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 in Progress by Subject, 2008

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Balaschak, Chris, “Unstable Ground: Photography Books and the Post-War Landscape, 1958–1975" (UC Irvine, S. Stein)

Barrows, Jennifer Ann, “The Sources, Rhetoric, and Gender of the Artistic Dress” (UIUC, D. O’Brien)

Beatty, Brett, "Rauschenberg: A Post-Colonial Aesthetic Analysis" (University of New Mexico, D. Craven)

Belden-Adams, Kris, “Modern Time: Photography and Temporality” (CUNY, G. Batchen)

Biederman, Legier, “Disaster, Spectacle, and the Aesthetics of Globalization: The Making of Two Global Art Biennials/Mega-Exhibitions—Prospect.1: New Orleans and Documenta” (UCLA, D. Preziosi)

Blake, Nathan, "Nervous Systems: War-Time Strategies for Bodies in Shock" (UC Irvine, P. Krapp)

Brown, Kerry Lucinda, “Image, Ritual, and Devotion: Dipankara Buddha in Newar Buddhism” (Virginia Commonwealth, D. Bangdel)

Campbell, Andrew Raymond, “Bound Together: Gay and Lesbian S/M Visual Communities, 1966–1984” (UT Austin, A. Reynolds)

Casi, Nicole, "The Feral but Fertile Paysanne: Marianne as Allegory for Liberty and Degeneracy in Agrarian Tropes of French Democracy" (Cornell, L. Meixner)

Chagnon, Katrie, “Histoire de l’art et phénoménologie: une rencontre d’objets, de regards et de mots” (Université de Montréal, O. Asselin)

Cheng, Joyce, “Mask, Metamorphosis, Alterity: European Avant-Garde Art Criticism, 1915–1945” (Chicago, R. Heller)

Chisholm, Anna, “Trading in Trauma: Globalization and the Art of Witnessing” (Minnesota, J. Blocker)

Chon, Doris, “Narrating Shadows: W. G. Sebald's Photographic Historiography” (UCLA, M. Kwon, G. Baker)

Cohen, Kris, “The Aesthetics of Encounter (Mediated Intimacies in Recent Art)” (Chicago, D. English)

Contogouris, Ersy, "The Attitudes and Representations of Emma Hamilton" (Université de Montréal, T. Porterfield)

Costa Pederson, Claudia, "The Art of Play" (Cornell University, M. Fernández)

Cousins, Darlene, "French Art under the Occupation of Paris, 1815–1818" (Université de Montréal, T. Porterfield)

Doherty, Meghan, “Carving Knowledge: Engraving, Etching, and the Royal Society in London” (Wisconsin, Madison, J. Casid)

Ekardt, Philipp, "'Eher eine Rüsche am Kleid': Time and Images in Benjamin, Warburg, Kluge” (Yale, C. Jacobs, D. Joselit)

Fouladi, Shahriar, “Super Savior/Destroyer: The Specter of the Monstrous Other in Superman” (UC Irvine, C. Whiting)

Friday, Julia, "Photographic Representation and Recall: State Management of Public Recollection and Practices of Counter-Memory in Eastern Europe and Russia, 1930–2000" (SUNY Binghamton, J. Tagg)

Friedberg, Eva J., “Action Architecture: Lawrence Halprin's Experiments in Landscape Design, Urbanism, and the Creative Process” (UC Irvine, J. Bryan-Wilson)

Geppert, Melissa, “The Favela Effect: Marginality and the Making of the Brazilian Avant-Garde” (Minnesota, J. Blocker)

Gerhold, Emily, “American Beauties: The Cult of the Bosom in Nineteenth-Century American Art and Culture” (Virginia Commonwealth, E. Garberson)

Glasser, Susan, “Reconceptualizing Aesthetic Experiences in Museums Using Play Theory” (Virginia Commonwealth, M. Lindauer)

