CSGS Global Visiting Scholar 2016: Dominic Johnson
Dominic Johnson studied English at undergraduate level at the University of Warwick, and spent a year working in commercial publishing in London. He undertook an MA and PhD in Art History at the Courtauld Institute of Art, before being hired as a Lecturer in the Department of Drama at Queen Mary in 2006. His educational background is interdisciplinary, and this is borne out in all of his research, which draws upon intersections between visual studies, literary studies, and performance studies.
Dr. Johnson first authored monograph, Glorious Catastrophe: Jack Smith, Performance and Visual Culture was published by Manchester University Press in 2012. It presented a critical analysis of Jack Smith’s iconic yet marginal work, across performance, experimental film and writing, from the early 1960s until Smith’s AIDS-related death in 1989.
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