My next three days
By the way, #1 : The slides of my talk are now available at the conference webpage, so you can check by yourself whether my handwriting is really illegible.
By the way, #2: Pandagon and Matthew Iglesias and this excellent article by Michel Berube discuss the "backlash" against the Harry Potter books by "serious" literary critics. I think there is a point missed in many of the discussions. Quite beyond the literary quality of the books themselves, there is genuine cultural value in sharing an experience with millions of other people. It is the reason I am not ashamed of eagerly waiting to read the next Harry Potter and then discuss it with people and see all the online fans' reactions to it, while I am blissfully ignorant of many other fantasy series which are probably better written. In the same way that I watch every football match I can catch during the World Cup and then forget almost completely about the sport for four years.
(Yeah, Alejandro, nice one. Trying to pretend that you have forgotten about football just after Agentina has been ignominiously defeated 3-0 by Brazil. Very convenient!)