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Eighteenth-Century Art
Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2012

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Arpen, Katherine, “Pleasure and the Body: Representations of Bathing in Eighteenth-Century French Art” (UNC Chapel Hill, M. Sheriff)

Avery, Elizabeth, “La recherche de l’ inconnu: Reconstructing the Female Viewer in Romantic-Era Paris” (Ohio State, A. Shelton)

Badja-Pawlikowska, Michalina, “Thinking in Pictures, Painting with Words: Thomas Hardy as Visual Artist” (Yale, T. Barringer, R. Yeazell)

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

Bell, Andrea, “French Artist in Rome: An Examination of Eighteenth-Century Drawing Albums” (IFA/NYU, T. Crow)

Boivin, Julie, “Horrid Beauty: Rococo Ornament and Contemporary Visual Culture” (Toronto, M. Cheetham)

Brand, Elizabeth Berler, “Representing Natural History in Philadelphia, 1770–1820” (UT Austin, S. Rather, M. Cohen)

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

Chadwick, Esther, “The Radical Print: Experiments in Liberty, 1760–1830” (Yale, T. Barringer)

Charuhas, Christina, “Constructing Eighteenth-Century Bermuda: Utopia in the Transatlantic Imagination” (Columbia, E. Hutchinson)

Cole, Susanna, “Space into Time: English Canals and English Landscape Painting, 1760–1835” (Columbia, J. Crary)

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

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

Crawford, Katelyn D., “Transient Painters, Traveling Canvases: Portraiture and Mobility in the British Atlantic, 1750–1780” (Virginia, M. McInnis)

Cuenot, Nicole, “The Force of Flowers: Bringing the Outdoors in at Versailles” (Columbia, D. Freedberg)

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)

Everhart, Emily, “The Power of Friendship: Madame de Pompadour, Catherine the Great, and Representations of Friendship in Eighteenth-Century Art” (Georgia, A. Luxenberg)

Fox, Abram, “The Great House of Benjamin West: Family, Workshop, and National Identity in Late Georgian England” (Maryland, College Park, W. Pressly)

Fulco, Daniel, “Palace Frescoes as an Expression of Princely Power in Early Modern Germany: Five Representative Examples” (UIUC, D. O’Brien)

Gamer, Meredith, “Criminal and Martyr: Art and Religion in Britain’s Early Modern Eighteenth Century” (Yale, T. Barringer)

Girard, Catherine, “Hallali! Hunting and the Violence of French Rococo Art, 1699–1755” (Harvard, E. Lajer-Burcharth)

Gohmann, Joanna M., “Living Together: People and Their Animals in Eighteenth-Century French Art, 1700–1789” (UNC Chapel Hill, M. Sheriff)

Helprin, Alexandra, “Art and Servitude on the Sheremetev Estates” (Columbia, A. Higonnet)

Jones, Jennifer, “A Discourse on Drawings: P. J. Mariette and the Graphic Arts in Early Eighteenth-Century Paris” (Columbia, D. Rosand)

Knowles, Marika, “Pierrot’s Costume: Theater, Curiosity, and the Subject of Art in France, 1665–1860” (Yale, C. Armstrong)

LaFountain, Jason, “The Puritan Art World” (Harvard, J. Roberts)

Laux, Barbara M., “Claude III Audran, Modern Ornemaniste of the Rococo Style” (CUNY, J. Sund)

Lenhard, Danielle, “Reading with One Hand: Suggestive Folds and Subversive Consumption in Jean-Honore Fragonard’s ‘The Bolt’” (Stony Brook University, J. Monteyne)

Logie, Rose, “The Self-Conscious Artist: The Strange Formality of Watteau’s Oeuvre” (Toronto, P. Sohm)

Oliver, Elizabeth Lee, “Mercantile Aesthetics: Art, Science, and Diplomacy in French India
(1664–1757)” (Northwestern, S. H. Clayson)

Pullins, David, “Cut and Paste: The Mobile Image from Watteau to Pillement” (Harvard, E. Lajer-Burcharth)

Rüstem, Ünver, “Architecture for a New Age: Imperial Ottoman Mosques in Eighteenth-Century Istanbul” (Harvard, G. Necipoğlu)

Sezer, Yavuz, “The Eighteenth-Century Ottoman Library Movement: Architecture, Reading, and the Politics of Knowledge” (MIT, N. Rabbat)

Shaffer, Holly, “‘Men and Gods, and Things’: Art Production and Collection in Edward Moor’s Hindu Pantheon, 1810” (Yale, T. Barringer, T. Sears)

Smith, Hilary Coe, “The Role of the Auction Catalogue in the Growth of the Parisian Art Market, 1675–1789” (Duke, H. Van Miegroet)

Veen, Kasie, “The Spectacle of New Ruins in Britain and France, 1760–1840: Landscape Gardens and the Diorama” (UT Austin, M. Charlesworth)

Viggiani, Daniela, “L’édition de l’Abecedario Pittorico de Pietro Maria Guarienti (1678–1753), une source pour l’histoire de l’art portugais” (Université de Montréal, L. De Moura Sobral)

Wager, Susan, “Boucher’s Bijoux: Luxury Reproductions in the Age of Enlightenment” (Columbia, A. Higonnet)

Wile, Aaron, “Charles de La Fosse and His Generation: Painting, Authority, and Experience at the Twilight of the Grand Siècle, 1680–1715” (Harvard, E. Lajer-Burcharth, H. Zerner)

Woodin, Diane, “Embodied Constellations: Representations of Science, Gender, and Social Allegiance in the Eighteenth Century” (UNC Chapel Hill, M. Sheriff)