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

Nineteenth-Century Art
Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2011

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Amos, Johanna, “‘The Burden of the Image’: Jane Morris in Art and Life” (Queen’s, Kingston, J. Helland)

Amstutz, Nina, “Natural Bodies/Embodied Nature: Caspar David Friedrich and the Science of Landscape” (Toronto, M. Cheetham)

Anderson, Leslie, “Picturing Pedagogy: C. W. Eckersberg, the Royal Academy, and Artistic Labor in Denmark’s ‘Golden Age’” (CUNY, P. Mainardi)

Angel, Sara, “Art, Media, Modernism, and Democracy: Communication Technology and Its Transformation of Visual Culture” (Toronto, M. Cheetham)

Arabindan-Kesson, Anna, “Threads of Empire: Art and the Cotton Trade in the Indian and Atlantic Ocean Worlds, 1840–1900” (Yale, T. Barringer, H. Carby)

Bailey, Bradley, “Over There: Yoga, Japonisme, and a New Orientalism” (Yale, M. Yiengpruksawan)

Bailiff, Larissa, “Honoré Daumier and the Pursuit of Leisure, 1830–1870” (IFA/NYU, L. Nochlin)

Beachdel, Thomas, “Landscape Aesthetics and the Sublime in France, 1750–1815” (CUNY, P. Mainardi)

Beggs, Margo, “Harriet Hosmer (1830–1908): Fame, Photography, and the American ‘Sculptress’” (Toronto, M. Gotlieb)

Benjamin, Elizabeth, “Caillebotte’s Things: People and Possessions Entangled” (Northwestern, S. H. Clayson)

Blankenship, Ethan, “Paris, Mexico: Désiré Charnay's Photographic Spaces” (Columbia, J. Crary)

Blaut, Julia, “Gender and War in American Pop Art” (IFA/NYU, L. Nochlin)

Blessing, Jennifer, “Gina Pane: A Study of European Body Art in the 1970s” (IFA/NYU, L. Nochlin)

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

Brink, Emily E., “Rereading Japonisme: The Politics of Description and Decoration in Mid-Nineteenth-Century France” (Stanford, M. Marrinan)

Brion, Katherine, “Decorative Visions: Shaping the Viewer in Fin-de-Siècle France” (Michigan, H. Lay)

Bushman, Karissa E., “Anticlericalism in Goya’s Works” (Iowa, D. Johnson)

Butcosk, Charles, “Wassily Kandinsky and the Vicissitudes of das Innere, 1908–1914” (Princeton, B. Doherty)

Cao, Maggie M., “Refiguring Landscape: Zoological Agency in Late Nineteenth-Century American Painting” (Harvard, J. Roberts)

Chapman, Roberta, “‘We’ll always have Paris’: Myths and Constructions of Paris in Chicago, Casablanca, and Buenos Aires (1880–1915)” (Penn State, N. Locke)

Chowdhury, Zirwat, “‘Imperceptible Transitions’: The Anglo-Indianization of British Architecture, 1768–1820” (Northwestern, S. H. Clayson)

Cole, Susanna, “Space out of Time: Movement in the English Landscape, 1750–1835” (Columbia, J. Crary)

Cooke, Victoria, “Shifting Patterns of Representations: French Orientalist Painting, 1828–1881” (Delaware, N. Athanassoglou-Kallmyer)

Cousins, Darlene, “Art in France under the Occupation, 1814–1818” (Université de Montréal, T. Porterfield)

Cox, Alison, “Images of Mourning and Melancholia in France, 1780–1830” (UNC Chapel Hill, M. Sheriff)

Dasch, Rowena Houghton, “‘Now Exhibiting’: Charles Bird King’s Picture Gallery, Fashioning Taste and Nation, 1824–1861” (UT Austin, S. Rather)

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

Delamaire, Marie-Stéphanie, “An Art of Translation: French Prints and American Art in the Antebellum and Civil War Era” (Columbia, E. Hutchinson)

Doyle, Allan, “A Rule without Measure: Michelangelo in French Painting, 1814–1850” (Princeton, R. DeLue; Yale, C. Armstrong)

Duncan-O’Neill, Erin, “The Itinerant Image: Media and Repetition in the Art of Honoré Daumier” (Princeton, B. Alsdorf)

Dunn, Lindsay, “A Revolutionary Empress: Figuring Dynastic Power and National Identity in Representations of Marie-Louise, House of Habsburg-Lorraine (1791–1847)” (UNC Chapel Hill, M. Sheriff)

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

Eschelbacher, Andrew, “Labor in the Cauldron of Progress: Jules Dalou, the Inconstant Worker, and Paris’s Memorial Landscape” (Maryland, College Park, J. Hargrove)

Falcón-Wiebe, Ana-Joel, “Collecting Culture–Collective Identities: The Impact of Spanish Painting on National Identity and on Instances of Collaboration among Realist Artists in 19th-Century France” (Queen’s, Kingston, S. Schütze)

