Monday, July 07, 2014


I'm writing an essay, for a MOOC, on Edgar Allan Poe's "The Oval Portrait," because in this unit on Poe and Hawthorne (SF? really?), of the required reading it is the story I've never read before (it turns out I'm that kind of student), and also it's the shortest (it turns out I'm also that kind of student), and in the spirit of procrastination (I need to write 300 words in the next 12 hours, of which about 11 are already accounted for with work, sleep, and personal hygiene), I've fallen down the rabbit hole of Edgar Allan Poe theatrical adaptations, animations, and inspirations on YouTube.

So here's James Mason, with a voice, and a tell-tale heart:

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