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Eighteenth Century
Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2017

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Adams, Alissa “French Depictions of Napoleon I's Resurrection (1821-1848)” (University of Iowa, D. Johnson)

Bartel, Jens, “Style, Space, and Meaning in the Large-Scale Landscape Paintings of Maruyama Ōkyo (1733-1795)” (Columbia University, M. McKelway)

Berman, Daniella, “Aesthetics of Contingency: History and the Unfinished Paintings of the French Revolution” (Institute of Fine Arts/NYU, T. Crow)

Bernstein, Margot, “Carmontelle's Profile Pictures and the Things that Made Them Modern” (Columbia University, A. Higonnet)

Brandner, Christine, “Addressing Another Body in Jean-Etienne Liotard’s Portraiture” (Yale University, N. Suthor)

Brock, Franny, “Drawing the Amateur: Draftsmanship and the Amateur in Eighteenth-Century France” (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, M. Sheriff and M. Hyde)

Brosnan, Kelsey, “Seductive Surfaces: Anne Vallayer Coster and the Eighteenth-Century Still Life” (Rutgers University, S. Sidlauskas)

Brown, Marlise, “The Markgräfin's Two Bodies: The Architecture and Performance of Wilhelmine's Bayreuth” (Temple University, T. Cooper)

Bruckbauer, Ashley, “Dangerous Liaisons: Ambassadors and Embassies in Eighteenth-Century French Art” (UNC Chapel Hill, M. Sheriff; E. Fraser)

Cardon, Alexandra, “Circa 1700: Royal Retreats, Academic Unrest and the Roots of Rococo” (Graduate Center, CUNY, J. Sund)

Caticha, Alicia, “Etienne-Maurice Falconet and the Matter of Sculpture: Marble, Porcelain, and Sugar in Eighteenth-Century Paris” (University of Virginia, S. Betzer)

Chuang, Grace, “Bernard II Vanrisamburgh, Master Cabinetmaker in Eighteenth-Century Paris” (Institute of Fine Arts/NYU, T. Crow)

Culp, Caroline, “The Memory of Copley: Afterlives of the American Portrait, 1774-1920” (Stanford, A. Nemerov)

Gear, Jennifer, “Visualizing the 1630-31 Plague Epidemic in Early Modern Venice and the Veneto,” (University of Michigan, M. Holmes)

Gebauer, Elizabeth, “The Art of Speech: Flemish Baroque Pulpits 1627-1794” (Princeton, T. DaCosta Kaufmann)

Gómez Todó, Sandra, “Unmasking Georgian Femininities: The Visual and Material Culture of the Female Masquerader in England” (University of Iowa, D. Johnson)

Hahn, Monica, “Go-Between Portraits and the Imperial Imagination circa 1800” (Temple University, E. Pauwels)

Harmeyer, Rachel, “After Angelica Kauffman” (Rice University, L. Costello)

Kang, Changduk Charles, “Before the Reality Effect: Wax Representations in Eighteenth-Century France,” (Columbia University, A. Higonnet)

Lee, Hyejin, “Materializing Air in Eighteenth-Century French Decorative Art” (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, M. Sheriff and C. Johns)

Lehman, Bree, “Ancestors and Heirlooms: The Reception, Collection, and Display of Early American Portraiture, 1876-1941” (Graduate Center, CUNY, K. Manthorne)

Peterson, Laurel O., “Making Spaces: Art and Politics in the Whig Country House Interior, 1688–1745” (Yale University, T. Barringer)

Sadoyan, Lilit. “Meuble and Mobility: Furniture in Long-Eighteenth-Century France” (University of California, Santa Barbara, E. B. Robertson and M. Meadow)

Sherman, Erica, “Race and Space: the Afro-Brazilian Role in the Urban Development of Vila Rica, Minas Gerais” (Duke University, C. Bruzelius)

Soriano, Jon, “Moments in the Circulation of Time: The Art of the Kālacakra Tantra in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries” (University of California, Berkeley; P. Berger)

Spratt, Emily, “Byzantium not Forgotten: Constructing the Artistic and Cultural Legacy of an Empire between East and West in the Early Modern Period” (Princeton, P. Brown)

Thames, Emily K., “Enlightenment, Reform, and Identity in Late Eighteenth-Century Puerto Rico: The Art of José Campeche (1751-1809)” (Florida State University, P. Niell)

Todd, Leslie E., “Defining Sculpture in Colonial Quito: A Consideration of the Role and Use of Sculpture during Eighteenth-century ‘Misery’” (University of Florida, M. Stanfield-Mazzi)

Vanni, Luciano, “The renovation of the Habsburg-Lorraine residences: Eighteenth-century imperial and archducal palaces in Prague, Brussels, and Florence” (Princeton, T. DaCosta Kaufmann)

von Preussen, Brigid, “Manufacturing Classicism: Reproduction and Authorship in Late Georgian Britain” (Columbia University, A. Higonnet)

Zajac, Linda, “Playing with Age and Masculinity in the Domestic Interior in England, 1790-1835” (University of Victoria, E. Campbell)