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 in Progress by Subject, 2004

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Bagg, Shannon K., “Artists, Art Historians, and the Value of Contemporary Inuit Art” (Queen’s, Kingston, L. Jessup)

Baum, Rachel, “Andy Warhol: The Crisis of Modernist Subjectivity in Abstraction” (Harvard, N. Bryson)

Brower, Matthew, “Animal Traces: Early North American Animal Photography” (Rochester, L. Cartwright, J. Saab)

Bubenik, Andrea, “The Reception of Albrecht Dürer (1528–1700): The Practices of Art, Science and Collecting” (Queen’s, Kingston, C. Hoeniger and V. Manuth)

Carlson, Elizabeth, “City of Mirrors: Spectacle and Surveillance in Nineteenth-Century Paris” (Minnesota, J. Blocker)

Caro, Mario A., “The Native as Image: Art History and the Representation of the American Native” (Rochester, J. Berlo, M. Holly)

Contreras de Berenfeld, Maria Celina, “Cesare Brandi’s Teoria Del Restauro and the Practice of Restoration” (Queen’s, Kingston, C. Hoeniger)

Cronan, Todd, “The Despair of the Physical: Materialism in George Santayana, Wallace Stevens, and Henri Matisse, 1900–1950” (UC Berkeley, W. Davis)

Curzon, Lucy, “Modernity’s Revision: Culture and National Identity in Postwar Britain” (Rochester, P. Duro, J. Saab)

Czach, Liz, “Careless Rapture: Artifacts and Archives of the Home Movie” (Rochester, S. Willis)

Dawsey, Jill, “Secrets From the Streets: Women, Art, and Urban Space, 1966–1980” (Stanford, P. Lee)

De Souza, C. Roberto, “And Love Will Live Forever: The Narrative Structure of the Fotonovela” (UC Santa Barbara, U. Keller)

Emerling, John, “The Gesture of Collecting: Walter Benjamin and Contemporary Aesthetics” (UCLA, D. Preziosi)

Evans, Kim, “The Geography of Feminist Art Criticism: A Genealogical History of Feminist Discourses On Art, 1971–1981” (SUNY Binghamton, J. Tagg)

Firstenberg, Lauri, “Postcoloniality, Performance, and Photographic Portraiture” (Harvard, S. P. Blier)

Gasparavicius, Gediminas, “The Emergence of Neo-Avantgardes in Central Europe in 1975–1995” (SUNY Stony Brook, D. Kuspit)

Holmes, Kristy, “The Gendered Nation: The Work of Joyce Wieland 1964–1976” (Queen’s, Kingston, L. Jessup)

Horiuchi, Lynne, “Dislocations and Relocations: The Built Environments of Japanese American Internment” (UC Santa Barbara, E. B. Robertson)

Howie, Elizabeth, “The Courtly Erotics of the Photograph: Photography and the Nineteenth-Century Theorization of Courtly Love” (UNC Chapel Hill, C. Mavor)

Humphrey, Dan, “Projected Affects/Constructed Subjects: Considering the Male American Spectator of ‘Foreign’ Feature Films” (Rochester, D. Crimp)

Johnson Bidler, Tiffany, “Tracing Genealogies: The Question of Inheritance in Early and Contemporary American Art” (Minnesota, J. Blocker)

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

Lee, Andrea, “Visioning the Sacred: Expressions of Spirituality By Contemporary Women Artists” (Missouri, Columbia-Kansas City, M. Southwell-Wahlman)

Léger, Marc, “Visuality, Subjectivity and Social Space in Critical Public Art” (Rochester, J. Saab)

Macnayr, Linda C., “Politics and Gender in Portraits of Princess Charlotte of Belgium, Vicereine of Lombardy-Venetia, and Empress of Mexico” (Queen’s, Kingston, J. Helland)

McAuliffe, Michael, “Connoisseurship in the Twentieth Century: The Jànos Scholz Collection of Italian Old Master Drawings—A Case Study” (Columbia, D. Rosand)

McElreavy, Timothy S., “Object Relations: Repeating and Working Through Minimalism and Postminimalism in the 1980s and 1990s” (Stanford, P. Lee)

Mizoguchi, Akiko, “The Construction of Lesbian Sexuality in Contemporary Japan in Relation to Yaoi Fictions and ‘Gay Boom’ Cinema” (Rochester, D. Crimp)

Muir, Kim H. S., “Wounded Masterpieces: Restoring Severely Damaged Works of Art” (Queen’s, Kingston, C. Hoeniger)

Oliver, Lisa, “The Logic of Advertising: Foucault, Visual Culture and the Production of Subjectivity” (Brown, H. Vanel)

Parkinson, Kamilla T., “Philip John Bainbrigge (1817–1881) and the ‘group of 1838’” (Queen’s, Kingston, L. Jessup)

Perry, Weens, “America in Ruins: Photography and the Making of National Meanings” (SUNY Stony Brook, M. Bogart)

Persinger, Cynthia, “The Politics of Style: Meyer Schapiro and the Methods of Art History” (Pittsburgh, B. McCloskey)

Potvin, John, “‘The New Chivalry’: Representation of Male Bodies, Labour, Sexuality and Domestic Ideology in British Aestheticism” (Queen’s, Kingston, J. Helland)

Reymond, Rhonda, “For Glory and For Beauty: Richard Morris Hunt, George W. Vanderbilt, and All Souls’ Church” (Georgia, J. Simon)

Ricciardelli, Lucia, “Packaging the Past For the Spectator: The Status of the Photographic Image in Contemporary Documentary Practice” (UC Santa Barbara, A. Solomon-Godeau)

Robertson, Kirsty, “This Is What Democracy Looks Like: Visual Culture and Protest in Canada, 1988–2003” (Queen’s, Kingston, L. Jessup)

Rodriguez, Victor M., “Mimicry in Latin American Art and the Rhetoric of Modernist Art History” (Rochester, D. Crimp)

Rogers, Denise, “Becoming Black Woman: Eldzier Cortor’s Visualization of the Black Female Body” (UC Irvine, J. Wilson)

Rogers, Jennifer, “Walking after Midnight: Mythic Monstrousness, Menstruation, and the Female Werewolf” (UC Irvine, A. Lippit)

Sandler, Daniela, “Incarnate Politics: National Identity, History, and Architectural Heritage in Postwar Berlin” (Rochester, A. Nader)

Smith, T’ai, “Weaving Work at the Bauhaus: The Gender and Engendering of a Medium” (Rochester, D. Crimp)

Soccio, Lisa, “Nothing’s Shocking: On the Persistence of Avant-Gardism in Alternative Music” (Rochester, J. Wolff)

Thompson, Allison, “Arriving at the Caribbean: Constructing Visual Representations of Transatlantic and Transcultural Experience” (SUNY Stony Brook, B. Frank)

Vorano, Norman D., “The Culture of Inuit Art: Museums, Modernism, and the Popular Imaginary in the Mid Twentieth Century” (Rochester, J. Berlo)

Wang, Meiqin, “Transformation and Construction: Exhibiting Chinese Contemporary National Art in 2003” (SUNY Binghamton, N. Um)

Williams, Michael, “Playing Perverse: Being-In-The-Filmic-World” (Rochester, T. Dipiero)

Zeidler, Sebastian, “Carl Einstein’s History and Theory of Art” (Columbia, B. Buchloh, R. Krauss)

Zuromskis, Catherine, “Private Images, Public Contexts: Snapshot Photography in the Public Sphere” (Rochester, D. Crimp)