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I'm from a Jewish family background so obviously had some good prior knowledge (or so I thought!), but this has been a real learning experience for me as I've come across ideas and materials that were new to me and very interesting. It would have made things so much easier, though, had at least some of the materials for the course been available online, especially as some of them were impossibly expensive or--in some cases--impossible to access at all so there have inevitably been gaps. In addition, there have been a number of technical glitches--some audio problems with early lectures, and some issues with posting assignments--which have been frustrating and time-consuming. The subtitles helped for the audio problems, despite the transcription sometimes being hopelessly inaccurate. Despite all of these problems--which I know have seemed insurmountable for some participants--for me, this is a very worthwhile and interesting course which has surprised me in the depth of knowledge and the truly wonderful literature it has introduced into my life. This is my third Coursera course and it has been (as it's nearly over now, sadly) a very, very worthwhile experience. More please!
Absolutely super course--very different from my experience as a UK student of literature. Thoughtful, stimulating and humane lectures, across a well-chosen wide-ranging group of texts. If Prof Weinstein offers any further courses on Coursera, I'll be signing up for them (and, as with this course, recommending them to everyone and anyone I think might be interested). Thank you so much for the pleasure I've had from this course.