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Sanditon: 200 Years

March 29 - March 31

Trinity College, Cambridge

29-31 March, 2017

Trinity College, Cambridge

‘Sanditon: 200 Years’ is a conference that will take place at Trinity College, Cambridge from March 29-31, 2017. The conference will mark the bicentenary of the composition of Jane Austen’s unfinished novel, Sanditon, in a year that also marks the bicentenary of Austen’s death. Austen began to write Sanditon in January of 1817. The manuscript closes with the date of March 18. Austen died four months later.

The manuscript of Sanditon is held at King’s College, Cambridge and will be available for participants in the conference to view, along with items from the Dorothy Warren and David Gilson Jane Austen collections, also held at at King’s. To coincide with the conference, Austen exhibitions will take place at the University Library, Cambridge and the English Faculty, Cambridge University.

Confirmed speakers:

  • Linda Bree (Cambridge University Press)
  • Emma Clery (University of Southampton)
  • Claudia L. Johnson (Princeton University)
  • Michelle Levy (Simon Fraser University)
  • Peter Sabor (McGill University)
  • Kathryn Sutherland (University of Oxford)
  • Clara Tuite (University of Melbourne)


March 29
March 31
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Trinity College, Cambridge
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Anne Toner