Courtney C Johnson
Courtney C. Johnson just received her PhD in German Literature and Culture with a Designated Emphasis in Film Studies. She received her Master of Arts in German Studies from The University of Arizona in 2010 and two Bachelor of Arts degrees, one in Journalism and one in German Studies (with respective minor fields in Creative Writing and Art History, both summa cum laude with honors), from The University of Arizona in 2008. Courtney has spent time at Universität Leipzig.

Courtney’s broader research interests include 19th and 20th Century literature and visual culture, with special emphases on film, architecture, and avant-garde movements. More specifically she is interested in the construction and implications of spatial imaginaries in literature and film.

Her dissertation explores the role of domestic space in city novels and films from the 1920s and early 1930s, as well as in the proposed construction of domestic space in architecture and design theory from the same period. The dissertation is titled "Inside in the City: Domestic Space in the Literature and Film of Weimar Berlin."

In her free time, Courtney is a writing tutor and a freelance writer, editor, and writing coach.

Publications

Welz, Gisela. “Mobility” in TRANSIT vol. 9, no. 1 (2013), Web. (Translation)

Recent Courses

German R5B (Summer 2013), "Uncovering Kafka" German R5B (Spring 2013), "Modernity and The New Man" German 4 (Fall 2012) German 2 (Summer 2012) German R5B (Spring 2012) "Reading Space" German 1 (Fall 2011)

Research Areas

19th century literature; 20th century literature; film and media; Weimar cinema; German film; silent film; architecture; art history; art and design; spatial studies; urbanism; avant gardes