Professor Marguerite Johnson

Professor Marguerite Johnson

Professor

School of Humanities and Social Science (Classics)

Career Summary

Biography

Marguerite Johnson is Professor of Classics.

RESEARCH EXPERTISE

Her research expertise is predominantly in the area of ancient Mediterranean cultural studies, particularly in representations of gender, sexualities and the body. She is especially interested in the ways in which the ancients write about women, sexuality and degrees of power. This research theme also underpins her other areas of enquiry, Classical Reception Studies, and ancient magic. 

1. Gender, Sexualites and the Body in the Ancient Mediterranean

In relation to ancient representations of gender, sexualities and the body, Marguerite has published four books, most recently Ovid on Cosmetics: Medicamina Faciei Femineae and Related Texts (Bloomsbury: 2016), selected as an open access publication, funded by Knowledge Unlatched, and listed in Bloomsbury Collections. Her sole-authored second edition of Sexuality in Greek and Roman literature and society: A sourcebook (Routledge) is scheduled for publication in 2022. She has also published several major chapters on this area of research, including the entry on Roman gender for The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Gender Studies (OUP: 2014) and 'Marked bodies: Divine, human, and bestial' for A Cultural History of the Human Body in Antiquity (Bloomsbury: 2010). Her research collaborations with Emeritus Profess Harold Tarrant include their edited collection, Alcibiades and the Socratic Lover-Educator (Bloomsbury: 2012), to which she contributed, 'The role of Eros in improving the pupil, or what Socrates learned from Sappho.' Her collaboration with Tarrant has also involved their contribution to the USyd-led ARC DP, 'Plato's Myth Voice: The Identification and Interpretation of Inspired Speech in Plato.' This project used recent discoveries about the language of ancient myths, oracles and allegories to understand similar discourse in Plato and the Platonic tradition (total funding: $314,557). Marguerite's contribution to the ARC project resulted in several publications, mostly concerned with Platonic eros and its representation in the definite expression of desire in the Classical Greek world, Plato's Symposium, including: [with Tarrant] 'Fairytales and Make-Believe, or Spinning Tales about Poros and Penia,' Phoenix (2014); [with Rick Benitez] 'Storytelling and Authority: Critical Poetics in Plato's Symposium' in Reflections on Plato's Poetics: Essays from Beijing (Academic Printing and Publishing: 2014), which was also translated into Mandarin; [with Tarrant] 'Porphyry and 'Neopythagorean' Exegesis in Cave of the Nymphs and Elsewhere,' Methexis (2018).

Marguerite’s research on gender, sexualities and the body regularly focus on Greek and Latin texts, particularly the poetry of Sappho and Catullus. She has written one monograph on Sappho (Bloomsbury: 2007), and was an invited panellist for 'The New Sappho on Old Age' for the 2007 APA Annual Meeting, which resulted in the edited collection, The New Sappho on Old Age: Textual and Philosophical Issues (Harvard UP: 2009) and includes her chapter, 'A reading of Sappho poem 58, fragment 31 and Mimnermus.' She has published widely on Catullus, including: 'Catullus 37 and the Theme of Magna Bella, Helios (1999); 'Catullus 2B: The development of a relationship in the passer trilogy,' Classical Journal (2003); 'Off with the Pixies: The Fey Folk of the Long Poems and Catullan Disclosure,' Classics Ireland (2006). Marguerite also edited the first Special Volume of Antichthon, which was dedicated to Catullan scholarship, 'Catullus in Contemporary Perspective' (2006) and has completed another Special Volume on the poet, co-edited with Dr Leah O’Hearn, 'Catullus in the Twenty-First Century’ (Antichthon 2021), to which she contributed the article, 'Catullus’ Fantastical Memories – Poem 68 and Writing Trauma.’ 

2. Classical Reception Studies

Sappho: The intersection between her research on Sappho and Catullus, and Classical Reception Studies is evident in Marguerite’s extensive publications on both poets in various cultural contexts post-antiquity, including 'Radical Brothers-in-Arms: Gaius and Hank at the Racetrack' in Hip Sublime: Beat Writers and the Classical Tradition (Ohio State UP: 2018), which discusses the influence of Catullus on the American poet, Charles Bukowski. On Sappho in Classical Reception, Marguerite has contributed two chapters, 'Baudelaire and the Classical Tradition: Virgil, Ovid and Sappho in Paris' and 'Sappho in the Salons,' for the collection, Remembering Paris in Text and Film (Intellect: 2021), which she co-edited with Associate Professor Alistair Rolls. She has also contributed two chapters to The Cambridge Companion to Sappho (Cambridge UP: 2021), 'Eighteenth and Nineteenth-century Sapphos' and 'Sappho in Australia and New Zealand,' and another to A Companion to Greek Lyric (Wiley: 2021) on 'Sappho and the Feminist Movement: Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries.'

