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Nineteenth-Century Art
Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2012

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Amstutz, Nina, “Caspar David Friedrich and the Science of Landscape” (Toronto, M. Cheetham)

Anderson, Leslie, “Picturing Pedagogy: C. W. Eckersberg, the Royal Academy, and Artistic Labor in Denmark’s ‘Golden Age’” (CUNY, P. Mainardi)

Angel, Sara, “Art, Media, Modernism, and Democracy: Communication Technology and Its Transformation of Visual Culture” (Toronto, M. Cheetham)

Arabindan-Kesson, Anna, “Threads of Empire: Art and the Cotton Trade in the Indian and Atlantic Ocean Worlds, 1840–1900” (Yale, T. Barringer, H. Carby)

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)

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

Beggs, Margo, “Harriet Hosmer (1830–1908): Fame, Photography, and the American ‘Sculptress’” (Toronto, M. Gotlieb)

Benjamin, Elizabeth, “Caillebotte’s Things: People and Possessions Entangled" (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)

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

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

Brion, Katherine, “Decorative Ambitions: Reason, Emotion, and Artistic Efficacy in Fin-de-Siècle France” (Michigan, H. Lay)

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 M., “Episodes at the End of Landscape” (Harvard, J. Roberts)

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

Chapman, Roberta, “‘We’ll Always Have Paris’: Myths and Constructions of Paris in Chicago, Casablanca, and Buenos Aires (1880–1915)” (Penn State, N. Locke)

Clark, Alexis, “The Musée national du Luxembourg and the Construction of Contemporary Art History, 1871–1914” (Duke, N. McWilliam)

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

Coleman, William, “Thomas Cole’s Buildings: Architecture in Painting and Practice in the Early Republic” (UC Berkeley, M. Lovell)

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

Cousins, Darlene, “French Art 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)

Davis, Emily V., “Allegories of the Modern: The Female Nude in Art Nouveau” (Virginia Commonwealth, E. Garberson)

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

Delamaire, Marie-Stéphanie, “An Art of Translation: French Prints and American Art (1848–1876)” (Columbia, E. Hutchinson)

DiMarco, Christa, “Painting in Paris, Vincent Van Gogh, 1886–1888” (Temple, T. Dolan)

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

Drien, Marcela, “The Arts in the Showcase: Chile’s International Exposition of 1875” (Stony Brook University, M. Bogart)

Duncan-O’Neill, Erin, “The Itinerant Image: Media and Repetition in the Art of Honoré Daumier” (Princeton, B. Alsdorf)

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)

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

Eschelbacher, Andrew, “Labor in the Cauldron of Progress: Jules Dalou, the Inconstant Worker, and the Paris’s Memorial Landscape” (Maryland, College Park, J. Hargrove)

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

Goldstein, Jason, “Criticism Authored by Painting: Claude Monet’s Later Work and the Art of Description” (UT Austin, R. Shiff)

Halkin, Talya, “Jacques Joseph Tissot: A Reassessment, 1860–1895” (Columbia, J. Crary)

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)

Havet, Isabelle, “Beneath the Surface: Representations of Subterranean Space, 1850–1900” (Delaware, N. Athanassoglou-Kallmyer)

Hedrick, Christian, “Modernism with Style: Form, Meaning, and the Origins of Modern Architecture in Early Nineteenth-Century Berlin” (MIT, N. Rabbat)

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

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)

Iepson, Sarah, “Postmortem Relationships: Death and the Child in Antebellum American Visual Culture” (Temple, A. Braddock)

Jacks Gamble, Lauren, “The Great American System: The Environmental Art of John Trumbull” (Yale, A. Nemerov)

Johnson, Monique, “Autofocused: The Countess de Castiglione’s Visual Memoir and Photography as Autobiography in Nineteenth-Century France” (Michigan, S. Siegfried)

Jubinville, Ginette, “La raison de l’art, art et aliénisme, France dix neuvieme siècle” (Université de Montréal, T. Porterfield)

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

Karras, Olga Zaferatos “Constructing Greek Genre Painting, Visualizing National Identity, 1850–1900” (CUNY, A. Pelizzari)

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

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

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

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

Lauritano, Steven, “Schinkel and Spolia” (Yale, C. Wood)

Lehman, Erin, “Art and the Sportsman, Sporting Art and the Man: Gustave Caillebotte and the Changing Nineteenth-Century Male Body” (Temple, T. Dolan)

Leigh, Allison, “Superfluous Man: Melancholy and Modernity in Nineteenth-Century Russia and France” (Rutgers, S. Sidlauskas)

Long, Courtney Skipton, “Re-Categorizing Great Britain’s Medieval Architecture: A Lesson in Nineteenth-Century Visual Taxonomy” (Pittsburgh, C. Armstrong)

Lopez, Josephine, “Constantino Escalante: Caricature, Satire, and the Project of Modernization in Nineteenth-Century Mexico” (UC Berkeley, D. G. Grigsby)

Mace, Jessica, “Nation Building: Gothic Revival Houses in Canada West, 1841–1867” (York University, M. Thurlby)

