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

Nineteenth-Century Art
Dissertations Completed by Subject, 2014

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Arabindan-Kesson, Anna, “Threads of Empire: The Visual Economy of the Cotton Trade in the Indian and Atlantic Ocean Worlds, 1840–1990” (Yale, H. Carby, T. Barringer)

Baradel, Lacey, “Mobile Americans: Geographic Mobility and Modernity in US Visual Culture, 1860–1915” (Penn, M. Leja)

Brion, Katherine, “Decorative Painting and Politics in France, 1890–1914” (Michigan, H. Lay)

Cao, Maggie M., “Episodes at the End of Landscape: Hudson River School to American Modernism” (Harvard, J. Roberts)

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

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

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

Drien, Marcela, “The Arts in the Showcase: Santiago’s Exposición Internacional of 1875” (Stony Brook University, M. Bogart)

Dunn, Lindsay, “A Revolutionary Empress in the Age of Napoleon: Marie-Louise, Archduchess of Austria, Empress of the French, and Duchess of Parma, Piacenza, and Guastalla (1791–1847)” (UNC Chapel Hill, M. Sheriff)

Eschelbacher, Andrew, “Labor in the Cauldron of Progress: Jules Dalou, the Inconstant Worker, and Paris’s Memorial Landscape” (Maryland, College Park, J. Hargrove)

Harris, Mazie M., “Inventors and Manipulators: Photography as Intellectual Property in Nineteenth-Century New York” (Brown, D. Nickel)

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

Johnson, Monique, “An Insistent Subject: The Countess de Castiglione Facing the Lens” (Michigan, S. Siegfried)

Jubinville, Ginette, “Représenter et construire la psychiatrie en France, 1801–1863. L’art des premiers aliénistes” (Université de Montréal, T. Porterfield)

Kang, Cindy, “Wallflowers: Tapestry, Painting, and the Nabis in Fin-de-siècle France” (IFA/ NYU, L. Nochlin)

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

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

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)

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

Ostergaard, Tyler E., “The Beast Within: The Contested Image of the Railroad in French Visual Culture, 1837–1877” (Iowa, D. Johnson)

Pauly, Sandra, “The Art of Reconciliation: The World’s Industrial and Cotton Centennial Exposition, New Orleans, 1884” (Georgia, J. Simon)

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

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

Reddy, Meredith, “Artful Mediums: Women, Séance Photography, and Materialization Phenomena, 1880–1930” (Toronto, L. Kaplan)

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

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

Sanford, Lauren M., “Littoral Crossings: Imagery of Women and Water in Nineteenth-Century Britain” (UNC Chapel Hill, M. Sheriff)

Schaefer, Sarah, “From Sacred to Spectacular: Gustave Doré’s Biblical Imagery” (Columbia, A. Higonnet)

Shircliff, Jennifer, “Women and the 1913 Armory Show” (Louisville, C. Fulton)
Telfair, Catharine, “Stillness: Self and Space in Symbolist Portraiture” (UC Berkeley, T. Clark)

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

Zhong, Yueni, “Technologies of Aesthetics: Art and Alchemy in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Chinese Art” (Berkeley, P. Berger)