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

Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2017

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Beardsley, Amanda, “Celestial Mechanics: Technologies of Salvation in American Mormonism” (Binghamton University, T. McDonough and P. Smart)

Corrigan, Nicole. “Inventing the Virgen del Sagrario: Castilian Images of the Virgin and Visual Strategies of Devotion” (Emory University: E. Pastan)

Dieter, Mark, “A Sacred Nature: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Exploration of Hierotopy in Residential, Commercial, and Civic Architecture” (University of Wisconsin-Madison, T. Dale)

Dundas, Iara A., “The Society of Jesus in France: Architecture and Spectacle from 1560-1660” (Duke University, S. Galletti)

Esquivel, Savannah, “Ornament and Antiquity in the Murals of Sixteenth-Century Mexico” (University of Chicago, C. Fromont)

Gordon, Addie “Constructing the Culture Pilgrim: Architecture and Revitalization in Santiago de Compostela” (Binghamton University, P. Smart)

Kim, Soyeon, “Worshipping the Stars: The Buddha of Polaris in Early Modern East Asian Visual Culture” (UCLA, B. Jungmann)

Lagarde, Patricia, “Facing Pilgrimage: Tenon Head Sculptures at the Ceremonial Center of Chavín de Huántar, Peru” (Tulane University, E. Boone)

Little, Lalaine, “Portable Devotion: Philippine Christian Visual Culture 1521-1815” Binghamton University, N. Um)

Nevins, Teresa, “Viewing Revelation: Text and Image in Ninth-Century Apocalypse Manuscripts” (University of Delaware, L. Nees)

Offill, Ashley, “The Corsini Chapel in Santa Maria del Carmine: Framing the Relic Cult of St. Andrea Corsini in Baroque Florence” (University of Kansas, S. Cornelison/A. Hedeman)

Oldjira, Meseret, “Commemoration and Community: Illuminated Gospel Manuscripts in Monastic Ethiopia, 1280-1350” (Princeton, C. Barber and B. Kitzinger)

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)

Summers, Mark, “Reframing Relics: Visible and Material Sanctity in Monstrance Reliquaries” (University of Wisconsin-Madison, T. Dale)

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