Chicago Shaw Symposium 2014, May 16-17, at the Chicago Cultural Center, Travel Grants Available

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International Shaw Society, ShawChicago Theater Co., Literature and Languages Department at Roosevelt University, Illinois Humanities Council
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"Bernard Shaw's Use of Language -- Artistic Innovation, Social Critique, and Political Argument. His Cultural Legacy.

Come to hear papers and talks from scholars/authors/actors/directors, participate in discussions, and see ShawChicago's concert reading of Shaw's Man and Superman.

We welcome proposals for papers and panel discussion topics either focused as much as possible on Shaw's use of language in his plays or other works but especially those works, issues, and topics that inform Man and Superman, the featured production by ShawChicago for the Symposium; or on the general subjects of Shaw's artistic innovations, social critiques, and political arguments, most especially those that intersect with Man and Superman; or on the cultural echoes, legacies, and influences of Shaw, most especially those that arose from Man and Superman, The Revolutionist's Handbook, etc.

Send proposals to Michael O'Hara, preferably as an attachment to an email (, or by mail to Associate Dean Michael O'Hara, 2000 W. University Ave., College of Fine Arts, AC 200, Ball State University, Muncie, IN 47306. Please copy the ISS Vice President Ellen Dolgin at Include a cover letter, a 300-500 word abstract, and a c.v., all in one document and in that order if you're sending an attachment to an email.

Those applying for ISS Travel Grants should submit additional information (see online at ). Deadline for both grants and paper proposals is January 15, 2014.

Questions about registration (which is free!), accommodations, travel grants, the symposium schedule, where things are, costs, and other symposium features will all be answered as answers become available at , but if you still have questions, please email or call Michael O'Hara at 765-285-5495.