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, 2013

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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, E. Legge)

Applebaum, Lauren, “Elusive Matter, Material Bodies: American Art in the Age of Electronic Mediation, 1865–1918” (UIUC, J. Greenhill)

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

Bailey, Bradley, “Objects and Their Subjects: The Making of History in Modern Japan and Europe” (Yale, M. Yiengpruksawan)

Banas, Paulina, “The French Orientalist Book Industry (1840–80): Prisse d’Avennes, Systems of Borrowing and Reuse, and the Marketing of Egypt” (Binghamton University, N. Um)

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

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

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

Brion, Katherine, “Public Art and Decorative Aesthetics in France, 1890–1914” (Michigan, H. Lay)

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

Cao, Maggie M., “Episodes at the End of Landscape” (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)

Clark, Alexis M., “A Republic of the Arts: Constructing Nineteenth-Century Art History at the Musée national du Luxembourg, 1871–1914” (Duke, N. McWilliam)

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

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

Corcoran, Eloise, “‘Chalk-Talking’: Blackboards, Slates, and the Technology of Erasure in Nineteenth-Century American Visual Culture” (Yale, E. Cooke, Jr.)

Courtois de Vicose, Alexandra, “‘The Monstrous Gnome’: Confronting Physical Difference in the Art of Toulouse-Lautrec” (UC Berkeley, D. Grigsby)

Cousins, Darlene, “L’art français sous l’occupation de Paris, 1815–1818” (University of Montreal, T. Porterfield)

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

Davis, Emily V., “Allegories of the Modern: The Female Nude in Art Nouveau” (Virginia Commonwealth, E. Garberson)

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

DeLouche, Sean, “Face Value: The Reproducible Portrait in France, 1830–1848” (Ohio State, A. Shelton)

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

DiMarco, Christa, “Painting in Paris, Vincent van Gogh, 1886–1888” (Temple, T. Dolan)

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

Drien, Marcela, “The Arts in the Showcase: Chile’s International Exposition of 1875” (Stony Brook University, M. Bogart)

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

Dunn, Ashley E., “Graphic Paris: A Study of Urban Etching, 1850–1880” (Northwestern, S. H. Clayson)

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)

Fiedorek, Kara, “Priests of the Sun: Photography and Faith, 1860–1910” (IFA/NYU, R. Slifkin)

Fox, Peter, “Kunstgewerbe als Erzieher: Bernhard Pankok and Others, 1895–1917” (Princeton, E. da Costa Meyer)

Gass, Izabel, “A Painter’s Thanatology: Death in the Art of Theodore Gericault” (Yale, C. Armstrong)

Goldstein, Jason, “Criticism Authored by Painting: Claude Monet’s Later Work and the Art of Description” (UT Austin, R. Shiff)

Gontar, Cybèle, “Jacques Guillaume Lucien Amans: Portraiture, Identity, and Plantation Society in New Orleans, 1800–1860” (CUNY, K. Manthorne)

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)

Handlin, Emily, “Beyond Art and Science: Eadweard Muybridge in Philadelphia, 1884–1887” (Brown, D. Nickel)

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

Hedrick, Christian, “Modernism with Style: Form, Meaning, and the Origins of Modern Architecture in Berlin, 1780–1870” (MIT, N. Rabbat)

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

Henneman, Jennifer, “The Trials of Galatea: London’s Professional Beauty and Late Nineteenth-Century Transatlantic Celebrity Culture” (University of Washington, S. Casteras)

Hereford, Kimberly, “Altered States: Sleep, Sickness, Spirituality, and Victorian Visions of Femininity” (University of Washington, S. Casteras)

Holmes, Robley, “Colonial Subjects: French Representations of North African Men, 1830–1962” (UNC Chapel Hill, D. Sherman)

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)

Jacks Gamble, Lauren, “The Great American System: The Environmental Art of John Trumbull” (Yale, A. Nemerov)

Johnson, Monique, “Autofocused: The Countess de Castiglione’s Visual Memoir and Photography as Autobiography in Nineteenth-Century France” (Michigan, S. Siegfried)

Jubinville, Ginette, “Le rôle déterminant de l’art au début de la psychiatrie en France au début du XIXe siècle” (Université de Montréal, T. Porterfield)

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

Karras, Olga Zaferatos, “Constructing Greek Genre Painting, Visualizing National Identity, 1850–1900” (CUNY, A. Pelizzari)

Kruckenberg, Whitney, “Degas, Cassatt, Pissarro, and the belle épreuve” (Temple, T. Dolan)

Kula, Katherine, “French Popular Imagery of the American Civil War” (Maryland, College Park, J. Hargrove)

Laughlin, Eleanor, “Posed, Deposed: Propaganda and Resistance in Carte-de-visite Photograph Portraits of Maximilian von Habsburg during the Second Mexican Empire (1864–67)” (Florida, M. Hyde, M. Stanfield-Mazzi)

Lauritano, Steven, “Schinkel and Spolia” (Yale, C. Wood)