Malloy, Caroline R., “Transforming Ireland: Visual and Material Creations of Irishness at International Exhibitions, 1853–1939” (Wisconsin, Madison, N. Marshall)

Mann, Crawford Alexander III., “When in Rome: Italian Travel and the Pursuit of the Ideal Male Body in Antebellum American Art” (Yale, A. Nemerov)

Manning, Mary, “Frédéric Bazille and Masculinity Between Paris and Montpellier, 1841–1870” (Rutgers, S. Sidlauskas)

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

McCann, Justin, “Whistler’s Geometry: Transformations of Space and Performance in Victorian London” (Rutgers, S. Sidlauskas)

McCarthy, Megan, “The Empire on Display: Exhibitions of Germanic Art and Design in America, 1890–1914” (Columbia, E. Hutchinson)

Melanson, Elizabeth, “The Patronage of Modern Art by High Society Women in France, 1871–1914” (Delaware, M. Werth)

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

Murrell, Denise, “Seeing Laure: The Iconographic Legacy of Race as Modernity in Manet’s Olympia” (Columbia, A. Higonnet)

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

Nour-ElSayed, Alia, “Egyptian-French Encounters: Art and National Identity, 1867–1928” (Rutgers, S. Sidlauskas)

O’Rourke, Stephanie, “Bodies of Knowledge: Fuseli, Girodet, and Spectatorship at the Turn of the Nineteenth Century” (Columbia, J. Crary)

Pattee, Mary Dailey, “Claude Monet: Behind the Light” (Yale, C. Armstrong)

Pfohl, Katie, “American Painting and the Systems of World Ornament” (Harvard, J. Roberts)

Pollack, Maika, “Color after Mimesis: Odilon Redon and the Development of Arbitrary Color in Symbolist Painting, 1888–1905” (Princeton, A. McCauley)

Portugeis, Chloe, “Gods in Exile: Symbolic Self-Portraits of the Victorian Mythic School” (Yale, T. Barringer)

Price, Alice, “Extracting the Identity of Anna Ancher: Reframing the Artist as Danish Symbolist, Modernist, and Independent Artist” (Temple, T. Dolan)

Pride, Jennifer, “Picturing Trauma in Late Nineteenth-Century Paris: Daumier, Manet, Caillebotte” (Florida State, L. Weingarden)

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

Rich, Alexander, “Guy Péne du Bois: The Cultural Legacy of an Artist and Critic” (IFA/NYU, L. Nochlin)

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

Robicsek, Hyla, “1883: Paris” (Johns Hopkins, M. Fried, K. Tuma)

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

Rose, Jordan, “‘Politics is in the streets’: Picturing the Barricade in Revolutionary Paris, 1830–1848” (UC Berkeley, T. Clark)

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

Sanford, Lauren M., “Out to Sea: Imagery of Women and Water from Nineteenth-Century England” (UNC Chapel Hill, M. Sheriff)

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

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

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)

Silberman, Caitlin, “‘I Believe We Shall Be Crows’: Thinking with Birds in British Art and Visual Culture, 1840–1900” (Wisconsin, Madison, N. Marshall)

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

Situ, Xiao, “Emily Dickinson’s Window Culture, 1830–1886” (Yale, A. Nemerov, E. Cooke, Jr.)

Slavkin, Mary, “The Rose + Croix in the Context of Late Nineteenth-Century Artists’ Alliances and Brotherhoods: Crosscurrents in Aesthetic Theories, Practices, and Subject Matter” (CUNY, R. Long)

Stephens, Russell, “The Role of Argot, or Popular Slang of the Street, in the Caricature of Honoré Daumier and Cham, 1848 to 1871” (University of British Columbia, M. Ryan)

Stitt, Amber, “Images of American Children and Social Reform, 1870–1915 (Case Western Reserve, H. Adams)

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

Szalay, Gabriella, “Materializing the Past: The Romantic Narrative of German Art” (Columbia, K. Moxey)

Takesue, Akiko, “Transferred Objects and the Idea of Japan: Japanese Ceramic Collection of Sir William Van Horne” (York University, H. Kal)

Thomas, Adam, “The Spectral Imagination: American Art between Science and Superstition in the Late Nineteenth Century” (UIUC, J. Greenhill)

Thompson, Whitney, “Foreign-Born Artists Making ‘American’ Pictures: The Immigrant Experience and the Art of the United States, 1819–1893” (CUNY, K. Manthorne)

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

Towle, Diane, “Spaces of Japonisme and the Art of Whistler, Van Gogh, and Monet: Collecting, Decoration, and the Japanese Other” (Washington University, E. Childs)

Tuerk, Stephanie, “Pas de politique dans l’atelier: The Institutional Formation of the French Architectural Profession, 1865–1910” (MIT, M. Jarzombek)

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

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, Ideology, and the Origins of the Industrial Aesthetic: Constantin Meunier’s and Maximilien Luce’s Representations of Belgium’s Black Country” (Delaware, N. Athanassoglou-Kallmyer)

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

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

Yoder, Abigail E., “Decoration and Symbolism in the Late Works of Odilon Redon” (Iowa, D. Johnson)

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)