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Nineteenth-Century Art
Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2014

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Acosta, Taylor J., “Between the ‘Real’ and the ‘Ideal’: Realism, Historicism, and the Invention of the French Rural Genre in the Nineteenth-Century” (Minnesota, G. Weisberg)

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, E. Legge)

Anvar, Hajar, “The Role of Photography in the Production of Space and Spatial Representation in Nineteenth-Century Iran” (Université de Montréal, S. Paquet)

Applebaum, Lauren, “Elusive Matter, Material Bodies: American Art in the Age of Electronic Mediation, 1865–1918” (UIUC, J. Greenhill)

Bailey, Bradley, “Objects and Their Subjects: The Making of History in Modern Japan and Europe” (Yale, M. Yiengpruksawan)

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)

Beach, Caitlin, “Sculpture, Slavery, and Commodity in the Nineteenth-Century Atlantic World” (Columbia, E. Hutchinson)

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

Butcosk, Charles, “Wassily Kandinsky and the Vicissitudes of das Innere, 1908–1914” (Princeton, B. Doherty)

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

Coman, Sonia, “Japanese and Japoniste Ceramics in France: New Art Values, 1855–1889” (Columbia, A. Higonnet)

Cooper, John, “Imperial Balls: The Arts of Sex, War, and Dancing in India, England, and the Caribbean, 1780–1870” (Yale, T. Barringer, R. Thompson)

Corcoran, Eloise, “‘Chalk-Talking’: Blackboards, Slates, and the Technology of Erasure in Nineteenth-Century American Visual Culture” (Yale, E. Cooke, Jr)

Courtois de Vicose, Alexandra, “The Monstrous Gnome’: Confronting Physical Difference in the Art of Toulouse-Lautrec” (UC Berkeley, D. Grigsby)

Cousins, Darlene, “Art in Paris Under the Occupation, 1814–1818” (Université de Montréal, T. Porterfield)

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

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

Desplanque, Kathryn, “Art, Commerce, and Caricature: Satirical Images of Artistic Life in Paris, 1750–1850” (Duke, N. McWilliam)

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

DiSalvo, Lauren, “Micromosaics as Grand Tour Souvenirs in Europe from the Early Eighteenth-Century to the Late Nineteenth-Century” (Missouri, M. Yonan, K.W. Slane)

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

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

Essif, Davenne, “La Mère Moderne: Motherhood in French Visual Culture, 1910–1940” (UNC Chapel Hill, D. Sherman)

Fernandez, Segundo, “David Cox and the Painterly Picturesque” (Florida State, R. Neuman)

Fox, Peter, “Kunstgewerbe als Erzieher: Bernhard Pankok and Others, 1895–1917” (Princeton, E. da Costa Meyer)

Fravel, Laura, “Gazing Westward: The Quest for Unity in American Art Displays at the World’s Fairs, 1876–1916” (UNC Chapel Hill, R. Barrett)

Gass, Izabel, “A Painter’s Thanatology: Death in the Art of Theodore Gericault” (Yale, C. Armstrong)

Gellert, Carl, “Death Re-envisioned: Cross-Cultural Contact and the Material Culture of Japan’s Fujinoki Tomb” (UC Berkeley, G. Levine)

Goldstein, Jason, “Claude Monet and the Art of Description in Nineteenth-Century French Art Criticism and Literature” (UT Austin, R. Shiff)

Gontar, Cybèle, “Jacques Guillaume Lucien Amans: Portraiture, Identity, and Plantation Society in New Orleans, 1800–1860” (CUNY, K. Manthorne)

Hainy, Joshua D., “John Flaxman Beyond the Line” (Iowa, D. Johnson)

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

Haslit, Andrew, “Gamblers and Grifters: Morality, Economy, and Identity in Nineteenth-Century American Art” (Indiana, S. Burns)

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

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

Henneman, Jennifer, “Queens, Cowgirls, and Courtesans: Transatlantic Celebrity, Identity, and Empire in the Late-Nineteenth-Century Shop Window” (University of Washington, S. Casteras)

Hereford, Kimberly, “Altered States: Sleep, Sickness, Spirituality, and Victorian Visions of Femininity” (University of Washington, S. Casteras)

Hooper, Rachel, “A Singular Cloud: The Racial Politics of Art History, 1850–1900” (Rice, L. Costello)

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

Lachance-Provençal, François, “Les rhétoriques de l’ivresse au sein des discours et des pratiques du modernisme pictural” (Université de Montréal, N. Dubreuil)

Lauritano, Steven, “Embedded Remnants in Modern Architecture: Karl Friedrich Schinkel and the Historiography of Remains” (Yale, C. Wood; S. Zeidler)

Lee, KeyJo, “Melancholic Materiality: History and the Unhealable Wound in African American Photographic Portraits, 1850–1877” (Yale, K. Mercer)

LeBourdais, George Philip, “An Aesthetics of Ice: William Bradford’s ‘Arctic Regions’ and the Invention of Ecology” (Stanford, A. Nemerov)

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

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

Lum, Julia, “A Traveling Art: Intersecting Visual and Material Histories of the Pacific, 1781–1840” (Yale, T. Barringer)

