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

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Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2005

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

Bussard, Katherine, “Unfamiliar Street: The Photographs of Richard Avedon, Bruce Davidson, Martha Rosler, and Philip-Lorca diCorcia” (CUNY, G. Batchen)

Cutshaw, Stacey, “Intimate Images: The Public and the Private in Twentieth-Century American Photography” (Boston, C. Jones)

De Souza, C. Roberto, “And Love Will Live Forever: The Narrative Structure of the Fotonovela” (UC Santa Barbara, U. Keller)

Dolan, Julia, “‘I Will Take You into the Heart of Modern Industry’: Lewis Hine's Photographic Interpretation of the Machine Age” (Boston, K. Sichel)

Elcott, Noam, “Cameraless Modernisms:Art, Media, Photograms” (Princeton, C. Armstrong)

Fraser, Karen, “The Tomishige Studio and the Origin of Domestic Commercial Photography in Meiji Japan” (Stanford, M. Takeuchi)

Gillespie, Sarah Kate, “Samuel F. B. Morse and the Daguerreotype: Art and Science in American Culture, 1835–1855” (CUNY, K. Manthorne)

Glesmann, Amanda, “Living Histories: Photography and the Artistic Interior in Late Nineteenth-Century America” (Stanford, W. Corn)

Harper, Katherine, “The Prints and Drawings of Hendrick Goudt: New Light on an Artist and Nobleman” (Boston, M. Zell)

Hickman, Caroline Mesrobian, “Clare Leighton (1898–1989): A Wood Engraver's Impressions of Agrarian Life in England and the American South” (UNC Chapel Hill, A. Marks)

Jensen, Heather, “Musing the Material: Women, Aesthetics, and Art Criticism in Napoleonic France” (Kansas, M. Kessler)

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

Karr Schmidt, Suzanne, “Art—A User's Guide: Interactive and Sculptural Printmaking in the Renaissance” (Yale, C. Wood)

Keller, Candace, “Visual Griots: A Social, Political and Cultural History of Individuals in Mali through the Photographer's Lens” (Indiana, Bloomington, P. McNaughton)

Keller, Corey, “The Look of Knowledge: Photographic Images and the Discourses of Science, 1840–1900” (Stanford, M. Gough)

Knappe, Brett, “Hope and Innovation: The Photography of Barbara Morgan” (Kansas, J. Pultz)

Lamuniere, Michelle, “The Social Museum at Harvard: Francis Greenwood Peabody and Early Twentieth-Century Social Reform Photography in Context” (Boston, K. Sichel)

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

McKenna, Maureen, “Anne Brigman, California Pictorialist Photographer” (Delaware, W. Homer)

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)

Michal, Eileen M., “Halftone Reproduction and American Celebrity” (Chicago, J. Snyder)

Miller, Sarah M., “Inventing ‘Documentary’ in American Photography, 1930–1945” (Chicago, J. Snyder)

Moore, Allison, “Shifting Identities: Malian Photography, 1945–2005” (CUNY, G. Batchen)

Noonan, Jennifer, “Romancing the Stone: Printmaking and the Body in the 1960s and 1970s” (Penn State, S. Rich)

O'Leary, Thomas, “Tokyo Visions: Structuring Identity in Contemporary Japanese Photography” (USC, J. Reynolds)

Palmer, Katherine, “Archive/Atlas/Album: The Photographic Records of Christian Boltanski, Dinh Q. Lê, and Gerhard Richter” (Boston, C. Jones)

Ricciardelli, Lucia, “Packaging the Past for the Spectator: The Status of the Photographic Image in Contemporary Documentary Practice” (UC Santa Barbara, S. Chattopadhyay)

Roth, Lynette, “‘Neue Sachlichkeit’ in Cologne: August Sander and the Cologne Progressives” (Johns Hopkins, B. Doherty)

Saska, Hope, “Staging the Page: Theatricality of Eighteenth-Century British Print Satire” (Brown, K. D. Kriz)

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

Senf, Rebecca, “Intimate Places: Ansel Adams's Photographs in the American West and Southwest, 1916–1936” (Boston, K. Sichel)

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

Smith, Laura, “The Art of Horace Poolaw, Kiowa, Photographer” (Indiana, Bloomington, S. Burns)

Snow, Rachel, “Incidental Tourists: Vernacular Photo-Travel Books, 1920–1940” (CUNY, G. Batchen)

Steer, Linda M., “Appropriated Photographs in French Surrealist Reviews, 1924–1939” (SUNY Binghamton, J. Tagg)

Stetler, Pepper, “New Vision: Modernity and the Photo-Essay in the Weimar Republic, 1919–1929” (Delaware, M. Werth)

Ureña, Leslie, Lewis Hine at Ellis Island: The Photography of Immigration and Race, 1904–1926 (Northwestern, S. Eisenman)

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

Weissman, Terri, “Documentary Photography and Communicative Action: The Realisms of Berenice Abbott” (B. Buchloh)

Werschkul, Hilda, “Modernism into Memory: The Drawings of Eva Hesse” (Columbia, D. Rosand, B. Buchloh)

West, Ashley, “Visualizing Knowledge: Prints and Paintings by Hans Burgkmair the Elder (1473–1531)” (Pennsylvania, L. Silver)

Young, Lisa Jaye, “All Consuming: Weimar Photography and the Aesthetics of Americanization, 1923–33” (CUNY, G. Batchen)

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