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 Completed by Subject, 2004

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Bowen, Dore, “Danger Box: Fluxphotography and Martin Heidegger’s Phenomenology” (Rochester, M. Holly, D. Crimp)

Burger, Stacy Schultz, “The Female Body in Performance: Themes of Beauty, Body Image, Identity, and Violence” (Rutgers, J. Marter)

Byrne, Debra, “Feminine Identities and the Structuring of Postmodern Portraiture” (Missouri, J. Klein)

Cheasley, Elaine, “Decoration and Desire: Women of the Home Arts Movement, 1884–1915” (Queen’s, Kingston, J. Helland)

Daigle, Claire, “Reading Barthes/Writing Twombly” (CUNY, A. Chave)

Finn, Lisa, “Risky Subjects: Constructions and Categorizations of Women in Health Care” (Rochester, L. Cartwright, D. Crimp)

Hallam, Jennifer Lynne, “Re-Presenting Women in Early Stuart England: Gender Ideology, Personal Politics, and the Portrait Arts” (Pennsylvania, L. Silver)

Herzog, Amy, “Dreams of Differences and Songs of the Same: The Image of Time in Musical Film” (Rochester, D. Rodowick, L. Cartwright, D. Crimp)

Jameson, Kathleen, “Society Matrons, Working Girls, Fair Maidens, and New Women: Frances Benjamin Johnston” (Delaware, M. Leja)

Langlois, Lisa, “Exhibiting Japan: Gender and National Identity at the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893” (Michigan, P. Simons)

Lien, Fu-Chia Wen, “The Body Politics of Decoration and Handicraft: Re-Visioning 1970s Feminist Art” (CUNY, M. Hadler)

Lutz, Eric, “The Architect’s Eye: R. M. Schindler and His Photography” (UC Santa Barbara, U. Keller)

Rayfield, Elizabeth, “‘Her Apparent Admiration and the Intensity of Her Gaze’: Race, Class, and Gender and the Stereoscopic Viewing Experience” (UC Irvine, F. T. Rony)

Reynolds, Matthew, “Soft Focus: Glamour and the Hollywood Redevelopment Project” (Rochester, D. Crimp)

Schertz, Peter, “Marsyas Contended: The Figure of Marsyas in Roman Art, Politics, and Religion” (USC, J. Pollini)

Schumacher, Bett, “Helen Frankenthaler’s Modernism: Embodiment and Pictorial Ambiguity, 1950–1965” (Johns Hopkins, B. Doherty)

Speer, George V., “Binding Frankenstein: Reclaiming the Self in the Visual Culture of the Machine Age” (Washington, St. Louis, A. Miller)

Wahl, Kimberley A., “Fashioning the Female Artistic Self: Aesthetic Dress in Nineteenth-Century British Visual Culture” (Queen’s, Kingston, V. Jirat-Wasiutynski)

Warner, Pamela, “Word and Image in the Art Criticism of the Goncourt Brothers” (Delaware, N. Athanassoglou-Kallmyer)

Willick, Damon, “Conceptualizing Kienholz: Reconsidering Ed Kienholz in Contemporary Art” (UCLA, D. Preziosi)