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, 2004

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Alsdorf, Bridget, “The French Group Portrait From Courbet to Degas” (UC Berkeley, T. J. Clark)

Anderson, Catherine, “Embodiments of Empire: Figuring Race in Late Victorian Painting” (Brown, K. D. Kriz)

Barker, Sean, “A PositivAlsdorf, Bridget, “The French Group Portrait From Courbet to Degas” (UC Berkeley, T. J. Clark)

Anderson, Catherine, “Embodiments of Empire: Figuring Race in Late Victorian Painting” (Brown, K. D. Kriz)

Barker, Sean, “A Positive Aberrance: Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec’s Disreputable Women” (Kansas, M. Kessler)

Becker, Colleen, “Acts of Representation: The Inception and Early Development of Käthe Kollwitz’s Career” (Columbia, A. Higonnet)

Bewley, Michele, “A Coign of Vantage: Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema and the Solaces of Modern London” (SUNY Binghamton, O. Vazquez)

Blankenship, Ethan, “Paris, Mexico: Dèsirè Charnay’s Photographic Spaces” (Columbia, J. Crary)

Boyd, Jane, “Alfred Sisley and the Mapping of Modernity: Engineering, Cartography, and Representations of Landscape in Late Nineteenth-Century France” (Delaware, N. Athanassoglou-Kallmyer)

Briggs, Jo, “Media Empires: Artistic Reactions to the Boer War (1899–1902) in the Visual Culture of Munich, Paris, and London” (Yale, T. Barringer)

Brooker, Robert E., Jr., “The Arrival of the Italo-Gothic Style in Castile During the Nineteenth Century Via Manuscripts” (Brown, C. W. Zerner)

Buckner, Cynthia, “The Etching Revival in Late-Nineteenth Century America and Its Role in Aesthetic Education” (CUNY, S. Webster)

Burns, Nancy, “Studio Painting: Portraying the French Atelier in the Later Nineteenth Century” (Brown, K. S. Champa)

Burdan, Amanda C., “Amèricaines in Paris: The Role of Women Artists in the Formation of America’s Cultural Identity, 1865–1880” (Brown, K. D. Kriz)

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

Campbell, Kristin E., “Taste and Nation: Spaces of Viewing in Britain, 1770–1895” (Queen’s, Kingston, J. Brooke, J. Helland)

Carlson, Elizabeth, “City of Mirrors: Spectacle and Surveillance in Nineteenth-Century Paris” (Minnesota, J. Blocker)

Childs, Adrienne, “The Black Exotic: Representing Africans in Nineteenth-Century Orientalist Art” (Maryland, College Park, J. Hargrove)

Coffman, Peter, “Gothic Revival Architecture in Atlantic Canada” (Queen’s, Kingston, P. Du Prey)

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

Coyle, Laura, “The Still-Life Paintings of Vincent Van Gogh and Their Context” (Princeton, J. Wilmerding)

Crossman, Colette, “Art as Salvation: Reconsidering Religion in the Work of Edward Burne-Jones” (Maryland, College Park, W. Pressly)

Dandona, Jessica, “Ornament and Empire in the Making of French Modernity” (UC Berkeley, D. Grimaldo Grigsby)

Dombrowski, André, “Nervous Modernism: The Intemperate Art of Early Cèzanne” (UC Berkeley, T. J. Clark)

Fowler, Liz, “The Rookwood Sage: Kataro Shirayamadani and American Japonism, 1883–1913” (Minnesota, G. Weisberg)

Freund, Amy, “Revolutionary Likenesses: Portraiture and Politics in France, 1789–1804” (UC Berkeley, D. Grimaldo Grigsby)

Galvez, Paul, “The Landscape-As-Body in Modernist Painting” (Columbia, J. Crary)

Goodin, Alexis, “British Artists and the Representation of Egypt, 1838–1902” (Brown, K. D. Kriz)

Graybill, Lela, “Vulnerable Bodies: Violent Spectacle in Early Post-Enlightenment Europe” (Stanford, M. Marrinan)

Gwinn, Mary, “Reading as Revelation: Odilon Redon’s Albums On Flaubert’s ‘temptation of St. Antony’” (Rutgers, C. Yanni)

Halkin, Talya, “Jacques Joseph Tissot, a Reassessment: 1860–1895” (Columbia, J. Crary)

Hanson, Debra, “Gender, Genre, and Domesticity: Thomas Eakins’ Home Scenes of the 1870s” (Virginia Commonwealth, R. Hobbs)

Harkness, Kristen, “‘In a Certain Land’: Fairy Tales and National Identity in Fin-De-Siècle Russian Art” (Pittsburgh, B. McCloskey)

Hendrickson, Laura, “Art Aspiring to the Condition of Music, 1850–1900: English Avant-Gardism and the Case of Wagner” (Brown, K. D. Kriz)

Howie, Elizabeth, “The Courtly Erotics of the Photograph: Photography and the Nineteenth-Century Theorization of Courtly Love” (UNC Chapel Hill, C. Mavor)

Hyde, Kimberly, “Louis C. Tiffany and the Business of Art” (Case Western Reserve, H. Adams)

Johnson, Kristina, “The Orientalism of Thèodore Chassèriau” (Delaware, N. Athanassoglou-Kallmyer)

Keller, Corey Elise, “The Look of Knowledge: Photographic Imagery and the Discourses of Science, 1839–1895” (Stanford, M. Marrinan)

