Concise, critical reviews of books, exhibitions, and projects in all areas and periods of art history and visual studies

Critical Theory/Gender Studies/Visual Studies
Dissertations Completed by Subject, 2003

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Aagerstoun, Mary Jo, “Cultural Intervention, Activist Art, and Discourses of Oppositionality in the U.S., 1980–2000” (Maryland, College Park, J. Withers)

Betzer, Sarah E., “Flesh to Stone: Ingriste Women and Portraiture in the Circle of Ingres between Rome and Paris, 1825–1870” (Northwestern, S. H. Clayson)

Boyles, James, “Anxiety over His Flesh Painting: Art and Masculinity in the Early Paintings of George de Forest Brush” (UNC Chapel Hill, A. Marks)

Celeste, Reni, “The Tragic Screen: Cinema at the Limits of Philosophy” (Rochester, D. Rodowick, P. Duro)

Dadi, Iftikhar, “Visual Modernities in a Comparative Perspective: The West and South Asian and Asian-American Art” (Cornell, S. Hassan)

Dungan, Beth, “Discourses of Dis-Ease: Medical Imaging and Contemporary Art” (UC Berkeley, A. Wagner)

Finn, Jonathan, “Police Photography: Visual Representation, Scientific Evidence, and the Construction of the Criminal” (Rochester, L. Cartwright)

Garner, Jeffrey, “The Fine Arts and Hollywood Visual Culture: Art Practices and Artistic Identity in the California Southland of the 1930s” (UC Santa Barbara, B. Robertson)

Golec, Michael, “Andy Warhol and New Realism” (Northwestern, W. Davis)

Hickson, Sally, “Female Patronage and the Language of Arts in the Circle of Isabella d’Este in Mantua (c. 1470–1560)” (Queen’s University, Kingston, C. Hoeniger)

Meltzer, Eve, “Art after Words: Conceptualism, Structuralism, and the Dream of the Information World” (UC Berkeley, K. Silverman, A. Wagner)

Muller, Kevin Richard, “Cultural Costuming: Native Americans, Inversion, and the Power of an Exceptional White Masculinity” (UC Berkeley, M. Lovell)

Otto, Elizabeth, “Figuring Gender: Photomontage and Cultural Critique in Germany’s Weimar Republic” (Michigan, M. Biro)

Patterson, Elaine C., “Decoration and Desire: Women of the Home Arts Movement in Britain and Ireland, 1884–1915” (Queen’s University, Kingston, J. Helland)

Reade, Cyril, “Mendelssohn to Mendelsohn: Visual Case Studies of Jewish Life in Berlin” (Rochester, J. Wolff)

Richmond, Patricia, “Gender and the Forms of Modernism: Dancers and Painters” (Case Western Reserve, E. Landau)

Roth, Andrea, “La Matrona Bergamasca: Portraying Women in Renaissance Bergamo” (USC, E. Howe)

Unruh, Holly, “A Pilgrimage of the Eyes: Sacred Topography in Black and White” (UC Santa Barbara, B. Robertson)

Van Der Watt, Liese, “The Many Hearts of Whiteness: Dis/Investing in Whiteness through South African Visual Culture” (SUNY Stony Brook, N. Mirzoeff)