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

Martin, Darlene, “An Alternate Aestheticism: Japonisme and Popular Imagery in Britain, America, and France, 1860–1910” (University of Washington, S. Casteras)

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

McCain, Sandy, “A Southerner’s Agenda: Charles Fraser and his Antebellum Landscape Paintings” (Georgia, J. Simon)

McCann, Justin, “Elastic Capacities: Whistler and the Art of Transformation” (Rutgers, S. Sidlauskas)

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

Microulis, Laura, “Gillow and Company Furniture and Interiors, 1851–1897: Design, Manufacture, and Patronage in Britain” (Bard Graduate Center, P. Kirkham)

Min, Yun-jeong, “The Reception of Western Art and the Art Academy during the Meiji Period (1868–1912) of Japan” (Ohio State, J. Andrews)

Nelson-Dusek, Colin, “Antoine Bourdelle and the Reception of Classicism in Early Twentieth-Century French Sculpture” (Delaware, N. Athanassoglou-Kallmyer)

Neumeier, Emily, “A ‘Theater of Fortune and Triumph’: Ali Pasha of Ioannina and the Architectural Transformation of an Ottoman Province (1788–1822)” (Pennsylvania, R. Holod)

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)

Palmor, Lauren, “Shadows and Light: Seeing Senescence in American and British Genre Painting, ca. 1850–1910” (University of Washington, S. Casteras)

Parkinson, Nicholas, “The Image of the North: The Critical Reception of Nordic Art in France, 1878–1900” (Stony Brook University, J. Rubin)

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

Piper, Corey, “Animal Pursuits: Hunting and the Visual Arts in Nineteenth-Century America” (Virginia, M.McInnis)

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

Presutti, Kelly, “Terroir after the Terror: Landscape and Representation in Nineteenth-Century France” (MIT, K. Smentek)

Pride, Jennifer, “Picturing Trauma in Haussmannized Paris” (Florida State, L. Weingarden)

Reinhardt, Chanelle, “Entrer triomphalement au musée. Du rôle des fêtes révolutionnaires dans la naissance du musée du Louvre” (Université de Montréal, J. Lamoureux)

Ridlen, Michael T., “Prud’hon and the Graceful Style” (Iowa, D. Johnson)
Rye Kopec, Ashely, “No One a Stranger: Anglo-American Representations of Venetian Labor, ca. 1866–1900” (Delaware, W. Bellion)

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

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” (CUNY, A. Pelizzari)

Scholz, Frederun, “Historiography of Dress History Studies: Kulturgeschichtsschreibung in Germany from 1800 to 1900” (Bard Graduate Center, A. Ogata)

Schwartz, Rebecca Ayres, “Thomas Cole on Architecture: Picturing the Gothic” (Delaware, B. Herman)

Seas, Peggy Moorhead, “Delacroix after Delacroix: Painterly Painting in France from 1863 to 1900” (CUNY, P. Mainardi)

Shields, Caroline, “Crafting Memory: Paul Gauguin and Still Life Painting, 1880–1903” (Maryland, College Park, J. Hargrove)

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)

Slipp, Naomi, “The Secret Figure: Artistic Anatomy and the Search for the Medical Body in Nineteenth-Century American Art” (Boston, P. Hills)

Smolinski, Thea, “La République: The Female Body as Political Allegory in Late Nineteenth-Century France” (IFA/NYU, L. Nochlin)

Strasik, Amanda K., “Representations of Childhood in Late Eighteenth- and Early Nineteenth-Century France” (Iowa, D. Johnson)

Swinbourne, Anna, “Marvelous Spectacle: The Role of Ostend’s Benediction of the Sea in Selected Paintings and Drawings by James Ensor” (IFA/NYU, R. Lubar; P. Soucek)

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

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)

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

Tuerk, Stephanie, “The Afterlives of Architecture: Preservation, Modernity, and the Metropolis in Third- Republic France, 1871–1914” (MIT, M. Jarzombek)

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

Von Preussen, Brigid, “The Antique Made New: Commercial Classicism in Late Georgian Britain” (Columbia, A. Higonnet)

Vrooman, Jason, “Crossing the Threshold: Nabi Depictions of Men in Public, Private, and Pretend Spaces” (IFA/NYU, L. Nochlin)

Walkiewicz, Alice, “From the ‘Song of the Shirt’ to the Call to Organize: The Seamstress in the Art of Europe and the United States from 1870–1900” (CUNY, J. Sund)

Wallace, Amy C., “Experiments in Artistic Living: Artists’ Colonies in Canada and the United States, 1870–1930” (Toronto, M. Cheetham)

Walsh, Catherine, “‘Tell Me a Story’: Narrative and Orality in Nineteenth-Century American Visual Culture” (Delaware, W. Bellion)

Waterman, Amanda, “Neo-Pre-Raphaelitism: The Final Generations” (University of Washington, S. Casteras)

Wojciechowski, Amalia, “Spiritual Nationalism and Polish Art: Fashioning Identities in the Work of the Młoda Polska” (Bryn Mawr, C. Hertel)

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

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)