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

Visual Studies
Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2017

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Algee, Hannah, “The Comparative Model: Recanonizing the Abject ‘Body’ in/of Contemporary Feminist Art” (Temple University, G. Silk)

Andrews, M. Liz, “An American Icon: Making President Barack Obama” (George Mason University, A. Landsberg)

Bass, Patricia, “Art, Mimesis and Memory in the “Science of Crime”. Iconic Representations of Criminals in French Sciences, Newspapers, and Courts,1885-1914” (Duke University, M. Olson)

Borgen, Maibritt, “Some of My Basic Assumptions: The Art of Öyvind Fahlström 1952-1976” (Yale University, C. Buckley, D. Joselit)

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

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

Carmack, Kara, “Marginal Centers: Parties on, off, and through Manhattan Public Access Cable Television, 1972-1983” (University of Texas at Austin, A. Reynolds)

Castro, Heather, “Screening the Apocalypse: Zombies, Visual Art and the Grotesque in the Aftermath of Social Trauma” (Temple University, G. Silk)

Dorofeeva, Maria. “Fantasizing Manhood: Art and Sexual Politics in Spain, 1898-1939.” (UIUC, O. Vazquez)

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

Etz, Karly, “Skin Inscriptions: The Tattoo Medium in Contemporary Art” (Penn State, S. Rich)

de Laforcade, Sonia”Áudio-Visual: the Slide as Medium in Brazilian Art of the 1970s” (Princeton, Irene Small)

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

Hickey, Amber “Decolonial Visions: Contemporary Indigenous Movement Culture Across Turtle Island” (University of California, Santa Cruz, D. Murray)

Jimerson, Lauren, “Defying Gender – Redefining the Nude: Female Artists and the Body in Early 20th century Paris” (Rutgers University, S. Sidlauskas)

Johnson, Lauren A., “'True Americanism': Images of Race and Citizenship in Ansel Adams's Photobooks, 1940–1960” (UIUC, T. Weissman)

Lehner, Ace, “Trans Visual Culture: Contemporary Art Photography and Non-Binary Theory” (University of California, Santa Cruz, D.C. Murray)

Maples, Amanda M., “Free Youth in Freetown: Masked Performance and Urban Cultural Arts in Sierra Leone” (University of California, Santa Cruz, E. Cameron)

Mason, Ashley “Jean-François Millet's Depictions of Women” (University of Iowa, D. Johnson)

McMichael, Alice Lynn, “Rising Above the Faithful: Monumental Ceiling Crosses in Byzantine Cappadocia” (Graduate Center, CUNY, J. Ball)

Partridge, Joy, “Visualizing Knowledge in the Illuminated Manuscripts of the Breviari d'amor” (Graduate Center, CUNY, C. Hahn)

Pelletier, Chloé, “Environment & the Italian Renaissance Background: studies in Adriatic painting, c. 1480” (University of Chicago, N. Atkinson & R. Zorach)

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

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)

Villarroel, Fernanda “Repurposing debris of Global Capitalism: Contemporary art from Lagos, Nigeria, in the Transnational Affective Economy” (University of Wisconsin-Madison, J.Casid)

Woolsey, Caitlin, “Sensibilia: Sounding the Acoustic Image in Postwar Paris” (Yale University, C. Buckley)