Good News Vol. 4 :)

My Paper on Murakami’s Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World Published! 🙂

During the summer, I had to remove one of my essays on Murakami from my blog as I received an offer of publication. The editor of the journal sent me the good news today and it was finally published! My essayis titled “Consumerism and the Possibility of an Authentic Self in Haruki Murakami’s Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World.” You can find the link to the journal and my essay below:





Good and Bad News!

This morning, my “Wonderland Essay” received the formal offer of publication and it will be published in IAFOR’s journal of literature and librarianship in November, 2015. Due to publishing and copyrights, I have to remove the article from this page. As soon as it is published, I will announce it here and provide the links to the article! 🙂

Happy News about an Upcoming Conference

A week ago, I sent an abstract for the 5th Asian Conference on Literature & Librarianship ( ) and today, I got the happy news. My topic was accepted for an oral presentation. This will be my first conference after a long while. The conference will be held next year April in Osaka.

I will present a paper on Murakami Haruki’s Hard Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World. The theme of the conference is ‘Power’ and I will try to discuss this novel by referring to Jean Baudrillard’s The Consumer Society: Myths and Structures. I particularly chose Baudrillard to argue the conference theme in relation to consumerist and managed societies and their influence on the self. While doing so, I’m also planning to put the novel in its own historical context, roughly 1970s and early 1980s.

Is there any other soul going to this conference? I’m already so excited and looking forward to giving my speech 🙂