Engaging lecturer. Got by with a B- in her class attending maybe 4 or 5 lectures, total. But very passionate, very fun, very by the book. In her first lectures, she makes the point that if you attend lecture and do the readings, you'll be fine in her class. At the very least, you'd probably pull anywhere from a B to an A-, depending on your writing skills. Her choices for readings in this class were good, as well.
Spring 2023 - Great class! Prof. Deutsch was passionate and knowledgeable. The professor was straightforward and didn't mince words; she often spoke out about sometimes delicate and perhaps taboo topic, in a educated and respectful way. The class was an easy A, granted you kept up with all of the reading, participated in class and were capable at producing quality writing. This class gave us a us a chance to really dive into Jonathan Swift, and understand the nuances in his writing as well as his person. I would definitely recommend this class and take similar classes offer by Prof. Deutsch.
Fall 2023 - Professor Deutsch is very sweet and passionate about Jonathan Swift. I liked her assignments, and she offered great suggestions during office hours. The Norton was under $40, although spending any amount of money in this economy is not ideal! Swift is a force of nature, and reading him was quite difficult for me. I wish honestly we read some of the texts with more detail, and I felt by assigning so much reading, there was simply too much to talk about and hard to be organized. But overall, I never felt that lectures were ever inaccessible and there's lots of interesting content to mull about, even if not all of it is enthralling. This class is definitely for lovers of satire and all things 18th century. I think some of the smartest English majors I have ever met enrolled in this class, so that's always a plus. You can participate in person or by submitting comments on the class website.
She's fantastic. I don't know what you guys are complaining about. Brilliant, funny, engaging. She genuinely cares about her students. If you're looking to cruise by with a perfect A in her (or any) class offered by the English Dept, you probably should think about changing your major. She challenges in the appropriate ways. You'll work in your class but that's kinda the point. Just do your work and read all the readings. It's really that simple.