Grossman, Jonathan H.
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Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania, 1996
B.A. Brown University, 1989
Nineteenth-century British literature; history, form, and sociology of the novel; narrative and temporality
Jonathan Grossman is currently at work on a book project about the history and theory of standardization. Current interests related to this project include the history of science and technology; metrology, or the history of measurement; mechanization and the repeating format and circulation of objects from the meter to Rorschach plates. This project springs from his last book, Charles Dickens’s Networks: Public Transport and the Novel, which is about the rise of public transport, the standardization of time and space, and the novel. A long term interest in the relation of community to systems and networks lies behind both projects. Grossman received the UCLA Senate Distinguished Teaching Award in 2014.