How Prof. Castelli doesn't have a gold nugget is BEYOND me. She's an amazing lecturer, and engages the class so well. She's funny, kind, interesting, and just a wonderful professor. Even boring readings she made interesting. She brings modern influences to older reading material, and always has a funny remark for class. I honestly enjoyed going to this class twice a week. On a personal note, I had a medication related issue and couldn't attend class for two weeks and she was so understanding and sympathetic, unlike my other teachers. I loved this class!