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

Visual Studies/Visual Culture Studies
Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2015

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Apostol, Corina Lucia, “Dissident Education: Socially Engaged Art from Eastern Europe (1980–Present)” (Rutgers, J. Sharp)

Bago, Ivana, “Post-Yugoslav Artistic Practices at the Unidentified Grave of the Yugoslav Project” (Duke, K. Stiles)

Blaylock, Sara, “Magnitudes of Dissent: Art from the East German Margins” (UC Santa Cruz, J. González)

Borgen, Maibritt, “Some of My Basic Assumptions: The Art of Öyvind Fahlström, 1952–1976” (Yale, D. Joselit)

Brosnan, Kelsey, “Seductive Surfaces: Anne Vallayer Coster and the Eighteenth-Century Still Life” (Rutgers, S. Sidlauskas)

Caplan, Lindsay, “Open Works: Between the Programmed and the Free, Art in Italy from 1962 to 1972” (CUNY, R. Golan)

Carmack, Kara, “Marginal Centers: The New York Underground on Manhattan Public Access Television” (Texas, Austin, A. Reynolds)

Castro, Heather, “Screening the Apocalypse: Zombies, Visual Art, and the Grotesque in the Aftermath of Social Trauma” (Temple, G. Silk)

Cavallo, Bradley, “The Symbolic Significances of Early Modern Paintings on Metal and Stone Supports, ca. 1520–1700” (Temple, T. Cooper)

Choi, Jung E., “Impossible Geography: Alternative Spatiality in Ubiquitous Computational Environments” (Duke, M. Hansen)

Cook, Nicole Elizabeth, “Godfried Schalcken (1643–1706): Desire and Intimate Display” (Delaware, P. Chapman)

Corrales-Diaz, Erin R., “Remembering the Veteran: Disability, Trauma, and the American Civil War, 1861–1915” (UNC Chapel Hill, R. Barrett)

DiMarzo, Michelle, “Titian and the Culture of Mid-Century Rome: The Venetian among the Ruins” (Temple, T. Cooper)

Dorofeeva, Maria, “Fantasizing National Manhood: Art, Sexual Politics, and the Rise of Queer Counterpublics in Spain, 1898–1939” (UIUC, O. Vazquez)

Edwards, Randall, “Beyond Land Art: Site, Body, and Self in the Work of Dennis Oppenheim, 1967–75” (CUNY, H. Senie)

Fetterolf, Savannah, “The Canon According to Google: The Google Art Project and the Reconfiguration of Art Online” (George Mason, A. Landsberg)

Fisher, Michelle Millar, “Nothing is Transmissible but Thought: Le Corbusier’s Radiant City in Diaspora” (CUNY, K. Murphy)

Flores, Jez, “Camp as a Weapon: Chicano Identity and Asco’s Aesthetics of Resistance” (UC Berkeley, J. Bryan-Wilson)

Gerspacher, Arnaud, “Posthumanist Animals in Art: France and Belgium, 1972–1987” (CUNY, C. Bishop)

Gleisser, Faye, “Guerrilla Tactics: Performance Art and the Aesthetics of Resistance in American Visual Culture, 1967–1983” (Northwestern, H. Copeland)

Grayson, Saisha, “Cellist, Catalyst, Collaborator: The Work of Charlotte Moorman, 1963–1980” (CUNY, C. Bishop)

Hahn, Monica, “Go-Between Portraits and the Imperial Imagination circa 1800” (Temple, T. Cooper)

Harbin, Virginia Allison, “Visual Excess in Contemporary Art from the South Asian Diaspora” (Rutgers, T. Flores)

Hohensee, Naraelle, “Building in Public: Critical Reconstruction and the Rebuilding of Berlin after 1990” (CUNY, K. Murphy)

Luse, Emilie Anne-Yvonne, “Criticize and Punish: Disciplining Modernism in Interwar France” (Duke, M. Antliff)

Mandravelis, Stephen, “Sowing Rural Vision: The American Agriculturist and the Visual Rhetorics of Everyday Life, 1840–1880” (UNC Chapel Hill, B. Herman)

Marks, Maxine, “Touching Nether-Regionalisms: Paul Cadmus as Exemplary Foil to a Homegrown American Art” (New Mexico, K. P. Buick)

Martinez, Eugenia S., “Arabic Script in Action: Calligraphy in Senegalese Religious Visual Culture” (Florida, V. Rovine)

Martynyuk, Olena, “Postmodern Perestroika: Ukrainian Artistic Networks of the 1980s–1990s” (Rutgers, J. Sharp)

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

Myers, Allison, “French Conceptualism and the United States Art World, 1964–1986” (Texas, Austin, R. Shiff)

Nelson, Rachel, “On Perpetual Conflict: Art from Gaza to Ferguson” (UC Santa Cruz, J. González)

Partridge, Joy, “Thinking Through Diagrams: Abstract Imagery and Thought in Late Medieval Astronomical and Cosmological Diagrams” (CUNY, C. Hahn)

Schmidt, Sebastian, “From Global War to Global Cities: Planning, Art, and Post-WWII Urban History in New York, Berlin, and Tokyo” (MIT, M. Jarzombek)

Sneed, Gillian, “Gendered Subjectivity and Resistance: Brazilian Film and Video Performance Art of the 1970s and 1980s” (CUNY, A. Indych-López)

Tauschinger-Dempsey, Michael, “Suspensions: Violent Infrastructures in the Global Economy of Fear, A Socio-Visual, and Cross-Media Study” (Duke, B. Seaman)