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Nineteenth-Century Art
Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2010

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

Amstutz, Nina, “Caspar David Friedrich and the Sciences of Vegetable Anthropology“ (Toronto, M. Cheetham)

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, “Transformation of the Cultural Experience: The Art of Hubert Robert 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 to 1908): The ‘Sister Arts,’ Modernity, and the ‘American Sculptress’” (Toronto, M. Gotlieb)

Benjamin, Elizabeth, “Things in the Art of Gustave Caillebotte” (Northwestern, S. H. Clayson)

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, 1865–90” (CUNY, K. Murphy)

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

Brink, Emily E., “Rereading Japonisme: The Politics of Description and Decoration in Mid-Nineteenth-Century France” (Stanford, M. Marrinan)

Brion, Katherine, “Decorative Visions: Shaping 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, 1830s–1890s” (Iowa, J. Kinsey)

Bushman, Karissa E., “Anticlericalism in Goya’s Works” (Iowa, D. Johnson)

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

Cao, Maggie, “The Emergence of Zoological Agency in Nineteenth-Century American Art, 1870–1910” (Harvard, J. Roberts)

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)

Clericuzio, Peter, “Nancy as a Center of Art Nouveau Architecture” (Pennsylvania, D. Brownlee)

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

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

Cousins, Darlene, “Art in France under the Occupation, 1814–1818” (Université de Montréal, T. Porterfield)

Cox, Alison, “Images of Mourning and Melancholia in France, 1780–1830” (UNC Chapel Hill, M.Sheriff)

Dalal, Radha, “Modernity, Memory, Monuments: The Orient Express Train and Istanbul” (Minnesota, C. Asher)

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

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

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

DeLouche, Sean, “Face Value: The Mass-Produced Portrait in France, 1830–1848” (Ohio State, A. Shelton)

Doyle, Allan, “A Rule without Measure: Michelangelo in French Painting, 1814–1850” (Princeton, R. DeLue; Yale, C. Armstrong)

Dunn, Lindsay, “A Revolutionary Empress: Figuring Dynastic Power and National Identity in Representations of Marie-Louise, House of Habsburg-Lorraine (1791–1847)” (UNC Chapel Hill, M. Sheriff)

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” (Queen’s, Kingston, S. Schütze)

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

Ferrari, Roberto C., “Refashioning the Gods: John Gibson, the Roman School of Sculpture, and the Modern Classical Body” (CUNY, P. Mainardi)

Foutch, Ellery, “Arresting Beauty: The Perfectionist Impulse of Peale’s Butterflies, Heade’s Hummingbirds, Blaschka’s Flowers, and Sandow’s Body” (Pennsylvania, M. Leja)

Garvey, Dana M., “Edwin Lord Weeks: An American Artist in the British Empire” (University of Washington, S. Casteras)

Gerhold, Emily, “American Beauties: The Cult of the Bosom in Nineteenth-Century American Art and Culture” (Virginia Commonwealth, E. Garberson)

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)

Harris, Mazie M., “The Portraits and Patents of Photography Studios on Broadway, 1853–1884” (Brown, D. Nickel)

Havet, Isabelle, “Representing the Underground: Art, Science, and Politics, 1850–1900” (Delaware, N. Athanassoglou-Kallyer)

Hedrick, Christian, “German Architecture and the Encounter with Egypt in the Nineteenth Century” (MIT, N. Rabbat)

Hereford, Kimberly, “The Fashionable Disease: Illness, Spiritualism, and Victorian Femininity” (University of Washington, S. Casteras)

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

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

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, “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)

Johnson, Monique, “Interfacing: Women and the Photographic Portrait in the Nineteenth Century” (Michigan, S. Siegfried)

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

Kang, Cindy, “Between Easel and Wall: Tapestry and Painting in Fin-de-Siècle France” (IFA/NYU, L. Nochlin)

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

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

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

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

Lasc, Anca, “Designing Space: The French Private Interior Illustrated, 1852–1914” (USC, V. Schwartz)

Laster, Margaret, “Gilded-Age Aesthetics, City and Resort: The Art Patronage and Collecting of Catharine Lorillard Wolfe (1828–1887)” (CUNY, K. Murphy)

Lewis, Sarah E., “The Circassian Beauties: Photography, Frederick Douglass, and American Racial Formation” (Yale, A. Nemerov, R. F. Thompson)

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

Luarca-Shoaf, Nenette, “The Place of the Mississippi River in Antebellum Visual Culture” (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, Darlene M., “From Armchair to Advert: Visual Culture and Victorian and Edwardian Travel” (University of Washington, S. Casteras)

Mathieu, Camille, “Revolutionizing the Antique: French Artists and Artistic Community in Napoleonic Rome, 1803–1819” (UC Berkeley, D. Grimaldo Grigsby)

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

Melanson, Elizabeth, “Mondaine Matronage: The Patronage of Modernism by High Society Women in Third Republic France, 1871–1914” (Delaware, M. Werth)

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

Montiège, Samuel, “L’Académie Julian et ses élèves canadiens, Paris, 1880–1900” (Université de Montréal, L. Lamarche, J. Trudel)

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

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

Musial, Kimberly, “Tortured Viewing: Examining Toulouse-Lautrec’s Au cirque Series (1899) through the Lenses of Sadomasochism and Film” (Penn State, N. Locke)

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, A. McCauley)

Portugeis, Chloe, “The Mythic School: The Visionary Ideal in Late Victorian Painting” (Yale, T. Barringer)

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, Paris, É. Michaud)

Reian Simon, Corina, “Symbolic Geography in John Ruskin’s Modern Painters, vol. III, IV, V” (Université de Montréal, T. Porterfield)

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)

Robbins, Ola, “The Construction of Alterist Identities in the Self-Portraits of James Ensor” (CUNY, J. Sund)

Robicsek, Hyla, “Paris: 1883” (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)

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

Scholz, Frederun, “Historiography of Dress History Studies: Kulturgeschichtsschreibung in Germany from 1800 to 1900” (Bard Graduate Center, A. Ogata)

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

Seas, Peggy Moorehead, “Delacroix after Delacroix: Painterly Painting in France from 1863 to 1900” (CUNY, P. Mainardi)

Sivard, Susan M., “Upheaval and Transformation: The Volcano in American and European Art, 1765–1865” (Columbia, B. Novak, E. Hutchinson)

Stein, Nathaniel, “Authorities of Presence: Major Robert Gill, Photography, and the Representation of Colonial India” (Brown, K. D. Kriz)

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)

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

Swinbourne, Anna, “James Ensor’s Copies and Their Role in His Artistic Formation and Practice” (IFA/NYU, L. Nochlin)

Taroutina, Maria, “From the Tessara to the Square: Russian Modernism and the Russo-Byzantine Revival” (Yale, D. Joselit, T. Barringer)

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

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

Tuerk, Stephanie, “L’Architecture libre: The Institutional Formation of the Private Architect, 1863–1900” (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)

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 Wallonia, 1880–1905” (Delaware, N. Athanassoglou-Kallmyer)

West, Mara C., “Curating Modernism: Art, Criticism, and the Berlin Nationalgalerie, 1896–1908” (UNC Chapel Hill, D. Sherman)

Wood, Mary Catherine, “Benjamin West’s Nelson Memorial: Neoclassical Sculpture and the Atlantic World, ca. 1812” (Delaware, W. Bellion)

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)