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

African Art (sub-Saharan)
Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2004

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Bortolot, Alexander, “Negotiating Masculinity: Male Initiation and Associated Arts of the Makonde Peoples” (Columbia, N. Kampen)

Bridges, Nichole, “Contact, Commentary, and Commodity: Nineteenth-Century Ivory Tusk Sculptures From the Loango Coast, Congo” (Wisconsin, Madison, H. Drewal)

Ciola, Ann M., “Identity and Community Solidarity: Counter-Spectacle, Power, and Resistance in the Mass Funeral of the ‘Guguleteu Seven,’ March 15, 1986” (SUNY Binghamton, K. Barzman)

Cleveland, Kimberly L., “New Directions in Black Brazilian Art History” (Iowa, S. Adams)

Clunis, Sarah A., “Readymade Diaspora: Cultural Icons Rectified and Assisted” (Iowa, C. Roy)

Firstenberg, Lauri, “Postcoloniality, Performance, and Photographic Portraiture” (Harvard, S. P. Blier)

Holloway, Anita, “Animal Symbolism in Ewe Textiles” (Virginia Commonwealth, B. Lawal)

Kart, Susan, “Sculpting the Psyche: Sokari Douglas Camp, Moustapha Dimè and Renèe Stout On the Body, Identity and Politics in ‘African’ Art” (Columbia, C. Kiaer, E. Hutchinson)

Martin, Mary R., “International Legislation to Protect Cultural Patrimony of African Art” (Iowa, C. Roy)

Onyile, Onyile Bassey, “Ekpu Oro: Spirits of the Living Dead as an Expression of Oron Worldview, 1894–1940” (SUNY Binghamton, N. Nzegwu)

Ross, Emma, “Aesthetic Experience and Expression: Representation of Dan Women in the Cote d’Ivoire” (Yale, R. Thompson)

Salami, Gitti, “Yakurr Visual Expression in the Context of the Political Economy of Nigeria” (Iowa, C. Roy)

Van Dyke, Kristina, “To See and Be Seen in Mali: A New Look at the Visible in Africa” (Harvard, S. Blier)