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

Conference Details

October 11, 2019, 8 a.m. 5 p.m.
LSC-University Park
20515 TX-249
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.

Conference Activity

Our featured activity is a ghost walk of Old Town Spring, the nation's sixth most haunted old west town. Learn more at houstonghosttour.com/tours/old-town-spring-ghost-tour.

Register for the Conference

Registration is only $1 and an additional $2 if you'd like to attend the Old Town Spring ghost walk.

Presentation Submissions

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):

  • 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: POPUPConference@lonestar.edu 

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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