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Brian Johnson

Degrees:B.A. Honours, M.A.(Manitoba), Ph.D. (Dalhousie)
Phone:613-520-2600 x 2331
Office:1917 Dunton Tower

Research Interests:

Canadian Literature
Literary and cultural theory
Paraliteratures: Horror, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Detective Fiction

Recent Publications:

“Canadian Psycho: Genre, Nation, and Colonial Violence in Michael Slade’s Psycho-Thrillers.”  Crime Fiction Canada: Essays on Canadian Detective Fiction.  Eds.  Jeannette Sloniowski and Marilyn Rose.  Forthcoming.

“Beyond the Lure: Teaching Horror, Teaching Theory.” Fear and Learning: Essays on the Pedagogy of Horror. Eds. Aalya Ahmad and Sean Moreland. Jefferson, NC: McFarland: 2013. 95-123.

“Libidinal Ecologies: Eroticism and Environmentalism in Alan Moore’s Swamp Thing.” Sexual Ideology in the Works of Alan Moore: Critical Essays on the Graphic Novels. Eds. Todd A. Comer and Joseph M. Sommers. Jefferson, NC: McFarland. 2011. 16-27.

“Maddin, Melodrama, and the Pre-National.”   (Co-Authored with Jennifer Henderson. ) Double Takes: Intersections Between Canadian Literature and Film.  Ottawa: U of Ottawa P.  Forthcoming.

“Son of a Smaller (Super)Hero: Ethnicity, Comic Books, and Secret Identity in Richler’s Novels of Apprenticeship.”  Canadian Literature 207 (2010): 26-40.

“How To Build a Haunted Nation: The ‘Cheerful Ghosts’ of Robertson Davies’ High Spirits.”  University of Toronto Quarterly.  78.4 (2009): 1012-28.

“Simulacra and Stimulations: Cocksure, Postmodernism, and Richler’s Phallic Hero.”  Canadian Literature 198 (2008): 12-27.

“Viking Graves Revisited: Pre-Colonial Primitivism in Farley Mowat’s Northern Gothic.”  Unsettled Remains: Canadian Literature and the Postcolonial Gothic.  Eds. Cynthia Sugars and Gerry Turcotte.  Waterloo: Wilfred Laurier Press.  Forthcoming.  (Reprint.)

“Beyond Regionalism: Wild Geese and the Northern Nation.”  West of Eden: Essays on Canadian Prairie Literature.  Ed. Sue Sorensen.  Winnipeg: CMU Press, 2008.  125-42.