Signum University’s Third Annual Texas
Literature & Language Symposium
15 February 2020
Signum University is pleased to announce its third annual Texas Literature & Language Symposium (aka “TexMoot”) on Saturday, February 15 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, writing and podcasting workshops, a panel of special guests, a keynote presentation, creative performances, gaming, a costume contest, dancing, and lots of fellowship and local flavor. Register now 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.
The symposium fee is $30 for regular registration, $25 for a student with a valid student ID, and $75 for a family. Donations are also very welcome to help cover costs! The fee covers all symposium activities on Saturday Jan. 19th, morning beverages, and afternoon refreshments. Symposium attendees will be given information about local restaurants within walking distance.
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.