Colonial Australia: Her research on Classical Reception Studies also involves its presence in colonial Australia, as evidenced in one of her chapters for The Cambridge Companion to Sappho. Marguerite has examined this topic in several publications, including her edited collection, Antipodean Antiquities: Classical Reception Down Under (Bloomsbury: 2019), which brings a group of scholars toether to explore this under-represented area, including chapters on literature, film, theatre and fine art. Marguerite's focus is primarily on how Indigenous Australians are represented through a classical lens in colonial contexts, as illustrated in her chapter in this collection, 'Black Out: Classicizing Indigeneity in Australia and New Zealand.' Other publications on this theme include 'Indigeneity and classical reception in The Voyage of Governor Phillip to Botany Bay' in the Classical Receptions Journal (2013), which was listed as an Editor's Choice publication. Marguerite was a keynote speaker on Classical Reception Studies at the inaugural International Symposium on Mythology (Ardahan University, Turkey) in 2019. Her lecture was entitled, 'Myths of Greece in Australian Colonial Art.' An expanded version of this lecture is available in the book of proceedings.

Practice-based Research: Marguerite's interests in women, sexuality and the body, present in her research in the field of cultural history also intersects with her work in Classical Reception Studies, informed by the methods and theories of practice-based research. Her research in this area is in collaboration with Professor Michael Ewans, with whom she has worked on two theatre productions: 'Love Magic: A research project and performance of a Greek play' (2019), which is a contemporary piece of research and theatre using the poem-mime, Idyll 2: The sorceress by Hellensitic poet, Theocritus. This practice-based research led to several peer-reviewed articles by Ewans, and Johnson, including Johnson's article, co-authored with PhD student, Nicole Kimball (RA on the project), 'Performing Theocritus' Pharmakeutris: Revealing Hellenistic Witchcraft' (Arethusa: 2022). In 2021, Marguerite worked again as dramaturg for Ewans' production of Euripides' Medea, which was performed at Newcastle Theatre Company. In 2022, she will research Ewans' production of Aristophanes' Lysistrata, to be performed again at Newcastle Theatre Company, and which will form the basis of their joint research into Greek sexualities and gender representations on stage in the context of the #MeToo Movement. Ewans and Johnson have also collaborated on research into other examples of Classical Reception Studies and Australian theatre, including their chapter, 'Wesley Enoch's Black Medea' in Antipodean Antiquities: Classical Reception Down Under (Bloomsbury: 2019).

3. Ancient Magic

The third strand of Marguerite's research expertise focuses on ancient magic and its female practitioners, which is embedded in her enquiries into ancient gender and, regularly, sexuality. Here she has examined witches in Latin poetry, particularly in the Augustan age poets in the articles, 'Witches in Time and Space: Satire 1.8, Epode 5, and Landscapes of Fear' (Hermathena: 2016); 'Ovid Versus the Witches: Spell Books and Didactic Poetry at War' (Classicum: 2022) and as an integral part of her monograph, Ovid on Cosmetics. Marguerite was also commissioned to write eight entries for the prestigious Encyclopedia of Witchcraft: The Western Tradition (ABC-CLIO: 2006), winner of the Roland H. Bainton Prize for Best Reference Book on the Early Modern Period (Sixteenth Century Society). Combining these aspects of magic and witchcraft, Marguerite has furthered this research by combining it with her expertise in Classical Reception Studies, as evidenced in the two practice-based research projects on Theocritus' Idyll 2 and Euripides' Medea. Other publications that bring all three strands of her research themes together include, 'The witching hour: Sex magic in the 1950s Australia' (Journal for the Academic Study of Magic; now Preternature: 2009); 'Pan or the devil? The polytheistic beliefs of Rosaleen Norton', Women-Church - An Australian Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion (2007); and 'Away from the light: Dark aspects of the goddess' in Pathways in Modern Western Magic (Concrescent Scholars: 2012). 

MAJOR PUBLICATIONS INCLUDE 

Sexuality in Greek and Roman literature and society: A sourcebook 2nd ed. Routledge: 2022.

Remembering Paris in Text and Film [edited with Alistair Rolls]. Intellect: 2021.

Antipodean Antiquities: Classical Reception Down Under [editor]. Bloomsbury: 2019.

Ovid on Cosmetics. Bloomsbury: 2016. 

Alcibiades and the Socratic Lover-Educator [edited with Harold Tarrant]. Duckworth: 2012.

Boudicca. Duckworth: 2012.

Sappho. Duckworth: 2007.

Marguerite has also published on aspects of teaching both gender and sexuality, and also Classical Reception Studies:

i] With James Bennett, 'Teaching entangled Australian sexual histories: Pedagogy and approaches.' History Compass: 2021.

ii] 'Classical reception studies: Some pedagogical approaches.' Classicum: 2013. 

ENGAGEMENT

Radio and The Conversation: Marguerite is an advocate for the promotion of her discipline and the Arts per se, and is a regular guest on ABC Radio and other stations across the country, discussing her research and, often, its various resonances in current news stories. Marguerite has joined ABC Radio National’s programme, God Forbid on several occasions, discussing aspects of ancient magic and folklore. She has contributed 28 articles to The Conversation, attracting 1,275,426 readers and 1,095 comments.

Podcasts: Marguerite was a regular guest on Season One of the podcast, Sweetbitter, an investigative history podcast with a focus on queer and women’s history. The first season discussed the truth and controversy of Sappho — her life on the isle of Lesbos, same-sex desire in ancient Greece, and Sappho’s legacy today.

