i couldnt find a review on this guy before registering and i wish i had. i am not a literature major, nor do i care about ficticious books, but posnock does nothing to peak interest. first class he didnt say hello or introduce himself, he just started talking in the middle of a sentence and then i guess stopped at 4 o'clock. the lectures are extremely slow-paced, boring, monotonous, and not very relevant to anything else. posnock is an intelligent and nice guy, i guess, but i prefer teachers who teach the reason that theyre here and why we're reading this. the books were all about white/black woman/man relationships in the 19th century, and i hated the way all of them ended. in lecture he never talked about psychological factors, or interesting cultural things, and i found it very hard to know what he was talking about most of the time. i took as many notes as possible but theyre useless. he doesnt like to call on people when the idea is still in your head and i can tell people are sleeping in class.
nice guy, boring subject, s-l-o-w lectures but luckily not toooooo much work.
if you like literature youll probably like this course, but if you dont, STAY AWAY.