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

Nineteenth-Century Art
Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2015

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Acosta, Taylor J., “Between the ‘Real’ and the ‘Ideal’: Realism, Historicism, and Jules Breton’s Inflected Rural Vision” (Minnesota, G. Weisberg)

Adams, Alissa, “Depictions of Napoleon I’s Resurrection (1821–1848)” (Iowa, D. Johnson)

Anderson, Leslie, “Picturing Pedagogy: C. W. Eckersberg, the Royal Academy, and Artistic Labor in Denmark’s ‘Golden Age’” (CUNY, P. Mainardi)

Angel, Sara, “Redefining the Rules of Nazi-Era Art Restitution: The Max Stern Recoveries” (Toronto, E. Legge)

Anvar, Hajar, “The Role of Photography in the Production of Space and Spatial Representation in Nineteenth-Century Iran” (Université de Montréal, S. Paquet)

Applebaum, Lauren, “Elusive Matter, Material Bodies: American Art in the Age of Electronic Mediation, 1865–1918” (UIUC, J. Greenhill)

Bailey, Bradley, “Objects and Their Subjects: The Making of History in Modern Japan and Europe” (Yale, M. Yiengpruksawan)

Banas, Paulina, “The French Orientalist Book Industry (1840–80): Prisse d’Avennes, Systems of Borrowing and Reuse, and the Marketing of Egypt” (Binghamton University, N. Um)

Beach, Caitlin, “Commerce Configured: Sculpture, Slavery, and Commodity in the Nineteenth-Century Atlantic World” (Columbia, E. Hutchinson)

Bowyer, Emerson, “Numismatic Modernity: Romantic Economies of Representation” (Columbia, J. Crary; A. Higonnet)

Butcosk, Charles,“Wassily Kandinsky and the Vicissitudes of das Innere, 1908–1914” (Princeton, B. Doherty)

Buteau, Melanie, “Beyond Perception: Re-evaluating Merleau-Ponty’s Phenomenology of Cézanne” (Queen’s, A. Morehead)

Butler, Eliza, “The Public Art of Francis Davis Millet” (Columbia, E. Hutchinson)

Chadwick, Esther, “The Radical Print: 1760–1830” (Yale, T. Barringer)

Chapman, Roberta, “‘We’ll Always Have Paris’: Myths and Constructions of Paris in Chicago, Casablanca, and Buenos Aires (1880–1915)” (Penn State, N. Locke)

Coman, Sonia, “Japanese and Japoniste Ceramics in France: New Art Values, 1855–1889” (Columbia, A. Higonnet)

Cooperstein, Shana, “Reading between the Lines: Post-Academic Drawing Pedagogy in Nineteenth-Century France” (McGill, M. Hunter)

Cousins, Darlene, “Art in Paris under the Occupation, 1814–1818” (Université de Montréal, T. Porterfield)

Davis Winthrop, Emily, “Allegories of the Modern: The Female Nude in Art Nouveau” (Virginia Commonwealth, E. Garberson)

Desplanque, Kathryn, “Art, Commerce, and Caricature: Satirical Images of Artistic Life in Paris, 1750–1850” (Duke, N. McWilliam)

DiSalvo, Lauren Kellogg, “Micromosaics as Grand Tour Souvenirs in Europe from the Early Eighteenth to the Late Nineteenth Centuries,” (Missouri, Columbia, M. Yonan; K. W. Slane)

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

Doyle, Allan, “A Rule without Measure: Michelangelo in French Painting 1814–1850” (Princeton, R. DeLue; Yale, C. Armstrong)

Duncan-O’Neill, Erin, “The Itinerant Image: Media and Repetition in the Art of Honoré Daumier” (Princeton, B. Alsdorf)

Dunn, Ashley E., “Graphic Paris: A Study of Urban Etching, 1850–1880” (Northwestern, S. H. Clayson)

Essif, Davenne, “La Mère Moderne: Motherhood in French Visual Culture, 1910–1940” (UNC Chapel Hill, D. Sherman)

Evans, Jane, “To Explore the Culture of Soils: Towards an Ecology of British Landscape Painting, 1780–1850” (Rice, L. Costello)

Fadeley, Beth, “The Empire at Home: Painting the Domestic Interior in the Age of US Global Expansion, 1876–1915” (Georgia, J. Simon)

