C A L L F O R P A P E R S
You Are Invited
THE FOURTH ANNUAL
at The Shaw Festival
28-29-30 July 2007
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 Saint Joan and The Philanderer.
The symposium will convene late on
Saturday afternoon, July 28, at the Shaw Festival for a short welcome and
social gathering, allowing time for participants to attend Saint Joan at the Festival Theatre later that evening. On Sunday morning, July 29, there will be a
discussion on staging Shaw with actors and/or directors from the Shaw Festival,
followed by a performance at 2:00 of The
Philanderer 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 Saint Joan and The Philanderer) should be sent to Dr.
Leonard Conolly, preferably as an attachment to an email (email@example.com),
or by mail to Professor Leonard Conolly, Department of English,
SYMPOSIUM PRICE LIST:
Registration is $215 Canadian per participant ($195 for ISS members), and it includes the reception on Saturday, sessions both Sunday and Monday, a picnic lunch on Monday, and an A+ ticket for Saint Joan on Saturday night and for The Philanderer on Sunday afternoon. Additional tickets for these two shows can be purchased through Rod Christensen when you register. For all other shows, please contact the Shaw Festival Box Office at 1-800-511-7429 or order online at www.shawfest.com/index.php. You could probably squeeze a second play in on Saturday and Sunday, if you wish.
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 under the age of 40 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 2007 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 of English,
· Deadline for submitting a 300-500 word abstract for a paper is April 15, 2007.
· Deadline for grant/scholarship applications is also April 15, 2007.
· Candidates will be notified no later than May 15, 2007 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.