Consultancy: Marguerite has been a consultant on various projects, including documentaries and journalism. She has acted as a consultant for The Smithsonian Museum’s documentary, Mystic Britain: Legend of the Warrior Queen. She was also historical consultant and interviewee for the award-winning Australian documentary, The Witch of Kings Cross, directed by Sonia Bible. The latter documentary is a biography of the Sydney-based witch, Rosaleen Norton (1917-1979), on whom Marguerite has published several articles exploring her interaction with ancient gods and goddesses from the perspective of Classical Reception Studies. Marguerite has also consulted on numerous magazine articles, including The Atlantic (on Sappho).

Peer-reviewing and publishing consultancy: Marguerite has been a peer-reviewer for numerous ARC DPs and DECRAs. She has also reviewed postdoctoral applications for institutions globally, including for the European Science Foundation. She regularly examines MPhil and PhD theses. Marguerite also serves on the Scientific Committee for the International Symposium on Mythology (Turkey). Marguerite is also a member of the editorial advisory board for a major digital project led by Bloomsbury Publishing: an online library that features a selection of undergraduate-appropriate Latin and Greek texts from the publisher’s student commentaries and the Aris and Phillips editions now published by Liverpool University Press.


Qualifications

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

Keywords

  • Classical Reception
  • Gender and Sexuality Studies
  • Greek and Latin Literature
  • Magic in Antiquity
  • Myth and Fairytale

Languages

  • Greek (Fluent)
  • Latin (Fluent)

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
430305 Classical Greek and Roman history 60
430309 Gender history 40

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

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

Membership

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/1/2010 -  Member - Directory of Researchers for the Australasian Classical Reception Studies Network Directory of Researchers for the Australasian Classical Reception Studies Network
Australia

Professional appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/3/2014 - 4/4/2017 Editorial Board. Journal of Gender Studies. Journal of Gender Studies.
United Kingdom
1/1/2000 - 31/12/2017 Executive Member - Australasian Society of Classical Studies Australasian Society of Classical Studies
Australia

Awards

Distinction

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

Prize

Year Award
2017 Australian Book Review Gender Fellowship
Australian Book Review

Professional

Year Award
2016 Understanding China Visiting Fellowship
Confucius Institute

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 (7 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2021 Remembering Paris in Text and Film, Intellect, UK (2021)
2019 Antipodean Antiquities: Classical Reception Down Under, Bloomsbury, London, 293 (2019)
2016 Johnson M, Ovid on Cosmetics Medicamina Faciei Femineae and Related Texts, Bloomsbury Publishing, 176 (2016) [A1]
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 M, Ryan T, Sexuality in Greek and Roman literature and society: A sourcebook (2005) [A1]

This Sourcebook contains numerous original translations of ancient poetry, inscriptions and documents, all of which illuminate the multifaceted nature of sexuality in antiquity. T... [more]

This Sourcebook contains numerous original translations of ancient poetry, inscriptions and documents, all of which illuminate the multifaceted nature of sexuality in antiquity. The detailed introduction provides full social and historical context for the sources, and guides students on how to use the material most effectively. Themes such as marriage, prostitution and same-sex attraction are presented comparatively, with material from the Greek and Roman worlds shown side by side. This approach allows readers to interpret the written records with a full awareness of the different context of these separate but related societies. Commentaries are provided throughout, focusing on vocabulary and social and historical context. This is the first major sourcebook on ancient sexuality; it will be of particular use on related courses in classics, ancient history and gender studies.

