Robert Morrison is Queen's National Scholar at Queen's University, where he teaches nineteenth-century British literature and culture. His book, The Regency Years, during which Jane Austen Writes, Napoleon Fights, Byron Makes Love, and Britain Becomes Modern (2019), was published by W. W. Norton in North America and Atlantic in Britain. He is the author of The English Opium-Eater: A Biography of Thomas De Quincey (2009), 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. He has been including the words and music of The Beatles in his lectures for almost thirty years.
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).