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, 2007

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Alexandre, David, "Violence and Weimar Visual Culture: Embodying the Image of the First World War" (Toronto, L. Kaplan)

Antoncic, Debra, "Anti-Communism in Postwar Canadian Art History and Criticism" (Queen's, Kingston, L. Jessup)

Belden-Adams, Kris, "Modern Time: Photography and Temporality" (CUNY, G. Batchen)

Biederman, Legier, "The Aesthetics of Globalization and the Politics of Difference: From Identity Exhibitions to Transnational Artworlds?" (UCLA, D. Preziosi)

Blake, Nathan, "Nervous Systems: War-Time Strategies for Bodies in Shock" (UC Irvine, P. Krapp)

Casi, Nicole, "The Feral but Fertile Paysanne: Marianne as Allegory for Liberty and Degeneracy in Agrarian Tropes of French Democracy" (Cornell, L. Meixner)

Chen, Yanli, "The Experienced Modern and the Transfigured Style: Modern Beauty in Popular Prints, Photography, and Cinema, 1880s–1930s" (Pittsburgh, G. Minglu)

Cheng, Joyce, "Fixed Ecstasy: The Figure of the Mask between Avant-Garde Criticism and Ethnology" (Chicago, R. Heller)

Chute, Mahlon W. L., "Mississippi of the West: Urban Planning, Tourism, and Violence in the Las Vegas Valley, 1930–1970" (UC Santa Barbara, S. Chattopadhyay)

Contogouris, Ersy, "The Attitudes and Representations of Emma Hamilton" (Université de Montréal, T. Porterfield)

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

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

Friday, Julia, "Photographic Representation and Recall: State Management of Public Recollection and Practices of Counter-Memory in Eastern Europe and Russia, 1930–2000" (SUNY Binghamton, J. Tagg)

Friedberg, Eva J., "Lawrence Halprin's Urban Plazas (1960–1976): The Creative Process, Critical Public Art, and the Spatial Politics of Landscape Architecture" (UC Irvine, E. Dimendberg)

Geppert, Melissa, "Bioaesthetic: The Production of Art and Life" (Minnesota, J. Blocker)

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

Glasser, Susan, "Reconceptualizing Aesthetic Experiences in Museums Using Play Theory" (Virginia Commonwealth, M. Lindauer)

Grudin, Anthony E., "Television Dreams: Andy Warhol and the History of Postwar Advertising" (UC Berkeley, T. Clark)

Haggard, Amy, "The Differing Discourses of Art History and Aesthetics on Questions about Art" (Texas Tech, C. Tate)

Hand, Joni, "Female Book Owners in the Burgundian Court, 1350–1550: Books of Hours as Vehicles of Identity" (CUNY, B. Lane)

Harkness, Kristen, "Designing Russianness: Empire, Nation, and Gender in Fin-de-Siècle Russian Art" (Pittsburgh, B. McCloskey)

Haskell, Caitlin Welsh, "A Painter without a Problem: Critical Evaluations of Henri 'Le Douanier' Rousseau, 1910–1960" (UT Austin, R. Shiff)

Haughey, Patrick, "The Presidential Library: Architecture as History, Archive as Judgment" (MIT, M. Jarzombek)

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

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

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

Karimi, Z. Pamela, "Aesthetics and Ethics of the Iranian Home in the Age of Globalism" (MIT, N. Rabbat)

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

Lullo, Sheri, "Beautification of the Dead in Han Period (206 BCE–220 CE) China: Lian Toiletry Cases and Their Contents" (Pittsburgh, K. Linduff)

Lyon, J. Vanessa, "Faithful in Her Fashion: Piety, Luxury, and the Display Culture of the Spanish Princess, 1563–1673" (UC Berkeley, E. Honig)

Madsen, Annelise, "Retro Spectacle: Mural Painting, Pageantry, and the Art of Civic Life in America, 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)

McGrail, Justin, "Mega-Malls, Category Killers, and Theme Centres: The Architectural and Social Transformation of the Canadian Retail Landscape since 1980" (University of Victoria, C. Thomas)

McQueen, Kathleen, "Strategic Response: Art in an Age of Terror" (SUNY Stony Brook, J. Monteyne)

McQuilkin, Kyle, "A Primer on the Aesthetics, Fabrication, and Culture of Lowrider Bicycles in West Texas: Participant Observation through the Lens of a White, Middle-Class, Male Artist/Educator" (Texas Tech, E. Check)

Medakovich, Molly A., "Between Friends: The Politics of Female Camaraderie in French Genre Painting, 1770–1830" (UNC Chapel Hill, M. Sheriff)

Melius, Jeremy, "Art History and the Invention of Botticelli" (UC Berkeley, T. Clark)

Morton, Erin, "Visions which Succeed: Considering Culture in Nova Scotia" (Queen's, Kingston, L. Jessup)

Murray, Heather, "Monstrous Play in Negative Spaces: The Cultural Production of Biometric Bodies" (UC Irvine, V. Johnson)

Nielsen, Kristine, "The Fate of East Berlin's Political Monuments in the Early 1990s" (Chicago, W. J. T. Mitchell)

Ortega-Grimaldo, Francisco, "Games as Cultural Practice: Post-Colonial Imaginations" (Texas Tech, E. Check)

Pop, Andrei, "Neopaganism: Henry Fuseli, Theatre, and the Cultural Politics of Antiquity, 1765–1825" (Harvard, E. Lajer-Burcharth)

Porter, Carolyn, "Dante Gabriel Rossetti and the Italian Renaissance: Envisioning the Past and the Modern through Images of Women" (Virginia Commonwealth, E. Garberson)

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)

Shea, Tusa, "Countering Representation: Anarchy and Assemblage on the West Coast, 1950s–1970s" (University of Victoria, C. Thomas)

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

Sorkin, Jennifer, "Live Form: Gender and Performance Craft, 1940–1970" (Yale, D. Joselit)

Stob, Jennifer, "The Internationale Situationniste and the Cinematic Image" (Yale, D. Joselit, D. Andrew)

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

Summers, Robert, "Unbecoming Art History" (UCLA, D. Preziosi)

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

Trent, Mary, "Reproducing Childhood: Innocence and Mass Media in the Art of Joseph Cornell and Henry Darger" (UC Irvine, C. Whiting)

Vendelin, Carmen, "Androgyny and Gender Ambiguity in the Parisian Journals Le Chat noir and Le Courrier français, c. 1882–1895" (Rutgers, S. Sidlauskas)

Whittington, Karl, "The Body-Worlds of Opicino de Canistris, Artist and Visionary, 1296–ca. 1354" (UC Berkeley, W. Davis)

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

Woods, Nicole L., "Gift Event: Alison Knowles, Fluxus, and the Enigmatic Work of Art" (UC Irvine, C. Whiting)

Wu, Mandy Jui-Man, "Art and Self-Identification by Elite Foreigners in China during the Northern Zhou Period (557–581 CE)" (Pittsburgh, K. Linduff)

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