DOI 10.4324/9780203645826
Citations Scopus - 11
Co-authors Terry Ryan
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Chapter (25 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2022 Johnson MM, 'Sappho and the Feminist Movement: Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries', A Companion to the Greek Lyric Poets, Wiley, UK 484-495 (2022) [B1]
2021 Johnson M, 'Sappho in Australia and New Zealand', The Cambridge Companion to Sappho, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK 408-423 (2021) [B1]
2021 Johnson M, 'Baudelaire and the Classical Tradition: Virgil, Ovid and Sappho in Paris', ), Remembering Paris in Text and Film, Intellect, Bristol 39-58 (2021)
2021 Johnson M, 'Sappho in the Salons', Remembering Paris in Text and Film, Intellect, Bristol, UK 59-76 (2021)
2021 Rolls A, Johnson M, 'Introduction', Remembering Paris in Text and Film, Intellect, Bristol 1-20 (2021)
Co-authors Alistair Rolls
2021 Johnson MM, 'Eighteenth and Nineteenth-Century Sapphos in France, England, and the United States', The Cambridge Companion to Sappho, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK 361-374 (2021) [B1]
2021 Johnson M, 'Baudelaire and the Classical Tradition: Virgil, Ovid and Sappho in Paris', ), Remembering Paris in Text and Film, Intellect, Bristol 39-58 (2021)
2021 Johnson M, 'Sappho in the Salons', Remembering Paris in Text and Film, Intellect, Bristol, UK 59-76 (2021)
2020 Johnson MM, ''For the Children: Children's Columns in Australian Newspapers during the Great War. Mythic Hope or Mythic Indoctrination?'', Our Mythical Hope: The Ancient Myths as a Medicine for the Hardships of Life in Children s and Young Adults Culture, Warsaw University Press, Warsaw, Poland 145-157 (2020)
2019 Johnson M, 'Introduction', Antipodean Antiquities Classical Reception Down Under, Bloomsbury Publishing, London 1-10 (2019) [B1]
2019 Ewans MC, Johnson M, 'Wesley Enoch s Black Medea', Antipodean Antiquities Classical Reception Down Under, Bloomsbury Publishing, London 73-86 (2019) [B1]
Co-authors Michael Ewans
2019 Johnson MM, 'Black Out: Classicising Indigeneity in Australia and New Zealand', Antipodean Antiquities Classical Reception Studies Down Under, Bloomsbury, London 13-28 (2019) [B1]
2019 Johnson MM, 'Race and Ethnicity.', A Cultural History of Hair. Volume 1. Antiquity., Berg, Oxford 111-129 (2019) [B1]
2018 Johnson MM, 'Radical Brothers-in-Arms: Gaius and Hank at the Racetrack', Hip Sublime: Beat Writers and the Classical Tradition, Ohio State University Press, USA 97-115 (2018) [B1]
2016 Johnson M, Benitez R, 'Storytelling and Authority: Critical Poetics in Plato's Symposium', Reflections on Plato's Poetics Essays from Beijing, Academic Printing and Publishing, Berrima Glen Berrima NSW 171-190 (2016) [B1]
2016 Johnson MM, Benitez R, 'Chinese (Mandarin) Translation of 'Storytelling and Authority: Critical Poetics in Plato's Symposium''', Reflections on Plato's Poetics Essays from Beijing, Academic Printing and Publishing, Beijing 239-264 (2016)
2016 Sharkie T, Johnson M, 'Ancient Greek Natural Philosophy and the Roots of Erotic Ecocritical Contemplation', Ecocriticism, Ecology, and the Cultures of Antiquity, Lexington Books, Maryland 71-90 (2016) [B1]
2014 Johnson MM, 'Roman World', The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Gender Studies, OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, UK 523-528 (2014) [D2]
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]
Citations Scopus - 1
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]
Citations Scopus - 3
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Journal article (31 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2021 Bennett J, Johnson M, 'Teaching entangled Australian sexual histories: Pedagogy and approaches', History Compass, 19 (2021) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/hic3.12690
Co-authors J Bennett
2018 Johnson MM, Tarrant H, 'Porphyry and 'Neopythagorean' Exegesis in Cave of the Nymphs and Elsewhere', Methexis, 30 154-174 (2018) [C1]
DOI 10.1163/24680974-03001009
Co-authors Harold Tarrant
2017 Johnson M, 'Special Issue: Australasian Practitioners Editor's Introduction', Practitioners' Voices in Classical Reception Studies, (2017)
2016 Johnson MM, 'Witches in time and space: Satire 1.8, Epode 5 and landscapes of fear', Hermathena, 192 5-44 (2016) [C1]
2016 Rolls AC, Johnson M, 'The Stripper Castrated, or how Leigh Redhead's "Peepshow" Stages the Art of 'Being Both'', Clues: a Journal of Detection, 34 104-113 (2016) [C1]
Co-authors Alistair Rolls
2015 Johnson M, Rolls AC, 'Getting Under the Skin to Read the Signs: The Call of Classical Myths and Mysteries in Leigh Redhead's 'Peepshow'', The Australian Journal of Crime Fiction, 1 (2015) [C1]
Co-authors Alistair Rolls
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) [C1]
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
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2
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]
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]
2009 Johnson MM, 'The witching hour: Sex magic in the 1950s Australia', Journal for the Academic Study of Magic, 234-287 (2009) [C1]
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
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 5
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 M, 'Catullus 2B: The development of a relationship in the passer trilogy', Classical Journal, 99 11-34 (2003)
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3
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]
Citations Web of Science - 4
