Robert Morrison
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Robert Morrison has studied at universities across the globe including the University of Lethbridge; St Catherine’s College, University of Oxford; the University of Edinburgh; and the University of Manchester where he was a Postdoctoral Fellow. In 1992, he became Assistant Professor at Acadia University in Nova Scotia. A decade later he was appointed Full Professor and Queen’s National Scholar at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario where he specialises in nineteenth-century British literature and culture. In 2017, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. He has won the Queen’s University Frank Knox Award for Excellence in Teaching, the highest honour given to a Professor by the students of Queen’s, on three separate occasions. In 2019, Robert Morrison was appointed British Academy Global Professor at Bath Spa University.

His works include The English Opium-Eater: A Biography of Thomas De Quincey (Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 2009) which was short-listed for the James Tait Black Prize in 2010, his annotated edition of Jane Austen’s Persuasion (Harvard University Press, 2011) and The Vampyre and Other Tales of the Macabre (Oxford World’s Classics, 1997) which he co-edited with Chris Baldick.

The Regency Revolution (Atlantic, 2019) reveals the remarkably diverse ways in which the cultural, social, technological, and political revolutions of the Regency period continue both to inspire and haunt our world. In 2019, The Economist named The Regency Revolution one of its Books of the Year.