Archive for February, 2014

Old Capitol Museum launching new exhibit “Poe: A Wilderness of Mirrors”

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The University of Iowa’s Old Capitol Museum is hosting a series of events paying homage to classic author Edgar Allan Poe.  Known as the master of the macabre, Poe revolutionized the genres of horror, mystery, and science fiction in stories such as “The Pit and the Pendulum” and “The Tell-Tale Heart”. He was also America’s [...]

Whitman course offered as UI’s first MOOC

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The University of Iowa is offering its first MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) with a free online course on Walt Whitman’s poem “Song of Myself.” Every Atom: Walt Whitman’s ”Song of Myself” is an interactive MOOC  developed by the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa. Every Atom will be taught by IWP director Christopher Merrill and [...]