Dr Allan Johnson

Research Interests

Allan Johnson’s research centres broadly around literary modernism, esotericism, sexuality, and narrative theory.  He is the author of Alan Hollinghurst and the Vitality of Influence (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014) and is currently completing a monograph entitled The Fisher King’s Wound: Sequence, Consequence and a Sense of the Beginning, 1919-1945.  Other work includes articles and chapters on an array of modern and contemporary writers including Stoker, Dreiser, Wharton, Shaw, Cather, Forster, Woolf, Waugh, James, Eliot, Doctorow, and Hollinghurst.

Contact Me

Phone: 01483 68 3122

Find me on campus
Room: 39 AC 05

My office hours

Mondays 1-3


Journal articles

  • Johnson AD. (2017) 'The Pleasure of “Conspicuous Leisure" in Sister Carrie and The House Mirth'. English Studies,
    [ Status: Accepted ]
  • Johnson AD. (2016) ''Architectural Space and the Failures of ‘Complete’ Houses in Heartbreak House’'. Shaw: the Annual of Bernard Shaw Studies,
    [ Status: Accepted ]
  • Johnson AD. (2016) 'Designing ‘Authenticity’ in Digital Learning Environments'. Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy, (9)
  • Johnson AD. (2016) '“The doors woulds be taken off their hinges”: Space, Place, and Architectural Absence in Virginia Woolf’'. English Studies,
  • Johnson AD. (2015) '‘It’s Vestimentary, My Dear Watson: Fashion, Disguise, and Criminality in Sherlock’'. Fashion, Film, and Consumption, 4 (2), pp. 115-127.
  • Johnson AD. (2015) '‘Thresholds of Interpretation: Identifying, Producing, and Supporting with The Turn of the Screw’'. CEA Critic, 77 (2), pp. 196-210.
  • Johnson AD. (2015) ''The Authentic and Artificial Histories of Mechanical Reproduction in Doctorow’s Ragtime’'. Orbis Litterarum, , pp. 89-107.
  • Johnson AD. (2013) ''Buried Temples and Open Planes: Alethea Hayter, Alan Hollinghurst, and the Architecture of Drug-Taking’'. Textual Practice, , pp. 1177-1195.
  • Johnson AD. (2010) '‘Artistic Excision and Scientific Production in Cather’s The Professor’s House’'. The Explicator,
  • Johnson AD. (2009) '‘Ambrose Silk, The Yellow Book, and The Ivory Tower: Influence and Jamesian Aesthetics in Put Out More Flags’'. Evelyn Waugh Newsletter and Studies,


  • Johnson A. (2014) Alan Hollinghurst and the Vitality of Influence. Palgrave Macmillan

Book chapters

  • Johnson AD. (2016) '‘A Gay Story, a History’: Gay Male Liberation and Queer Rumination'. in Schoene B (ed.) Accelerated Times: British Literature in Transition, 1980-2000 Cambridge University Press
    [ Status: In preparation ]
  • Johnson AD. (2009) '‘Modernity and Anxiety in Bram Stoker’s Dracula’'. in Lynch J (ed.) Dracula Ipswich : Salem Press
  • Johnson AD. (2009) ''Voices and Language in T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land’'. in Riquelme JP (ed.) T.S. Eliot
  • Johnson AD. (2008) '‘”You are not, not, not to look at your Baedeker”: Renovation of Space and the Mediating Presence of Baedeker’s Northern Italy in E.M. Forster’s A Room with a View’'. in Tague G (ed.) Origins of English Literary Modernism, 1870-1914 Palo Alto, CA : Academica

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