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

Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2015

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Ahern, Mallory, “Flickers, Loops, Dots, Stacks, and Tracings: Cinematic Devices and the Technical Image, 1960–1975” (Yale, F. Casetti; C. Buckley)

Bucilla, Drew, “Europe: Expanded Cinema, Projection and the Film Co-op in Western Europe, 1966–1979” (CUNY, D. Joselit)

Chan, Yenna, “Narrating Montreal: Critiques of Urban Renewal in the 1970s through Exhibition and Documentary Film” (Bard Graduate Center, D. Jaffee)

Dootson, Kirsty, “Industrial Color: Chromatic Technologies in Britain (1856–1971)” (Yale, T. Barringer; K. Trumpener)

Hansen, James, “Nostalgic Media: Histories and Memories of Domestic Technology in the Moving Image” (Ohio State, K. Paulsen)

Hartnett, Gerald, “Recorded Objects and Couterauras: Art, Technical Reproducibility, Cybernetics, 1952–1962” (Stony Brook University, A. Uroskie)

Jacobson, Ann, “Strange Visions: The Art of Björn Melhus” (Ohio State, K. Paulsen)

Jakubowski, Dan, “Analog Constellation, Digital Assemblages: Contemporary Egyptian Video Art and the Politics of Modernity” (Florida, V. Rovine)

Kauffman, Alexander, “‘Faire un Cinéma’: Film and the Art of Marcel Duchamp” (Pennsylvania, C. Poggi)

Larouche, Peggy, “Cinéphilie, infirmité et les allégories de défiguration dans The Saddest Music in the World de Guy Maddin” (Université de Montréal, A. Habib)

Lescher, Mery-et, “The Little Studio That Could: Walt Disney Feature Animation’s Florida Studio” (Florida State, R. Neuman)

Llorens, Natasha, “Imagining Violence, Imagining the Nation: Algerian National Cinema between 1965 and 1979” (Columbia, A. Alberro)

McManus, William, “‘When We Made Movies Just to Make Them’: Warhol’s Films and the Surface of the 1960s” (Princeton, H. Foster)

Mericle, Robyn, “Silent Westerns: Before the Endless Miles of Wind and Sand and Sky” (UIC, H. Higgins)

Polonyi, Eszter, “Writing as Apparition: Béla Balázs’s Media Theory” (Columbia, N. Elcott)

Rochester, Katherine, “Animating Ornament: From Lotte Reiniger’s Silhouette Films toward a Theory of the Decorative in Animation” (Bryn Mawr, C. Hertel; K. Beckman)

Roland, S. Zelda, “Hollywood Stockyards: People and Places in the Background of Classical Hollywood” (Yale, J. D. Connor)

Sarvé-Tarr, Marin, “Seizing the Everyday: Lettrist Film and the French Postwar Avant-garde, 1946–1954” (Chicago, C. Mehring)

Schmenner, William, “How to Hit the Ground: Habits of Seeing Motion in 1920s Slapstick Comedy” (Pennsylvania, K. Beckman)

Tuite, Rebecca, “Nightwear in Hollywood Film and Television and the United States Nightwear Industry, 1945–1977” (Bard Graduate Center, C. Whalen)

Werther-Rosenow, Barbara, “Communicative Strategies in Contemporary Video Art” (Rutgers, T. Flores)