Two days 'til lift-off. I go to Seville first. And then for a little tour of two of the famous cities of Moorish Spain-- Cordoba and Granada. I am really excited to be visiting the Alhambra. Ever since reading Rushdie's The Moor's Last Sigh, I've been dying to go. After that I'll start work-- a talk at the University of Huelva, a conference on Canadian Women's Lit in Strasbourg, then talks at the universities of Avignon, Rouen and Nancy. It'll be interesting to see what they make of me and my imaginary friends-- Fox, Fish, Rachel and Miranda. I'm anticipating productive discussion. All my current interests in capital, globalization, technology, biology, and mobility are being re-imagined in Europe in very different ways from the ways they are conceived here, in the shadow of the beast.
To do/buy: currency exchange, electrical socket adapter, extra battery for the camera