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, 2011

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Alisauskas, Alexandra, “Lithuanian Conceptual and Proto-Conceptual Art: Cultural Violence and the Sate, 1960–2000” (Rochester, D. Crimp, R. Haidu)

Bedarida, Raffaele, “West of Rome: Reinventing Italy in the United States through Contemporary Art” (CUNY, E. Braun)

Burditt, Rebecca, “Hollywood’s ‘Commercial Moments’: Seeing Difference in the Postwar Era” (Rochester, J. Saab)

Campbell, Andrew, “Bound Together: Gay and Lesbian Leather Communities, 1966–1984” (UT Austin, A. Reynolds)

Carmack, Kara, “Marginal Centers: The New York Underground on Manhattan Public Access Television” (UT Austin, A. Reynolds)

Carroll, Leanne, “Artist Writings: Critical Essays and Their Conditions of Production since the Late ’60s” (Toronto, M. Cheetham)

Chagnon, Katrie, “Le croisement de l’histoire de l’art et de la phénoménologie en regard des enjeux du discours esthétique contemporain” (Université de Montréal, O. Asselin; Université Paris 1 Pathéon-Sorbonne, J. Lageira)

Chisholm, Anna, “Fred Wilson’s ‘Un-Natural’ Histories: Race, Trauma, and the Visual Production of Knowledge” (Minnesota, J. Blocker)

Cohen, Brianne, “Contested Collectivities: Europe Reimagined by Contemporary Artists” (Pittsburgh, T. Smith)

Contogouris, Ersy, “Of Marble and Flesh: The Attitudes and Representations of Emma Hamilton” (Université de Montréal, T. Porterfield)

Cozzi, Leslie, “‘Un sistema che cambia’: Art, Social Protest, and the Rise of Italian Feminism” (Virginia, H. Singerman)

Dauner, Maia, “Life after Death: The Abject Body and National Belonging” (Rochester, J. Berlo)

De la Maza, Josefina, “Contesting Nationalism: Analyzing Pictorial Genres in 19th-Century Chilean Painting” (Stony Brook University, J. Monteyne)

DeLand, Lauren, “Invisible Men: The Risks and Pleasures of Self-Portrayal in the Work of Contemporary American Male Artists” (Minnesota, J. Blocker)

Dickenson, Rachelle, “A Question of Sovereignty: Indigenous Art Education in Canadian Universities” (York University, R. Hill)

Dillon, Sarah, “Trecento Visuality and Visual Arts: The Role of Glass and the Influence of Optics on Italian Art of the Fourteenth Century” (CUNY, J. Saslow)

Downey, Erin, “The Bentvueghels: Networking and Agency in the Seicento Art Market” (Temple, T. Cooper)

Erickson, Ruth, “Assembling Social Forms: Sociological Art Practice in Post-1968 France” (Pennsylvania, C. Poggi)

Fiala, Julie, “An Ethics of Listening: Listening as Method in Socially-Engaged and Other Community Arts” (Queen’s, Kingston, C. Robertson)

Fowler, Caroline, “The Body and the Copy: Confession, Practice, and Ways of Drawing in the Seventeenth Century” (Princeton, C. Heuer)

Gille, Quentin, “La Phonocinématographie, des phonoscènes aux vidéoclips (et au-delà). Construction d’un paradigme culturel” (Université de Montréal, A. Gaudreault; Université Libre de Bruxelles, D. Nasta)

Gladstone, Mara, “Sensing the Museum: Contests of Experience with Contemporary Art” (Rochester, J. Berlo)

Grove, Jaleen, “A Cultural Trade: Canadian Illustrators at Home and in the United States, 1880–1960” (Stony Brook University, M. Bogart)

Gruber Florek, Olivia, “Empress Elisabeth and the Visual Culture of Femininity in Habsburg Central Europe” (Rutgers, S. Sidlauskas)

Harlan, Gabrielle R., “The Development of the Pueblo Revival Style: Displaying Race and Gender in the American Southwest, 1895–1925” (Virginia, S. Crane)

Harris, Shawnya, “Conceptualizing African American Art: The Market, Academic Discourse, and Public Reception” (UNC Chapel Hill, L. Williams)

Haskell, Caitlin, “Henri Rousseau, 1908 and After: The Corpus, Criticism, and History of a Painter without a Problem” (UT Austin, R. Shiff)

Horton, Jessica, “Places to Stand: History, Memory, and Location in Native North American Art” (Rochester, J. Berlo)

Jeanjean, Stéphanie, “Spectatorship and the Screen as Interface: French Art Using Television and the Projected Image from the Late 1960s to the Present Day” (CUNY, C. Bishop)

Kim, Gloria, “Transmissions: Public Health Information Campaigns and Ambient Media in the Era of Global Health Under US Health Security” (Rochester, S. Willis)

Kim, Jeehey, “Death and Photography in East Asia: A Vernacular Use of Photo-Portraiture” (CUNY, A. Chave)

Kugo, Yuichiro, “On Kawara: Subjectivity as Subversive Strategy” (Rochester, R. Haidu)

Kutis, Barbara, “Artist Parents: Nature, Nurture, and Identity in Contemporary Art” (Delaware, A. Gibson)

Lee, Jung Joon, “Framing the Nation: Nation-Building, Resistance, and Democratization in Korean Photography, 1945–2008” (CUNY, G. Batchen)

Leigh-Perlman, Allison, “Superfluous Man: Melancholy and Modernity in 19th-Century Russia and France” (Rutgers, S. Sidlauskas)

