Dr Anna Mercer
- 2.38, Adeilad John Percival , Rhodfa Colum, Caerdydd, CF10 3EU
I am a Romanticist interested in literary relationships, women writers, and manuscript studies (1770-1830). I completed my AHRC-funded doctorate at the University of York in 2017. My thesis - to be published as a monograph by Routledge - explores the collaborative literary relationship of Percy Bysshe Shelley and Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley.
As well as teaching at Cardiff, I also work at Keats House in Hampstead.
I am the Director of Communications for the Keats-Shelley Association of America (K-SAA).
I am the Blog Editor for the British Association for Romantic Studies (BARS).
I've also studied at the University of Liverpool and Jesus College, University of Cambridge.
PUBLICATIONS: ESSAYS AND CHAPTERS
Mercer, Anna. ‘“All of great and glorious which that country contains”: Mary Shelley’s Italian Scenes’ in Mary Shelley in/and Europe; Essays in Honour of Jean de Palacio ed. Antonella Braida Laplace (forthcoming 2018).
---. ‘Rethinking the Shelleys’ Collaborations in Manuscript’ in The Keats Shelley Review, Vol. 31, No. 1 (2017), 49-65.
---. ‘Beyond Frankenstein: The Collaborative Literary Relationship of Percy Bysshe and Mary Shelley’ in The Keats-Shelley Review, Vol. 30, No. 1 (2016), 80-85.
---. ‘“What aspect wears the soul within?”: Sara Coleridge and Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Poetical Connections, and the Image of Childhood’ in The Coleridge Bulletin, New Series 41 (Summer 2013), 85-96.
---. ‘Mary Shelley’s Life of Learning’ in History Today (Volume 68, Issue 3: March 2018).
---. ‘“On This Day in 1816”: The Bicentenary of Frankenstein’s Composition’ [Notice of upcoming event] in The Keats-Shelley Review, Vol. 30, No. 1 (2016), 7-9.