Problems of the Gothic

Jan 2000

Prof. Anderson has a gift as special as being a great lecturer - he knows how to lead interesting and intelligent discussions and how to make all the students comfortable enough to participate. While he is always well-prepared with his own ideas and questions, he's flexible and curious enough to let the discussion flow from Dracula to AIDS to Scooby-Doo and back. One novel a week, generally short and exciting gothic stories, and occasional films. Bi-weekly 3 page max papers, on any topic, which he grades fairly and which help generate thoughts for discussion before class. A genuinely enthusiastic teacher.