Looks like I’m headed to the 2008 Thomas R. Watson Conference, themed “The New Work of Composition,” in October. I found out a few days ago that my proposal, titled “Ann Coulter, Discourse, Desire, and Dignity: Figuring Words that Wound in the Liberal/Libidinal Blogosphere,” was accepted. The conference is in Louisville, a 9 hour drive from State College, which isn’t bad, considering a week ago I made a 14 hour drive to Long Beach for the American Comparative Literature Association Conference.
But next year, I’m backing off from the travel. Three national conferences, a trip to Europe, two campus visits, and two trips to visit friends is a bit too much in one school year.
On another note, what was I thinking when I wrote that title? It’s ridiculously long.