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

South/Southeast Asian Art
Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2013

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Alary Lavallée, Julie, “Les problèmes de la représentation culturelle: Les expositions collectives d’art contemporain de l’Inde en Occident (2005–2011)” (University of Montreal, C. Bernier)

Becherini, Marta, “Staging the Foreign: Niccolò Manucci (ca. 1638–1719) and Early European Collections of Indian Paintings” (Columbia, V. Dehejia)

Brown, Kerry L., “Dipankara Buddha and the Samyak Mahadana Festival in Nepal: Performing the Sacred in Newar Art” (Virginia Commonwealth, D. Bangdel)

Corey, Pamela Nguyen, “Cities Compared: Contemporary Art and Artistic Subjects in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and Phnom Penh, Cambodia” (Cornell, K. McGowan)

Desai, Ankur, “Re-crafting the Sacred: Negotiating Tradition in Contemporary Svaminarayana Temple Architecture” (Ohio State, S. Huntington)

Dickens, Sarah, “Art of the Khmer Rouge: A History of the Visual Culture of Revolution and Genocide and Its Legacies in Contemporary Cambodian Art” (Duke, K. Stiles)

Fast, Adrienne, “An Indian Impression: Reproduction, Mark-making, and Modernity in Early Twentieth-Century Bengal” (University of British Columbia, K. Hacker)

Heer, Sarita, “Re-imaging Indian Womanhood: The Multiple Mythologies of Phoolan Devi” (UIC, C. Becker)

Houghteling, Sylvia, “Politics, Poetry, and Figural Language of South Asian Textiles, 1600–1730” (Yale, T. Barringer, E. Cooke, Jr.)

Kaligotla, Subhashini, “Shiva’s Waterfront Temples: Reimagining the Sacred Architecture of India’s Deccan Region” (Columbia, V. Dehejia)

Kumar, Brinda, “Of Networks and Narratives: Collecting Indian Art in America, 1907–1972” (Cornell, I. Dadi)

Little, Lalaine, “Portable Devotion: Philippine Christian Visual Culture, 1521–1815” (Binghamton University, N. Um)

Mays, Eowyn, “Tracing the Imperial Imaginary in American and Philippine Visual Culture from 1898 to 1913” (Maryland, College Park, R. Ater)

McKnight Sethi, Cristin, “Producing, Collecting, and Exhibiting Phulkari Embroidery from Punjab” (UC Berkeley, J. Williams)

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

Poddar, Neeraja, “Krishna in His Myriad Forms: Narration, Translation, and Variation in Illustrated Manuscripts of the Latter Half of the Tenth Book of the Bhāgavata Purāṇa” (Columbia, V. Dehejia)

Richardson, Sarah Aoife, “Authoring Images: Text and Image in Fourteenth-Century Tibetan Mural Paintings at Zhalu” (Toronto, J. Purtle)

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

Rozman, Stephanie, “Acquiring Modernity: Collecting and Exhibiting Indian Art in the Early Twentieth Century” (Minnesota, F. Asher)

Sardjono, Sandra, “Tracing Patterns of Textiles in Ancient Java” (UC Berkeley, J. Williams)

Sengupta, Rajarshi, “Rethinking Chintz: Re-creating and Analysing the Development of Block Printed Textile Production in Seventeenth–Eighteenth-Century South India and Beyond” (University of British Columbia, K. Hacker)

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

Shin, Heeryoon, “Building a ‘Modern’ Temple Town: Architecture and Patronage in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Banaras” (Yale, T. Sears)

Stein, Emma Natalya, “Kanchipuram as Temple-City: The Local and the Global, ca. Eighth–Twelfth Centuries AD" (Yale, T. Sears)