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, 2013

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Abrams, Matthew, “The Modernist Salon: A Critical Inquiry” (Yale, D. Joselit)

Apostol, Corina, “Dissident Education: Socially Engaged Art from the Former East in Global Context (1980–Present)” (Rutgers, J. Sharp)

Aramphongphan, Paisid, “Sleeper Modernism: Jack Smith, Freddy Herko, Andy Warhol ca.1960” (Harvard, C. Lambert-Beatty)

Arnadottir, Heida Bjork, “The Depth of Material: Art History and Speculative Realism, in Search of a Methodology” (University of British Columbia, T. Smith)

Bago, Ivana, “Post-Yugoslav Artistic Practices at the Unidentified Grave of the Yugoslav Project” (Duke, K. Stiles)

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

Berrill, Margot, “Kitchen Humour: Feminist Video Art and Pop Culture” (UIC, H. Higgins)

Betancourt, Roland, “The Proleptic Image: An Investigation of the Medium in Byzantium” (Yale, R. Nelson)

Botchkareva, Anastassiia, “Representational Realism in Cross-Cultural Perspective: Changing Visual Cultures in Safavid Iran and Mughal India, 1580–1750” (Harvard, D. Roxburgh, G. Necipoglu)

Boucher, Marie-Pier, “Architectures of Aliveness: Gravitation and Social Innovation” (Duke, M. Hansen)

Caplan, Lindsay, “Open Works: Between the Programmed and the Free, Art in Italy from 1962 to 1972” (CUNY, R. Golan)

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

Carreno, Alexis, “Alexander McQueen: Art, Fashion, and Commerce” (Stony Brook University, M. Bogart)

Cavallo, Bradley, “The Symbolic Significances of Early Modern Paintings on Metal and Stone Supports, ca. 1520–1700” (Temple, T. Cooper)

Choi, Jung E., “Impossible Geography: Alternative Spatiality in Ubiquitous Computational Environments” (Duke, M. Hansen)

Cook, Nicole Elizabeth, “Beauty, Eroticism, and Seduction in the Art of Godfried Schalcken” (Delaware, P. Chapman)

Corrales-Diaz, Erin R., “Remembering the Veteran: Trauma, Disability, and the American Civil War, 1861–1915” (UNC Chapel Hill, R. Barrett)

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)

DiMarzo, Michelle, “Titian and the Culture of Mid-century Rome: The Venetian among the Ruins” (Temple, T. Cooper)

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

Gamer, Meredith, “Criminal and Martyr: Art and Religion in Britain’s Early Modern Eighteenth Century" (Yale, T. Barringer)

Gerspacher, Arnaud, “Posthuman Animals in Art: France and Belgium, 1972–85” (CUNY, C. Bishop)

Gohmann, Joanna M., “Living Together: People and Their Animals in Eighteenth-Century-French Art, 1700–1789” (UNC Chapel Hill, M. Sheriff)

Haghsheno, Sabet Aseman, “Esthétique et cognition au XVIIIe siècle: L’empirisme et la théorie du goût chez Hume et Kant” (University of Montreal, O. Asselin)

Harbin, Virginia Allison, “Visual Excess in Contemporary Art from the South Asian Diaspora” (Rutgers, T. Flores)

Hartmann, Laura, “Witness to War: Photography, Anglophone Women’s Writing, and the Spanish Civil War” (Northeastern, C. Kaplan)

Hohensee, Naraelle, “Building in Public: Critical Reconstruction and the Rebuilding of Berlin after 1990” (CUNY, K. Murphy)

Imperiale, Alicia, “Alternate Organics: The Aesthetics of Experimentation in Art, Technology, and Architecture in Postwar Italy” (Princeton, M. C. Boyer)

Jimerson, Lauren, “Defying Gender, Redefining the Nude: The Body in the Art of Suzanne Valadon, Émilie Charmy, and Marie Vassilieff” (Rutgers, S. Sidlauskas)

