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

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Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2011

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Abbaspour, Mitra, “Defining the Present, Archiving the Past: Three Histories of Middle Eastern Photography” (CUNY, G. Batchen)

Ackerman, Emily, “Selling Dreams: Nickolas Muray and American Commercial Photography in the United States, 1920–1965” (CUNY, A. Pelizzari)

Alexandre, David, “Violence and Weimar Visual Culture: The Photographic War Anthologies of Ernst Friedrich and Ernst Jünger” (Toronto, L. Kaplan)

Anderson, Ash, “Moving Pictures: Motion and Time in Photography at the Institute of Design” (Yale, D. Joselit)

Aube, Christina, “Michel de Marolles and the Rise of Printmaking in the Grand Siècle” (Delaware, D. Stone)

Barber, Karen, “Writing with Light: Cameraless Photography and Its Narrative in the 1920s” (CUNY, R. Long)

Blom, Laura, “Mobilizing the Macabre: Lippi, Rovezzano, Rosso and Rustici, 1490–1520” (Johns Hopkins, S. Campbell)

Bock, Amanda, “Staging the Social Document in the Progressive Era: Jacob Riis, Frances Johnston, Lewis Hine” (Princeton, A. McCauley)

Bowyer, Emerson, “Numismatic Modernity: Economies of Representation in France, 1800–1840” (Columbia, J. Crary, A. Higonnet)

Boychuk, Joan, “Print Culture at the Court of Emperor Rudolf II: Portraiture, Inscription, and Translation” (University of British Columbia, B. Wilson)

Brady, Linde, “Consuming Images: Paul Outerbridge Jr. and the Art of American Commerce, 1920–1945” (Wisconsin, Madison, B. Buenger)

Brisman, Shira, “Briefkultur: Art and the Epistolary Mode of Address in the Age of Albrecht Dürer” (Yale, C. Wood)

Casey, John, “Picturing Architectural Theory: The Architectural Photobook in Germany, 1910–1945” (CUNY, K. Murphy)

Cavallero, Janet, “Photography and the Creation and Control of the Masses in 1930s Fascist Italy” (Columbia, B. Buchloh)

Connelly, Shannon, “Curious Realism: Dada and Die Neue Sachlichkeit in 1920s Karlsruhe” (Rutgers, A. Zervigón)

Cronin, Elizabeth, “Passive Fascism? The Politics of Austrian Heimat Photography” (CUNY, G. Batchen, R. Long)

DaPonte, Amy, “Critical Publicity: Candida Höfer’s Public Space Photographs, 1968 to Present” (Stanford, P. Lee)

Doğan, Cağatay, “Landscapes of the Nation in Transition: Istanbul in the Photographs of Othmar Pferschy, 1934–1960” (Binghamton University, T. McDonough)

Edwards, Stassa, “The Arts of Seeming: Performing Photography in Nineteenth-Century Britain” (Florida State, A. Jolles)

Field, Jennifer, “The New York School and the Evolution of Avant-Garde Printmaking in America” (IFA/NYU, J. Weiss)

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

Galustian, Abelina, “Orienting the Politics of Images: The Armenian Role in Middle Eastern Photography, 1850–1960” (UC Santa Barbara, R. Williams)

Goldman, Victoria Sears, “‘The most beautiful Punchinelli in the world’: A Comprehensive Study of the Punchinello Drawings of Giovanni Battista Tiepolo” (Princeton, T. DaCosta Kaufmann)

Goodrum, Sarah, “East German Photography: Artwork and Political Tool” (USC, K. Lang)

Harris, Mazie M., “The PortraIts and Proprietary Claims of Photography Studios on Broadway, 1853–1884” (Brown, D. Nickel)

Inksetter, Meredith, “Haunted Mediums: Women, Photography, and Spiritualism, 1890–1930” (Toronto, L. Kaplan)

Kauffman, Jordan, “Drawing on Architecture: The Socioaesthetics of Architectural Drawing, 1964–1990” (MIT, M. Jarzombek)

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

Kim, Jennie, “Tradition, Theory, and Practice: Drawings in the Italian Renaissance Workshop, from Pietro Perugino to the Pupils of Raphael” (CUNY, J. Saslow)

Klorman-Eraqi, Na’ama, “Feminism and Photography in 1970s–1980s Britain” (Binghamton University, J. Tagg)

Kruckenberg, Whitney, “Degas, Cassatt, Pissarro, and the belle épreuve” (Temple, T. Dolan)

Langbein, Julia, “Salon Caricature and Pictorial Criticism in Paris, 1845–1870” (Chicago, M. Ward)

Lee, Anna, “Amateurs: Photography and the Aesthetics of Vulnerability” (Chicago, D. English)

Lee, Patricia, “Browning the White Body: Race, Color, and Perception in Modern American Visual Culture” (UC Santa Barbara, B. Robertson)

