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

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Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2014

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Abbaspour, Mitra, “Defining the Present, Archiving the Past: Three Histories of Middle Eastern Photography” (CUNY, C. Bishop)

Ackerman, Emily, “Selling Dreams: Nickolas Muray and American Commercial Photography, in the United States, 1920–1965” (CUNY, A. Pelizzari)

Adams, Harrison, “Photography in the First Person: Peter Hujar, Robert Mapplethorpe, Nan Goldin, and Sally Mann” (Yale, C. Armstrong)

Alarcon, Carolina, “Material Medica: Anatomical Illustrations in Sixteenth-Century Spain” (Florida State, S. Leitch)

Alexandre, David, “Violence and Weimar Visual Culture: the Photographic War Anthologies of Ernst Friedrich and Ernst Jünger” (Toronto, L. Kaplan)

Bacon, Elizabeth, “Drawing Machines: The Manual and the Mechanical in Art of the Early Republic” (Harvard, J. Roberts)

Bair, Nadya, “The Decisive Network: Magnum Photos and the Art of Collaboration in Postwar Photojournalism” (USC, R. Meyer)

Baker, Devon, “Re-Centering the Renaissance Print: Printmaking and Artistic Exchange in Milan, ca. 1480–1530” (Temple, A. West)

Banas, Paulina, “The French Orientalist Book Industry (1840–80): Prisse d’Avennes, Systems of Borrowing and Reuse, and the Marketing of Egypt” (Binghamton University, N. Um)

Barber, Julia, “Reframing Art Photography: Strategies of Display and Design in British Pictorialism” (Brown, D. Nickel)

Barber, Karen, “Writing with Light: Cameraless Photography and its Narrative in the 1920s” (CUNY, R. Long)

Becherini, Marta, “Staging the Foreign: Niccolò Manucci (ca. 1638–1719) and Early European Collections of Indian Paintings” (Columbia, V. Dehejia)

Bender, Stephanie, “Constructions of the Angestellte: Photographs of the Salaried Class in the Weimar Republic” (Florida State, A. Jolles)

Blom, Laura, “Mobilizing the Macabre: Rosso, Rovezzano, and Rustici and the Language of Transgression 1500–1530” (Johns Hopkins, S. Campbell)

Bock, Amanda, “Staging the Social Document in the Progressive Era: Jacob Riis, Frances Johnston, Lewis Hine” (Princeton, A. McCauley)

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

Bravo, Monica, “Picturing Greater America: US Modernist Photographers and the Mexican Cultural Renaissance, 1920–45” (Brown, D. Nickel)

Brown, Leslie, “Pay Per View: Touristic Viewing Devices, Photographic Behaviors, and Picturing Landscape in American Art” (Boston, K. Sichel)

Brock, Franny, “Drawing the Amateur: Draftsmanship and the Amateur in Eighteenth-Century France” (UNC Chapel Hill, M. Sheriff)

Buck, Sarah, “Les Costumes Grotesques: Prints and Professional Habits during the Reign of Louis XIV” (Florida State, R. Neuman)

Buckley, Cali, “Women of Substance: The Materiality of Anatomical Models and the Control of Women’s Medicine in Early Modern Europe” (Penn State, C. Houghton)

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

Chang, Boyoung, “Exploring Identities: Contemporary Korean Photography” (Rutgers, A. Zervigón)

Colard, Sandrine, “Photography in the Colonial Congo” (Columbia, Z. Strother)

Cushman, Carrie, “Temporary Ruins: Miyamoto Ryûji’s Architectural Photography in Postmodern Japan” (Columbia, J. Reynolds)

Dalton, Caitlin, “Imprinting Art and Ideology: Pedagogy and Print Culture in the Early German Democratic Republic” (Boston, G. Williams)

DeRose, Elizabeth, “Defying Graphic Tradition: Printmaking Strategies of Latin American Conceptualists (1963–1984)” (CUNY, A. Indych-López)

Doğan, Cağatay, “Landscapes of the Nation in Transition: Istanbul in the Photographs of Othmar Pferschy, 1934–1960” (Binghamton University, T. McDonough)

