Cfp: Sterne and the Grand Tour: Places, Postures, Portraits, Naples 28-30 October 2021
Fourth International Laurence Sterne Foundation Conference, Naples 28-30 October 2021
Sterne’s eccentric Grand Tour through Italy culminated in Naples, where he arrived ‘Shandaically’ enough just in time for the pre-Lenten festivities in February 1766.
For the Fourth Conference in Naples the ILSF warmly welcomes proposals that focus on Sterne’s artful investment in all aspects related to the Grand Tour. Topics may include the following:
The Grand Tour in the eighteenth century and Sterne’s narrative ‘detours’
Sterne in Italy between antique and modern arts
Sterne and learned wit
The metaphor of writing as travelling and Sterne’s travesties and postures
Sterne’s authorial masks and the festive repertoire of the carnivalesque
We also welcome proposals for themed panels.
Abstracts (max 300 words) should be sent to Peter de Voogd () and to Maria Laudando ().
The deadline is 31 July 2021.