Scott Fitzgerald Johnson (sfj@ou.edu)

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Research Interests

  • Multilingualism in the Christian East
  • Syriac Language and Literature
  • The Organization of Knowledge in the Ancient and Medieval Worlds

Degrees

  • 2005: D.Phil. in Classics, University of Oxford
  • 2001: M.Phil. in Classics, University of Oxford
  • 1999: B.A. in Classics, Vanderbilt University (summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa)

Teaching Appointments and Research Fellowships

  • 2015 – present: Assistant Professor of Classics and Letters, University of Oklahoma
  • 2011 – 2015: Dumbarton Oaks Teaching Fellow in Byzantine Greek, Georgetown University
  • 2010 – 2011: Kluge Fellow, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. 
  • 2009 – 2010: Dumbarton Oaks Fellow in Byzantine Studies, Washington, D.C. 
  • 2007 – 2011: Assistant Professor of Classics, Washington and Lee University
  • 2006 – 2007: Visiting Lecturer in Classics, Harvard University
  • 2004 – 2007: Junior Fellow, Harvard Society of Fellows

Other Appointments and Positions

BookS

Literary Territories: Cartographical Thinking in Late Antiquity

Oxford University Press, 2016

 

Languages and Cultures of Eastern Christianity: Greek

Editor

The Worlds of Eastern Christianity, 300–1500, Vol.  6

Ashgate, 2014

Reviews: Hugoye (pdf)

 

Jacob of Sarug’s Homily on the Sinful Woman

Translator

Texts from Christian Late Antiquity, Vol. 33

Gorgias Press, 2013

Reviews: Hugoye (pdf)

 
 

Miracle Tales From Byzantium 

Translator with Alice-Mary Talbot

Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library, Vol. 12

Harvard University Press, 2012

Reviews:  Journal of Religious History (pdf), Speculum (pdf)

 
 

Articles

  • “Nonnus’ Paraphrastic Technique: A Case Study of Self-Recognition in John 9.” In Brill’s Companion to Nonnus of Panopolis, ed. Domenico Accorinti, 267–288. Leiden: Brill, 2016. (pdf)
  • “Introduction: The Social Presence of Greek in Eastern Christianity, 200–1200 CE.” In Languages and Cultures of Eastern Christianity: Greek, 1–122. Farnham: Ashgate, 2015.
  • “Real and Imagined Geography.” In The Cambridge Companion to the Age of Attila, ed. Michael Maas, 394–413. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014. (pdf)
  • “Travel, Cartography, and Cosmology.” In The Oxford Handbook of Late Antiquity, 562–594. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2012. (pdf)
  • “Preface: On the Uniqueness of Late Antiquity.” In The Oxford Handbook of Late Antiquity, xi–xxix. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2012. (pdf)
  • “Apostolic Geography: The Origins and Continuity of a Hagiographic Habit.” Dumbarton Oaks Papers 64 (2010) 5–25. (pdf)
  • “Reviving the Memory of the Apostles: Apocryphal Tradition and Travel Literature in Late Antiquity.” In Revival and Resurgence in Christian History, ed. Kate Cooper and Jeremy Gregory, 1–26. Studies in Church History 44. Woodbridge: Ecclesiastical History Society and Boydell Press, 2008. (pdf)
  • “Apocrypha and the Literary Past in Late Antiquity.” In From Rome to Constantinople: Studies in Honour of Averil Cameron, ed. Hagit Amirav and Bas ter Haar Romeny, 47–66. Leuven: Peeters, 2007. (pdf)
  • “Classical Sources for Early Christian Miracle Collections: The Case of the Fifth-Century Life and Miracles of Thecla.” Studia Patristica 39 (2006) 399–407. (Revised as Chapter 4 of The Life and Miracles of Thekla, A Literary Study; see above)
  • “Late Antique Narrative Fiction: Apocryphal Acta and the Greek Novel in the Fifth-Century Life and Miracles of Thekla.” In Greek Literature in Late Antiquity (Aldershot, 2006) 189–207. (pdf)
  • “The Sinful Woman: A memra by Jacob of Serugh.” In Sobornost/Eastern Churches Review 24.1 (2002) 58–90. (pdf)

Reviews

  • Review of Emily Albu, The Medieval Peutinger Map: Imperial Roman Revival in a German Empire (Cambridge, 2014), in Imago Mundi 68.2 (2016) 242–243. (pdf)
  • Review of J.F. Coakley, Robinson's Paradigms and Exercises in Syriac Grammar, Sixth Edition (Oxford, 2013), in Hugoye 18.2. (pdf)
  • Review of Anthony Grafton and Megan Williams, Christianity and the Transformation of the Book (Cambridge, MA., 2006), in Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2007.06.41. (BMCR link)
  • Review of Bernadette Simon, Nonnos de Panopolis: Les Dionysiaques, Tome XVI, Chants XLIV–XLVI (Paris, 2004) in Classical Review 56.1 (2006) 86–87. (pdf)
  • Review of Gianfranco Agosti, Nonno di Panopoli: Parafrasi del Vangelo di San Giovanni, Canto Quinto (Florence, 2003) in Classical Review 55.2 (2005) 474–476. (pdf)
  • Review of Tomas Hägg and Philip Rousseau, Greek Biography and Panegyric in Late Antiquity (California, 2000) in Journal of Roman Studies 94 (2004) 274–275. (pdf)
  • Review of Stephen Davis, The Cult of Saint Thecla (Oxford, 2001), in Heythrop Journal 45 (2004) 80–82. (pdf)
  • Review of Liz James, Empresses and Power in Early Byzantium (London, 2001), in Classical Review 53 (2003) 186–187. (pdf)
  • Review of Patricia Cox Miller, The Poetry of Thought in Late Antiquity (Aldershot, 2001), in Heythrop Journal 44 (2003) 506–508. (pdf)
  • Review of Judith Herrin, Women in Purple: Rulers of Medieval Byzantium (London, 2001), in Journal of Hellenic Studies 122 (2002) 204–205. (pdf)
 

(last updated: May 2016)