Welcomed are proposals for papers and panel discussion topics either focused as much as possible on “the fights” at the center of all Shaw’s works but especially on Cashel Byron’s Profession and Candida, the two Shaw works scheduled for dramatization during the Symposium by the ShawChicago Theater Co., or on the general subject of Shaw’s embodiment and figurative use of fighting and struggle, such as in his “fighting” for many causes or changes (against censorship, for women’s rights or human rights, against militaristic jingoism, for political reform, for theater or dramatic reform, etc.), or his picking of “fights” with particular people (the Shaw-Shakespeare fight perhaps being the most famous, although the dead Shakespeare wasn’t really his opponent), or the paradox of Shaw’s pugnacious pursuit of a more peaceful world. Shaw once said that “The final battle will be between the cruel will and the humane will,” so what exactly did he mean by that and to what extent did he and his works exemplify that? Please copy on submissions the ISS President Leonard Conolly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Include a cover letter, a 300-500 word abstract, and a c.v., all in one document and in that order if you’re sending an attachment to an email. Those applying for ISS Travel Grants should submit additional information (see the website). Deadline is July 1, 2010.
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