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

Nineteenth Century
Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2018

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Alexander, Kaylee, “Sépultures (non)Remarquables: The Production of Parisian Funerary Monuments, 1804–1924” (Duke University, N. McWilliam)

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

Barrow, Theodore, “‘Gilded Tropics’: Winslow Homer and John Singer Sargent in Florida, 1885-1917” (Graduate Center, CUNY, J. Sund)

Bass, Patricia, “A Traffic in Criminal Images. Iconographies of Crime in French Sciences, Newspapers, and Courts, 1885-1914” (Duke University, M. Olson)

Blair, Susannah, “Constantin Guys and Modern Life: 1840-1870” (Columbia University, J. Crary)

Bowyer, Emerson, “Numismatic Modernity: Romantic Economies of Representation” (Columbia University, A. Higonnet)

Boyle, Brigid, “Visions of Black Masculinity: Jean-Léon Gérôme and the Orientalist Imaginary” (Rutgers University, S. Sidlauskas)

Bray, Patricia, “Seriocomic Play in Symbolist Art: The Comic and the Grotesque” (Duke University, N. McWilliam)

Browne, Elizabeth, “Modeling the Eighteenth Century: Clodion in the Ancien Régime and After” (MIT, K. Smentek)

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

Campo Rosillo, Alba, “Artistry and Industry: The Portraiture of George Peter Alexander Healy, 1830-1865” (University of Delaware, W. Bellion)

Celeste, Jane Evans, “Perspectives on History and Heritage: J.M.W. Turner’s Estate Views” (Rice University, L. Costello)

Chaparro, Francisco, “Victimhood in Goya” (Institute of Fine Arts/NYU, R. Slifkin & J. Brown)

Clute, Emma, “The Immersive Sublime in Art During the July Monarchy” (The Ohio State University, A. Shelton)

Coffineau, Nicole, “Motion in Stillness: Photography, Modernity, and the Avant-Garde in Italy, 1860--1913” (University of Pittsburgh, J. Ellenbogen)

Contractor, Tara, “British Gilt: Gold in Painting 1790-1914” (Yale University, T. Barringer)

Cross, Anne, “‘Features of Cruelty Which Could Not Be Described By The Pen’: The Media of Atrocity in Harper’s Weekly 1862-1866” (University of Delaware, J. Hill)

Cunningham, Theresa Ann, “Scales of Seeing: Spatial Experience in Paris, 1849–1899” (Penn State, N. Locke)

Dorofeeva, Maria. “Fantasizing Manhood: Art and Sexual Politics in Spain, 1898-1939” (UIUC, O. Vazquez)

Dowad, Thadeus, “Border Regimes: European Art and Ottoman Modernity, 1789-1839” (University of California, Berkeley; D.G. Grigsby)

Dunn, Ashley, “Urban Etching: The Printmaking of Modern Paris, 1850-80” (Northwestern University, S. Clayson)

Eron, Abby, “The Symbolist Impulse in American Art across Media circa 1900” (University of Maryland, R. Ater)

Fava-Piz, Clarisse, “Sculpting Beyond Borders: Local Identity and Transnational Mobility during the Age of Rodin” (University of Pittsburgh, K. Savage)

Feiman, Jesse, “The Natural History of Art: Adam von Bartsch (1757-1821) and the Historical Classification of Prints” (MIT, K. Smentek)

Garber, Laurel, ““Between Technology and Magic”: Style, Politics, and History in the French Etching Revival” (Northwestern University, S. Clayson)

Gass, Izabel, “Painted Thanatologies: Théodore Géricault Against the Aesthetics of Life” (Yale University, C. Armstrong)

Georgopulos, Nicole, “Realist Reflections: The Body in the Mirror in Nineteenth-Century Painting” (Stony Brook University, J. Rubin)

Golobish, Laura, “Imagining Scotland: the Picturesque and Celtic as a Nation’s Present and Past in the mid-nineteenth century” (University of New Mexico, S. Anderson-Riedel)

Gontar, Cybèle, “José Francisco Xavier de Salazar y Mendoza and Jacques Guillaume Lucien Amans: Portraiture, Identity, and Plantation Society in New Orleans, 1790-1890.” (Graduate Center, CUNY, K. Manthorne)

Haddon, Madeline, “Local Color: Race, Ethnicity, and Gender in Nineteenth-Century Paintings of Spain” (Princeton, B. Alsdorf)

Hanson, Kristan, “In Bloom: Women and Horticulture in French Visual Culture, 1860s-1880s” (University of Kansas, J. Pultz)

Harris, Leila, “Labor and the Picturesque: Photography, Propaganda, and the Tea Industry in Colonial India and Sri Lanka, 1880-1914” (Graduate Center, CUNY, A. Pelizzari)

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

Heidenreich, Claire, “Decoration and Devotion: The Catholic and Theosophic Art of the Nabis” (Penn State, N. Locke)

Joy, Kate Lanford, “Silver and Silverplate in Mid-Nineteenth-Century Boston: Obadiah Rich, Newell Harding, and Roswell Gleason” (Yale, E. Cooke, Jr.)

