AHH STAY AWAY!!! Mary Kate is totally unqualified to run any kind of discussion of literature. I realize CRCW is already a terrible class, but she made is so much worse. The textual analyses she presented were totally shallow and contrived--she pretty much presented reading on a middle school English class level, talking about class power and authorship.
Class sessions were painful. No one was at all engaged in the material, mostly because the questions Mary Kate posed to the class were simplistic and meaningless.
CRCW is a very theory-based class, but Mary Kate exacerbated this by being concerned only with recapitulating theoretical texts we read. There was no focus on students' debating their opinions on the theory, or even talking about the theories' advantages/drawbacks (in fact, she cut off discussion when it entered this realm). The paper assignments were about applying theory to a fictional text, again precluding what you think about the theories. This grad student is so buried in theoretical bulls**t she hasn't seen sunlight in years.