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, 2020

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Aldrich, Cristina, "The Sacred Place of the Virgin Mary in Medieval Castilian Sculpture" (IFA/NYU, R. Maxwell)

Archie, Ellen, "Entangling Dionysos: Dionysiac Imagery in the northern Greek and Macedonian Private Kosmos between 4th–2nd centuries BCE" (Emory, B. Wescoat)

Assis, Michael, "Gothic Art and Studium: The Studium, Mendicants, and the Arts in Medieval Bologna" (Bard Graduate Center, I. Weinryb)

Aung, Myat, "Natural and Artificial Grottoes in Ancient Roman Villas: A Sensory Study" (University of Iowa, B. Longfellow)

Bardeen, David, "Arboreal Formations: The Dynamics of Wood in Italian Intarsia and Painting, 1450–1530" (UCLA, B. Wilson)

Barker, Hillary, "Excavating Antiquity in Renaissance Rome: Marble, the Building Industry, and the Economic Roots of the Rediscovery of Ancient Sculpture, 1400–1550” (University of Chicago, N. Atkinson, R. Zorach)

Bartolome, Ramona Isabel, "Portraits of the Sun King: Examining the Creation, Reception, and Afterlife of Bernini's Portrait of Louis XIV" (Rutgers, T. Marder)

Bell, Jessy, "'We Build the Highway, the Highway Builds Us': Infrastructure and Imagination in Socialist Yugoslavia (1945–80)" (Northwestern University, C. Kiaer, H. Feldman)

Bernardo-Ciddio, Leah, "Ceramics, Craft Communities, and Cultural Interactions in the First Millennium BCE Adriatic: Production and Trade of Apulian Matt-Painted Pottery" (University of Michigan, N. Terrenato)

Caissie, Todd, "Negotiations of Gallic and Roman Heritage through Roman Commemorative Monuments in Southern France" (Rutgers, J. Kenfield III)

Caron-Roy, Fannie, "Art et dévotion domestique dans les palais et les villas de Rome au XVIe siècle" (Université de Montréal, D. Ribouillault)

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

Chilson-Parks, Laura, "'Et le commanda de bouche madame la duchesse': The Interventions of Margaret of Flanders in the Patronage of Her Burgundian Residences" (Brown University, S. Bonde, J. Muller)

Crocker, Andrew, "Body Politics: Honorific Portraits of Women in Imperial Greece" (University of Michigan, L. Nevett, E. Gazda)

Daly, Erin, "From Arche to the Epiphanous Moment: Dreaming the Past in the Art of Gustave Moreau (1826–1898)" (University of Iowa, D. Johnson)

DiFabio, Christina, "Synoikism, Sympolity, and Urbanization: A Regional Approach in Hellenistic Anatolia" (University of Michigan, C. Ratté)

DiMartino, Caitlin, "Sovereign Bodies: The Overdetermination of Blackness in the Madonnas of France and Spain, 1450–1700 (Working Title)" (Northwestern University, C. Normore, R. Zorach)

Dumont, Anna, "From Design Reform to Fascist Craft: Women and Italian Textile Labor 1870–1945" (Northwestern University, R. Zorach, C. Kiaer)

Eckhardt, Ashley Anne, "The Crafting of Cult Statues in the High Hellenistic Period" (Emory, B. Wescoat)

Fee, Franchesca, "On the Margins of Power: the Art Patronage of the Carafa Family in Naples and Rome" (Rutgers, S. McHam)

Feller, Deborah, "Traces of Trauma in the Drawings of Lo Spagnoletto / El Españoleto, Joan Josep Ribera Cucó, José / Giuseppe / Jusepe de Ribera" (Rutgers, C. Puglisi)

Ferens, Mateusz, "Locating Post-Byzantine Art: Confluence and Incommensurability in the Eastern Mediterranean" (University of Wisconsin–Madison, T. E. A. Dale, J. Pruitt)

