I'm teaching a course this semester on ecocriticism and early modern lit (as I posted here). It's a learning experience for me. We spent the first few weeks reading ecocritical theory, and now we're reading early modern texts paired with a critical text.
I'm really enjoying this class and learning a lot. I hope the students feel like they're learning as much, and also enjoying it.
One of the cool things is that when you start thinking theoretically about something, you suddenly start to see things you hadn't noticed before, start reading differently. I'm really enjoying that about reading some texts I've read and loved for a long time. This feels like a really fruitful area of inquiry.