TexMoot 2022: Starships, stewards, and storytellers: How imaginary worlds teach us to care for this one
4th annual Texas literature & language symposium
[Austin, Texas, and on-line]
Signum University is pleased to announce its fifth annual Texas Literature & Language Symposium (aka “TexMoot”) on Saturday, March 26th, 2022, in Austin, Texas. TexMoot will offer a gleeful gallimaufry of lively curated conversations, a keynote presentation, workshops, and lots of fellowship and social time. 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, workshop participation, and more. Visit our CFP page for info about how to submit a topic for discussion. The deadline for submissions is Tuesday, March 1, 2022. Email [email protected]texmoot.org with questions.
Registration for TexMoot 2022 costs $50 for on-site participants, $25 for online attendees, and $15 for students in either mode. To register, please click here.
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.6 sessions, 12 papers. See the full listing here.