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Christopher Johnson

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Associate Professor of Spanish, German, and Comparative Literature
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 0202
Biography: 

Christopher D. Johnson's teaching and research interests range widely, but mainly focus on the literatures and cultures of early modern Spain, Germany, England, and the Americas. Central to his scholarship and teaching are the theories and practices of comparative literature, including translation studies and comparative arts. He previously taught at Harvard University, University of California Los Angeles, Northwestern University, and was a research associate at the Warburg Institute, London. Author of "Memory, Metaphor, and Aby Warburg’s Atlas of Images" (2012) and "Hyperboles: The Rhetoric of Excess in Baroque Literature and Thought" (2010), he also translated and edited "Selected Poetry of Francisco de Quevedo" (2009). In 2015, he was a fellow at the American Academy in Berlin. Currently, he is working on a book for Princeton University Press, whose working title is "Baroque Expression: On Seventeenth-Century Literature, Art, and Thought."

Education: 

Ph.D. Comparative Literature, New York University

Publications: 

Memory, Metaphor, and Aby Warburg’s Atlas of Images (2012)

Hyperboles: The Rhetoric of Excess in Baroque Literature and Thought (2010),

Translated and edited Selected Poetry of Francisco de Quevedo (2009)

Fall 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
SLC 202Expl Culture: Words/Image/Stor
SPA 425Understanding Spain: Lit&Cultr
SLC 492Honors Directed Study
SLC 593Applied Project
SPA 598Special Topics
SLC 799Dissertation
Spring 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
GER 421German Lit Survey, 800-1800
SLC 493Honors Thesis
SLC 593Applied Project
SPA 598Special Topics
SLC 790Reading and Conference
SLC 799Dissertation
Fall 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
SPA 325Intro to Hispanic Literature
SLC 492Honors Directed Study
SLC 551Global Approaches to Trans
SLC 593Applied Project
Spring 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
SLC 494Special Topics
ENG 494Special Topics
PHI 494Special Topics
HON 494Special Topics
GER 494Special Topics
SPA 598Special Topics
SLC 598Special Topics
SLC 790Reading and Conference
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
SLC 202Literary & Cultural Theory
SLC 551Global Approaches to Trans
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
SLC 202Literary & Cultural Theory
SLC 499Individualized Instruction
SLC 593Applied Project
SLC 602Comparative Cultural Theory
SLC 790Reading and Conference