Dr Anna Mercer

Dr Anna Mercer


Yr Ysgol Saesneg, Cyfathrebu ac Athroniaeth

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.


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.