Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Feedback and Publication...

Curious Cheshire Cat 
I've reached out to quite a few of my Korean friends back in California by email and Kakao Talk (a texting application) and received many ideas from them. But the person I received most help from was my mom who is familiar with both Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Sara. As mentioned in my post Miracle, my mom was the one who introduced me to the book. She had great interest in what I was going to write about, especially in how I plan on connecting the protagonists of the two novels, Sara and Alice. Both characters are children and have preconceived notions about the world. But when they encounter strange and fantastical creatures, such as Cheshire Cat in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Solomon in Sara, their world and perspective turns upside down. My mom helped make this kind of connection between Sara and Alice. Many of my friends helped me in different areas, such as how I can make connection between settings of both novels.

Kimberlee made a great suggestion in my other post Shell: "It also might be helpful to try to tie your paper into a broader, more general audience: like, why is your paper significant to the reader." I don't have an answer to this question yet but my train of thought leads me to "it is significant because a part of us are always curious about the inexplainable, even though we believe in to be unrealistic, and we sometimes ponder whether it really is impossible."

As for venues I've researched for submitting my paper...

1. Digital America: "We are a new endeavor interested in pushing the boundaries of online publishing. We are soliciting critical essays, film, artwork, design, and process pieces that question, analyze, and/or hack the tools of digital culture....We believe that Millennials have a unique perspective as they engage digital culture socially, professionally, creatively, and theoretically. The tools of digitization and the subsequent culture erupting from those tools are fueled by young thinkers and creators, and many of their decisions will impact all of our lives." I was instantly drawn to the highlighted statement above. My paper will be creative and metaphysical, and I thought this scholarly journal will suit my paper best.

2. SLanguages Annual Symposium instantly captured my attention simply because it is a "virtual/online conference." I thought this would be an interesting experience.

3. I'm still searching for a guest blog post.


  1. That's really cool that your mom helped you so much with ideas. It seems like you two are on the same page. Also, I'm really glad you found the Digital America, because that looks so interesting and I'll have to check it out.

  2. I love your ideas about the child protagonists in the novels you are analyzing! Do we carry preconceived notions into our experiences? Is it wrong to have expectations for life? It reminds me of my topic, where I'm exploring the necessity of having a moral and supportive parental figure as a child. Do you have any thoughts on parents' influence on children in literature or life?