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Professor Steven N. Zwicker will give a talk titled “The Future of the Book, the Future of Reading” at noon Wednesday, April 4, in Room 140 Toomey Hall.
Zwicker is the Stanley Elkin Professor in the Humanities, professor of English and adjunct professor of history at Washington University in St. Louis. Zwicker’s research focus is 17th-century literature, specifically Marvell, Milton and Dryden. He has also investigated reading habits in the early modern period, book production and the history of books.
He was crucial in creating an interdisciplinary degree program in literature and history at Washington University, and since 2001 has acquired an ongoing series of grants from the Mellon Foundation to sponsor and administer a postdoctoral program in the humanities and social sciences, titled “Modeling Interdisciplinary Inquiry.”
The lecture is sponsored by the English and technical communication department at S&T.