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Did you miss our event on Shaw and Legacy?

05 November 2020

If so, here you can access the recording and watch it again.

On Shaw Day, 2 November, the Moore Institute and the Hardiman Library at NUI Galway, in collaboration with the Royal Irish Academy, hosted the event 'Shaw talk: Shaw and Legacy'. This event was organised to celebrate the launch of a special issue to mark 40 years of the Journal of Bernard Shaw Studies: SHAW 40.2 on 'Shaw and Legacy' edited by guest editors Ruth Hegarty and Barry Houlihan.

Speakers included: Soudabeh Ananisarab, Colin Murphy; Nicholas Grene, MRIA; Adrian Paterson, Aileen Ruane, and Chris Wixson.

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.

Find out more about the Journal of Bernard Shaw Studies: SHAW here.

Discover how Shaw created GBS, the first great brand, in Judging Shaw by Fintan O'Toole, published by Royal Irish Academy: 'a handsome tribute from one of Ireland's leading intellectuals to one of his mightiest forebears' (Terry Eagleton, London Review of Books). Purchase your copy here.

Visit our online exhibition on George Bernard Shaw, inspired by the book Judging Shaw.

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