This may be of interest to some - Anna? A conference in Wales on 'the erotics of narrative', 15-19 July, which is a completely fascinating topic (suspense! Climax!) but I am planning to be in Brisbane at the end of next July...
If I went to all the conferences I want to in July, it would look like this:
3-5 July, Diana Wynne Jones, Bristol;
6-10 July, Classical Receptions in Children's Literature, Lampeter;
15-19 July, The Erotics of Narrative, Gregynog (near Newtown);
20-23 July, Cultures of Violence and Conflict, Brisbane.
So that's not going to happen. I am going to the DWJ one, where (if my abstract is accepted) I will talk about the unmaking of family (and the making of queer family) in DWJ, and to the violence one, where I will talk about violence and the writing of history in Lucan. And that's already two too many, as I am supposed to be finishing my book...