Signum University’s Third Annual Texas
Literature & Language Symposium
8 February 2020
Houston Baptist University
Signum University is pleased to announce its third annual Texas Literature & Language Symposium (aka “TexMoot”) on Saturday, February 8th, 2020, in the great city of Houston, Texas. Here is the University’s event page, from which you can explore everything else Signum has to offer. TexMoot will offer a gleeful gallimaufry of short papers, longer talks, lively curated conversations, keynote presentation, poetry readings, gaming, and lots of fellowship and local flavor. Plan ahead to enjoy this balanced blend of academic rigor and avid literary fandom. Stay tuned on the Announcements page and in our Facebook group for more information about special guests, optional pre-conference activities, lodging, workshop participation, local eateries, and more. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Registration for TexMoot 2020 costs $25 for students and $45 for everyone else. This fee covers the one-day event on February 8th from 9am to 6pm. While no meals or refreshments are provided, there are many restaurants and cafes in the area; please come armed with coffee or tea as needed, and there will be an extended lunch break when you can go off campus to purchase food and continue enjoying fellowship. CLICK HERE to register now!
What is a “Moot”?
The word “moot” refers to a meeting or legislative assembly and also the place in which that meeting is held. It’s from the Old English -mot, which could be appended to the end of a word, as in “Texmoot.” It was made famous by the “Entmoots” of the tree-shepherding Ents in J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings.
Signum University sponsors regional gatherings called “moots” throughout the year. These are times of academic conversation and fellowship that often include creative presentations and special guests. Although these conferences may vary in flavor, they are united by a love of stories and the people who read them.