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, 2014

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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)” (Université de Montréal, C. Bernier)

Bissonauth, Natasha, “Transnational Trends: Parody in Sunil Gupta and Chitra Ganesh, 1980–present” (Cornell, I. Dadi)

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

Buck, Tracy, “The Rock Garden: Memory, Place-Making, and Heritage in Chandigarh” (UCLA, S. Mathur)

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

Di Pietrantonio, Natalia, “Visions of Desire: The Art of Awadh’s Court, 1754–1857” (Cornell, I. Dadi, K. McGowan)

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)

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

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

Kumar, Aparna, “Partition and the Historiography of Art in South Asia” (UCLA, S. Mathur)

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, 1898–1918” (Maryland, College Park, R. Ater)

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

Powers, Sophia, “Contemporary Art and the Ethnographic Impulse in Post-Liberalization India” (UCLA, S. Mathur)

Punj, Nandita, “Up in Alms, Portraits in Giving: The Salibhadra Carita in Early Modern Jain Art” (Rutgers, S. Brett-Smith)

Richardson, Sarah Aoife, “Authoring Images: Painting and Inscription in the Fourteenth-Century Tibetan Buddhist Temple of Shalu” (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)

Shaffer, Holly, “Maratha Art, Its Production, and Dissemination in India and Britain, 1700–1900” (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, “All Streets Leads to Temples: Mapping Monumental Histories in Kanchiparam, ca. 690–1199 CE” (Yale, T. Sears)