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Margaret Johnson

Margaret Johnson

Professor of English; Director of Composition

Office: LA 235



PhD, English (1998), University of Oregon

MA, English (1990), San Jose State University

BS, Business Administration - Accounting (1986), University of California, Berkeley

I work in the fields of rhetoric and composition, postmodern fiction, and film studies.  In the area of rhetoric and composition, my work focuses on pedagogical issues; in postmodern fiction, I deal mostly with issues of style and form.  My research in film deals primarily with genre studies and queer theory.  I regularly teach courses in all three areas.

Selected Publications

My work has appeared in the following publications: Quarterly Review of Film and Video, Film-Philosophy Quarterly, Popular Culture in Libraries, Genre, The Encyclopedia of Novels into Film, and CEA Forum.  I have an article in the book The Geographical Imagination of Annie Proulx: Rethinking Regionalism (edited by Alex Hunt), and I wrote the Instructor’s Manual for The Shape of Reason, 3rd edition. My book Literary Studies: A Practical Guide was co-authored with Tison Pugh.

Courses Taught

6642: Seminar in Oral/Popular Culture: Film Adaptation

6632: Seminar in Teaching Literature

6631: Seminar in Teaching Writing

6627: Seminar in Major Literary Figures: John Barth and Don DeLillo

6625: Seminar in a Literary Period: The Problem(s) of the Postmodern

6610: Careers in English

4493: Senior Seminar in Professional Writing

4492: Senior Seminar in Literature: The Problem of Fiction

4469/5569: Contemporary Literature: Postmodernism

4431/5531: Teaching and Writing Projects

4401/5501: Advanced Composition

3323: Genre Studies in Drama

3308: Business Communications

3305: Art of Film II: Romantic Comedy

2278: Survey of American Literature II

2268: Survey of World Literature II

2267: Survey of World Literature I

1126: Art of Film I