Lit Core: Queer Drama & Film (Spring 2018)
This professor is amazing. Her passion and enthusiasm about the topic actually made you want to come to class. Participation in discussions didn’t feel forced because it felt like a genuine conversation. She didn’t treat students as their superior which allowed us to feel more comfortable discussing awkward topics, yet she still maintained control over the class at all times.
The course was amazing and really provided me with an opportunity to learn about something that was, frankly, somewhat outside of my comfort zone as a topic of discussion.
Even though I didn’t know how I would enjoy queer literature, I ended up learning a ton about close analysis of plays and movies that I would not have learned any other time in my life.
The fact that we were able to create a safe space in the classroom where everyone was able to to talk and speak their minds was amazing! We got into some deep and heavy discussions but everyone was very respectful.
Shakespeare (Fall 2017)
Kelsey was one of the most supportive teachers I’ve ever had at BC. She clearly cared about all her students, she was one of the few teachers who actually remembered everyone’s names (even though we had several people with the same name!) and was always quick to respond to emails and always made time to meet with students. She is also the only teacher who has ever warned us about reading material about sexual assault (in Othello) which I really appreciated. She always supported our ideas and encouraged us to push them further.
I really like the in-class readings/performances. While I do get a little nervous having to get in front of the class, this activity has pushed me.
Kelsey is very enthusiastic about the course material. Her activities (especially the performance exercises) are very fun and help to understand the material, and make it more accessible.
I love the clips she sends out in advance & the extra/supplementary reading is always very interesting. She is awesome! I never realized how fun & interesting & engaging Shakespeare is until I took this course!
Lit Core: Literature & Adaptation (Spring 2017)
Kelsey is really interested in the topics she teaches and also in what her students have to say about them. She loves hearing students’ opinions and will shape class discussions based on what people are interested in. She picks texts which her students are interested by instead of just the “great works”.
This course presented literature through a very interesting medium. Looking at the different adaptations of literary works allowed for discussions on different social issues and creative decisions made by those who created the adaptation.
Interesting discussions, open structure allowed the class to create discussions which were engaging, teacher was passionate and very encouraging to students.
First-Year Writing Seminar (Fall 2016)
I liked that [the course] pushed me out of my comfort zone in writing and I feel as though I have come out as a better writer with a unique style.
Provided many opportunities to grow as a writer through the very diverse curriculum. Students found themselves writing in many different writing styles in a very engaging, friendly environment.
The teacher is very enthusiastic, understanding, and helpful. The class is a lot of work but the material is very interesting and relatable to our daily lives.
This was a great class. For those of us who were already strong writers, our skills were further improved upon. For those who didn’t quite have as firm a grasp on writing, many of the basics were taught and refined.