Feiman, Jesse, “History, Politics, and Taxonomy in Habsburg Vienna: Adam von Bartsch (1757–1821) and the Natural History of Art” (MIT, K. Smentek)

Fernandez, Segundo, “David Cox and the Painterly Picturesque” (Florida State, R. Neuman)

Fox, Peter, “Kunstgewerbe als Erzieher: Bernhard Pankok and Others, 1895–1917” (Princeton, E. da Costa Meyer)

Fravel, Laura, “Gazing Westward: The Quest for Unity in American Art Displays at the World’s Fairs, 1876–1916” (UNC Chapel Hill, R. Barrett)

Gass, Izabel, “Painted Thanatologies: Théodore Géricault against the Aesthetics of Life” (Yale, C. Armstrong)

Goldstein, Jason, “Three Monet’s: Artful Description in the Criticism and Literature of Gustave Geffroy, Octave Mirbeau, and Gustave Kahn” (Texas, Austin, R. Shiff)

Gontar, Cybèle, “José Francisco Xavier de Salazar y Mendoza and Jacques Guillaume Lucien Amans: Portraiture, Identity, and Plantation Society in New Orleans, 1790–1890” (CUNY, K. Manthorne)

Hainy, Joshua D., “John Flaxman: Beyond the Line” (Iowa, D. Johnson)

Hamming, Grant Wesley, “Amerikanischer Malkasten: American Art and Düsseldorf “(Stanford, B. Wolf)

Hanson, Kristan, “In Bloom: Women and Horticulture in French Visual Culture, 1860s–1880s” (Kansas, J. Pultz; L. Stone-Ferrier)

Havet, Isabelle, “Beneath the Surface: Representations of Subterranean Space, 1850–1900” (Delaware, N. Athanassoglou-Kallmyer)

Helprin, Alexandra, “Art and Servitude on the Sheremetev Estates” (Columbia, A. Higonnet)

Henneman, Jennifer, “Her Representation Precedes Her: Transatlantic Celebrity, Portraiture, and Visual Culture, 1865–1895” (Washington, S. Casteras)

Holmes, Robley, “Colonial Subjects: French Representations of North African Men, 1830–1962” (UNC Chapel Hill, D. Sherman)

Hyde Nolan, Erin, “Ottomans Abroad: The Translation and Circulation of Nineteenth-Century Portrait Photography from Istanbul to Europe and the United States” (Boston, K. Sichel)

Johnson, Olga, “Shakespeare’s Fools, Rembrandt’s Beggars, Manet’s Philosophers: On the Aesthetics of Modernity” (Stony Brook University, M. Rawlinson)

Karras, Olga Zaferatos “Constructing Greek Genre Painting, Visualizing National Identity, 1850–1900” (CUNY, A. Pelizzari)

Knazook, Elizabeth, “The Photographically Illustrated Book in Nineteenth-Century Canada” (Queen’s, J. Schwartz)

Lachance-Provençal, François, “La peinture et l’ivresse: regards croisés sur les discours et les pratiques du modernisme pictural” (Université de Montréal, N. Dubreuil)

Laufer, Mia, “Le Goût Sémite: Art Collecting, Identity, and Antisemitism in Early Third Republic Paris, 1870–1914” (Washington University, E. Childs)

Lauritano, Steven, “Embedded Remnants in Modern Architecture: Karl Friedrich Schinkel and the Historiography of Remains” (Yale, C. Wood; S. Zeidler)

Lebowitz, Anjuli, “Faith in the Field: The Photographic Albums of Auguste Salzmann, 1854–1875” (Boston, K. Sichel)

Lee, KeyJo, “Melancholic Materiality: History and the Unhealable Wound in African American Photographic Portraits, 1850–1877” (Yale, K. Mercer)

Luce, Isabel, “Picturing Domesticity: An Investigation of Household Objects in the Victorian Home” (Queen’s, J. Helland)

Lum, Julia, “A Traveling Art: Intersecting Visual and Material Histories of the Pacific, 1788–1848” (Yale, T. Barringer)

Martin, Darlene, “An Alternate Aestheticism: Japonisme and Popular Imagery in Britain, America, and France, 1860–1910” (Washington, S. Casteras)

