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

Nineteenth-Century Art
Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2009

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Amos, Johanna, “‘May My Picture Add to Her Fame’: Jane Morris as Victorian Cultural Icon” (Queens, Kingston, J. Helland)

Atkinson, Elaine M., “The Fringes of Immortality: A Goodly Company and Artistic Collaborations in Visionary Art, 1880–1930” (Queens, Kingston, J. Helland)

Bailey, Bradley, “Over There: Yoga, Japonisme, and a New Orientalism” (Yale, M. Yiengpruksawan)

Bailiff, Larissa, “Honoré Daumier and the Pursuit of Leisure, 1830–1870” (IFA/NYU, L. Nochlin)

Basu, Priyanka, “Kunstwissenschaft and the ‘Primitive’: Excursions in the History of Art History, 1880–1925” (USC, K. Lang)

Baumgartner, Frederique, “Hubert Robert and the Transformation of the Cultural Experience during the French Revolution” (Harvard, E. Lajer-Burcharth)

Beachdel, Thomas, “Landscape Aesthetics and the Sublime in France, 1750–1815” (CUNY, P. Mainardi)

Beggs, Margo, “Harriet Hosmer (1830–1908): The ‘Sister Arts,’ Modernity, and the ‘American Sculptress’” (Toronto, M. Gotlieb)

Berry, Melissa, “Reconfiguring Modernism’s Origins: Fluidity and Interchange in Nineteenth-Century France” (University of Victoria, A. Antliff)

Best, Makeda, “Arouse the Conscience: The Photography of Alexander Gardner” (Harvard, R. Kelsey)

Blankenship, Ethan, “Paris, Mexico: Désiré Charnay's Photographic Spaces” (Columbia, J. Crary)

Blaut, Julia, “Gender and War in American Pop Art” (IFA/NYU, L. Nochlin)

Blessing, Jennifer, “Gina Pane: A Study of European Body Art in the 1970s” (IFA/NYU, L. Nochlin)

Block, Elizabeth, “Respecting Hair: The Material Culture of Women’s Hairstyles in the Mid-Atlantic States, 1865–90” (CUNY, K. Murphy)

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

Brion, Katherine, “The Power of the Visual: Form, the Decorative, and the Viewer in Fin-de-Siècle France” (Michigan, H. Lay)

Buhler, Doyle L., “Capturing the Game: The Artist-Sportsman and Animal Conservation in American Hunting Imagery, 1844–1894” (Iowa, J. Kinsey)

Butcosk, Charles, “Wassily Kandinsky and the Vicissitudes of das Innere, 1908–1914” (Princeton, B. Doherty)

Cadero-Gillette, Jennifer, “Collecting Art and Constructing History: The Recovery of Medieval Panel Painting circa 1800” (Harvard, J. Koerner)

Çakmak, Gülru, “Jean-Léon Gérôme: The Formative Years (1855–1864)” (Johns Hopkins, M. Fried)

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

Campbell, Mary, “Sacred Lands and Profane Women: Charles Ellis Johnson and the Experience of Mormon Photography" (Stanford, B. Wolf)

Cannady, Lauren, “Owing to Nature and Art: The Garden Landscape and Decorative Painting in Eighteenth-Century French Pavillons de Plaisance” (IFA/NYU, T. Crow)

Chandra, Aditi, “The Production of Monuments and the Politics of Heritage: Archaeology, Tourism, and Delhi's Islamic Architecture” (Minnesota, C. Asher)

Childers, Hope, “The Visual Culture of Opium in British India, ca. 1780–1912” (UCLA, S. Mathur)

Chowdhury, Zirwat, “Anglo-Indian Encounters: British Art and Architecture, 1780–1836” (Northwestern, S. H. Clayson)

Christie, David, “Carl Wilhelm Kolbe (1759–1835): A Study of Iconographic Complexity at the Inception of the Modern Mind” (CUNY, P. Mainardi)

Coco, Theresa, “Vaporized Bodies: The Uses of Irony in Edgar Degas’s Bather” (Temple, T. Dolan)

Cole, Susanna, “Space out of Time: Movement in the English Landscape, 1750–1835” (Columbia, J. Crary)

Coltrin, Christopher, “Destruction or Deliverance? The Politics of Catastrophe in the Art of John Martin” (Michigan, S. Siegfried)

Cooke, Victoria, “Shifting Patterns of Representations: French Orientalist Painting, 1828–1881” (Delaware, N. Athanassoglou-Kallmyer)

