My name is Kayla Rdesinski and I absolutely detest the term millennial. With it comes the stereotypes and the angry members of older generations saying that we are lazy and entitled and wasting our lives away. I don’t know about you, but I am definitely not wasting my life away. I am currently a junior at the College of Charleston with my graduation date set for May of 2018. I work two jobs, live in my own apartment that I pay for with my own money. I have dreams for my future and I’m actively working toward my goals. You can read more about why I hate being called a millennial here.
After graduation, I plan on moving to New York, New York and working for a publishing company. I have my heart set on being honored to have the Penguin Group publishing logo on my business cards one day. I’m going to be an editor and eventually, I would like to have a few novels published as well. You can find excerpts of the novels I am working on here. For me, it’s New York or bust.
Since starting college I have noticed a serious lack of helpful articles about the literature I am reading, for classes, written in a form that I can really understand. It’s easy to find dense pieces from scholars that are about as hard to read as the texts themselves, but what about the anyalses that are in easy-to-read formats. I’m not saying that I need everything in short sentences with images and memes and videos to explain everything, but our generation has a shorter attention span, and if we’re already struggling with literary texts even more intense essays about them aren’t really going to help much.
As I go along in college, I will be posting articles about the texts I am interacting with on a daily basis. Some will stem from discussions in my classes, others from my own analysis, however, you should know that I am, by no means, an expert on these subjects. I’m working toward being able to call myself one but I’m not quite there yet. I will also be making references to a book that I really think everyone, especially English majors, should read, How to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas C. Foster. Take these posts with a grain of salt and use them at your own discretion and if you have anything to add to what I’ve got to say, comment on the articles and help us out. This is, after all, a way to create a discussion about literature and writing and I would love to have a hand in helping.