Committee for the Study of Books & Media | “The Interchangeable Type: Standardizing Parts and Twain’s A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court”

Committee for the Study of Books and Media
Event date: 
October 14, 2021 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Speaker(s): 
Jonathan Grossman
University of California - Los Angeles
Seminar Series: 
Committee for the Study of Books and Media
Audience: 
Princeton University
By Invitation Only

“The Interchangeable Type: Standardizing Parts and Twain’s A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court

Jonathan Grossman, University of California - Los Angeles


This workshop will be held virtually via Zoom. Registration is required. To register, visit:

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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.

 

Contact: 
Austen Van Burns
Area of Interest: 
Book History
Period: 
19th Century
20th Century