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Nineteenth-Century Art
Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2002

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Albinson, Amy Cassandra, “Portraiture and Presence: Artists and Aristocrats in Nineteenth-Century Britain” (Yale, T. Barringer)

Austin, Nancy, “Industrialization and the Language of Art and Design” (Brown, D. Neumann)

Bavuso, Francesca, “The Gravity of Memory: Recollection and Forgetting at the Bibliothèque Impériale of Napoléon III” (UC Irvine, J. Herbert)

Bell, Melissa, “Lithography and the French Stage, 1815–1848” (CUNY, P. Mainardi)

Bewley, Michele, “A Coign of Vantage: Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema and the Spaces of Modern London” (SUNY Binghamton, O. Vazquez)

Boston, Leah C., “Political Vision: Art and Ideology in the Salons of Les XX (1884–1893)” (Northwestern, S. Eisenman)

Cadero-Gillette, Jennifer, “Collecting Art and Constructing History: The Recovery of Medieval Panel Painting circa 1800” (Harvard, J. Koerner)

Chang, Yoon-Kyung, “Art and Artist under Occupation: Goya and His Contemporaries in the Peninsular War” (IFA/NYU, J. Brown)

Childs, Adrienne, “The Black Exotic: Representing Africans in French Orientalist Art, 1850–1900” (Maryland, College Park, J. Hargrove)

Decker, Juilee, “John Constable's English Landscape Mezzotints as Metonymic Strategy” (Case Western Reserve, C. Scallen)

Dillon, Jennifer, “Architecture and the Urban Imaginary: A Comparative Study of the Public Bath in Canada and Germany, 1880–1935” (Duke, A. Wharton)

Fullalove, Benedict, “The Production of Authenticity: Wilderness, History and Travel in Landscape Representation of the Canadian Rockies (c. 1860–1940)” (Duke, A. Wharton)

Galvez, Paul, “The Landscape-as-Body in Modernist Painting” (Columbia, J. Crary)

Ganz, Sarah, “The Redemptive Power of Art: Utopian Aspirations and Pictorial Realities in Fin-de-Siècle France” (IFA/NYU, L. Nochlin)

Garrett, Susan, “Velázquez in the Nineteenth Century: An Historiographic Inquiry” (Brown, K. S. Champa)

Graybill, Lela, “Vulnerable Bodies: Violent Spectacle in Early Post-Enlightenment Europe” (Stanford, M. Marrinan)

Greene, Vivien, “Italian Divisionism in the 1890s: The Forging of a Modern Identity” (CUNY, P. Mainardi)

Halkin, Talya, “Jacques-Joseph Tissot: A Reassessment, 1860–1895” (Columbia, J. Crary)

Harkett, Daniel E., “The Consumption of History Painting in Restoration France” (Brown, K. S. Champa)

Hendrickson, Laura, “Art Aspiring to the Condition of Music, 1850–1900: English Avant-Gardism and the Case of Wagner” (Brown, K. S. Champa)

Kaps, Nanni, “Similarities of Form and Concept in American and German Nineteenth-Century Landscape Painting” (Columbia, B. Novak)

Kilbane, Nora C., “A Tug from the Jug: Images of Drinking in American Genre Painting, 1800–1869” (Ohio State, B. Groseclose)

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)

Lampe, Issa, “David in Brussels: Painting the Subject of Exile” (Harvard, E. Lajer-Burcharth)

Laxton, Susan, “Paris as Gameboard” (Columbia, R. Krauss)

Leonard, Anne, “Picturing Listening in the Late Nineteenth Century” (Harvard, H. Zerner)

Loughrey, Stacey, “Fancy Utilities: The Idea of China in British Design, 1745–1880” (USC, K. Lang)

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

Maimon, Vered, “Herschel, Talbot, Duchenne and Galton—Photography as an Epistemological Site in the Nineteenth Century” (Columbia, J. Crary)

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

Nedd, Andrew, “Defending Russia: Russian History and Pictorial Narratives of the ‘Patriotic War,’ 1812–1912” (USC, J. Bowlt)

Nellis, Anne, “The English Landscape Painter Abroad: Tourism, Genre, and Modernity in the Post-Napoleonic Period” (Brown, K. D. Kriz)

Nyden, Laine, “Nationalism and Identity in an Emerging Nation: Czech Art in the Last Half of the Nineteenth Century” (Indiana, Bloomington, M. Facos)

O'Neill, Morna, “‘Art Is Born Again’: Painting as a Practice in the Work of Walter Crane, l877–l902” (Yale, T. Barringer)

Sapin, Julia, “Merchandising (Art in) Meiji Japan: Liaisons between Painters and Department Stores, 1868–1912” (University of Washington, C. Bogel)

Sivard, Susan, “The Volcano in European and American Art, 1770–1865” (Columbia, B. Novak)

Srivastava, Seema, “Redressing the Decorative Body: Fashion and Art in the Late Nineteenth Century” (IFA/NYU, L. Nochlin)

Stewart, Lee, “Likeness and Identity: Painted and Photographic Portraiture in France, 1830–1880” (Columbia, R. Brilliant)

Syme, Alison, “Hedgewhores, Wagtails, Cockatrices, Whipsters: John Singer Sargent and His Coterie of Nature's Artful Dodgers” (Harvard, Y.-A. Bois)

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

Weeks, Emily, “The ‘Egyptian Years’ of John Frederick Lewis (1805–1876): An Orientalist Painter Re-Viewed” (Yale, T. Barringer)

Weiss, Marta, “Photographic Fiction: British Photography in the 1860s and 1870s” (Princeton, P. Bunnell)

Zanardi, Tara, “National Imaging and Artistic Rendering: The Creation of the Spanish ‘Type,’ 1750–1830” (Virginia, C. Johns)