Online Webinar – Shaw Talk: G.B. Shaw and Legacy. ‘Shaw Day’, Monday, November 2, 2020, 16:00 – 17:00 IST/BST or 11 a.m. EST
Online Webinar – Shaw Talk: G.B. Shaw and Legacy
Celebrating the launch of a special issue to mark 40 years of SHAW, the Journal of Bernard Shaw Studies and the upcoming publication of the SHAW 40.2 special issue on ‘Shaw and Legacy’ guest co-edited by Ruth Hegarty (RIA) and Barry Houlihan (NUI Galway)
‘Shaw Day’, Monday, November 2, 2020, 16:00 – 17:00 IST/BST or 11 a.m. EST.
Free but booking is essential
Booking details and more information: https://www.ria.ie/shaw-talk-shaw-and-legacy
On 2 November 1950, the night Bernard Shaw died, Broadway and Times Square dimmed their lights in his honour.
As well as being a prolific writer and polymath, he was one of the first global celebrities who carefully created and managed his brand. With his passionate interest in social justice and poverty, in human rights, in public discourse and in entertainment, he was a man with much to say to our times.
He was a master of self-invention, a nobody who captured the zeitgeist and one of the first private individuals to understand fully how to generate—and how to use—global fame. Join us to debate Shaw and his legacy and whether he should still be taken seriously.