Eric Parisot

Since completing his PhD at the University of Melbourne in 2009, Eric has published widely on eighteenth-century literature and print culture in journals such as Eighteenth-Century Studies and Literature Compass, and has authored Graveyard Poetry: Religion, Aesthetics and the Mid-Eighteenth-Century Poetic Condition (Ashgate 2013). His primary interest is in 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). His current research examines representations of suicide in the literature and press of the British eighteenth century.