CFP: Harry Potter and the Pop Culture Conference

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Now accepting submissions and ideas for the fifth annual Pop Culture Colloquium at DePaul University in Chicago! DePaul University (Loop Campus) is hosting a one-day celebratory colloquium in honor the twentieth anniversary (!!) of the
publication of the first Harry Potter book on Saturday, May 06, 2017, from 9am-6pm

The first keynote speaker announced is Alanna Bennett, Film and TV Writer for Buzzfeed. Ms. Bennett writes about Harry Potter and is perhaps best known for her work on racebending Hermione Granger.

This event will feature roundtable discussions from scholars and fans of Harry Potter, speaking about a broad array of topics related to the series and its cultural impact. Rather than formal paper presentations, speakers are invited
to have roundtable discussions themed around these topics. The audience for this event is both graduate and undergraduate students, both fans and scholars. 

If you’re interested in speaking on a roundtable, please send a 200-300 word abstract that proposes a significant topic of discussion and a CV/resume to Paul Booth (pbooth@depaul.edu) by Feb 01. Please
aim your abstracts for a more general audience and for a discussion rather than a paper presentation. For more information, please check out the website www.mcsdepaul.com/depaul-pop-culture-conference.html and
sign up for updates on Facebook (search “Harry Potter and the Pop Culture Conference”). We hope that you will be able to join in the discussion and celebration!

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