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

Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2020

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Adachi, Naoko, "The Photograph Album and the Image of Japan, 1870–1910" (University of Pennsylvania, J. N. Davis, A. Dombrowski)

Barth, Catherine Elizabeth, "Frederick Sommer: Photography at the Limits of the Avant-Garde" (Emory, T. Cronan)

Booher, Kaitlin, "Fashioning an Industry: Photography at the Intersection of Aesthetics and Economics, 1912–68" (Rutgers, A. Zervigón)

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

Cesiro, Lauren, "The Body Is a Battleground: Intimate Communities in the
Photographs of Robert Mapplethopre, Nan Goldin, and Sally Mann" (Binghamton University, J. Tagg)

Garth, Maria, "Camera Communism: Women Photographers, Avant-Garde Art, and Documentary Aesthetics in the Soviet Union" (Rutgers, J. Sharp, A. Zervigón)

Green, William, "Looking Back and Looking Forward: Photographic Process in the United States, ca. 1970" (Rutgers, A. Zervigón)

Katzin, Jeffrey, "Light and Magic: Alvin Langdon Coburn and the Potential of Abstract Photography" (University of Pennsylvania, M. Leja, K. Silverman)

Kugo, Kasumi, "The Theory and Practice of Eizo in Japan in the 1960s and 1970s" (Binghamton University, J. Tagg)

Ledezma, Deanna, "The Fecundity of Family Photography: Histories, Identities, Archival Relations" (University of Illinois at Chicago, J. Mekinda, Ö. Harmansah)

Mongelluzzo, Keri, "Bauhaus/Dream House: The Uncharted Surrealism of New Vision Photography" (Penn State University, N. Locke)

Ostrander, Dana, "'Reverse Pictures': Twentieth-Century American Portraiture and the Subversion of the Medico-Photographic Body" (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, T. Weissman)

Pappas, Allison, "'Considered Only in Its Ultimate Nature': Photography between Object and Idea" (Brown University, D. Nickel, H. Shaffer)

Parker, Wendy, "Bringing It All Home: Martha Rosler on Person, Place, and Thing" (University of Iowa, C. Adcock)

Phillips, Kate, "American Ephemera" (Yale University, J. Raab)

Postlewait, Mariah, "Richard Avedon’s In the American West Revisited" (Binghamton University, J. Tagg)

Robinson, Christine, "Pictures and Photographs: Sarah Charlesworth and Appropriation, 1977–2013" (UCLA, G. Baker)

Shaw, Hannah R., "August Sander and the Photographic Conditions of Nazi-Era Germany" (Rutgers, A. Zervigón)

Simonetti, Marie-Agathe, "Photography in Indochina: Politics, Press, and War in Saigon, Hanoi, and Paris, 1897–1954" (University of Wisconsin–Madison, P. Chopra)

Swindell, Alisa, "Desire in the Time of AIDS: Art Photography and Images of Desire at the Height of the AIDS Crisis 1985–1995" (University of Illinois at Chicago, L. Yun Lee, J. Brier)

Wang, Bing, "William Pryor Floyd (1834–ca.1900): The Art and Business of Photography in Nineteeth-Century Hong Kong" (Case Western Reserve University, A. Rager)