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 in Progress by Subject, 2005

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Bagg, Shannon K., “Artists, Art Historians, and the Value of Contemporary Inuit Art” (Queen's University, Kingston, L. Jessup)

Bible, Ann Vollmann, “The Art of Dailiness: Gabriele Münter's Self-Representations” (MIT, M. Jarzombek)

Biedermen, Legier, “Re-engineering the Experience of Art: ‘New’ Media and Discourses of Repetition in Times of Political Crisis” (UCLA, D. Preziosi)

Bruckner, Rene Thoreau, “The Art of Disappearance: Duration, Instantaneity, and the Conception of Cinema” (UC Irvine, A. Lippit)

Bubenik, Andrea, “The Reception of Albrecht Dürer (1528–1700): The Practices of Art, Science and Collecting” (Queen's University, Kingston, C. Hoeniger, V. Manuth)

Carlson, Elizabeth, “City of Mirrors: Spectacle and Surveillance in 19th-Century Paris” (Minnesota, J. Blocker)

Caro, Mario A., “The Native as Image: Art History and the Representation of the American Native” (Rochester, J. Berlo, D. Crimp, M. Holly)

Cheng, Joyce, “Ethnology, Art Criticism, Avant-Garde Epistemology of Form” (Chicago, R. Heller)

Contreras De Berenfeld, Maria Celina, “Cesare Brandi's Teoria del Restauro and the Practice of Restoration” (Queen's University, Kingston, C. Hoeniger)

Cronan, Todd, “The Despair of the Physical: Matisse, Santayana and the Philosophical Temper of Modernism” (UC Berkeley, W. Davis)

Curzon, Lucy, “Replacing Modernism: Visual Culture and National Identity in Britain 1930–1960” (Rochester, P. Duro, J. Saab)

Czach, Liz, “Careless Rapture: Artifacts and Archives of the Home Movie” (Rochester, S. Willis)

De la Rosa, Gabriella, “Picturing the Colonial Enlightenment: Race, Identity and Difference in French Visual Culture, 1682–1804” (Harvard, E. Lajer-Burcharth)

Doherty, John Keith, “Narrative and Spatial Structure of Roman Landscape Paintings” (Boston, F. Kleiner)

Ekardt, Philipp, “Eher ein Rüsche am Kleid: The Untimely Image in, before, and after Benjamin, Broodthaers, Richter, Kluge” (Yale, D. Joselit)

Emerling, John, “The Gesture of Collecting: Walter Benjamin and Contemporary Aesthetics” (UCLA, D. Preziosi)

Evans, Kim, “The Geography of Feminist Art Criticism: A Genealogical History of Feminist Discourses on Art, 1971–1981” (SUNY Binghamton, J. Tagg)

Gilbertson, Leanne, “Out of Place in Time: Women Performing Art in Warhol's Factory and Judson Memorial Church” (Rochester, D. Crimp)

Haughey, Patrick, “The Presidential Library: Archive, Afterlife, and the National Imagination” (MIT, M. Jarzombek)

Holmes, Kristy, “The Gendered Nation: The Work of Joyce Wieland 1964–1976” (Queen's University, Kingston, L. Jessup)

Howie, Elizabeth, “The Courtly Erotics of the Photograph: Photography and the 19th-Century Theorization of Courtly Love” (UNC Chapel Hill, C. Mavor)

Huebner, Karla, “Eroticism, Identity, and Cultural Context: Toyen and the Czech Avant-Garde” (Pittsburgh, B. McCloskey)

Humphrey, Dan, “Subjective Others/Foreign Selves: Queer American Spectatorship and Swedish ‘Art’ Cinema” (Rochester, D. Crimp)

Johnson Bidler, Tiffany, “Tracing Genealogies: The Question of Inheritance in Early and Contemporary American Art” (Minnesota, J. Blocker)

Jones, Jordy, “The Ambiguous I: Photography, Gender, Self” (UC Irvine, C. Whiting)

Leger, Marc, “Visuality, Subjectivity, and Social Space in Critical Public Art” (Rochester, J. Saab)

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

Martin, Meredith, “Dairy Queens: Sexuality, Space, and Subjectivity in Pleasure Dairies from Catherine de' Medici to Marie-Antoinette” (Harvard, E. Lajer-Burcharth)