Ferrari, Roberto C., “Beyond Polychromy: John Gibson, the Roman School of Sculpture, and the Modern Classical Body” (CUNY, P. Mainardi)

Goodman, Rhonda, “The Visual Culture of Slave Auctions in Nineteenth-Century North America” (Stanford, B. Wolf)

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

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

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

Havet, Isabelle, “Beneath the Surface: Representations of Subterranean Space, 1850–1900” (Delaware, N. Athanassoglou-Kallmyer)

Hedrick, Christian, “German Architects and the Encounter with Egypt in the Nineteenth Century” (MIT, N. Rabbat)

Hudak, Brittany, “British Art in the Venetian Mood: The Anglo-Venetian Genre Paintings of Luke Fildes and Henry Woods, 1875–1920” (Case Western Reserve, A. Helmreich)

Huemer, Christian, “Paris-Vienna: Modern Art Markets and the Transmission of Culture (1873–1937)” (CUNY, P. Mainardi)

Hylton, Jennifer, “The Seurat Effect” (UT Austin, R. Shiff)

Iepson, Sarah, “Postmortem Relationships: Death and the Child in Antebellum American Visual Culture” (Temple, A. Braddock)

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

Jacks Gamble, Lauren, “Accretions of Space and Time: The Environmental Art of John Trumbull” (Yale, A. Nemerov)

Johnson, Monique, “Interfacing: Women and the Photographic Portrait in the Nineteenth Century” (Michigan, S. Siegfried)

Jubinville, Ginette, “Art, architecture et aliénisme: l’âge d’or de la psychiatrie en France, début 19e siècle” (Université de Montréal, T. Porterfield)

Kang, Cindy, “Between Easel and Wall: Tapestry and Painting in Fin-de-Siècle France” (IFA/NYU, L. Nochlin)

Katanic, Jennifer M., “Social and Political Transformation in the Balkans, 1856–1878: Visual Culture in an Era of Conflict and Change” (CUNY, P. Mainardi)

Knox, Page, “Scribner’s Monthly, 1870–1881: Illustrating a New American Art World” (Columbia, E. Hutchinson)

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)

Lasc, Anca, “Designing Space: The French Private Interior Illustrated, 1852–1914” (USC, V. Schwartz)

Laster, Margaret, “Gilded-Age Aesthetics, City, and Resort: The Art Patronage and Collecting of Catharine Lorillard Wolfe (1828–1887)” (CUNY, K. Murphy)

Laughlin, Eleanor Anne, “Propaganda and Resistance in Carte-de-visite Portraits of Maximilian von Habsburg during Mexico’s Second Empire (1864–67)” (Florida, M. Hyde, M. Stanfield-Mazzi)

Lee, Min Kyung, “The Tyranny of the Straight Line: Mapping and Constructing Paris, 1791–1889” (Northwestern, D. Van Zanten; Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, C. Topalov)

Lehman, Erin, “Art and the Sportsman, Sporting Art and the Man: Gustave Caillebotte and the Changing Nineteenth-Century Male Body” (Temple, T. Dolan)

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

Lewis, Jacob W., “From Repetition to Reproduction: Charles Nègre (1820–1880) in Pursuit of the Photographic” (Northwestern, S. H. Clayson)

Luarca-Shoaf, Nenette, “The Place of the Mississippi River in Antebellum Visual Culture” (Delaware, W. Bellion)

Malloy, Caroline R., “Producing, Viewing, Living Ireland: The Visual and Material Creation of Irishness at International Exhibitions, 1853–1939” (Wisconsin, Madison, N. Marshall)

Mann, Crawford Alexander III, “When in Rome: Italian Travel and the Pursuit of the Ideal Male Body in Antebellum American Art” (Yale, A. Nemerov)

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

Marchand, Marie-Ève,“Institutionnalisation et statut des arts décoratifs. Enjeux de la construction d’une catégorie artistique au 19ième siècle” (Université de Montréal, C. Bernier, R. Froissart-Pezone)

McCarthy, Megan, “The Empire on Display: Exhibitions of Germanic Art and Design in America, 1890–1914” (Columbia, E. Hutchinson)

Medakovich, Molly A., “Between Friends: Representations of Female Sociability in French Genre Painting, 1770–1830” (UNC Chapel Hill, M. Sheriff)

Melanson, Elizabeth, “The Patronage of Modern Art by High Society Women in France, 1871–1914” (Delaware, M. Werth)

Murrell, Denise, “Seeing Laure: The Iconographic Legacy of Race as Modernity in Manet’s Olympia” (Columbia, A. Higonnet)

Musial, Kimberly, “Spectacular Maneuvers: Explorations of Sexual Deviancy and Early Film in Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec’s Circus Drawings” (Penn State, N. Locke)

