John and Rebecca Moores Distinguished Professor
- Phone: (713) 743-2960
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Office: 227D Roy Cullen Building
David Mikics teaches and writes on many subjects, including poetry, intellectual history, and contemporary literature. He won the University Teaching Excellence Award in 2001, and often teaches in the Honors College's freshman course, The Human Situation. His edition of "The Annotated Emerson" will appear from Harvard in 2012, and he is currently writing "Lost in a Book: How to Recover the Pleasures of Reading," also for Harvard. He reviews for the New Republic's book blog, The Book (at www.tnr.com), and is on the council of the Association of Literary Scholars, Critics and Writers (ALSCW).
- Ph.D., Yale University
- B.A., New York University
Research & Teaching Interests
Twentieth-Century Poetry, Literature and Philosophy, Contemporary Literature, English Renaissance, Bible as literature
- The Art of the Sonnet/em> (with Stephen Burt). Cambridge: Harvard University Press/Belknap Press, 2010.
- Who was Jacques Derrida?: An Intellectual Biography. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2009.
- A New Handbook of Literary Terms
(New Haven: Yale University Press, June 2007.) 348 pages.
- The Romance of Individualism in Emerson and Nietzsche
Athens: Ohio University Press, 2003. 258 pages + notes.
- The Limits of Moralizing: Pathos and Subjectivity in Spenser and Milton
(Lewisburg: Bucknell University Press, 1994.) 277 pages + notes.
- Houstoun Professorship, University of Houston, 2005-07
- Senior Fulbright Lectureship (University of Leipzig), Spring Term 2004
- University of Houston Teaching Excellence Award, 2001