Position

Lecturer in English
English/Creative Writing & Aust Studies

Biography

Eric completed his BA (Hons)/BSc at the University of Melbourne and Monash University before earning an MPhil (With Distinction) in Romanticism and the Forms of Modernity at the University of Glasgow. Since completing his PhD at the University of Melbourne in 2009, Eric has been the recipient of a number of research grants, awarded by (amongst others) the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH, University of Edinburgh), the Australian Academy of the Humanities (AAH), and the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions (Europe 1100-1800). He has also taught as a lecturer at the University of Queensland, where he was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship in 2014.

Eric's primary interest is in the literature and culture of the British long eighteenth century, in particular the relation between literature and death (including related genres such as the elegy, epitaph, “graveyard poetry,” obituary and suicide note), and related emotions (such as sympathy, grief, melancholy and despair), and the Gothic. His current research examines representations of suicide in the literature and press of the British eighteenth century.

Qualifications

BA (Hons)/BSc, MPhil (Glasgow), PhD (Melbourne)

Honours, awards and grants

External:

Franklin Research Grant, American Philosophical Society (2016)

Fletcher Jones Foundation Fellow, Huntington Library (2016)

Associate Investigator, ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions (2015-16)

Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Queensland (2014)

Humanities Travelling Fellowship, Australian Academy of the Humanities (2011)

Postdoctoral Fellowship, Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities - University of Edinburgh (2009)

Internal:

Establishment Research Grant (2016-17)

Flinders University 50th Anniversary Project (2016)

Medium Research Grant (2015)

Key responsibilities

Director of Studies - English and Creative Writing

Teaching interests

Broadly speaking, British literature from 1700 to 1900, particularly:

  • Gothic fiction
  • Sentimentalism and sensibility
  • Romantic poetry and fiction
  • Jane Austen
  • Literature and melancholy
  • Literature and suicide
  • Elegiac traditions

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Topic Lecturer:

Research expertise

  • Literary studies 

Research interests

British long eighteenth century, including:

  • Mid-eighteenth century literary culture and “pre-Romanticism”;
  • Gothic fiction, especially up to 1830;
  • Cultures of sensibility and sentimental literature;
  • British Romanticism and its legacy.

Literature and Death, especially:

  • Representations of, and responses to, suicide;
  • Associated emotions (such as grief, despair, and melancholy);
  • Constructions of literary afterlives;
  • Associated genres and modes, such as elegies, epitaphs, “graveyard poetry,” eulogies, obituaries, and suicide notes.

Literature and Religion, including:

  • Judaeo-Christian mythology in literature (especially Satan, the Wandering Jew, Cain, and Judas);
  • Poetic / divine inspiration
  • Literature and theology (especially eschatology and soteriology)

Supervisory interests

  • British eighteenth-century literature
  • British Romanticism
  • Constructions of literary afterlives
  • Elegiac traditions
  • Elegies
  • Gothic fiction
  • Gothic literature
  • Graveyard poetry
  • Judaeo-Christian mythology in literature
  • Literary melancholy
  • Literary responses to death
  • Literature and death
  • Literature and religion
  • Literature and suicide
  • Literature and theology
  • Literature, British eighteenth century
  • Obituaries
  • Romantic literature
  • Sensibility and sentimentalism
  • Suicide notes