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

Kharatishvili, Tamar, “The Art of Sonia Delaunay-Terk and Technologized Modernity” (Northwestern University, S. Clayson)

Kim, Miri, “Right Matter in the Right Place”: The Paintings of Albert Pinkham Ryder” (Princeton, R. DeLue)

Kindred, Clayton, “An Archaeology of Castration: The Image of the Eunuch in Nineteenth-Century Art” (Ohio State University, A. Shelton)

Kliger, Marina, “'Une Histoire Particulière': The Troubadour Style and Gendered Historical Consciousness in Early Nineteenth-Century France” (Institute of Fine Arts, NYU, T. Crow & M. Martin)

Kodzhabasheva, Ani, “Architecture at the Intersection of Empires: Building a Balkan Nation between the Ottoman, Tsarist, and Austro-Hungarian Domains, 1864-1912” (Columbia University, B. Bergdoll)

Kong, Hyoungee, “Fleshly Japonisme: Japonisme and Women’s Bodies in France 1870–1914” (Penn State, N. Locke)

Koss, Max, “The Periodical ‘Pan’ (1895-1900): Print Culture and the Birth of Modern Design” (University of Chicago, R. Ubl, C. Mehring)

Kramer, Sean, “Military Manhood: Visualizing the Common Soldier in French and British Art and Culture, 1871-1914” (University of Michigan, S. Siegfried)

Kremnitzer, Kathryn, “Transition and Translation: Manet's Watercolors in the 1860s” (Columbia University, A. Higonnet)

Kuruvilla, Tara, “Disjecta Membra: The Fragmentation of the India Museum and the Colonial Construction of Knowledge over the Long Nineteenth Century” (Columbia University, V. Dehejia)

Laufer, Mia, “Jewish Taste: Modern Art Collecting, Identity, and Antisemitism in Paris, 1870-1914” (Washington University in St. Louis, E. Childs)

Lauricella, Natalia, “Collaboration in Color: Master Printers and the Avant-Garde in Belle Époque France” (University of Southern California, V. Schwartz)

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

Leonard, Sarah, “‘The beauty of the bough-hung banks’: William Morris in the Thames Landscape” (University of Delaware, S. Isenstadt)

Lerman-Tan, Yinshi, “Living Still: John F. Peto and the Artist Across Time” (Stanford University, A. Nemerov)

Lynford, Sophie, “The American Pre-Raphaelites: An Egalitarian Ocularity” (Yale University, T. Barringer, J. Raab)

Marples, Kirsten, “Form and Theory: Le Décoratif in French Symbolist Art, 1886-1910” (Washington University in St. Louis, E. Childs)

Masterson, Caitlin, “Crafting Memory: Material Culture and Identity in Southern Monuments, 1861-1940” (Rice University, J. Manca)

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

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

McGraw, Eva, “Xanthus Smith: Marine Painting and Nationhood” (Graduate Center, CUNY, K. Manthorne)

Milanick, Margaret, “Nation Building in Three Nineteenth-Century Moving Panoramas” (University of Missouri, K. Schwain)

Morrison, Alexandra, “Copying at the Louvre” (Yale University, C. Armstrong)

Moss, Avigail, “Actuarial Imaginaries of Art and Empire, 1800-1914” (University of Southern California, K. Flint)

Murali, Deepthi, “The Politics, Intersensoriality, and Performativity of Transcultural Decorative Arts of Kerala, India” (University of Illinois at Chicago, C. Becker)

Murokh, Dina, “‘A Sort of Picture Gallery’: The Visual Culture of Antebellum America” (University of Southern California, J. Greenhill)

Neumann, Eleanore, “The Global Landscapes of Maria Graham (1785-1842)” (University of Virginia, D. Fordham)

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

Olmsted, Galina, “Making and Exhibiting Modernism: Gustave Caillebotte in Paris, New York, and Brussels” (University of Delaware, M. Werth)

Olsen, Trenton, “Post-Imperial Masculinities” (The Ohio State University, A. Shelton)

Olson, Christine, “Owen Jones and the Epistemologies of Nineteenth-Century Design” (Yale University, T. Barringer)

Partman, Lucy, “Science & Imagination: William Rimmer and the Story of Nineteenth-Century American Art” (Princeton, R. DeLue)

Pazian, Erika Nelson, “ From the Parlor to the Battlefield: Visualizing Contested Spaces during the U.S.-Mexican War” (Graduate Center, CUNY, K. Manthorne)

Phillips, Laura, “The Work of Adolph Menzel” (Yale University, T. Barringer, N. Suthor)

Pierce, Kathleen, “Surface Tension: Skin, Disease, and Visuality in Third Republic France” (Rutgers University, S. Sidlauskas)

Pushaw, Bart, “The Global Invention of Art: Race and Visual Sovereignity in the Colonial Baltic 1860-1915” (University of Maryland, S. Mansbach)

