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Benefits of Membership – 2016

Membership in the ISS brings many benefits, but one of the chief benefits comes from providing to the ISS tax-deductible funds that can be used to support the scheduling of Shaw conferences, symposia, and sessions and the giving of travel grants to the young to attend such events. In this way your regard and enthusiasm for Shaw can best be passed on. Please be as generous as you can in choosing your level of membership (see form following). For all gifts, the Recording Shaw will write your name in the Book of Life.


  • ■ With paid membership, the option of a substantially discounted subscription to the bi-annual journal SHAW, published in June and December. See

  • ■ A discounted subscription to The Shavian, the journal of the Shaw Society UK. [End Page 186]

  • ■ Eligibility for and opportunity to contribute to whatever travel and research grants and prizes the ISS offers to encourage the study of Shaw and his circle.

  • ■ A discount of at least $25 on the registration fee for specified ISS conferences & other ISS events.

  • ■ 40% discount on the University Press of Florida Shaw Series books. A purchase code is given to members. See

  • ■ Access to all levels of an ISS Homepage at that will keep everyone informed of relevant activities and provide links to valuable research tools and to opportunities for discussion. The ISS Homepage links to the Members Page via a password available through membership.

  • ■ The latest news on Shaw doings (via email, newsletters, Facebook, Twitter, and other internet interactions) such as upcoming conferences, symposia, and other meetings; theater and book notices and reviews; editorials; and much more. Serves as a listserv that invites participation. The webmaster’s email is

  • ■ The right to vote in ISS elections and referendums and the right to hold elected and appointed office and to serve on committees.

ISS Scholarships, Grants, & Prizes

As one of the principal goals of the ISS is to encourage younger generations to experience the delights of reading and seeing Shaw’s works and participating in the discussion of them, the ISS offers a generous program of support in the form of scholarships, grants, and prizes, most of which are allied with particular events, such as symposia and conferences. To that end, in twelve years seventy young scholars have been awarded eighty-seven Travel Grants to attend the annual Symposia at the Shaw Festival in Niagara-onthe-Lake, Ontario, Chicago Symposia in 2010 and 2014 co-sponsored by the ShawChicago Theater Company, and the Shaw Conferences in 2004, 2006, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2015 respectively at the University of South Florida, Brown University, Catholic University of America, the University of Guelph (Canada), University College Dublin, the National Trust’s “Shaw’s Corner” at Ayot St. Lawrence, UK, and Fordham University at Lincoln Center in New York. If you give a minimum of $500, the grant the ISS gives with that can carry your name, if you wish. [End Page 187]

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2016 Membership Form

The annual ISS membership fee is due on January 1 of each year, regardless of when you started during the year. As the ISS is a non-profit organization, the fee is tax-deductible in the U.S., as are gifts, and may be in other countries as well. Membership brings an optional discount subscription to the bi-annual journal SHAW (300 pages or more) at $33 per year ($55 retail + up to $20 in mailing costs). To become a member or renew your membership or give a membership, please complete the form below and mail it with your check/cheque or Western Union money order in U.S. dollars made out to “International Shaw Society” and addressed to: ISS, P.o. Box 728, odessa, Fl 33556-0728. You can speed this process up by emailing via attachment the completed form to the ISS Treasurer at and by using PayPal for the fee. Credit cards can be...


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