This was mainly a grad. course and on the first day after the strike, Mac Adam came in with arms raised and shouted "Comrades!" It doesn't get much better than that. However, while Mac Adam is extremely encouraging and an all-around nice guy, classes do get a bit boring sometimes as he avoids literary analysis and sticks to the specifics of the author's entire ouevre and life story, especially literary and philosophical influences. Still, you'll learn some interesting tidbits and when he does get around to the text he usually has pretty great things to say. Also, contrary to some other reviews, you are always free to speak and Mac Adam encourages discussion, although this class was pretty quiet. Not the most exciting class, but definitely worth taking.