Professor of English Language and Literature, Queen's University, Ontario

Robert Morrison is Queen's National Scholar at Queen's University, where he teaches nineteenth-century British literature and culture. He has been including the words and music of The Beatles in his lectures for almost thirty years. He is the author of The English Opium-Eater: A Biography of Thomas De Quincey, which was a finalist for the James Tait Black Prize for Biography. He has edited Jane Austen's Persuasion for Harvard University Press, and Thomas De Quincey's Confessions of an English Opium-Eater for Oxford University Press. His book on the British Regency (1811-1820) is forthcoming with W. W. Norton in North America and Atlantic in Britain.

Experience

  • 2003–present
    Professor of English literature, Queen's University, Ontario
  • 1992–2003
    Professor of English literature, Acadia University, Nova Scotia

Education

  • 1991 
    University of Edinburgh, PhD
  • 1987 
    University of Oxford, MPhil
  • 1983 
    University of Lethbridge, BA

Publications

  • 2013
    Thomas De Quincey: Confessions of an English Opium-Eater and Other Writings, Oxford: Oxford University Press
  • 2011
    Jane Austen's Persuasion: An Annotated Edition, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press
  • 2009
    The English Opium-Eater: A Biography of Thomas De Quincey, London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson

Grants and Contracts

  • 2012
    The British Regency, 1811-1820
    Role:
    Principal Researcher
    Funding Source:
    Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
  • 2006
    The English Opium-Eater: A Biography of Thomas De Quincey
    Role:
    Principal Researcher
    Funding Source:
    Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

Honours

W. J. Barnes Award for Excellence in Teaching (2017-18); Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (2017); Frank Knox Award for Excellence in Teaching (2014); The University of Lethbridge Distinguished Alumnus of the Year (2013); Frank Knox Award for Excellence in Teaching (2008); Queen’s National Scholar (2003).