Robert Morrison is currently British Academy Global Professor at Bath Spa University and Queen’s National Scholar at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. He specializes in nineteenth-century British literature and culture. In 2017, he was elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.
His most recent book is The Regency Years, During Which Jane Austen Writes, Napoleon Fights, Byron Makes Love, and Britain Becomes Modern (2019), which was named by The Economist as one of its 2019 Books of the Year and short-listed for the Historical Writers’ Association Crown Award for the best in non-fiction historical writing. He is also the author of The English Opium-Eater: A Biography of Thomas De Quincey (2009), which was short-listed for the James Tait Black Prize (2010). His annotated edition of Jane Austen’s Persuasion was published by the Belknap Press of Harvard University Press (2011). He has won the Queen’s University Frank Knox Award for Excellence in Teaching on three occasions (2014, 2008, and 2006). He has won the Queen’s University W. J. Barnes Award for Excellence in Teaching on two occasions (2018 and 2006).
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