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

Critical Theory/Gender Studies/Visual Studies
Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2014

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Albrecht, Kathe, “The Steampunk Aesthetic and Contemporary Subjectivity” (IDSVA, D. Wehrs)

Apostol, Corina Lucia, “Dissident Education: Socially Engaged Art from Eastern Europe in Global Context (1980–2014)” (Rutgers, J. Sharp)

Bago, Ivana, “Post-Yugoslav Artistic Practices at the Unidentified Grave of the Yugoslav Project” (Duke, K. Stiles)

Batario, Jessamine, “The Art and Intellectual History of Byzantine Modernism” (UT Austin, R. Shiff)

Beatty, Brett, “Rauschenberg, ROCI, and Cuba’s Young Lions” (New Mexico, K. Buick)

Bedarida, Raffaele, “West of Rome: Reinventing Italy in the United States through Contemporary Art” (CUNY, E. Braun)

Blair, Sara Christensen, “The Domestic Sublime” (IDSVA, E. Grabiner)

Borgen, Maibritt, “Some of My Basic Assumptions: The Art of Öyvind Fahlström, 1952–1976” (Yale, D. Joselit)

Boucher, Marie-Pier, “Architectures of Aliveness: Gravitation and Social Innovation” (Duke, M. Hansen)

Bradbury, Leonie, “The Internet, Art, and Subjectivity” (IDSVA, P. Armstrong)

Brooks, Kalia, “Identity and the E-Racial” (IDSVA, E. Grabiner)

Brosnan, Kelsey, “Seductive Surfaces: Anne Vallayer Coster and the Eighteenth-Century Still Life” (Rutgers, S. Sidlauskas)

Bundy, Jean, “Survival and Change Relating to Churchill’s Paintings” (IDSVA, M. Smith)

Caplan, Lindsay, “Open Works: Between the Programmed and the Free, Art in Italy from 1962 to 1972” (CUNY, R. Golan)

Carmack, Kara, “Marginal Centers: The New York Underground on Manhattan Public Access Television” (UT Austin, A. Reynolds)

Carreno, Alexis, “Folk Couture: A Fashion Exhibition at the American Folk Art Museum” (Stony Brook, A. Munich)

Carroll, Robert, “Fabulists of the Numinous: A Philosophico-Phenomenological Study of Wonder and Image Consciousness in the Art of Varo and Borges” (IDSVA, S. Hackenberg)

Cavallo, Bradley, “The Symbolic Significances of Early Modern Paintings on Metal and Stone Supports, ca. 1520–1700” (Temple, T. Cooper)

Chagnon, Katrie, “Théories fantasmatiques: les cas de Michael Fried et de Georges Didi-Huberman” (Montréal, O. Asselin)

Choi, Jung E., “Impossible Geography: Alternative Spatiality in Ubiquitous Computational Environments” (Duke, M. Hansen)

Cook, Nicole Elizabeth, “Godfried Schalcken: Desire and Intimate Display” (Delaware, P. Chapman)

Corrales-Diaz, Erin R., “Remembering the Veteran: Disability, Trauma, and the American Civil War, 1861–1915” (UNC Chapel Hill, R. Barrett)

Daily, Lisa, “Ethics Incorporated: Ethical Commodity Formations and the Rise of a ‘Conscious Capitalism’” (George Mason, P. Smith)

Davis, Mary Anne, “A Genealogy of Porcelain: Globalization, Art, and Local Economies” (IDSVA, S. Moro)

Decker, Larry, “Painting the Invisible: The Polyphony and Intertextuality of Artistic Spirituality” (IDSVA, J. McGee)

DiMarzo, Michelle, “Titian and the Culture of Mid-Century Rome: The Venetian among the Ruins” (Temple, T. Cooper)

Doherty, Joni, “Animals, Ethics, and Aesthetics: Expanding Lexicons” (IDSVA, L. Hunter)

Downey, Erin, “The Bentvueghels: Networking and Agency in the Seicento Art Market” (Temple, T. Cooper)

Doyle, Jessica, “The Gaming Genre: License to Create the Self” (IDSVA, C. Johnson)

Edwards, Randall, “Dennis Oppenheim: Sites, 1967–75” (CUNY, A. Chave)

English, Travis, “Painting against the Grain of History: Radical Traditionalism in Twentieth-Century German Art” (Stony Brook, A. Uroskie)

Farrington, Kate, “Place as Medium: The Experience of Community in Contemporary Art Practices” (IDSVA, C. Yates)

Fiduccia, Joanna, “Hollow Man: Alberto Giacometti and the Crisis of the Monument, 1935–1946” (UCLA, G. Baker)

Fisher, Michelle Millar, “Nothing is Transmissible but Thought: Le Corbusier’s Radiant City in Diaspora” (CUNY, K. Murphy)

Ford, Jennifer, “Spiritual Capital: Assigning Value in the Global Art Market” (IDSVA, D. Wehrs)

Gamer, Meredith, “‘The Sheriff’s Picture Frame’: Art and Execution in Eighteenth-Century Britain” (Yale, T. Barringer)

Gerspacher, Arnaud, “Posthuman Animals in Art: France and Belgium 1972–85” (CUNY, C. Bishop)

Grabiec, Brooke, “Fashioning Philosophy: How the Democratization of Fashion Rethinks Contemporary Aesthetic Discourse” (IDSVA, S. Moro)

Grayson, Saisha, “Cellist, Catalyst, Collaborator: The Work of Charlotte Moorman, 1963–1980” (CUNY, C. Bishop)

