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

Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2010

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Anderson, Michael, “The Early Howard Hawks: The Director and His Films, 1926–1936” (Yale, A. Nemerov, C. Musser)

Barada, Nina, “Élégies cinématographiques” (Université de Montréal, M. Garneau)

Birk, Stacey, “Movies, Modernity, and the American Middle: Early Cinema’s Extra-Urban Context and Function” (UC Irvine, K. Hatch)

Chan, Yenna, “Narrating Montreal: Critiques of Urban Renewal in the 1970s through Exhibition and Documentary Film” (Bard Graduate Center, D. Jaffee)

Culler, Jeremy, “From Television Signal to Magnetic Strip: An Archaeology of Experimental Television and Video Knowledge, 1962–2006” (SUNY Binghamton, J. Tagg)

Fouladi, Shahriar, “Super Savior/Destroyer: Superman, Smallville, and the Superhero Genre’s Specter of Monstrosity” (UC Irvine, C. Whiting)

Gosse, Johanna, “Fallout Films: Bruce Conner, Found Footage, and Cold War Culture, 1958–1982” (Bryn Mawr, H. King)

Green, Kate, “Vito Acconci, 1970–1974: Performative Video Art and Encounters in America’s Psychotherapeutic and Televisual Cultures” (UT Austin, A. Reynolds)

Greenhough, Alexander, “We Are All Alone: Solitude and the Problem of Subjectivity in Italian and French Cinema of the 1950s and ‘60s” (Stanford, P. Levi)

Hollenberg, Sarah, “Art On Television, 1967–1974” (USC, R. Meyer)

Jakobsen, Kiersten Cray, “Montage Subsumed: From the Eastern Bloc to the Brezhnev Years, Modalities of the Long Take, 1956–1986” (Stanford, P. Levi)

Joly-Corcoran, Marc, “La cinéphanie et sa réappropriation: L’«affect originel» et le spectateur néoreligieux, L’exemple des fanfilms de Star Wars” (Université de Montréal, B. Perron)

Larouche, Peggy, “Pour une cinéphilie cathartique: le cinéma de Guy Maddin” (Université de Montréal, O. Asselin, André Gaudreault)

Lesh, E. Todd, “An Angry Prophet: Religion and Politics in the Dramatic Satire of Paddy Chayefsky” (Graduate Theological Union, M. Morris)

Levavy, Sara Beth, “Immediate Mediation: A Narrative of the Newsreel and the Film” (Stanford, S. Bukatman)

Lindsay, Richard, “Camping in the Promised Land: Queer Readings of American Biblical Film” (Graduate Theological Union, M. Morris)

McManus, William, “‘When we Made Movies Just to Make Them’: Warhol’s films and the surface of the 1960s” (Princeton, H. Foster)

Muller, Gabriela, “Abstraction on the Move: Medium, Motion, and Time in the Absolute Film” (Stanford, S. Bukatman)

Musial, Kimberly, “Tortured Viewing: Examining Toulouse-Lautrec’s Au cirque Series (1899) through the Lenses of Sadomasochism and Film” (Penn State, N. Locke)

Navarro, Rudy, “Film Genealogies of Early Video Art” (Stanford, P. Lee)

Oh, Gyung Eun, “Music and Time: Relation of Nam June Paik’s Early Works to Video Art” (Rutgers, A. Zervigón)

Parker, James Ryan, “Ministers of Movies: Sherwood Pictures and the New Christian Cinema” (Graduate Theological Union, M. Morris)

Proctor, Jacob, “Cold War Cut-Ups: Collage, Found Footage, and Expanded Cinema as Alternative Public Sphere” (Harvard, Y-A. Bois, B. Buchloh)

Suchenski, Richard, “Utopian Romanticism and the Poetics of Scale: Modernist Explorations of the Cinematic Long Form” (Yale, D. Andrew)

Tsen, Hsuan, “Spectacles of Authenticity: The Emergence of Mass Entertainment in Japan and America, 1890–1910” (Stanford, S. Bukatman)

Werther-Rosenow, Barbara, “Communicative Strategies in Contemporary Video Art” (Rutgers, T. Flores)

Williams, Alena, “Movement in Vision: Cinema, Aesthetics, and Modern German Culture, 1915–30” (Columbia, J. Crary)