Finne, Annika, "Reworking Practices in Italy, 1200–1500" (IFA/NYU, A. Nagel)

Frankl, Joseph, "Economic Integration in the Roman Aegean: 0–200 CE" (University of Michigan, C. Ratté)

Gittleman, Elena, "Legacies of Ancient Theater in Middle Byzantine Visual Culture (ca. 843–1204)" (Bryn Mawr, A. Walker, R. Ousterhout)

Gordon, Susan, "Qui da noi: Analyzing Prosecco of Conegliano-Valdobbiadene and Asolo" (University of the Arts, M. Krieger)

Gradoz, Machal, "Of Sherds and Stones: Ceramics, Epigraphy, and Responses to Imperialism, 2nd c BCE–1st c CE in Northwest Greece and Southwest Albania" (University of Michigan, C. Ratté)

Hafer, Abbey, "Etching Architecture: The Intersection of Paper and Practice in the Printed Works of Alessandro Specchi (1666–1729)" (Emory, S. McPhee)

Hagen, Emily, "Pietro da Cortona’s Santi Luca e Martina: Rediscovered Relics and the Spectacle of Reform in Seventeenth-Century Rome" (Penn State University, R. Thomas)

Hanson, Emily, "Spectacular Ambition: The Unrealized Equestrian Monument by Leonardo da Vinci" (Washington University in St. Louis, W. Wallace)

Herbert, Cassandre, "Le mythe de Cérès dans l'art de la Renaissance" (Université de Montréal, D. Ribouillault, P. Morel)

Hill, Nadhira, "De-centering the Symposium: Characterizing Commensality in Late Classical Olynthos, Greece" (University of Michigan, L. Nevett)

Hodge, Mark, "Dialectical Semblance: Blank Portraiture On Third- and Fourth-Century Roman Sarcophagi" (University of Florida, A. Jones)

Houseman, Justin Cody, "Roman Imperial Cinerary Urns: Production and Display" (Emory, E. Varner)

James, Julie, "'In Those Men See Yourselves': The Production of Sienese Uomini Illustri" (Washington University in St. Louis, W. Wallace)

Johnson, Tyler, "The Logic of Abandonment: Disuse and Reuse in the Houses of Late Rome" (University of Michigan, N. Terrenato)

Kacsor, Adrienn, "Migrant Aesthetics: Hungarian Artists in the Service of Soviet Internationalism, 1919–1956" (Northwestern University, C. Kiaer, H. Feldman)

Karras, Olga Zaferatos, "Constructing Greek Genre Painting, Visualizing National Identity, 1850–1900" (CUNY, A. Pelizzari)

Kolarik, Tania, "The Fabric of the Trecento: The Culture of Textiles in the Long Fourteenth Century" (University of Wisconsin–Madison, T. E. A. Dale, J. Pruitt)

Koletsos, Michael, "Post-palatial Crafting Communities of the Cycladic Archipelago" (University of Michigan, L. Nevett, N. Abell)

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

LaRocca, Austen Leigh, "Arches & Memory: A Diachronic View of Roman Monuments" (Rutgers, J. Kenfield III)

Levins, Peter, "Fascism’s Adriatic Empire: Modern Architecture and the Politics of Culture in the Interwar Western Balkans, 1918–1943" (Brown University, D. Neumann, D. Kertzer)

Lucca, Maria, "The Sienese Sculptural Renaissance: A Case Study of Cross-Cultural Exchange in Central Italy" (CUNY, J. Saslow)

McEwen, Annie Melia, "Saving Roman Painting: The Antiquarian Reproductions of Pietro Santi Bartoli (1635–1700)" (Emory, S. McPhee)

Miller, Marlee, "The Roman Gladiatorial Ludus" (IFA/NYU, K. Welch)

Mingoia, Jessica, "In Pergula Natus: Inns and Apartments of Pompeii and Herculaneum"(Rutgers, J. Kenfield III)

