We are pleased to announce the speaker

for APS’s eighth annual Distinguished Scholar Lecture

Johanna Drucker

Distinguished Professor and Breslauer Professor of Bibliographical Studies,

Department of Information Studies, UCLA

Johanna Drucker is Distinguished Professor and Breslauer Professor in the Department of Information Studies at UCLA. She is internationally known for her work in the history of graphic design, typography, experimental poetry, fine art, and digital humanities. Her recent publications include Inventing the Alphabet (University of Chicago Press, 2022), Visualization and Interpretation (MIT Press, 2020), Iliazd: Meta-Biography of a Modernist (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2020), and Digital Humanities 101: An introduction to Digital Methods (Routledge, 2021). Her artist’s books are widely represented in museum and library collections and were the subject of a travelling retrospective, Druckworks: 40 years of books and projects, in 2012-2014. Other recent work includes Diagrammatic Writing (Onomatopée, 2014), The General Theory of Social Relativity, (The Elephants, 2018), and Downdrift: An Eco-fiction (Three Rooms Press, 2018). In 2014 she was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and in 2021 was the recipient of the AIGA’s Steven Heller Award for Cultural Criticism.

In her lecture, entitled “Invisible Writing: Disciplinary Intersections and Blind Spots,” Ms. Drucker will draw on her experiences in poetics, publishing, and scholarly work to address the often invisible role of written language across disciplines. 

DATE: Friday, May 5, 2023

TIME: 9:00 AM (PDT) / 12:00 PM (EDT) / 5:00 PM (GMT)

The lecture will be virtual. It is free and open to all.

Pre-registration will be required via a Zoom link, which will be shared with the formal invitation soon.

The talk will be recorded and made available on our website after the event.