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 (24 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2020 Rolls A, Hamilton E, Johnson M, 'Paris and the Marginalized Author: Treachery, Alienation, Queerness, and Exile. [book review]. (2020)
Co-authors Emma L Hamilton, Alistair Rolls
2018 Johnson MM, 'How to Die: An ancient guide to the end of life by Seneca, edited and translated by James S. Romm. Princeton University Press (Footprint), $29.99 hb, 250 pp, 9780691175577 (2018)
2018 Johnson MM, 'Athens to Aotearoa: Greece and Rome in New Zealand Literature and Society (2018)
DOI 10.26686/jnzs.v0iNS26.4847
2018 Johnson MM, 'Athens to Aotearoa: Greece and Rome in New Zealand Literature and Society, ed. Diana Burton, Simon Perris and Jeff Tatum. Wellington: Victoria University Press, 2017. 362 pp. ISBN 9781776561766. $40. Anna Jackson, Pasture and Flock: New and Selected Poems. Auckland: Auckland University Press, 2018. 148 pp. ISBN 9781869408794. $34.99. (2018)
DOI 10.1007/s12138-018-0488-4
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 MM, 'Sappho c. 630 BC - c.570 BC: Greek Poet (2014) [D1]
2012 Johnson MM, 'David M. Johnson, Socrates and Athens. Greece and Rome: Texts and Contexts [Book Review]', Bryn Mawr Classical Review (2012) [C3]
2012 Johnson MM, 'Philip Freeman, Oh My Gods: a Modern Retelling of Greek and Roman Myths [Book Review]', Bryn Mawr Classical Review (2012) [C3]
2011 Johnson MM, 'Stavros Frangoulidis. Witches, Isis and Narrative: Approaches to Magic in Apuleius' Metamorphosis [book review]', Magic, Ritual, and Witchcraft (2011) [C3]
2011 Johnson M, 'Martial', CLASSICAL REVIEW (2011)
DOI 10.1017/S0009840X10003100
2011 Johnson MM, 'Martial (book review)', Classical Review (2011) [C3]
2010 Johnson MM, 'Sappho', The Literary Encyclopedia (2010) [D1]
2010 Johnson MM, 'Greek Magic: Ancient, Medieval and Modern', Classical Review (2010) [C3]
2009 Johnson MM, 'Witchcraft and belief in early modern Scotland', European Legacy: Toward New Paradigms (2009) [C3]
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 (6 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2019 Johnson M, 'Classical Myths in Australian Colonial Art: 1788-1930s', International Conference on Mythology: Conference Proceedings, Ardahan University, Turkey (2019) [E1]
2018 Bennett J, Johnson M, 'Has Toxic Masculinity affected progress towards lesbian and gay equality in Australia?', The University of Newcastle (2018)
Co-authors J Bennett
2017 Bennett JE, Johnson M, Featherstone L, Robinson S, 'Panel on Entangled Sexualities', University of Newcastle (2017)
Co-authors J Bennett
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]
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Creative Work (4 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2017 Johnson MM, Interview, Melbourne (2017)
2014 Johnson MM, Memories of Erinna (After Erinna), Boston, MA (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]
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Other (28 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2021 Johnson M, 'Friday essay: why Rosaleen Norton, the witch of Kings Cross , was a groundbreaking bohemian', The Conversation (2021)
2020 McLoughlin K, Bennett J, Johnson M, Betts D, Shaw G, Pepper B, et al., 'Waiting for Equality Research Team Submission in response to Religious Freedom Bills First Exposure Draft', . https://www.ag.gov.au/Consultations/Pages/religious-freedom-bills.aspx#w (2020)
Co-authors David Betts, J Bennett, Kcasey Mcloughlin
2020 Johnson M, 'Scarabs, phalluses, evil eyes how ancient amulets tried to ward off disease', (2020)
2020 Johnson M, 'Santa was a lady once is it time to bring her back?', The Conversation (2020)
2019 Bennett J, Johnson M, 'Why Dorothy's red shoes deserve their status as gay icons even in changing times', . https://theconversation.com/why-dorothys-red-shoes-deserve-their-status-as-gay-icons-even-in-changing-times-110187: The Conversation (2019)
Co-authors J Bennett
2019 Bennett J, Johnson M, ''Gay conversion therapy nearly killed me': Survivor backs NSW push for national ban', (2019) [O1]
Co-authors J Bennett
2019 Johnson M, 'Hidden women of history: Neaera, the Athenian child slave raised to be a courtesan', (2019)
2018 Johnson MM, 'Mary Beard and the long tradition of women being told to shut up', The Conversation (2018)
2018 Johnson MM, 'Guide to the classics: Sappho, a poet in fragments', The Conversation (2018)
2018 Johnson MM, Bennett J, ''Treatments' as torture: gay conversion therapy's deep roots in Australia'', (2018) [O1]
Co-authors J Bennett
2018 Johnson MM, 'Spells, charms, erotic dolls: love magic in the ancient Mediterranean', (2018)
2017 Johnson MM, ''A murky cauldron - modern witchcraft and the spell on Trump.' The Conversation.', (2017) [O1]
2017 Johnson MM, 'Elite companions, flute girls and child slaves: sex work in ancient Athens', The Conversation (2017)
2017 Johnson MM, ''The Truth About the Amazons - The Real Wonder Woman.' The Conversation.', (2017) [O1]
2017 Johnson MM, ''Why Grown-ups Still Need Fairy Tales.' The Conversation.', (2017) [O1]
2017 Johnson MM, ''Picnic at Hanging Rock: Fifty Years On.' Australian Book Review.', (2017) [O1]
2017 Johnson MM, 'The grim reality of the brothels of Pompeii', The Conversation (2017)
2016 Johnson MM, 'Should academics cite those who have breached moral and humane borders?', The Conversation (2016)
2016 Johnson M, 'The Witch of Kings Cross - National Geographic', (2016) [O1]
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)
2015 Johnson MM, 'Virgin Mothers and Miracle Babies', (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, Lawry 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 28
Total funding $376,563

