Purple Flower

About Me

Poppy with Leaves

     Hey guys, my name is Kendra Fields, or you may know me as one of the few English majors in this class (no offense towards biology-I am sure it is a wonderful major).  This is my first semester back in school working to achieve my MA in English Literature, and I am quite excited on continuing my education journey.  I originally graduated from WSU back in the fall of 2017 as a double major in both English Literature as well as Classical Humanities (love me some Greeks and Romans).  However, through some dark twist of fate, I somehow ended up working in a pharmacy for the past couple of years. My employer actually paid for me to take some classes and I passed my pharmacy technician boards last August.  After working as a legal drug dealer handling medications and double checking doctors, I quickly realized that I have no interest or passion in this particular scientific and (unfortunately) mathematical field.  It took me less than a month after passing my boards to re-apply to WSU for my masters. So, here I am looking to escape the world of drugs and back into academic life.

     Like most of us, I am mostly creating this website for class.  However, I do have a particular interest in this notion of imagining the world through a non-human perspective.  Back in my undergrad, I took a class with Dr. Lake which introduced me to it-narratives, a type of story told through objects such as animals and what kind of agency said objects have within the narrative (see separate page for more about it-narratives if you are curious).  Since that class, I have a strange interest in stories from non-human narration and how they shed light onto humanity.  I have never, however, written an it-narrative before; I have only analysed them.  Hopefully my versions of non-human perspectives well be at least half as brilliant as the examples I have read.  You can be the judge of that.