Call for Papers

UPDATE: We welcome paper proposals for the following specialised panels (deadline: 15 July 2017):

1. Sterne and Travel Writing: 18th-21st centuries
The panel will cover various aspects of Sternean fashions in travel writing from the 1760s to the present day, in English and world literature.
Convenor: Prof. Magdalena Ożarska, Jan Kochanowski University, Kielce
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2. Sterne and (Post)Modernism revisited
The panel will cover various aspects of Sterne's impact on 20th- and 21st-century literature, revisiting some of the issues addressed in the collection Laurence Sterne in Modernism and Postmodernism (ed. Peter de Voogd, David Pierce; Rodopi, 1996).
Convenor: Prof. Peter de Voogd, University of Utrecht
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3. Sterne, liberature, and the contemporary novel
The panel will address the multifaceted imprint of Sterne on the contemporary novelistic discourse.
Convenor: Dr Katarzyna Bazarnik, Jagiellonian University, Kraków
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4. The Age of Sterne in the 21st century
The panel will concentrate on the uses and abuses of the Georgian period - especially, though not exclusively, the 1750s and 1760s (the "Sternean" decades) - in contemporary literature and popular culture.
Convenor: Dr Daniel Cook, University of Dundee
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the International Laurence Sterne Foundation


the Department of English, Kazimierz Wielki University in Bydgoszcz

invite paper proposals for

The Second International Laurence Sterne Foundation Conference

on the theme of

Adaptation in the Age of Sterne

Although the primary concern of the conference will be the work of Laurence Sterne and its afterlife, we are also interested in papers shedding light on the broader context of the Age of Sterne. 

Paper proposals (200-word abstracts) should be sent to Peter de Voogd and Jakub Lipski by June 15, 2017
Notifications of acceptance will be sent at the end of June 2017.

Delegates wishing to present a paper must be members of the Foundation, the online membership form can be found here.