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Nineteenth-Century Art
Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2007

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Alsdorf, Bridget, "The Art of Association: Fantin-Latour and the Modern Group Portrait" (UC Berkeley, T. Clark)

Anderson, Catherine, "Embodiments of Empire: Figuring Race in Late Victorian Painting" (Brown, K. D. Kriz)

Atkinson, Elaine M., "Fantasy, Memory, and Spirituality in Visual Culture in Britain, 1850–1920" (Queen's, Kingston, J. Helland)

Bailiff, Larissa, "Honoré Daumier and the Pursuit of Leisure, 1830–1870" (IFA/NYU, L. Nochlin)

Barker, Sean, "A Positive Aberrance: Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec's Disreputable Women" (Kansas, M. Kessler)

Bear, Jordan, "Without a Trace: Early Photography and the History of Visual Objectivity" (Columbia, J. Crary, A. Higonnet)

Becker, Colleen, "Competing Representations: The 'Volk' in German Visual Culture, 1890–1900" (Columbia, A. Higonnet)

Beggs, Margo, "Harriet Hosmer (1830–1908): Fame, Photography, and the 'American Sculptress'" (Toronto, M. Gotlieb)

Bible, Ann Vollmann, "Cakewalking into Representation: Gabriele Münter's America Travels (1898–1900) and Art of Dailiness" (MIT, M. Jarzombek)

Bilbo, Rebecca, "The Art Academy of Cincinnati: A Social, Cultural, and Institutional History" (Indiana, Bloomington, S. Burns)

Blankenship, Ethan, "Paris, Mexico: Désiré Charnay's Photographic Spaces" (Columbia, J. Crary)

Blaut, Julia, "Gender and War in American Pop Art" (IFA/NYU, L. Nochlin)

Blessing, Jennifer, "Gina Pane: A Study of European Body Art in the 1970s" (IFA/NYU, L. Nochlin)

Bouchard, Anne-Marie, "Figurer la société mourante: Cultures esthétiques et idéologiques de la propagande anarchiste illustrée en France, 1880–1914" (Université de Montréal, T. Porterfield)

Boyd, Jane E., "The Mapping of Modernity: Impressionist Landscapes, Engineering, and Transportation Imagery in Nineteenth-Century France" (Delaware, N. Athanassoglou-Kallmyer)

Buhler, Doyle L., "Capturing the Game: The Artist-Sportsman and Animal Conservation in American Hunting Imagery, 1844–1894" (Iowa, J. Kinsey)

Cadero-Gillette, Jennifer, "Collecting Art and Constructing History: The Recovery of Medieval Panel Painting Circa 1800" (Harvard, J. Koerner)

Campbell, Mary, "Holy Lands and Profane Women: Charles Ellis Johnson and the Practice of Mormon Photography" (Stanford, B. Wolf)

Carotenuto, Gianna, "Domesticating the Harem: Re-Considering Colonial Indian Female Identity in the Zenana Photographs of Raja Deen Dayal" (UCLA, R. Brown)

Childers, Hope, "The Visual Culture of Opium in British India, ca. 1780–1912" (UCLA, S. Mathur)

Cole, Susanna, "Space out of Time: Landscape and Modernity in Nineteenth-Century England" (Columbia, J. Crary)

Coltrin, Christopher, "Destruction and Deliverance: Apocalyptic Religious Painting in Britain, 1816–1832" (Michigan, S. Siegfried)

Cooke, Victoria, "Shifting Patterns of Representations: French Orientalist Painting, 1828–1881" (Delaware, N. Athanassoglou-Kallmyer)

Dasch, Rowena Houghton, "'Now Exhibiting': Charles Bird King's Picture Gallery, Fashioning Taste, and Nation, 1824–1861" (UT Austin, S. Rather)

Davis, Emily, "The Female Nude in Art Nouveau (1889–1914): Manipulations and Motivations in Rupert Carabin, Frances and Margaret Macdonald, Lamps, and Jewelry" (Virginia Commonwealth, E. Garberson)

Delamaire, Marie-Stéphanie, "Transatlantic Encounters: Franco-American Artistic Exchanges in the Civil War and Reconstruction Era" (Columbia, E. Hutchinson)