Mason, Ashley, “Jean-François Millet’s Depictions of Women” (Iowa, D. Johnson)

Mayer, Tamar, “Consequences of Drawing: Self and History in Jacques-Louis David’s Preparatory Practices” (Chicago, R. Ubl; M. Ward)

McBryde, Brynne, “Public Bodies: The Nude and Public Health in Nineteenth-Century France” (Penn State, N. Locke)

McCann, Justin, “Elastic Capacities: Whistler and the Art of Transformation” (Rutgers, S. Sidlauskas)

McGraw, Eva, “Xanthus Russell Smith and Maritime Imagery in America” (CUNY, K. Manthorne)

Min, Yun-jeong, “The Reception of Western Art and the Art Academy during the Meiji Period (1868–1912) of Japan” (Ohio State, J. Andrews)

Moblard Meier, Anna-Marie, “Mutual Encounters: The Wiener Weltausstellung, the Changing Arts of Japan, and Viennese Japonismus” (Bryn Mawr, C. Hertel)

Morrison, Alexandra, “Copying at the Louvre” (Yale, C. Armstrong)

Motlani, Aisha, “Visual Representations of the Indian Rebellion of 1857” (Northwestern, S. H. Clayson)

Nelson, Elyse, “Antonio Canova and His British Patrons: The Late Works and Restoration Europe (1814–1822)” (IFA/NYU, T. Crow)

Nelson-Dusek, Colin, “Antoine Bourdelle and the Reception of Classicism in Early-Twentieth-Century French Sculpture” (Delaware, N. Athanassoglou-Kallmyer)

Newman, Rachel Grace, “Conjuring Cane: Visualizing Power on Caribbean Sugar Plantations and the Art of William Berryman” (Stanford, B. Wolf)

Nour-ElSayed, Alia, “Egyptian-French Encounters: Art and National Identity, 1867–1928” (Rutgers, S. Sidlauskas)

O’Rourke, Stephanie, “Bodies of Knowledge: Fuseli and Girodet at the Turn of the Nineteenth-Century” (Columbia, J. Crary)

Oliver, Christopher, “Civic Visions: The Panorama and Popular Amusement in American Art and Society, 1845–1870” (Virginia, M. McInnis)

Palmor, Lauren, “Shadows and Light: Seeing Senescence in American and British Genre Painting, ca. 1850–1910” (Washington, S. Casteras)

Parkinson, Nicholas, “Imagining the North: Nordic Art in Nineteenth-Century Visual Culture and Criticism” (Stony Brook University, J. Rubin)

Phillips, Laura, “Adolph Menzel’s Language Games” (Yale, T. Barringer; N. Suthor)

Piper, Corey, “Animal Pursuits: Hunting and the Visual Arts in Nineteenth-Century America” (Virginia, M. McInnis)

Presutti, Kelly, “Terroir after the Terror: Landscape and Representation in Nineteenth-Century France” (MIT, K. Smentek)

Pride, Jennifer, “Picturing Cultural Trauma in Haussmannized Paris” (Florida State, L. Weingarden)

Rafiq, Farrukh, “The Pre-Raphaelite National Identity” (Queen’s, J. Helland)

Rahimi-Golkhandan, Shabnam, “The Photograph’s Shabih-Kashi (Verisimilitude)–The Liminal Visualities of Late Qajar Art (1853–1911)” (Yale, K. Rizvi)

Reinhardt, Chanelle, “Entrer triomphalement au muse: Du rôle des fêtes révolutionnaires dans la naissance du musée du Louvre” (Université de Montréal, J. Lamoureux)

Ridlen, Michael T., “Prud’hon’s Evolving Classicism” (Iowa, D. Johnson)
Robbins, Ola, “The Construction of Alterist Identities in the Self-Portraits of James Ensor” (CUNY, J. Sund)

Rye-Kopec, Ashley, “No One a Stranger: Anglo-American Representations of Venetian Labor, ca. 1866–1900” (Delaware, W. Bellion)

Saunders, Beth, “Developing Italy: Photography, History, and National Identity during the Risorgimento, 1839–1855” (CUNY, A. Pelizzari)

Schwartz, Rebecca Ayres, “Thomas Cole on Architecture: Picturing the Gothic” (Delaware, B. Herman)

Shields, Caroline, “Crafting Memory: Paul Gauguin and Still Life Painting, 1880–1901” (Maryland, College Park, J. Hargrove)

Silberman, Caitlin, “Thinking with Birds in British Art and Visual Culture, 1840–1900” (Wisconsin, Madison, N. Marshall)

Simpson, Nicole, “Prints on Display: Exhibitions of Engraving and Etching in England, 1780–1858” (CUNY, K. Manthorne)

Situ, Xiao, “Emily Dickinson’s Window Culture, 1830–1886” (Yale, A. Nemerov; E. Cooke, Jr.)

