SERCIA is proud to award on an annual basis a grant to help young members publish the book version of their PhD dissertation. The dissertation must be written in English or French and must deal with English-language cinema. The dissertation must have been defended in 2019, and the candidate must be a SERCIA member when submitting her/his application. Applications are vetted by a committee of five members, elected by the general assembly for a two-year term. They must be sent as electronic documents to all five members of the committee by May 15, 2020, and must include a 10-page book proposal (including a presentation of the book, target audience and chapter-by-chapter breakdown) and the minutes of the PhD defense; letters of recommendation are also welcome. The winner(s) will be announced at the General Meeting in September 2020.

The members of the committee elected at the General Assembly in September 2019 are:

Marimar Azcona, Universidad de Zaragoza

Jean-François Baillon, Université Bordeaux Montaigne

Emmanuelle Delanoë-Brun, Université Paris Diderot

Nolwenn Mingant, Université de Nantes

Yann Roblou, Université de Valenciennes

Previous members include Sarah Hatchuel (Université Paul Valéry Montpellier 3), Anne-Marie Paquet-Deyris (Université Paris Ouest Nanterre) and Melvyn Stokes (University College London).

Past winners

2019: Elsa Colombani for her PhD, “Contes gothiques, Tim Burton : de Vincent à Mrs. Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children,” University Paris Ouest Nanterre, and Pablo Gómez for his PhD, “A Better World? Cosmopolitan Struggles in Twenty-First Century Science-Fiction Cinema,” Universidad de Zaragoza

2018: Julia Echeverría for her PhD, “The Viral Screen: Viruses, Zombies, and Infectious Diseases in Post-Millenial Films,” Universidad de Zaragoza

2017: Hervé Mayer for his PhD, “Guerre sauvage et empire de la liberté : prolongements du myth de la frontière dans le cinéma américain post-western” (Savage War and the Empire of Freedom: Continuations of the Myth of the Frontier in Post-western American Cinema), Université Paris Ouest Nanterre