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

Art of the United States
Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2003

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Allen, Beth, “The Place of Poetry: Performance and the Public Sphere in 1960s New York” (UCLA, C. Whiting, M. Kwon)

Anderson, Reed, “An Epic of the American Farm: James Ormsbee Chapin and the Marvin Paintings” (Kansas, C. Eldredge)

Baker, Kelly, “A Southern Sense of Place: The Vernacular Landscape in the Photography of William Christenberry, Carrie Mae Weems, and Sally Mann” (CUNY, G. Batchen)

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

Bershad, Deborah, “The New York City Hall Portrait Collection, 1790–1830” (CUNY, S. Webster)

Boettcher, Graham, “Domestic Violence: Familial and Political Conflict in the Work of Emanuel Leutze” (Yale, A. Nemerov)

Burdan, Amanda C., “Américaines in Paris: The Role of Women Artists in the Formation of America’s Cultural Identity, 1865–1880” (Brown, K. S. Champa)

Cassidy, Stephanie, “A Covenant among Artists: High Culture, Education, and the Search for a Creative Life at the Art Students League of New York, 1875–1910” (UC San Diego, R. Klein)

Daugherty, Ellen, “Lifting the Veil of Ignorance: Images of Racial Uplift in American Public Monuments” (Virginia, M. McInnis)

Dooley, Michael C., “Citizen Bird: Progressive-Era Ornithological Art and the Founding of the Bird Conservation Movement” (Iowa, J. L. Kinsey)

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

Gillespie, Sarah Katie, “Samuel F. B. Morse and the Daguerreotype: Art and Science in American Culture, 1835–1855” (CUNY, K. Manthorne)

Glahn, Philip, “Estrangement and Politicization: Bertolt Brecht and Postwar American Art” (CUNY, R. Golan)

Glick, Paula F., “Paul Sample: Regionalist Artist” (Columbia, J. Beck)

Hamill, Sarah, “Viewing Sculpture through the Photography of David Smith, 1932–1965” (UC Berkeley, A. Wagner)

Hartley, Cody, “Cultural Cornerstones: Museums as Foundational Civic Institutions in the Western United States (1893–1945)” (UC Santa Barbara, B. Robertson)

Hegstrom, Debra, “Gustav Stickley and American ‘Home-Making’ in The Craftsman: Gender and Design Issues, 1890–1915” (Minnesota, G. Weisberg)

Hole, Heather, “America as Landscape: Marsden Hartley and New Mexico, 1918–1924” (Princeton, J. Wilmerding)

Ikegami, Hiroko, “1964: Robert Rauschenberg and the Beginnings of Globalization in Modern Art” (Yale, A. Nemerov)

Jarman, Baird, “Edwin Austin Abbey and the Quest of the Holy Grail” (Yale, J. Prown)

Johnson Bidler, Tiffany, “Inheriting Art History: Inheritance, Reproduction, and Legitimacy in American Art” (Minnesota, J. Blocker)

Jordan, Guy, “Consuming Images: The Visual Culture of Virtue and Vice in Antebellum America” (Maryland, S. Promey)

Kilbane, Nora, “A Tug from the Jug: Drinking in American Painting, 1800–1860” (Ohio State, B. Groseclose)

Kim, Jina, “Invitation to the Others: ‘American’ Art, Identity Politics, and the 1993 Whitney Biennial in New York and Seoul” (SUNY Binghamton, J. Tagg)

Knox, Page, “Scribner’s Monthly/The Century: A Vehicle of Aesthetic Thought in Late-Nineteenth-Century America” (Columbia, E. Hutchinson)

Koh, Dong-Yeon, “Larry Rivers and Frank O’Hara: Reframing Male Subjectivity” (CUNY, A. Chave)

Koval, Lindsay, “Riverside Church (1928–30) and the Architectural Patronage of John D. Rockefeller, Jr.: Neo-Gothic Architecture and the Politics of Liberal Religion” (Columbia, S. Murray)

Kuebler-Wolf, Elizabeth, “All in the Family: Masters Imagining Slaves in the Antebellum South” (Indiana, S. Burns)

Kurtz, Amy, “Old Worlds and New: Edward Lamson Henry (l8l4–l9l9), Conservative Genre Painting” (Yale, J. Prown)

Lauritis, Beth, “Reconsidering the Convergence of Conceptual and Feminist Art: 1965–1980” (UCLA, M. Kwon)

Lessing, Lauren Keach, “Captives in the Parlor: Recovering the Domestic Context for Nineteenth-Century American Sculpture” (Indiana, S. Burns)