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

Lord, Russell, “Hybridity and Reproduction in Early Photography” (CUNY, G. Batchen)

Loscerbo, Gianna, “A Struggle for the Real: Documentary Photography and Film in Post-WWII American Culture” (Rutgers, A. Zervigón)

Merola, Rose, “Multiple Exposures: The Photography of Austin Hansen in Harlem” (CUNY, A. Chave)

Moebus-Bergeron, Susanne, “The Adaptation and Application of Goldsmith Techniques in Medieval Manuscripts from the Early Eleventh to the Mid-Thirteenth Century” (Boston, D. Kahn)

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

Oehlrich, Kristen, “Becoming Walker Evans: Photography, Literature, and Transnational Modernism, 1926–1936” (Brown, D. Nickel)

Oh, Hye-Ri, “Photography and Criticism in Korea: Modernity, National Identity, and the Conception of Photography from the Late Chosun Dynastic Period through Japanese Colonialism to Independence” (SUNY Binghamton, J. Tagg)

Pillen, Corey, “WPA Posters: A New Deal for Design” (Wisconsin, Madison, A. Andrzejewski)

Rarey, Matthew F., “Print Culture, Slavery, and the Performance of Power: Salvador da Bahia in Revolt, 1760–1840” (Wisconsin, Madison, J. Casid, H. Drewal)

Romanenko, Katerina, “The Visual Language of the Soviet Popular Illustrated Magazines in the 1930s” (CUNY, R. Long)

Roscio, Jessica, “Photographic Domesticity: The Professionalization of Women Photographers from Home Studio to the Metropolis, 1880–1930” (Boston, K. Sichel)

Saunders, Beth, “Developing Italy: Photography, History, and National Identity during the Risorgimento, 1839–1855” (CUNY, A. Pelizzari)

Sawyer, Drew, “Walker Evans for Hire: Photography, Work, and Style” (Columbia, E. Hutchinson)

Schaefer, Sarah, “Reading from the Book of Gustave Doré: Religious Media and the Shaping of Modernity” (Columbia, A. Higonnet)

Schenkenberg, Tamara H., “The Berlin Art Magazines Kriegszeit and Der Bildermann: A Comprehensive Study of the Material, Visual, and Presentational Forms of Paul Cassirer’s Wartime Magazines” (Wisconsin, Madison, B. Buenger)

Scott, Kate, “The Photography of Absence: Death and Temporality in Postmodern American Photography” (Rutgers, A. Zervigón)

Scruggs, Andrew, “Photo Riot! American Photographic Practices, 1962–1975” (Rutgers, A. Zervigón)

Shannon, Heather A., “Just an Amateur: Adam Clark Vroman, Photography, and the American West, 1895–1904” (Rutgers, T. Sheehan)

Smucker, David, “Auto-Centric Photography and the Traveling Index” (Stony Brook University, A. Uroskie)

Stein, Nathaniel, “Authorities of Presence: Robert Gill, the Photographic Survey of India, and the Colonial Sublime” (Brown, K. D. Kriz)

Steinhilper, Diantha, “Geographies of a World In-between: Colonial Maps of Mesoamerica that Define Identity, Image Empire, and Negotiate Self” (Florida State, M. Carrasco)

Suchma, Sharon, “Binding Lives: American Photo-Books and the Great Depression” (CUNY, G. Batchen)

Sullivan, Erin, “Prints and Participation: The Graphic Art of Max Beckmann, Otto Dix, and George Grosz, 1918–1924” (USC, K. Lang)

Tallone, Ana, “A Light in the Darkness: Argentinean Photography, 1973–1986” (CUNY, G. Batchen, K. Manthorne)

Terry, Colleen, “Presence of Print: William Hogarth in British North America” (Delaware, B. Herman)

Teshima, Yuko, “Provoke: A Critical Analysis of a Japanese Photography Magazine”
(CUNY, G. Batchen)

Volpe, Lisa, “On Display: Photography and American Ideology at the World’s Fairs” (UC Santa Barbara, B. Robertson)

Watson, April, “On the Street and in the Suburbs: New Spatial Paradigms in American Photography, ca. 1963–1976” (Kansas, J. Pultz)

Weiss, Sean, “Photographs for the Modern City: An Enterprise in the Urban Transformation of Second Empire and Early Third Republic Paris” (CUNY, K. Murphy)

Weyl, Christina, “Abstract Impressions: Women Printmakers and the New York Atelier 17, 1940–55” (Rutgers, J. Marter)

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

Yi, Hyewon, “Photographer as Participant Observer: The Photographs of Larry Clark, Nan Goldin, Richard Billingham, and Nobuyoshi Araki” (CUNY, G. Batchen)

Zinsli, Beth A., “Writing with Salt Water and Sunlight: Circulation and Contemporary Spanish Caribbean Photography” (Wisconsin, Madison, J. Casid)