Call for Papers
Deadline May 1, 2013
Symposium Costs & Registration
Booking Extra Plays
Travel & Accommodations
International Shaw Society
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Scholars and devotees of Shaw will gather to hear
and talks from actors/directors/designers,
participate in discussions,
Shaw’s Major Barbara and Geneva (adapted).
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The symposium will convene from 5:00 to 6:00 on Friday afternoon, July
26, at the Shaw Festival Theater for a short welcome and social gathering
(wine & cheese), allowing time for participants to have dinner on their
own and then attend Shaw’s
Major Barbara at the Royal George
Theatre at 8:00 pm.
Saturday, July 27, will be occupied with speakers and discussions in
the morning, followed by seeing Shaw’s Geneva (in a adaptation by John Murrell retitled Peace in Our Time – A Comedy) at
2:00 pm in the Royal George Theatre.
On Sunday, July 28, there will be morning and afternoon sessions of
speakers and discussions, with a picnic lunch on the Festival patio around
noon, concluding around 4:00 with a brief meeting of the International Shaw
Society. There will be at least one
session on staging Shaw with actors/directors/designers from the Shaw
Festival on either Saturday or Sunday or perhaps on both days. An extra play or two could be booked on
Saturday and Sunday evenings (see below for instructions on when and how to
do that). To see the Playbill for
the entire 2012 season, go to http://www.shawfest.com/playbill/. For the Symposium schedule, visit http://www.shawfest.com/shaw-enriched/shaw-symposium/.
SYMPOSIUM COSTS AND
TO REGISTER for the Shaw Symposium, either as a presenter or not, please contact
the Shaw Festival Box Office at 1-800-511-7429 and ask for “Group
Sales.” Shaw Festival Members can register from November 5 on (see below for qualifications of that), but Festival non-members must
wait until January 14 for in person and phone orders. Registration
is $275 Canadian per participant ($250 Canadian for ISS members) and $150
for students. This registration price includes the wine
& cheese reception on Friday, sessions both Saturday and Sunday, a
picnic lunch on Sunday, and a Gold Tier seat for Major Barbara on Friday night and for Geneva (adapted) on Saturday afternoon. The ISS discount of $20 is available to
anyone who is a member of the society (see below). Seating charts are
available at http://www.shawfest.com/Home/Buy-Tickets/Seating-Charts. If you run into any difficulties
registering or have questions, call Suzanne Merriam at 1-800-657-1106, ext.
2265, or email her at email@example.com.
BOOKING EXTRA PLAYS:
The only plays included in the registration price are the two Shaw
plays, on Friday night and Saturday afternoon, one ticket for each per
registration. Additional tickets for
Shaw performances (and other plays) can be purchased by phoning the Box
Office at 1-800-511-7429 and asking for “Group Sales” or by ordering online
at http://www.shawfest.com. You can order extra tickets for the Shaw
plays or tickets for other plays when you are registering for the Shaw Symposium,
providing that you wait until January 14, 2012, to register and order if
you’re not a member of the Shaw Festival.
Members of the Festival may order extra tickets according to the
following membership level:
Members’ Special Priority
Booking Period (according to level of membership-see below): November 3,
2012 to November 30,2012
Nov. 3: Governors Council and
Nov. 5: Sustaining,
Contributing, and Business Members
Nov. 8: Supporting Members
Nov. 10: Annual Members
General Public: January 12, 2013
TRAVEL AND ACCOMMODATIONS:
responsible for arranging their own travel and accommodation. See the
Shaw Festival website for links under “Plan Your Visit” that will assist: www.shawfest.com.
There are lots of B&Bs and hotels to choose from. The local Chamber of Commerce can help: http://www.niagaraonthelake.com/page/Accommodations
. Passports are needed on visits to
If you’re looking for
more affordable accommodation, special rates are available at the Residence
and Conference Centre on the Niagara College campus in Niagara-on-the-Lake,
located at the junction of the QEW and the western off-ramp to come to NOTL
(a 15-minute-drive to the downtown), 137 Taylor Road, Niagara-on-the-Lake,
ON LOS 1J0. For Niagara College itself,
and, for a virtual tour of the residences, go to http://www.stayrcc.com/profile/index/30/69/.
