

Funding body UoN Equity and Diversity Unit
Project Team
Scheme Equity Initiatives Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

The fairy tale after Angela Carter, University of East Anglia UK, 22-25 April 2009$1,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Project Team Associate Professor Marguerite Johnson
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0190137
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20071 grants / $1,500

American Philological Association, San Diego, 4/1/2007 - 7/1/2007$1,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Marguerite Johnson
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0187285
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20061 grants / $1,500

MEDEA; MUTATIONS AND PERMUTATIONS 17-19 JULY 2006$1,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Marguerite Johnson
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2006
GNo G0186476
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20051 grants / $1,086

2005 SW/TX Popular/American Culture Conference, 12-19 February 2005$1,086

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Marguerite Johnson
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0184982
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20041 grants / $2,400

Southwest - Texas Popular Culture Association / American Cultural Association Conference 7-10 april 2004$2,400

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Marguerite Johnson
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0183713
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20021 grants / $2,400

37th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Michigan, USA 2-5 May 2002$2,400

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Marguerite Johnson
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2002
GNo G0181721
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20013 grants / $7,318

Magic and the Occult in the Classical and Early Modern-European Ages$6,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Marguerite Johnson
Scheme Early Career Researcher Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2001
Funding Finish 2001
GNo G0181486
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

ASCS 2001 Conference, Adelaide 6-9 February 2001$427

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Marguerite Johnson
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2001
Funding Finish 2001
GNo G0180689
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

8th Interdisciplinary Gender Studies Conference, 29 June 2001$391

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor James Bennett, Associate Professor Marguerite Johnson
Scheme Conference Establishment Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2001
Funding Finish 2001
GNo G0180957
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19991 grants / $5,000

The Literary Witch: A Study of the Sorceress in Greco-Roman and Early Modern European Literature$5,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Marguerite Johnson
Scheme New Staff Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1999
Funding Finish 1999
GNo G0178419
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Current Supervision

Commenced Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015 Revised Limits of Participation in Public Life: Roman Aristocratic Women in the Late Republic, and the Emergence of Court Society in the Early Imperial Period
Studies In Human Society, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
2014 Ecocriticism and Greek and Roman Erotica: An Environmental Context or the Greek and Roman Erotic Experience
Studies In Human Society, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2014 Workshopped Translations of Euripides' Helen and Iphigenia Amongst the Taurians
Studies In Human Society, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
2012 The Portrayal and Implications of Feminine Ageing in Latin Literature
Studies In Human Society, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2009 The NT Picture of Judas Iscariot
Religious Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
2008 The Activist Life of Pauli Murray (1910 - 1985)
History, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
2007 Honours Thesis: Representations of Egyptians in Ancient Greek Literature: Archaic to Classical Ages
History, University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015 National Identity, the Auteur and the Greek World on Film
Studies In Human Society, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2014 Magical Techniques and Implements Present in Graeco-Egyptian Magical Papyri, Byzantine Greek Solomonic Manuscripts and European Grimoires: Transmission, Continuity and Commonality (The Technology of Solomonic Magic)
Studies In Human Society, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2013 Vital Signs/Art and Wellness: The Hospital as a Mediated Site
Fine Arts, Faculty of Education and Arts
Sole Supervisor
2011 The Ghostly Experiences of Non-Indigenous Australians
Religious Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2011 Touching Magic: Deliberately Concealed Objects in Old Australian Houses and Buildings
History, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2008 Rosaleen Norton's Contribution to the Western Esoteric Tradition
Studies In Human Society, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2007 BIOS ~ ARTEMIS
Studies In Human Society, Faculty of Education and Arts
Sole Supervisor
2007 Dances with Deities: The Imposition of Political Hegemony though Narrative, Religious Ritual and Philosophy in an Imperialist Setting
History, University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2006 Shades of Life: An Interdisciplinary Investigation into Ghostly Phenomena
History, University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2005 Lars von Trier and the 'Golden Heart Trilogy'
Literature, University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2004 The Witch
History, University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2003 The Witch of Kings Cross
Creative Arts Not Elswr Classi, University of Newcastle
Sole Supervisor
2003 Artemis and Rites of Passage
History, University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
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Harking back: the ancient pagan festivities in our Christmas rituals

December 8, 2014

Dr Marguerite Johnson, from the University of Newcastle's School of Humanities and Social Science, talks about the ancient historical traditions of Christmas in The Conversation.

The Conversation

Reader beware: the nasty new edition of the Brothers Grimm

November 25, 2014

Dr Marguerite Johnson from the University of Newcastle's (UON) School of Humanities and Social Science looks at the recently restored Grimm Brothers' original fairy tales – which are not intended for children.

The Conversation

When statues get frocked up, art is in rude health

September 10, 2014

Marguerite Johnson, from the School of Humanities and Social Science, talks about revered statutes and increasing number of artists who enjoy reinterpreting these masterpieces.

Rosaleen Norton

Filmmaker to explore Witch of Kings Cross

September 3, 2014

Internationally-acclaimed filmmaker, Sonia Bible will visit the University of Newcastle on September 5 to explore the University's archived documents relating to the 'Witch of Kings Cross', Rosaleen Norton.

PhD Leanne Glass presents at Oxford Symposium

A tale as old as time

July 14, 2014

University of Newcastle PhD student presents at prestigious international symposium.

Leanne Glass

Sales assistant to Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

March 18, 2014

Leanne Glass was working as a casual at a large department store when a colleague suggested she had the potential to be more than a shop assistant, and that she should look into the University of Newcastle's Open Foundation tertiary preparation program.

The Conversation

A clearer view on the healing power of the arts

December 27, 2013

By Marguerite Johnson, and Miranda Lawry.

Florence Nightingale was a practical, highly experienced nurse who advocated the role of beauty, aesthetics and nature in medical practice. She believed buildings with windows, beautiful views, central courtyards and light were imperative for the healing process.

Associate Professor Marguerite Johnson

Position

Interim Head of School
School of Humanities and Social Science
Faculty of Education and Arts

Focus area

Classics

Contact Details

Email marguerite.johnson@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4921 5189
Fax (02) 4921 6933

Office

Room MCLG21
Building McMullin
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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