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, 2009

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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 l’œuvre d’Honoré Daumier: une réception méconnue” (Université de Montréal, T. Porterfield; Université de Paris X-Nanterre, S. Le Men)

Anderson, Ash, “Moving Pictures: Motion and Time in Photography at the Institute of Design” (Yale, D. Joselit)

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

Baines, Lorena, “Nicolaes de Bruyn and the Art of the Professional Engraver” (Delaware, P. Chapman)

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

Bowyer, Emerson, “Medals, Monuments, Money: David d'Angers and the Modernization of Sculpture” (Columbia, J. Crary, A. Higonnet)

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

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

Casey, John, “Picturing Architectural Theory: The Architectural Photobook in Germany, 1910–1945” (CUNY, K. Murphy)

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)

Cronin, Elizabeth, “Passive Fascism? The Politics of Austrian Heimat Photography” (CUNY, G. Batchen, R. Long)

Denny, Margaret, “From Commerce to Art: American Women Photographers, 1850–1900” (UIC, P. Hales)

Edwards, Stassa, “The Arts of Seeming: Performing Photography in Nineteenth-Century Britain” (Florida State, A. Jolles)

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)

Goldman, Victoria Sears, “‘The Most Beautiful Punchinelli in the World’: A Comprehensive Study of the Punchinello Drawings of Giovanni Battista Tiepolo” (Princeton, T. DaCosta Kaufmann)

Goldstein, Holly Markovitz, “American Landscapes as Revisionist History: The Frontier Photographs of Mark Klett, John Pfahl, Deborah Bright, and Robert Adams” (Boston, K. Sichel)

Greist, Alexandra, “Italian Drawing Books, 1565–1750” (Pennsylvania, M. Cole)

Grove, S. Jaleen, “A Cultural Trade: Canadian Commercial Illustration at Home and in the United States” (SUNY Stony Brook, M. Bogart)

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

Hickman, Caroline Mesrobian, “Light from the Darkness: Clare Leighton's Wood Engravings in an Age between Wars” (UNC Chapel Hill, A. Marks)

Hofelt, Miranda, “Raising Cane: Dandyism’s Challenge to Gender and Race in Modern American Artistic Practice and Visual Culture, 1880–1940” (Chicago, J. Snyder)

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

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

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

Lee, Jung Joon, “Flashed at a Moment of Danger: Nation-Building, Democratization, and Resistance in 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)

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

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

Lord, Russell, “Hybridity and Reproduction in Early Photography” (CUNY, G. Batchen)

May, Jessica, “Off the Clock: Walker Evans and the Crisis of American Capital, 1933–1938” (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)

Merola, Rose, “Multiple Exposures: The Photography of Austin Hansen in Harlem” (CUNY, A. Chave)

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

Oh, Hye-ri, “Photography and Criticism in Korea: Modernity, National Identity, and the Conception of Photography from the Late Chosun Dynastic Period through Japanese Colonialism to Independence” (SUNY Binghamton, J. Tagg)

Peiffer, Prudence, “Routine Extremism: Ad Reinhardt and Modern Art” (Harvard, Y-A. Bois)

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

Romanenko, Katerina, “The Visual Language of the Soviet Popular Illustrated Magazines in the 1930s” (CUNY, R. Long)

Sawyer, Andrew, “Architectural Surveys and ‘Documentary Style’” (Columbia, E. Hutchinson)

Shannon, Heather A., “Just an Amateur: Adam Clark Vroman, Photography, and the American West, 1895–1904” (Rutgers, T. Sheehan)

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

Suchma, Sharon, “Binding Lives: American Photo-Books and the Great Depression” (CUNY, G. Batchen)

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)

Van Scoy, Susan, “Exteriors, Interiors, and Positionality: The Photography of Tina Barney” (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)

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

Woltmann, Kim, “Photographing Place: Catherine Opie's Los Angeles Landscape Series, 1994–1998” (SUNY Stony Brook, M. Bogart)

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)