Dr Robert Morrison
Office: Mac-Corry B176
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Thomas De Quincey, William Wordsworth, John Wilson, Leigh Hunt, Jane Austen, British magazines, print culture, the literature of addiction, detective fiction.
- Thomas De Quincey, Confessions of an English Opium-Eater and Other Writings, ed. Robert Morrison (Oxford University Press, forthcoming).
- Jane Austen, Persuasion, ed. Robert Morrison (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, forthcoming).
- The English Opium-Eater: A Biography of Thomas De Quincey (London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 2009).
- Ed. with Daniel S. Roberts, Thomas De Quincey: New Theoretical and Critical Directions (New York: Routledge, 2008).
- Thomas De Quincey, On Murder, ed. Robert Morrison (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006).
- “William Blackwood and the Dynamics of Success,” Print Culture and the Blackwood Tradition, 1805–1930, ed. David Finkelstein (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2006) 21–48.
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.
Winner in 2008 of an Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance Teaching Award and the Frank Knox Award for Excellence in Teaching. Winner in 2006 of the W. J. Barnes Award for Excellence in Teaching and the Frank Knox Award for Excellence in Teaching.