For this week’s Humans of Eddy post, intern Tim Mahoney talked with fellow English major Krista Reuther.
What English classes are you currently taking?
I’m taking Survey of British Lit II, Gender in World Literature, and the Creative Nonfiction workshop.
What has been your favorite class so far in you English career?
The class that challenged me the most was, in all honesty, Todd Mitchell’s Adolescent Literature course — which is why I took it twice.
What are you reading?
The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene’ Brown. She’s a genius and an incredible researcher. I can’t recommend her books highly enough.
Why is it important to study English?
Studying English is important not because of the books we read, or the homework we begrudgingly complete, though admittedly those are important. The study of English is important because it gives young writers the chance to receive, and give, feedback. That’s the only way we grow as writers.
In what ways has your study of English helped you?
I’ve met a fair number of interesting people with vastly different life experiences through my English studies. Learning new perspectives has allowed me to reevaluate my own, both strengthening and challenging my ideals, plans, and dreams.
What are your future plans?
I’m going to Minnesota next summer but I’m not staying. Instead I’ll be hanging out with my best friend and her colony of poets—maybe I’ll learn something wonderful.