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

Nineteenth Century
Dissertations Completed by Subject, 2017

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Alt, Kasie, “Culture of Illusion: Landscape Gardens, Fabricated Ruins, and the Diorama, c. 1750 - 1850” (University of Texas at Austin, M. Charlesworth)

Bentley, Christine, “Hans Thoma and the German nation: painting and national identity in modern Germany” (Indiana University, M. Facos)

Butler, Eliza, “The Civic Art of Francis Davis Millet” (Columbia University, E. Hutchinson)
Desplanque, Kathryn, “Art, Commerce, and Caricature: Satirical Images of Artistic Life in Paris, 1750-1850” (Duke University, N. McWilliam)

DiSalvo, Lauren Kellogg, “Micromosaics: Souvenirs, Collective Memory, and the Reception of Antiquity on the Grand Tour” (University of Missouri, K. Slane and M. Yonan)

Goldstein, Jason A., “Translating Art into Words: The Work of Claude Monet in the Writings of Gustave Geffroy and Octave Mirbeau,” (University of Texas at Austin, R. Shiff)

Helprin, Alexandra, “The Sheremetevs and the Argunovs: Art, Serfdom, and Enlightenment in Eighteenth-Century Russia,” (Columbia University, A. Higonnet)

Lee, Ja Won, “Visualizing the Past: Collecting and Representing Chinese Antiquities in Late Chosŏn Korea” (UCLA, B. Jungmann)

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

McClellan, Meghan, “Visual Humor: Female Photographers and the Making of Modern American Womanhood, 1860-1915” (University of Missouri, K. Schwain)

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

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

Ridlen, Michael Traver “Prud’hon’s Evolving Classicism” (The University of Iowa, D. Johnson)

Shields, Caroline, “Objects of Memory: Paul Gauguin and Still Life Painting, 1880-1901” (University of Maryland, J. Hargrove)

Simmons, Briana, “Planters and the Enslaved: The Contested Landscapes of Nineteenth-Century Brazilian Coffee Fazendas” (University of California, Santa Barbara, J. Peterson)

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

Springer, Mary R. “American Collegiate Gothic Architecture: The Birth of a Style and its Architects, Patrons, and Educational Associations, 1806-1906” (The University of Iowa, B. Mooney)

Talbot, Emily, “The Photographic Effect: Making Pictures After Photography, 1875-1905” (University of Michigan, S. Siegfried)

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

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

Yanoviak, Eileen, “Farmscapes: Picturing Land Transformation in Nineteenth Century America” (University of Louisville)