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, 2019

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Adachi, Naoko, “The Photograph Album and the Image of Japan, 1870-1910” (University of Pennsylvania, J.N. Davis)

Alexander, Kaylee, “In Perpetuity: Funerary Monuments, Consumerism and Social Reform in Paris, 1804–1924” (Duke University, N. McWilliam)

Bass, Patricia, “Iconicity and the Objective Image: Crime in France, 1880-1914” (Duke University, M. Olson)

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

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

Bucarelli, Viviana, “Awe in Quietude: Transcendentalist Magic Realism” (CUNY-Graduate Center, E. Braun)

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)

Coffineau, Nicole, “Le Immagini dei Visi, Le Immagini della Magione, Photography and the Archive in Italy, 1860-1909” (University of Pittsburgh, J. Ellenbogen)

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 A., "Scales of Seeing: Spatial Experience in Paris, 1849–1899" (Penn State University, N. Locke)

Diamond, Robert, “The Homoerotic in Neoclassicism, 1760-1825: The Infiltration of a Subcultural Aesthetic” (CUNY-Graduate Center, J. Sund)

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

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

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

Granston, David W. III., "'Like it Growed There': Resort Architecture and the New England Landscape, 1875-1915" (Boston University, D. Abramson).

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

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

Iker, Annemarie, "Secrecy in the Art of Santiago Rusiñol and the Catalan Modernistes" (Princeton University, B. Alsdorf)

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

Kline, Ariel, “Of Monster and Mirrors: Art and Empire in Nineteenth-Century Britain” (Princeton, B.Alsdorf)

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

Kremnitzer, Kathryn, "Manet's Watercolors: Transition and Translation 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)

Landau, Jessica, "Critical Habitat: Picturing Conservation, Extinction, and the American Animal in the Long Twentieth Century," (UIUC, T. Weissman)

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

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

Martin, Kristi L., “Creating ‘Concord’: How Preservation and Tourism Transformed a New England Village into a Tourist Mecca, 1824-1965” (Boston University, W. Moore)

Mize, Ramey, "War and Witness in American Visual Culture, 1861-1901" (University of Pennsylvania, M. Leja)

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

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

Nassif, Kristen, “Blindness: Unseeing Sight in American Art and Material Culture” (University of Delaware, W. Bellion)

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

Ralston, Daniel, "Painting in Spanish: Fortuny, Manet, and the Image of Spain in the Later Nineteenth Century" (Columbia University, A. Higonnet)

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

Rothschild, Jill Vaum, "Facing Freedom: Tracing African American Emancipation in Antebellum Portraiture" (University of Pennsylvania, G. Shaw)

Serna Lancheros, Julián, “Haciendo Patria: Latin American Artists in the Académie Julian of Paris (1867-1907)” A. Reyes

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

Shupe, Samuel, “Pedaling Vacationland: Bicyclists, Genteel Recreation, and Landscapes in Maine, 1878-1902” (Boston University, W. Moore)

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)

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

Stockmann, Colleen, "Weeds and Wildflowers: Drawing, Abolition, and Landscape in New York, 1850-1870" (University of Minnesota, J. Marshall)

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)

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)

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

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, “Novel Impressions: Prints, Textiles, and the Visual Economy in Europe, 1815-1851” (University of Michigan, S. Siegfried)

Woolley, Heather, "Miraculous Technologies: The Supernatural in Modern Image Making, 1800-1900" (Columbia University, A. Higonnet)