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

Dalal, Radha, “The Orient Express: Visual Culture, European Imperialism, and the Ottoman Empire” (Minnesota, C. Asher)

Dasch, Rowena Houghton, “‘Now Exhibiting’: Charles Bird King’s Picture Gallery, Fashioning Taste and Nation, 1824–1861” (UT Austin, S. Rather)

Davis, Emily, “The Body as Decorative Object: The Female Nude in Art Nouveau” (Virginia Commonwealth, E. Garberson)

Delamaire, Marie-Stéphanie, “Art in Translation: Franco-American Artistic Exchanges in the Antebellum and Civil War Era” (Columbia, E. Hutchinson)

de la Maza Chevesich, Josefina, “Contesting Nationalism: Analyzing Pictorial Genres in 19th-Century Chilean Painting” (SUNY Stony Brook, J. Monteyne)

Deusner, Melody Barnett, “A Network of Associations: Aesthetic Painting and Its Patrons, 1870–1914” (Delaware, N. Athanassoglou-Kallmyer)

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

Falcón-Wiebe, Ana-Joel, “In the Shadow of Courbet and after the Shadows of Spanish Masters: A Socio-Cultural Study of the Realist Paintings of Bonvin, Ribot, Bonnat, and Carolus-Duran” (Queens, Kingston, S. Schütze)

Ferando, Christina, “Staging Canova: Sculpture, Connoisseurship, and Display, 1780–1822” (Columbia, J. Crary, A. Higonnet)

Gauger, Crystal A., “Transcending History: The Religious Paintings of Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (1780–1867)” (Iowa, D. Johnson)

Getson, Jennifer, “Jules Dalou and the Problem of Monumental Commemoration in Third-Republic Paris” (Ohio State, A. Shelton)

Goodman, Rhonda, “The Visual Culture of Slave Auctions in Nineteenth-Century North America” (Stanford, B. Wolf)

Gruber Florek, Olivia, “Empress Elisabeth and the Visual Culture of Femininity in Habsburg Central Europe” (Rutgers, S. Sidlauskas)

Halkin, Talya, “Jacques Joseph Tissot, A Reassessment: 1860–1895” (Columbia, J. Crary)

Hanson, Katie, “A Neoclassical Conundrum: Painting Greek Mythology in France, 1780–1825” (CUNY, P. Mainardi)

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

Holochwost, Catherine Reed, “Landscape as Machine: Vision and Imagination in Nineteenth-Century American Painting” (Delaware, W. Bellion)

Hornstein, Katie, “Episodes in Political Illusion: The Proliferation of War Imagery in France (1804–1856)” (Michigan, S. Siegfried)

Hudak, Brittany, “British Art in the Venetian Mood: The Anglo-Venetian Genre Paintings of Luke Fildes and Henry Woods, 1875–1920” (Case Western Reserve, A. Helmreich)

Huemer, Christian, “Paris-Vienna: Modern Art Markets and the Transmission of Culture (1873–1937)” (CUNY, P. Mainardi)

Hylton, Jennifer Sherlock, “The Seurat Effect” (UT Austin, R. Shiff)

Iepson, Sarah, “Postmortem Relationships: Death and the Child in Antebellum American Visual Culture” (Temple, A. Braddock)

Jacks Gamble, Lauren, “Accretions of Space and Time: The Environmental Art of John Trumbull” (Yale, A. Nemerov)

Jarvis, Matthew W., “Girodet: Public Scandal, Private Desire” (UC San Diego, N. Bryson)

Jimenez, Maya, “Colombian Artists in Paris: 1865–1905” (CUNY, K. Manthorne)

Jubinville, Ginette, “Le rôle déterminant de l’art pour le début de la psychiatrie en France, 1780–1850” (Université de Montréal, T. Porterfield)

Katanic, Jennifer M., “Social and Political Transformation in the Balkans, 1856–1878: Visual Culture in an Era of Conflict and Change” (CUNY, P. Mainardi)

Kato, Yukiko, “Color, Hygiene, and Body Politics: French Neo-Impressionist Theories of Vision and Volition, 1880–1905” (Duke, M. Antliff)

Kellogg-Kreig, Annah, “The Walls of the Confessions: Neo-Romanesque Architecture, Nationalism, and Religious Identity in the Kaiserreich” (Pittsburgh, B. McCloskey)

Kelly, Sarah E., “Camera's Lens and Mind's Eye: James McNeill Whistler and the Science of Art” (Columbia, D. Rosand)