Fucci, Robert, “Jan van de Velde II (ca.1593–1641): The Printmaker as Creative Artist in the Early Dutch Republic” (Columbia, D. Freedberg)

Gabbarelli, Jamie, “Networks, Copies, Collaboration: Ventura Salimbeni, Philippe Thomassin, and Printmaking in Rome, 1585–1620” (Yale, C. Wood)

Galustian, Abelina, “Orienting the Politics of Images: The Armenian Role in Middle Eastern Photography, 1850–1960” (UC Santa Barbara, R. Williams)

Goodrum, Sarah, “The Problem of the Missing Museum: The Construction of Photographic Culture in the GDR” (USC, K. Flint)

Handlin, Emily, “Beyond Art and Science: Eadweard Muybridge in Philadelphia, 1884–1887” (Brown, D. Nickel)

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

Horbatsch, Olenka, “Impressions of Innovation: Early Netherlandish Printmaking, 1520–1545” (Toronto, M. Kavaler)

Hughes, Heather, “Delineating Identity in the Early Modern Costume Print, ca. 1600–1670” (Pennsylvania, L. Silver)

Hyde Nolan, Erin, “Ottomans Abroad: The Translation and Circulation of Nineteenth-Century Portrait Photography from Istanbul to Europe and the United States” (Boston, K. Sichel)

Isotani, Yusuke, “Quest for Identity: History of Arts et Métiers Graphiques (1927–1939)” (CUNY, R. Golan)

Jones, Christopher Alan, “‘A Clock for Space’: Shaping Time through Return Photography, 1975–2010” (Florida, J. Tsai)

Kang, Changduk, “Visualized Production: Illustrations in the Encyclopédie and the Descriptions des arts et métiers” (Columbia, A. Higonnet)

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

Kim, Joy Jeehye, “New Documents to Pictures: Lee Friedlander and the Remaking of the Photographic Image, 1962–1989” (Yale, D. Joselit)

Kirkwood, Meghan L. E., “Religious Resources, Nation, and Environment: The Representation of Land in Contemporary South African Photography” (Florida, V. Rovine)

Lebowitz, Anjuli, “Faith in the Field: Auguste Salzmann, Archaeology, and Photography in the Mediterranean” (Boston, K. Sichel)

Lee, Hsinyi Tiffany, “Through a National Lens: Art Photography and Nationalism in Modern China, 1919–1937” (Stanford, R. Vinograd)

Lee, Patricia, “Browning the White Body: Race, Color, and Perception in Modern American Visual Culture” (UC Santa Barbara, B. Robertson)

Lincoln, Matthew, “Modelling the Network of Dutch and Flemish Print Production, 1500–1700” (Maryland, College Park, A. Wheelock)

Lopes, Shana, “‘The Fraternity Throughout the World’: American and German Photography, Interactions from 1840 to 1890” (Rutgers, T. Sheehan)

Lord, Russell, “Hybridity and Reproduction in Early Photography” (CUNY, G. Batchen)

LoScerbo, Gianna, “A Struggle for the Real: Documentary Photography and Film in Post-WWII American Culture” (Rutgers, A. Zervigón)

Macfarlane, Ellen, “Seeing Plus: Group f.64 Photography and the Political” (Princeton, A. McCauley)

Mandarino, Grant, “Seeing Class: Graphic Satire and the Cultivation of Radicalism in the Weimar Republic” (Michigan, M. Biro)

Martinez, Trinity, “The Rise and Fall of the Civilized Centaur in Italian Renaissance Art” (CUNY, J. Saslow)

McBryde, Brynne, “Public Bodies: The Nude and Public Health in Nineteenth-Century France” (Penn State, N. Locke)

Merola, Rose, “Multiple Exposures: The Photography of Austin Hansen in Harlem” (CUNY, A. Chave)

Mustard, Maggie, “Atlas Novus: Kawada Kikuji’s Chizu (The Map)” (Columbia, J. Reynolds)

