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Johanna Drucker appointed to media studies chair

Johanna Drucker
Stephanie Gross
Johanna Drucker

Visual artist and scholar Johanna Drucker, known for her avant-garde work, especially in the printing arts, has been named to the Robertson Chair in Media Studies in the English department. She will direct a new program in media studies, also to be located in the Robertson Media Center, that will focus on developing a critical and historical understanding of the cultural effects of traditional and new media.

Drucker, who has previously taught at SUNY-Purchase, Yale and Columbia, and who is an expert on the history of written forms of language, visual representation and media theory, is the author of Theorizing Modernism: Visual Art and the Critical Tradition and The Visible Word: Experimental Typography and Modern Art, among other scholarly books.

As an artist, printer, publisher and writer, she has also produced more than two dozen creative works, many using experimental typography, through her own press as well as with other publishers.


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