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

Southern Europe and Mediterranean
Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2019

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Álvarez de Toledo López Herrera, Felipe, "‘Pinturas Infinitas para América.’ A Data-Driven History of the Market for Paintings in Seville (1500-1700)” (Duke University, H. Van Miegroet)

Berkowitz, Sara, “Ambiguous Bodies: Gender Non-Conformity and Bodily Transformation in Early Modern Italian Art” (University of Maryland, College Park, A. Colantuono)

Boyd, Rachel, " Invention, Collaboration, and Authorship in the Renaissance Workshop: The Della Robbia Family and Italian Glazed Terracotta Sculpture, ca. 1430–1566" (Columbia University, M. Cole)

Carlson, Raymond, "Michelangelo between Florence and Rome: Art and Literary Culture in Sixteenth-Century Italy" (Columbia University, M. Cole)

Chen, Amanda, “Transition and Superstition: The Art and Experience of Roman Doorways” (University of Maryland, College Park, M. Gensheimer)

D’Addio, Sophia, "Painted Organ Shutters in Renaissance Italy" (Columbia University, M. Cole)

Duntemann, Elizabeth, “Curing the Incurabili: Healing Rhetoric, Holy Wood, and Venereal Infection in Sixteenth-Century Italian Visual Culture” (Temple University, T. Cooper)

Ercan, Ayşe, "Fashioning a Medieval Capital: The Topography and Archaeology of the Mangana Quarter in Constantinople (843-1453 CE)” (Columbia University, H. Klein)

Ferens, Mateusz, "Mnemosyne 1453: Byzantine Imaginaries and the Shaping of Post-Byzantine Identity" (University of Wisconsin - Madison, T. Dale)

Germán, Elisa, "The Creative 'State': The Calcografía Nacional and its Impact on Printmaking in Madrid after the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1959" (Boston University, G. Williams)

Grady, Erin, "'O admirandus apium fervor!' Allegory and the Bee in Southern Italian Exultet Rolls" (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, D. Verkerk)

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

Kobasa, Clare, "Sacred Impressions: Printmaking in seventeenth-century Sicily" (Columbia University, M. Cole)

Konova, Joana, “Living with Antiquity: Reuse of Ancient Sculpture in 16th-century Rome” (University of Chicago, R. Zorach)

Lambert, Nora, “Picturing Mobility: Late Medieval and Renaissance Naples at the Threshold of the Mediterranean” (University of Chicago, N. Atkinson)

Mandrikova, Marina, "Crime and Punishment: Images of Sinners and the Power of the Visual in Byzantine and Slavic Monumental Painting" (Temple University, E. Neumeier)

Maxwell, Andrea, “A Different Pictor Modernus: Visual Exegesis and Anti-Semitism in North Italian Renaissance Art” (University of Pittsburgh, C. Nygren)

McCusker, Katherine, “Reimagining Etruscan Cities: Visualizing Vulci’s Urban Landscape” (Duke University, M. Forte)

Mellon, Diana, “Bathing in the Renaissance: Bodies & Landscape in the Campi Flegrei” (Columbia University, M. Cole and D. Freedberg)

Morcos, Erene, “Imperial Presence in the Villas of Roman Italy” (Princeton, C. Barber and B. Kitzinger)

Paganussi, Caroline, “Bologna la dotta: The University and the Visual Arts in the Age of the Bentivoglio, 1463-1512” (University of Maryland, College Park, M. Gill)

Sarasin, Sydney, "The Natural World in Bronze Age Aegean Glyptic and its Sociopolitical Implications" (Temple University, J. Evans)

Scheiber, Lindsey, "Identity in an Italian Renaissance Court: Art and Architecture of the Palazzo Ducale in Urbino" (Temple University, M. Hall)

Smagh, Hannah, “The Embeddedness of Religion in the Classical Greek House and its Consequences for Social Practice” (Princeton, N. Arrington)

Smith, Danny, "Dreaming in Public in Late Medieval Rome" (Stanford University, B. Pentcheva)

van Oppen, Brian, " Radiant Bodies: The Corporal Spectacles of Etruscan Bronze Candelabra (Columbia University, F. de Angelis)

Verlaan, Saskia, “Disegno Aperto: Drawing in Italy, 1959-1979” (CUNY-Graduate Center, E. Braun)

Wagner, Nicole, “Women Working the Table: The Material Culture, Gendered Spaces, and Visual Representations of Female Card-Players in Early Modern Italy” (Binghamton University, K. Barzman)

Wallace, Catharine, "Cultivating the Imago: Egyptian All'antica Imagery as Emblems of the City and Roman Hegemony in the Cinquecento” (Temple University, M. Hall)

Wang, Alexis, "Intermedial Effects, Sanctified Surfaces: Framing Devotional Objects in Italian Medieval Mural Decoration" (Columbia University, H. Klein)

Webb, Lora, "Kosmos Embodied: Eunuchs and Byzantine Art from the Ninth through Twelfth Centuries" (Stanford University, B. Pentcheva)

Wood, Emily, “Art, Politics, and Diplomacy at the Courts of Philip II in Madrid and the Medici in Florence” (Northwestern University, J. Escobar)

Yingling, Erik, "The Metamorphic Image: Bodily Change and Identity in the Ancient and Medieval Artistic Imagination" (Stanford University, F. Barry)