Tufts University: Lee Edelman - English - Professor ratings, reviews and much more | JumboAccess
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?"
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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