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Research Interests

Professor Johnson is a scholar of comparative literature with a specialization in modern Arabic literature and literary culture. Her research focuses on literary exchanges between Arabic and European languages in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the history and theory of the novel, and studies of transnational literary circulation and translation.

Prof. Johnson is now at work on "Visionary Politics: Revolutionary Transnationalism and the Aesthetics of the Arab Avant-Garde," which looks to the history of contemporary Arab literary styles since the 1960s. Similarly based on cross-linguistic exchanges, this book investigates experimental Arabic literature and art and their revolutionary attempts to envision alternative political futures throughout the decades-long transition from decolonization to globalization.

Education/Academic qualification

Comparative Literature, PhD, Yale University

… → 2010

Comparative Literature, MA, Yale University

… → 2007

Comparative Literature, MPhil, Yale University

… → 2007

Middle Eastern Studies, MA, New York University

… → 2003

Creative Studies (Literature) and Islamic and Near Eastern Studies, BA, University of California, Santa Barbara

… → 1999

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Research Output

Archive of errors: Aḥmad Fāris al-Shidyāq, literature, and the world

Johnson, R. C., Jan 2 2017, In : Middle Eastern Literatures. 20, 1, p. 31-50 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Scopus citations

    The already-globalized eighteenth century: Lessons from Arab translators

    Johnson, R. C., Mar 1 2017, In : Eighteenth Century. 58, 1, p. 127-131 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

    al-Fākhūrī, Arsānyūs

    Johnson, R. C., 2016, Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE. Fleet, K., Krämer, G., Nawas, J., Matringe, D. & Rowson, E. (eds.). 3rd ed. Brill

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary

    Importing the novel: The Arabic novel in and as translation

    Johnson, R. C., Jan 1 2015, In : Novel. 48, 2, p. 243-260 18 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

    3 Scopus citations

    Importing the Novel

    Johnson, R. C., 2014, On the Ground: New Directions in Middle East and North African Studies. Edwards, B. T. (ed.). Akkadia Press

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter