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

Critical Theory/Gender Studies/Visual Studies
Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2006

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Anable, Aubrey, "Converging Anxieties: Digital Media, Cinema and the City" (Rochester, S. Willis)

Atkinson, Elaine M., "Fantasy, Memory and Spirituality in Visual Culture in Britain, 1850–1910" (Queen's, Kingston, J. Helland)

Bible, Ann Vollmann, "The Art of Dailiness: Gabriele Münter's Self-Representations" (MIT, M. Jarzombek)

Biedermen, Legier, "Re-engineering the Experience of Art: 'New' Media and Discourses of Repetition in Times of Political Crisis" (UCLA, D. Preziosi)

Bruckner, René Thoreau, "The Art of Disappearance: Duration, Instantaneity, and the Conception of Cinema" (UC Irvine, A. Lippit)

Caro, Mario A., "The Native as Image: Art History and the Representation of the American Native" (Rochester, J. Berlo, D. Crimp, M. Holly)

Cheng, Joyce, "Fixed Ecstasy: The Mask and the Problematic of Expressivity in Avant-Garde Art Criticism and Ethnology 1914–1939" (Chicago, R. Heller)

Chute, Mahlon W. L., "Mississippi of the West: Urban Planning, Tourism and Violence in the Las Vegas Valley, 1930–70" (UC Santa Barbara, S. Chattopadhyay)

Czach, Liz, "Careless Rapture: Artifacts and Archives of the Home Movie" (Rochester, S. Willis)

Davies, Lyell, "New Realities for the Committed Documentary" (Rochester, S. Willis)

De la Rosa, Gabriella, "Picturing the Colonial Enlightenment: Race, Identity and Difference in French Visual Culture, 1682–1804" (Harvard, E. Lajer-Burcharth)

Dumett, Mari, "Corporate Imaginations: The Fluxus Collective in the Age of Multinational Capitalism" (Boston, C. Jones)

Ekardt, Philipp, "'Eher eine Rüsche am Kleid': Real Time Images, from Benjamin to Gerhard Richter" (Yale, D. Joselit)

Emerling, John, "The Gesture of Collecting: Walter Benjamin and Contemporary Aesthetics" (UCLA, D. Preziosi)

Evans, Kim, "The Geography of Feminist Art Criticism: A Genealogical History of Feminist Discourses on Art, 1971–81" (SUNY Binghamton, J. Tagg)

Friedberg, Eva J., "Lawrence Halprin's Urban Plazas (1960–76): The Take Part Workshops, the Creative Process and Public Space" (UC Irvine, E. Dimendberg)

Gerhold, Emily, "American Beauties: The Breast in Nineteenth-Century American Art and Culture" (Virginia Commonwealth, E. Garberson)

Gilbertson, Leanne, "Out of Place in Time: Women Performing Art in Warhol's Factory and Judson Memorial Church" (Rochester, D. Crimp)

Greene, Shelleen, "The 'Black Body' in Italian Cinema: The Legacy of Colonialism, Fascism, and Primitivist Aethetic on Racial Appropriation in Italian Cinema" (UC Irvine, F. T. Rony)

Haughey, Patrick, "Archival Obligation, Public Access, and the Coming of the Presidential Library" (MIT, M. Jarzombek)

Hennebury, Deirdre L. Christianson, "Inside and Outside the Museum Walls: City, Architecture, Object" (Michigan, R. Fishman)

Howie, Elizabeth, "The Courtly Erotics of the Photograph: Photography and the 19th-Century Theorization of Courtly Love" (UNC Chapel Hill, C. Mavor)

Huebner, Karla, "Eroticism, Identity, and Cultural Context: Toyen and the Czech Avant-Garde" (Pittsburgh, B. McCloskey)

Johnson Bidler, Tiffany, "Tracing Genealogies: The Question of Inheritance in Early and Contemporary American Art" (Minnesota, J. Blocker)

Jones, Jordy, "The Ambiguous I: Photography, Gender, Self" (UC Irvine, C. Whiting)

Kabfleisch, Elizabeth, “Home and Homeland: Feminist Ground in Native American Art" (Rochester, J. Berlo)

Kakar, Shalini, "Fashioning the Divine: Religosity, Fandom and Cultural Politics in Contemporary India" (UC Santa Barbara, S. Chattopadhyay)

Karimi, Z. Pamela, "Exporting the American Dream: The United States and the Making of the Modern Iranian Home" (MIT, N. Rabbat)

Khosrowjah, Hossein, "Unthinking the National Imaginary: The Singular Cinema of Abbas Kiarostami" (Rochester, S. Willis)

Kilinç, Kivanç, "Constructing Women for the Republic: The Spatial Politics of Gender in 1930s Ankara" (SUNY Binghamton, T. McDonough)

Kirshtner, Kelly, "Deadly Sound" (UC Irvine, P. Krapp)

Léger, Marc, "Visuality, Subjectivity, and Social Space in Critical Public Art" (Rochester, J. Saab)

Loechle, Anne M., "Ye Intruders Beware: Masculinity, Vicarious Adventure and Fantastical Pirates in the Golden Age of Illustration and Beyond" (Indiana, Bloomington, S. Burns)

Lullo, Sheri, "The Construction of Beauty in Han Dynasty China" (Pittsburgh, K. Linduff)

Madsen, Annelise, "Retro Spectacle: Allegory as Culture, Play, and Politics in American Art and Life, 1890–1917" (Stanford, W. Corn)

McAuliffe, Michael, "Connoisseurship in the Twentieth Century: The János Scholz Collection of Italian Old Master Drawings—A Case Study" (Columbia, D. Rosand)

Medakovich, Molly A., "Between Friends: The Politics of Female Camaraderie in the Genre Paintings of Marguerite Gérard" (UNC Chapel Hill, M. Sheriff)

Miller, Jennifer, "In the Flesh: The Burlesque Theater in American Art and Visual Culture" (USC, C. Holloway)

Mizoguchi, Akiko, "The Construction of Lesbian Sexuality in Contemporary Japan in Relation to Yaoi Fictions" (Rochester, D. Crimp)

Murray, Heather M., "Globalized Bodies, National Borders: The Logic of Containment in Biometric Technology" (UC Irvine, V. Johnson)

Murray, Xiomra, "Before the 'Mellon Gallery': Toward an American National Gallery of Art 1816–1937" (IFA/NYU, C. Eisler)

Muzaffar, M. Ijlal, "The Periphery Within: Modern Architecture and the Making of the Third World" (MIT, M. Jarzombek)

Nielsen, Kristine, "The Removal, Modification or Preservation of East Berlin's Political Monuments in the early 1990s" (Chicago, W. J. T. Mitchell)

O’Brien, James, "Possibilities for Architectural Production under Capitalism" (MIT, M. Jarzombek)

Ozkan, Derya, "Learning from Istanbul: The Politics of Everyday Spatial Practices and the Production of Metropolitan Space" (Rochester, R. Haidu)

Persinger, Cynthia, "The Politics of Style: Meyer Schapiro and the Methods of Art History" (Pittsburgh, B. McCloskey)

Phillips, Natalie E., "The Pop Apocalypse: Keith Haring's and Kenny Scharf's Remaking of Religion in Contemporary Art" (UC Irvine, C. Whiting)

Razo Wardwell, Mariana, "The Enigma of Ichcateopan: A Messianic Archive of the Nation" (UC Irvine, F. Tobing Rony)

Ricciardelli, Lucia, "Visual Culture and the Crisis of History: American Documentary Practice in the Postmodern Era" (UC Santa Barbara, S. Chattopadhyay)

Rodriguez, Victor M., "Mimicry in Latin American Art and the Rhetoric of Modernist Art History" (Rochester, D. Crimp)

Rogers, Denise, "Becoming Black Woman: Eldzier Cortor's Visualization of the Black Female Body" (UC Irvine, J. Wilson)

Rogers, Jennifer, "Walking after Midnight: Mythic Monstrousness, Menstruation, and the Female Werewolf" (UC Irvine, A. Lippit)

Rugg, Whitney, "Brian O'Doherty: Changing the Subject" (Chicago, D. English)

Scanlon, Patricia S., "'God-Gifted girls': Women Illustrators, Gender, Class and Commerce in American Visual Culture, 1885–1925" (Indiana, Bloomington, S. Burns)

Schuld, Dawna, "Nothing to Look At: Art as Situation and Its Neuropsychological Implications" (Chicago, B. Stafford)

Sean, Rowe, "Figuring the Landscape: Western Monuments and the Contested Terrain of American National Nostalgia" (UC Irvine, C. Whiting)

Silvers, Holly, "The Poitevin Low Road: Profanity in the Ecclesiastical Sculpture of Romanesque Saintonge" (Indiana, Bloomington, D. Reilly)

Sridharan, Shriya, "Continuing Tradition: Locating the Ritual and Visual Practices of Contemporary Srirangam within Historical and Global Networks" (SUNY Binghamton, N. Um)

Strahl-Allen, Lisa, "Gender Construction and Manifestation in the Art of Elaine de Kooning" (Temple, G. Silk)

Stryker, Eric, "New Figuration: The City, Space, and the Body in British Art after 1945" (Yale, T. Barringer)

Sykes, Claire, "Being-at-a-Loss: Modalities of Experience in Contemporary Encounters with Art" (Rochester, P. Duro)

Tradowsky, Christopher, "After Sherrie Levine: Appropriation and the Art of Absolute Influence" (UCLA, M. Kwon)

Trent, Mary S., "Collecting Apart: Mass Media and Private Space in 20th-Century American Collage" (UC Irvine, C. Whiting)

Uddin, Lisa, “Breeding Grounds: American Zoos and the Public Display of Endangered Species" (Rochester, J. Saab)

Veitch, Michelle H., "Theories of Space and Urban Regeneration" (Queen's, Kingston, L. Jessup, C. Robertson)

Vigneault, Marissa, "The Formation of Memory, Trauma, and Desire in the Art and Writing of Bracha Lichtenberg Ettinger" (Bryn Mawr, S. Levine)

Vorano, Norman D., "The Culture of Inuit Art: Museums, Modernism, and the Popular Imaginary in the Mid-Twentieth Century" (Rochester, J. Berlo)

Wang, Meiqin, "Confrontation and Complicity: Rethinking Official Art in Contemporary China" (SUNY Binghamton, N. Um)

Wilson, Paul, "The Global Aesthetics of Nostalgia: Nation and Longing in Contemporary Art" (Minnesota, J. Blocker)

Woods, Nicole L., "The Roving Affect: Art in the Age of Flux/Fusion" (UC Irvine, C. Whiting)

Wyman, Jessica, "Starting with Performance: Absence, Object Relations, and Historiography" (Queen's, Kingston, C. Robertson)

Zaker, Bahar, "Surrealism's Aesthetic Turn: Memory and Visual Culture in Interwar France" (UC Irvine, Jim Herbert)

Zalman, Sandra, "A Vernacular Vanguard Abroad: How America Minded Surrealism" (USC, N. Troy)

Zuther, Simone, "Franz Xaver Winterhalter and the Business of Portraying Women in Second Empire Paris" (Virginia Commonwealth, E. Garberson)