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

Nineteenth-Century Art
Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2005

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Alsdorf, Bridget, “The Anxious Art of Association: French Group Portraiture, 1850–1885” (UC Berkeley, T. J. Clark)

Anderson, Catherine, “Embodiments of Empire: Figuring Race in Late Victorian Painting” (Brown, K. D. Kriz)

Atkinson, Elaine M., “Fantasy, Memory and Spirituality in Visual Culture in Britain, 1850–1910” (Queen's University, Kingston, J. Helland)

Bark, Julianna, “Jean-Etienne Liotard (1702–1789): The Artist in International Perspective” (IFA/NYU, R. Rosenblum)

Barrett, Ross, “Rendering Violence: Riots, Strikes, and Upheaval in Nineteenth-Century American Art and Visual Culture” (Boston, P. Hills)

Becker, Colleen, “Acts of Representation: The Inception and Early Development of Käthe Kollwitz's Career” (Columbia, A. Higonnet)

Beggs, Margo, “Harriet Hosmer (1830 to 1908): The 'sister Arts,’ Modernity, and the ‘American Sculptress’” (Toronto, M. Gotlieb)

Bewley, Michele, “A Coign of Vantage: Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema and the Spaces of Modern London” (SUNY Binghamton, O. Vazquez)

Blankenship, Ethan, “Paris, Mexico: Dysiry Charnay's Photographic Spaces” (Columbia, J. Crary)

Boyd, Jane E., “The Mapping of Modernity: Impressionist Landscapes, Engineering, and Transportation Imagery in Nineteenth-Century France” (Delaware, N. Athanassoglou-Kallmyer)

Briggs, Jo, “Visual Culture and the Boer War, 1876–1914” (Yale, T. Barringer)

Buckner, Cindy, “The Etching Revival in Late Nineteenth-Century America and Its Role in Aesthetic Education” (CUNY, S. Webster)

Cadero-Gillette, Jennifer, “Collecting Art and Constructing History: The Recovery of Medieval Panel Painting circa 1800” (Harvard, J. Koerner)

Campbell, Kristin E., “Taste and Nation: Spaces of Viewing in Britain, 1770–1895” (Queen's University, Kingston, J. Brooke, J. Helland)

Carlson, Elizabeth, “City of Mirrors: Spectacle and Surveillance in 19th-Century Paris” (Minnesota, J. Blocker)

Coffman, Peter, “Gothic Revival Architecture in Atlantic Canada” (Queen's University, Kingston, P. du Prey)

Cole, Susanna, “Space out of Time: Landscape and Modernity in Nineteenth-Century England” (Columbia, J. Crary)

Cooke, Victoria, “Shifting Patterns of Representations: French Orientalist Painting, 1828–1881” (Delaware, N. Athanassoglou-Kallmyer)

Crossman, Colette, “Art as Salvation: Reconsidering Religion in the Work of Edward Burne-Jones” (Maryland, W. Pressly)

Dasch, Rowena Houghton, “Charles Bird King: Artist-Entrepreneur in Nineteenth-Century America” (UT Austin, S. Rather)

De Young, Justine, “Women in Black: Fashion, Modernity, and Modernism in Paris, 1860–1890” (Northwestern, S. Clayson)

Dombrowski, Andre, “Nervous Modernism: The Intemperate, Early Art of Paul Cyzanne” (UC Berkeley, T. J. Clark)

Emmer, Janalee, “Reflections of the Mirror: Self-Representation by Women Artists in Nineteenth-Century France” (Penn State, N. Locke)

Fowler, Liz, “The Rookwood Sage: Kataro Shirayamadani and American Japonism, 1883–1913” (Minnesota, G. Weisberg)

Galvez, Paul, “The Landscape-as-Body in Modernist Painting” (Columbia, J. Crary)

Gerhold, Emily, “American Beauties: The Breast in American Art and Culture” (Virginia Commonwealth, E. Garberson)

Goodin, Alexis, “British Artists and the Representation of Egypt, 1838–1902” (Brown, K. D. Kriz)

