Review Comment

[CLME W3542] Intro to Hebrew Literature

December 20, 2008

Miron, Dan Silver_nugget
[CLME W3542] Intro to Hebrew Literature

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Dan Miron is one-of-a-kind. To not disregard the ravingly positive comments on him, there are some downsides of this class. On the positive end, Miron is a master of Hebrew Literature and knows the subject better then anyone in the world. He conveys hi knowledge through lectures that take up the full class period every lesson. While sometimes very interesting and almost always enthusiastic, Miron's lectures are also very dull and tedious. He allows little room for questions and there is rarely any sort of discussion among students in the class. Miron is under the impression that his interpretation of a text is the only correct interpretation. Therefore, any other way of viewing the text, even if well-substantiated, may not be sufficient to impress him. Nevertheless, if you are truly interested in Hebrew Literature, there isn't a more knowledgeable professor in the world.

Workload:

There is a midterm paper worth 50% and a take home final also worth 50%. There is weekly reading which isn't really necessary to do because he explains everything in class. Miron didn't tell us until after the midterm papers were graded that he would have reviewed them prior to being submitted. The T.A. for my class, Suzanne Schneider, was very helpful and grades in conjunction with Miron. The grading was not completely fair because of Miron's narrow minded interpretations of the text.

December 11, 2005

Miron, Dan Silver_nugget
[MDES W3542] Intro to Israeli Literature and [CLME W3542] Intro to Hebrew Literature

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Both Prof. Miron's class are gems. While he can talk for the entire class period, he is always open to any questions. Furthermore, he knows much of the subject matter like few professors -- he actually knew many of the Israeli writers. He will often share insights not found in any anthology or other literary review. On top of this, Prof. Miron is a gentleman. These classes are great introductions to a vibrant literary culture.

Workload:

A paper which he helps you in revising and a take-home final exam. Put in the hours in class and with the readings and you will do fine.

Directory Data

Dept/Subj Directory Course Professor Year Semester Time Section
MELC / CLME MELC CLME W3542: Intro to Hebrew Literature Dan Miron, Jessica Rechtschaffer 2008 Fall MW / 2:40- 3:55 PM 1