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The ISS was founded in the U.S.A. in 2004 to give Shaw Studies more of an international reach and perspective. The acronym “ISS” emphasizes Bernard Shaw’s continuing presence as a talkative spirit with very relevant things to say, often of the hyperbolic, satiric, paradoxical, and ironic sort. “Smiling comedy,” he called it.

ISS Conferences and Symposia,

have occurred in the U.S.A., Canada, Ireland, and the UK.


An ISS conference has been scheduled for May 25-26-27, 2022 in Cáceres, Spain, with “Shaw in Europe" as its theme. For all the details about travel and accommodations and about where and when to send paper proposals see  Also see the links near the top here about Travel Grants.  February 28, 2022 is the deadline for submitting proposals for papers and applying for ISS Travel Grants.  To register for this conference click on International Shaw Conference: Shaw in Europe - Registration (   If you have questions, contact Gustavo A. Rodriguez Martin at or 



The Shaw Festival Theatre ( in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario has announced a full season of plays for 2022, which encourages the ISS to plan for an actual Symposium, scheduled for July 22-23-24, during which Shaw’s Too True To Be Good and The Doctor’s Dilemma will be staged. See the play calendar at ISS Vice President Jennifer Buckley has sent a Call For Papers at (also to be used when registering for a Zoomed virtual Symposium). Deadline for proposals and applying for Travel Grants and Scholarships is March 20, 2022.  Click on TRAVEL GRANTS & SCHOLARSHIPS for explanations about how to apply. Send proposals and applications to   Registration for the actual, in-person Symposium is through the Shaw Festival Box Office as you also pay for tickets to plays (click on Contact Us - Shaw Festival Theatre  or for a telephone #)..   

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