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

Critical Theory/Gender Studies/Visual Studies
Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2002

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Allen, Gwen, “From Specific Medium to Mass Media: The Art Magazine in the 1960s” (Stanford, P. Lee)

Angelova, Diliana, “Imaging the Christian Empress: The Iconography of Female Imperial Authority; Its Religious and Political Origins from the First to the Sixth Century” (Harvard, I. Kalavrezou)

Baum, Rachel, “Andy Warhol: The Crisis of Modernist Subjectivity in Abstraction” (Harvard, N. Bryson)

Blais, Catherine, “Installing the Museum: When Artist/Curators Re-Create the Museum and Its Discourses” (Boston, C. Jones)

Borland, Jennifer, “Anxiety and Abjection: The Crisis of Corporeal Integritas in Twelfth-Century Images of the Female Body” (Stanford, S. Lewis)

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)

Chu, Yangming, “Gentrification of Women in Early Tang Paintings” (Columbia, R. Harrist)

Cordova, James M., “Between Heaven and Earth: Discerning Femininity, Sanctity, and Ambivalence in the Portraits of the ‘Crowned Nuns’ of New Spain” (Tulane, E. Boone)

Cronan, Todd, “Materialism in Painting and Sculpture from J. J. Winckelmann to George Santayana” (UC Berkeley, W. Davis)

Czach, Elizabeth, “Substandard: An Aesthetic History of Home Movies” (Rochester, S. Willis)

Dawsey, Jill, “Secrets from the Street: Women, Art, and Urban Space, 1966–1980” (Stanford, P. Lee)

Deeb, Elyse, “Studies in American Art: Women Sculpting in the 1960s” (Brown, K. S. Champa)

Empen, Cynthia Wiedemann, “Public and Exposed: The Female Body Imaged in American Visual Culture, 1848–1875” (Indiana, Bloomington, S. Burns)

Evans, Kim, “The Geography of Feminist Art Criticism: A Genealogical History of Feminist Discourse on Art, 1971–1981” (SUNY Binghamton, J. Tagg)

Firstenberg, Lauri, “Postcoloniality, Performance, and Photographic Portraiture” (Harvard, S. P. Blier)

Fraise, Jeanne Wienke, “Modernism and the ‘Ultra-Feminine’ Artist: Reworking Cultural Codes of Femininity in the Art of Florine Stettheimer” (Stanford, W. Corn)

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

Hoss, Mary-Louise, “Ladies and Scholars: Photographic Images of Women Students 1890–1914” (Boston, K. Sichel)

Humphrey, Dan, “Projected Affects/Constructed Subjects: Considering the Male American Spectator of ‘Foreign’ Feature Films” (Rochester, L. Cartwright)

James, Erica, “What Good Are Roots If You Can't Take Them with You? Caribbean Art in the Global Imaginary” (Duke, R. Powell)

Jameson, Kathleen V., “Society Matrons, Fair Maidens, Working Girls, and New Women: Gender Roles and Frances Benjamin Johnston” (Delaware, W. Homer)

Juncker, Kris, “Honey at the Crossroads: Women and the Arts of African-Cuban Santería, 1930–1980” (Columbia, N. Kampen, Z. Strother)

Kajiya, Kenji, “Unfolding Modernism: Reconsidering Clement Greenberg's Art Criticism and the Paintings of Helen Frankenthaler, Morris Louis, and Kenneth Noland, 1948–1961” (IFA/NYU, R. Lubar)

Kantor, Jordan, “Jackson Pollock's Late Paintings” (Harvard, Y.-A. Bois)

Kim, Jongwoo, “The Royal Academy of Arts and Masculinity in Transition: Class, Gender, and Power in Depictions of English Manhood from the 1870s to the 1920s” (IFA/NYU, L. Nochlin)

Mahdi, Fatima, “Representing the Middle Ages at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1870–1940” (IFA/NYU, J.-L. Cohen)

Mao, Yiling, “Women's Painting in Seventeenth-Century China: Persona, Performance, and the Construction of Female Aesthetics” (Columbia, R. Harrist)

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

Meltzer, Eve, “Art after Words: Visibility in the Age of Information” (UC Berkeley, K. Silverman, A. Wagner)

