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, 2018

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Andersen, Lisa, “Courtly Space and its Translations at Fontainebleau and Beyond” (The University of British Columbia, B. Wilson)

Bovenmyer, Peter, “Alternative Anatomies: Art, Science, and the Body in the Middle Ages” (University of Wisconsin–Madison, T. Dale)

Boxer, Carly, “It owiþ to be lokid: The Visual Culture of English Medicine, 1348 - 1500” (University of Chicago, A. Kumler)

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

Brown, Marlise, “The Markgräfin's Two Bodies: The Architecture and Performance of Wilhelmine's Bayreuth” (Temple University, T. Cooper)

Campbell, Katharine, “Producing the Composite: Stylistic Pluralism in Sixteenth-Century Antwerp Art, c. 1510-1568” (University of Michigan, C. Brusati)

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

Conell, Sarah, “Replicating the Miraculous: Tracing Agency in Early Modern Southern Germany, 1400-1600” (University of Pittsburgh, C. Nygren)

D’Amato, Martina, “La Collectionneuse: The Marquise Arconati-Visconti and the Politics of Patronage in the Third Republic” (Bard Graduate Center, D. Krohn)

de Jong, Emma, “Personification, Zinnespelen, and the Allegorical Print: Modes of Discursive Engagement in Antwerp and Haarlem, 1550-1600” (Emory University, W. Melion)

Dentzer, Julie G., “François Dufrêne, les dessous” (The Ohio State University, L. Florman)

Duff, Suzanne, “The Antwerp Saint Luke’s Guild and Its Impact on Artistic Production and Identity, 1556-1663” (Brown University, J. Muller)

Elston, Miranda Lee, “Spatial Interaction: Architectural Representations in Early Tudor England (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, T. String)

Faust, Marta, “'Was Sichst Du?' The Instrumentation of Sight in Early-Modern German Art” (University of California, Santa Barbara, M. Meadow)

Fidler, Luke, “Henry the Lion and the Art of Politics in Northern Europe, ca. 1142-1195” (University of Chicago, A. Kumler)

Frederick, Michele, “Shaping the Royal Image: Gerrit van Honthorst and the Stuart Courts in London and The Hague, 1620-1649” (University of Delaware, P. Chapman)

Frier, Sara, “Unbearable Witness: Body Deformity in Artistic Theory and Practice in the Northern Renaissance” (Yale University, N. Suthor)

Gratson, Scott “A Stratification of Death in the Northern Renaissance: A Reconsideration of the Cadaver Tombs of England and Germany” (Temple University, A. West)

Grimmett, Kendra, “Grappling with Hercules: Masculinity and the Heroic Male Nude in Rubens's Time” (University of Pennsylvania, L. Silver)

Hobbs, Katelyn, “Jan Jansz Mostaert: Tradition and Invention in Sixteenth-Century Haarlem” (University of Pennsylvania, S. Brisman)

Huber, Stephanie, “Cultural Predicaments: Neorealism in The Netherlands 1927–1945” (Graduate Center, CUNY, E. Braun)

Hutchison, Caitlin, “The Multivocality of the Cross of the Scriptures: Claiming Victory, Kingship, and Territory in Early Medieval Ireland” (University of Delaware, L. Nees)

Jenson, Claire, “Power and Politics in the Liturgical Manuscripts of Renaud de Bar,” (University of Chicago, A. Kumler)

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

Landsman, Rozemarijn, “Art, Technology, and the City: the Work of Jan van der Heyden (1637-1712)” (Columbia University, D. Freedberg)

Lea, Graham, “Biblical History Paintings by Goltzius and Lastman: Their Participation in Local Rhetorical Culture” (Emory University, W. Melion)

Lillie, Julia, “Taking Refuge in Print: Exiled Protestant Engravers from the Southern Netherlands in Cologne and the Circle of Johannes Bussemacher, 1585-1610” (Bard Graduate Center, A. Morrall)

Lu, Haohao, “The Paradox of Delight: Image and Imagination of Eros at the Burgundian-Habsburg Court” (Indiana University, B. Rothstein)

Mednyánszky, Orsolya, “Leben Jesu: A Pictorial Meditation on Christ’s Virtues in Late Medieval German Manuscripts” (Johns Hopkins University, M. Merback)

North, Meredith, “Industrial Impulses and Serial Systems: The Art of Thomas Bayrle, Charlotte Posenenske, and Peter Roehr in Frankfurt am Main, 1962-1968” (University of Pittsburgh, B. McCloskey)

Ong, Sophie, “Hanging on the Body: Pendants, Materiality, and Touch in the Late Middle Ages” (Rutgers, L. Weigert)

Peacock, Daniel, “'Living Pictures': Pictorialist Photography and the Illustration of Fiction” (Princeton, A. McCauley)

Powell, Catherine, “Cross-pollination: Agnes Block and her network of female botanical artists in the late Dutch Golden Age” (University of Texas at Austin, J. Chipps Smith)

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

Schwartz, Wiley, “Experimental Pedagogies: Art and Politics of the Scandinavian Neo-Avant-Garde (1961-1972)” (Binghamton University, T. McDonough)

Schwarz, Martin, “The Scholastic City: Philosophy in the Streets of Medieval Paris (c. 1150-c. 1320)” (University of Chicago, A. Kumler)

Seale, Layla, “Demons as a Cultural Species in Late Medieval Northern European Art” (Rice University, D. Wolfthal)

Shao, Yunfei, “From Land to Landscape: Representing West Lake from the 13th to the 19th century” (University of Chicago, H. Wu)

Shwab, Reilly, “Goede Nacht: Images of the Night in Seventeenth-Century Dutch Visual Culture” (University of Kansas, L. Stone-Ferrier)

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

Stobaugh, Nathan, “New Media, New Masses: VALIE EXPORT’s Arts of Communication” (Princeton University, B. Doherty)

Su, Wenjie, “Machines of Time, Towers of Knowledge: Miniature Architectural Spaces and the Design of Timepieces in Sino-European Encounters, Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries” (Princeton, T. DaCosta Kaufmann)

Van Wingerden, Carolyn, “‘The turbaned heads, each wrapped in twisted folds of the whitest silk’: Images of Muslims in Netherlandish Art, 1400–1700” (Rice University, D. Wolfthal)

Wan, Sim Hinman, “Third-Space Colonial Architecture: Dutch and Chinese Philanthropic Establishments in the Urbanization of VOC Indonesia, 1640-1740” (University of Illinois at Chicago, M. Pollak)

Wang, Ruoxin, “Opening the ‘House Altarpiece’: Domestic and Traveling Triptychs in Northern Europe, 1400–1600” (Rice University, D. Wolfthal)

Weiss, Rachel D., “Picturing Earth's History in Early Modern Views of the Alps, 1444-1655” (UCLA, B. Wilson)

Wise, Rachel, “Art in Revolt: Scripture, Allegory, and the 80 Years' War” (University of Pennsylvania, L. Silver)

York, Tyler, “Dressing the Part/Parting with the Dress: Rembrandt’s Re-fashioning of Middle Eastern Attire” (University of Kansas, L. Stone-Ferrier)

Zajac, Linda, “Playing with Age and Masculinity in the Domestic Interior in England, 1790-1835” (University of Victoria, E. Campbell)