Professor Robert Morrison

Dr Robert Morrison

PhD Edinburgh

Contact Information

Office: Kingston Hall 212C
Office Hours: Wed. 1:00–3:00 pm
Extension: 78219
Website: Thomas De Quincey Homepage

Research Interests

Thomas De Quincey, William Wordsworth, John Wilson, Leigh Hunt, Jane Austen, The Regency, British magazines, print culture, the literature of addiction, detective fiction.

Forthcoming and Recent Publications

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Author of The English Opium-Eater: A Biography of Thomas De Quincey (Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 2009), which was a finalist for the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Biography, 2010. Co-general editor of The Selected Works of Leigh Hunt, and editor of Hunt’s essays, 1822–38 (Pickering and Chatto, 2003). Editor of three volumes of the Works of Thomas De Quincey, and co-editor of a fourth (Pickering and Chatto, 2000–03). Editor of Thomas De Quincey, On Murder (Oxford, 2006), Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice: A Sourcebook (Routledge, 2005), and “Richard Woodhouse’s Cause Book: The Opium-Eater, the Magazine Wars, and the London Literary Scene in 1821,” Harvard Library Bulletin (1998). Co-editor, with Chris Baldick, of The Vampyre and Other Tales of the Macabre (Oxford, 1997), and Tales of Terror from Blackwood’s Magazine (Oxford, 1995). Author of “William Blackwood and the Dynamics of Success,” Print Culture and the Blackwood Tradition, 1805–1930 (Toronto, 2006) and “The Romantic Essayists,” Literature of the Romantic Period: A Bibliographical Guide, ed. Michael O’Neill (Oxford, 1998). Articles in Essays in Criticism, Romanticism, The Wordsworth Circle, and Victorian Periodicals Review.