Mitzen, Anne, “Gender, Modernism and Regionalism: The Promotion of Kunstlerinnen in the Rhineland, 1900–1933” (Brown, K. S. Champa)

Mladenovic, Ivana, “John Ruskin: The Medieval Mission” (UCLA, A. Boime)

Muller, Gabriela, “The German Absolute Film and the Discourse of Medium-Specificity” (Stanford, S. Bukatman)

Murphy, Mike, “White Collared: Fashioning Masculinity in American Visual Culture” (Washington University, A. Miller)

Muzaffer, Ijlal, “An Uncooked Modernity: Modern Architecture and Aesthetics of Development” (MIT, M. Jarzombek)

Oliver, Lisa, “Lesbian Butch-Femme Identities and American Visual Culture of the 1940s and 1950s” (Brown, K. S. Champa)

Pepper, Ian, “On the Difference between Serialism and Seriality in the Visual Arts after 1945” (Columbia, R. Krauss)

Persinger, Cynthia, “Meyer Schapiro and the Politics of Style, 1929–53” (Pittsburgh, B. McCloskey)

Piok-Zanon, Cornelie, “The Queen Also Builds: Architecture, Gender, and Dynasty in Hellinistic Pergamon” (Pittsburgh, A.Weis)

Pytlinski, Deanne, “Utopian Visions: Women in Early Video Art” (CUNY, A. Chave) Schwartz, Margaret, “Tracing the Intellectual History of Art: The Historical Writings of Max Dvořák” (CUNY, R. Long)

Richmond, Patricia, “Gender and the Forms of Modernism: Dancers and Painters” (Case Western Reserve, E. Landau)

Rogan, Clare, “Freundinnen and Mannweiber: Constructing Female Homoeroticism and the Figure of the Lesbian in German Art and Visual Culture, 1900–1933” (Brown, K. S. Champa)

Siddons, Louise, “Working in Reproduction: Print Media and the Maternal Ideal in the United States, 1915–1940” (Stanford, W. Corn)

Smith, Cherise, “Adrian Piper, Eleanor Antin, and Anna Deveare Smith: Ethnic, Gender, and Racial Performance” (Stanford, W. Corn)

Smith, T'ai, “Weaving Work at the Bauhaus (1919–1933): The Gender and Engendering of a Medium” (Rochester, D. Crimp)

Speer, George, “Binding Frankenstein: Reclaiming the Self in the Visual Culture of the Machine Age” (Washington University, A. Miller)

Stifler, Sarah, “Slippery when Wet: Visibility Politics and Lesbian Art in Los Angeles 1970–2000” (USC, R. Meyer)

Streb, Jennifer L., “Minna Citron: A Feminist Critique of an Artist's Satirical Realism in the 1930s” (Penn State, S. Rich)

Van Der Watt, Liese, “Making Whiteness Strange: The Politics of Whiteness in Postapartheid South African Visual Culture” (SUNY Stony Brook, N. Mirzoeff)

Van Hoesen, Brett M., “Institutions of Visual Culture and the Critique of Colonial Legacies: The Avant-Garde, Popular Press and Ethnographic Museums in Weimar Germany” (Iowa, C. Adcock, S. Foster)

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

Walker, Lanitra, “Pictures that Satisfy: Modernist Discourses and the Politics of Race, Gender, and Nation in the Art of Irena Stern (1894–1966)” (Duke, R. Powell)

Wentrack, Kathleen, “The Female Body in Conflict: U.S. and European Feminist Performance Art, 1968–1979, Carolee Schneemann, Valie Export, and Ulrike Rosenbach” (CUNY, A. Chave)

Williams, Michael, “Playing Perverse: Being-in-the-Filmic-World” (Rochester, T. DiPiero)

Wilson, Siona, “Outworking: Feminist Refigurations of Modernism and Collectivity in North America and Britain, 1974–1985” (Columbia, B. Buchloh, C. Kiaer)

Woo, Jung-Ah, “The Art and National Identity of On Kawara and Yoko Ono” (UCLA, C. Whiting)

Yamamoto, Sharon, “Visual Culture at Hokyoji Imperial Convent: Exploring the Meaning of ‘Women's Art’ in Early Modern Japan” (UC Berkeley, G. Levine)

Zeidler, Sebastian, “Carl Einstein's History and Theory of Art” (Columbia, B. Buchloh, R. Krauss)