Sanditon: 200 Years

Beginning March 29, Trinity College, Cambridge will be hosting a three day conference to celebrate Jane Austen’s Sanditon, her unfinished final novel started in January of 1817 and not completed by her death in July of that same year.

From the press release,

This conference will be devoted to discussing a diverse range of subjects relating to Jane Austen’s last work. Papers on thematic, historical, stylistic and biographical topics are invited. Particular attention will be given to the manuscript of Sanditon and Austen’s compositional processes, as well as to the reception and textual history of Sanditon in terms of editions, adaptations and continuations.


The conference will be held at Trinity College, Cambridge, with planned visits to King’s College and to Austen exhibitions at the University Library, Cambridge and the English Faculty, Cambridge.

The Sanditon manuscript, currently housed at King’s College, Cambridge will also be on view.