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Tufts University: Lee Edelman - English - Professor ratings, reviews and much more | JumboAccess
Lee Edelman | ENG080 - Hitchcock | English2006-03-27

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Prof. Edelman is clearly very intelligent, and his lectures are great. The first few seem too short because you want to keep listening to him talk. He encourages discussion--but only to a degree. If a student disagrees or says something too simple, he tends to be a little harsh--which sucks in front of a class of 75. The movies are great to watch because they're such a part of cinematic history.
My biggest qualm is that the film theory was really hard to believe at times, especially since Hitchcock scholars tend to focus on psychoanalysis. It was my first film course, so that may be why I had trouble accepting it, but be prepared to force yourself to believe some really suspect theories.

Workload:
The reading is minimal, but really dense theory and pretty boring. The films are exciting, but usually around 2 hours or longer. There are two 5-page papers, which are REALLY difficult, and he/the TA's are VERY tough graders.


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Lee Edelman | ENG081 - Postmodernism and Film | English2005-12-26

Review:
An amazing class!! Edelman is brilliant, and will really make you think. His class was one of the most intellectually challenging courses I have taken at Tufts. I looked forward to every class just to see him perform.

Workload:
While the work load is not heavy, the reading is dense and the material difficult to understand. Will take a lot of time to comprehend, but it is worth it.


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Lee Edelman | ENG080 - Hitchcock | English2005-08-08

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Absolutely, hands-down the best professor I've had at Tufts. I came in to the course never having seen a Hitchcock movie and after the class, I still watch Hitchcock on a regular basis with former classmates. He is brilliant and articulate and he presents his classes very well. The ideas are advanced and make you think but he is very patient and when students ask for clarification. His is responsive to anything students say that is at least mildly intelligent. If you want to think about new concepts, and see film in a new perspective take this course. Or just take it to experience a great professor.

Workload:
There were weekly readings on the films we watched but they were never overly difficult or hard to understand. The weekly film screening is enjoyable, and if you have to miss it, you can just watch it on your own time. Two papers and a final make up your entire grade. (plus participation). He is a tough grader so spend time on you essays.


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Lee Edelman | ENG080 - Hitchcock | English2005-08-05

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Someone in an article about Edelman in the Daily said she wanted to applaud after each class. I agree. The class is incredible and the professor is terrific.

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Lee Edelman | ENG080 - Hitchcock | English2005-07-17

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Edelman is very intelligent and passionate. No doubt. He wants students to care and think and be critical... all good things. However, there is very little room for discussion in the class. While he encourages students to ask questions if they don't understand, he starts to get annoyed if discussion continues for too long, mostly because there is so much he wants to cover. But all the knowledge comes directly from him. The films we watched were good, but the readings were terrible, and Edelman knew it. They didn't allow for any intellectual agency on the part of the student. Edelman had the final word on any film, any shot, any character. And if you thought otherwise, he would raise his eyebrows in shock and say, "You don't really believe that, do you?"

Workload:
Rather light workload. Demands more thought than "work." One film a week (on the longer side) and a bit of reading, which was usually fairly easy. Two five page papers (hard grader) and a final which is easy and content-based.


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Lee Edelman | ENG081 - Postmodernism and Film | English2004-07-14

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Edelman is one brilliant professor. He is probably one of the most intelligent and articulate people I've ever met. He is very interested in the material and wants students to be interested too. He demands intellectualism from his students and not just intelligence. While discussion in class was often limited to a few student comments trying to guess what Edelman was thinking (which was the only flaw of class), he strongly encouraged people to write on blackboard, which students often did, especially in the beginning of the course. Even though the class was decently large (and dark), Edelman made an effort to learn everyone's name and did a decent job if you spoke in class. There were also two TAs who basically just graded papers. Postmodernism and Film has been one of the few classes at Tufts that has truly made me think hard. The theories we read for the class are difficult, but Edelman presents them in an accessible way and asks you to think critically about them in applying them to film. Before taking the class, I didn't take film studies seriously, but I am now in another film class and want to take more, preferably with Edelman.

Workload:
The course load for the class was very reasonable. Watch one movie a week, and then read an article or two. The reading is dense theory, but not impossible. There were two 5 page papers and a final which was relatively easy.


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