The English Renaissance

Jun 2005

Prescott is a funny professor. She may be the only person who can actually extract humor from Renaissance literature material. But I did fall asleep a lot of times in her class, and her final is hard and will take a full 3 hours (not exaggerating). She has quote identifications (identify author and text), one large essay, 2 mini essays, and 3 quote analyses on her final. She is a fair grader and helpful in her office hours. She also missed a lot of our classes due to illnesses or lectures she has to attend. Some say she's a true "Barnard woman." She definitely knows her stuff and can lecture and quote from texts without them in front of her. Overall, an ok class, but I really felt that I didn't enjoy the class because it required a good understanding of renaissance history to better understand the texts.