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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Ahern, Mallory, “Flickers, Loops, Dots, Stacks, and Tracings: Cinematic Devices and the Technical Image, 1960–1975” (Yale, F. Casetti; C. Buckley)

Brockman, Kristin, “Terminal Cinema: Artists and Engineers at Bell Labs, 1965–1972” (Ohio State, K. Paulsen)

Bucilla, Drew, “Europ: Expanded Cinema, Projection, and the Film Co-op in Western Europe, 1966–1979” (CUNY, D. Joselit)

Christopher, David, “The Toronto New Wave, Anarchist Cinema Theory, and the Progressive Apocalypse” (University of Victoria, L. McLarty)

Croggon, Nicholas, “Reconstructing the Utopian Moment: Experimental Video Practices in the Late 1960s and 1970s” (Columbia, B. Joseph)

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

Dootson, Kirsty, “Industrial Color: Chromatic Technologies in Britain (1856–1971)” (Yale, T. Barringer; K. Trumpener)

Espert, Yasmine, “Epicenters of Transnational Media” (Columbia, K. Jones)

Hartnett, Gerald, “Recorded Objects and Counterauras: Art, Technical Reproducibility, Cybernetics, 1952–1962” (Stony Brook University, A. Uroskie)

Horisaki-Christens, Nina, “VIDEO HIROBA: Contingent Publics and Video Communication, 1966–1985” (Columbia, J. Reynolds)

Jacobson, Ann, “Strange Visions: The Art of Björn Melhus” (Ohio State, K. Paulsen)

Kauffman, Alexander, “‘Faire un Cinéma’: Marcel Duchamp and the Moving Image” (Pennsylvania, C. Poggi)

Llorens, Natasha, “Imagining Violence, Imagining the Nation: Algerian National Cinema between 1965 and 1979” (Columbia, A. Alberro)

McManus, William, “‘When We Made Movies Just to Make Them’: Warhol’s Films and the Surface of the 1960s” (Princeton, H. Foster)

Mericle, Robyn, “Before the Endless Miles of Wind and Sand and Empty Far Off Sky: Desert Landscapes in Hollywood’s Silent Era” (UIC, H. Higgins)

Murphy, Benjamin, “Fieldwork: Problems of Observation in Latin American Video” (Princeton, I. Small)

Pei, Eldon, “‘Real People, Real Events’: Actuality and Mass Politics in Maoist Documentary Cinema” (Stanford, J. Ma)

Rochester, Katherine, “Lotte Reiniger and the Animated Ornament in Experimental Film, 1919–1937” (Bryn Mawr College, C. Hertel, K. Redrobe)

Rottman, Zachary D., “A Cinematic Atopia: Minimalism and the Filmic Afterlife of the Russian Avant-gardes 1962–1977” (UCLA, G. Baker)

Schmenner, William, “How to Hit the Ground: Motion and Measurement in Moving Pictures before the Great Crash” (Pennsylvania, K. Redrobe)

Tuite, Rebecca, “Nightwear in Hollywood Film and Television and the United States Nightwear Industry, 1945–1977” (Bard Graduate Center, C. Whalen)

Vielkind, Andrew, “In Media Res: Experimental Cinema and Tenoscience during the Cold War Period” (Yale, JD Connor)

Werther-Rosenow, Barbara, “Communicative Strategies in Contemporary Video Art” (Rutgers, T. Flores)