Eng 198H, Spring 2014

Senior Honors Seminar

This seminar provides both an introduction to literary theory as well as preparation for writing the honors thesis.

“Please rate the overall quality of the instructor’s teaching”

Average rating: 5 of 5 (♣♣♣♣♣ Excellent; ♣♣♣♣ Very Good; ♣♣♣ Good; ♣♣ Fair; ♣ Poor)

♣♣♣♣♣ Professor Hiltner is an exceptional combination of interesting, helpful, and eminently knowledgeable. He is what every lecturer should aspire to be. The course, at long last, educated me on the trends and history of literary theory in a thorough and dynamic way. Every student graduating in English ought to take a course like this

♣♣♣♣♣ Ken has a great memory, is well read, and has the intelligence to utilize it. Everything he says is right. He’s easy to talk to, knows everyone in English academia, and is always willing to help. He is the kind of Professor I want to be. Also, I wish I could get through the process as quickly and as well. Ken is so cool.

♣♣♣♣♣ Ken was awesome! Brilliant professor and an excellent leader of discussion. Felt that my views were addressed and grappled with in class. I connected with material and was able to bring in my feminist study knowledge and see it from a new perspective. Appreciated the opportunity to have a small class and work through difficult theory. Really enjoyed it and learned a lot. Thanks Ken!!

♣♣♣♣♣ Wonderful approach to the material, and the instructor really engaged in explaining what we learned as well as encouraging us to bring in outside perspectives and question the authors we discussed.

♣♣♣♣♣ This class was a fantastic space to discuss all aspects of how we study English. Ken is an amazing professor and genuinely cares about the and the field well-being of his students.

♣♣♣♣♣ Great class. I loved the material and the seminar style. It was a great way to prepare for my thesis.

♣♣♣♣♣ Honestly, when this class first started, I felt incredibly out of my depth. Though I love English and I typically get good grades, I usually thrive on creativity alone and not this kind of vivisectional thinking. Though I constantly felt inferior, I still immensely enjoyed this class. The lectures were very engaging and interesting and the professor made the readings very clear. A++++

♣♣♣♣♣ This class was excellent. Everything about it was great – the small group, the discussion, and the professor. The material was dry at times, but Professor Hiltner made it engaged.

♣♣♣♣♣ Great job and class, Ken, I really enjoyed it. I look forward to hearing your thoughts on my thesis.