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23. Shaw in the 1930s: Drama and Dictatorial Politics

Thursday, 5 January, 12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., 604, WSCC

A special session

Presiding: Lawrence Switzky, Univ. of Toronto, Mississauga

1. "Politics, Allegory, and Mortality in On the Rocks," Charles J. Del Dotto, Duke Univ.

2. "Exotic Fable or Stalinist Allegory? Taking Another Look at Shaw's The Simpleton of the Unexpected Isles," Matthew Yde, Ohio State Univ., Columbus

3. "Shaw's Subjunctive: The Dramaturgy of Extravaganza and the Extremities of Political Imagination," David Kornhaber, Univ. of Texas, Austin

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  • Genre, Theory, Method – Drama

  • British Literature – Twentieth and Twenty-First Century

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