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, 2009

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

Berrill, Margot, “The Trajectory of Domestic Humour: 1970s Feminist Video Art and Pop Culture” (UIC, H. Higgins)

Biederman, Legier, “The Aesthetics of Globalization and the Politics of Difference: From Identity Exhibitions to Transnational Artworlds?” (UCLA, D. Preziosi)

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

Cahill, Susan, “Blurring the Boundaries: The Craft of Cross-Cultural Dialogues” (Queens, Kingston, L. Jessup)

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

Chisholm, Anna, “Fred Wilson's 'Un-Natural' Histories: Race, Trauma, and the Visual Production of Knowledge” (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)

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

Dagoglu, Özlem-Gülin, “Mihri Müsfik, une femme peintre ottomane du début du vingtième siècle” (Université de Montréal, T. Porterfield)

DeLand, Lauren, “Invisible Men: The Risks and Pleasures of Self-Portrayal in the Work of Contemporary American Male Artists” (Minnesota, J. Blocker)

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

Geppert, Melissa, “Favela Effects: Contemporary Brazilian Art at the Intersections of Community Development and Global Markets” (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” (Rutgers, S. Sidlauskas)

Hand, Joni, “Female Book Owners in the Valois Court, 1350–1550: Books of Hours as Vehicle 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)

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)

Keogh, Kristina, “The Presentation of Incorruptibility: The Praesentia of the Female Saint” (Virginia Commonwealth, F. Jacobs)

Kim, Jeehey, “Death and Photography in East Asia: A Vernacular Use of Photo-Portraiture” (CUNY, A. Chave)

Kruglinski, Jennifer, “Differencing a New Canon: The Expanding Archive of Feminist Art” (SUNY Stony Brook, A. Uroskie)

Lee, Jung Joon, “Flashed at a Moment of Danger: Nation-Building, Democratization, and Resistance in Korean Photography, 1945–2008” (CUNY, G. Batchen)

Lee, SooJin, “Born in Asia, Made in New York: Careers of Yoko Ono, Yayoi Kusama, Mariko Mori, and Nikki S. Lee” (UIC, H. Higgins)

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)

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

Moriarty, Sara, “Frank Buchser in America” (Virginia Commonwealth, E. Garberson)

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

Najda, Aleksander, “Vasily Kandinsky and Odessa: The Unwritten Chapter” (UIC, P. Hales)

Nero, Julie, “The Interwar Lesbian Monocle: Romaine Brooks’ Una, Lady Troubridge and Hannah Höch’s Russian Dancer” (Case Western Reserve, A. Helmreich)

Newman, Emily, “Weighing the Body: Female Body Image in Contemporary Art” (CUNY, A. Chave)

Oh, Younjung, “Art into Everyday Life: The Japanese Department Store, 1900s to 1930s” (USC, J. Reynolds)

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

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

Singsen, Doug, “From Underground to Alternative: Cultural Transformation and Hybridity in the Formation of Alternative Comics, 1974–1989” (CUNY, C. Bishop)

Skelly, Julia, “The Desire to Fill: Addiction and British Visual Culture, 1751–1919” (Queens, Kingston, J. Helland)

Smith, Sarah E. K., “Exhibitions as Envoys: Art and the Construction of Identity in the New North America” (Queens, Kingston, L. Jessup, K. Robertson)

Snider, Stefanie, “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.)

Stevenson, Marla, “Unacknowledged Longing: Representing Women’s Same-Sex Desire in Early Modern Italy” (University of Victoria, C. Harding)

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

Summers, Robert, “An Aesthetics of Experience: The Art and/as Life of Vaginal Davis” (UCLA, D. Preziosi)

Symko, Riva, “The Everyday Emerged: The Avant-Garde and Postmodern Pastiche” (Queens, Kingston, C. Robertson)

Tanta, Mirela, “Portraits of Utopia: Inside Ceausescu’s Palace” (UIC, H. Higgins)

Tradowsky, Christopher, “After Sherrie Levine: Appropriation and the Semiotics of Seriality” (UCLA, M. Kwon)

Vendelin, Carmen, “Androgyny and Gender Ambiguity in the Parisian Journals Le Chat noir and Le Courrier français c. 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 Opicinus de Canistris, Artist and Visionary (1296–ca. 1354)” (UC Berkeley, W. Davis)

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)