Kenrick, Simon, “Art, Medicine, and Propaganda: A Crisis of Meaning in Gros's Bonaparte Visiting the Plague-Stricken of Jaffa, 1804” (UCLA, D. Kunzle)

Knox, Page, “Scribner's Monthly: A Vehicle of Aesthetic Thought in Late Nineteenth-Century America” (Columbia, E. Hutchinson)

Kokkonen, Lars, “John Martin (1789–1854) and the Mechanics of Making Art in a Commercial Nation” (CUNY, P. Mainardi)

Kovacs, Claire L., “Edgar Degas in Italy: Influence, Dialogue, and Exchange” (Iowa, D. Johnson)

Kraus, Heidi E., “David, Architecture, and the Dichotomy of Art” (Iowa, D. Johnson)

Kully, Deborah, “Speculating on Architecture: Morality, the New Real Estate, and the Bourgeois Apartment Industry in Late Nineteenth-Century France” (MIT, M. Jarzombek, E. Naginski)

Lackman, Jonathan, “Invective in French Art Criticism: 1840–1881” (IFA/NYU, L. Nochlin)

Lahikainen, Amanda, “Unchecked Ideas: Humor and the French Revolution in Late Eighteenth-Century British Political Graphic Satire” (Brown, K. D. Kriz)

Lanier, Jessica, “It is Impossible to Travel without Improvement. . .: The Grand Tours of Martha Coffin Derby, 1800–1832” (The Bard Graduate Center, K. Ames)

Laster, Margaret, “Victorian Art and American Gilded Age Collectors Henry G. Marquand and Catharine Lorillard Wolfe: Transatlantic Cultures of Collecting” (CUNY, P. Mainardi, K. Manthorne)

Lee, Jeehyun, “Crossing National Borders: Japonisme and the Development of Japanese Oil Painting, 1886–1907” (Pennsylvania, J. Davis)

Lim, Nancy, “A Cosmopolitan Public for le palais du peuple: Outsiders, the Musée du Louvre, and the Rise of French Universalism (1848–1914)” (Northwestern, S. H. Clayson)

Luarca-Shoaf, Nenette, “The Mississippi River in Antebellum Visual Culture and Imagination” (Delaware, W. Bellion)

Mann, Crawford Alexander, III, “When in Rome: Italian Travel and the Pursuit of the Ideal Male Body in Antebellum American Art” (Yale, A. Nemerov)

Martin, Elizabeth, “In Search of Greener Pastures: Nineteenth-Century Irish Landscape Artists Abroad; Francis Danby, James Arthur O’Connor, and George Petrie” (CUNY, P. Mainardi)

Mathieu, Camille, “Roman Bodies and Pompeian Traces: French Painters Reinventing the Antique, 1807–1855” (UC Berkeley, D. Grimaldo Grigsby)

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

Medakovich, Molly A., “Between Friends: Representations of Female Intimacies in French Genre Paintings and Prints, 1770–1830” (UNC Chapel Hill, M. Sheriff)

Microulis, Laura, “Gillow and Company Furniture and Interiors, 1851–1897: Design, Manufacture, and Patronage in Britain” (The Bard Graduate Center, P. Kirkham)

Moore, Monica, “The Arctic, Race, and Slavery” (Columbia, E. Hutchinson)

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

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

Necol, Jane, “Matisse and His Books: Transcending Limits” (Columbia, D. Rosand)

Pollack, Maika, “Color after Mimesis: Odilon Redon and the Development of Arbitrary Color in Symbolist Painting, 1888–1905” (Princeton University, A. McCauley)

Pop, Andrei, “Neopaganism: Henry Fuseli, Theatre, and the Cultural Politics of Antiquity, 1760–1825” (Harvard, E. Lajer-Burcharth)

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

Quideau, Florence, “Romantic Portraiture and Caricature in the July Monarchy, 1830–1848: A Study of the Sculptures of David d’Angers, Dantan-Jeune, Daumier and Préault" (Rutgers, S. Sidlauskas)

Ralickas, Eduardo, “Naissance de l’art performatif: Images et autoréférence pragmatique dans le premier romantisme allemand” (Université de Montréal, J. Lamoureux; École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, É. Michaud)

Ramos, Evelyn Carmen, “A Painter of Cuban Life: Victor Patricio de Landaluze and Nineteenth-Century Cuban Politics” (Chicago, T. Cummins)

Rich, Alexander, “Guy Péne du Bois: The Cultural Legacy of an Artist and Critic” (IFA/NYU, L. Nochlin)

Rilke, Christina, “The Consumption of Fine Arts in Germany, 1848–1889: Private Collections and Public Institutions” (Columbia, A. Higonnet)

