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Eighteenth Century
Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2018

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Arroyo, Nenette, “Loca Sancta in the New World: The Creation of Sacred Space in the Spanish California Missions” (University of Virginia, R. Wilson)

Bartel, Jens, “Style, Space and Meaning in the Large-Scale Landscape Paintings of Maruyama Ōkyo (1733-1795)” (Columbia University, M. McKelway)

Berman, Daniella, “Aesthetics of Contingency: History and the Unfinished Paintings of the French Revolution” (Institute of Fine Arts/NYU, T. Crow)

Bernstein, Margot, “Carmontelle's Profile Pictures and the Things that Made Them Modern” (Columbia University, A. Higonnet)

Boulden, Ashley, “Licentious Prints: The Persistence of the Rococo and the Malleable Antique in French Ornament Prints and Interiors, 1737-1788” (University of Virginia, S. Betzer)

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

Brock, Franny, “Drawing the Amateur: Draftsmanship and the Amateur in Eighteenth-Century France” (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, M. Hyde)

Brown, Marlise, “The Markgräfin's Two Bodies: The Architecture and Performance of Wilhelmine's Bayreuth” (Temple University, T. Cooper)

Browne, Elizabeth, “Modeling the Eighteenth Century: Clodion in the Ancien Régime and After” (MIT, K. Smentek)

Bruckbauer, Ashley, “Dangerous Liaisons: Ambassadors and Embassies in French Art, 1661-1789” (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, M. Sheriff and E. Fraser)

Calvin, Katherine, “Antiquity and Empire: The Construction of History in Western European Representations of the Ottoman Empire, 1650-1830” (The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, C. Johns, M. Sheriff)

Cardon, Alexandra, “Circa 1700: Royal Retreats, Academic Unrest and the Roots of Rococo” (Graduate Center, CUNY, J. Sund)

Caticha, Alicia, “Étienne-Maurice Falconet and the Matter of Sculpture: Marble, Porcelain, and Sugar in Eighteenth-Century Paris” (University of Virginia, S. Betzer)

Chakalova, Christina, “Artistic Mobility and Cultural Transfer: Prince Eugene of Savoy's Belvedere Palace in Imperial Vienna” (Rutgers University, C. Puglisi)

Chaparro, Francisco “Victimhood in Goya” (Institute of Fine Arts/NYU, R. Slifkin & J. Brown)

Chuang, Grace, “Bernard II Vanrisamburgh, Master Cabinetmaker in Eighteenth-Century Paris” (Institute of Fine Arts/NYU, T. Crow)

Fathi, Samira, ”Representing Eighteenth-Century Isfahan: Urban Spaces and Architectural Patronage” (University of California at Santa Barbara, N. Khoury)

Gebauer, Elizabeth, “The Art of Speech: Flemish Baroque Pulpits 1627-1794” (Princeton, T. DaCosta Kaufmann)

Gómez Todó, Sandra, “Unmasking Femininity: The Visual and Material Culture of the Female Masquerader in Early Modern England” (University of Iowa, D. Johnson)

Griffiths, Christine, “From Garden to Toilette: Cultivating Perfume in Early Modern England” (Bard Graduate Center, D. Krohn)

Grimes, Kaitlin, “The Materiality of Northern and Central European Ivory Sculpture, ca. 1600–1775” (University of Missouri, M. Yonan)

Halbert, Philippe, “Louisiana Purchases: Buying Respectability and Fashioning Identity in Colonial New Orleans” (Yale University, E. Cooke, Jr.)

Kang, Changduk Charles, “Before the Reality Effect: Wax Representations in Eighteenth-Century France” (Columbia University, A. Higonnet)

Karyadi, Caitlin, “Shen Nanpin and the Theorization of Painting in Early-Modern Japan” (Princeton University, A. Watsky)

Kliger, Marina, “'Une Histoire Particulière': The Troubadour Style and Gendered Historical Consciousness in Early Nineteenth-Century France” (Institute of Fine Arts, NYU, T. Crow & M. Martin)

Lehman, Bree, “Ancestors and Heirlooms: The Reception, Collection, and Display of Early American Portraiture, 1876-1941” (Graduate Center, CUNY, K. Manthorne)

Leveton, Jacob, “Blake's Radical Ecology” (Northwestern University, S. Eisenman)

Lipkowski, Kristin, By Subscription: Marketing Art and Ideology in the Enlightenment (University of Illinois at Chicago, N. Dubin)

Lu, Yun-Chen, “Gao Fenghan’s (1683–1749) Path to Eccentricity and the Growth of Epigraphical Writing in Early Qing Yangzhou” (University of California, Santa Barbara, P. Sturman)

Martin, Kelsey, “Inscribing the Public Sphere(s): Parisian Women Printmakers from 1715 to 1815” (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, M. Sheriff; University of Florida, Gainesville, M. Hyde)

Murali, Deepthi, “The Politics, Intersensoriality, and Performativity of Transcultural Decorative Arts of Kerala, India” (University of Illinois at Chicago, C. Becker)

Punj, Nandita, “Up in Alms, Portraits in Giving: The Salibhadra Carita in Early Modern Jain Art” (Rutgers University, S. Brett-Smith)

Pushaw, Bart, “The Global Invention of Art: Race and Visual Sovereignity in the Colonial Baltic 1860-1915” (University of Maryland, S. Mansbach)

Sadoyan, Lilit. “Meuble and Mobility: Furniture in Long-Eighteenth-Century France” (University of California, Santa Barbara, E. B. Robertson and M. Meadow)

Saylor, Miranda, “Sor María de Ágreda and Sacred Art in Eighteenth-Century Mexico” (UCLA, C. Villaseñor-Black)

Spadafora, Claire, “Before the Museum: Looking at Italian Drawings, 1650-1750” (Rice University, J. Manca)

Spivey, Dylan, “Contested Classicism: Palladianism and the Invention of the English Baroque, 1715-1757” (University of Virginia, D. Fordham)

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)

Su, Wenjie, “Machines of Time, Towers of Knowledge: Miniature Architectural Spaces and the Design of Timepieces in Sino-European Encounters, Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries” (Princeton, T. DaCosta Kaufmann)

Thames, Emily K., “Enlightenment, Reform, and Identity in Late Eighteenth-Century Puerto Rico: The Art of José Campeche (1751-1809)” (Florida State University, P. Niell)

Vanni, Luciano, “The renovation of the Habsburg-Lorraine residences: Eighteenth-century imperial and archducal palaces in Prague, Brussels, and Florence” (Princeton, T. DaCosta Kaufmann)

von Preussen, Brigid, “Manufacturing Classicism: Reproduction and Authorship in Late Georgian Britain” (Columbia University, A. Higonnet)

Wan, Sim Hinman, “Third-Space Colonial Architecture: Dutch and Chinese Philanthropic Establishments in the Urbanization of VOC Indonesia, 1640-1740” (University of Illinois at Chicago, M. Pollak)

Yi, Hye-shim, “Art, Materiality, and Intermediality: The Multimedia Writing Practice of Chen Hongshou (1768-1822)” (UCLA, H. Lee)

Zajac, Linda, “Playing with Age and Masculinity in the Domestic Interior in England, 1790-1835” (University of Victoria, E. Campbell)