Emily is absolutely fantastic. She impressed me from day one with her knowledge of the texts in addition to her sincere interest in anything she didn't know already. If someone brought up something that was especially interesting, she would take a moment to just acknowledge that, and then move on to her own point. She is very open to many different interpretations of the texts, which is refreshing within a class that could very easily get very boring.
Emily varied her class structure, usually with some lecture component and discussion. Sometimes she threw in group work (in which she provided us with questions that were relevant and easy to discuss) and these open discussions where she would just let us lead the class and see where that took us with our own ideas; later, she would bring these back in her own discussion. She made sure to talk about the important things that everyone should know about the books, but also asked us what we wanted to talk about.
As far as grading, I think she's a pretty fair grader. She gives good feedback on essays, and on mine she included specific places where I could improve for my next essay. I find that specificity very useful. She also did draft meetings or paper idea meetings, which were useful in figuring out what she was looking for while also expanding our own ideas.
She also arranged for us to bring snacks each class, which was so nice for a 4-6 class. I would recommend her to anyone - I legitimately felt very prepared for the final and I enjoyed this class - my favorite!