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

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Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2008

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Abbaspour, Mitra, “Defining the Present, Archiving the Past: Three Histories of Middle Eastern Photography” (CUNY, G. Batchen)

Ackerman, Ada, "Regards d'Eisenstein sur Daumier: histoire d'une réception méconnue" (Université de Montréal, T. Porterfield; Université de Paris X-Nanterre, S. Le Men)

Aube, Christina, "Michel de Marolles and the Rise of Printmaking in the Grand Siècle" (Delaware, D. Stone)

Baines, Lorena, "Nicholaes de Bruyn and the Art of the Professional Engraver" (Delaware, P. Chapman)

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

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

Bouchard, Anne-Marie, “Figurer la société mourante”: Cultures esthétiques et idéologiques de la propagande anarchiste illustrée en France, 1880–1914" (Université de Montréal, T. Porterfield)

Bowyer, Emerson, “Sculpture, Reproduction, and Modernity” (Columbia, J. Crary, A. Higonnet)

Buckner, Cindy Medley, “Sketched on Copper: The Etching Revival in Late Nineteenth-Century America” (CUNY, S. Webster)

Calyniuk, Darlene, "Pistils and Stamens: Botanophilia, Sex, and Nationhood in Eighteenth-Century Georgian Britain" (University of British Columbia, M. Ryan)

Campbell, Kathryn, “Imaging Russia During the Cold War: Photographs in Life Magazine, 1945–1962” (Virginia Commonwealth, R. Hobbs)

Cavallero, Janet, "Photography and the Creation and Control of the Masses in 1930s Fascist Italy" (Columbia, B. Buchloh)

Chapman, Kathleen, “Expressionism Multiplied: The Reproducibility of Style in Early 20th-Century German Posters” (USC, K. Lang)

Cutshaw, Stacey McCarroll, "Intimate Images: Photography and Privacy in the Twentieth Century" (Boston, C. Jones)

Fay, Brendan, "American Photography and Abstraction, 1940–1960: Minor White, Aaron Siskind, and Harry Callahan" (Harvard, R. Kelsey)

Fredericks, Keri, “’Black Saturday’: Eudora Welty’s Unpublished Photographic Essay of Depression-Era Mississippi” (Florida State, R. Neuman)

Gand, Elizabeth, "The Subjects of the Photographer: Looking at Helen Levitt's Ludic ‘Streets’" (UC Berkeley, A. Wagner)

Greist, Alexandra, "Learning to Draw, Drawing to Learn: Seventeenth-Century Italian Printed Libri di Disegno" (Pennsylvania, M. Cole)

Harper, Kate, "The Prints and Drawings of Hendrick Goudt: New Light on an Artist and Nobleman" (Boston, M. Zell)

Hellman, Karen, “Antoine Claudet and the ‘Spaces’ of Photography, 1839–1867” (CUNY, G. Batchen)

Hickman, Caroline Mesrobian, "Clare Leighton (1898–1989): A Wood Engraver's Impressions of Agrarian Life in England and the American South" (UNC Chapel Hill, A. Marks)

Jones, Penny, "Figural Trees: Artistic Response to Forest Loss in Nineteenth-Century America" (Columbia, E. Hutchinson)

Kim, Jennie, “Tradition, Theory, and Practice: Changing Functions of Drawings in the Italian Renaissance Workshop; From Pietro Perugino to the Pupils of Raphael” (CUNY, J. Saslow)

Lamunière, Michelle, "Sentiment and Science in the Social Museum at Harvard: Francis Greenwood Peabody and Early Twentieth-Century Social Reform Photography in Context" (Boston, K. Sichel)

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

Lee, Phil, “The Hybridized Space of Photography: The Photography of Francesca Woodman and Cindy Sherman, 1975–1981” (Chicago, J. Snyder)

Lenhard, Danielle, “Reading with One Hand: Suggestive Folds and Subversive Consumption in Jean-Honoré Fragonard's The Bolt” (SUNY Stony Brook, J. Monteyne)

Lewis, Jacob, "From Repetition to Reproduction: Charles Nègre (1820–1880) in Pursuit of the Photographic " (Northwestern, S. H. Clayson)

