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

Ancient Egyptian/Near Eastern Art
Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2015

Amrhein, Anastasia, “Multi-Media Image-Making in Assyria: Visualizations of the Numinous in Political Context” (Pennsylvania, H. Pittman)

Butterworth, Jennifer, “Lower Nubian C-Group Figurines: Corpus and Context” (Emory, G. Robins)

Ferguson, Elissa, “The Depiction of Women in the Tombs of their Sons in New Kingdom Egypt” (Penn State, E. Walters)

Hartsay, Emily, “The Chapelle Rouge of Hatshepsut, Erasures, and Iconography” (Penn State, E. Walters)

Kopleff, Heather, “A Community in Stone: The Cenotaph Stelae of Abydos” (IFA/NYU, D. O’Connor)

LeRoux, Colette, “In the Beginning was the Picture: Visual Culture in the Uruk Expansion” (Columbia, Z. Bahrani)

Mazurek, Lindsey, “Globalizing the Sculptural Landscape of the Isis and Sarapis Cults in Roman Greece” (Duke, S. Dillon)

McGovern, Elizabeth, “Fashioning Identity in Eighteenth Dynasty Egypt: The Depiction of Costume in the Tombs of the Nobles at Thebes” (IFA/NYU, D. O’Connor)

Olien, Catherine Victoria, “Ancient Cyprus in the Universal Museum: A Comparative Study of European Reception ca. 1860–1914” (Northwestern, A. Gunter)

Pilavcı, Türkan, “Drinking a God and Sacrificing a Drink: Hittite Libation Vessels in Art and Ritual” (Columbia, Z. Bahrani)

Prakash, Tara, “Statues of the ‘Other’: An Examination of Three-Dimensional Representations of Foreigners in Ancient Egypt” (IFA/NYU, D. O’Connor)

Thum, Jen, “‘Ramesses was Here’: The Mechanics of Egyptian Royal Rock Inscriptions” (Brown, J. P. Allen; L. Bestock)