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

Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2013

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Arias, Juan Carlos, “In Search of a Hungry Cinema: Representations of Hunger in Brazilian Cinema, 1960s–2000s” (UIC, H. Higgins)

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

Cook, Lana, “Altered States: The American Psychedelic Aesthetic” (Northeastern, C. Kaplan)

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

Fresko, David, “Montage-Praxis-Politics: Radical American and French Film of the 1960s and 1970s” (Stanford, P. Levi)

Gosse, Johanna, “Cinema at the Crossroads: Bruce Conner’s Atomic Sublime, 1958–2008” (Bryn Mawr, H. King)

Hansen, James, “Amnesia Turned Around: Domestic Technology and Critical Nostalgia in Contemporary Experimental Cinema” (Ohio State, K. Paulsen)

Hartnett, Gerald, “Recorded Objects and Couterauras: Art, Technical Reproducibility, Cybernetics, 1952–1962” (Stony Brook University, A. Uroskie)

Jacobson, Ann, “Strange Visions: Bjorn Melhus and the Uncanny Technology of Video” (Ohio State, K. Paulsen)

McManus, William, “‘When We Made Movies Just to Make Them’: Warhol’s Films and the Surface of the 1960s” (Princeton, H. Foster)

Polonyi, Eszter, “The Face in the Machine: Béla Balázs and the Practice of Physiognomy in Early Cinema Aesthetics” (Columbia, N. Elcott)

Sarvé-Tarr, Marin, “Seizing the Everyday: Lettrist Film and the French Postwar Avant-Garde, 1946–1954” (Chicago, C. Mehring)

Simpson, Robin, “Surrounded by Me: Video Art between the Studio and the Clinic” (University of British Columbia, J. O’Brian)

Skorin-Kapov, Jadranka, “Aronofsky’s Human Condition: Between Kubrick and Spielberg, with a Nod to Fassbinder” (Stony Brook University, A. Uroskie)

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

Werther-Rosenow, Barbara, “Communicative Strategies in Contemporary Video Art” (Rutgers, T. Flores)

Williams, Alena, “Movement in Vision: Cinema, Aesthetics, and Modern German Culture, 1915–30” (Columbia, J. Crary)

Williams, Robin, “From Meshes and Mirage: A Poetics of Film, Video, and Performance, ca. 1946/1976” (UT Austin, A. Reynolds)

Zulueta, Ricardo E., “Queer Art Camp Superstar: Fashioning the Video Cyberworld of Ryan Trecartin” (University of Miami, W. Rothman, C. Lane)