The History of Reading and the Literate Life

Having to do with International Literacy Day, I share this TEDc talk with you, well worth your consideration.

Professor Seth Lerer is Dean of Arts and Humanities and Distinguished Professor of Literature at the University of California at San Diego. He had previously...

You'll find a quick biography of Prof. Lerer's on his Wikipedia page, and a full list of his published work on his UCSD website.

An interesting man, with interesting ideas. Here's an older video of an interview with him:

Uploaded on Apr 9, 2007
An interview with Stanford Professor Seth Lerer, discussing his new book, Inventing English.

Search for "Seth Lerer" on YouTube, and you'll find many interesting videos.
Here's one more:

Published on May 10, 2012
(Visit: http://www.uctv.tv/ ) Seth Lerer, the dean of Arts and Humanities at UC San Diego, presents how language, the written word and the recognition of the passage of time have led to the modern conception of self and the individual in this series exploring what it means to be human. Lerer's lecture is part of the "To Be Human" series sponsored by the Making of the Modern World program at Eleanor Roosevelt College at UC San Diego.

Prof. Lerer is introduced at 5:12, and begins to speak at 8:21