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

Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2021

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Angelos, Meghan, "Picturing Modern Movement: American Dance Photography, 1900–1960" (University of Delaware, J. Hill)

Cesiro, Lauren, "The Body is a Battleground: Mapping Communities in the Photographs of Robert Mapplethorpe, Nan Goldin, and Sally Mann." (State University of New York, Binghamton, J. Tagg)

Dennett, Alexandra, "Paths of Modern Photography in Central Asia (1890–1940)" (Harvard University , M. Gough)

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

Green, William, "Looking Back/Looking Forward: Alternative and Antiquated Process Photography in North America, ca. 1970" (Rutgers University, A. Zervigon)

Hankel, Meg, "The Magic of 3-D: A History of Stereoscopy in Art and Visual Culture" (Bryn Mawr College, H. King, L. Saltzman)

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

Kim Duffey, Ashley, "(Re)visioning Kinship: Photographies of U.S.-Korean Adoption, 1952–present" (University of Minnesota, J. Marshall)

Kugo, Kasumi, "The Theory and Practice of 'Eizō' in 1960's and 1970's Japan" (State University of New York, Binghamton, J. Tagg, J. Kirkwood )

Levy, Benjamin, "A Gray Area: The Technical and Aesthetic Development of the Photographic Halftone" (Case Western Reserve University, A. Rager, H. Adams)

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

Orzulak, Jessica, "Photography Otherwise: Denaturing Colonial Visualities in Contemporary Native American Photography" (Duke University, K. Stiles)

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

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

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

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

Wooden, Leslie, "A Ghanaian Sensibility: Sartorial Practices and the Politics of Memory through Photography" (University of Illinois Chicago, C. Magee, A. Finegold)