POP-UP Academic Conference on Popular Culture, hosted by Lone Star College-University Park
October 11, 2019, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Houston, TX 77070
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. The conference is sponsored by the LSC-University Park Department of English.
Registration is only $1 and an additional $2 if you'd like to attend the Old Town Spring ghost walk.
The POP-UP academic conference is seeking 10- to 15-minute long individual presentations and 45-minute long panel presentations on popular culture and how the aspects examined affect the broader culture in today's society. Student presentations are welcomed and encouraged.
Deadline for Submissions: Monday, Sept. 30, 2019
Please provide the following in your submission (for panel presentations, please submit all requested information for each panel member):
Proposal submissions window will be open from April 15, 2019 to Sept. 30, 2019. Accepted proposals will receive notice of acceptance on a rolling basis until Oct. 1, 2019.
Guest Speaker: Dr. Gabino Iglesias
Gabino Iglesias is a writer, professor, editor and book reviewer living in Austin, Texas. He is the author of COYOTE SONGS and ZERO SAINTS. His work has been translated into three languages, optioned for film, and nominated to the Wonderland Book Award, the Bram Stoker Award and the Locus Award. His nonfiction and literary criticism have appeared in The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, NPR, Electric Literature, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, the Los Angeles Review of Books, The Collagist and other print and online venues. He was a juror for the 2018 Shirley Jackson Awards and the Splatterpunk Awards. He is a columnist for LitReactor and the book review editor for PANK Magazine. He teaches creative writing for Southern New Hampshire University's online MFA program. You can find him on Twitter at @Gabino_Iglesias.
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