Shaw Symposium, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ONT, 15-17 Aug 2019

deadline for submissions: 
May 1, 2019
full name / name of organization: 
International Shaw Society
contact email: 

2019 Shaw Symposium 

Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada

15-17 August 2019


The International Shaw Society and the Shaw Festival invite proposals to present new critical or creative research at the Sixteenth Annual Summer Shaw Symposium. Successful proposals will offer a focused analysis of any aspect of Shaw’s work, or that of his contemporaries featured in the 2019 Shaw Festival season, which notably includes productions of Tennessee Williams’s The Glass Menagerie and Mae West’s Sex. However, talks that advance our understanding of the Shaw plays running at the Festival this year (Man and Superman and Getting Married) will be especially welcome. Please look over the Shaw Festival’s official website at to examine the season programme. 

Generous funding for graduate students and emerging scholars is available through Bryden Scholarships and ISS Travel Grants. See the ISS website at for information about grant applications. 

Please send an abstract of no more than 300 words, emphasizing the research and/or creative value of your proposed talk, and a 2-page CV to Professor Jen Buckley at by 1 May 2019. Feel free to send any relevant questions to Professor Buckley or ISS President Bob Gaines at