Publications

  • Parisot, E.B. (2017). James Hervey. In The Literary Encyclopedia. Web: --Other (not in list)--.
  • Parisot, E.B. (2017). Edward Young. In The Literary Encyclopedia. Web: --Other (not in list)--.
  • Parisot, E.B. (2016). Framing Suicidal Emotions in the English Popular Press, 1750-1780. In Heather Kerr, David Lemmings and Robert Phiddian, ed. Passions, Sympathy and Print Culture: Public Opinion and Emotional Authenticity in Eighteenth-Century Britain. Basingstoke, United Kingdom: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 183-202.
  • Parisot, E.B. (2015). Blair, Robert. In Gary Day & Jack Lynch, ed. The Encyclopedia of British Literature. Oxford, United Kingdom: Blackwell, pp. 127-129.
  • Parisot, E.B. (2011). Robert Buchanan and Christ, King of the Wandering Jews. In Jessica L. Wilkinson, Eric Parisot & David McInnis, ed. Refashioning Myth: Poetic Transformations and Metamorphoses. Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 93-114.
  • Parisot, E.B. (2013). Graveyard Poetry: Religion, Aesthetics and the Mid-Eighteenth-Century Poetic Condition. Surrey, England: Ashgate.
    [Web Link]
  • Parisot, E.B. (Ed.). (2011). Refashioning Myth: Poetic Transformations and Metamorphoses. Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
    [Web Link]
  • Parisot, E.B. (2014). Robert Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy. Five Centuries of Melancholia, pp. 38-39.
  • Parisot, E.B. (2016). The Half-Mangled Narrator: The Violence of Psychic Dissection in William Godwin's Caleb Williams. STUDIES IN THE LITERARY IMAGINATION, 48(1) pp. 17-33.
    [10.0353/sli.2015.0002]
  • Parisot, E.B. (2015). Living to Labour, Labouring to Live: The Problem of Suicide in Charlotte Smith's Elegiac Sonnets. Literature Compass, 12(12) pp. 660-666.
    [10.1111/lic3.12286]
  • Parisot, E.B. (2014). The Work of Feeling in James Hervey's Meditations among the Tombs (1746) Parergon, 31(2) pp. 121-135.
    [10.1353/pgn.2014.0073] [Scopus]
  • Parisot, E.B. (2014). Suicide Notes and Popular Sensibility in the Eighteenth-Century British Press. EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY STUDIES, 47(3) pp. 277-291.
    [10.1353/ecs.2014.0016] [Scopus]
  • Parisot, E.B. (2011). Piety, Poetry and the Funeral Sermon: Reading Graveyard Poetry in the Eighteenth Century. English Studies, 92(2) pp. 174-192.
    [Scopus]
  • Parisot, E.B. (2007). Disinterring "The Grave": Religious Authority, Poetic Autonomy and Robert Blair's Fideist Poetics. SCOTTISH STUDIES REVIEW, 8(2) pp. 24-35.
    [Scopus]
  • Parisot, E.B. (2013). Graveyard Poetry: Religion, Aesthetics and the Mid-Eighteenth-Century Poetic Condition. Surrey, England: Ashgate.
    [Web Link]
  • Parisot, E.B. (Ed.). (2011). Refashioning Myth: Poetic Transformations and Metamorphoses. Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
    [Web Link]
  • Parisot, E.B. (2016). Framing Suicidal Emotions in the English Popular Press, 1750-1780. In Heather Kerr, David Lemmings and Robert Phiddian, ed. Passions, Sympathy and Print Culture: Public Opinion and Emotional Authenticity in Eighteenth-Century Britain. Basingstoke, United Kingdom: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 183-202.
  • Parisot, E.B. (2011). Robert Buchanan and Christ, King of the Wandering Jews. In Jessica L. Wilkinson, Eric Parisot & David McInnis, ed. Refashioning Myth: Poetic Transformations and Metamorphoses. Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 93-114.
  • Parisot, E.B. (2016). The Half-Mangled Narrator: The Violence of Psychic Dissection in William Godwin's Caleb Williams. STUDIES IN THE LITERARY IMAGINATION, 48(1) pp. 17-33.
    [10.0353/sli.2015.0002]
  • Parisot, E.B. (2015). Living to Labour, Labouring to Live: The Problem of Suicide in Charlotte Smith's Elegiac Sonnets. Literature Compass, 12(12) pp. 660-666.
    [10.1111/lic3.12286]
  • Parisot, E.B. (2014). Suicide Notes and Popular Sensibility in the Eighteenth-Century British Press. EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY STUDIES, 47(3) pp. 277-291.
    [10.1353/ecs.2014.0016] [Scopus]
  • Parisot, E.B. (2014). The Work of Feeling in James Hervey's Meditations among the Tombs (1746) Parergon, 31(2) pp. 121-135.
    [10.1353/pgn.2014.0073] [Scopus]
  • Parisot, E.B. (2011). Piety, Poetry and the Funeral Sermon: Reading Graveyard Poetry in the Eighteenth Century. English Studies, 92(2) pp. 174-192.
    [Scopus]
  • Parisot, E.B. (2007). Disinterring "The Grave": Religious Authority, Poetic Autonomy and Robert Blair's Fideist Poetics. SCOTTISH STUDIES REVIEW, 8(2) pp. 24-35.
    [Scopus]

Professional and community engagement

  • Member:
    • American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies (ASECS)
    • Australian and New Zealand Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ANZSECS)
    • British Society for Eighteenth Century Studies (BSECS)
    • British Association for Romantic Studies (BARS)
    • Modern Language Association (MLA)
    • North American Society for the Study of Romanticism (NASSR)
    • Romantic Studies Association of Australasia (RSAA)

Expertise for media contact

Subject Titles

  • Literature - English
  • Poetry
  • Suicide

Interests

  • English Literature: (Eighteenth-century and Romantic British literature; Gothic fiction; Graveyard Poetry; Melancholy and Suicide in literature, and its impact)

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