David Mikics

John and Rebecca Moores Distinguished Professor

David Mikics
  • Phone: (713) 743-2960
  • Email: dmikics@uh.edu
  • 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

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Research & Teaching Interests

Twentieth-Century Poetry, Literature and Philosophy, Contemporary Literature, English Renaissance, Bible as literature

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Selected Publications


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Recent Awards

  • Houstoun Professorship, University of Houston, 2005-07
  • Senior Fulbright Lectureship (University of Leipzig), Spring Term 2004
  • University of Houston Teaching Excellence Award, 2001

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