De Young, Justine, "Women in Black: Fashion, Modernity, and Modernism in Paris, 1860–1890" (Northwestern, S. H. Clayson)

Desgagnés, Alexis, "Que faire? Émancipation et lutte des classes dans l'iconographie révolutionnaire russe, 1861–1905" (Université de Montréal, T. Porterfield)

Deusner, Melody, "A Network of Associations: Aesthetic Painting and Its Patrons, 1870–1914" (Delaware, N. Athanassoglou-Kallmyer)

Drozdek, Justyna, "A Taste for Paris: The Modernist Dialogue between France and 'Young Poland,' 1890–1914" (Case Western Reserve, A. Helmreich)

Elliott, Katherine L., "Epic Encounters: Nineteenth- and Early-Twentieth-Century Representations of First Contact" (Iowa, J. Kinsey)

Emmer, Janalee, "Reflections of the Self: Women Artists in Nineteenth-Century France" (Penn State, N. Locke)

Ferando, Christina, "Staging Neoclassicism: Exhibitions of Antonio Canova's Sculptures" (Columbia, J. Crary, A. Higonnet)

Galvez, Paul, "The Landscape-as-Body in Modernist Painting" (Columbia, J. Crary)

Gauger, Crystal A., "Transcending History: The Religious Paintings of Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (1780–1867)" (Iowa, D. Johnson)

Goodin, Alexis, "British Artists and the Representation of Egypt, 1838–1902" (Brown, K. D. Kriz)

Goodman, Rhonda, "The Visual Culture of Slave Auctions in Nineteenth-Century North America" (Stanford, B. Wolf)

Gruber, Olivia, "Representations of Beauty: Empress Elisabeth and the Visual Culture of Femininity in Austria-Hungary, 1848–1918" (Rutgers, S. Sidlauskas)

Halkin, Talya, "Jacques Joseph Tissot, a Reassessment: 1860–1895" (Columbia, J. Crary)

Hanson, Katie, "A Neoclassical Conundrum: Painting Greek Mythology in France, 1780–1825" (CUNY, P. Mainardi)

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

Hartzell, Freyja, "Delight in Sachlichkeit: Richard Riemerschmid and the Thingliness of Things" (Yale, E. Cooke Jr.)

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

Hellman, Karen, "Antoine Claudet and the 'Spaces' of Photography, 1839–1867" (CUNY, G. Batchen)

Hendrickson, Laura, "Against Photography: Art and the Idea of Music in England" (Brown, K. D. Kriz)

Hornstein, Katie, "Picturing War in France, 1815–1856" (Michigan, H. Lay)

Huemer, Christian, "Isolation and Exchange: The Art Market as a Medium of French-Austrian Cultural Transfers, 1873–1937" (CUNY, P. Mainardi)

Hyde, Kimberly, "Louis C. Tiffany and the Business of Art" (Case Western Reserve, H. Adams)

Hylton, Jennifer Sherlock, "The Seurat Effect" (UT Austin, R. Shiff)

Johnson, Kristina, "The Orientalism of Théodore Chassériau" (Delaware, N. Athanassoglou-Kallmyer)

Katanic, Jennifer M., "Social and Political Transformation in the Balkans, 1856–1878: Visual Culture in an Era of Conflict and Change" (CUNY, P. Mainardi)

Kato, Yukiko, "The Energetics of Color: Art, Anarchism, and French Neo-Impressionist Theories of Vision and Volition, 1880–1914" (Duke, M. Antliff)

Katz, Roberta Gray, "Mediated by Text: The Literary Paintings of Thomas Cole" (UIC, D. Sokol)

Kellogg-Krieg, Annah, "God, the State, and the Sanctuary: The Confrontation of the Major Religions with the German Nation-State via the Architectural Language of the Neo-Romanesque (1860–1900)" (Pittsburgh, B. McCloskey)

Kelly, Sarah E., "Camera's Lens and Mind's Eye: Whistler and the Science of Art" (Columbia, D. Rosand)

Kendall, Steven, "Classicism and Modernity: Frederic Leighton and the English Nude" (UC Santa Barbara, A. Bermingham)

Kokkonen, Lars, "John Martin (1789–1854) and the Mechanics of Making Art in a Commercial Nation" (CUNY, P. Mainardi)

