Dr. Scott Cawelti will examine four films by director Alfred Hitchcock during the October session Keep on Learning at Wartburg College.

A professor emeritus at the University of Northern Iowa, Cawelti will review Hitchcock’s stylistic and thematic traits in “Rear Window,” “Vertigo,” “North by Northwest” and “Psycho,” showcasing the ability of the “master of suspense” to engage and shock audiences.

The Keeping on Learning classes, which are open to the public, will run on consecutive Thursdays, beginning Oct. 6. in the Heritage Room of Saemann Student Center. Coffee is available at 9 a.m., followed by presentations from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Parking is available near Saemann Student Center for those entering campus on Wartburg Boulevard.

Participants may attend the first class for free, and pre-registration is not required. Those who continue are charged a fee of $30, payable at the second class.

Cawelti taught writing, film and literature courses for 40 years UNI, where he earned both his bachelor’s degree and doctorate. He edited “The Complete Poetry of James Hearst” and has set 16 Hearst poems to music on a CD, “Landscape Iowa: Poems of James Hearst, Sung.” His recently released book, “Brother’s Blood,” recounts the Jerry Mark murders in Cedar Falls.

The Wartburg Alumni and Parent Programs Office coordinates Keep on Learning with the assistance of a volunteer committee. For more information call 319-352-8491 or e-mail alumni@wartburg.edu.