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, 2014

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Alisauskas, Alexandra, “Deforming the ‘Homo Sovieticus’: The Collective Subject in Polish Art (1982–1992)” (Rochester, R. Haidu)

Bares, Eva, “Finding Place: Diaspora Experiences in Contemporary African Women’s Art” (Stony Brook University, B. Frank)

Betancourt, Roland, “The Proleptic Image: An Investigation of the Medium in Byzantium” (Yale, R. Nelson)

Blair, Gregory, “Place-Produced Thought: The Agency of Place and the Co-Production of Knowledge in Heidegger, Baudrillard, and Others” (IDSVA, M. Kelley)

Bogaard, Cornelia, “Never an Alibi: The Dialogical Museum” (IDSVA, S. Moro)

Burditt, Rebecca, “Hollywood’s ‘Commercial Moments’: Seeing Difference in the Postwar Era” (Rochester, J. Saab)

DeLand, Lauren, “Invisible Men: The Risks and Pleasures of Self-Portrayal in the Work of Contemporary American Male Artists” (Minnesota, J. Blocker)

Contogouris, Ersy, “Emma Hamilton, a Model of Agency in Late Eighteenth-Century Europe” (Université de Montréal, T. Porterfield)

Graham, Amanda, “The Myth of Movement: Lucinda Childs and Trisha Brown Dancing on the New York City Grid, 1970–1980” (Rochester, D. Crimp)

Hall, Jennifer, “Interactive Art and the Action of Behavioral Aesthetics in Embodied Philosophy” (IDSVA, P. Armstrong)

Kang, Kyoung-Lae, “Guilt Cinema: Memory, Boundaries, and Ethical Criticism in Postcolonial Korea” (Rochester, S. Willis)

Kennedy, Jennifer, “Charming Monsters: The Spectacle of Femininity in Postwar France” (Binghamton, T. McDonough)

Klorman-Eraqi, Na’ama, “Feminism and Photography in Britain in 1970s and Early 1980s” (Binghamton, J. Tagg)

Kruglinski, Jennifer, “Signal Disruptions: Gendered Tropes and Feminist Burlesque of Martha Rosler” (Stony Brook University, A. Uroskie)

Lee, Sohl, “Images of Reality/Ideals of Democracy: Contemporary Korean Art, 1980s–2000s” (Rochester, R. Haidu)

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

Libby, Alexandra, “Piety and Politics in Peter Paul Rubens’s Triumph of the Eucharist Tapestry Series” (Maryland, College Park, A. Wheelock)

Magnusen, Kaia L, “‘Ghastly Females’ and ‘Wanton Corrosion’: The Appropriation and Modernization of German Old Master Motifs in Otto Dix’s Images of Weimar Women” (Rutgers, S. Sidlauskas, A. Zervigón)

McDonald, Jessica, “Relocating Rochester: A Critical Historiography of American Photography in the 1960s and ‘70s” (Rochester, D. Crimp)

Ogawa, Shota, “Zainichi Koreans (Koreans in Japan): A Cinematic History” (Rochester, S. Willis)

Pawelchak, Nadia, “Medieval Art, Audiences, Embodied Responses, and Cognitive Theory” (Florida State, P. Gerson)

Peng, Yingchen, “This Imperial Body: The Cultural Enterprise of Empress Dowager Cixi (1835–1908)” (UCLA, H. S. Lee)

Rarey, Matthew Francis, “Revolting Visions: Contesting Aesthetics in Brazil’s Era of Slave Rebellion” (Wisconsin, Madison, J. Casid)

Rocco, Patricia, “Maniera Devota/Mano Donnesca: Women, Virtue and Visual Imagery During the Counter-Reformation in the Papal States, 1575–1675” (CUNY, J. Saslow)

Seo, Yoonjung, “Connecting across Boundaries: Interdisciplinary and Transcultural Perspectives on the Use of Chinese Images in Chosŏn Court Art” (UCLA, B. Jungmann)