Korkow, Cory, "Queenship and the Construction of National Identity in Nineteenth-Century British Visual Culture" (Virginia, D. Fordham)

Kovacs, Claire L., "Edgar Degas in Italy: Influence, Dialogue, and Exchange" (Iowa, D. Johnson)

Kraus, Heidi E., "David, Architecture, and the Dichotomy of Art" (Iowa, D. Johnson)

Kully, Deborah, "Speculating on Architecture: Morality, the New Real Estate, and the Bourgeois Apartment Industry in Late-Nineteenth-Century France" (MIT, M. Jarzombek, E. Naginski)

Lackman, Jonathan, "Invective in French Art Criticism: 1840–1881" (IFA/NYU, L. Nochlin)

Leader, Karen, "L'esthétique du rire: Caricature of the Paris Art World in the Nineteenth Century (1830–1900)" (IFA/NYU, L. Nochlin)

Lee, Jung-Sil, "The Intersection between Nationalism and Religion in The Burghers of Calais of Auguste Rodin in the French Third Republic" (Maryland, College Park, J. Hargrove)

Le Gall, Shalini, "Evangelical Imperialism: Holman Hunt and Religious Painting in the Middle East" (Northwestern, S. Eisenman)

Lippert, Sarah, "Theory, Practice, and Competition in the Visual Arts: The Fortunes of the Paragone in French and British Nineteenth-Century Art" (Penn State, B. Curran)

Lord, Jill, "Improving the Public: Cultural and Typological Change in Nineteenth-Century Libraries" (CUNY, K. Murphy)

Lubowski, Alicia, "Humboldt and the Visual Representation of South America" (IFA/NYU, E. Sullivan)

Macnayr, Lynda C., "Politics and Gender in Portraits of Princess Charlotte of Belgium, Vicereine of Lombardy-Venetia, and Empress of Mexico" (Queen's, Kingston, J. Helland)

Mann, Crawford Alexander, Iii, "When in Rome: Italian Travel and the Pursuit of the Ideal Male Body in Antebellum American Art" (Yale, A. Nemerov)

Martin, Elizabeth, "In Search of Greener Pastures: Nineteenth-Century Irish Landscape Artists Abroad: Francis Danby, James Arthur O'Connor, and George Petrie" (CUNY, P. Mainardi)

McCann, Carmen, "Status Viatoris: A New Spectacularization of Death in French Paintings and Prints from the Bourbon Restoration" (Penn State, N. Locke)

Mednick, Thor, "Art and Nationalism in Nineteenth-Century Denmark" (Indiana, Bloomington, M. Facos)

Medvedev, Natasha, "Imperial Identity and Representation of Russia's Others" (UCLA, A. Boime)

Meiers, Sarah, "The Green Dining Room: The Experience of an Arts and Crafts Interior" (Queen's, Kingston, J. Helland)

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

Minioudaki, Kalliopi, "Women in Pop: Difference and Marginality" (IFA/NYU, L. Nochlin)

Napolitano, Laura Groves, "Growing Pains: Lilly Martin Spencer's Images of Children" (Maryland, College Park, S. Promey)

Necol, Jane, "Matisse and His Books: Transcending Limits" (Columbia, D. Rosand)

Paulson, Noelle, "The Human Animal: Anthropomorphic Animals in Print and Paint, c. 1820–1850" (Washington University, E. Childs)

Pedersen, Lindsey, "Gender, Empire, and 'Indian-ness' in Visual Representations of the Sepoy Revolt, 1857–1900" (UC Santa Barbara, A. Bermingham)

Plotek, Ariel, "Allegory in the Age of Realism: Monumental Sculpture in France from 1848–1880" (IFA/NYU, L. Nochlin)

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

Preston, Dickson, "J. M. W. Turner's Southern Coast and England and Wales Print Series" (University of Washington, S. Casteras)

Pugliese, Ginamarie, "Gendering a Generation: Constructions of Childhood in England's Nineteenth-Century Juvenile Periodicals" (SUNY Binghamton, O. Vazquez)

Quideau, Florence, "Romantic Portraiture and Caricature in the July Monarchy, 1830–1848: A Study of the Sculptures of David d'Angers, Dantan-Jeune, Daumier, and Préault" (Rutgers, S. Sidlauskas)

