I’m sure this heading will resonate with my academic friends. I mean, on one hand, I know why I agreed to write them. In the first case, it means participating in the Association for Cultural Studies first summer institute — European location, lots of really interesting people, a chance to try out some new research (http://www.acssi2011.ugent.be/).
In the second case, it means going to Australia with an amazing group of graduate students to talk about Fembot (http://fembot.uoregon.edu), to attend Console-ing Passions — my favorite conference in the world (literally), see one of my favorite former grad students in Sydney, and, well visit Australia.
In the meantime, those four papers aren’t going to write themselves . . .