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

Nineteenth Century
Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2021

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Blair, Susannah, "Constantin Guys and the Modern Newspaper" (Columbia University, J. Crary)

Boyle, Brigid, "Witnessing Race: Black Men in Gérôme's Orient" (Rutgers University, S. Sidlauskas)

Busciglio-Ritter, Thomas, "The Transatlantic American Landscape: Episodes in an Aesthetic and Material History (1810–1860)" (University of Delaware, W. Bellion)

Canter, Danielle, "The Singular Impression: Monotype in Nineteenth-Century France" (University of Delaware, M. Werth)

Clemens, Olivia, "Forming ‘Islamic Art’ in the United States: Collecting and Exhibiting in the American Context, ca. 1880–1940." (Columbia University, A. Shalem )

Denis, Beatrice, "Les Guerres Napoléoniennes de Louis-François Lejeune: Histoire, Autoportrait et Notoriété au Début du XIXe Siècle" (University of Montreal, E. Contogouris)

Eberhard, Susan, "Canton Silver: Exchange and Ambivalence in Late Imperial Chinese Craft" (University of California, Berkeley, M. Lovell, P. Berger)

Fein, Katherine, "The Garb of Nature: Picturing Nudity, Race, and Ecology in the Nineteenth-Century United States" (Columbia University, E. Hutchinson)

Glama, Barthélemy, "How Colonial Archaeology Transformed the Louvre: Antiquities, Empire, and the Encyclopedic Museum in France, 1815–1870" (Columbia University, A. Higonnet, Z. Bahrani)

Goldberg, Roxanne, "Selling and Salvaging 'the Orient': U.S. Circuits of Islamic Art, 1870–1940" (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, K. Smentek)

Howell, Kaila, "Romantic Bildung in the Artistic-Theoretical Project of Philipp Otto Runge" (Harvard University, J. Koerner)

H. Carrión, María Beatriz, "Picturing Americans: Indigeneities and Modern Visualities in the US and Latin America, 1863–1929" (Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY), K. Manthorne)

Kuruvilla, Tara, "Disjecta Membra: The Dispersal and Afterlife of the India Museum" (Columbia University, V. Dehejia)

Lally, Michael, "To Wear, To Eat, To Ride, To See: Object Biographies and the History of Mobility in the Nineteenth-Century Western Indian Ocean" (Temple University, E. Neumeier)

Larson, Jessica, "Building Black Manhattan: Architecture, Art, and the Politics of Respectability, 1857–1914" (Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY), M. Gutman)

Linden, Delanie J., "Other Colors: Chroma, Chemistry, & the Orient in Nineteenth-Century French Painting" (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, K. Smentek, C. Jones)

Mallet, Roxanne, "L’Objet et son Mythe: La Réception Publique Face à la Muséalisation des Collections Médiévales. Paris, 1843–1882." (University of Montreal, K. Tanton)

Merkin, Sophia, "Prestige Provenance: Robert Louis Stevenson and Celebrity Collecting in the Pacific" (Columbia University, Z. Strother)

Onabanjo, Oluremi C., "'A Água é uma máquina do tempo': Picturing the Black Atlantic from between Salvador and Lagos (1835–1945)" (Columbia University, Z. Strother, K. Jones)

Pappas, Allison, "Considered only in its ultimate nature': Photography between Object and Idea" (Brown University, D. Nickel)

Parent, Andréanne, "L'atelier Girodet-Robert: les étudiantes oubliées " (University of Montreal, E. Contogouris )

Ralston, Daniel, "Painting in Spanish: Fortuny, Manet, and the Image of Spain in the Later Nineteenth Century" (Columbia University, A. Higonnet)

Sadighian, David, "The World Is a Composition: Beaux Arts Design and Internationalism in the Age of Empire, 1867–1914" (Harvard University, A. Payne, P. Del Real)

Small, Samantha, "Franz von Stuck, Painter Provocateur" (Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY), E. Braun, J. Sund)

Sud, Shivani, "Painting, Print, and Photography: World-Making in Jaipur, ca. 1780–1920" (University of California, Berkeley, S. Ray)

Thrailkill, Molly Katharine, "The Axe and the Lens: A Visual History of Trees in Industrial America" (University of California, Irvine, C. Whiting)

Vanover, Ty, "Graphic Impulses: Drawing, Sexuality, and Science in Germany, 1869–1933" (University of California, Berkeley, W. Davis)

Verplank McClelland, Ashley, "Awakening the Ancestors: The Tlingit Collection at the Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography" (University of Washington, K. Bunn-Marcuse, S. Haakanson)

Westerby, Genevieve, "Engineered Waterways in French Landscape Painting, 1850–1900" (University of Delaware, M. Werth, S. Isenstadt)

Zhang, Xi , "The City’s Pleasures: Urban and Visual Culture of Garden Spaces in Shanghai, 1850s–1930s" (University of Chicago, W. Hung)