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La SERA vient de conclure un accord de taille avec la Keats-Shelley House à Rome, qui doit permettre à de jeunes chercheurs de la SERA de poursuivre leur recherche au sein de cet établissement pendant une semaine entre novembre et février 2017-2018. La période pourra s’étendre à deux semaines éventuellement et deux chercheurs les années suivantes si la première expérience se passe bien.
Le/la KSMA/SERA Fellow, lauréat(e) du KSMA/SERA research fellowship qui sera sélectionné(e) pour ce séjour sera logé(e) gratuitement pendant sa semaine à Rome dans l’appartement situé dans le musée et la SERA financera donc son voyage à Rome. Il/elle n’aura juste qu’à financer les repas et devenir membre l’année de son élection de la Keats-Shelley Memorial Association (25£ pour la cotisation que la SERA pourra également financer et/ou rembourser, si besoin est).
Enfin, le/la lauréat(e) devra faire une présentation de ses travaux une fois à Rome lors d’une conférence au musée, participer à la vie du musée et enfin présenter le fruit de ses recherches et la collection du musée aux membres de la SERA à son retour. Nous encourageons les étudiants de master, doctorants ou post-doctorants travaillant sur Keats, Shelley ou l’Italie à candidater, bien sûr, mais si des chercheurs travaillant sur d’autres sujets souhaitent partir, ils peuvent aussi se présenter.
Merci de contacter la présidente de la SERA, Caroline Bertonèche, avant le 30 juin si
ce séjour de recherche vous intéresse.
  • SERA Travel Grant

SERA members, be they PhD students or tenured-track faculty members (even though priority will be given to PhD students) may contact Caroline Bertonèche or Sébastien Scarpa if they wish to apply for a SERA travel grant. In exchange, they will represent the society at one of the events organised by academic organisations (including NASSR, ESSE, BARS, and GER) abroad.

2016 laureate:

Congatulations to Dr Jeremy ELPRIN, who has been awarded the 2016 SERA Travel Grant to represent the society at the upcoming NASSR conference at Berkeley University, California, in August 2016. Educated at Paris 7-Paris Diderot University, Jeremy Elprin is currently holding a temporary lectureship position at Caen University. Title of his paper (in the panel “The Face and Place of Reading”): “Reading the ‘Countenance’ and the Contents of Keats’s Letters”.
See Jeremy ELPRIN’s notes on the NASSR conference.
  • SERA Masters Prize

Every two years the SERA will give out a Masters Prize in Romantic Studies and the first one was awarded early 2016. To be eligible to the second round, you need to have obtained a Master 1 or Master 2 Degree in Romantic studies in either 2016 or 2017.

The prize-winner will present their work during a special seminar organised around the theme(s) of their research, and receive a 200 euro bursary.

Candidates must send an application letter, with their names, first names, and institutions of affiliation, title of their Masters’thesis and a short summary (in French or in English, depending on the language used for the thesis), as well as the name of their supervisor(s). Once their application has been received and approved, each candidate will be instructed to send two anonymous paper and electronic (PDF) copies of their theses.

The application must be sent to caroline.bertoneche@univ-grenoble-alpes.fr and

by September, 30th 2017.


The 2016 Masters Prize in Romantic Studies has been attributed to Camille Adnot for her excellent Masters’thesis on William Blake which she defended at the Université Paris Diderot-Paris 7 under the supervision of Jean-Marie Fournier: Form and Formlessness in William Blake’s The Book of Urizen.

The jury was unanimous as to the exceptional quality of the Masters’thesis which the laureate presented at a seminar hinging on her research, on January, 7th 2016 at the ENS Ulm (Salle des résistants)

We would like to thank the jury for their help and support in the creation of this prize: Sylvie Crinquand (Université de Bourgogne, présidente); Laurent Châtel (Paris-Sorbonne); Samuel Baudry (Lyon 2); Aurélie Thiria-Meulemans (Université de Picardie).

  • External Grants

The NCSA (Nineteenth Century Studies Association) Article Prize and Emerging Scholars Award July 1st submission deadline is approaching. Information can be found below and on the NCSA website.

The 2018 Article Prize recognizes excellence in scholarly studies from any discipline on any aspect of the long 19th century. The winner will receive $500, presented at the Annual NCSA Conference in 2018. Entries can be from any discipline and must be published in English or with an English translation; interdisciplinary essays are especially encouraged. Articles that appeared in print in a journal or edited collection between 7/1/16 and 6/30/17 are eligible; if the work appeared within those dates it is also eligible even if the date of publication is noted differently. Deadline: July 1, 2017. Send a PDF file or link, including the publication’s name/volume/date, to the committee chair, Dr. Laura White, at lwhite4@unl.edu. All submissions will be acknowledged; queries should be addressed to Dr. White at the same address. Further information is available athttp://www.ncsaweb.net/Awards-and-Prizes.

The 2018 Emerging Scholars Award: The work of emerging scholars represents the promise and long-term future of interdisciplinary scholarship in nineteenth century studies. In recognition of the excellent publications of this constituency of emerging scholars, this award recognizes an outstanding article or essay published within six years of the author’s doctorate or other terminal professional degree. Entrants must have less than seven years of experience either in an academic career, or as a post-terminal-degree independent scholar or practicing professional. The winning article will be selected by a committee of nineteenth-century scholars representing diverse disciplines. The winner will receive $500 to be presented at the annual NCSA Conference in 2018. Applicants are encouraged to attend the conference at which the prize will be awarded. Entries can be from any discipline and may focus on any aspect of the long nineteenth century (the French Revolution to World War I), must be published in English or be accompanied by an English translation, and must be by a single author. Submission of essays that are interdisciplinary is especially encouraged. Articles that appeared in print in a journal or edited collection between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017 are eligible for the 2018 Emerging Scholar Award; if the date of publication does not fall within that span but the work appeared between those dates, then it is eligible.

Essays published in online, peer-reviewed journals are considered to be “in print” and are thus eligible. Send a PDF of electronically published articles/essays to the committee chair, Professor Caroline McCracken-Flesher, at cmf@uwyo.edu. Address all questions to Dr. Caroline McCracken-Flesher at the same email address. Please note that applicants must verify date of actual publication for eligibility.

Articles submitted to the NCSA Article Prize competition are ineligible for the Emerging Scholars Award; one entry per scholar is allowed annually.


Two Pforzheimer Grants ($2,500 each)


Eligibility: Advanced graduate students, independent scholars, and untenured faculty.

Purpose: To provide funding for expenses related to research in the field of British Romanticism and literary culture between 1789 and 1832, especially projects involving authors featured in the Keats-Shelley Journal bibliography.

Application Procedures: Please check the website http://k-saa.org/awards/


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