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

Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2012

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Anderson, Michael, “The Early Howard Hawks: The Director and His Films, 1926–1936” (Yale, A. Nemerov, C. Musser)

Aramphongphan, Paisid, “Sleeper Modernism: Queer Film, Photography, and Dance, circa 1960” (Harvard, C. Lambert-Beatty)

Fresko, David, “Montage-Praxis-Politics: Radical American and French Film of the 1960s and 1970s” (Stanford, P. Levi)

Gosse, Johanna, “Fallout Films: Bruce Conner, Found Footage, and Cold War Culture, 1958–1982” (Bryn Mawr, H. King)

Hartnett, Gerald, “Recorded Objects and Couterauras: Art, Technical Reproducibility, Cybernetics, 1952–1962” (Stony Brook University, A. Uroskie)

Jacobson, Ann,“Video Killed the Autonomous Self: Bjorn Melhus and Technology” (Ohio State, K. Paulsen)

Larouche, Peggy, “Cinéphilie, infirmité et les allégories de défiguration dans The Saddest Music in the World de Guy Maddin” (Université de Montréal, A. Habib)

McManus, William, “‘When We Made Movies Just to Make Them’: Warhol’s Films and the Surface of the 1960s” (Princeton, H. Foster)

Musial, Kimberly, “Spectacular Maneuvers: Explorations of Sexual Deviancy and Early Film in Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec’s Circus Drawings” (Penn State, N. Locke)

Oh, Gyung Eun, “Music and Time: Relation of Nam June Paik’s Early Works to Video Art” (Rutgers, A. Zervigón)

Polonyi, Eszter, “Surfaces in Movement: Béla Balázs and Central-Eastern European Modernism” (Columbia, N. Elcott)

Proctor, Jacob, “Cold War Cut-Ups: Collage, Found Footage, and Expanded Cinema as Alternative Public Sphere” (Harvard, Y-A. Bois, B. Buchloh)

Sarvé-Tarr, Marin, “Seizing the Everyday: Lettrist Film and the French Postwar Avant-Garde, 1946–1954” (Chicago, C. Mehring)

Tumbas, Jasmina, “In the Specter of Sovereignty: Experimental Art in Hungary and Yugoslavia circa 1968–1989” (Duke, K. Stiles)

Werther-Rosenow, Barbara, “Communicative Strategies in Contemporary Video Art” (Rutgers, T. Flores)

White, Kenneth, “Libidinal Engineers: Three Studies in Cybernetics and Its Discontents” (Stanford, P. Levi)

Williams, Alena, “Movement in Vision: Cinema, Aesthetics, and Modern German Culture, 1915–30” (Columbia, J. Crary)

Williams, Robin, “From Meshes and Mirage: A Poetics of Film, Video, and Performance, ca. 1946/1976” (UT Austin, A. Reynolds)