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  • International Shaw Society

Benefits for Membership 2018

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 at 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: The Journal of Bernard Shaw Studies, published in June and December. See

  • ■ A discounted subscription to The Shavian, the journal of the Shaw Society UK. [End Page 126]

  • ■ 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.

  • ■ A conference discount on the University Press of Florida Shaw Series books. A form will be emailed to members when this occurs, but you can also go to and search under author and title.

  • ■ Members will be notified whenever a discount is being offered by the University of Toronto Press on the Shaw Correspondence Series. 25% discount on online order at

  • ■ Members will receive a discount from Palgrave Macmillan on all books in their "Shaw and His Contemporaries" series. 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 and Grants

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 and grants, most of which are allied with particular events, such as symposia and conferences. To that end, in fourteen years, seventy-six young scholars have been awarded ninety-six Travel Grants to attend the annual Symposia at the Shaw Festival (Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario), Chicago Symposia in 2010 and 2014 co-sponsored by the ShawChicago Theater Company, and the Shaw Conferences in 2004, 2006, [End Page 127] 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, and 2017 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" (Ayot St. Lawrence, UK), Fordham University at Lincoln Center in New York, and at the Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the Lake, Ontario. If you give a minimum of $500, the grant the ISS gives with that can carry your name, if you wish.

2018 Membership Form

The latest ISS Membership Form is available at This form is innovative in that it allows you to pay by credit or debit card without establishing an account with PayPal. In paying, just follow the instructions at It is also innovative in that it gives you the option of just emailing to the ISS Treasurer the choices made on the membership form instead of mailing the form itself...


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