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, 2019

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An, Christina, “Art Beyond Price or Place: Vermeer, Asia, and the Poetics of Painting” (Boston University, M. Zell)

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

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

Bachman, Christine, “Outside the Pages: The Making and Meaning of Early Medieval Book Covers” (University of Delaware, L. Nees)

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

Brooks, Blair, “Heinz Berggruen: Dealing and Collecting Modern Art in the Shadow of World War II” (CUNY-Graduate Center, E. Braun)

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)

Cataldo, Emogene, "Living Stones: The Art and Ecology of Gothic Vegetal Sculpture, 1140-1300" (Columbia University, S. Murray)

Conell, Sarah, “Replicating the Miraculous: Tracing Agency of the Virgin in the Germanic South, 1400-1600” (University of Pittsburgh, C. Nygren)

Dees, Janet, “The Evidence of Things Not Seen: Performance Art as Art History” (University of Delaware, I. Okoye)

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

Ficek, Agnieszka Anna, “From Allegory to Revolution: The Inca Empire in the Eighteenth-Century French Imagination” (CUNY-Graduate Center, J. Sund)

Guthrie, Brianna, "Maternity and Matriarchy in English Family Portraits, 1603-1685" (University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, T. String)

Hermán, Suzie, “The Art World of the Hanse: Places, Traces, and Institutions (1550-1650)” (Princeton University, T. DaCosta Kaufmann)

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

Hofer, Rachel, "Rembrandt and Artistic Authority in Global Perspective" (Boston University, M. Zell)

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

Kase, Rachel, "Against the Rising Tide: Picturing Severe Weather and a Changing Landscape in the Seventeenth-Century Netherlands" (Boston University, M. Zell)

Landsman, Rozemarijn, "Jan van der Heyden (1637–1712): Art, Technology, and the City” (Columbia University, D. Freedberg)

Matyczyk, Ewa, “Public Transformations: Intervention, Memory, and Community in Warsaw, 1970-2010” (Boston University, G. Williams)

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)

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

Pollack, Rebecca, “Contextualizing British Holocaust Memorials and Museums: Form, Content and Politics” (CUNY-Graduate Center, H. Senie)

Quinata, Maria, “Black Networks in Postcolonial Britain, 1966-1990” (CUNY-Graduate Center, S. Wilson)

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

Saravo, Joseph, “Re-Covering Dou: Making a Case for the Cultural Work of Illusionism” (Boston University, M. Zell)

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)

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

Snodgrass Plyler, Jennifer, "Images of Power and Anxiety: The Lactating Breast in Seventeenth-Century Dutch and Flemish Art" (University of Maryland, College Park, A. Wheelock)

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)

Stinebring, Anna-Claire, "Jan Sanders van Hemessen and Antwerp Painting Before Bruegel" (University of Pennsylvania, S. Brisman and L. Silver)

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)

Tomaszewski, Patryk Pawel, “Socialist Realism on Display: State-Sponsored Exhibitions of Art in Poland, Czechoslovakia, and East Germany, 1949-1959” (CUNY-Graduate Center, R. Golan)

Weiss, Rachel D., “Picturing Earth's History in Early Modern Views of the Alps, 1494-1655” (UCLA, B. Wilson)

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

Zimmerman, Devon, "A World for All and None: De Stijl, Modernism, and the Decorative Arts" (University of Maryland, College Park, S. Mansbach)