Reader, Come Home: The Reading Brain in a Digital World, featuring Dr. Maryanne Wolf
Dr. Maryanne Wolf is a scholar, a teacher, and an advocate for children and literacy around the world. She is the Director of the newly created Center for Dyslexia, Diverse Learners, and Social Justice at the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, where she will be Visiting Professor. Previously, she was the John DiBiaggio Professor of Citizenship and Public Service and Director of the Center for Reading and Language Research in the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development at Tufts University.
In 2008, Dr. Wolf’s Proust and the Squid revealed what we know about how the brain learns to read and how reading changes the way we think and feel. In her latest book, Reader Come Home, Wolf draws on neuroscience, literature, education, technology, and philosophy and blends historical, literary, and scientific facts with down-to-earth examples and warm anecdotes to illuminate complex ideas that culminate in a proposal for a bi-literate reading brain. Provocative and intriguing, Reader, Come Home is a roadmap that provides a cautionary but hopeful perspective on the impact of technology on our brains and our most essential intellectual capacities—and what this could mean for our future.
Dr. Wolf is also the author of Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain, Dyslexia, Fluency, and the Brain, and Tales of Literacy for the 21st Century.
The Robert and Maureen Gohstand Leisure Reading Room is located in the West Wing, second floor of the Oviatt Library, immediately adjacent to the Library Exhibit Gallery, provides an attractive space for the enjoyment of the quiet pleasures of reading and a collection of works intended to encourage reading for recreation and enlightenment.
Copies of Reader Come Home will be available for purchase and author signing at the event.
Co-sponsored by the Oviatt Library, the College of Health & Human Development, the Michael D. Eisner College of Education, and the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences.
Parking is $8.00. For more information about parking please see Visitor Information.
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