Hahn, Monica, “Go-Between Portraits and the Imperial Imagination circa 1800” (Temple, A. Arabindan-Kesson; T. Cooper)

Harbin, Virginia Allison, “Visual Excess in Contemporary Art from the South Asian Diaspora” (Rutgers, T. Flores)

Hartmann, Laura, “Witness to War: Photography, Anglophone Women’s Writing, and the Spanish Civil War” (Northeastern, C. Kaplan)

Hohensee, Naraelle, “Building in Public: Critical Reconstruction and the Rebuilding of Berlin after 1990” (CUNY, K. Murphy)

Jimerson, Lauren, “Defying Gender, Redefining the Nude: The Body in the Art of Suzanne Valadon, Émilie Charmy, and Marie Vassilieff” (Rutgers, S. Sidlauskas)

Kapica, Steven S., “Negotiating Obscenity: Rhetorical Delivery, Kairos, and Popular Culture’s Mediation of the Obscene” (Northeastern, C. Gallagher)

Kennedy, Jennifer, “Charming Monsters: The Spectacle of Femininity in Postwar France” (Binghamton, T. McDonough)

Kim, Jeehey, “Death and Photography in East Asia: A Vernacular Use of Photo-Portraiture” (CUNY, A. Chave)

Klein, Shana, “The Fruits of Empire: Contextualizing Food in American Art, 1865–1900” (New Mexico, K. Buick)

Kowalski, Sara, “Refabricating the Body: Contemporary Intersections between Art and Medicine” (McGill, A. Jones)

LaBarge, Maria, “Recuperating the Indigenous: Jackson Pollock’s Drip Paintings” (IDSVA, C. Yates)

Lancaster, Lex, “Dragging Away: The Queer Work of Abstraction in Contemporary Art” (Wisconsin, Madison, J. Casid)

Luse, Emilie Anne-Yvonne, “Criticize and Punish: Disciplining Modernism in Interwar France” (Duke, M. Antliff)

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

Martinez, Eugenia S., “Arabic Script in Action: Calligraphy in Senegalese Religious Visual Culture” (Florida, V. Rovine)

Martynyuk, Olena, “Center-Periphery Dialogues in Moscow’s Post-Conceptual Artistic Communities of 1980s–1990s” (Rutgers, J.Sharp)

McAuliffe, Michael, “Connoisseurship in the Twentieth Century: The János Scholz Collection of Italian Old Master Drawings—A Case Study” (Columbia, D. Rosand)

Myers, Allison, “French Conceptualism and the United States Art World, 1964–1986” (UT Austin, R. Shiff)

O’Connell, Shana, “Omnia mutantur: A Study of Still Life in Roman Wall Painting” (Johns Hopkins, P. L. Tucci)

Parks, Tammy, “Space and Time in the Murals of Benton and Rivera: Contrast in Ideas and Forms” (IDSVA, E. Grabiner)

Partridge, Joy, “Thinking Through Diagrams: Abstract Imagery and Thought in Late Medieval Astronomical and Cosmological Diagrams” (CUNY, C. Hahn)

Roberge Van Der Donckt, Julia, “Le musée et la cité: (re)configuration de l’espace de la controverse” (Université de Montréal, S. Paquet)

Romain, Julie, “Courtly Culture and Visuality in Indian Temple Sculpture, 550–750 CE” (UCLA, R. Brown)

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

Smith, Laura Lake, “Imaging the In-between: The Serial Art of Richard Tuttle” (Georgia, I. Wallace)

Tauschinger-Dempsey, Michael, “Suspensions: Violent Infrastructures in the Global Economy of Fear” (Duke, B. Seaman)

Templeton, Kate, “Extending the Photograph: Documentary, Modernism and New Deal America” (Northeastern, C. Kaplan)

Thorpe, Heather D., “Modernity’s Caravaggio” (Iowa, J. B. Scott)

Schmidt, Sebastian, “The Abstract City and the Legacies of Postwar Urbanism in Tokyo, Berlin, and New York (1943–72)” (MIT, M. Jarzombek)

Shapiro, Abigail, “Ree Morton and Feminist Installation Art, 1968–1977” (McGill, A. Jones)

Steel, Gregory, “The Sublime: An Existential Alliance with Mystery” (IDSVA, E. Grabiner)

Sweeney, Taryn, “On Mathesis Universalis” (IDSVA, D. Wehrs)

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

Triandos, Theodore, “A Social History of Postmodern Art and Its Criticism” (Delaware, A. Gibson, C. Holloway)

Viggiani, Daniela, “L’edizione dell’Abecedario Pittorico di Pietro Maria Guarienti (1678–1753), una fonte per la storia dell’arte portoghese ”( Université de Montréal, L. de Moura Sobral, A. Caleca).

Wertheim, Laura, “Dust and Shadow Feminism: Disavowed Supportive Labor, Feminine Transitivity, and Temporal Drag in Postwar American Art and Performance” (Minnesota, J. Blocker)

White, Marisa, “A Feminist Inheritance? Questions of Ambivalence and Subjectivity in Paul McCarthy, Mike Kelley, and Robert Gober” (CUNY, A. Chave)

White, Rachel, “Graphic Form: Vogue and the Politics of the Body, 1930–1950” (UIUC, T. Weissman)

Wolff, RM., To Be Still: Persistence, Performance, Photography” (Minnesota, J Blocker)

Zawadzki, Mary, “St. Nicholas Magazine: A Portable Art Museum” (CUNY, P. Mainardi)