Graybill, Lela, “The Wound and the Weapon: The Visual Culture of Violence in the Age of Reform, 1757–1832” (Stanford, M. Marrinan)

Hable, Rebecca, “William Richard Lethaby and the Central School of Arts and Crafts in London” (Bryn Mawr, C. Hertel, B. Lane)

Halkin, Talya, “Jacques Joseph Tissot, a Reassessment: 1860–1895” (Columbia, J. Crary)

Hendrickson, Laura, “Against Photography: Art and the Idea of Music in England” (Brown, K. D. Kriz)

Howie, Elizabeth, “The Courtly Erotics of the Photograph: Photography and the 19th-Century Theorization of Courtly Love” (UNC Chapel Hill, C. Mavor)

Huemer, Christian, “The Rise of the Modern Art Dealer in Nineteenth-Century Paris: On the Political Economy of Symbolic Goods” (CUNY, P. Mainardi)

Hyde, Kimberly, “Louis C. Tiffany and the Business of Art” (Case Western Reserve, H. Adams)

Hylton, Jennifer Sherlock, “The Seurat Effect” (UT Austin, R. Shiff)

Johnson, Kristina, “The Orientalism of Thyodore Chassyriau” (Delaware, N. Athanassoglou-Kallmyer)

Kendall, Steven, “Towards a Modern Classicism: Frederick Leighton, the French Academy, and the Anglicized Nude” (UC Santa Barbara, A. Bermingham)

Kokkonen, Lars, “John Martin (1789–1854) and the Mechanics of Making Art in a Commercial Nation” (CUNY, P. Mainardi)

Korkow, Cory, “Queenship and the Creation of British National Identity in Victorian Painting” (Virginia, C. Johns)

Kresser, Katie, “Art as History, History as Art: John La Farge and the Problem of Representation, 1859–1910” (Harvard, J. Roberts)

Kully, Deborah, “Morality, Architecture, and the French Interior (1860–1890)” (MIT, E. Naginski)

Lampe, Issa, “Painting History Ex Patria: Empire, Exile and Memory in the Late Narrative Paintings of Jacques-Louis David” (Harvard, E. Lajer-Burcharth)

Lee, Jungsil, “The Intersection between Nationalism and Religion in the Public Sculptures of Auguste Rodin in the French Third Republic” (Maryland, College Park, J. Hargrove)

Leichtnam, Christopher, “The Lyric in Painting” (Michigan, H. Lay)

Lemonedes, Heather, “Paul Gauguin's Volpini Suite” (CUNY, P. Mainardi)

Lerner, Jillian, “Panoramic Guides to Paris, 1830–49: Social Cartography and Quotidian Representation” (Columbia, J. Crary, A. Higonnet)

Lessing, Lauren Keach, “Presiding Divinities: American Ideal Sculpture in Nineteenth-Century Domestic Interiors” (Indiana, Bloomington, S. Burns)

Lippert, Sarah, “Theory, Practice, and Competition in the Visual Arts: The Fortunes of the Paragone in French and British Nineteenth-Century Art” (Penn State, B. Curran)

Lord, Jill, “Improving the Public: Cultural and Typological Change in Nineteenth-Century Libraries” (CUNY, K. Murphy)

Macnayr, Linda C., “Politics and Gender in Portraits of Princess Charlotte of Belgium, Vicereine of Lombardy-Venetia and Empress of Mexico” (Queen's University, Kingston, J. Helland)

Maimon, Vered, “Talbot and Herschel: On the Conception of Photography in Early Nineteenth-Century England” (Columbia, J. Crary)

McCann, Carmen, “Status Viatoris: A New Spectacularization of Death in French Paintings and Prints from the Bourbon Restoration” (Penn State, N. Locke)

Mednick, Thor, “What Is Lost Without: Nationalism, Symbolism, and the Reincarnation of Danish Art in the Nineteenth Century” (Indiana, Bloomington, M. Facos)

Meiers, Sarah H., “William Morris's Green Dining Room: The Experience of an Arts-and-Crafts Interior” (Queen's University, Kingston, J. Helland)

