POSTPONED: Magnolia Moot 2020

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UPDATE: Magnolia Moot has been postponed

On March 12, Johnson C. Smith University announced that it would be moving to online instruction for the remainder of the spring semester in response to the coronavirus. This means that Magnolia Moot will need to be rescheduled to another date. All individuals who have previously registered for Magnolia Moot will be issued refunds.

If you have any questions about this or any other of Signum’s regional moots, please email us at [email protected].


Original Details

Join Signum University and Johnson C. Smith University on April 18, 2020, for Magnolia Moot. Joining us as a guest of honor will be Signum Founder and President Dr. Corey Olsen. Our theme this year will be Haunted Lives and Lines.

Magnolia Moot 2020 will be held at Johnson C. Smith University (100 Beatties Ford Rd, Charlotte, NC 28216) in the Science Center Auditorium. Parking is available on site.


Registration for Magnolia Moot is $40 per person. Food will be provided by the university.

CFP: Horror and its Effects in Fantastic Literature

“The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.” H.P. Lovecraft, Supernatural Horror in Literature

Fear and Horror are foundational elements of the Fantastic — whether it is in literature, visual,  video, and audio formats. Whether it is explicit, as is the case with the Nazgul and their Dementor descendants, or in the underlying themes and tropes, as is the case when Frodo looks at Gollum and sees what fate may lie in his future, it is arguably necessary for the genre to function.

Magnolia Moot 2020’s primary theme focuses on horror in the fantastic — although papers and creative presentation on other topics will be considered. Please submit proposals to [email protected] by March 28, 2020.

Magnolia Moot 2020

Unfortunately, Magnolia Moot has been postponed due to coronavirus concerns.