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

Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2008

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

Adler, Fabienne, “First, Abandon the World of Seeming Certainty: Theory and Practice of the ‘Camera-Based Image’ in 1960s Japan” (Stanford, S. Bukatman)

Culler, Jeremy, “From Television Signal to Magnetic Strip: An Archaeology of Experimental Television and Video Knowledge, 1962–2006” (SUNY Binghamton, J. Tagg)

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

Hollenberg, Sarah, “Art on Television, 1967–1974” (USC, R. Meyer)

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

Kirtland, Mary Catherine, “Iterations of the Close-Up: Animation and Revelation in Jean Epstein's Theory of Cinema” (Chicago, T. Gunning)

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

McManus, William, “‘When we made movies just to make them': Warhol's Films and the Surface of the 1960s” (Princeton, H. Foster)

Oh, Angela, "Nam June Paik: In Search of New Media" (Rutgers, A. Zervigón)

Proctor, Jacob, "Cold War Cut-Ups: Collage, Found Footage, and Expanded Cinema as Alternative Public Sphere" (Harvard, Y-A. Bois, B. Buchloh)

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

Shaffer, Michael, “Dan Graham’s Video Installations of the 1970s” (Virginia Commonwealth, E. Garberson)

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

Suchenski, Richard, “Utopian Romanticism and the Poetics of Scale: Modernist Explorations of the Cinematic Long Form” (Yale, D. Andrew)

Williams, Alena, “Movement in Vision: Cinema, Aesthetics, and Modern German Culture, 1915–30” (Columbia, J. Crary)

Werther-Rosenow, Barbara, "Communicative Strategies in Contemporary Video Art" (Rutgers, A. Zervigón)

Yoon, Soyoung, “Filming Das Kapital: Reconceptualization of Collage/Montage in Post-War Avant-Garde Cinema of the 1950s and ’60s” (Stanford, P. Levi)