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, 2012

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Abbaspour, Mitra, “Defining the Present, Archiving the Past: Three Histories of Middle Eastern Photography” (CUNY, G. Batchen)

Ackerman, Emily, “Selling Dreams: Nickolas Muray and American Commercial Photography in the United States, 1920–1965” (CUNY, A. Pelizzari)

Alexandre, David, “Violence and Weimar Visual Culture: The Photographic War Anthologies of Ernst Friedrich and Ernst Jünger” (Toronto, L. Kaplan)

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)

Becherini, Marta, “Staging the Foreign: Niccolò Manucci (ca. 1638–1717) and Early European Collections of Indian Paintings” (Columbia, V. Dehejia)

Bender, Stephanie, “The Photographic Image of the Angestellten: Constructions of the Salaried Class in the Weimar Republic” (Florida State, A. Jolles)

Blom, Laura, “Mobilizing the Macabre: Rosso, Rovezzano, and Rustici and the Language of Transgression 1500–1530” (Johns Hopkins, S. Campbell)

Bock, Amanda, “Staging the Social Document in the Progressive Era: Jacob Riis, Frances Johnston, Lewis Hine” (Princeton, A. McCauley)

Bowyer, Emerson, “Numismatic Modernity: Economies of Representation in France, 1800–1840” (Columbia, J. Crary, A. Higonnet)

Brady, Linde, “Consuming Images: Paul Outerbridge Jr. and the Art of American Commerce, 1920–1945” (Wisconsin, Madison, B. Buenger)

Bravo, Monica, “Picturing Greater America: US Modernist Photographers and the
Mexican Cultural Renaissance, 1920–45” (Brown, D. Nickel)

Buckley, Cali, “Paper and Ivory: Anatomical Models and the Control of Knowledge in Early Modern Europe” (Penn State, C. Houghton)

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)

Colard, Sandrine, “Photography in the Colonial Congo” (Columbia, Z. Strother)

Connelly, Shannon, “Curious Realism: Dada and Die Neue Sachlichkeit in 1920s Karlsruhe” (Rutgers, A. Zervigón)

DaPonte, Amy, “Critical Publicity: Candida Höfer’s Public Space Photographs, 1968 to Present” (Stanford, P. Lee)

Ditner, Judy, “War at a Distance: Conceptual Realism in Contemporary Art” (Boston, K. Sichel)

Doğan, Cağatay, “Landscapes of the Nation in Transition: Istanbul in the Photographs of Othmar Pferschy, 1934–1960” (Binghamton University, T. McDonough)

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

Field, Jennifer, “The New York School and the Evolution of Avant-Garde Printmaking in America” (IFA/NYU, J. Weiss)

Fitle, Rebecca, “Transformative Impressions: The Print Aesthetic in Sixteenth-Century New Spain” (Columbia, E. Pasztory, A. Russo)

Fucci, Robert, “Jan van de Velde II and Creative Printmaking in the Early Dutch Republic” (Columbia, D. Freedberg)

Galustian, Abelina, “Orienting the Politics of Images: The Armenian Role in Middle Eastern Photography, 1850–1960” (UC Santa Barbara, R. Williams)

Glatstein, Jeremy, “The Watching Night: Print, Power, and Jewish Vision in Early Modern Italy” (USC, S. Roberts)

Glebova, Aglaya, “Visualizing Stalinism: Photography of the Early Gulags” (UC Berkeley, A. Wagner)

Goodrum, Sarah, “The Problem of the Missing Museum: Adventures and Misadventures in the Exhibition of Photographs in the GDR” (USC, K. Lang)

Han, Ji-Yoon, “La photographie au bord du surréalisme: Intermédialités optiques-tactiles” (Université de Montréal, J. Lamoureux)

Handlin, Emily, “Beyond Art and Science: Eadweard Muybridge in Philadelphia, 1884–1887” (Brown, D. Nickel)

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

Hartvigsen, Kenneth, “‘What We See, What We Sing’: American Illustrated Sheet Music from the Civil War to World War I” (Boston, P. Hills)

Hawley, John, “The Drawings of Cornelis Visscher (1628/9–ca. 1659): Portraiture and the Status of Drawing in Mid-Seventeenth-Century Holland” (Virginia, L. Goedde)

Horbatsch, Olenka, “Impressions of Innovation: Early Netherlandish Printmaking, 1520–1545” (Toronto, M. Kavaler)

Kauffman, Jordan, “Drawing on Architecture: The Socioaesthetics of Architectural Drawing, 1964–1990” (MIT, M. Jarzombek)

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)

Klorman-Eraqi, Na’ama, “Feminism and Photography in 1970s–1980s Britain” (Binghamton University, J. Tagg)

Kruckenberg, Whitney, “Degas, Cassatt, Pissarro, and the Belle Épreuve” (Temple, T. Dolan)

Lee, Patricia, “Browning the White Body: Race, Color, and Perception in Modern American Visual Culture” (UC Santa Barbara, B. Robertson)

Lee, Anna, “Amateurs: Photography and the Aesthetics of Vulnerability” (Chicago, D. English)

Letwin, Hilary Hunt, “The Power of Print: The Scultori Engraving Workshop in Sixteenth-Century Mantua” (Johns Hopkins, S. Campbell)

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

Loscerbo, Gianna, “A Struggle for the Real: Documentary Photography and Film in Post-WWII American Culture” (Rutgers, A. Zervigón)

