School of Letters lecture with critic David Mikics: Slow Reading in a Hurried Age

  • on 18 Jun 2014
  • Gailor Auditorium

Critic David Mikics is the author of Slow Reading in a Hurried Age, a practical guide for anyone who yearns for a more fulfilling reading experience. It reminds us of another mode of reading—the kind that requires our full attention and that has as its goal not the mere gathering of information but the deeper understanding that only good books can offer.

“There is much solid wisdom and penetrating advice in these pages. David Mikics is an inspired teacher, and he has brought his rich pedagogic imagination to life in this book, which teaches us to fall in love again with great literature.”
– Phillip Lopate

Mikics teaches every year at the University of Houston, where he is John and Rebecca Moores Professor of English.

The talk is sponsored with the Friends of the duPont Library, and a reception will follow. Read more here

Every summer the School of Letters invites writers, poets, publishers and scholars to speak each week that school is in session. The public is welcome to these readings and lectures, which generally take place in Gailor Auditorium and are often followed by a reception upstairs in the Gailor atrium.