For details about the rooms, see http://www.stayrcc.com/profile/index/30/137/
or http://www.shawsociety.org/Niagara-ISS-Shaw-Festival-Flyer.pdf. Prices are Group rate: $84.95/per night
plus taxes for each 2-bedroom suite.
Weekly rates: start at $69.95/per night plus taxes. These rates are for 2 guests sharing a
suite together. For reservations:
(877) 225-8654. Or call Mike Parente, Sales Manager, Tel:
905-641-4435 x2009 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
MEMBERSHIP IN THE INTERNATIONAL SHAW SOCIETY:
You need not be a member of the International Shaw Society to attend
or participate in the Shaw Symposium (typically, about half are not
members, in fact), but, if you wish to be eligible for the discount
mentioned above, as well as other ISS discounts, information about
membership is available at www.shawsociety.org
(or go directly to http://www.shawsociety.org/2013-Membership-Form-&-Benefits.htm). A meeting of the ISS will be held at the
Symposium, and non-members are welcome to attend as prospective
SUBMIT PROPOSALS: Proposals for
papers and panel discussion topics (focused as much as possible on Major Barbara and Geneva or Geneva (adapted), or on comparisons between them and other
plays or between Shaw and other playwrights in the Festival repertory)
should be sent to Dr. Brad Kent, preferably as an attachment to an
email (to Brad.Kent@lit.ulaval.ca), or by mail to Professor Brad
Kent, Département des littératures, Pavillon Charles De Koninck, bureau 3307, Université
Laval, Québec, QC G1V 0A6, CANADA . Include a 300-500
word abstract. Those applying for
scholarships/grants should submit additional information (see below). Deadline is May 1, 2013.
possible updates of the Symposium program and other details, visit the ISS
website at www.shawsociety.org
and look for the Symposium link under “Calls for Papers.”
BRYDEN SCHOLARSHIPS & ISS TRAVEL GRANTS,
OFFERED IN TANDEM IN CONJUNCTION
THE ANNUAL SUMMER SHAW SYMPOSIUM AT
THE SHAW FESTIVAL
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Shaw Festival and the International Shaw Society are offering two scholarships/grants
to young scholars to attend the Tenth Annual Shaw Symposium at Niagara-on
the-Lake, Ontario, from July 26 through July 28, 2013. These scholarships/grants, to begin with,
will pay the registration fee of $250 (which includes a ticket to each of
the two Shaw plays). In addition,
the Shaw Festival's Ronald Bryden Scholarships that accompany the ISS
Travel Grants will provide free 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 Travel Grants may also help with
transportation expenses (see application form below). As Bryden Scholarships are limited in
number, it is possible that you might get an ISS Travel Grant alone.
any “emerging scholar” may apply, whether student or faculty or
independent, but new applicants will be given some preference over those
who have had a scholarship/grant before.
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 2013 Summer Shaw Symposium.
APPLICATION for Bryden
Scholarship and/or ISS Travel Grant
for the scholarship/grant should send, all in one document and in this
order, a covering letter, an application form, an abstract for a
proposed paper, and a current c.v. (see below) to the selection committee by
attachment to an email to Professor Brad Kent at Brad.Kent@lit.ulaval.ca or by
mail to Professor Kent at Département des
literatures, Pavillon Charles De Koninck, bureau 3307, Université
Laval, Québec, QC G1V 0A6, CANADA . Proposals
for papers should go to the same addresses. See below for application form.
for submitting a 300-500 word abstract for a paper is May 1, 2013.
for grant/scholarship applications is also May 1, 2013.
will be notified no later than May 15, 2012 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 2014.
APPLICATION FORM FOR
ISS TRAVEL GRANTS & BRYDEN SCHOLARSHIPS
HERE FOR A FORM PRINTABLE ON ONE PAGE
CAN BE DOWNLOADED.