Standardization (standardisation)

MAR 10, 2017 | 4:00 PM

Details

WHERE:

The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue

ROOM:

4406: English Student Lounge

WHEN:

March 10, 2017: 4:00 PM

ADMISSION:

Free

Description

Much attention is being paid to infrastructure and engineering across the humanities disciplines, including literary criticism. This talk asks, What is standardization? Where does its history begin? How might one theorize a process too often hazily reduced to "any set of agreed-upon rules for...production"? What would a criticism attuned to establishment of the meter and the imperial yard look like, given that metrology, the science of measurement, is so fundamental to the rise of modern standardization.

Presented by Jonathan Grossman, UCLA