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, 2010

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Alisauskas, Alexandra. “Lithuanian Conceptual and Proto-Conceptual Art: Cultural Violence and the Sate, 1960–2000” (Rochester, D. Crimp, R. Haidu)

Antoncic, Debra, “Oddballs and Eccentrics (les hirsutes et les excentriques): Art and Artists in the Popular Press in Post-War Canada” (Queen’s, Kingston, L. Jessup)

Beil, Kim, “Illustrating Contingency: Photographic Reproductions of Art and Film” (UC Irvine, L. Hilderbrand)

Berrill, Margot: “Kitchen Humour: Feminist Video Art and Pop Culture” (UIC, H. Higgins)

Birk, Stacey, “Movies, Modernity, and the American Middle: Early Cinema’s Extra-Urban Context and Function” (UC Irvine, K.Hatch)

Blake, Nathan, “Camera Consciousness: The Aesthetic and Prosthetic Legacy of World War I” (UC Irvine, P. Krapp)

Brown, Kerry Lucinda, “Dipankara Buddha and the Samyak Mahadana Festival in Nepal: Performing the Sacred in Newar Art” (Virginia Commonwealth, D. Bangdel)

Burditt, Rebecca, “Hollywood’s ‘Commercial Moments’: Seeing Difference in the Postwar Era” (Rochester J. Saab)

Cahill, Susan, “Contested Terrains: Visualising the Nation within Global Military Conflicts” (Queen’s, Kingston, L. Jessup)

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

Casi, Nicole, “The Feral but Fertile Paysanne: Marianne as Allegory for Liberty and Degeneracy in Agrarian Tropes of French Democracy” (Cornell, L. Meixner)

Chisholm, Anna, “Fred Wilson’s ‘Un-Natural’ Histories: Race, Trauma, and the Visual Production of Knowledge” (Minnesota, J. Blocker)

Ciurescu, Iolanda Cristina, “La réception critique de Constantin Brancusi dans le New York des années 1913–1945” (Université de Montréal, N. Dubreuil)

Contogouris, Ersy, “Of Marble and Flesh: The Attitudes and Representations of Emma Hamilton” (Université de Montréal, T. Porterfield)

Costa Pederson, Claudia, “The Art of Play” (Cornell, M. Fernández)

Cozzi, Leslie, “‘Siamofemministe’: Art and Feminism in Contemporary Italy” (Virginia, H. Singerman)

Dauner, Maia, “Life after Death: The Abject Body and National Belonging” (Rochester, J. Berlo)

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

Ferber, Andrea, “Transhistoricity and Aestheticized Violence: Nancy Spero’s Works on Paper” (UIUC, S. Hudson)

Fouladi, Shahriar, “Super Savior/Destroyer: Superman, Smallville, and the Superhero Genre’s Specter of Monstrosity” (UC Irvine, C. Whiting)

Fowler, Caroline, “Before Objects: Bodies and Images in the Drawing Practice of Abraham Bloemaert (1566–1651)” (Princeton, C. Heuer)

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)

Gladstone, Mara, “Sensing the Museum: Contests of Experience with Contemporary Art” (Rochester, J. Berlo)

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)

Harris, Shawnya, “Conceptualizing African American Art: The Market, Academic Discourse, and Public Reception” (UNC Chapel Hill, L. Williams)

Haskell, Caitlin, “A Painter without a Problem: Critical Evaluations of Henri ‘Le Douanier’ Rousseau, 1910–1960” (UT Austin, R. Shiff)

Hauseur, Krystal, “Crafted Abstraction: Three Nisei Artists and the American Studio Craft Movement” (UC Irvine, B. Winther-Tamaki)

Heer, Sarita, “An Examination of Violence in the Works of Four Indian Women Artists” (UIC, C. Becker)

Hill, Ginger, “Speculative Portraits: Face, Race, and Authority in Circum-Atlantic Exchange” (UC Irvine, S. Stein)

Holtzman, Dinah, “Portrait of the Postmodern Artist as Hysteric” (Rochester, J. Saab)

Holzman, Laura, “Re-Placing the City Icon: Shaping Philadelphia’s Image for the 21st Century” (UC Irvine, C. Whiting)

Horton, Jessica, “Places to Stand: History, Memory, and Location in Native North American Art” (Rochester J. Berlo)

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 Visual Rhetoric of Incorruptibility: The Praesentia of the Female Saint in Post-Tridentine Italy” (Virginia Commonwealth, M. Schreffler)

Kim, Gloria, “Transmissions: Public Health Information Campaigns and Ambient Media in the Era of Global Health Under U.S. Health Security” (Rochester, S. Willis)

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

King, Susan M., “Surrealism: A Marxist Enterprise in Late 1930s London” (UC Irvine, J. Herbert)

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

Kugo, Yuichiro, “On Kawara: Subjectivity as Subversive Strategy” (Rochester, R. Haidu)

Lee, Jung Joon, “Framing the Nation: Nation-Building, Resistance, and Democratization in Korean Photography, 1945–2008” (CUNY, G. Batchen)

Leung, Godfrey, “The White Wall in Postwar Art: The Aesthetics of the Exhibition Space” (Rochester R, Haidu)

Mann, Nicola, “The Death and Resurrection of Chicago’s Public Housing in the American Visual Imagination” (Rochester, J. Saab)

Martin, Lucy, “Going Public: Andy Warhol and the Process of Publication” (Rochester, D. Crimp, R. Haidu)

Mastin, Catharine, “Beyond the ‘Artist’s Wife’: Women and the Artist-Couple Marriage in Mid-20th-Century and Postwar Canada” (University of Alberta, C. Skidmore, S. Carter)

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)

Mecugni, Anna, “A Voyage of Identities: Luigi Ontani and the Postmodern Question in 1970s Italy” (CUNY, R. Golan)

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)

Pass, Victoria, “Madcaps and Minotaurs” (Rochester, J. Berlo)

Peng, Yingchen, “This Imperial Body: The Cultural Enterprise of Empress Dowager Cixi (1835–1908)” (UCLA, H. S. Lee)

Pinto, Paula, “The Origins of Photography as a form of Art Reproduction in France (1816–1886)” (Rochester, P. Duro)

Rocco, Patricia, “Maniera Devota/Mano Donnesca: Women and Visual Imagery during the Counter-Reformation in the Papal States, 1575–1675” (CUNY, J. Saslow)

Rounthwaite, Adair, “Teaching Art: Group Material and Martha Rosler at Dia, 1988–89” (Minnesota, J. Blocker, J. Marshall)

Rushton, Derek, “Genreal Idea and the Image Virus” (Rochester, R. Haidu)

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

Solomon, Virginia, “Modeling Queer Methods: General Idea’s Art and Politics, 1969–1994” (USC, R. Meyer)

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

Tymkiw, Michael, “National Socialist Exhibition Design, Spectatorship, and the Fabrication of Volksgemeinschaft” (Chicago, C. Mehring)

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

Warbelow, Anna, “Camping the Canon: Artifice and Identity in Yasumasa Morimura’s Photographic Self Portraiture” (Washington University, A. Miller)

White, Marisa, “A Feminist Inheritance? Questions of Ambivalence and Subjectivity in Paul McCarthy, Mike Kelly, and Robert Gober” (CUNY, A. Chave)

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)