MEETINGS IN 2017-2018 (both ISS-sponsored and not)



      Conferences and Symposia sponsored or co-sponsored by the International Shaw Society take place at least once a year, and some years there may be two or three events.  In addition, there are often Calls for Papers on Shaw topics at conferences not sponsored by the ISS, and the list below includes those as well.  You may be able to go directly to the ISS conference or symposium homepage by clicking on the highlighted title below; for the others, just query or send abstracts to the email address listed: 


“SHAW at THE SHAW” Conference

The Shaw Festival and Prince of Wales Hotel,

Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

July 21-25, 2017

Featuring Shaw’s Saint Joan and Androcles and the Lion.

See www.shawfest.com for the entire 2017 season of plays.

Deadline for submitting papers and grant applications is January 30, 2017.

Send abstracts, applications, & queries to Professor Christopher Innes at cinnes@yorku.ca or shawconference@gmail.com.  A committee will evaluate them and notify you in February .

Travel Grants & Bryden Scholarships are available (see www.shawsociety.org/ISS-Travel-Grants-2017.htm).

A website at www.shawconference.com is available for registration, and after paying for registration

you will be sent a discount code which will bring discounts on play tickets and accommodations. 

An informational website, with answers to all your questions, is now available at www.shawsociety.org/conference2017.htm, and you can also register from there.




A Chicago Symposium is being planned for Spring of 2018 

in conjunction with the ShawChicago Theater Co.




Special Shaw Session at the 2017 MLA Convention

 Shaw, Modernism, and Utopia,

MLA Convention at Philadelphia, PA

January 5-8, 2017

Friday, 6 January, 2017

265. Shaw, Modernism, and Utopia

10:15–11:30 a.m., 112A, Pennsylvania Convention Center

A special session

Presiding: Jennifer Buckley, Univ. of Iowa


1. "Aging, Utopia, and Bernard Shaw’s Back to Methuselah,"

Siân Adiseshiah, Univ. of Lincoln

2. "Utopia and Endless War: Major Barbara and the Urbanization of Creative-Destructive Capitalism,"

Desmond Harding, Central Michigan Univ.

3. "Utopias of Law and Artifice: Shaw, Wilde, and Sexual Modernism,"

Richard Allen Kaye, Hunter Coll., City Univ. of New York




Comparative Drama Conference

Rollins College in Orlando, Florida.

 April 6-8, 2017,

Deadline for submitting papers for the Shaw Session is Dec. 1, 2016.

Send abstracts & queries to Professor Tony Stafford at tstaffor@utep.edu

For details, see the CDC website at www.comparativedramaconference.org









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