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Mind, Brain, & Behavior Program and The Reading Initiative Present

Thursday, April 19, 2018
Curiouser and Curiouser: Teaching Research as a Creative Act
RKC 101
4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Richard E. Miller, Professor of English, Rutgers School of Arts and Sciences
Richard E. Miller has coauthored Habits of the Creative Mind (2015) with Ann Jurecic. This collection of essays works with the idea that writing is a technology for thinking new thoughts and that one learns to use writing for this purpose through practice. Composed with the reflective teacher in mind, Habits promotes an approach to writing that keeps open and alive the questions that are central to our humanity. It is being used in writing classrooms across the country. The second edition is scheduled for release in the spring of 2019.

Miller has just completed On the End of Privacy: Learning to Read, Write, and Think in the 21st Century (forthcoming, 2019). This work looks at the personal, educational, and cultural consequences of the shift from a paper-based to a screen-centric world. He is in the early stages of a project on the untold stories of the institutionalized. Both projects are centrally concerned with curiosity and the desire to uncover what has been hidden from view.

Miller is also the author of Writing at the End of the World (2005) and of As If Learning Mattered: Reforming Higher Education (1998). He has delivered over 100 invited talks across the country and abroad on a range of topics related to literacy, technology, and higher education. Miller published exclusively on his blog,, from 2008 to 2016, pursuing a project he called "An Experiment in Learning in Public." During this time, he wrote extensively about "the end of privacy" and how education is being changed as a result of the proliferation of handheld devices that enable instant publication and global distribution of anything that can be seen or heard.

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Time: 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Location: RKC 101