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

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Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2021

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Aldrich, Alec, "Common Ground: Landscape and the Mediation of Technology in the Dutch Republic" (University of California, Santa Barbara, A. Adams)

Barrow, Robyn, "Tracking North: Art, Ecology and Exchange in the Medieval Nordic World " (University of Pennsylvania, S. Guérin)

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)

Brown, Marlise, "The Markgräfin's Two Bodies: The Architecture and Performance of Wilhelmine's Bayreuth" (Temple University, T. Cooper, A. West)

Brown, Thomas, "What Was in the News: Picturing Current Events in Seventeenth Century France" (Rutgers University, C. Puglisi, S. McHam)

Burke, Kirsten, "The Art of Writing in Renaissance Germany: Johann Neudörffer’s Calligraphic Revolution" (Harvard University, J. Koerner)

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

Chang, Samantha, "Listening to Painting, Seeing Music: Intersensorial and Synaesthetic Approaches to Music and Visual Culture in the Early Modern Period" (University of Toronto, P. Sohm)

Chapplow, Richard, "Humanized Animals: The Aesopian Fables Evolves through Print" (University of British Columbia, J. Monteyne, M. Georgios)

Christensen, Jean Marie, "Bodies of the Crown: Kinship, Health, and the Construction of the Royal Body in Early Modern English Portraiture " (Southern Methodist University, A. Freund)

de Jong, Emma, "Personification, Zinnespelen, and the Allegorical Print: Modes of Discursive Engagement in Antwerp and Haarlem, 1550–1600." (Emory University, W. Melion, B. Ramakers)

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

Dostal, Zoë, "Rope, Linen, Thread: Gender, Labor, and the Textile Industry in Eighteenth-Century British Art" (Columbia University, M. Gamer)

Eisenman, Ryan, "Opera et Labora: The Limoges Champlevé Enamel Industry, 1100–1400" (University of Pennsylvania, S. Guérin)

Evans, Cynthia, "Political Playgrounds: Gruppe Effekt's Third Way Art and Activism in Postwar West Germany" (Florida State University, T. Bick, A. Jolles)

Ficek, Agnieszka, "From Allegory to Revolution: The Inca Empire in the Eighteenth-Century French Imagination" (Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY), J. Sund, A. Wunder)

Fidler, Luke A., "Henry the Lion and the Art of Politics in Northern Europe, ca. 1142–1195" (University of Chicago, A. Kumler, R. Neer)

Friedman, Emily, "Transformations: Art, Enigma, and Intellectual Culture, Lyon 1500–1550" (Johns Hopkins University, M. Merback, S. Campbell)

Gillette, Lacy, "People Watching in Paper Worlds: Jost Amman (1539–1591) and Picturing the 'Type' in the Early Modern Illustrated Book" (Florida State University, L. Stephanie)

Girard, Virginia, "Geomyths, Rituals, and Folklore in Early Netherlandish Landscape Painting" (Columbia University, D. Freedberg)

Goldring, Thea, "Matters of Life and Art: Art and French Materialism in the Second Half of the Eighteenth Century" (Harvard University, E. Lajer-Burcharth, J. Roberts)

Grimmett, Kendra, "Grappling with Hercules: Masculinity and the Male Body in Rubens's Time" (University of Pennsylvania, L. Silver, S. Brisman)

Henry, Joseph, "Spiritualized Machines: Die Brücke, Expressionism, and Wilhelmine Modernity" (Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY), R. Golan)

Hobbs, Katelyn, "Jan Jansz Mostaert: Tradition and Invention in Sixteenth Century Haarlem" (University of Pennsylvania, L. Silver, S. Brisman)

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

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

Landsman, Rozemarijn, "Jan van der Heyden (1637–1712) 'Inventor': Art, Technology, and the City" (Columbia University, D. Freedberg)

Le Pouésard, Emma, "Contested Sites of Feminine Agency: Ivory Grooming Implements in Late Medieval Europe" (Columbia University, H. Klein, A. Shalem)

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

Love, Thomas, "Queer Exoticism: Strategies of Self-Othering in West Germany, 1969–1994" (Northwestern University, H. Feldman)

Lund, Sarah, "The Matrix of Citizenship: Female Printmakers in Revolutionary France, 1789–1848" (Harvard University, E. Lajer-Burcharth)

Maceross, Lauren, "The “pulchritudo rationis” of Human Organs: On a Physiological Poetics of Late Medieval Containers" (Johns Hopkins University, N. Zchomelidse)

Mansfield, Margaret, "Image Reincarnation in Early Modern Dutch Illustrated Travelogues" (University of California, Santa Barbara, A. Adams, S. Chattopadhyay)

Muller, Alyse, "Between Land and Sea: French Maritime Imagery in the Long Eighteenth Century" (Columbia University, A. Higonnet)

Ong, Sophia, "Hanging on the Body: Pendants, Identity, and Corporeal Interaction in the Late Middle Ages" (Rutgers University, L. Weigert)

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

Peterson, May, "A Matter of Life and Death: Early Medieval Experiments in Inhumation, Incarnation, and Representation" (University of Chicago, A. Kumler, P. Berlekamp)

Pierce, Haley, "Seeing Bonnard: Pierre Bonnard through the lens of Edgar Degas" (Emory University, T. Cronan)

Ratch, Corey, "Rendering Bodies: The Image of the Abattoir in Modern Photography and Film" (Columbia University, E. Hutchinson, A. Alberro)

Ray, Arianna, "Paper Skin: Printing Blackness and Materializing Race in the Early Modern Dutch Atlantic" (Northwestern University, C. Swan, R. Zorach)

Richardson, Jamie, "Curiosity and Collection Practice in the Constcamer Paintings of Frans II Francken (1581–1642)" (Bryn Mawr College, C. Hertel)

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

Sternbach, Jessica, "Through the Ears to the Soul: Female Musicians in Dutch Seventeenth-Century Painting" (Temple University, A. West, T. Cooper)

Stinebring, Anna-Claire, "Jan Sanders van Hemessen and Antwerp Painting Before Bruegel" (University of Pennsylvania, S. Brisman, L. Silver)

Tomaszewski, Patryk P., "Socialist Realism on View: State-sponsored Exhibitions of Art in Poland, 1949–1959" (Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY), R. Golan, E. Braun)

Vallah, Or, ""I Live in Hell and Paint Its Pictures": Rethinking the Early Modern Art-making Experience through Affect Theory and Disability Studies" (University of Washington, E. Lingo, S. Lingo)

Valyi-Nagy, Zsofi, "Vera Molnar's Programmed Abstraction: Computer Graphics and Abstract Art in Postwar Europe" (University of Chicago, C. Mehring)

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

Wells, Mallory, "King of Kings: The Visual Cultures of Power and Sanctity in the Visigothic Kingdom and the Early Medieval World," (University of California, Irvine, M. Canepa)

Wiepke, Hannah, '"For pictures are the most intelligible books': Crafting Knowledge in Early Modern Printed Images and Books, 1500–1700" (University of Minnesota–Twin Cities, M. Gaudio)