Linssen, Dalia Habib, “Imprints of Their Being: The Photographs of Hansel Mieth and Otto Hagel” (Boston, K. Sichel)

Lobis, Victoria Sancho, “Artistic Training and Print Culture in the Time of Rubens” (Columbia, D. Freedberg, D. Rosand)

Markovitz, Holly, "Reframing the Frontier: Rephotography, Repetition, and Return" (Boston, K. Sichel)

May, Jessica, "Off the Clock: Walker Evans and the Crisis of Capital" (UC Berkeley, M. Lovell)

McCann, Carmen, “Status Viatoris: A New Spectacularization of Death in French Paintings and Prints from the Bourbon Restoration” (Penn State, N. Locke)

Miller, Sarah, “Inventing ‘Documentary’ in American Photography, 1930–1945” (Chicago, J. Snyder)

Modigliani, Leah, “From Defeatured Landscapes to Vancouverism: Photo-Conceptual Contemporary Art and the Creation of a Global City” (SUNY Stony Brook, D. Kuspit)

Mulhearn, Kevin, “Taking Critical Positions in Contemporary South African Photography, 1967–2007” (CUNY, G. Batchen)

Paulson, Noelle, "The Human Animal: Anthropomorphic Animals in Print and Paint, ca. 1790–1859" (Washington University, E. Childs)

Perry, Weena, “America in Ruins: The Image of the Decline and Fall of Cities” (SUNY Stony Brook, M. Bogart)

Quick, Kathy, “The Narrative Document: Lewis Hine and 'Social Photography' ” (Brown, M. Doane)

Romanenko, Katerina, “The Role of the Soviet Periodical Press in the Acculturation of the ‘Masses,’ 1928–1941” (CUNY, R. Long)

Scheiwiller, Staci, "Mirrors of Memory: Nineteenth-Century Imagery in Contemporary Iranian Photography" (UC Santa Barbara, R. Williams)

Shimizu, Meredith TeGrotenhuis, "Stabilizing the City: Berenice Abbott's Photographs and Urban Representation in the 1930s" (Northwestern, C. Lambert-Beatty)

Stetler, Pepper, "Bound Vision: Reading the Photograph in the Book in Weimar Germany" (Delaware, M. Werth)

Tallone, Ana, “A Light in the Darkness: Argentinean Photography, 1973–1986” (CUNY, G. Batchen, K. Manthorne)

Terjesen, Lori Ann, “Collecting the Brücke: Their Prints in American Museums” (Case Western Reserve, E. Landau)

Teshima, Yuko, “Provoke: A Critical Analysis of a Japanese Photography Magazine” (CUNY, G. Batchen)

Ureña, Leslie J., "Lewis Hine at Ellis Island: The Photography of Immigration and Race, 1904–1926" (Northwestern, S. Eisenman)

Van Scoy, Susan, “The Photography of Tina Barney: Exteriors, Interiors, and Interiority” (SUNY Stony Brook, J. Monteyne)

Walker, Harriet, “Transformations in West African Visual Culture through the Lens of Photography” (CUNY, G. Batchen)

Watson, April, “On the Street and in the Suburbs: New Spatial Paradigms in American Photography, ca. 1963–1976” (Kansas, J. Pultz)

Weiss, Sean, “Photographs for the Modern City: An Enterprise in the Urban Transformation of Second Empire and Early Third Republic Paris” (CUNY, K. Murphy)

White, Veronica, “Sero Ludere: Baroque Invenzione and the Development of the Capriccio" (Columbia, D. Freedberg, D. Rosand)

Wouk, Edward H., "Reassessing the Flemish Raphael: The Graphic Work of Frans Floris" (Harvard, H. Zerner)

Yi, Hyewon, “Photographer as Participant Observer: The Photographs of Larry Clark, Nan Goldin, Richard Billingham, and Nobuyoshi Araki” (CUNY, G. Batchen)

Zaher, Lisa, “Modules and Modulations: Photographic Media and the Contest of Modernism, 1950–1990” (Chicago, J. Snyder)