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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Ahern, Mallory, “Flickers, Loops, Dots, Stacks, and Tracings: Cinematic Devices and the Technical Image, 1960-1975” (Yale University, F. Casetti, C. Buckley)

Balboni, Francesca, “Marie Menken and Film as Friendship” (University of Texas at Austin, A. Reynolds)

Brockman, Kristin, “Terminal Cinema: Artists and Engineers at Bell Labs, 1965 – 1972” (The Ohio State University, K. Paulsen)

Bucilla, Drew, “Europ: Expanded Cinema, Projection and the Film Co-op in Western Europe, 1966-1979” (Graduate Center, CUNY, D. Joselit)

Chakravorty, Swagato, “Displaced Cinema: Moving Images and the Politics of Location in Contemporary Art” (Yale University, C. Buckley, F. Casetti)

Christopher, David, “The Toronto New Wave, Postanarchist Cinema Theory, and the Progressive Apocalypse” University of Victoria, L. McLarty)

Croggon, Nicholas, “Reconstructing the Utopian Moment: Experimental Video Practices in the Late 1960s and 1970s” (Columbia University, B. Joseph)

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

Dootson, Kirsty, “Industrial Color: Chromatic Technologies in Britain (1856-1971)” (Yale University, T. Barringer, K. Trumpener)

Espert, Yasmine, “Epicenters of Transnational Media” (Columbia University, K. Jones)

Llorens, Natasha Marie, “Imagining Violence, Imagining the Nation: Algerian National Cinema between 1965 and 1979” (Columbia University, A. Alberro)

Marshall, Piper, “Ericka Beckman: Dreamwork and The Emergence of Pictures,” (Columbia Univerisity, B. Joseph)

McManus, William, “When we made movies just to make them': Warhol's films and the surface of the 1960s” (Princeton, H. Foster)

Murphy, Benjamin, “Fieldwork: Problems of Observation in Latin American Video” (Princeton, I. Small)

Ogrodnik, Benjamin “The Rise of Ruin Cinema: Working-Class Filmmaking in the US Rust Belt, 1970s-1980s” (University of Pittsburgh, T. Smith)

Rochester, Katherine, “Lotte Reiniger and the Animated Ornament in Experimental Film, 1919-1937” (Bryn Mawr College, C. Hertel)

Rottman, Zachary, “A Cinematic Atopia: Postminimalism and the Filmic Afterlife of the Soviet Avant-Garde 1966–1979” (UCLA, G. Baker)

Rownd, Henry, “Preminger's Doubt: An Uncertain Tendency in the Late Period Films of Otto Preminger” (Stanford University, S. Bukatman)

Mericle, Robyn, “Before the Endless Miles of Wind and Sand and Empty Far Off Sky: Desert Landscapes in Hollywood’s Silent Era” (University of Illinois at Chicago, H. Higgins)

Vielkind, Andrew, “Studio as Laboratory: Experimental Cinema and Technoscience During the Cold War Period” (Yale University, D. Andrew, C. Buckley)

Werther-Rosenow, Barbara, “Communicative strategies in contemporary video art” (Rutgers University, T. Flores)