BA Hons, MA, PhD in English: Trinity College, Cambridge; Research Fellow, Newnham College, Cambridge; Fellow and Lecturer in English, Christ’s College, Cambridge; Senior Lecturer, Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies, University of Warwick. Joined St Anne’s in October 2007.
Undergraduate: Mods Paper 1, FHS Papers 5 (1642-1740) and 6 (1740-1832).
Graduate: MSt in English, 1550-1780.
Eighteenth- and nineteenth-century English literature, especially prose style, the novel, and mock-heroic; German literature.
Freya Johnston, ‘Samuel Johnson’s Classicism’, in David Hopkins and Charles Martindale (eds.), The Oxford History of Classical Reception in English Literature, 5 vols. (Oxford University Press, 2015)
Matthew Bevis and Freya Johnston (eds.), The Cambridge Edition of the Novels of Thomas Love Peacock, 3 vols. (Cambridge University Press, 2012)
Freya Johnston, ‘Johnson’, in Claude Rawson (ed.), vol. 1 of Great Shakespeareans (2009), Adrian Poole and Peter Holland (eds.), 18 vols. (Continuum, 2009-12)
Freya Johnston, ‘Johnson and Austen’, in Greg Clingham and Philip Smallwood (eds.), Samuel Johnson After 300 Years (Cambridge University Press, 2009)
Freya Johnston, ‘Accumulation in Johnson’s Dictionary’, Essays in Criticism, 57 (2007), 301-24
Freya Johnston, ‘William Cowper, The Task’ in Christine Gerrard (ed.), The Blackwell Companion to Eighteenth-Century Poetry (2006), 316-28
Freya Johnston, Samuel Johnson and the Art of Sinking, 1709-1791 (2005)
Freya Johnston, ‘Little Lives: An Eighteenth-Century Sub-Genre’, Cambridge Quarterly, 32 (2003), 143-60
Freya Johnston, ‘Samuel Johnson and Robert Levet’, Modern Language Review, 97 (2002), 26-35
Freya Johnston, ‘Diminutive Observations in Johnson’s Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland’, Age of Johnson, XII (2001), 1-16