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 Completed by Subject, 2013

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Alisauskas, Alexandra, “Deforming the ‘Homo Sovieticus’: The Collective Subject in Polish Art (1982–1992)” (Rochester, R. Haidu)

Burditt, Rebecca, “Commercial Moments: Cinema, Capital, and the Formation of Postwar American Identity” (Rochester, J. Saab)

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

Choi, Yookyoung, “Globalization and the Formation of Asian American Identity in the Art Works of Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, Yong Soon Min, and Nikki S. Lee” (Maryland, College Park, J. Shannon)

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)

Hamilton, Andrew, “Scale and the Incas” (Harvard, T. Cummins)

Harlan, Gabrielle R., “‘Playing Indian’ in the American Southwest: Myths and Meanings in the Development of the Pueblo Revival Style, 1890–1930” (Virginia, S. Crane)

Horton, Jessica, “Places to Stand: Histories of Native Art Beyond the Nation” (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)

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)

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

Létourneux, François, “Penser l’hétérogénéité stylistique” (University of Montreal, J. Lamoureux)

Libby, Alexandra, “Piety and Politics in Peter Paul Rubens’s Triumph of the Eucharist Tapestry Series” (Maryland, College Park, A. Wheelock)

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

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

Mulroney, Lucy, “Andy Warhol, Publisher” (Rochester, D. Crimp, R. Haidu)

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

Robbins, Carrie, “Credulous Spectatorship from Zeuxis to Barthes” (Bryn Mawr, S. Levine)

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

Silver, Erin, “Sites Unseen and Scenes Unsighted: Histories of Feminist and Queer Alternative Art Spaces, ca. 1970–2012” (McGill, A. Jones)

Solomon, Virginia, “Sexuality and Signification: Episodes of General Idea’s Subcultural Politics” (USC, R. Meyer)

Tesfagiorgis, Freida, “Ben Enwonwu: His Life, Images, Education, and Art in the Context of British Colonialism in Nigeria” (Chicago, R. Heller)

Tymkiw, Michael, “National Socialist Exhibition Design, Spectatorship, and the Fabrication of Volksgemeinschaft” (Chicago, C. Mehring)

Vinson, Heather Jeanne, “Repetitions: Memory and Making Degas’s Ballet Classroom Series”(Michigan, H. Lay)

Warbelow, Anna, “Camping the Canon: Yasumasa Morimura’s Queer Performative Critique of Art History” (Washington University, A. Miller)

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