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

Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2016

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Berger, Sara, “L’Horloge qui chante: Technics, Aesthetics, and Telling Time in Nineteenth-Century France” (MIT, A. Dutta)

Berkowitz, Elizabeth, “Bloomsbury’s Byzantium and the Writing of Modern Art” (CUNY, R. Long)

Brandner, Christine, “Addressing another Body in Jean-Etienne Liotard’s Portraiture” (Yale, N. Suthor)

Bullock, Nathan, “Architecture and the Performance of Citizenship in a Global City: Singapore, 1965–2015” (Duke, A. Wharton)

de Laforcade, Sonia,“Áudio-Visual: The Slide as Medium in Brazilian Art of the 1970s” (Princeton, Irene Small)

Dorofeeva, Maria, “Fantasizing Manhood: Art and Sexual Politics in Spain, 1898–1939” (UIUC O. Vazquez)

Edwards, Randall, “Beyond Land Art: Site, Body, and Self in the Work of Dennis Oppenheim, 1967–75” (CUNY, H. Senie)

Heckscher, Marguerite, “Objects as Bodies, Bodies as Objects: Medicine and Arts among the Shambaa of Tanzania” (Wisconsin, Madison, H. Drewal)

Jang, Sunhee, “Contemporary Art and the Search for History: The Emergence of the Artist–Historian” (UIUC, T. Weissman)

Kubo, Michael, “Architecture Incorporated: Authorship, Anonymity, and Collaboration in Postwar Modernism” (MIT, M. Jarzombek)

Law, Jessica, “Painting Laid Bare: Mapping the Diagram within Modern Art” (University of British Columbia, J. Mansoor)

Lewis, Emma Stein, “Unfixing Space and Time in Contemporary Photography: How Porosity, Social Constructions of Space, and Reenactment Produce Alternative Histories” (University of New Mexico, K. P. Buick )

Nuijsink, Cathelijne, “What is a House?: Architects Redesigning the Domestic Sphere in Contemporary Japan, 1995–2011” (Pennsylvania, A. Kano)

Roesch, Nathanael, “On Sport, Representation, and Contemporary Art” (Bryn Mawr, L. Saltzman)

Schmidt, Sebastian, “From Global War to Global Cities: Planning, Art, and Post-WWII Urban History in New York, Berlin, and Tokyo” (MIT, M. Jarzombek)

Sichel, Jennifer, “Criticism without Authority: Gene Swenson, Jill Johnston, Gregory Battcock” (Chicago, D. English)

Spratt, Emily, “Byzantium not Forgotten: Constructing the Artistic and Cultural Legacy of an Empire between East and West in the Early Modern Period” (Princeton, P. Brown)

Stemberger, Claudia Marion, “On the Idea of Contingency in Art” (Duke, K. Stiles)

Tankha, Akshaya, “The Aesthetics of Indigenous Difference in Nagaland, Northeast India: Art and Visual Culture as Being and Belonging in Late Liberal South Asia” (Toronto, K. Jain)