I've had about a year to adjust to the idea that I'm not just going to Leeds, I'm presenting.
I leave tomorrow, and it's only just sinking in. Really, though, there is no way I could miss this year. Usually, I am alone in presenting on anything equine; this has also been the case for the handful of other scholars in the humanities who look at them. But at this year's IMC Leeds there will be three full panels, a roundtable, and a couple stand alone papers. Not to mention a large assortment of other animal studies works. I am beyond delighted to be a part of this, and can't wait to see what inspirational sparks fly.