1768-2018: A Year of Sterne Anniversary Celebrations

In February 1768 Laurence Sterne published A Sentimental Journey through France and Italy. A few weeks later, this celebrated author died.


There will be a feast of events throughout 2018 to mark the 250-year anniversary of these important occasions, and to celebrate Sterne’s life, work, and legacy.

Among them, a major international conference was held at Jesus College, Cambridge on 18-21 March 2018.

This year will also see a host of Sterne-related publications, including a major essay collection foregrounding the significance of A Sentimental Journey.

Sterne journal The Shandean, to be published later this year, will also feature fresh scholarship addressing Sterne’s work and legacy, including papers delivered at the Cambridge conference.

Find out more about Sterne’s anniversary here.