Slodounik, Aaron, “The Painter and His Poets: Paul Gauguin and Interartistic Exchange” (CUNY, J. Sund)

Smolinski, Thea, “La République: The Female Body as Political Allegory in Late 19th-Century France” (IFA/NYU, L. Nochlin)

Spear, Elizabeth, “Reframing Landscape: Spectacular Display and the Collaborative Viewing Experience in Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Painting” (Iowa, J. Kinsey)

Sperling, Juliet, “Animating Flatness: Seeing Moving Images in American Painting and Mass Visual Culture, 1800–1895” (Pennsylvania, M. Leja)

Springer, Mary R., “American Collegiate Gothic Architecture and Its Architects, Patrons, and Educational Aims” (Iowa, B. Mooney)

Stein, Deborah, “Charles Callahan Perkins, Classical Sculpture, and the Rhetorical Tradition in Boston” (Boston, K. Morgan)

Strasik, Amanda K., “Reconceiving Childhood: Women and Children in French Art, 1750–1814” (Iowa, D. Johnson)

Talbot, Emily, “The Photographic Effect: Making Pictures after Photography, 1875–1905” (Michigan, S. Siegfried)

Thompson, Whitney, “Foreign-born Artists Making ‘American’ Pictures: The Immigrant Experience and the Art of the United States, 1819–1893” (CUNY, K. Manthorne)

Trittipo, Kathryn, “A Visual Affair: Material Culture and l’Affaire Dreyfus” (Minnesota, G. Weisberg)

Tuerk, Stephanie, “Utilité publique: Architecture, Urbanism, and Aesthetic Reform in Turn of the Century France” (MIT, M. Jarzombek)

Voelker, Emily, “Visualizing the Indigenous Cultures of ‘Amerique du Nord’: Photography, Anthropology and Franco-American Exchange, 1870–1890” (Boston, K. Sichel)

Von Preussen, Brigid, “The Antique Made New: Commercial Classicism in Late Georgian Britain” (Columbia, A. Higonnet)

Vrooman, Jason, “Crossing the Threshold: Nabi Depictions of Men in Public, Private, and Pretend Spaces” (IFA/NYU, L. Nochlin)

Walkiewicz, Alice, “From the ‘Song of the Shirt’ to the Call to Organize: The Seamstress in Late-19th-Century Art in Europe and the United States” (CUNY, J. Sund)

Wall, Erin, “Canada in the British Empire: Visual Culture and the Colonial Imagination, 1851–1886” (Queen’s, J. Helland)

Wallace, Amy C., “Experiments in Artistic Living: Artists’ Colonies in Canada and the United States, 1870–1930” (Toronto, M. Cheetham)

Walsh, Catherine, “‘Tell Me a Story’: Narrative and Orality in Nineteenth-Century American Visual Culture” (Delaware, W. Bellion)

Waterman, Amanda, “Neo-Pre-Raphaelitism: The Final Generations” (Washington, S. Casteras)

Weintraub, Alex, “Shifting Ground: Van Gogh’s Media and the Production of Modernism” (Columbia, J. Crary)

Winn, Laura, “Inventing the Ideal State of Nature for the Self and Other: Orientalism and the Belle Époque Construction of Artistic Identity” (Florida, M. Hyde)

Wojciechowski, Amalia, “Spiritual Nationalism and Polish Art: Fashioning Identities in the Work of the Młoda Polska” (Bryn Mawr, C. Hertel)

Zirnheld, Bernard, “Fin de Siècle, Fin du Régime: Republican Architecture and Planning in the Rue Réaumur” (Yale, C. Armstrong)

Zundo, Mary Elizabeth, “Mapping Destiny: Cartography and Nineteenth-Century American Art of the Frontier” (UIUC, D. O’Brien)