Rahimi-Golkhandan, Shabnam, “The Photograph’s Shabih-Kashi (Verisimilitude) – The Liminal Visualities of Late Qajar Art (1853-1911)” (Yale University, K. Rizvi)

Ralston, Daniel, “Modernism's Margins: Fortuny, Manet, and Spanish Painting in Paris in the Later Nineteenth Century” (Columbia University, A. Higonnet)

Robbins, Nicholas, “Oceans of Air: Landscape and Climate in the Atlantic World, 1784-1884” (Yale University, C. Armstrong, J. Raab)

Rosenberg-Miller, Carmen, “Representing Difference: Painting and Performance in the Art of Raffaëlli and His Circle” (Princeton, B. Alsdorf)

Rye-Kopec, Ashley, “No One a Stranger: Anglo-American Representations of Venetian Labor, c. 1866-1900” (University of Delaware, W. Bellion)

Sessions, Emily, “Fertile Terrain: Botany, Art, and Power in Cuba’s Nineteenth Century” (Yale University, E. Cooke, Jr.)

Shah, Siddhartha V., “Ornamenting the Raj: Opulence and Spectacle in Victorian India” (Columbia University, V. Dehejia, A. Higonnet)

Shahi, Kimia, “Margin, Surface, Depth: Picturing the Contours of the Marine in Nineteenth-Century America” (Princeton, R. DeLue)

Sham, Shirlynn, “Visual Modernity and the Industrial Subterranean, 1826-1941” (Yale University, T. Barringer, J. Raab)

Slodounik, Aaron, “The Painter and his Poets: Paul Gauguin and Interartistic Exchange” (Graduate Center, CUNY, J. Sund)

Smith, Joshua M., “Inglorious Memories: Envisioning the Franco-Prussian War in Modern France” (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, D. Sherman)

Stanton, Miriam Ashkin, “Gravitational Imagination: Picturing Suspension from Eadweard Muybridge to the Space Age” (University of Pennsylvania, A. Dombrowski)

Stapleton, Judith, “William Orpen: Modernist” (Yale University, T. Barringer)

Stephens, Russell, “The “Mass Media” Debates between the Caricaturists Honoré Daumier and Cham: 1800 – 1870” (The University of British Columbia, M. Ryan)

Stone, Elizabeth Doe, “Cosmopolitan Facture: John Singer Sargent and Anders Zorn, 1871-1915” (University of Virginia, S. Betzer)

Sunderlin, Anna Rogers, “Plaster and Medium and Muse in Nineteenth-Century America” (Virginia Commonwealth University, C. Roach)

Triplett, Stephanie, “The Rise of Narrative Animal Painting in France and Germany, 1790-1880” (University of Michigan, S. Siegfried)

Tuite, Diana, “Methods for Modernism: Arthur Wesley Dow Intersects the Stieglitz Circle” (Princeton, J. Wilmerding and R. DeLue)

Turpijn, Saskia, “The Nineteenth-Century British Printmaker” (Virginia Commonwealth University, E. Garberson)

Valsamas, Maxime, “Sustaining the Republic: The Power of Political Prints by Honoré Daumier, Édouard Manet, André Gill, and Alfred Le Petit” (Washington University in St. Louis, E. Childs)

Vaum, Jillian B., “Facing Freedom: Tracing African American Emancipation in Antebellum Portraiture” (University of Pennsylvania, G. Shaw)

von Preussen, Brigid, “Manufacturing Classicism: Reproduction and Authorship in Late Georgian Britain” (Columbia University, A. Higonnet)

Walkiewicz, Alice J., “From the 'Song of the Shirt' to the Call to Organize: The Seamstress in Late-19th-Century Art in Europe and the United States” (Graduate Center, CUNY, J. Sund)

Wang, Bing, “William Pryor Floyd (1834-ca. 1900): The Art and Business of Photography in Nineteenth-Century Hong Kong” (Case Western Reserve University, A. Rager)

Weintraub, Alex, “Authoring Art in Nineteenth-Century France” (Columbia University, J. Crary)

Wells, Lindsay, “Plant-Based Art: Indoor Gardening and the British Aesthetic Movement, 1860-1914” (University of Wisconsin-Madison, N. Marshall)

Wigmore, Spencer, “Albert Bierstadt and the Speculative Terrain of American Landscape Painting, 1863-1888” (University of Delaware, W. Bellion)

Wilder, Courtney, “Brilliant Extremes: Novel Impressions in Printed Textiles, 1815-1851” (University of Michigan, S. Siegfried)

Williams, Nicole, “The Shade of Private Life: Visions of Imperiled Privacy in Late Nineteenth-Century American Art” (Yale University, E. Cooke, Jr.)

Xydas, Fotini, “Pissarro: The Works on Paper” (Graduate Center, CUNY, J. Sund)

Zahra, Orin, “ Cultures of Encounter: Commodifying the Exotic in the Art of French Impressionists, 1867-1889” (Washington University in St. Louis, E. Childs)

Zundo, Mary Elizabeth, “Mapping Destiny: Cartography and Nineteenth-Century American Art of the Frontier” (UIUC, D. O’Brien)