CFP: ‘Shaw at Home’


Edwardian scholars may be interested in the following CFP:

‘Shaw at Home’: The Ayot St. Lawrence/London, England
Shaw Conference – June 17-22, 2013

This conference will take place mostly in Ayot St. Lawrence, a small country village just north of London, England where Bernard Shaw and his wife lived for 44 years at “Shaw’s Corner,” but registrants will be bused into London for a day during the week to see important Shavian sites there as well. Accommodations will be available in the towns and villages in the urbanized area around Ayot St. Lawrence. The keynote address will be given by Sir Michael Holroyd. All the details about accommodations, registration, transportation, featured speakers, and the conference schedule is provided here.


For now, we simply want those interested in submitting papers to know what is called for and how to do that. The topic will be left open, as long as Shaw and his career are a major part of your paper, but especially welcomed would be papers on Geneva and Buoyant Billions, the two Shaw plays scheduled for the conference; on the topic of “Shaw and War” that Geneva lends itself to; and on anything having to do with how the environment of Ayot St. Lawrence might have affected Shaw’s writing and other actions. More generally, anything that discusses the place of “place” in Shaw’s writing, including his many pronouncements about how climate shapes the people of England, would be appropriate. For a consideration by a committee, your submission in abstract form (300-500 words) should be emailed as an attachment, along with a letter of introduction and a C.V. to “Michael O’Hara”

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