MEETINGS IN 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 more events.  In addition, there are often Calls for Papers on Shaw topics at conferences not sponsored by the ISS (MLA, CDC, Irish Studies, etc.), 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: 


2018 Summer Shaw Symposium

The Shaw Festival

Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

July 27-28-29, 2017

Featuring Shaw’s one-acts:  Man of Destiny, How He Lied to Her Husband, and O’Flaherty VC,

seats for which come with registering for the Symposium.

To register for the Symposium ($260; $150 for students) and buy tickets for other plays,

call the Shaw Festival Box Office at 1-800-511-7429.

See www.shawfest.com for the entire 2018 season of plays.

Deadline for submitting papers and grant applications is April 1, 2018.

Send abstracts, applications, & queries to Professor Lawrence Switzky (U. of Toronto) at lawrenceswitzky@gmail.com   A committee will evaluate them and notify you in April .

ISS Travel Grants & Bryden Scholarships are available (see www.shawsociety.org/Grants-Scholarships-2018.htm).

An informational website, with answers to all your questions, is available at www.shawsociety.org/SummerSymposium-2018.htm.







Special Shaw Session at the 2018 MLA Convention

 "Revolutionary States."

MLA Convention in New York, NY

January 4-7, 2018




A special session

Presiding: Jennifer Buckley, U. of Iowa


1. “Staging Immortality in 1918: Bernard Shaw and Luigi Antonelli,”

James Armstrong (Graduate Center, City U of New York) [#3307]

2. “Revolutionaries of a Different Sort: Bernard Shaw and Emma Goldman,”

Virginia Costello (U of Illinois, Chicago) [#3303]

3. “Catching the Mood Postwar: Bernard Shaw and Sean O’Casey,”

Martin Meisel (Columbia U) [#3304]

4. “Women, Warriors: Redefining ‘Woman’ in Bernard Shaw’s and J. M. Barrie’s Wartime Plays, ”

 Ellen Dolgin (Dominican C of Blauvelt) [#3319]

Session Website: https://mla17shaw.mla.hcommons.org/author/jabuckley/






Comparative Drama Conference

Rollins College in Orlando, Florida.

 April 5-7, 2018,

Deadline for submitting papers for the Shaw Session is Dec. 1, 2017.

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

For details, see the CDC website at http://blogs.rollins.edu/drama/




2018 Conference for the Canadian Association for Irish Studies


Université Laval


June 13-16, 2018

Send proposals for Shaw papers to

Professor Brad Kent at  Brad.Kent@lit.ulaval.ca. by January 31, 2018.






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