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

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

Lopez, Josephine, “Constantino Escalante: Caricature, Satire, and the Project of Modernization in Nineteenth-Century Mexico” (UC Berkeley, T. Olson)

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)

Martin, Darlene, “An Alternate Aestheticism: Japonisme and Popular Imagery in Britain, America, and France, 1860–1910” (University of Washington, S. Casteras)

Mathieu, Camille, “Revolutionizing the Antique: French Artists and Artistic Community in Napoleonic Rome, 1803–1816” (UC Berkeley, D. Grigsby)

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

McCann, Justin, “Elastic Capacities: Whistler and the Art of Transformation” (Rutgers, S. Sidlauskas)

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

Min, Yun-jeong, “The Reception of Western Art and the Art Academy during the Meiji Period (1868–1912) of Japan” (Ohio State, J. Andrews)

Moure Cecchini, Laura, “Reimagining the Baroque in Italian Modernism: From the Fin-de-Siècle to Fascism” (Duke, M. Antliff)

Murrell, Denise, “Seeing Laure: Race and Modernity from Manet’s Olympia to Matisse, Bearden, and Beyond” (Columbia, A. Higonnet)

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)

Ostergaaard, Tyler E., “The Beast Within: The Contested Image of the Train in Impressionism and French Visual Culture, 1837–77” (Iowa, D. Johnson)

Palmor, Lauren, “Shadows and Light: Surveying Senescence in Late Nineteenth-Century British and American Painting” (University of Washington, S. Casteras)

Parkinson, Nicholas, “The Image of the North: The Critical Reception of Nordic Art in France, 1878–1900” (Stony Brook University, J. Rubin)

Pfohl, Katie, “American Painting and the Systems of World Ornament” (Harvard, J. Roberts)

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

Price, Alice, “Extracting the Identity of Anna Ancher: Reframing the Artist as Danish Symbolist, Modernist, and Independent Artist” (Temple, T. Dolan)

Pride, Jennifer, “Picturing Trauma in Late Nineteenth-Century Paris: Daumier, Manet, Caillebotte” (Florida State, L. Weingarden)

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

Reian, Corina, “Géographie symbolique dans Modern Painters de John Ruskin, vol. 3, 4, et 5” (University of Montreal, T. Porterfield)

Reinhardt, Chanelle, “Entrer triomphalement au musée. Du rôle des fêtes révolutionnaires dans la naissance du musée du Louvre” (University of Montreal, J. Lamoureux)

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

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

Robicsek, Hyla, “A ‘Series of Operations’: Edgar Degas, The Steeplechase, and the Thematics of Loss” (Johns Hopkins, M. Fried)

Salsbury, Britany, “The Print Portfolio and the Bourgeoisie in Fin-de-Siècle Paris” (CUNY, K. Murphy)

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

Schaefer, Sarah, “Word Made Image: Gustave Doré’s Biblical Art” (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)

Shircliff, Jennifer, “Women and the 1913 Armory Show” (Louisville, C. Fulton)

Silberman, Caitlin, “‘I Believe We Shall Be Crows’: Thinking with Birds in British Art and Visual Culture, 1840–1900” (Wisconsin, Madison, N. Marshall)

Simpson, Nicole, “Prints on Display: Exhibitions of Engraving and Etching in England, 1780–1858” (CUNY, K. Manthorne)

Situ, Xiao, “Emily Dickinson’s Window Culture, 1830–1886” (Yale, A. Nemerov, E. Cooke, Jr.)

Slavkin, Mary. “The Rose+Croix in the Context of Late-Nineteenth-Century Artists’ Alliances and Brotherhoods: Crosscurrents in Aesthetic Theories, Practices, and Subject Matter” (CUNY, R. Long)

Stephens, Russell, “The Role of Argot, or Popular Slang of the Street, in the Caricature of Honoré Daumier and Cham, 1848 to 1871” (University of British Columbia, M. Ryan)

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

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

Szalay, Gabriella, “Materializing the Past: The Romantic Narrative of German Art” (Columbia, K. Moxey)

Talbot, Emily, “The Photographic Effect: Pictorial Fabrication in the Light of Photography (1850–1898)” (Michigan, S. Siegfried)

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

Thompson, Whitney, “Foreign-born Artists Making ‘American’ Pictures: The Immigrant Experience and the Art of the United States, 1819–1893” (CUNY, K. Manthorne)

Totos, Veronika, “Making Pictures Move: Mechanical Images and the Problem of Invention”
(Brown, D. Nickel)

Tuerk, Stephanie, “The Afterlives of Architecture: Preservation, Modernity, and the Metropolis in Third Republic France, 1871–1914” (MIT, M. Jarzombek)

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

Von Preussen, Brigid, “The Antique Made New: Neoclassicism and Artistic Entrepreneurship in Late Georgian Britain” (Columbia, A. Higonnet)

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)

Warren, Erica, “Munthe’s Myths: Designing a Norwegian Nation in Decorative Art” (Minnesota, G. Weisberg)

Waterman, Amanda, “Neo-Pre-Raphaelitism: The Final Generations” (University of Washington, S. Casteras)

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

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

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)