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


20211 grants / $2,500

Research Output Scheme Funding$2,500

Funding body: College of Human and Social Futures, University of Newcastle

Funding body College of Human and Social Futures, University of Newcastle
Scheme 2021 CHSF Research Output Scheme
Role Lead
Funding Start 2021
Funding Finish 2021
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

20201 grants / $20,000

Faculty funding for external engagement in 2020 - Centre for 21st Century Humanities$20,000

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

Funding body Faculty of Education and Arts, University of Newcastle
Project Team

Dr J McIntyre (Director); Dr K Ariotti; A/Prof G Arrighi; Dr H Askland; Dr J Coffey; A/Prof N Cushing; E/Prof H Craig; Prof M Johnson et al

Scheme Faculty funding
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2020
Funding Finish 2020
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

20193 grants / $111,701

Faculty matching funding for UON PRC Scheme 2019 - Centre for 21st Century Humanities$100,000

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

Funding body Faculty of Education and Arts, University of Newcastle
Project Team

Dr G Arrighi; Dr H Askland; Prof H Craig; Prof P Dwyer; A/Prof J Gulddal; A/Prof M Harvey; Prof V Haskins (Director); Prof M Johnson; A/Prof B Palmer; A/Prof T Pender; Prof L Ryan.

Scheme Faculty funding
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2019
Funding Finish 2019
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

Waiting for Equality: Telling LGBT+ Stories about Marriage Equality in Newcastle and the Hunter, 2004 - 2019$9,995

Funding body: Janet Copley Bequest

Funding body Janet Copley Bequest
Project Team

Dr James Bennett, Professor Marguerite Johnson and Dr David Betts

Scheme School of Humanities and Social Science - Copley Bequest Pilot Research Fund
Role Lead
Funding Start 2019
Funding Finish 2019
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

International Symposium and Exhibition on Mythology, Turkey, 2 - 5 May 2019$1,706

Funding body: FEDUA - Faculty of Education and Arts, UoN

Funding body FEDUA - Faculty of Education and Arts, UoN
Scheme FEDUA Conference Travel
Role Lead
Funding Start 2019
Funding Finish 2019
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

20182 grants / $115,000

Faculty matching funding for UON PRC Scheme - Centre for 21st Century Humanities$100,000

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

Funding body Faculty of Education and Arts, University of Newcastle
Project Team

Dr G Arrighi; Dr H Askland; Prof H Craig (Director); Prof P Dwyer; A/Prof J Gulddal; A/Prof M Harvey; Prof V Haskins; Prof M Johnson; Dr B Palmer; A/Prof T Pender; Prof L Ryan; Prof R Smith (Deputy Director).

Scheme Faculty funding
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2018
Funding Finish 2018
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

Surveilling Bodies and Minds: Sexualities, Medicine and the Law in Australasian Contexts$15,000

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, Dr James Bennett, Dr Kcasey McLoughlin, Professor Joanna Bourke, Associate Professor Shirleene Robinson, Associate Professor Lisa Featherstone, Associate Professor Chris Bricknell

Scheme FEDUA Strategic Networks and Pilot Projects (SNaPP)
Role Lead
Funding Start 2018
Funding Finish 2018
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

20162 grants / $8,969

Classics in Colonial Australia$5,000

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

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Scheme FEDUA Strategic Networks and Pilot Projects Scheme
Role Lead
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2016
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

Understanding China: Visiting Fellowship$3,969

To conduct research into (1) specific English writers of the Twentieth Century (with a focus on retellings of mythology and fairy tales) and (2) the use of Reception Studies in Chinese Humanities (namely, the mediums in which canonical Chinese history, myths and legends have been recently appropriated in modern contexts such as films, artworks and other formats in order to compare the Chinese usage to corresponding usage in the West of ancient Greek and Roman history, myths and legends).

Funding body: Confucius China Studies Program

Funding body Confucius China Studies Program
Project Team

Marguerite Johnson

Scheme Confucius China Studies Program
Role Lead
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2016
GNo
Type Of Funding International - Competitive
Category 3IFA
UON N

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 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 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

Marguerite Johnson

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 N

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

Dr Marguerite Johnson

Scheme Pilot Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2014
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

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, Professor Marguerite Johnson, Emeritus Professor Harold Tarrant
Scheme Discovery Projects
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2014
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 Emeritus Professor Harold Tarrant, 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 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

Marguerite Johnson

Scheme Centre for Teaching and Learning
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

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

Marguerite Johnson

Scheme Equity Initiatives Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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, 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 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

