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LSC-University Park English Department

POP-UP Academic Conference on Popular Culture, hosted by Lone Star College-University Park


The Conference: The POP-UP academic conference is a one-day, multidisciplinary gathering of academics whose scholarly research interests include various aspects of global popular culture and the larger conversations surrounding these aspects. Interdisciplinary approaches are also welcome.

Event Date & Location: October 11, 2019, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Lone Star College-University Park, 20515 TX-249, Houston, TX 77070

Deadline for Submissions: August 31, 2019

Contact Email: Rhonda Jackson Joseph, Rhonda.JacksonJoseph@lonestar.edu

Submissions: The POP-UP academic conference is seeking 10 and 15 minute long individual presentations and 45 minute long panel presentations on popular culture and how the aspects examined affect the broader culture we live in.

Please provide the following in your submission (for panel presentations, please submit all requested information for each panel member):

  • 300 word abstract
  • Preliminary bibliography
  • 50-word biography (should reflect academic credentials)
  • Indication of independent scholar or institution affiliation
  • Indication of undergraduate student, and if so, name of college attending

Email your submissions and/or questions to Rhonda Jackson Joseph at: Rhonda.JacksonJoseph@lonestar.edu

Proposal submissions window will be open from April 15, 2019 to August 31, 2019. Accepted proposals will receive notice of acceptance on a rolling basis until September 8, 2019.

The Lone Star College-University Park English department offers courses that provide students with a strong foundation in rigorous academic writing, critical thinking, and awareness of themselves and the world. Students will benefit threefold: academically, professionally and personally. 

In addition to Composition & Rhetoric and literature survey courses, students can take specialized courses such as Film and Literature or a learning-community course that links Composition & Rhetoric with U.S. History.

Courses are available in face-to-face, fully online and hybrid formats. For those who need additional flexibility, LSC-University Park also offers English courses on Saturday and Sunday.

Frank Rodriguez
Department Chair
Office: B13.821

Lisa Hill
Office: B13.818B

Kristen Khalaf
Office: B13.710

David Miller
Office: B13.823

Kristie Musgrove
Office: B12.519

Gregory Oaks
Office: B13.811

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