Kapica, Steven S., “Negotiating Obscenity: Rhetoric, Media, and the Composition of the Obscene” (Northeastern, C. Gallagher)

Kennedy, Jennifer, “Charming Monsters: The Spectacle of Femininity in Postwar France” (Binghamton University, T. McDonough)

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

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

Kruglinski, Jennifer, “Signal Disruptions: Gendered Tropes and Feminist Burlesque in the Work of Martha Rosler and Eleanor Antin” (Stony Brook University, A. Uroskie)

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

Lee, Hyejin, “‘Tout en l’air’: Visual and Material Representations of Air in Eighteenth-Century France” (UNC Chapel Hill, M. Sheriff)

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

Magnusen, Kaia, “‘Ghastly Females’ and ‘Wanton Corrosion’: The Appropriation and Modernization of German Old Master Motifs in Otto Dix’s Images of Weimar Women” (Rutgers, S. Sidlauskas, A. Zervigón)

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

Martinez, Genia, “Arabic Enacted: Script in Religious Visual Culture of Senegal” (Florida, V. Rovine)

Martynyuk, Olena, “Center-Periphery Dialogues in Moscow’s Post-Conceptual Artistic Communities of 1980s–1990s” (Rutgers, J. Sharp)

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

Meister, Anna-Maria, “From Form to Norm: The Systematization of Values in German Design, 192x–195x” (Princeton, L. Allais)

O’Connell, Shana, “Omnia Mutantur: A Study of Still Life in Roman Wall Painting” (Johns Hopkins, P. L. Tucci)

Oliver, Alexandra, “Critical Realism and Contemporary Photography” (Pittsburgh, J. Ellenbogen)

Partridge, Joy, “Thinking Through Diagrams: Abstract Imagery and Thought in Late Medieval Astronomical and Cosmological Diagrams” (CUNY, C. Hahn)

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)

Plant, Johanna, “Artist-Run Archives and Constructions of Canadian Contemporary Art History” (Queen’s University, C. Robertson)

Rarey, Matthew Francis, “Revolting Visions: Contesting Aesthetics in Brazil’s Era of Slave Rebellion” (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)

Romain, Julie, “Courtly Culture and Visuality in Indian Temple Sculpture, 550–750 CE” (UCLA, R. Brown)

Rosenberg-Dimitracopoulou, Angele, “The Soft Style: Youth and Nudity in Classical Greece” (Chicago, R. Neer)

Schwendener, Martha, “The Photographic Universe: Vilem Flusser’s Theories of Photography, Media, and Digital Culture” (CUNY, A. Chave)

Seo, Yoonjung, “Connecting across Boundaries: Interdisciplinary and Transcultural Perspectives on the Use of Chinese Images in Chosŏn Court Art” (UCLA, B. Jungmann)

Sichel, Jennifer, “Criticism without Authority: Gene Swenson, Gregory Battcock, Jill Johnston” (Chicago, D. English)

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

Smulevitz, Cara, “*‘Girl, If You Make the Movie, I Promise You Somebody Will See It’: **Generosity, Grrrl Power, and Miranda July*” (UIC, H. Higgins)

Szymanek, Angelique, “The Fear of Rape, the Threat of Looking: Performance, Activism, and Spectatorship” (Binghamton University, T. McDonough)

Tacinelli, Aaron, “Neo-Rationalism’s Horizon: Architecture and Rationality, 1966–1987” (Pittsburgh, C. Armstrong)

Tanta, Mirela, “State Propaganda or Sites of Resistance: Socialist Realism in Romania, 1945–1989” (UIC, H. Higgins)

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

Templeton, Kate, “‘Extending’ the Photograph: Documentary Modernism and New Deal America” (Northeastern, C. Kaplan)

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

Wertheim, Laura, “Dust and Shadow Feminism: Disavowed Supportive Labor, Feminine Transitivity, and Temporal Drag in Postwar American Art and Performance” (Minnesota, J. Blocker)

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

White, Rachel, “Magazine Wars: The Visual Politics of Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar, 1935–1945” (UIUC, T. Weissman)

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

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