Number of supervisions

Completed23
Current18

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2021 PhD Ovarian Poetics and Classical Reception Studies PhD (Classics), College of Human and Social Futures, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2021 PhD The Virtue of Sacrifice in Germanic Pagan Societies PhD (Classics), College of Human and Social Futures, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2021 PhD A History of ‘Gay Conversion Therapy’ in the West; From Psychiatry to the Church PhD (History), College of Human and Social Futures, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2021 PhD 'Mary, Our Mother: Marian Devotion in the Development of Malta's Nationalism' PhD (History), College of Human and Social Futures, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2020 Masters Athena's Gaze: The Crime and Punishment of Sexual Violence M Philosophy (Classics), College of Human and Social Futures, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2020 PhD Eco-psychospiritual Reclamation: Knowing, Being, Doing as Dreamer, Poet and Poetry PhD (English), College of Human and Social Futures, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2020 PhD The Amazon Queen Penthesilea in Antiquity and Modernity: A Classical Reception Study PhD (Classics), College of Human and Social Futures, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2020 Masters Playing with Fire: Interpretations of Fire in Pre-Christian, European Religious and Poetic Texts M Philosophy (History), College of Human and Social Futures, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2019 PhD The Necromancers: Interpretations of modern spiritualism as magic, occultism, nercromancy and witchcraft. PhD (History), College of Human and Social Futures, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2018 PhD The Game of Survival: The Adaptation of Classical Greco-Roman Mythology in Videogames PhD (Cultural Studies), College of Human and Social Futures, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2018 PhD Site of Violence: Comparing Dark Tourism in Europe, Asia and Australia PhD (History), College of Human and Social Futures, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2018 PhD Gender, Power and the Other: Images of the Witch from Homer to Harry Potter PhD (Classics), College of Human and Social Futures, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2018 PhD Workshopped Translations of Euripides' Helen and Iphigenia Amongst the Taurians PhD (Classics), College of Human and Social Futures, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2018 PhD Classical Madness: (Re)Presentation of Madness in the Ancient World PhD (Classics), College of Human and Social Futures, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2017 PhD Working Title Unknown Lands: An Investigation Into the Gendered Perception of Landscape Art Using a Feminist Approach to Challenge Existing Assumptions About Landscape Art by Western Women From 1800 to 1939 PhD (Fine Art), College of Human and Social Futures, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2017 PhD When Men are Dogs: The Development and Impact of the Ancient Werewolf Motif PhD (Classics), College of Human and Social Futures, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2016 PhD Gendered Discourses of Death in the Senecan Corpus PhD (Classics), College of Human and Social Futures, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2015 PhD Modern Dating Rituals in Australia, 1940 - 1970. PhD (History), College of Human and Social Futures, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2021 PhD Loves Last Token: Trace Objects PhD (Fine Art), College of Human and Social Futures, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2019 Honours Echoes of Rome: The American Founding Fathers and the Classical Tradition of the Late Roman Republic History, School of Humanities and Social Science - Faculty of Education and Arts - The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2019 PhD Revised Limits of Participation in Public Life: Roman Aristocratic Women from the Late Republic to the Early Imperial Period PhD (Classics), College of Human and Social Futures, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2018 Honours A Cure for Disenchantment: Smaragdum Thalasses Temple of the Order of the Stella Matutina, Havelock North and its Longevity, a Cultural History History, School of Humanities and Social Science - Faculty of Education and Arts - The University of Newcastle Sole Supervisor
2018 Honours Against Neaira’: An examination of the socio-political context surrounding the trial and prosecution of Neaira in Classical Athens History, School of Humanities and Social Science - Faculty of Education and Arts - The University of Newcastle Sole Supervisor
2017 PhD Judas Iscariot, Betrayal and Idolatry PhD (Religious Studies), College of Human and Social Futures, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2016 Honours Mayday Medea Language and Literature, School of Humanities and Social Science - Faculty of Education and Arts - The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2016 Honours Exploring the Role of the Woman in Ovid’s Metamorphoses History, School of Humanities and Social Science - Faculty of Education and Arts - The University of Newcastle Sole Supervisor
2015 PhD National Identity, the Auteur and the Greek World on Film PhD (Classics), College of Human and Social Futures, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2015 PhD "A Unifying Principle:" Pauli Murray, Biography, and the Quest For Identity PhD (History), College of Human and Social Futures, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2014 PhD 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) PhD (Classics), College of Human and Social Futures, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2013 PhD Vital Signs/Art and Wellness: The Hospital as a Mediated Site PhD (Fine Art), College of Human and Social Futures, The University of Newcastle Sole Supervisor
2011 Masters The Ghostly Experiences of Non-Indigenous Australians M Philosophy (Religious), College of Human and Social Futures, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2011 PhD Touching Magic: Deliberately Concealed Objects in Old Australian Houses and Buildings PhD (History), College of Human and Social Futures, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2008 PhD Rosaleen Norton's Contribution to the Western Esoteric Tradition PhD (Humanities), College of Human and Social Futures, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2007 PhD BIOS ~ ARTEMIS PhD (Classics), College of Human and Social Futures, The University of Newcastle Sole Supervisor
2007 Honours Dances with Deities: The Imposition of Political Hegemony though Narrative, Religious Ritual and Philosophy in an Imperialist Setting History, University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2007 Honours Honours Thesis: Representations of Egyptians in Ancient Greek Literature: Archaic to Classical Ages History, University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2006 Honours Shades of Life: An Interdisciplinary Investigation into Ghostly Phenomena History, University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2005 Honours Lars von Trier and the 'Golden Heart Trilogy' Literature, University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2004 Honours The Witch History, University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2003 Honours The Witch of Kings Cross Creative Arts Not Elswr Classi, University of Newcastle Sole Supervisor
2003 Honours Artemis and Rites of Passage History, University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
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Research Projects

Copley Bequest funds project that tells marriage equality stories of Newcastle and the Hunter 2019 - 2020

New project to examine local's experiences of the marriage equality debate and postal survey. 

