ILSF Conferences

Members of the International Laurence Sterne Foundation can keep in close touch with current international Sterne scholarship and activities.

The Fifth International Laurence Sterne Foundation Conference will take place in Venice, Italy at Ca’Foscari University, in the historical palazzo on Grand Canal, from 9 to 11 November 2023.

This year’s theme will be Laurence Sterne’s Words and Worlds: the relationship in his works between experience and expression, truth and fiction, reference and style.

Organized by:
* Prof. Flavio Gregori: 
* Prof. Peter de Voogd:

– The Fourth ILSF Sterne Conference Sterne and the Grand Tour: Places, Postures, Portraits was in Palazzo Du Mesnil, Naples, Italy from 28 till 30 October 2021. See also information on the website of University of Naples L’Orientale.

The Third ILSF Sterne Conference Laurence Sterne Legacies, War and Peace in the Age of Sterne was held in Utrecht, The Netherlands from 31 October till 2 November 2019.

Second ILSF Sterne Conference Adaptation in the Age of Sterne was held in Kazimierz 
Wielki University, Bydgoszcz, Poland in October 2017.

The  First ILSF Sterne Conference has been hosted by Northumbria University in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom in November 2015.