"Shaw at The Shaw" Conference in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, July 21-25,2017

deadline for submissions: 
January 30, 2017
full name / name of organization: 
International Shaw Society
contact email: 

Sponsored by the International Shaw Society, The Shaw Festival, and York University, "Shaw at The Shaw" seeks paper proposals that will cover a broad spectrum of topics but will give some preference to topics on the two Shaw plays scheduled at The Shaw Festival, SAINT JOAN and ANDROCLES AND THE LION, and on comparisons of Shaw to other playwrights and of Shaw's plays to other plays featured in the 2017 Festival season (see www.shawfest.com).  Student papers for special sessions are welcome as well.  Send an abstract of 200-300 words with your name and employer/university to shawconference@gmail.com by 30 January, 2017.  Questions can be directed there as well.  If unknown to the committee, include letter of introduction and CV as well. With the same deadline, ISS Travel Grants and Bryden Scholarships are available to emerging scholars: see http://www.shawsociety.org/iss-travel-grants-2017.htm.

The keynote address will be by Tim Carroll, the new Artistic Director at The Shaw, who will be directing both Shaw plays.  Substantial discounts on hotels (The Prince of Wales being the primary site of the conference) and on tickets for plays, two for each play from July 20 through July 26, will be available after paying for registration.   See www.shawconference.com for the details and to register.  Major credit and debit cards accepted.  For general reference and information, see www.shawsociety.org and www.shawsociety.org/conference2017.htm.  Questions may also be sent to ISS@shawbiz.org or the President of the ISS, Michael O'Hara, at mohara@bsu.edu.