A multi-disciplinary team of University of Newcastle researchers has received $10,000 Copley Bequest grant funding for a project that will capture and share locals’ lived experiences of the marriage equality debate and postal survey.

Led by historian Dr James Bennett of the School of Humanities and Social Science, the project team comprises Classics and gender, Professor Marguerite Johnson, lecturer in Law Dr Kcasey McLoughlin, and Social Work lecturer Dr David Betts and University Art Curator, Gillean Shaw.

Dr Bennett said current histories of LGBT+ people in Australia focus on Melbourne and Sydney but this project would be the first to focus on a regional LGBT+ community specifically in relation to the topic of marriage equality.

“The federal electorate of Newcastle produced the largest percentage vote (75%) for marriage equality in the 2017 postal ballot outside the capital cities,” he said.

“The major aim of the project is to help to tell a story yet to be told at an international, national and local level. The stories will be interpreted through a public exhibition to be held at Watt Space Gallery. The project will uncover many stories about this significant social and policy issue in the Newcastle and Hunter region, including: a detailed analysis of the postal survey vote; impacts on LGBT+ mental health; lobbying to bring about change, and the panoply of responses from both LGBT+ individuals and social groups.”

Dr Bennett said the project would make a timely and important social and cultural contribution by collaborating with industry and community partners to create a new and permanent resource that tells a previously unknown story about LGBT+ equality rights.


You Are Here Now 2009

You Are Here Now Digital Exhibition was an exhibition of LGBT staff and students, past and present at The University of Newcastle in 2009. It was funded by and Equity Initiative Grant and entailed a historical and photographic exhibition held in Special Collections, Auchmuty Library.


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Research Collaborations

The map is a representation of a researchers co-authorship with collaborators across the globe. The map displays the number of publications against a country, where there is at least one co-author based in that country. Data is sourced from the University of Newcastle research publication management system (NURO) and may not fully represent the authors complete body of work.

Country Count of Publications
Australia 23
United Kingdom 1
Netherlands 1
Sweden 1
United States 1
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News

Classics and Ancient History PhD Travel Scholarship Awarded to Tanika Koosmen

February 14, 2020

PhD student Tanika Koosmen has been awarded the inaugural Odyssey Travel Scholarship.

Classics and Ancient History PhD Travel Scholarship Opportunity

November 15, 2019

The Odyssey scholarship has been established to support student studying a PhD in Classics or Ancient History to increase their knowledge and understanding of the Greek and/or Roman world through travel.

Studying ancient Greek theatre in Greece: a PhD student’s experiences

September 18, 2019

Conjoint Professor Michael Ewans and Centre for 21st Century Humanities Deputy Director Marguerite Johnson’s PhD student, Jess Alexander-Lillicrap recently spent time in Epidaurus in Greece, workshopping Greek theatre.

Love Magic: A research project and performance of an ancient Greek play

September 16, 2019

What would an ancient Greek poem look like if it was performed now and is it relevant to a modern day audience? These are the questions that were explored in a research project involving a theatre performance of Love Magic.

Humanities researchers discuss open scholarship at a recent forum

September 13, 2019

The Centre for 21st Century Humanities recently hosted a forum where discussion centered on the benefits of, and challenges to open scholarship.

Copley Bequest funds project that tells marriage equality stories of Newcastle and the Hunter

May 17, 2019

A multi-disciplinary team of University of Newcastle researchers has received $10,000 Copley Bequest grant funding for a project that will capture and share locals’ lived experiences of the marriage equality debate and postal survey.

Halloween - From ancient festival to modern money maker

November 9, 2018

Two University of Newcastle researchers have weighed in on the myths and folklore of Halloween and its historical origins in a series of articles and radio interviews.

Conference examines surveillance of sexualities

October 1, 2018

This news story details the Surveilling Minds and Bodies Conference that was held in September 2018.

Conference to examine surveillance of sexualities

July 3, 2018

Surveilling Minds and Bodies conference to be held in Newcastle on September 12-13.

Classics researcher awarded inaugural ABR Gender Fellowship

May 26, 2017

Associate Professor Marguerite Johnson from the School of Humanities and Social Science has been named as the inaugural Australia Book Review 2017 Gender Fellow

Filmmaker to explore Witch of Kings Cross

September 3, 2014

Internationally-acclaimed filmmaker Sonia Bible will visit UON to explore archived documents relating to the ‘Witch of Kings Cross, Rosaleen Norton.

A tale as old as time

July 14, 2014

Sales assistant to Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

March 18, 2014

Leanne Glass never finished highschool but now, after completing the Open Foundation tertiary preparation program, she is completing her PhD.

Professor Marguerite Johnson

Position

Professor
School of Humanities and Social Science
College of Human and Social Futures

Focus area

Classics

Contact Details

Email marguerite.johnson@newcastle.edu.au
Phone 0432104884
Mobile 0432104884
Fax (02) 4921 6933

Office

Room CT224
Building CT
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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