Gruber Florek, Olivia, "Empress Elisabeth and the Visual Culture of Femininity in Habsburg Central Europe, 1848–1918" (Rutgers, S. Sidlauskas)

Hand, Joni, “Female Book Owners in the Burgundian Court, 1350–1550: Books of Hours as Vehicles of Identity” (CUNY, B. Lane)

Haskell, Caitlin Welsh, “A Painter without a Problem: Critical Evaluations of Henri ‘Le Douanier’ Rousseau, 1910–1960” (UT Austin, R. Shiff)

Haughey, Patrick, "The Presidential Library: Architecture as History, Archive as Judgment" (MIT, M. Jarzombek)

Hristova, Stefka, “Memory and Membership of Citizen-Enemies in the Iraq War” (UC Irvine, B. Lim)

Imeh, Imo, "Daughters of Seclusion: The Ibibio Aesthetic in the Staging of a Female Icon" (Yale, R. Thompson)

Jeanjean, Stéphanie, “Spectatorship and the Screen as Interface: French Art Using Television and the Projected Image from the late 1960s to the Present Day” (CUNY, C. Bishop)

Kaiserlian, Michelle, "Artistic Responses to The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám in Great Britain and the United States, ca. 1890–1930" (Indiana, Bloomington, M. Facos)

Karimi, Z. Pamela, "Aesthetics and Ethics of the Iranian Home in the Age of Globalism" (MIT, N. Rabbat)

Keogh, Kristina, “The Visual Rhetoric of Incorruptibility: The Praesentia of Female Saints in Post-Tridentine Italy” (Virginia Commonwealth, F. Jacobs)

Kilinç, Kivanç, “Constructing Women for the Republic: The Spatial Politics of Gender in 1930s Ankara” (T. McDonough)

Kirshtner, Kelly V., “Loose Contact: Microphonic Intensities and Figurative Transformation in Film Sound and Image” (UC Irvine, P. Krapp)

Laskin, Lee, "Nocturnal Omissions: The Conception of Night Vision Technologies" (UC Irvine, C. Whiting)

Lee, Jung Joon, “사진/Sahjin: A History of Korean Photography, 1945–2008” (CUNY, G. Batchen)

LeTourneux, François, “Pour une analyse de l’hétérogénéité stylistique” (Université de Montréal, J. Lamoureux)

Loechle, Anne M., "Ye Intruders Beware: Masculinity, Vicarious Adventure, and Fantastical Pirates in the Golden Age of Illustration and Beyond" (Indiana, Bloomington, S. Burns)

Lullo, Sheri A., “Constructing Beauty in Life and Death during the Han Dynasty (206 BCE–220 CE) in China” (Pittsburgh, K. Linduff)

Lyon, J. Vanessa, “Staging Catholic Triumph: Rubens, Velázquez, and the Allegorical Tradition in Habsburg Madrid, 1625–1665” (UC Berkeley, E. Honig)

Mandel, Sara, "Defying and Defining Race in Antebellum New Orleans: Jules Lion's Lithographs and Patronage, 1837–1866" (Indiana, Bloomington, J. Kennedy)

Mather, David, “Pictorial Dynamism: A Model of Mass Agency in Italian Futurism, 1909–1918” (UC San Diego, N. Bryson, J. Welchman)

McAuliffe, Michael, "Connoisseurship in the Twentieth Century: The János Scholz Collection of Italian Old Master Drawings—A Case Study" (Columbia, D. Rosand)

Melius, Jeremy, "Art History and the Invention of Botticelli" (UC Berkeley, T. Clark)

Miller, Jennifer, “In the Flesh: The Burlesque Theater in American Art and Visual Culture” (USC, R. Meyer)

Morris, Anthony, “The Censored Paintings of Paul Cadmus: Contesting the Boundary between Decent and Vulgar, 1934–1940” (Case Western Reserve, H. Adams)

Nielsen, Kristine, “Strategies of Iconoclasm: East Berlin's Political Monuments from the Late German Democratic Republic to Postunified Berlin” (Chicago, W. J. T. Mitchell)