Raab, Jennifer, "Frederic Church and the Culture of Detail: Memory, Forgetting, and Landscape in Nineteenth-Century America" (Yale, A. Nemerov)

Rahmlow, Kurt E., "Anterior Decorators: Van Gogh, Gauguin, and Avant-Garde Environments at Arles and Le Pouldu" (Iowa, D. Johnson)

Ralickas, Eduardo, "Actes, schèmes et figures intermédiales de la performativité autour du premier romantisme allemand" (Université de Montréal, J. Lamoureux)

Rilke, Christina, "The Consumption of Fine Arts in Germany, 1848–1889: Private Collections and Public Institutions" (Columbia, A. Higonnet)

Roach, Catherine, "The Painted Picture: Images-within-Images in Britain, 1824–1883" (Columbia, A. Higonnet)

Rose, Jordan, "'Politics is in the streets': Picturing the Barricade in Revolutionary Paris, 1830–1871" (UC Berkeley, T. Clark)

Rossner, Rachel, "Balkanist Painting: Imagining Montenegro in Nineteenth-Century Europe" (Chicago, M. Ward)

Samu, Margaret, "The Female Nude in Nineteenth-Century Russian Art: Reception and Transformation of a French Theme" (IFA/NYU, L. Nochlin)

Schmidt Bach, Debra, "Makers, Masters, and Moguls: Silversmith William Gale and Early Industrialization in Antebellum New York" (Bard Graduate Center, K. Ames)

Sik, Sarah, "Satire and Sadism: François-Rupert Carabin and the Symbolist Treatment of the Female Form in Fin-de-Siècle France" (Minnesota, G. Weisberg)

Spigler, Joni, "Rosa Bonheur and the Cult of Animals" (UC Berkeley, T. Clark)

Stein, Nathaniel, "London in the Viewer: British Stereoscopy and Urban Embodiments, 1830–1880" (Brown, K. D. Kriz)

Stelmackowich, Cindy, "The Languages of a Bodily Interior: Nineteenth-Century Anatomical Atlases in the Spaces of Art, Science, and the Museum" (SUNY Binghamton, J. Tagg)

Stewart, Lee, "Judging by Appearances: How Physiognomy Influenced Nineteenth-Century French Portraiture" (Columbia, R. Brilliant)

Strauber, Alison, "Representations of the Domestic Interior in Belgian Art, 1865–1895" (IFA/NYU, L. Nochlin, R. Lubar)

Straussman-Pflanzer, Eve, "Felsine pittrici: The Women Artists of Early Modern Bologna" (IFA/NYU, L. Nochlin)

Stringer, Rozanne, "Hybrid Zones: Representations of Race in Late-Nineteenth-Century French Visual Culture" (Kansas, M. Kessler)

Suchanek, Isabel, "Vision and the Dream-Gaze: Color and Metamorphosis in Redon's Late Work" (Pennsylvania, C. Poggi)

Thimmesch, Debra, "Women and Social Deviance in Late-Nineteenth-Century French Visual Culture" (Kansas, M. Kessler)

Towle, Diane, "Spaces of Japonisme and the Art of Whistler, Van Gogh, and Monet: Collecting, Decoration, and the Japanese Other" (Washington University, E. Childs)

Unruh, Alison, "Aspiring to la vie galante: Reincarnations of Rococo in Second Empire France" (IFA/NYU, L. Nochlin)

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

Vinz, Katherine, "The Social Imagination of a Painter of the Mind: Antoine Wiertz (1806–1865)" (Kansas, S. Goddard)

Weinfeld, Rebecca, "The Fleshly School of Sculpture, 1850–1900" (Toronto, A. Syme)

Witt, Susan Powell, "The Gendered Language of War: Picturing the Parlor in Civil War America" (Stanford, B. Wolf)

Wolk, Andrea, "A Material Empire: Art as Secular Ministry in the Work of Edward Burne-Jones" (Yale, T. Barringer)

Zalewski, Leanne, "The Golden Age of French Academic Painting in America, 1867–1893" (CUNY, P. Mainardi)

Zundo, Mary Elizabeth, "Mapping Destiny: Cartography and Nineteenth-Century American Art of the Frontier" (UIUC, D. O'Brien)

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