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. 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 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

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).