Bernard Shaw's Ireland: An International Perspective - Academic Conference

deadline for submissions: 
January 31, 2024
full name / name of organization: 
Shaw Conference 2024

International Shaw Conference Dublin June 5 th -7 th 2024

Venue: MOLI, UCD Naughton Joyce Centre, 85 St Stephen’s Green, St Kevin’s Dublin


In the last fifteen years, Bernard Shaw’s Irish identity has been firmly re-established both in
the field of Shaw Studies and Irish Revivalist Studies. Peter Gahan’s Bernard Shaw and the
Irish Literary Tradition (2010), Nelson O’Ceallaigh Ritschel’s Shaw, Synge, Connolly and
the Socialist Provocation (2011), and Audrey McNamara’s Bernard Shaw: Reimagining
Women and Ireland 1892-1914 (2023) bookend more than a decade’s long campaign to
restore Shaw to his rightful place within the Irish Dramatic Canon. Anthony Roche’s chapter
“Shaw and the Revival: The Absent Presence” in his The Irish Dramatic Revival 1899-
1939 (2015), David Clare’s Bernard Shaw’s Irish Outlook (2016), Nelson O’Ceallaigh
Ritschel and Audrey McNamara’s edited collection Bernard Shaw and the Making of Modern
Ireland (2020), Nelson O’Ceallaigh Ritschel’s Bernard Shaw, Sean O’Casey, and the Dead
James Connolly (2021), and numerous chapters and articles were written in response to and
as a result of the highly successful 2012 International Shaw Conference in Dublin, opened by
President Michael D. Higgins at the National Gallery, which celebrated the Hiberno-Shaw.

Marking the 100-year anniversary of the London premiere of Shaw’s Nobel prize winning
drama, Saint Joan, which reflected Shaw’s response to the culmination of Irish Independence
and the establishment of the Irish Free State, the 2024 Conference in Dublin will celebrate
Shaw’s relationship to Ireland through his marked international perspective. We invite papers
on any aspect of Shaw’s international perspective, especially those which speak to his interest
in gender, feminism, socialism, nationalism and internationalism. Abstracts for papers
(maximum of twenty minutes per talk) should be sent
to for consideration, along with a brief letter of

Deadlines to submit abstracts is 31 January 2024.

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