Lenhard, Danielle, “Reading with One Hand: Suggestive Folds and Subversive Consumption in Jean-Honore Fragonard’s ‘The Bolt’” (Stony Brook University, J. Monteyne)

Maizels, Michael, “Barry Le Va: The Sculptural Aftermath” (Virginia, H. Singerman)

Manning, Mary, “Frédéric Bazille and Masculinity between Paris and Montpellier, 1841–1870” (Rutgers, S. Sidlauskas)

Martin, Lucy, “Going Public: Andy Warhol and the Process of Publication” (Rochester, R. Haidu, D. Crimp)

McAuliffe, Michael, “Connoisseurship in the Twentieth Century: The János Scholz Collection of Italian Old Master Drawings—A Case Study” (Columbia, D. Rosand)

McKay, Sally, “Bodies in Thought: Neuroaesthetics and the Critical Practice of Art History” (York University, J. Fisher)

Mecugni, Anna, “A Voyage of Identities: Luigi Ontani and the Postmodern Question in 1970s Italy” (CUNY, R. Golan)

Moser, Gabrielle, “The Colonial Office Visual Instruction Committee’s Slide Lecture Series, 1902–45” (York University, S. Parsons)

Narusevicius, Vytas, “Art as Pedagogy” (University of British Columbia, S. Guilbaut)

Nero, Julie, “Hanna Höch, Til Brugman, Lesbianism, and Weimar Sexual Subculture” (Case Western Reserve, A. Helmreich)

Newman, Emily, “Weighing the Body: Female Body Image in Contemporary Art” (CUNY, A. Chave)

Oh, Younjung, “Art into Everyday Life: The Japanese Department Store, 1900s to 1930s” (USC, J. Reynolds)

Pawelchak, Nadia, “Medieval Art, Audiences, Embodied Responses, and Cognitive Theory” (Florida State, P. Gerson)

Peng, Yingchen, “This Imperial Body: The Cultural Enterprise of Empress Dowager Cixi (1835–1908)” (UCLA, H. S. Lee)

Pinto, Paula, “The Origins of Photography as a Form of Art Reproduction in France (1816–1886)” (Rochester, P. Duro)

Plant, Johanna, “Canons in Community-Driven Visual Arts Organizations: Processes, Functions, and Impacts” (Queen’s, Kingston, C. Robertson)

Powell, Amy L., “Time after Modernism: Postcoloniality in Contemporary Art” (Wisconsin, Madison, J. Casid)

Rocco, Patricia, “Maniera Devota/Mano Donnesca: Women and Visual Imagery during the Counter-Reformation in the Papal States, 1575–1675” (CUNY, J. Saslow)

Rounthwaite, Adair, “Rearrangements: Politics and Pedagogy at the Dia Art Foundation, 1988–89” (Minnesota, J. Blocker, J. Marshall)

Rushton, Derek, “General Idea and the Image Virus” (Rochester, R. Haidu)

Simblist, Noah, “Psychogeographies of Occupation: Art and Politics at the Borderland” (UT Austin, A. Reynolds)

Smith, Sarah E.K., “Exhibitions as Envoys: Art and the Construction of Identity in the New North America” (Queen’s, Kingston, L. Jessup, K. Robertson)

Solomon, Virginia, “Modeling Queer Methods: General Idea’s Art and Politics, 1969–1994” (USC, R. Meyer)

Su, Meng Tsun, “On Foot, Wheel, and Rail: Lawrence Halprin and San Francisco in the 1960s” (Virginia, S. Crane)

Symko, Riva, “Everything Old is New Again: At the Interstice of Appropriation in Twenty-First Century Visual Culture” (Queen’s, Kingston, C. Robertson)

Taouchichet, Sofiane, “Presse satirique illustrée et colonization” (Paris X Nanterre, S. Le Men; Université de Montréal, T. Porterfield)

Taylor, Jacqueline, “Designing Progress: Race, Gender, and Modernism in Early 20th-Century America” (Virginia, R. G. Wilson)

Triandos, Theodore, “A Social History of Postmodern Art and Its Criticism” (Delaware, A. Gibson, C. Holloway)

Vendelin, Carmen, “Androgyny and Gender Ambiguity in the Parisian Journals Le Chat noir and Le Courrier français, ca. 1882–1895” (Rutgers, S. Sidlauskas)

Warbelow, Anna, “Camping the Canon: Artifice and Identity in Yasumasa Morimura’s Photographic Self Portraiture” (Washington University, A. Miller)

White, Marisa, “A Feminist Inheritance? Questions of Ambivalence and Subjectivity in Paul McCarthy, Mike Kelley, and Robert Gober” (CUNY, A. Chave)

Willis, Louis-Paul, “De Jocaste à Lolita: Œdipe et l'hypersexualisation des jeunes filles au cinema” (Université de Montréal, O. Asselin)

Woltmann, Kim, “Photographing Place: Urban Space in Catherine Opie’s Los Angeles Landscapes” (Stony Brook University, M. Bogart)

Woodin, Diane, “Embodied Constellations: Representations of Science, Gender, and Social Allegiance in the 18th Century” (UNC Chapel Hill, M. Sheriff)

Yamamura, Midori, “Yayoi Kusama: Biography and Cultural Confrontation, 1945–1969” (CUNY, A. Chave)

Zawadzki, Mary, “St. Nicholas Magazine: A Portable Art Museum” (CUNY, P. Mainardi)