Michael Morris

(01382) 384588
Senior Lecturer in English and History

Bio

Biography

Email address: m.s.morris@dundee.ac.uk

 

Michael joined the University of Dundee in 2018. Previously, his PhD was at University of Glasgow and his postdoctoral fellowship was at IASH at the University of Edinburgh, and he spent four years at Liverpool John Moores University. 

Research

My research examines Scottish connections with slavery and the black Atlantic. This work began with my monograph, Scotland and the Caribbean, c. 1740-1833: Atlantic Archipelagos (Routledge, 2015). This analyses the presence of the Caribbean in historical and fictional Scottish writing and considers the Scottish Creole figures Robert Wedderburn and Mary Seacole.

 

 

Teaching

I currently teach across English and History on modules such as

Romantic to Victorian Literature

Early Modern Literature

Scotland and the Wider World

Making History 

Globalizing World

Publications

Youngquist, Paul, ed. Race, Romanticism and the Atlantic. Farnham: Ashgate, 2013.
3/2019, Symbiosis: a Journal of Anglo-American Literary Relations
Research Output: Contribution To Journal > Book/Film/Article review

The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Improvement : David Dale, Robert Owen and New Lanark Cotton
/2018
Research Output: Contribution To Book Anthology > Chapter

Fagen's The Slave's Lament
12/2017, Studies in Photography
Research Output: Contribution To Periodical > Article

Don Roberto on Doughty Deeds; : or, Slavery and Family History in the Scottish Renaissance
8/2017
Research Output: Contribution To Book Anthology > Chapter

Jamaica : A Sweet Forgetting
7/2017, Studies in Photography
Research Output: Contribution To Periodical > Article

'Tilting the Field' : Fagen, Burns and Ghetto Priest
7/2017, Graham Fagen/ Douglas Gordon/ Jackie Kay
Research Output: Contribution To Periodical > Article

"New World Drama: The Performative Commons in the Atlantic World, 1649–1849 by Elizabeth Maddock Dillon."
7/2017, Contemporary Theatre Review
Research Output: Contribution To Journal > Book/Film/Article review

Multi-directional Memory, Many-Headed Hydras and Glasgow
10/2016
Research Output: Contribution To Book Anthology > Chapter

Slavery and Sugar
9/2016
Research Output: Non Textual > Digital or Visual Products

Yonder Awa : slavery and distancing strategies in Scottish literature
9/2015
Research Output: Contribution To Book Anthology > Chapter

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Press

BBC 'Slavery: Scotland's Hidden Shame'

Michael Morris

12/11/18

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Research



How slavery made the modern Scotland

Michael Morris

4/11/18

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Research



Fresh call for memorial and museum recognising Scotland’s slave-trade links

Michael Morris

4/10/16

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Research



BBC Radio Scotland: Scotland's Black History

Michael Morris

30/09/16

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Research



Memorial to Glasgow slave history to finally go ahead

Michael Morris

3/08/14

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Research



Why Scotland must face up to slave trade past

Michael Morris

6/07/14

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Research



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Activities

The Impact of Slave-Ownership on Art Museums in Britain

Michael Morris (Speaker)
13 Sep 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Activity Type: Talk

British Association for Victorian Studies

Michael Morris (Speaker)
29 Aug 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

Activity Type: Attendance

Roundtable: Reckoning with Scotland's Slavery Past

Michael Morris (Speaker)
15 Jul 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Activity Type: Talk

Symbiosis

Michael Morris (Presenter)
11 Jul 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

Activity Type: Attendance

Society for Caribbean Studies 2019

Michael Morris (Speaker)
6 Jul 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Activity Type: Talk

Tracing Transatlantic Movements: Atlantic Journeys and Scottish-Caribbean Connections in Conversation

Michael Morris (Speaker)
15 Jan 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Activity Type: Talk

George Square Statues: Slavery & Abolition Walking Tour

Michael Morris (Speaker)
13 Oct 2018

Activity: Other activity typesOther

Activity Type: Other Activity

SOLAS Festival

Michael Morris (Invited speaker)
22 Jun 201824 Jun 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesFestival/Exhibition

Activity Type: Attendance

Moving Monuments: History, Memory and the Politics of Public Sculpture

Michael Morris (Speaker)
20 Apr 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

Activity Type: Attendance

Bluecoat 300: Charity, Philanthropy and the Black Atlantic

Michael Morris (Organiser)
24 Nov 201725 Nov 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

Activity Type: Attendance

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