International Laurence Sterne Foundation – ILSF
The International Laurence Sterne Foundation (ILSF) was launched in the tercentenary year 2013.
Its purposes are to encourage study of the life and works of Laurence Sterne, and to facilitate and coordinate ways in which Sterne scholars may meet together.
The ILSF publishes The Shandean™, maintains a website shandean.org and a Facebook Group, e-mails a newsletter to ILSF Members and helps organise a Sterne Conference every two years.
The Shandean™ is a scholarly journal dedicated to the life, work and times of Laurence Sterne (1713-1768).
Founded in 1989, it promotes research into all aspects of Sterne’s life and writing. In total 33 volumes of The Shandean have been printed from 1989-2022. The final paper issue was printed in November 2022.
The journal will continue as an online journal which retains the same structure, outlook, and unique appeal as its paper predecessor. The new online format will appear in November 2024.