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

Visual Studies
Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2019

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Algee, Hannah, “The Comparative Model: Recanonizing the Abject ‘Body’ in/of Contemporary Feminist Art” (Temple University, G. Silk)

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

Bralower, Alyssa R. "Ellen Auerbach’s Transnational Attachments: Photography, Gender, and the Grey Zones of Modernity" (UIUC, K. Romberg)

Castro, Heather, “Screening the Apocalypse: Zombies, Visual Art and the Grotesque in the Aftermath of Social Trauma” (Temple University, G. Silk)

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

Elston, Miranda L., “Spatial Interaction: Architectural Representation in Early Tudor England” (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Tatiana C. String)

Feinberg, Michael H., “Caribbean Landscapes, Colonial Landscaping, and De/coloniality in British Print Culture surrounding the Haitian Revolution” (University of Wisconsin-Madison, J. Casid)

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

Hillman, Jordan, “Mediating Authority: Representations of the Police in Paris, 1881-1918” (University of Delaware, M. Werth)

Hughes, Amy, “Refracted Memory: Trauma and Affective Politics in Stanislav Libenský’s and Jaroslava Brychtová’s Glass Sculptures in Communist Czechoslovakia, 1968-1980” (University of Wisconsin-Madison, J. Casid)

Kacsor, Adri, “Migrant Aesthetics: Hungarian Artists In the Service of Soviet Internationalism, 1919-1956 ” (Northwestern University, C. Kiaer)

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

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

Orzulak, Jessica, “Reverse Anthropology: Denaturing the Body in Contemporary American Art” (Duke University, K. Stiles)

Ozerkevich, Rachel, "Aestheticizing Sport: Representations of Athletes in France and Switzerland, 1870-1914" (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, D. Sherman)

Shabtay Filip, Talia, “Machine-Eyed Modern: Art, Science, and Visual Experience in Early Cold War America” (Northwestern University, H. Feldman)

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

Tartsinis, Ann, "Modernism in Pieces: George Platt Lynes and Transatlantic Visual Culture between the Wars" (Stanford University, N. Troy)