C A L L F O R P A P E R S

 

You Are Invited

 

to

 

THE THIRD ANNUAL

SHAW SYMPOSIUM

 

 

at The Shaw Festival

Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

18-20 August 2006

 

http://www.shawfest.com/

Scholarships & Grants

 

Sponsored by the Academy of the Shaw Festival and the International Shaw Society

 

Scholars and devotees of Shaw will gather to hear academic papers and

talks from actors and/or directors, participate in discussions,

and see both Too True To Be Good and Arms and The Man.

 

The symposium will convene late on Friday afternoon, August 18, at the Shaw Festival for a short welcome and social gathering, allowing time for participants to attend Too True To Be Good at the Court House Theatre later that evening. Saturday morning and afternoon will be occupied with papers and panel discussions, followed by the Saturday evening performance of Arms and The Man at the Festival Theatre. On Sunday morning there will be a brief meeting of the International Shaw Society, followed by a discussion on staging Shaw with actors and/or directors from the Shaw Festival. The symposium will conclude by noon on Sunday, giving participants an opportunity to have lunch before seeing a play of their choice that afternoon.

 

All symposium sessions will be held at Shaw Festival venues, details to be provided later. It is hoped that proposals for papers and panel topics will be directed towards provoking lively discussion, for which ample time will be allowed. Submissions from younger scholars are particularly encouraged.

 

PROPOSALS for papers and panel topics (focused as much as possible on Too True To Be Good and Arms and The Man) should be sent to Dr. Leonard Conolly, preferably as an attachment to an email (lconolly@trentu.ca), or by mail to Professor Leonard Conolly, Department of English, Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada K9J 7B8. Include a 300-500 word abstract. Those applying for scholarships or grants should submit additional information (see below). Deadline is April 30, 2006.

 

TO REGISTER for the Shaw Symposium, either as a presenter or not, please contact Rod Christensen at rchristensen@shawfest.com. Or please leave your order and credit card # (including expiry date) on his voice-mail at 1-800-657-1106 ext 265, and leave an email or street address where your order can be confirmed. For updating of the schedule and other details, visit the ISS website at www.shawsociety.org. Participants are responsible for arranging their own travel and accommodation. See the Shaw Festival website for links: http://www.shawfest.com/.

 

SYMPOSIUM PRICE LIST:

Registration is $195 Canadian per participant, and it includes the reception on Friday, sessions both Saturday and Sunday, a box lunch on Saturday, and an A+ ticket for Too True To Be Good on Friday night and for Arms and The Man on Saturday night. Additional tickets for these two shows can be purchased through Rod Christensen when you register. For all other shows, please contact the Shaw Festival Box Office at 1-800-511-7429 or order online at http://www.shawfest.com/index.php.

 

ISS Membership: You need not be a member of the International Shaw Society to attend or participate in the Shaw Symposium, but information about membership is available at www.shawsociety.org. A meeting of the ISS will be held at the Symposium, and non-members are welcome to attend as prospective members.

 

 

RONALD BRYDEN SCHOLARSHIPS & ISS HAMPTON/HUSSEY TRAVEL GRANTS,

 

OFFERED IN TANDEM IN CONJUNCTION WITH

THE ANNUAL SHAW SYMPOSIUM AT THE SHAW FESTIVAL

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The Shaw Festival and the International Shaw Society are offering up to five scholarships/grants to young scholars to attend the Third Annual Shaw Symposium at Niagara-on the-Lake, Ontario, from August 18 through August 20, 2006. These scholarships/grants, to begin with, will pay the registration fee of $195 (which includes an A+ ticket to each of the two Shaw plays). In addition, the Shaw Festival's Ronald Bryden Scholarships will provide accommodation during the three days of the Symposium. The Bryden Scholarships commemorate the late Ronald Bryden (1927-2004), long-time Literary Adviser to The Shaw and a founding member of the ISS. The ISS Hampton/Hussey Travel Grants, provided through the generosity of Aubrey Hampton and Susan Hussey of "Aubrey Organics," may also help with transportation expenses (see application form below).

 

ELIGIBILITY

Any student registered at a recognized degree-granting institution may apply. Also eligible are college graduates under the age of forty who are either independent or underemployed scholars. Preference will be given to applicants who are also submitting a proposal for a paper to be given at the 2006 Shaw Symposium.

 

APPLICATION

Applicants should send a current c.v., covering letter, and an application form (see below) to the selection committee by attachment to an email to Professor Leonard Conolly at lconolly@trentu.ca or by mail to Dr. Conolly at the Department of English, Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada K9J 7B8. Proposals for papers should go to the same addresses.

 

DEADLINES:

     Deadline for submitting a 300-500 word abstract for a paper is April 30, 2006.

    Deadline for grant/scholarship applications is also April 30, 2006.

    Candidates will be notified no later than May 30, 2006 regarding the acceptance of their paper proposal and grant/scholarship application.

 

ISS MEMBERSHIP: You need not be a member of the ISS to apply for this grant/scholarship. Non-members who receive a scholarship/grant will be given a free membership to the ISS for the balance of the year.

 

 

APPLICATION FORM FOR

ISS HAMPTON-HUSSEY TRAVEL GRANTS & BRYDEN SCHOLARSHIPS

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