Robicsek, Hyla, “1883, Paris” (Johns Hopkins, M. Fried, K. Tuma)

Rose, Jordan, “‘Politics is in the Streets’: Picturing the Barricade in Revolutionary Paris, 1830–1848” (UC Berkeley, T. Clark)

Rossner, Rachel, “Balkanist Painting: Imagining Montenegro in Nineteenth-Century Europe” (Chicago, M. Ward)

Samu, Margaret, “The Female Nude in Nineteenth-Century Russian Art” (IFA/NYU, L. Nochlin)

Scappini, Chiara, “History, Preservation, and Reconstruction in Siena: The Fonte Gaia from Renaissance to Modern Times” (Rutgers, T. Marder)

Scheulen, Elizabeth, “The ‘Smart Set’: Salons, Salonnières, and Women in the Fin-de-Siècle French Art Market” (Delaware, M. Werth)

Schwartz, Rebecca Ayres, “Thomas Cole on Architecture: Picturing the Gothic” (Delaware, B. Herman)

Sik, Sarah, “Satire and Sadism: François-Rupert Carabin and the Symbolist Treatment of Female Form in Fin-de-Siècle France” (Minnesota, G. Weisberg)

Sivard, Susan, “The Volcano in European and American Art, 1770–1865” (Columbia, B. Novak, E. Hutchinson)

Stein, Nathaniel, “Masculinity, Colonial Encounter, and Corporeal Vulnerability: British Visual Representations of the Crimean War and India, 1854–1879” (Brown, K. D. Kriz)

Stelmackowich, Cindy, “The Languages of a Bodily Interior: Nineteenth-Century Anatomical Atlases in the Spaces of Art, Science, and the Museum” (SUNY Binghamton, J. Tagg)

Stotland, Irina, “Paul Gauguin's Self-Portraiture and the Theme of Androgyny” (Bryn Mawr, S. Z. Levine)

Strauber, Alison, “Representations of the Domestic Interior in Belgian Art, 1865–1895” (IFA/ NYU, L. Nochlin, R. Lubar)

Straussman-Pflanzer, Eve, “Felsine pittrici: The Women Artists of Early Modern Bologna” (IFA/NYU, L. Nochlin)

Stringer, Rozanne, “Hybrid Zones: Representations of Race in Late Nineteenth-Century French Visual Culture” (Kansas, M. Kessler)

Tavares, Jonathan, “Arms, Armor, and Samuel Pratt: Influential Antiquities Dealer or Infamous Faker in Early Victorian England" (The Bard Graduate Center, A. Morrall)

Thimmesch, Debra, “Women and Social Deviance in Late Nineteenth-Century French Visual Culture” (Kansas, M. Kessler)

Towle, Diane, “Spaces of Japonisme and the Art of Whistler, Van Gogh, and Monet: Collecting, Decoration, and the Japanese Other” (Washington University, E. Childs)

Tuerk, Stephanie, “Constructing the Modern Architect: Industrialization, Engineering, and the Professionalization of Architecture, 1830–1900” (MIT, M. Jarzombek)

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

Vinz, Katherine, “The Social Imagination of a Painter of the Mind: Antoine Wiertz (1806–1865)” (Kansas, S. Goddard)

Von Lintel, Amy, “Surveying the Field: Popular Illustrated Art Histories in Nineteenth-Century Britain and France” (USC, N. Troy)

Vrooman, Jason, “Crossing the Threshold: Nabi Depictions of Men in Public, Private, and Pretend Spaces” (IFA/NYU, L. Nochlin)

Walsh, Catherine, “‘Tell Me a Story’: Narrative and Orality in Nineteenth-Century American Visual Culture” (Delaware, W. Bellion)

Warren, Erica, “Munthe’s Myths: Designing a Norwegian Nation in Decorative Art” (Minnesota, G. Weisberg)

Weidinger, Corina, “Labor, Technology, and the Body: Representing Mining and Factory Work in France and Belgium, 1850–1900” (Delaware, N. Athanassoglou-Kallmyer)

Wicky, Erika, “La notion de détail et ses enjeux (1830–1890)” (Université de Montréal, N. Dubreuil)

Zirnheld, Bernard, “Fin de Siècle, Fin du Régime: Republican Architecture and Planning in the Rue Réaumur” (Yale, C. Armstrong)

Zundo, Mary Elizabeth, “Mapping Destiny: Cartography and Nineteenth-Century American Art of the Frontier” (UIUC, D. O’Brien)

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