Dr Eric Parisot

Lecturer in English

College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

Research expertise

My research interests centre on the literature and culture of the British long eighteenth century, especially themes associated with death, the Gothic, and the history of emotions. My current project examines the public emotions elicited by representations of suicide in eighteenth-century print culture and drama.

Research expertise

My research interests centre on the literature and culture of the British long eighteenth century, especially themes associated with death, the Gothic, and the history of emotions. My current project examines the public emotions elicited by representations of suicide in eighteenth-century print culture and drama.

place Humanities Building (257)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

I completed my 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 my PhD at the University of Melbourne in 2009, I've 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). After a short stint as a lecturer at the University of Queensland, I arrived at Flinders in 2015 to take up an ongoing post as Lecturer in English.

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:

Flinders Institute for Research in the Humanities (FIRtH) - Research Theme Coordinator (2017)

Establishment Research Grant (2016-17)

Flinders University 50th Anniversary Project (2016)

Medium Research Grant (2015)

Key responsibilities

Director of Studies - English and Creative Writing

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)
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
Topic coordinator
ENGL1102 Literary Interpretations
ENGL2140 Epochs of English
ENGL2146 The Gothic Tradition
Topic lecturer
ENGL1102 Literary Interpretations
ENGL2140 Epochs of English
ENGL1101 Approaches to Literature
Supervisory interests
British Romanticism
British eighteenth-century literature
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
Higher degree by research supervision
Current
Principal supervisor: William Blake (1)
Associate supervisor: Delarivier Manley (1), Nineteenth-Century Psychological Fiction (1), Jane Austen (1)
Completion
Associate supervisor: The Brontes (1), Walter Scott (1)
Publications
Expert for media contact
Literature - English
Poetry
Suicide
Eighteenth-Century Literature
Gothic
Jane Austen
Romantic-period Literature
Suicide in Culture
Available for contact via
Or contact the media team
+61 8 82012092
0427 398 713
Media expertise
  • Literature - English
  • Poetry
  • Suicide
Interests
  • Eighteenth-Century Literature
  • Gothic
  • Jane Austen
  • Romantic-period Literature
  • Suicide in Culture