Efe, efe, efe. what can i say about him that would do his class justice?
'total love-hate relationship',
'I love him, he's so cool',
'He's driving me crazy, I hate him',
'I totally get what he meant',
'WTF was he saying?'
These are not diverging opinions, friends, these are things you will find yourself saying, yes ALL of you and yes ALL of these things, throughout the course of the semester. 'It is a contradiction, yes, but one you must inhabit'. You'll get it soon enough.
There will be days you'll walk into his class wanting to be his best friend only to walk out frustrated and with oodles of confusing homework. Then there will be days you'll walk in miserable, dreading falling prey to his characteristic sarcastic left-brow-raise only to have the best time. He'll do whatever he feels it takes to make the class lively which is an unfortunately broad spectrum of things: you'll either luck out and he'll buy 80 dollars worth of truffles for the class orrr.... he'll ask you to re-read a text and draw out the characters and events on a field map. He was genuinely surprised at our lack of enthusiasm on that task.
He's great for support. He'll always answer your emails and questions and agree to meet you outside of class, is constructive with criticism [even if you don't quite get what it means] and won't make fun of you for saying something stupid unless he feels like you're mocking him.
Definitely a memorable class, he's pretty cool, but drove me and pretty much all of my classmates crazy sometimes.