Kendall, Steven, “Towards a Modern Classicism: Frederick Leighton, the French Academy, and the Anglicized Nude” (UC Santa Barbara, A. Bermingham)

Kully, Deborah, “Morality, Architecture, and the French Interior (1860–1890)” (MIT, E. Naginski)

Lampe, Issa, “David in Brussels: Painting the Subject of Exile” (Harvard, E. Lajer-Burcharth)

Leader, Karen, “L’èsthetique Du Rire: Caricature of the Paris Art World in the Nineteenth Century (1830–1900)” (IFA/NYU, L. Nochlin)

Lee, Jungsil, “The Intersection Between Nationalism and Religion in the Public Sculptures of Auguste Rodin in the French Third Republic” (Maryland, College Park, J. Hargrove)

Lemonedes, Heather, “Paul Gauguin’s Volpini Suite” (CUNY, P. Mainardi)

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

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

Macnayr, Linda C., “Politics and Gender in Portraits of Princess Charlotte of Belgium, Vicereine of Lombardy-Venetia, and Empress of Mexico” (Queen’s, Kingston, J. Helland)

Maimon, Vered, “Herschel and Talbot: On the Conception of the Photographic as an Epistemological Site in the Early Nineteenth-Century in England” (Columbia, J. Crary)

Marshall, Darlene, “The Character of the Home: The Domestic Interior in American Painting, 1860–1900” (Penn State, C. Zabel, S. Rich)

Mauro, Hayes Peter, “Art, Science, and Social Representation in the United States, 1830–1890” (CUNY, K. Manthorne)

McCann, Carmen, “Status Viatoris: a New Spectacularization of Death in French Paintings and Prints From the Bourbon Restoration” (Penn State, N. Locke)

Mednick, Thor, “What Is Lost Without: Nationalism, Symbolism, and the Reincarnation of Danish Art in the Nineteenth Century” (Indiana, Bloomington, M. Facos)

Meiers, Sarah H., “William Morris’s Green Dining Room: The Experience of an Arts-And-Crafts Interior” (Queen’s, Kingston, J. Helland)

Nedd, Andrew, “Defending Russia: Russian History and Pictorial Narratives of the ‘Patriotic War,’ 1812–1912” (USC, J. Bowlt)

O’Reilly, Hope Buchholtz, “Imagining Ireland: Victorian Pictures and Perceptions of the Irish, 1850–1895” (CUNY, J. Roos)

Oberter, Rachel, “Channeling Art: Spiritualism and the Visual Imagination in Britain, 1850–1914” (Yale, T. Barringer)

Orfila, Jorgelina, “John Rewald’s Cèzanne: Art History in the 1930s” (Maryland, College Park, J. Hargrove)

Parkinson, Kamilla T., “Philip John Bainbrigge (1817–1881) and the ‘group of 1838’” (Queen’s, Kingston, L. Jessup)

Pedersen, Lindsey, “Gender, Empire and ‘Indian-ness’ in Visual Representations of the Sepoy Revolt, 1857–1900” (UC Santa Barbara, A. Bermingham)

Potvin, John, “‘The New Chivalry’: Representation of Male Bodies, Labour, Sexuality and Domestic Ideology in British Aestheticism” (Queen’s, Kingston, J. Helland)

Pugliese, Ginamarie, “Gendering a Generation: Constructions of Childhood in England’s Nineteenth-Century Juvenile Periodicals” (SUNY Binghamton, O. Vazquez)

Reymond, Rhonda, “For Glory and For Beauty: Richard Morris Hunt, George W. Vanderbilt, and All Souls’ Church” (Georgia, J. Simon)

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

Robinson, Michelle, “The Precondition of Landscape: Tropes and Meaning in Rustic Landscapes of J. M. W. Turner and John Constable” (Kansas, J. Pultz)

Ross, Susan, “The Career of Anne-Louis Girodet-Trioson and the Prehistory of Romanticism in France” (Johns Hopkins, M. Fried)

Ruiz-Gómez, Natasha, “Morceaux d’Amphithéâtre: Science and the Fragment in Rodin’s Sculpture” (Pennsylvania, C. Poggi)

Sicherman, Dara, “Book Illustration in Fin-De-Siècle France” (CUNY, J. Roos)

Smith, Kimberley, “Imperial Encounter: Nineteenth-Century French Representations of Egypt and Algeria: Three Case Studies” (UT Austin, M. Charlesworth)

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)

Stewart, Lee, “Likeness and Identity: Painted and Photographic Portraiture in France 1830–1880” (Columbia, R. Brilliant)

Straussman-Pflanzer, Eve, “Felsine Pittrici: the Women Artists of Early Modern Bologna” (IFA/NYU, L. Nochlin)

Syme, Alison, “Hedgewhores, Wagtails, Cockatrices, Whipsters: John Singer Sargent and His Coterie of Nature’s Artful Dodgers” (Harvard, Y-A. Bois)

Taylor Lerner, Jillian, “Panoramic Guides to Paris, 1830–1849: Social Cartography and Quotidian Representation” (Columbia, J. Crary, A. Higonnet)

Vendelin, Carmen, “The Decay of Gender in Symbolist and Decadent Art c. 1885–1905” (Rutgers, J. Spector)

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

Zalewski, Leanne, “The Rise and Fall of Academic Art: Bouguereau, Cabanel, Gèrôme, and Meissonier in Paris and New York” (CUNY, P. Mainardi)