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Robert Morrison

Personal statement

Robert Morrison received his BA from the University of Lethbridge, his MPhil from Oxford, and his PhD from Edinburgh. He did his postdoctoral work at the University of Manchester.

He taught at Acadia University in Nova Scotia and Queen's University in Ontario before being appointed British Academy Global Professor at Bath Spa.

Current research includes editorship of The Oxford Handbook of Romantic Prose and The Letters of Thomas De Quincey, both to be published by Oxford University Press. Professor Morrison is also the guest editor for a forthcoming special issue of the journal Romanticism which will focus on the bicentenary of De Quincey’s most famous work, Confessions of an English Opium-Eater, first published in 1821.

Academic qualifications

  • PhD, University of Edinburgh
  • MPhil, University of Oxford
  • BA, University of Lethbridge

Professional memberships

  • Byron Society
  • Jane Austen Society of North America
  • Wordsworth Trust

Teaching specialism and research supervision

  • Nineteenth-century British literature and culture

Research and academic outputs

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Thomas De Quincey: selected writings
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Morrison, R, ed. (2019) Thomas De Quincey: selected writings. Oxford University Press, Oxford. ISBN 9780199676897


The Regency revolution: Jane Austen, Napoleon, Lord Byron and the making of the modern world
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Morrison, R (2019) The Regency revolution: Jane Austen, Napoleon, Lord Byron and the making of the modern world. Atlantic Books, London. ISBN 9781786491237


Thomas De Quincey: Confessions of an English opium-eater and other writings
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Morrison, R, ed. (2013) Thomas De Quincey: Confessions of an English opium-eater and other writings. Oxford University Press, Oxford. ISBN 9780199600618


Romanticism and Blackwood's Magazine: "an unprecedented phenomenon"
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Morrison, R and Roberts, D.S, eds. (2013) Romanticism and Blackwood's Magazine: "an unprecedented phenomenon". Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke. ISBN 9780230304413


Jane Austen: Persuasion - an annotated edition
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Morrison, R, ed. (2011) Jane Austen: Persuasion - an annotated edition. Belknap Press, Cambridge, MA. ISBN 9780674049741


The English opium eater: a biography of Thomas De Quincey
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Morrison, R (2009) The English opium eater: a biography of Thomas De Quincey. Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London. ISBN 9780753827895


Thomas De Quincey: new theoretical and critical directions
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Morrison, R and Roberts, D.S, eds. (2008) Thomas De Quincey: new theoretical and critical directions. Routledge, Abingdon. ISBN 9780415399630


Thomas De Quincey: on murder
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Morrison, R, ed. (2006) Thomas De Quincey: on murder. Oxford University Press, Oxford. ISBN 9780192805669


Jane Austen's Pride and prejudice: a sourcebook
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Morrison, R, ed. (2005) Jane Austen's Pride and prejudice: a sourcebook. Routledge, Abingdon. ISBN 9780415268509


The selected writings of Leigh Hunt, vol. 3
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Morrison, R, ed. (2003) The selected writings of Leigh Hunt, vol. 3. Pickering & Chatto, London. ISBN 9781851967148


The works of Thomas De Quincey, vol. 16
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Morrison, R, ed. (2003) The works of Thomas De Quincey, vol. 16. Pickering & Chatto, London. ISBN 9781851965205


The works of Thomas De Quincey, vol. 9
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Morrison, R, Lindop, G and Symonds, B, eds. (2001) The works of Thomas De Quincey, vol. 9. Pickering & Chatto, London. ISBN 9781851965199


The works of Thomas De Quincey, vol. 8
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Morrison, R, ed. (2001) The works of Thomas De Quincey, vol. 8. Pickering & Chatto, London. ISBN 9781851965199


The works of Thomas De Quincey, vol. 7
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Morrison, R, ed. (2000) The works of Thomas De Quincey, vol. 7. Pickering & Chatto, London. ISBN 9781851960545


John Polidori: The vampyre and other tales of the macabre
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Morrison, R and Baldick, C, eds. (1998) John Polidori: The vampyre and other tales of the macabre. Oxford University Press, Oxford. ISBN 9780192838940


Tales of terror from Blackwood's Magazine
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Morrison, R and Baldick, C, eds. (1995) Tales of terror from Blackwood's Magazine. Oxford University Press, Oxford. ISBN 9780192823663


"The singular wrought out into the strange and mystical": 'Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine' and the transformation of terror
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Morrison, R (2017) '"The singular wrought out into the strange and mystical": 'Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine' and the transformation of terror.' In: Davison, C.M and Germanà, M, eds. Scottish Gothic: an Edinburgh companion. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, pp. 129-141. ISBN 9781474408196


Aggressive intimacy: mass markets and the 'Blackwood’s Magazine' coterie
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Morrison, R (2016) 'Aggressive intimacy: mass markets and the 'Blackwood’s Magazine' coterie.' In: Bowers, W and H.L, Crummé, eds. Re-evaluating the literary coterie, 1580–1830: from Sidney to Blackwood's. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, pp. 181-200. ISBN 9781137545527


"A character so various, and yet so indisputably its own": a passage to 'Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine'
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Morrison, R and Roberts, D.S (2013) '"A character so various, and yet so indisputably its own": a passage to 'Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine'.' In: Morrison, R and Roberts, D.S, eds. Romanticism and Blackwood's Magazine: "an unprecedented phenomenon". Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, pp. 1-19.


Camaraderie and conflict: De Quincey and Wilson on enemy lines
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Morrison, R (2013) 'Camaraderie and conflict: De Quincey and Wilson on enemy lines.' In: Morrison, R and Roberts, D.S, eds. Romanticism and Blackwood's Magazine: "an unprecedented phenomenon". Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, pp. 57-67.


Blackwood's Byron: the Lakers, the Cockneys, and the ‘throne of poetical supremacy’
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Morrison, R (2017) 'Blackwood's Byron: the Lakers, the Cockneys, and the ‘throne of poetical supremacy’.' Romanticism, 23 (3). pp. 272-281. ISSN 1354-991X


Richard Woodhouse’s Cause book: the opium-eater, the magazine wars, and the London literary scene in 1821
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Morrison, R (1998) 'Richard Woodhouse’s Cause book: the opium-eater, the magazine wars, and the London literary scene in 1821.' Harvard Library Bulletin, 9 (3). pp. 1-43. ISSN 0017-8136


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