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

Nineteenth-Century Art
Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2008

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Bailey, Bradley, “Over There: Yoga, Japonisme, and a New Orientalism” (Yale, M. Yiengpruksawan)

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

Barrows, Jennifer Ann, “The Sources, Rhetoric, and Gender of the Artistic Dress,” (UIUC, D. O’Brien)

Basu, Priyanka, “August Schmarsow, Kunstwissenschaft, and the 'Primitive': Excursions in the History of Art History, 1880–1925” (USC, K. Lang)

Baumgartner, Frederique, "Hubert Robert and the Transformation of the Cultural Experience during the French Revolution" (Harvard, E. Lajer-Burcharth)

Beachdel, Thomas, “Landscape Aesthetics and the Sublime in France, 1750–1815” (CUNY, P. Mainardi)

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

Beggs, Margo, “Harriet Hosmer (1830 to 1908): The ‘Sister Arts,’ Modernity, and the ‘American Sculptress’” (Toronto, M. Gotlieb)

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)

Bowyer, Emerson, “Sculpture, Reproduction, and Modernity” (Columbia, J. Crary, A. Higonnet)

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)

Butcosk, Charles, “Wassily Kandinsky and the Vicissitudes of das Innere, 1908–1914” (Princeton, B. Doherty)

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

Çakmak, Gülru, “Jean-Léon Gérôme (1824–1904)” (Johns Hopkins, M. Fried)

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

Cannady, Lauren, “Owing to Nature and Art: The Garden Landscape and Decorative Painting in Eighteenth-Century French Pavillons de Plaisance” (IFA/NYU, T. Crow)

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)

Christie, David, “Carl Wilhelm Kolbe (1759–1835): A Study of Iconographic Compexity at the Inception of the Modern Mind” (CUNY, P.Mainardi)

Coco, Theresa, “Vaporized Bodies: The Uses of Irony in Edgar Degas’s Bather Images” (Temple, T. Dolan)

Cole, Susanna, “Space out of Time: Movement in the English Landscape, 1750–1835” (Columbia, J. Crary)

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

Cousins, Darlene, "French Art under the Occupation of Paris, 1815–1818" (Université de Montréal, T. Porterfield)

Dalal, Radha, “The Orient Express: Visual Culture, European Imperialism, and the Ottoman Empire” (Minnesota, C. Asher)

Dandona, Jessica, “La Lorraine artiste: Nationalism, Exoticism, and Regionalism in the Art of Emile Gallé” (UC Berkeley, D. Grimaldo-Grigsby)

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: The Body as Decorative Object” (Virginia Commonwealth, E. Garberson)

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

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

Desgagnés, Alexis, "Avant Octobre: L’émergence de l’iconographie révolutionnaire russe, 1855–1917" (Université de Montréal, T. Porterfield)

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

Dykema, Roberta, “Passional Christi and Antichristi: Lucas Cranach and the Visual Rhetoric of Religious Subversion” (Graduate Theological Union, M. Mochizuki)

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)

Foutch, Ellery, "Arresting Beauty: The Perfectionist Impulse in Peale's Butterflies, Heade's Hummingbirds, Blaschka's Flowers, and Sandow's Body" (Pennsylvania, M. Leja)

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

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

Gruber Florek, Olivia, "Empress Elisabeth and the Visual Culture of Femininity in Habsburg Central Europe, 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 M., “The Phantom of Inspiration: Elena Polenova, Maria Iakunchikova, and the Emergence of Modernism in 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)

Heffley, Divya, “Imaging the American City, 1950–1970: Sequence-Experience Notation and the Ecological Perception of Space” (Brown, D. Neumann)

Hellman, Karen, “Antoine Claudet and the ‘Spaces’ of Photography, 1839–1867” (CUNY, G. Batchen)

Holochwost, Catherine Reed, "Landscape as Machine: Vision and Imagination in Nineteenth-Century American Painting” (Delaware, W. Bellion)

Hornstein, Katie, “Episodes in Political Illusion: The Proliferation of War Imagery in France (1804–1856)” (Michigan, S. Siegfried)

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

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

Jimenez, Maya, “Colombian Artists in Paris, 1865–1905” (CUNY, P. Mainardi, K. Manthorne)

Johnson, Kristina, “The Orientalism of Theodore Chasseriau” (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, “Color, Hygiene, and Body Politics: French Neo-Impressionist Theories of Vision and Volition, 1880–1905” (Duke, M. Antliff)

