INTERNATIONAL SHAW SOCIETY

 

 

CALLS FOR PAPERS & MANUSCRIPTS

 

FOR EVENTS, JOURNALS, & BOOK SERIES

 

CFPs FOR TWO EVENTS IN 2022:

 

1.)  A Conference on “Shaw in Europe” in Cáceres, Spain on May 25-26-27. 2022, at the Universidad Extremadura.  

 

For all the details on this conference go to https://www.eweb.unex.es/eweb/shawcc2020/en/?Participation.   

If you have questions, you can contact the members of the Organizing Committee at the following address: shaw2020@unex.es.

Deadline for proposals for presentations is January 28, 2022. Send to shaw2020@unex.es.   You will be notified of your acceptance status by February 25.

 

The International Shaw Society will be offering several travel grants aimed at young and emerging scholars from all over the world interested in participating in the Conference. Apply for these grants using the form you will find at:

https://www.shawsociety.org/ISSGrants&Scholarships-2022.htm 

Participants interested in applying for one of these grants must send their proposals, together with the grant form, to the Conference address (shawcc2020@unex.es). Please copy ISS President Bob Gaines at rgaines@aum.edu in your message so that he can appoint a committee to evaluate your proposal.

Gustavo A. Rodriguez Martin: Author of “A Continuing Checklist of Shaviana”  in SHAW: The Journal of Bernard Shaw Studies.

 

 

2.)  A Summer Symposium at the Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada, on July 22-23-24, 2022.   

 

In 2022 there will be an actual ISS Summer Shaw Symposium on July 22-23-24, for which paper proposals are invited. If you can’t attend the actual Symposium, one may also choose to register for a Zoomed version of this 2022 Symposium. And if the actual Symposium is cancelled because of the pandemic, there will still be a virtual (Zoomed) Symposium for everyone.  For the actual Symposium, Travel Grants and Scholarships will be available to “emerging scholars.”  See https://shawsociety.org/ISS-Grants&Scholarships-2022.htm. Following is the official CFP from ISS Vice President Jennifer Buckley:

 

Shaw Symposium, 22-24 July 2022 

The Shaw Festival, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ONT, CA and Zoom 

 The International Shaw Society and the Shaw Festival invite scholars and theatre artists to present new work at the 19thannual Summer Shaw Symposium. The event will be held on-site at the Festival; a Zoom option is provided for those who wish to attend the presentations digitally.  

 Focused on Bernard Shaw’s life, his works, his contemporaries, and his legacies, the Symposium seeks presentations that relate to the plays included in the Shaw Festival’s 2022 season, especially Too True to Be Good and The Doctor’s Dilemma. We especially welcome proposals for presentations that consider the connections between Shaw and the other playwrights whose works will be staged at the Festival in 2022, including Cicely Hamilton, Rabindranath Tagore, Oscar Wilde, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, August Wilson, and Keith Barker. Please see https://www.shawfest.com/whats-on-tickets/ for a full list of productions.           

 Send abstracts (250 words, PDF, your last name in the file title) and an abbreviated CV (PDF) to Jennifer-buckley@uiowa.edu by February 15, 2022. Travel grants and scholarships are available; for application instructions, see https://www.shawsociety.org/ISS-Grants&Scholarships-2022.htm.  

Jen Buckley

Associate Professor of English and Theatre Arts

University of Iowa

 

 

CFP for JOURNALS

 

The bi-annual SHAW: THE JOURNAL OF BERNARD SHAW STUDIES, published by the Pennsylvania State University Press (see http://www.psupress.org/Journals/jnls_shaw. html), is always looking for new material.  Contact the General Editor, Christopher Wixson, at cmwixson@uei.edu.  Specifically, future volumes are:

 

SHAW 40.1 is a special issue on "Shaw and New Media" edited by Jennifer Buckley (June 2020).

 

SHAW 40.2 is a special issue on "Shaw and Legacy" edited by Barry Houlihan and Ruth Hegarty (December 2020).  With the theme of "Shaw and Legacy," it will be guest-edited by two individuals intimately connected with a regeneration of interest in Shaw sparked by Fintan O’Toole’s recent book, Judging Shaw, published by the Royal Irish Academy, the Guest Editors being Dr. Barry Houlihan (NUI Galway) who worked as the archive and image researcher for O'Toole's book and co-curated the exhibition with the Academy series editor Ruth Hegarty (Royal Irish Academy).  Abstracts for papers are to be submitted by 31 May 2019.  Submit abstracts of between 300-500 words or direct inquiries to the guest editors via email at barry.houlihan@nuigalway.ie and r.hegarty@ria.ie.   Applicants will be notified of decision by 30 June 2019. Completed essays must be submitted by 1 March 2020.  Publication will happen in December 2020

 

SHAW 41.1 is a special issue entitled "Bernard Shaw, Journalist" edited by Peter Gahan and Nelson O’Ceallaigh Ritschel (June 2021). SHAW 41.1 (June 2021): BERNARD SHAW, JOURNALIST. Bernard Shaw was possibly the most famous journalist in the world in his own time as well as its highest paid. His writing career began (1875) and ended (1950) with journalism, with his music and drama criticism as well as his contentious political commentary unparalleled among contemporaries. He wrote on every conceivable topic for print outlets of every possible variety: daily newspapers, weekly periodicals, special supplements, small journals, and organization newsletters. His journalism was pervasive throughout the English-speaking world, Britain and its Empire, Ireland, and America, while his network of translators made it available throughout Europe and even Latin America. But although he proclaimed journalism the highest form of literature, his satirical portraits of journalists and critics in such plays as The Philanderer, The Doctor’s Dilemma, and Fanny’s First Play illustrate the depths to which journalism can descend, with many points in between. Inquiries and proposals for SHAW 41.1 should be directed to guest-editors Peter Gahan and Nelson O’Ceallaigh Ritschel at pgahan@me.com and nocrsc@aol.com.

