International Brecht Society (IBS)



IBS Congresses and Symposia

The IBS is committed to sponsoring major international symposia that bring together scholars and performing artists from all over the world; between 1970 and 2019 it has organized sixteen such conferences in Germany, Canada, the USA, the UK, and Hong Kong. For list, click here.

The 18th IBS Symposium is scheduled for June 2026 at the University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada. The CfP will be posted here in English and German in 2025.

IBS-sponsored Sessions

The history of the IBS is closely related to the Modern Language Association of America in that the Society’s members have continuously sponsored scholarly sessions and business meetings at the annual conferences for over 40 years. The IBS was recognized as an official MLA affiliate organization in 1978, with that status being reviewed and renewed in 1999, 2009, and 2016. The society has also sponsored sessions at the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE), the annual German Studies Association conferences, the Literaturforum im Brecht-Haus (Berlin), and other conferences since 1991. For complete list, click here.

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