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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Beach, Caitlin, “Sculpture, Slavery, and Commerce in the Nineteenth-Century Atlantic World” (Columbia University, E. Hutchinson)

Boles, Cecily, “Sculpted Female Funerary Portraits in Baroque Rome” (Emory University, S. McPhee)

Bowyer, Emerson, “Numismatic Modernity: Romantic Economies of Representation” (Columbia University, A. Higonnet)

Cook, Emily, “Legacies of Matter: Tradition, Innovation, and Remediation in the Materials of Roman Ideal Sculpture” (Columbia University, F. de Angelis)

DiBenedetto, Erica, “Drawing from Architecture: The Conceptual Methods of Sol LeWitt's Art, 1965–1980” (Princeton, B. Doherty and H. Foster)

Evitts, Diane, “Private Female Portraits: Patronage and Identity on the Greek Islands in the Roman Imperial Period” (Temple University, J. Evans)

Fava-Piz, Clarisse, “Sculpting Beyond Borders: Local Identity and Transnational Mobility during the Age of Rodin” (University of Pittsburgh, K. Savage)

Fiske, Courtney, “Rethinking Post-Minimalism: Gordon Matta-Clark and the Cut c. 1970” (Columbia University, B. Joseph)

Gebauer, Elizabeth, “The Art of Speech: Flemish Baroque Pulpits 1627-1794” (Princeton, T. DaCosta Kaufmann)

Fowler, Margaret, “Bodies of Degeneration: Auguste Rodin and the French Fin-de-Siècle” (Tulane University, M. Foa)

Gundlach, Cory K. “Spirited Objects: Lobi Art in West Africa and Beyond” (University of Iowa, C. Roy)

Isto, Raino: “Monumental Endeavors: Sculpting History in Southeastern Europe, 1960-2016” (University of Maryland, S. Mansbach)

Konova, Joana, “Living with Antiquity: Reuse of Ancient Sculpture in 16th-century Rome” (University of Chicago, R. Zorach)

Lucca, Maria, “Renaissance Siena as a Case Study of Cross-Cultural Exchange in Central Italy” (Graduate Center, CUNY, J. Saslow)

Nelson-Dusek, Colin, “Antoine Bourdelle, Southern Identity, and Classicism in Early-Twentieth Century France” (University of Delaware, N. Athanassoglou-Kallmyer)

O'Steen, Danielle, “Plastic Fantastic: American Sculpture in the Age of Synthetics” (University of Maryland, J. Shannon)

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

Soley, Teresa, “Tomb Sculpture in Portugal, c.1460-1570” (Columbia University, M. Cole, D. Freedberg)

Sunderlin, Anna Rogers, “Plaster and Medium and Muse in Nineteenth-Century America” (Virginia Commonwealth University, C. Roach)

Tillery, Laura, “The Hanse as Artistic Network in Late Medieval Lübeck” (University of Pennsylvania, L. Silver)

van Oppen, Brian, “Cast of Bodies: Lighting the Gaze Upon Etruscan Candelabra Statuettes” (Columbia University, F. de Angelis)

Whitford, Kelly, “Embodying Belief: Crossing the Ponte Sant'Angelo with Bernini's Angels” (Brown University, E. Lincoln)