Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Absolutely the most interesting and involved class I have ever taken. As an English major, I found myself passionate about reading but hesitant because of what it involved: a lot of "old" writing. However, Professor Gilman was the most engaging professor for this class. I also had an amazing TA, Laura Yoder, who helped us all along the way and was equally passionate and exciting about teaching. I would take the class again if I could. I left every lecture feeling extremely informed and also so interested in the texts we read.
I learned about close analytical reading in a way that didn't make it feel like I was picking apart old words to try to find meaning. I also learned the importance of a close relationship with your TA.
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Advice for students:
READ THE BOOKS. There are a LOT of books assigned to this class, but if you stay on top of your reading, it will be much, much easier to focus, participate, and not get stressed out.