Call for Papers

Submit Proposals

Apply for Scholarships/Grants

Deadline May 1, 2013

Symposium Program

Symposium Costs & Registration

Booking Extra Plays

Travel & Accommodations

 

Membership in the

International Shaw Society

& ISS Discounts

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I love a debate.

 

You Are Invited

To

The Tenth Annual

Summer Shaw Symposium

 

at The Shaw Festival

Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

26-27-28 July 2013

www.shawfest.com

 

Sponsored by

the Academy of the Shaw Festival

and the International Shaw Society    

 

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   Especially with myself.

         Ergo:drama!

 

Scholars and devotees of Shaw will gather to hear academic papers

and talks from actors/directors/designers,

participate in discussions,

and see Shaw’s Major Barbara and Geneva (adapted).

 

THE SUMMER SYMPOSIUM

 

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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

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                         The Shaw Festival Theatre

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The Royal George Theatre

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GBS himself in downtown Niagara-on-the-Lake

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                     The Court House Theatre & Cenotaph

 

SYMPOSIUM PROGRAM:

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/.

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SYMPOSIUM COSTS AND REGISTRATION:

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 smerriam@shawfest.com.  

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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 Premier Members

Nov. 5: Sustaining, Contributing, and Business Members

Nov. 8: Supporting Members

Nov. 10: Annual Members  

 

General Public: January 12, 2013

                                           

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TRAVEL AND ACCOMMODATIONS:

Participants are 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 Canada.  

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, see http://www.niagaracollege.ca/content/CampusGuide/NiagaraontheLakeCampus.aspx 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: mparente@stayrcc.com.

 

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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 members.  

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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.               

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For 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.”

 

RONALD BRYDEN SCHOLARSHIPS & ISS TRAVEL GRANTS,

OFFERED IN TANDEM IN CONJUNCTION WITH

THE ANNUAL SUMMER SHAW SYMPOSIUM AT THE SHAW FESTIVAL

  Downloadable or Printable Application

 

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The 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.  

ELIGIBILITY

Generally, 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

Applicants 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.

 

DEADLINES:

    ·    Deadline for submitting a 300-500 word abstract for a paper is May 1, 2013.

·    Deadline for grant/scholarship applications is also May 1, 2013.

·    Candidates 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

CLICK HERE FOR A FORM PRINTABLE ON ONE PAGE

OR THAT CAN BE DOWNLOADED.

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