Musto, Jean-Marie, “The Writing of Romanesque Art History and the Reconfiguration of Geographical Identity in Nineteenth Century Germany” (Bryn Mawr, D. Kinney, C. Hertel)

Oberter, Rachel, “Channeling Art: Spiritualism and the Visual Imagination in Britain, 1850–1914” (Yale, T. Barringer)

O'Halloran, Dierdre, “Goya's Second and Third of May (1808) and Theater” (Bryn Mawr, G. McKim-Smith)

Pedersen, Lindsey, “Gender, Empire and ‘Indian-ness’ in Visual Representations of the Sepoy Revolt, 1857–1900” (UC Santa Barbara, A. Bermingham)

Plotek, Ariel, “Allegory in the Age of Realism: Monumental Sculpture in France from 1848–1880” (IFA/NYU, L. Nochlin)

Pugliese, Ginamarie, “Gendering a Generation: Constructions of Childhood in England's Nineteenth-Century Juvenile Periodicals” (SUNY Binghamton, O. Vazquez)

Raab, Jennifer, “Frederic Church and the Culture of Detail: Memory, Forgetting, and Landscape in Nineteenth-Century America” (Yale, A. Nemerov)

Rilke, Christina, “The Consumption of Fine Arts in Germany, 1848–1889: Private Collections and Public Institutions” (Columbia, A. Higonnet)

Robinson, Michelle, “The Precondition of Landscape: Tropes and Meaning in Rustic Landscapes of J. M. W. Turner and John Constable” (Kansas, J. Pultz)

Ross, Susan, “The Career of Anne-Louis Girodet-Trioson and the Prehistory of Romanticism in France” (Johns Hopkins, M. Fried)

Ruiz-Gomez, Natasha, “Morceaux d'Amphithyâtre: Science and the Sculpture of Auguste Rodin” (Pennsylvania, C. Poggi)

Seshadri, Shalini, “Evangelical Imperialism: Holman Hunt and Religious Painting in the Middle East” (Northwestern, S. Eisenmann)

Sicherman, Dara, “Book Illustration in Fin-de-Siècle France” (CUNY, J. Roos)

Singleterry, Suzanne, “Whistler and France” (Temple, T. Dolan)

Stelmackowich, Cindy, “The Languages of a Bodily Interior: Nineteenth-Century Anatomical Atlases in the Spaces of Art, Science and the Museum” (SUNY Binghamton, J. Tagg)

Stewart, Lee, “Likeness and Identity: Painted and Photographic Portraiture in France 1830–1880” (Columbia, R. Brilliant)

Thrush, Nanette, “Tilting at History: Gothic Revival Tournaments in Early Victorian Great Britain and the Antebellum American South” (Indiana, Bloomington, S. Burns)

Towle, Riane, “Spaces of Japonisme: Home, Studio, and Garden and the Art of Whistler, Van Gogh, and Monet” (Washington University, E. Childs)

Vendelin, Carmen, “The Decay of Gender in Symbolist and Decadent Art circa 1885–1905” (Rutgers, S. Sidlauskas)

Vinson, Heather, “Dance and Disjuncture: Reading (Spatial) Practices in Degas's Classroom Images and the Garnier Palace, 1871–1885” (Michigan, H. Lay)

Wheeler, Katherine Jean, “The Perception of Renaissance Architectural History at the Rise of Modernism: Great Britain, 1880–1940” (MIT, M. Jarzombek)

Wheeles, Dana, “Imagining the Renaissance: Art, Historiography and the Nineteenth Century” (Virginia, P. Barolsky)

Wilde, Tamara L., “Virgins and Vixens: Women, Musical Instruments, and Identity in Gilded Age Art” (Iowa, J. Kinsey)

Witt, Susan, “The Gendered Language of War: Visual Rhetoric and Cultural Power in Civil War America” (Stanford, B. Wolf)

Wolk, Andrea, “A Material Empire: Art as Secular Ministry in the Work of Edward Burne-Jones” (Yale, T. Barringer)

Zalewski, Leanne, “The Rise and Fall of Academic Art: Bouguereau, Cabanel, Gyrôme, and Meissonier in Paris and New York” (CUNY, P. Mainardi)