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

Performance Studies
Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2012

Show completed dissertations

Adams, Samuel, “Setting the Stage: German Art in Museums, Theaters, and Opera Houses, 1968–1989” (USC, M. Luke)

Aldridge, Kelly Rae, “Crumbs from the Revolutionary Table” (Stony Brook University, Z. Patterson)

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

Lotery, Kevin, “An Exhibit/An Aesthetic: The Exhibition Designs of Richard Hamilton, Nigel Henderson, and the Independent Group, 1951–59” (Harvard, B. Buchloh)

Cammarata-Seale, Heather, “The Actual Animal: Taxidermy in Contemporary Art” (Rutgers, J. Marter)

Capper, Emily, “Allan Kaprow’s Formalism: Composing Pedagogy and Mixed Media in the Postwar American University” (Chicago, C. Mehring)

Dees, Janet, “The Evidence of Things Not Seen: Performance Art as Art History” (Delaware, A. Gibson)

Dell’Aria, Annie “The Moving Image in Public Art: US and UK, 1980–Present” (CUNY, H. Senie)

Eppley, Charles, “Un-Fixed Media: Site Specificity and Materiality in the Work of Max Neuhaus” (Stony Brook University, A. Uroskie)

Farzin, Media, “Theater, Artifice, and Opacity: Guy de Cointet and 1970s Performance” (CUNY, S. Wilson)

Goldstein, Jennifer, “Moving Bodies, Moving Things: Convergences of Art and Dance, 1960–1975” (Stony Brook University, A. Uroskie)

Hanas, Erin, “Wolf Vostell’s Fluxus Zu, 1969–1981: Mobile Museum, Ideal Academy, Alternative Archive” (Duke, K. Stiles)

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

Heer, Melissa, “Embodied Space: Performance Art and Public Engagement at the Regional Arts Performance and Events Gathering in Guwahati, Assam” (Minnesota, J. Blocker)

Kalinsky, Yelena, “Collective Actions: Moscow Conceptualism, Performance, and the Archive, 1976–1989” (Rutgers, J. Sharp)

Lacis, Indra, “Contemporary Art Star: Marina Abramović and the Celebrity Female Artist” (Case Western Reserve, E. Landau)

Landres, Sophie, “Dissonant Interpretation: The Body, Law, and Instrument in Charlotte Moorman’s Avant-Garde Sound Performances” (Stony Brook University, A. Uroskie)

Matuszak, Joanna, “Assertions of Identity: Russian Performance Art in the Aftermath of Perestroika” (Indiana, J. Kennedy)

Maydanchik, Michelle, “Creative Disruption: Performance Art in Post-Soviet Moscow” (Chicago, M. Jackson)

Myers, Cerise, “The Visible Posthuman: Envisioning Agency for the Cybernetic Self in Digital Culture” (Minnesota, J. Blocker)

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

Olivas, Yvonne, “System Withdrawal: Lee Lozano’s General Strike” (Stony Brook University, Z. Patterson)

Stanek, Damon, “Seeing the Light: A History of the Projected Image in the Gallery (1963– Present)” (CUNY, C. Bishop)

Szymanek, Angelique, “The Fear of Rape, the Threat of Looking: Performance, Activism, and Spectatorship” (Binghamton University, T. McDonough)

Thwaits, Anne, “Where Art Meets Science: Arts-Based Experiences in Science and Natural History Museums” (University of Arizona, E. Garber)

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

Weil, Harry, “To Live Again: The Possibilities of Reperformance in Twentieth-Century Arts” (Stony Brook University” (Stony Brook University, Z. Patterson)

Westerman, Jonah, “Standard Deviations: Reality, Reproducibility, and Politics in Performance Art since 1989” (CUNY, C. Bishop)