Murphy, Caroline, "Waters and Wealth: Navigation, Infrastructure, and Political Economy in Grand Ducal Tuscany, ca. 1550–1610" (MIT, A. Dutta)

Ness, Shannon, "Community Archaeology in Turkey and Sudan: Working with Non-Descendent Communities" (University of Michigan, C. Ratté, G. Emberling)

Nicholson, Carissa, "Image and Reality: The Domestic World on Classical Greek Vases" (University of Florida, M. A. Eaverly, M. Hyde)

Ortiz, Zoe, "The Sculptures and Urban Landscape of Imperial Gabii: A City in Transition" (University of Michigan, N. Terrenato, E. Gazda)

Patt, Rachel Catherine, "Meaning, Materiality, and Pothos in Late Antique Gold Glass Portraits" (Emory, E. Varner)

Perreault, Anna, "Cartographie, insularités, pouvoir: Les représentations de la mer Égée et ses îles aux 15e et 16e siècles" (Université de Montréal, D. Ribouillault)

Play, Caitlin, "Preeminent, Legitimate, and Divinely Ordained: Grand Duke Francesco de' Medici as a Master of the World" (Rutgers, S. McHam)

Porstner, Laurie, "Roman Holiday: Compitalia in Roman Art and Culture" (Rutgers, J. Kenfield III)

Raper, Allison, "Blessed Sinner Beneath the Cross: Francesco di Vannuccio’s Croce Dipinta from Trecento Siena to 21st-Century South Carolina" (University of Florida, E. Ross)

Rittershaus, Alison, "The Domestic Chestnut: Aesthetics and the Social Environment at Oplontis Villa A" (University of Michigan, E. Gazda, N. Barham)

Rousseva, Nicoletta, "Bad Comrades: Art and Answerability after Socialism" (University of Illinois at Chicago, B. Stimson)

Sanders, Alisha, "Traditions of Female Civic Patronage in Late Republican and Early Imperial Italy" (University of Iowa, B. Longfellow)

Schrimsher, Kimberly Erin, "Becoming Guercino: Imitation and Innovation in a Seventeenth-Century Painter's Studio" (Emory, C. J. Campbell, S. McPhee)

Sheedy, Lindsay, "Un’orrida Bellezza: Religious Polychrome Sculpture in the Early Modern Mezzogiorno" (Washington University in St. Louis, W. Wallace)

Streiter, Nava, "Schemata: The Language of the Body in Middle Byzantine Illuminated Manuscripts" (Bryn Mawr, A. Walker, C. Hertel)

Summers, Mark, "Reframing Relics: Visible and Material Sanctity in Monstrance Reliquaries" (University of Wisconsin–Madison, T. E. A. Dale, J. Pruitt)

Thomson, Hannah Maryan, "A Gallery of Stones: The Castilian Frontier City of Ávila, 11th–14th Centuries" (UCLA, M. Cohen)

Tokushige, Kenta, "Being ‘Military Architect’: Building Fortifications in Cosimo I de’ Medici’s Realm" (Penn State University, R. Thomas)

Trahey, Tara, "The Sphinx in Context: A Study of the Winged Monster in the Greek World and Pre-Roman Italy" (IFA/NYU, C. Marconi)

Tucker, Gregory, "The Maritime Façades of the Cities of Coastal Asia Minor in the Early Roman Period" (University of Michigan, C. Ratté)

Verlaan, Saskia, "Disegno Aperto: Drawing in Italy, 1959–1979" (CUNY, 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)

Witty, John Calvin, "The Santa Chiara Polyptych and the Architecture of Devotion in Fourteenth-Century Venice" (Emory, C. J. Campbell)

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

Zappella, Christine, "Monochrome Painting and il Corpo della Compagnia in Andrea del Sarto's Cloister of the Scalzo" (University of Chicago, C. Cohen, N. Atkinson)