Dr Eric Parisot

Honorary Research Fellow

School of Communication and Arts
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
+61 7 336 52503


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). His current research examines representations of suicide in the literature and press of the British eighteenth century.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Melbourne
  • Master of Philosophy, University of Glasgow
  • Bachelor of Arts, Monash University


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Book Chapter

  • Parisot, Eric (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 (pp. 183-202) Basingstoke, United Kingdom: Palgrave Macmillan. doi:10.1057/9781137455413_10

  • Parisot, Eric (2015). Blair, Robert. In Gary Day and Jack Lynch (Ed.), The encyclopedia of British literature 1660 - 1789 (pp. 127-129) Oxford, United Kingdom: Wiley-Blackwell.

  • Parisot, Eric (2011). Robert Buchanan and Christ, King of the wandering Jews. In Jessica L. Wilkinson, Eric Parisot and David McInnis (Ed.), Refashioning myth: Poetic transformations and metamorphoses (pp. 93-114) Newcastle upon Tyne, U.K.: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

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