Marguerite Johnson researches and teaches Classical Literature and Classical Reception Studies (the impact of antiquity on the post-ancient world). She is particularly interested in the ongoing dialogues between antiquity and modernity.
Marguerite is also interested in various facets of the Humanities in modern contexts, working on theory, art history, interdisciplinarity and practice-based research.
She also has a professional and personal fascination with myths, legends, story-telling, folk beliefs and their traditions.
Marguerite is interested in receiving applications from potential MPhil/PhD candidates to undertake research in her areas of expertise.
For more on Rosaleen Norton, featured in 'A Murky Cauldron,' see http://www.nationalgeographic.com.au/history/the-witch-of-kings-cross.aspx
For more on trigger warnings and teaching works such as Ovid's Metamorphoses, see http://www.abc.net.au/7.30/content/2017/s4644185.htm
Professor, The University of Newcastle
Ovid on Cosmetics: Medicamina Faciei Femineae and Related Texts, Bloomsbury
Witches in Time and Space: Horace and Landscapes of Fear, Hermathena
With H. Tarrant, Fairytales and Make-believe, or Spinning Stories about Poros and Penia in Plato's Symposium: A Literary and Computational Analysis, Phoenix
Boadicea and British Suffrage Feminists, Outskirts
Indigeneity and Classical Reception in The Voyage of Governor Phillip to Botany Bay, Classical Receptions Journal
Classical Reception Studies: Some Pedagogical Considerations, Classicum
What to Look for in a Mayor; or Classical Reception in the Coalopolis, Melbourne Historical Journal
Editor, with H. Tarrant. Alcibiades and the Socratic Lover-Educator, Bloomsbury
With S. Joseph, ‘‘An Orchid in the Land of Technology’: Narrative and representation in Lars von Trier's 'Medea'', Arethusa
With T. Ryan, Sexuality in Greek and Roman Society and Literature: A sourcebook, Routledge
Catullus 2B: The Development of a Relationship in the passer Trilogy, Classical Journal
Catullus 37 and the Theme of Magna Bella, Helios
Martial and Domitian’s moral reforms, Prudentia
Grants and Contracts
‘Our Mythical Childhood: The Reception of Classical Antiquity in Children’s and Young Adults’ Culture in Response to Regional and Global Challenges.’
European Research Council
'Plato's Myth Voice: The Identification and Interpretation of Inspired Speech in Plato'
ARC Discovery Grant
Australasian Society for Classical Studies
Culture, Gender, Sexuality (200205)
Latin And Classical Greek Languages (200305)
Comparative Literature Studies (200524)
Marguerite is the 2017 Australian Book Review Gender Fellow. For her essay on 'Picnic at Hanging Rock: 50 Years On,' please see https://www.australianbookreview.com.au/abr-online/current-issue/4472-picnic-at-hanging-rock-fifty-years-on-by-marguerite-johnson