Nolan, Linda, “The Tactile Reception of Sculpture in Early Modern Rome” (USC, T. Olson)

Nygard, Travis, “The Art of Agribusiness: How Visual Culture Shaped Grain Production in the U.S., 1893–1943” (Pittsburgh, K. Savage)

Porter, Carolyn, “Dante Gabriel Rossetti and the Italian Renaissance: Envisioning the Past and the Modern through Images of Women” (Virginia Commonwealth, E. Garberson)

Razo Wardwell, Mariana, “The Enigma of Ichcateopan: Specters of Indigenous Mexico in Modernity” (UC Irvine, F. Tobing Rony)

Rugg, Whitney, “Brian O'Doherty: Changing the Subject” (Chicago, D. English)

Scanlan, Patricia S., "'God-gifted girls': Women Illustrators, Gender, Class, and Commerce in American Visual Culture, 1885–1925" (Indiana, Bloomington, S. Burns)

Schuld, Dawna, “Nothing to Look At: Art as Situation and Its Neuropsychological Implications” (Chicago, B. Stafford)

Seiber, Tim, “Thresholds: Managing Life and Death through the Public Circulation of Scientific Images" (UC Irvine, J. Bryan-Wilson)

Siegelbaum, Sami, "Construction Sites: Postwar French Art and May '68" (UC Irvine, J. Bryan-Wilson)

Silvers, Holly, "The Poitevin Low Road: Profanity in the Ecclesiastical Sculpture of Romanesque Saintonge" (Indiana, Bloomington, D. Reilly)

Snider, Stephanie, “Envisioning Bodily Difference: Refiguring Fat and Lesbian Subjects in Contemporary Art and Visual Culture, 1968–Present” (USC, R. Meyer)

Sorkin, Jennifer, “Live Form: Gender and the Performance of Craft, 1940–1970” (Yale, D. Joselit, E. Cooke Jr.)

Stern, Arden, "Slanted, Shredded, and Simulated: A Cultural History of the Unruly Typeface" (UC Irvine, P. Krapp)

Stob, Jennifer, “‘With and Against Cinema’: The Internationale Situationniste and the Cinematic Image” (Yale, D. Joselit, D. Andrew)

Summers, Robert, “Unbecoming Art History” (UCLA, D. Preziosi)

Tradowsky, Christopher, “After Sherrie Levine: Appropriation and the Art of Absolute Influence” (UCLA, M. Kwon)

Trent, Mary, "Innocence Reproduced: Girlhood in the Art of Joseph Cornell and Henry Darger" (UC Irvine, C. Whiting)

Vendelin, Carmen, "Androgyny and Gender Ambiguity in the Parisian Journals Le Chat noir and Le Courrier français, ca. 1882–1895" (Rutgers, S. Sidlauskas)

Webster, Maria, “Eccentric Images: Studio Photography in Interwar England and the Case of Madame Yevonde” (USC, R. Meyer)

White, Marisa, “A Feminist Inheritance? Questions of Ambivalence and Subjectivity in Paul McCarthy, Mike Kelly, and Robert Gober” (CUNY, A. Chave)

Whittington, Karl, "The Body-Worlds of Opicino de Canistris, Artist and Visionary, 1296–ca.1354" (UC Berkeley, W. Davis)

Wilson, Paul, “The Global Aesthetics of Nostalgia: Nation and Longing in Contemporary Art” (Minnesota, J. Blocker)

Woods, Nicole L., “'Gift Event': Alison Knowles, Fluxus, and the Enigmatic Work of Art” (UC Irvine, C. Whiting)

Yamamura, Midori, “Yayoi Kusama: Biography and Cultural Confrontation, 1945–1969” (CUNY, A. Chave)

Zuther, Simone, “Franz Xaver Winterhalter and the Business of Portraying Women in Second Empire Paris” (Virginia Commonwealth, E. Garberson)