Have time on your hands? Need more things to do in a week? Check out some Calls-for-Papers and go to a conference or two in exotic locales (or in Rochester, NY).
Of course, the first place to look is the American Comparative Literature Association. Paper proposals are due by November 1st, 2012. http://www.acla.org/acla2013/
The UPenn CFP listings are probably the most comprehensive humanities listing, and include calls for journals and volumes, as well as for conferences: http://call-for-papers.sas.upenn.edu/