Committee for the Study of Books & Media | “The Interchangeable Type: Standardizing Parts and Twain’s A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court”
“The Interchangeable Type: Standardizing Parts and Twain’s A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court”
Jonathan Grossman, University of California - Los Angeles
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Jonathan H. Grossman is at work on a book on the history and theory of standardization. His talk will discuss the history of print, especially the automation of typesetting, in relation to the history of standardization. We will look closely at type in Mark Twain’s Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court(1889), but no prior knowledge of the novel is required to come. Some work from other chapters of this project on standardization can be found in Critical Inquiry and The Journal of Cultural Economy.