It has become commonplace to say that our age of electronic networks, global transactions, and rapid transportation technologies causes many to suffer from too much speed in their lives. In this presentation, Koepnick will discuss the potential of electronic writing and text messaging to reframe the speed of our present and—contrary to expectation—develop a viable art of slowness. Koepnick will conclude with some thoughts about the role of writing in the Humanities in general as a means to probe the different speeds, itineraries, and visions of progress that define our contemporary moment.