Levine, Cary, “Pay for Your Pleasures: Mike Kelley, Raymond Pettibon, Paul McCarthy” (CUNY, R. Golan)

Longwell, Alicia, “John Graham and the Quest for an American Art in the 1920s and 1930s” (CUNY, K. Manthorne)

Marshall, Jennifer, “The Stuff of Modern Life: Materiality and Thingness in American Interwar Aesthetics and Display” (UCLA, C. Whiting, M. Kwon)

Martis, Susan, “Encounters with Rodin: The Sculptor’s Impact on American Art and Artists” (Case Western Reserve, H. Adams)

May, Jessica, “Off the Clock: Walker Evans and the Crisis of American Capital, 1930–1946” (UC Berkeley, M. Lovell)

Mekinda, Jonathan, “Reconstruction and Revolution: Re-Inventing the Architecture of Modernism in Italy, 1945–1960” (Pennsylvania, D. Brownlee)

Mondloch, Katie, “Thinking through the Screen: Screen-Reliant Media Installation Art from the Mid-1960s to the Present” (UCLA, M. Kwon)

Murphy, Kevin M., “The Economics of Style: The Business Practices of American Artists and the Structure of the Market, 1850–1910” (UC Santa Barbara, B. Robertson)

Murray, Xiomara, “Before the ‘Mellon Gallery’: Toward an American National Gallery of Art, 1816–1937” (IFA/NYU, C. Eisler)

Nowicki, Susan, “Montclair, New Jersey: The Development of a Suburban Town and Its Architecture” (CUNY, K. Murphy)

Peabody, Rebecca, “Imagining Race: Kara Walker’s Silhouettes” (Yale, H. Carby, R. Thompson)

Pederson, Amy, “Superman, Wer Er in die Welt Kam: Superheroes and Modernism in Mid-Century America” (UCLA, C. Whiting, M. Kelly)

Perchuk, Andrew, “Mapping the Surface: Art and Modernism in Los Angeles, l962–l972” (Yale, C. Wood)

Phillips, Ruth Anne, “Pre-Columbian Appropriation: Ancient American Influence in U.S. Architecture, 1910–1940” (CUNY, J. Sund)

Poor, Natasha, “Dirty Art: Transgressing Domesticity and the Body in 1950s United States Art” (CUNY, A. Chave)

Reason, Akela, “Beyond Realism: Memory and History in the Art of Thomas Eakins” (Maryland, S. Promey)

Rogers, Karen L., “Checkerboard: Complexities of the Grid and the Making of Place in the American Southwest” (SUNY Binghamton, C. Burroughs)

Smith, Caroline, “American Artists’ Frames: Paintings, Environments, and Viewers” (UC Santa Barbara, B. Robertson)

Thrush, Nanette Estelle, “Tilting at History: Gothic Revival Tournaments in Victorian Great Britain and Antebellum America” (Indiana, S. Burns)

Tierney, Cristin, “Domesticating Modern Art: Aspects of the Promotion of Modern Art in the United States, ca. 1905–1936” (IFA/NYU, R. Lubar)

Uradomo, Stacey, “Legacies: Family Memories, Identity, and History in Japanese American Art” (USC, R. Meyer, N. Troy)

Vincenti, Marissa, “Our Spiritual Strivings: Gurdjieffian Philosophy, Spiritualism, and Politics in the Art of Aaron Douglas” (Duke, R. Powell)

Wagner, Ann, “‘Living on Paper’: The Culture of Drawing and Watercolor in the Stieglitz Circle, 1902–1925” (Maryland, S. Promey)

Wagner, Sarah, “Zen and the Artists of the Eighth Street Club” (CUNY, A. Chave)

Wilkerson, Margaret, “Incarnation and Somatic Piety in the Art of Kiki Smith” (Maryland, J. Withers)

Willick, Damon, “Conceptualizing Kienholz: Reconsidering Ed Kienholz in Contemporary Art” (UCLA, D. Preziosi)

Wolfskill, Phoebe, “Constituting the Elusive City: Documentation and Fantasy in the Work of Archibald Motley, Jr. and Reginald Marsh” (UIUC, J. Fineberg)

Woltz, Katherine C., “Framing the New Republic: History Painting and American Cultural Politics, 1785–1826” (Virginia, M. McInnis)

Zygmont, Bryan, “Stuart and Trumbull, Vanderlyn and Jarvis: Politics and Portraiture in New York City, 1790–1825” (Maryland, S Promey)