 

SHAW 41.2 is a general issue, edited by Christopher Wixson cmwixson@eiu.edu.  

 

 

SHAW is currently accepting submissions for the following issues:

SHAW 42.1 (June 2022): SHAW AND TRANSLATION, a special issue edited by Miguel Cisneros

In relation to the writings of Bernard Shaw, the practice of translation is complex because, perhaps above all else, he was a masterful craftsman of the English language. His brilliant use of language, which often borders on the metalinguistic, reveals itself as a major challenge for translators. We may even ask ourselves if Shaw’s plays can be translated at all and trace the role of translation in the shaping of Shaw’s reception abroad. Thus far, translation studies among Shaw scholars have focused for the most part on the people—at least far more so than on the texts. The epistolary exchanges with his translators as well as the bibliographical record of his works in translation are well documented. Studies that delve into the practical questions involved in the process of translating Shaw’s works are, in contrast, scarce. As a consequence, translation remains a fertile ground for discussion and research in Shaw scholarship and forms the focus of this issue of SHAW. Inquiries and proposals for SHAW 42.1 should be directed to guest editor Miguel Cisneros Perales at mcisper@upo.es.

SHAW 42.2 (December 2022) and SHAW 43.2 (December 2023) will include articles on general topics. For inquiries about those issues or other information about SHAW, contact Christopher Wixson at cmwixson@eiu.edu.

 

SHAW 43.1 (June 2023): SHAW AND ADAPTATION

Shaw is perhaps one of the most widely produced modern dramatists even seventy years after his death. He was always committed to the profuse dissemination of his work, and his success is due not simply to the power of his words but also to the adaptation of his works for other media and genres, especially film and music. Shaw eagerly pursued cinematic adaptations of his plays with director Gabriel Pascal as compelling opportunities for promoting his ideas more widely. However, despite the popularity of musical theater and the operatic subtext in many of his plays, Shaw consistently rejected and discouraged musical adaptations, concerned it would distract, undermine, and water down his message. Nonetheless, for many, their first encounter with GBS has been via that most famous of adaptations: My Fair Lady(1956).  SHAW 43.1 is dedicated to the topic of “Shaw and Adaptation.” Articles focusing on specific plays by Shaw and their flexibility - or lack thereof - to adaptation across genres and media, as well as on Shaw’s own theories and practice of adaptation, are encouraged. In addition, submissions are welcomed that focus upon the ways in which his plays are being newly adapted for the 21st century stage. Essays 20-25 pages in length are due 1 November 2022. For matters of style, please refer to recent SHAW volumes and the attached guidelines. Please direct inquiries to guest editor Dr. Brigitte Bogar at brigitte.bogar@gmail.com.

 

SHAW 44.1 (June 2024): VICTORIAN SHAW

Guest Editor: Mary Christian <chrismae@alumni.iu.edu>

SHAW 45.1 (June 2025) SHAW AND THE NEW MODERNIST STUDIES

Guest Editor: Desmond Harding <Hardi1d@cmich.edu>

SHAW 45.2 (December 2025) will include articles on general topics. For inquiries about those issues or other information about SHAW, contact Christopher Wixson at cmwixson@eiu.edu

 

 

The Shaw Society UK has its own journal called The Shavian, and for that see http://www.shawsociety.org.uk/  Or email Anne Wright (annemwright@btinternet.com).   You can subscribe to either journal when you renew or begin an ISS membership:  just click on https://www.shawsociety.org/ISSMembership2022.htm.

 

 

 

 

Call for Manuscripts for “Shaw and His Contemporaries” series:

 

For Palgrave Macmillan’s “Shaw and His Contemporaries” series, send proposals to the co-editors, Peter Gahan <pgahan@me.com> and Nelson Ritschel nocrsc@aol.com.  See the series at https://www.palgrave.com/us/series/14785. Discounts are available to members of the ISS. For Discount Code, contact Membership Secretary at Brigitte Bogar shawmembership@gmail.com.    

 

OTHER BOOK SERIES: The following are not seeking proposals for new books, but the books published are mostly still available for purchase, some available at amazon.com and other online book retailers:

 

The University Press of Florida “Bernard Shaw Series,” Series Editor R. F. Dietrich.  The series is no longer featured as a series, so  you have to search by author and/or title. 

 

The University of Toronto Press “Shaw Correspondence Series,” Series Editor L. W. Conolly.

See utorontopress.com/ca/catalogsearch/result/?q=The+Shaw+Correspondence+Series.  Scroll down to find all nine books in the series.