C A L L F O R P A P E R S
You Are Invited
THE FIFTH ANNUAL
at The Shaw Festival
25-26-27 July 2008
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 Mrs. Warren’s Profession and Getting Married.
The symposium will convene late on Friday afternoon, July 25,
at the Shaw Festival for a short welcome and social gathering, allowing time
for participants to have dinner on their own and attend Getting Married at the
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 Getting Married and Mrs.
Warren’s Profession) should be sent to Dr. Leonard Conolly, preferably as
an attachment to an email (firstname.lastname@example.org), or by mail to Professor Leonard
Conolly, Department of English,
SYMPOSIUM PRICE LIST:
Registration is $215 Canadian per participant ($199 Canadian for ISS members), and it includes the reception on Friday, sessions both Saturday and Sunday, a picnic lunch on Saturday, and an A+ ticket for Getting Married on Friday night and for Mrs. Warrens Profession on Saturday night. Additional tickets for Shaw performances can be purchased by phoning the Box Office at 1-800-511-7429 or ordering online at www.shawfest.com/. You could probably squeeze a second play in on Saturday (a matinee) and Sunday (in the evening), if you wish, but scheduling needs may force us to use Saturday afternoon for Symposium activities (check with email@example.com on that).
ISS Membership: You need not be a member of the International Shaw Society to attend or participate in the Shaw Symposium (about half are not members, in fact), but information about membership is available at www.shawsociety.org, if you wish to be eligible for the discount mentioned above, as well as other discounts. A meeting of the ISS will be held at the Symposium, and non-members are welcome to attend as prospective members.
The Shaw Festival and the
International Shaw Society are offering up to five scholarships/grants to young
scholars to attend the Fourth Annual Shaw Symposium at Niagara-on the-Lake,
Generally, any young scholar 40 or under may apply, whether student or faculty or independent. Students should be registered at a recognized degree-granting institution. Preference will be given to applicants who are also submitting a proposal for a paper to be given at the 2008 Shaw Symposium.
Applicants for the scholarship/grant
should send, all in one document and in this
order, a covering letter, an application form, an abstract, and a current c.v. (see below) to the
selection committee by attachment to an email to Professor Leonard Conolly at firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to Dr. Conolly at the Department
· Deadline for submitting a 300-500 word abstract for a paper is April 15, 2008.
· Deadline for grant/scholarship applications is also April 15, 2008.
· Candidates will be notified no later than May 15, 2008 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.