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

Critical Theory/Gender Studies/Visual Studies
Dissertations Completed by Subject, 2012

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Campbell, Andrew, “Bound Together: Being-With Gay and Lesbian Leather Communities and Visual Cultures, 1966–1984” (UT Austin, A. Reynolds)

Carroll, Leanne, “Artist Writings: Critical Essays, Reception, and Conditions of Production since the 60s” (Toronto, M. Cheetham)

Choi, Yookyoung, “Globalization and the Formation of Asian American Identity in the Art Works of Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, Yong Soon Min, and Nikki S. Lee” (Maryland, College Park, J. Shannon)

Cohen, Brianne, “Contested Collectivities: Europe Reimagined by Contemporary Artists” (Pittsburgh, T. Smith)

Dauner, Maia, “Playing Dead: Corporeal Confusion and Performance Art” (Rochester, J. Berlo)

Geppert, Melissa, “Favela Effects: Brazilian Art at the Intersections of Community Development and Global Markets” (Minnesota, J. Blocker)

Giampa, Joan, “Sinking Maps: A Conceptual Tool for Visual Metaphor” (George Mason, J. Lester)

Gladstone, Mara, “Sensing the Museum: Contests of Experience with Contemporary Art” (Rochester, J. Berlo)

Gruber Florek, Olivia, “The Modern Monarch: Empress Elisabeth and the Visual Culture of Femininity, 1850–1900” (Rutgers, S. Sidlauskas)

Harris, Shawnya, “Conceptualizing African American Art: The Market, Academic Discourse, and Public Reception” (UNC Chapel Hill, L. Williams)

Haskell, Caitlin, “Henri Rousseau, 1908 and After: The Corpus, Criticism, and History of a Painter without a Problem” (UT Austin, R. Shiff)

Kim, Gloria, “Transmissions: Public Health Information Campaigns and Ambient Media in the Era of Global Health Under U.S. Health Security” (Rochester, S. Willis)

Lee, Jung Joon, “Framing the Nation: Nation Building, Resistance, and Democratization in Korean Photography, 1945–2008” (CUNY, G. Batchen)

Lewis, David, “Francis Picabia and the Problem of Nihilism” (CUNY, E. Braun)

Nero, Julie, “Hannah Höch, Til Brugman, Lesbianism, and Weimar Sexual Subculture” (Case Western Reserve, A. Helmreich)

Newman, Emily Louesa, “Weighing the Body: Female Body Image in Contemporary Art” (CUNY, A. Chave)

Oh, Younjung, “Art into Everyday Life: Department Stores as Purveyors of Culture in Modern Japan” (USC, J. Reynolds)

Orenduff-Bartos, Lillian, “European Symbolism Transformed: The Case of Poland” (CUNY, E. Braun)

Powell, Amy L., “Time after Modernism: Postcoloniality and Relational Time-Based Practices in Contemporary Art” (Wisconsin, Madison, J. Casid)

Richter, Till, “The Evaluation of Contemporary Art with Art Historical and Market Criteria: The 3C Model” (UT Austin, R. Shiff, S. Magee)

Underhill, Justin, “World Art and the Illumination of Virtual Space” (UC Berkeley, W. Davis)

Woodruff, Lily, “Disordering the Establishment: Art, Display, and Participation in France, 1958–1981” (Northwestern, H. Feldman)

Yamamura, Midori, “Yayoi Kusama: Biography and Cultural Confrontation, 1945–1969” (CUNY, A. Chave)

Zheng, Bo, “The Pursuit of Publicness: A Study of Four Chinese Contemporary Art Projects” (Rochester, D. Crimp)