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Eighteenth-Century Art
Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2013

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Arpen, Katherine, “Pleasure and the Body: Representations of Bathing in Eighteenth-Century French Art” (UNC Chapel Hill, M. Sheriff)

Athens, Elizabeth, “Figuring a World: William Bartram’s Natural History” (Yale, T. Barringer)

Badja-Pawlikowska, Michalina, “Thinking in Pictures, Painting with Words: Thomas Hardy as Visual Artist” (Yale, T. Barringer, R. Yeazell)

Bell, Andrea, “French Artist in Rome: An Examination of Eighteenth-Century Drawing Albums” (IFA/NYU, T. Crow)

Boivin, Julie, “Horrid Beauty: Rococo Ornament and Contemporary Visual Culture” (Toronto, M. Cheetham)

Brand, Elizabeth Berler, “Representing Natural History in Philadelphia, 1770–1820” (UT Austin, S. Rather, M. Cohen)

Cannady, Lauren, “Owing to Nature and Art: The Garden Landscape and Decorative Painting in Eighteenth-Century French Pavillons de Plaisance” (IFA/NYU, T. Crow)

Chadwick, Esther, “The Radical Print, 1760–1830” (Yale, T. Barringer)

Charuhas, Christina, “Constructing Eighteenth-Century Bermuda: Utopia in the Transatlantic Imagination” (Columbia, E. Hutchinson)

Cohen, Alexis, “Lines of Utility: Outlines, Architecture, and Design in Britain, ca. 1800” (Princeton, E. da Costa Meyer)

Contogouris, Ersy, “Flesh and Marble: Emma Hamilton’s Reign over Naples” (University of Montreal, T. Porterfield)

Cooper, John, “Imperial Balls: The Arts of Sex, War, and Dancing in India, England, and the Caribbean, 1780–1870” (Yale, T. Barringer)

Crawford, Katelyn D., “Transient Painters, Traveling Canvases: Portraiture and Mobility in the British Atlantic, 1750–1780” (Virginia, M. McInnis)

Cuenot, Nicole, “The Force of Flowers: Bringing the Outdoors in at Versailles” (Columbia, D. Freedberg)

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)

Fox, Abram, “The Great House of Benjamin West: Family, Workshop, and National Identity in Late Georgian England” (Maryland, College Park, W. Pressly)

Fulco, Daniel, “Palace Frescoes as an Expression of Princely Power in Early Modern Germany: Five Representative Examples” (UIUC, D. O’Brien)

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

Girard, Catherine, “Hallali! Hunting and the Violence of French Rococo Art, 1699–1755” (Harvard, E. Lajer-Burcharth)

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

Greenberg, Daniel, “The Landscape of Empire: Painting, Maps, and Cosmography in the Qianlong Court (1735–1796)” (Yale, Y. Kim)

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

Hainy, Joshua D., “John Flaxman beyond the Line” (Iowa, D. Johnson)

Helprin, Alexandra, “Art and Servitude on the Sheremetev Estates” (Columbia, A. Higonnet)

Jones, Jennifer, “A Discourse on Drawings: Amateurs, Connoisseurs, and the Graphic Arts in Early Eighteenth-Century Paris” (Columbia, D. Rosand)

Laux, Barbara M., “Claude III Audran, Modern Ornemaniste of the Rococo Style” (CUNY, J. Sund)

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

Logie, Rose, “The ‘Self’ Conscious Artist: The Strange Formality of Watteau’s Oeuvre” (Toronto, P. Sohm)

Mayer, Tamar, “Consequences of Drawing: Self and History in Jacques-Louis David’s Preparatory Practices” (Chicago, R. Ubl, M. Ward)

Oliver, Liza, “Mercantile Aesthetics: Art, Science, and Diplomacy in French India (1664–1757)” (Northwestern, S. H. Clayson)

Peterson, Laurel O., “The Decorated Interior: Artistic Production in the British Country House, 1688–1745” (Yale, T. Barringer)

Polzak, Kailani, “Picturing Circumnavigation and Science: English, French, Russian, and Prussian Observations of Oceania, 1768–1822” (UC Berkeley, D. Grigsby)

Pullins, David, “Cut and Paste: The Mobile Image from Watteau to Robert” (Harvard, E. Lajer-Burcharth)

Ridlen, Michael T., “Prud’hon and the Graceful Style” (Iowa, D. Johnson)

Sezer, Yavuz, “The Eighteenth-Century Ottoman Library Movement: Architecture, Reading, and the Politics of Knowledge” (MIT, N. Rabbat)

Shaffer, Holly, “‘Men and Gods, and Things’: Art Production and Collection in Edward Moor’s Hindu Pantheon, 1810” (Yale, T. Barringer, T. Sears)

Smith, Hilary Coe, “The Role of the Auction Catalogue in the Growth of the Parisian Art Market, 1675–1789” (Duke, H. Van Miegroet)

Strasik, Amanda K., “Representations of Childhood in Late Eighteenth- and Early Nineteenth-Century France” (Iowa, D. Johnson)

Veen, Kasie, “The Spectacle of New Ruins in Britain and France, 1760–1840: Landscape Gardens and the Diorama” (UT Austin, M. Charlesworth)

Wager, Susan, “Boucher’s Bijoux: Luxury Reproductions in the Age of Enlightenment” (Columbia, A. Higonnet)

Wile, Aaron, “Painting, Authority, and Experience at the Twilight of the Grand Siècle, 1680–1721” (Harvard, E. Lajer-Burcharth, H. Zerner)

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

You, Ji Eun, “Revolutionary Luxury: Decorative Arts during the French Revolution, 1789–1795” (UNC Chapel Hill, M. Sheriff)