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Call for Papers    ISS Travel Grants    Registration     Program     Featured Speakers     Accommodations     Transportation


Submitting Proposals & Applications





October 16-17-18-19, 2015




Where the Conference is Held





Sponsored by


Fordham University at Lincoln Center

The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center


& The International Shaw Society




Shaw on board ship during his only visit to New York in 1933




CALL FOR PAPERS is over.  July 1 was the deadline.  TOP




ISS TRAVEL GRANTS:  The ISS provides Travel Grants for Emerging Scholars, and the details on that are available at www.shawsociety.org/iss-travel-grants-2015.htm,





SUBMITTING PAPER PROPOSALS AND TRAVEL GRANT APPLICATIONS:  Abstracts with letters of introduction (if you are not known to President O'Hara) with accompanying c.v. should be sent by July 1, 2015 to mohara@bsu.edu.    If you are applying for an ISS Travel Grant, note this in your email and append the application to the other documents.   Please note that your paper and/or travel grant application should not be considered finally accepted (in the sense of your being listed on the conference program) until you have officially registered for the conference.   And payment of the travel grant at the end of the conference depends upon your full attendance at the entire conference.





ACCOMMODATIONS: Your choice of accommodation is being left to you partly because there are so many variables in possibilities and preferences, partly because it takes a larger group to make a dent in pricing at a single hotel.    Except that for those who must have more reasonable pricing than is common in New York and still be able to afford decent housing, we do have a recommendation.  The Riverside Tower Hotel, located on the Upper West Side at 80th St. and Riverside Drive, is in a good neighborhood, accessible by bus and subway, with a view of the Hudson River from some windows.  It is situated about 20 blocks north of Fordham Lincoln Center and about 10 blocks south of Symphony Space (95th & Broadway) where we will be seeing a Shaw play on Monday night (walking distance for the young).  The rooms are small and the furnishing is spare, but the rooms looked at were clean, come with kitchenettes, and you can get more space by reserving a two-room suite instead of a single room.  Above all, the price is right. The phone # for making a reservation is 1-800-724-3136, and the website is www.riversidetowerhotel.com .   The sooner you make the reservation, the better, probably.   Write to dietrich@shawsociety.org if you’re looking for a roommate to share a suite.





REGISTRATION:   Now available at https://eventpayment.bsu.edu/profile/form/index.cfm?PKformID=0x447084960





FEATURED SPEAKERS:  David Staller, Artistic Director of Project Shaw; Terry Teachout, Drama Critic for the Wall Street Journal, Stanley Weintraub, Evan Pugh Emeritus Professor of Arts and Humanities, Penn State U., Joseph Hassett, Washington Lawyer and Author of  W.B. Yeats and the Muses ( Oxford University Press),  Bernard Dukore, University Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Virginia Tech,  Doug Reside, Curator for the Billy Rose Theatre Division, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts,   James Mezon, Actor at The Shaw Festival Theatre in Ontario, Joan Templeton, Noted Ibsen Scholar and Editor of Ibsen News and Comment.









Below ISS VP Ellen Dolgin points the way to the Bruno Walter Auditorium in the New York Public

Library for the Performing Arts, the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers,

the best entrance to which is behind Lincoln Center Plaza on Amsterdam Ave. between 64th & 65th.   

40 Lincoln Center Plaza is the actual address.  A taxi will drop you off right there.


Entrance to Bruno Walter


See a map at  https://www.google.com/maps/dir//New+York+Public+Library,+40+Lincoln+Center+Plaza,+New+York,+NY+10023/@40.7728259,-74.0185708,13z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m8!4m7!1m0!1m5!1m1!1s0x89c258f580711f93:0x9750fe4e405f3666!2m2!1d-73.984238!2d40.772831


There is, however, an entrance to it on the Lincoln Center Plaza side, at the western side of the plaza, through

the front entrance of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.  Once inside, you have to walk to the

end of the first corridor where you see an EXIT sign above, then turn right and keep going until you come to elevators,

one of which will take you to the ground floor where you’ll see the lobby of the Bruno Walter Auditorium:


NYPL front entrance


And please note that just to the south of the photo you see above is a view of the Fordham School

of Law building, where some sessions of the conference will be held.  See below:


Fordham Law School from Lincoln Plaza crop






CONFERENCE PROGRAM:  The final program will not be known until just before the conference, but a working program in pdf that might turn out to be final can be viewed at www.shawsociety.org/program.pdf . 











TRANSPORTATION: To be provided later.





The sketch to the right appears in Dan Laurence’s Bernard Shaw Collected Letters, Vol 4, p. 351.

 It was drawn by Shaw on a proof leaf of The Political Madhouse in America and Nearer Home

and appended by Laurence to a letter Shaw wrote in 1933 to Otto Kyllman who was

preparing the book for publication. How do we explain Shaw’s kicking of Lady Liberty

off her pedestal?  The following quotation from John Tanner’s “Maxims for Revolutionaries”

 perhaps provides a clue: 

“Liberty means responsibility. 

That is why most men dread it.”

Shaw vs. Liberty sketch (small)








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