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Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2017

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Andersen, Lisa, “Courtly Space and its Translations at Fontainebleau and Beyond” (The University of British Columbia, B. Wilson)

Bovenmyer, Peter, “Alternative Anatomies: Art, Science, and the Body in the Middle Ages” (University of Wisconsin–Madison, T. Dale)

Boxer, Carly, “It owiþ to be lokid: The Visual Culture of English Medicine, 1348 - 1450” (University of Chicago, A. Kumler)

Bray, Patricia, “Seriocomic Play in Symbolist Art: The Comic and the Grotesque” (Duke University, N. McWilliam)

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

Campbell, Katharine, “Producing the Composite: Stylistic Pluralism in Sixteenth-Century Antwerp Art, c. 1510-1568” (University of Michigan, C. Brusati)

Clute, Emma, “The Immersive Sublime in Nineteenth-Century French Art” (The Ohio State University, A. Shelton)

Dentzer, Julie G., “François Dufrêne, les dessous” (The Ohio State University, L. Florman)

Duff, Suzanne, “The Antwerp Saint Luke’s Guild and Its Impact on Artistic Production and Identity, 1556-1663” (Brown University, J. Muller)

Elston, Miranda L. “Spatial Interaction: Architectural Representations in Early Tudor England” (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, T. String)

Evans, Jane, “Perspectives on Heritage and Improvement: JMW Turner's Estate Views” (Rice University, L. Costello)

Faust, Marta, “'Was sichst Du?': The Instrumentation of Sight in Early Modern Visual Anomalies” (University of California, Santa Barbara, M. Meadow)

Fidler, Luke, “Art and Ideology in the World of Henry the Lion” (University of Chicago, A. Kumler)

Frederick, Michele, “Shaping the Royal Image: Gerrit van Honthorst and the Stuart Courts in London and The Hague, 1620-1649” (University of Delaware, P. Chapman)

Frier, Sara, “Unbearable Witness: Body Deformity in Artistic Theory and Practice in the Northern Renaissance” (Yale University, N. Suthor)

Gans, Sofia, “‘a whole chapel cast and engraved with images’: the Many Meanings of the Tomb of Saint Sebald in Nuremberg,” (Columbia University, S. Murray)

Gharavi (Wainwright), Lindsey, “Images of Hunting in Seventeenth-Century Dutch Visual Culture” (University of Kansas, L. Stone-Ferrier)

Gratson, Scott “A Stratification of Death in the Northern Renaissance: A Reconsideration of the Cadaver Tombs of England and Germany” (Temple University, A. West)

Harrington, Erik, “A Natural Relaxation: Cultural Norms and Pictorial Conventions in the Mid-Seventeenth-Century Dutch Winter Scene” (University of Virginia, L. Goedde)

Harrington, Molly, “Picturing Devotion in Dutch Golden Age Huiskerken” (University of Maryland, A. Wheelock)

Huber, Stephanie, “Cultural Predicaments: Neorealism in The Netherlands 1927–1945” (Graduate Center, CUNY, E. Braun)

Hutchison, Caitlin, “The High Cross of Ireland: Landmark of Patronage, Power, and Protection” (University of Delaware, L. Nees)

Jenson, Claire, “Power and Politics in the Liturgical Manuscripts of Renaud de Bar,” (University of Chicago, A. Kumler)

Kirchhoff, Chassica, “The Thun-Hohenstein Album: Constructing the Armored Body in the Fifteenth- and Sixteenth-Century Holy Roman Empire” (University of Kansas, A. Hedeman/ S. Goddard)

Landsman, Rozemarijn, “Art, Technology, and the City: the Work of Jan van der Heyden (1637-1712),” (Columbia University, D. Freedberg)

Lea, Graham, “Biblical History Paintings by Goltzius and Lastman: Their Participation in Local Rhetorical Culture” (Emory University, W. Melion)

Lee, Sophia, “Adapting to the Market: Gabriel Metsu in Amsterdam” (University of Maryland, A. Wheelock)

Mattison, Elizabeth Rice, “Reforming Sculpture: Revival and Invention in Liège, 1468–1566” (University of Toronto, E. M. Kavaler)

Muckart, Heather, “Reformation of the Portrait: Likeness and Artlessness in Early Modern English Martyr Portraits” (The University of British Columbia, B. Wilson)

Øye, Victoria B., “Coop Himmelblau´s Architecture Machines, Vienna c. 1970” (Princeton University, B. Colomina)

Peacock, Daniel, “Alvin Langdon Coburn and the Pictorialist Photograph in Print” (Princeton. A. McCauley)

Pushaw, Bart, “The Global Invention of 'Art': Race and Visual Sovereignty in the Colonial Baltic World, 1870-1920” (University of Maryland, S. Mansbach)

Schwartz, Wiley, “Experimental Pedagogies: Art and Politics of the Scandinavian Neo-Avant-Garde (1961-1972)” (Binghamton University, T. McDonough)

Seale, Layla, “Demons as a Cultural Species in Late Medieval Northern European Art” (Rice University, D. Wolfthal)

Sears, Andrew, “Saints on the Market: Relics and Urbanism in Medieval Cologne,” (UC Berkeley, B. Fricke and E. Honig)

Shwab, Reilly, “Goede Nacht: Images of the Night in Seventeenth-Century Dutch Visual Culture” (University of Kansas, L. Stone-Ferrier)

Smith, Joshua M., “Inglorious Memories: Envisioning the Franco-Prussian War in Modern France” (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, D. Sherman)

Snodgrass Plyler, Jennifer, “Images of Power and Anxiety: The Lactating Breast in Seventeenth-Century Dutch and Flemish Art” (University of Maryland, A. Wheelock)

Stephens, Russell, “The “Mass Media” Debates between the Caricaturists Honoré Daumier and Cham: 1800 – 1870” (The University of British Columbia, M. Ryan)

Travers, Erin, “Boundaries of the Body: The Art of Anatomy in the Seventeenth-Century Netherlands” (University of California, Santa Barbara, A. Adams)

Van de Meerendonk, Suzanne, “Public displays of affection: Negotiating power and identity in ceremonial receptions in Amsterdam 1580-1660” (University of California, Santa Barbara, A. Adams)

Van Wingerden, Carolyn, “‘The turbaned heads, each wrapped in twisted folds of the whitest silk’: Images of Muslims in Netherlandish Art, 1400–1700” (Rice University, D. Wolfthal)

Wise, Rachel, “Art in Revolt: Scripture, Allegory, and the 80 Years' War” (University of Pennsylvania, L. Silver)

Woodward, Elizabeth, “Le Roman de la Poire: Constructing Courtliness and Courtly Art in Gothic France” (University of Chicago, A. Kumler)

Yezernitskaya, Mechella, “Wartime Art and Conflict in the Russian and Soviet Avant-Gardes, 1914-1927” (Bryn Mawr College, H. King)

York, Tyler, “Dressing the Part/Parting with the Dress: Rembrandt’s Re-fashioning of Middle Eastern Attire” (University of Kansas, L. Stone-Ferrier)

Zumaya, Diva “Clandestine Devotion, Spiritual Reformation and Community Perseverance in Seventeenth-Century Dutch Catholic Visual Culture” (University of California, Santa Barbara, A. Adams)