McAuliffe, Michael, “Connoisseurship in the Twentieth Century: The János Scholz Collection of Italian Old Master Drawings—A Case Study” (Columbia, D. Rosand)

McQueen, Kathleen, “The Aesthetics of Suffering: W. Eugene Smith (1918–1978), Shomei Tomatsu (b. 1930), and the Context of Visual Culture” (SUNY Stony Brook, D. Kuspit)

Mizoguchi, Akiko, “The Construction of Lesbian Sexuality in Contemporary Japan in Relation to Yaoi Fictions” (Rochester, D. Crimp)

Muir, Kim H. S., “Wounded Masterpieces: Restoring Severely Damaged Works of Art” (Queen's University, Kingston, C. Hoeniger)

Muzaffar, M. Ijlal, “The Periphery Within: Modern Architecture and the Making of the Third World” (MIT, M. Jarzombek)

Nolan, Linda, “Can You Handle It? The Tactile Reception of Sculpture in Early Modern Rome” (USC, T. Olson)

Peabody, Rebecca, “A Strategic Cut: Kara Walker's Art and Imagined Race in American Visual Culture” (Yale, R. Thompson, H. Carby)

Persinger, Cindy, “The Politics of Style: Meyer Schapiro and the Methods of Art History” (Pittsburgh, B. McCloskey)

Phillips, Natalie E., “The Pop Apocalypse: Keith Haring's and Kenny Scharf's Remaking of Religion in Contemporary Art” (UC Irvine, C. Whiting)

Robertson, Kirsty, “This Is What Democracy Looks Like: Visual Culture and Protest in Canada, 1988–2003” (Queen's University, Kingston, L. Jessup)

Rodriguez, Victor M., “Mimicry in Latin American Art and the Rhetoric of Modernist Art History” (Rochester, D. Crimp)

Rogers, Denise, “Becoming Black Woman: Eldzier Cortor's Visualization of the Black Female Body” (UC Irvine, J. Wilson)

Rogers, Jennifer, “Walking after Midnight: Mythic Monstrousness, Menstruation, and the Female Werewolf” (UC Irvine, A. Lippit)

Royal, Suzanne, “Graphic Art in Weimar Berlin: The Case of Jeanne Mammen” (USC, K. Lang)

Sandler, Daniela, “Incarnate Politics: National Identity, History, and Architectural Heritage in Postwar Berlin” (Rochester, A. Nader)

Scanlon, Patricia Smith, “‘God-gifted girls’: Women Illustrators, Gender, Class, and Commerce in American Visual Culture, 1885–1925” (Indiana, Bloomington, S. Burns)

Schuld, Dawna, “Nothing to Look At: Art as Situation and Its Neuropsychological Implications” (Chicago, B. Stafford)

Sean, Rowe, “Figuring the Landscape: Western Monuments and the Contested Terrain of American National Nostalgia” (UC Irvine, C. Whiting)

Smith, T'ai, “Weaving Work at the Bauhaus: The Gender and Engendering of a Medium” (Rochester, D. Crimp)

Stryker, Eric, “Reconstruction and Visual Culture in 1950s London” (Yale, T. Barringer)

Swenson, Kirsten, “From Factory to Kitchen: Eva Hesse's Labors” (SUNY Stony Brook, J. Katz)

Vorano, Norman D., “The Culture of Inuit Art: Museums, Modernism and the Popular Imaginary in the Mid-Twentieth Century” (Rochester, J. Berlo)

Wang, Meiqin, “Transformation and Construction: Exhibiting Chinese Contemporary National Art in 2003” (SUNY Binghamton, N. Um)

Williams, Michael, “Beyond Death: Perversity, Relationality, Virtuality” (Rochester, T. DiPiero)

Wilson, Paul, “The Global Aesthetics of Nostalgia: Nation and Longing in Contemporary Art” (Minnesota, J. Blocker)

Woods, Nicole L., “The Roving Affect: Art in the Age of Flux/Fusion” (UC Irvine, C. Whiting)

Zalman, Sandra, “A Vernacular Vanguard Abroad: How America Minded Surrealism” (USC, N. Troy)

Zuromskis, Catherine, “Private Images, Public Contexts: Snapshot Photography in the Public Sphere” (Rochester, D. Crimp)