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

Kellogg-Krieg, Annah, “The Walls of Confession: Neo-Romanesque Architecture and Religious Identity Negotiation in the Kaiserreich” (Pittsburgh, B. McCloskey)

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

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

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)

Lahikainen, Amanda, “Anglicizing the French Revolution: The Politics of Humor in Late Eighteenth-Century English Political Graphic Satire” (Brown, K. D. Kriz)

Lasc, Anca, “Designing Space: Architectural Environments and Modern Display in Nineteenth-Century France” (USC, V. Schwartz)

Laster, Margaret, “Collecting and Patronage of European Art in Gilded Age New York and Newport: Catharine Lorillard Wolfe” (CUNY, P. Mainardi, K. Manthorne)

Leader, Karen, “L’esthetique 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 August Rodin in the French Third Republic" (Maryland, College Park, J. Hargrove)

Lim, Nancy, “A Cosmopolitan Public for le palais du people: Outsiders, the Musée du Louvre, and the Rise of French Universalism (1848–1914)” (Northwestern, S. H. Clayson)

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)

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

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

Luarca-Shoaf, Nenette, "The Place of the Mississippi River in Antebellum Visual Culture and Imagination" (Delaware, W. Bellion)

Mandel, Sara, "Defying and Defining Race in Antebellum New Orleans: Jules Lion's Lithographs and Patronage, 1837–1866" (Indiana, Bloomington, J. Kennedy)

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)

Medakovich, Molly A., “Between Friends: Representations of Female Intimacies in French Genre Paintings and Prints, 1770–1830” (UNC Chapel Hill, M. Sheriff)

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

Medvedev, Natasha, “Imperial Identity and Representation of Russia’s Others” (UCLA, S. Mathur)

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)

Montiège, Samuel, “L’Académie Julian et les artistes canadiens à Paris (1880–1900): stratégie et histoire des relations franco-canadiennes et québécoises de la fin du XIXe siècle” (Université de Montréal, L. Lamarche, J. Trudel)

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

Palm, Nancy, "Unsettling Identities: Indian Iconography in Thomas Cole's National Landscapes" (Indiana, Bloomington, S. Burns)

Paulson, Noelle, "The Human Animal: Anthropomorphic Animals in Print and Paint, ca. 1790–1859" (Washington University, E. Childs)

Pollack, Maika, "Color after Mimesis: Odilon Redon and the Development of Arbitrary Color in Symbolist Painting, 1888–1905" (Princeton University, A. McCauley)

Pop, Andrei, "Neopaganism: Henry Fuseli, Theatre, and the Cultural Politics of Antiquity, 1760–1825" (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)

Pugliese, Ginamarie, “Gendering a Generation: Constructions of Childhood in Englands’ 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” (Yale, A. Nemerov)

Rager, Andrea Wolk, "Art and Revolt: The Work of Edward Burne-Jones" (Yale, T. Barringer)

Ralickas, Eduardo, "Naissance de l’art performatif: Images et autoréférence pragmatique dans le premier romantisme allemand" (Université de Montréal, J. Lamoureux; École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris, É. Michaud)

Rich, Alexander, “Guy Péne du Bois and a Family of Culture” (IFA/NYU, L. Nochlin)

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

Roach, Catherine, “Paintings Repainted: Images-within-Images in Britain, 1829–1883” (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” (IFA/NYU, L. Nochlin)

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

Simon, Corina, “Géographie symbolique dans Modern Painters vol. 3, 4 et 5 de John Ruskin” (Université de Montréal, T. Porterfield)

Sivard, Susan, "The Volcano in European and American Art, 1770–1865" (Columbia, B. Novak, E. Hutchinson)

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)

Stotland, Irina, “Self-Portraiture of Paul Gauguin” (Bryn Mawr, S. Levine)

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, "Spectral Visions: 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)

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

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

Von Lintel, Amy, “Surveying the Field: Popular Illustrated Art Histories in Nineteenth-Century Britain and France” (USC, N. Troy)

Warren, Erica, “Mad about Myths: Gerhard Munthe and the Decorative Arts Revival in Norway” (Minnesota, G. Weisberg)

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

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

Zirnheld, Bernard, "Fin de Siècle, Fin de Régime: Architecture and Planning in the Rue Réaumur” (Yale, Carol Armstrong)

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)