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

Dissertations Completed by Subject, 2015

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Goodrum, Sarah, “The Problem of the Missing Museum: The Construction of Photographic Culture in the GDR” (USC, K. Flint)

Handlin, Emily, “Beyond Art and Science: Eadweard Muybridge in Philadelphia, 1884–1887” (Brown, D. Nickel)

Kim, Jeehey, “Death and Photography in East Asia: A Vernacular Use of Portrait Photography” (CUNY, A. Chave)

Kim, Joy Jeehye, “New Documents to Pictures: Lee Friedlander and the Re-Making of the Photographic Image, 1962–1989” (Yale, C. Buckley; D. Joselit)

Lee, Anna, “Amateurs: Photography and the Aesthetics of Vulnerability” (Chicago, D. English)

Paoletti, Giulia, “Un Nouveau Besoin: Photography and Portraiture in Senegal (1860–1960)” (Columbia, Z. Strother)

Riley, Casey, “From Page to Stage: Isabella Stewart Gardner’s Photograph Albums and the Development of Her Museum, 1850–1920” (Boston, K. Sichel)

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

Schwendener, Martha, “The Photographic Universe: Vilém Flusser’s Theories of Photography, Media, and Digital Culture” (CUNY, A. Chave)

Scott, Kate, “The Photography of Absence: Death in Postmodern America” (Rutgers, A. Zervigón)

Tallone, Ana, “A Light in the Darkness: Argentinian Photography during the Military Dictatorship (1976–1983)” (CUNY, K. Manthorne)