The First Annual North Texas
Literature & Language Symposium

13 January 2018
Scarborough College, Fort Worth, Texas

Keynote Speaker:
Dr. Corey Olsen, Signum University

Signum University is pleased to announce the first annual North Texas Literature & Language Symposium (aka “TexMoot”) on January 13, 2018, at Scarborough College in Fort Worth, Texas. This one-day event will include flash-paper sessions, a panel of invited guests, a keynote address by The Tolkien Professor, creative presentations, and lots of time for fellowship (open mic, games, and of course conversation!).  Registration is $30.00 and includes lunch.  The cost for undergrads is $25.00.  

You can register for TexMoot at https://www.regonline.com/texmoot2018.


King Arthur has Returned — and The Inklings are Tweeting about it!

Will King Arthur ever return to England? He already has. The Inklings and King Arthur is now available on Amazon and will be sold during the release party at TexMoot!  In the midst of war-torn Britain, King Arthur returned in the writings of the Oxford Inklings. Learn how J. R. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, Charles Williams, …


Signum University sponsors regional gatherings 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.

A “moot” refers to a meeting or legislative assembly, but 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.