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The Shandean in new online format in 2024

The final paper issue of The Shandean was printed in November 2022. The journal will nonetheless continue to be published in the future, but as an online-only journal which retains the same structure, outlook, and unique appeal as its paper predecessor. There will be no 2023 issue, but a double issue in the new online format will appear in November 2024.

Plans for an appropriate online outlet for The Shandean are still currently underway, but readers will be informed of their outcome in due course.

In the meantime, please send any queries or submissions for articles or notes to be considered by the editors for peer review to:

Vol 32 & 33 & from print to open access

2021 – Volume 32

The Shandean Volume 32 2021

Volume 32 (2021) is printing now and will be sent to all subscribers end 2021. It has 212 pages and 18 illustrations, mostly in colour. The beautiful marbling on the cover is from the 1775 ‘New Edition’ of Tristram Shandy, Volume 3, p. 22. See Contents and Abstracts and how to order Volume 32 (2021).

2022 – Volume 33

The next Volume 33 (2022) will be the last volume of The Shandean in its present printed & paid form and can be ordered here. More information of this last and special volume will follow later.

2023 – From print to open access

From 2023 onwards we will continue – free of charge – in open access format as The Shandean Online via the same and well-known website

Preview of The Shandean Volume 32 (2021)

The Shandean Volume 32 2021

This is the marbling on the cover of the new volume of The Shandean Volume 32 (2021). The marbling is from the 1775 ‘New Edition’ of Tristram Shandy, volume 3, p. 22.

The Shandean Volume 32 (2021) will be published in November 2021.

The Contents and Abstracts of this new volume are online.

You can order The Shandean Volume 32 (2021) now.
Please send the order form to Jessy van Geloven:

The editors of The Shandean are very grateful for your support.

Fourth ILSF Conference – 28 to 30 October 2021 in Palazzo Du Mesnil, Naples

Fourth International Laurence Sterne Foundation Conference, Naples 2021
Palazzo Du Mesnil – Thursday 28 to Saturday 30 October 2021

Sterne and the Grand Tour: Places, Postures, Portraits
 … and here I am, as happy as a king after all, growing fat, sleek, and well-liking —not improving in stature, but in breadth. We have a jolly carnival of it — nothing but opera-punchinelloes-festinos and masquerades —
(Letters, 269, to John Hall Stevenson, Naples, 5 February 1766) 

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. As the epigraph makes clear, he seemed utterly in tune with the intoxicating festive mood pervading the town and was impressed by the local celebrations, especially the renowned fêtes and masquerades given by Eleonora Borghese, Principessa Francavilla, at the gorgeous Palazzo Cellamare with its luxuriant gardens. 

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.

Conference fee
Before 10 August: €80 – non-waged €60
After 10 August: €100 – non-waged €80
Conference dinner: €30

in Euro by bank transfer: made payable to St. Int. Sterne Foundation
IBAN: NL92 INGB 0006252439 – Bic/Swift: INGBNL2A
in Euro via PayPal: account name:

To register
Please email to stating your name, affiliation, and payment details.

Where & when
We do hope to be able to host the Conference “live” in Naples at Palazzo Du Mesnil (Via Partenope 10/A, with access in Via Chiatamone 61/62) from 28 to 30 October 2021. In case of persisting restrictions due to the ongoing global pandemic, the event will be postponed to March 2022.

New in November: The Shandean Volume 31 (2020)

The new Volume 31 (2020) of The Shandean has gone to the typesetter and will be published in November 2020. All Contents and Abstracts of The Shandean Volume 31 (2020)

The marbling on the cover of The Shandean Volume 31 (2020) is from the 2020 Folio Society Limited Edition of Tristram Shandy, with a tipped-in hand-marbled leaf by Jemma Lewis on page 173.

You can order this new Volume 31 (2020) of The Shandean now.
The editors look forward to your order and would like to thank you in advance for your continuing support.

Preview The Shandean Volume 30 (2019)

The marbling on the cover of Volume 30 (2019) is taken from Tristram Shandy, A New Edition, Altenburgh: for Richter and Boehme, 1772,  volume 3 between pp. 10-11, varnished with gum, verso blank.

The marbling on the cover of Volume 30 (2019) is taken from Tristram Shandy, A New Edition, Altenburgh: for Richter and Boehme, 1772,  volume 3 between pp. 10-11, varnished with gum, verso blank.

Contents of Volume 30 (2019).

The Shandean Volume 30 (2019) will be published in November 2019. 
You can order this volume now.