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Recent Dissertations–since 2009


Dissertations Completed Since 2009 (advisor in parentheses)

 

RENAISSANCE ART 

  • Michael Morford, “Carving for a future: Baccio Bandinelli Securing Medici Patronage through His Mutually Fulfilling Propagandistic Hercules and Cacus” 2009 (Olszewski)
  • Dena Woodall, “Sharing Space: Double Portraiture in Sixteenth-Century Italy” 2009 (Olszewski)
  • Christine Corretti, “Benvenuto Cellini and the Loggia dei Lanzi: Configurations of the Body of State” 2011 (Olszewski)
  • Rachel Geschwind, “Saving Grace/Saving Face: Magdalene Imagery and Prostitution Reform in Venice and Rome, 1500-1700″ 2011 (Olszewski)
  • Christine Wolken, “A Profile of Women in Sixteenth-Century Italy: Women and their Commemorative Medals” 2012 (Olszewski)
  • Dana Cowen, “Albrecht Dürer’s “Oblong Passion”: The Impact of the Reformation and Netherlandish Art on the Artist’s Late Drawings” 2014 (Scallen) 

 

17TH AND 18TH CENTURY EUROPEAN ART 

  • Catherine Watkins, “Rembrandt’s 1654 Life of Christ Prints: Experimentation, Tradition, and the Question of Series” 2011 (Scallen)
  • Amy Frederick, “Rembrandt’s Etched Sketches and Seventeenth-Century Print Culture” 2014 (Scallen)

 

19TH AND EARLY 20TH CENTURY, AMERICAN & EUROPEAN ART 

  • Ellen Lippert, “George Ohr and Late 19th Century America: The Mad Potter Rehabilitated” 2009 (Adams)
  • Anthony Morris, “The Censored Paintings of Paul Cadmus: Contesting the Boundary Between Decent and Vulgar, 1934-1940″ 2010 (Adams)
  • Lori Ann Terjesen, “Collecting the Brücke: Their Prints in American Museums” 2011 (Landau)
  • Julie Nero, “The Interwar Lesbian Monocle: Romaine Brooks’ Una, Lady Troubridge and Hannah Höch’s Russian Dancer” 2012 (Helmreich)
  • Tiffany Washington, “Associated American Artists and the American Art World of the 1930s” 2012 (Helmreich)
  • Amber Stitt, “Images of American Children and Social Reform, 1870-1915″  2013 (Adams)

 

POST 1945 ART

  • Frank Spicer, “‘Just What Was It That Made U.S. Art So Different, So Appealing?’: Case Studies of the Critical Reception of American Avant-Garde Painting in London, 1956-1969″ 2008 (Landau)
  • Indra Lacis, “Executive Female Artists: Marina Abramovic and Shirin Neshat”  2014 (Landau)

 

DISSERTATIONS IN PROGRESS

 

19TH AND EARLY 20TH CENTURY AMERICAN & EUROPEAN ART

    Christina Larson, “Paul Sample: Defining American Masculine Identity” (Adams)

 

AFRICAN ART

  • Katherine E. Flach, “Eliot Elisofon and African Art” (Petridis and Scallen)