Paoletti, Giulia, “La Connaissance du Réel: One Hundred Years of Photography in Senegal (1860–1960)” (Columbia, Z. Strother)

Pauwels, Erin, “Sarony’s Living Pictures: Photography, Performance, and American Art” (Indiana, S. Burns)

Riley, Casey, “From Page to Stage: Isabella Stewart Gardner’s Photograph Albums and the Development of a Museum, 1850–1920” (Boston, K. Sichel)

Rich, Brooks, “The Eclectic Engraver: Allaert Claesz’s Complex, Creative Copies of Early Sixteenth-Century Prints” (Pennsylvania, L. Silver)

Rodgers, Josephine, “Patronage, Power, and Aesthetic Taste: The Marketing of James McNeill Whistler’s Art and Legacy” (Rutgers, S. Sidlauskas)

Rozental, Rotem, “Photographic Archives, Nationalism, and the Foundation of the Jewish State, 1903–1948” (Binghamton University, J. Tagg)

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

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

Sawyer, Drew, “Walker Evans’ Cultures of Work and the Politics of Style” (Columbia, E. Hutchinson)

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

Scott, Kate, “The Photography of Absence: Death and Temporality in Postmodern American Photography” (Rutgers, A. Zervigón)

Scruggs, Andrew, “Photo Riot! American Photographic Practices, 1962–1975” (Rutgers, A. Zervigón)

Shannon, Heather A., “Just an Amateur: Adam Clark Vroman, Photography, and the American West, 1895–1904” (Rutgers, T. Sheehan)

Siefert, Rebecca, “The Work of Lauretta Vinciarelli in Context: Artist, Teacher, Theorist” (CUNY, M. Hadler)

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

Sims, Theresa, “Photography and Zulu Vernacular Portraiture, 1860 to the Present” (Harvard, S. Blier)

Smucker, David, “Auto-Centric Photography and the Traveling Index: Automotive Movement in Postwar American Photography, 1959–Present” (Stony Brook University, A. Uroskie)

Talbot, Emily, “The Photographic Effect: Making Pictures after Photography, 1881–1904” (Michigan, S. Siegfried)

Tallone, Ana, “A Light in the Darkness: Argentinean Photography 1973–1986” (CUNY, K. Manthorne)

Taylor, Phil, “Raoul Ubac’s Photographic Surrealism” (Princeton, A. McCauley)

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

Torbert, Amy, “Going Places: The Material and Imagined Geographies of Prints in the Atlantic World, 1770–1840” (Delaware, W. Bellion)

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

Trittipo, Kathryn, “A Visual Affair: Material Culture and l’Affaire Dreyfus” (Minnesota, G. Weisberg)

Tung, Stephanie, “Truth in Translation: Discourses of Photography in Republican Era China” (Princeton, J. Silbergeld)

Van Wingerden, Carolyn, “‘The Turbaned Heads, Each Wrapped in Twisted Folds of the Whitest Silk’: Images of Muslims in Northern European Art, 1400–1700” (Rice, D. Wolfthal)

Vittoria, Shannon, “Nature and Nostalgia in the Etchings of Mary Nimmo Moran (1842–1899)” (CUNY, K. Manthorne)

Voelker, Emily, “Visualizing the Indigenous Cultures of ‘Amerique du Nord’: Photography, Anthropology, and Franco-American Exchange, 1870–1890” (Boston, K. Sichel)

Weyl, Christina, “Abstract Impressions: Women Printmakers and the New York Atelier 17, 1940–55” (Rutgers, J. Marter)

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

Willever, Suzanne, “Disseminating the Art of Rome in Print: Making, Meaning, and Going Viral in the Sixteenth Century” (Temple, M. Hall; A. West)

Young, India, “Cultural imPRINT: Contemporary Northwest Coast Native Art in Print” (New Mexico, J. Szabo)

Zhou, Dengyan, “The Language of ‘Photography’ in China: A Genealogy of Conceptual Frames from Sheying to Xinwen Sheying and Jishi Sheying” (Binghamton University, J. Tagg)