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

Moser, Gabrielle, “The Colonial Office Visual Instruction Committee’s Slide Lecture Series, 1902–45” (York University, S. Parsons)

Oehlrich, Kristen, “Becoming Walker Evans: Photography, Literature, and Transnational Modernism, 1926–1938” (Brown, D. Nickel)

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” (Binghamton University, J. Tagg)

Oliver, Alexandra, “Critical Realism and Contemporary Photography” (Pittsburgh, J. Ellenbogen)

Paoletti, Giulia, “La Connaisance du Réel: Fifty Years of Photography in Senegal (1910–60)” (Columbia, Z. Strother)

Porter, Austin, “Paper Bullets: The Visual Culture of American World War II Print Propaganda” (Boston, P. Hills)

Raimond, Ellen Cordero, “The Artist as Immigrant: Disrupting Essentializing Notions of Identity in the Photographs of Tseng Kwong Chi, Nikki S. Lee, and Annu Palakunnathu Matthew” (Kansas, J. Pultz)

Reddy, Meredith, “Haunted Mediums: Women, Photography, and Spiritualism, 1890–1930” (Toronto, L. Kaplan)

Riley, Casey, “‘Turning Our Faces to the Work-a-Day World’: Photographic Travel Albums and the Expansion of Women’s Professional Identities in America, 1874–1904” (Boston, K. Sichel)

Rodgers, Josephine, “Experiments in Color and Vision: The Late Work of James McNeill Whistler” (Rutgers, S. Sidlauskas)

Roscio, Jessica, “Photographic Domesticity: The Professionalization of Women Photographers from Home to Studio” (Boston, K. Sichel)

Salsbury, Britany “The Print Portfolio and the Bourgeoisie in Fin-de-Siècle Paris” (CUNY, K. Murphy)

Saunders, Beth, “Developing Italy: Photography, History, and National Identity during the Risorgimento, 1839–1855” (CUNY, A. Pelizzari)

Sawyer, Drew, “Walker Evans’ Cultures of Work and the Politics of Style” (Columbia, E. Hutchinson)

Schaefer, Sarah, “Gustave Doré, the Bible, and the Shaping of Modernity” (Columbia, A. Higonnet)

Schwendener, Martha “The Photographic Universe: Vilem Flusser’s Theories of Photography, Media and Digital Culture” (CUNY, A. Chave)

Scott, Kate, “The Photography of Absence: Death and Temporality in Postmodern American Photography” (Rutgers, A. Zervigón)

Scruggs, Andrew, “Photo Riot! American Photographic Practices, 1962–1975” (Rutgers, A. Zervigón)

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

Sherman North, Cori, “The Heights of Printmaking: Colorado during the Great Depression and Second World War” (Kansas, S. Goddard)

Simpson, Nicole “Prints on Display: Exhibitions of Engraving and Etching in England, 1780–1858” (CUNY, K. Manthorne)

Smucker, David, “Auto-Centric Photography and the Traveling Index” (Stony Brook University, A. Uroskie)

Steinhilper, Diantha, “Geographies of a World In-between: Colonial Maps of Mesoamerica that Define Identity, Image Empire, and Negotiate Self” (Florida State, M. Carrasco)

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

Sullivan, Erin, “Prints and Participation: The Graphic Art of Max Beckmann, Otto Dix, and George Grosz, 1918–1924” (USC, K. Lang)

Tallone, Ana, “A Light in the Darkness: Argentinean Photography, 1973–1986” (CUNY, G. Batchen, K. Manthorne)

Telfair, Catherine, “Stillness: Subject and Space in Symbolist Portraiture” (UC Berkeley, T. Clark)

Terry, Colleen, “Presence of Print: William Hogarth in British North America” (Delaware, B. Herman)

Teshima, Yuko, “Provoke: A Critical Analysis of a Japanese Photography Magazine” (CUNY, G. Batchen)

Totos, Veronika, “Making Pictures Move: Mechanical Images and the Problem of Invention” (Brown, D. Nickel)

Van Pee, Yasmine, “Phantom Africa: Constructing the Colonial Imaginar in Congo and Belgium, 1885–1975” (UC Berkeley, D. Grigsby)

Vittoria, Shannon “Nature and Nostalgia in the Etchings of Mary Nimmo Moran (1842–1899)” (CUNY, K. Manthorne)

Volpe, Lisa, “On Display: Photography and American Ideology at the World’s Fairs” (UC Santa Barbara, B. Robertson)

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)

Weyl, Christina, “Abstract Impressions: Women Printmakers and the New York Atelier 17, 1940–55” (Rutgers, J. Marter)

Woltmann, Kim, “Photographing Place: Urban Space in Catherine Opie’s Los Angeles Landscapes” (Stony Brook University, M. Bogart)

Yi, Hyewon, “Photographer as Participant Observer: The Photographs of Larry Clark, Nan Goldin, Richard Billingham, and Nobuyoshi Araki” (CUNY, G. Batchen)

Zhou, Dengyan, “The Language of ‘Photography’ in China: A Genealogy of Conceptual Frames from Sheying to Xinwen sheying and Jishi sheying” (Binghamton University, J. Tagg)

Zinsli, Beth A., “Writing with Salt Water and Sunlight: Circulation and Contemporary Spanish Caribbean Photography” (Wisconsin, Madison, J. Casid)