‘A Legacy to the World’: New Approaches to Laurence Sterne’s ‘A Sentimental Journey’ and other Works_

deadline for submissions: 
September 20, 2017
full name / name of organization: 
W. B. Gerard (Auburn University at Montgomery), Paul Goring (Norwegian University of Science and Technology), and M.-C. Newbould (Cambridge University), co-editors
contact email: 

In 2018, Laurence Sterne’s _A Sentimental Journey through France and

Italy_, the author’s ‘work of redemption,’ will have been

entertaining, touching and outraging readers for 250 years. To mark

the sestercentennial anniversary of its publication and Laurence

Sterne’s death, we are pleased to issue a call for proposals for

contributions to an essay collection, _‘A Legacy to the World’:

New Approaches to Laurence Sterne’s ‘A Sentimental Journey’ and

other Works_. We are particularly interested in new explorations of

affect, culture, gender, class, religion and nation, and in studies of

connections between _A Sentimental Journey_ and other works by Sterne

and his contemporaries. Please send abstracts of 200-300 words to

mcn23@cam.ac.uk by September 20, 2017; the collection’s anticipated

publication is late 2018.