David Mikics to Examine Slow Reading in a Hurried Age on March 8
March 1, 2018
David Mikics, author of the book Slow Reading in a Hurried Age, will speak at DePauw University on Thursday, March 8. The free event will take place in Watson Forum, located within the Pulliam Center for Contemporary Media, at 7:30 p.m.
Mikics is John and Rebecca Moores Professor of English at the University of Houston.
"Slow Reading in a Hurried Age is a practical guide for anyone who yearns for a more meaningful and satisfying reading experience, and who wants to sharpen reading skills and improve concentration," notes a synopsis. "David Mikics, a noted literary scholar, demonstrates exactly how the tried-and-true methods of slow reading can provide a more immersive, fulfilling experience. He begins with fourteen preliminary rules for slow reading and shows us how to apply them. The rules are followed by excursions into key genres, including short stories, novels, poems, plays, and essays."
The program is presented by DePauw's English department.Back