Necol, Jane, “Matisse and His Books: Transcending Limits” (Columbia, D. Rosand)

Nour-ElSayed, Alia, “Egyptian-French Encounters: Art and National Identity, 1867–1928” (Rutgers, S. Sidlauskas)

O’Rourke, Stephanie, “Bodies of Knowledge: Fuseli, Girodet, and Spectatorship at the Turn of the Nineteenth Century” (Columbia, J. Crary)

Pattee, Mary Dailey, “Claude Monet: Behind the Light” (Yale, C. Armstrong)

Phillips, Allison M., “The Phantom Work: Mesmerism and the Occult in Nineteenth-Century French Art” (Iowa, D. Johnson)

Pollack, Maika, “Color after Mimesis: Odilon Redon and the Development of Arbitrary Color in Symbolist Painting, 1888–1905” (Princeton, A. McCauley)

Reian, Corina, “Symbolic Geography in John Ruskin’s Modern Painters, vol. 3, 4, and 5” (Université de Montréal, T. Porterfield)

Rich, Alexander, “Guy Péne du Bois: The Cultural Legacy of an Artist and Critic” (IFA/NYU, L. Nochlin)

Rilke, Christina, “The Consumption of Fine Arts in Germany, 1848–1889: Private Collections and Public Institutions” (Columbia, A. Higonnet)

Robbins, Ola, “The Construction of Alterist Identities in the Self-Portraits of James Ensor” (CUNY, J. Sund)

Robicsek, Hyla, “Paris, 1883” (Johns Hopkins, M. Fried, K. Tuma)

Rossner, Rachel, “Balkanist Painting: Imagining Montenegro in Nineteenth-Century Europe” (Chicago, M. Ward)

Sanford, Lauren M., “Out to Sea: Imagery of Women and Water from Nineteenth-Century England” (UNC Chapel Hill, M. Sheriff)

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

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

Schwartz, Rebecca Ayres, “Thomas Cole on Architecture: Picturing the Gothic” (Delaware, B. Herman)

Seas, Peggy Moorehead, “Delacroix after Delacroix: Painterly Painting in France from 1863 to 1900” (CUNY, P. Mainardi)

Situ, Xiao, “Emily Dickinson and the Window, 1830–1886” (Yale, A. Nemerov)

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

Stitt, Amber, “Images of American Children and Social Reform, 1870–1915” (Case Western Reserve, H. Adams)

Strauber, Alison, “Representations of the Domestic Interior in Belgian Art, 1865–1895” (IFA/NYU, L. Nochlin, R. Lubar)

Swinbourne, Anna, “James Ensor’s Copies and Their Role in His Artistic Formation and Practice” (IFA/NYU, L. Nochlin)

Takesue, Akiko, “Transferred Objects and the Idea of Japan: Japanese Ceramic Collection of Sir William Van Horne” (York University, H. Kal)

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

Thimmesch, Debra, “Women and Social Deviance in Late Nineteenth-Century French Visual Culture” (Kansas, M. Kessler)

Thomas, Adam, “The Spectral Imagination: American Art between Science and Superstition in the Late Nineteenth Century” (UIUC, J. Greenhill)

Towle, Diane, “Spaces of Japonisme and the Art of Whistler, Van Gogh, and Monet: Collecting, Decoration, and the Japanese Other” (Washington University, E. Childs)

Tuerk, Stephanie, “L’Architecture libre: The Institutional Formation of the Private Architect, 1863–1900” (MIT, M. Jarzombek)

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

Vrooman, Jason, “Crossing the Threshold: Nabi Depictions of Men in Public, Private, and Pretend Spaces” (IFA/NYU, L. Nochlin)

Walsh, Catherine, “‘Tell Me a Story’: Narrative and Orality in Nineteenth-Century American Visual Culture” (Delaware, W. Bellion)

Weidinger, Corina, “Labor, Technology, and the Body: Representing Mining and Factory Work in Wallonia, 1180–1905” (Delaware, N. Athanassoglou-Kallmyer)

West, Mara C., “Curating Modernism: Art, Criticism, and the Berlin Nationalgalerie, 1896–1908” (UNC Chapel Hill, D. Sherman)

Wood, Mary Catherine, “Benjamin West’s Nelson Memorial: Neoclassical Sculpture and the Atlantic World, ca. 1812” (Delaware, W. Bellion)

Yoder, Abigail E., “Decoration and Symbolism in the Late Works of Odilon Redon” (Iowa, D. Johnson)

Zirnheld, Bernard, “Fin de Siècle, Fin du Régime: Republican Architecture and Planning in the Rue Réaumur” (Yale, C. Armstrong)

Zundo, Mary Elizabeth, “Mapping Destiny: Cartography and Nineteenth-Century American Art of the Frontier” (UIUC, D. O’Brien)