Robert Morrison is Queen's National Scholar at Queen's University and British Academy Global Professor at Bath Spa University.
His recent 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. Under the title The Regency Revolution: Jane Austen, Napoleon, Lord Byron, and the Making of the Modern World, it was published by Atlantic in Britain.
The Economist named The Regency Years one of its 2019 Books of the Year. The Regency Years was also longlisted for the RBC Taylor Prize for non-fiction and shortlisted for the Historical Writers’ Association Non-Fiction Crown Award.
Morrison is the editor of The Oxford Handbook of British Romantic Prose, a collection of over fifty new essays on the immense and highly diverse body of non-fiction Romantic Prose and 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 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 over thirty years.
British Academy Global Professorship (2019-23); 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).