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Robert Morrison


Robert Morrison has taught nineteenth-century British literature and culture at Acadia University, Queen’s University, and Bath Spa University.

Research Interests

British Romanticism, the Regency, the periodical press, the literature of addiction, scholarly editing, crime and gothic fiction, Jane Austen, Thomas De Quincey, the Blackwood’s Magazine circle

Selected Publications

Works in progress

  • The Letters of Thomas De Quincey, 2 vols (Oxford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming)
  • The Oxford Handbook of British Romantic Prose (Oxford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming)
Awards and Recognition
Shortlisted for the Historical Writers’ Association Non-Fiction Crown Award, 2020
Longlisted for the RBC Taylor Prize for non-fiction, 2020
Longlisted for the Elma Dangerfield Prize, 2020
British Academy Global Professorship, 2019-23
Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, 2017
The University of Lethbridge Distinguished Alumnus of the Year, 2013
Shortlisted for the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Biography, 2010
Graduate Supervision

Thomas De Quincey, Jane Austen, Algernon Swinburne.

Additional Information

British Academy Global Professor and Queen’s National Scholar

Morrison’s book The Regency Years: During which Jane Austen Writes, Napoleon Fights, Byron Makes Love and Britain Becomes Modern was reviewed in the following publications: Rolling Stone, The Economist, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and The Sunday Times.

Morrison has written several blogs that have been picked up in newspapers and magazines in Canada, France, England, India, the United States, Australia, and elsewhere:

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