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

Theory, Historiography, and Methodology
Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2015

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Andersen, Tawny, “Performativity as Critical Praxis” (McGill, A. Jones)

Batario, Jessamine, “The Art and Intellectual History of Byzantine Modernism” (Texas, Austin, R. Shiff)

Bullock, River, “Listening to Contemporary Art: Vocality as a Technology of Relation” (Wisconsin, Madison, J. Casid)

Chagnon, Katrie, “Théories fantasmatiques: les cas de Michael Fried et de Georges Didi-Huberman” (Université de Montréal, O. Asselin)

Cooley, Jessica A., “Crip Materiality: The Conservation of Art in the United States, Disability, and the Art of Failure” (Wisconsin, Madison, J. Casid)

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

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

Duffy, Owen, “Art and Dematerialization, 1966–79” (Virginia Commonwealth, R. Hobbs)

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

Jang, Sunhee, “Contemporary Art and the Search for History: The Emergence of the Artist–Historian” (UIUC, T. Weissman)

Lancaster, Lex, “Dragging Away: The Queer Work of Abstraction in Contemporary Art” (Wisconsin, Madison, J. Casid)

Proulx, Christelle, “Rêves de connexions universelles et immatérielles: Observer les cyberutopismes à travers l’art” (Université de Montréal, S. Paquet)

Roberge Van Der Donckt, Julia, “Le musée et la cité: (re)configuration de l’espace de la controverse” (Université de Montréal, S. Paquet)

Sichel, Jennifer, “Criticism without Authority: Gene Swenson, Jill Johnston, Gregory Battcock” (Chicago, D. English; M. Jackson)

Thorpe, Heather D., “Modernity’s Caravaggio” (Iowa, J. B. Scott)

Triandos, Theodoros, “A Social History of Postmodern Art and Its Criticism” (Delaware, A. Gibson; C. Holloway)

Viggiani, Daniela, “L’edizione dell’Abecedario Pittorico di Pietro Maria Guarienti (1678–1753), una fonte per la storia dell’arte portoghese” (Université de Montréal, L. de Moura Sobral; A. Caleca)

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)