Dissertations

PDF of Completed Dissertations from 1942-Present

DISSERTATIONS IN PROGRESS

ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY/HISTORIC PRESERVATION

Lauritano, Steven, “Embedded Remnants in Modern Architecture: Karl Friedrich Schinkel and the Historiography of Remains” (Yale University, C. Wood, S. Zeidler)

Zirnheld, Bernard. “Fin de Siècle, Fin du Régime: Republican Architecture and Planning in the Rue Réaumur” (Yale University, C. Armstrong) 

ART OF THE MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA

Rahimi-Golkhandan, Shabnam, “The Photograph’s Shabih-Kashi (Verisimilitude) – The Liminal Visualities of Late Qajar Art (1853-1911) (Yale University, K. Rizvi)

ART OF THE UNITED STATES

Abrams, Matthew, “Alternate Modernity: From Aby Warburg to Agnes Martin” (Yale University, D. Joselit)

Bass, Nicole, “’The Shade of Private Life’: The Right to Privacy and the Press in Turn-of-the-Century American Art” (Yale University, E. Cooke, Jr)

Corcoran, Eloise, “Chalk-Talking”: Blackboards, Slates, and the Technology of Erasure in 19th Century American Visual Culture” (Yale University, E. Cooke, Jr)

Dibble, Rebecca, “Making the War: Materiality and Memory in the American Civil War” (Yale University, E. Cooke, Jr)

Korobkin, Rachel, “Sculptural Bodies of the Great Depression” (Yale University, E. Cooke)

Lee, KeyJo, “Melancholic Materiality: History and the Unhealable Wound in African American Photographic Portraits, 1850-1877” (Yale University, K. Mercer)

Lynford, Sophie, “Painting Dissent: The Pre-Raphaelite Experiment in America” (Yale University, T. Barringer, J. Raab)

Miller, Sequoia, “Come Together: Conceptual and Studio Craft in the 1960’s and 1970’s” (Yale University, E. Cooke, Jr.)

Meyer, Don, “Firgues of Refinement: Art and Steel in Pittsburgh’s Gilded Age”, (Yale University, A. Nemerov)

Roland, S. Zelda, “Hollywood Stockyards: People and Places in the Background of Classical Hollywood” (Yale University, J.D. Connor)

Sackeroff, Samuel, “The Liberal Image” (Yale University, S. Zeidler)

Situ, Xiao, “Emily Dickinson’s Window Culture, 1830-1886” (Yale University, A. Nemerov, E. Cooke, Jr.)

CHINESE ART

Cho, Yong, “Approaches to Materiality and Flatness: Mongol Imperial Patronage of Buddhist Art in Yuan China (1279-1368)” (Yale University, Y. Kim)

Yeung, Ingrid, “On Plainness: Plain Bronze Vessels from Yinxu Burials (ca. 1250-1046 BCE)” (Yale University, A. Underhill, Y. Kim)

DECORATIVE ARTS/TEXTILES/DESIGN HISTORY

Carr, Dennis, “Early Furniture Making in the Narragansett Basin, 1636-1740” (Yale University, E. Cooke, Jr.)

Dibble, Rebecca, “Making the War: Materiality and Memory in the American Civil War” (Yale University, E. Cooke, Jr)

Peterson, Laurel O., “The Decorated Interior: Artistic Production in the British Country House, 1688–1745” (Yale University, T. Barringer)

DRAWINGS/PRINTS/PHOTOGRAPHY/WORKS ON PAPER

Adams, Harrison, “Photography in the First Person: Peter Hujar, Robert Mapplethorpe, Nan Goldin and Sally Mann.” (Yale University, C. Armstrong)

Frier, Sara, “Unbearable Witness: Body Deformity in Artistic Theory and Practice in the Northern Renaissance” (Yale University, N. Suthor)

Koguciuk, Jakub, “Pastoral as Genre and Method: Nature and the Environment in Northern Italian Painting, ca. 1490 – 1530” (Yale University, R. Nelson)

Sands, Audrey, “Zones of Contention: Lisette Model and Creative Photography in Mid Twentieth-Century America” (Yale University, C. Armstrong)

EARLY CHRISTIAN/BYZANTINE ART 

Breidenthal, Magdalene, “Leaving ‘Heaven on Earth’: The Visual Coding of Byzantine Church Exits, 900-1200” (Yale University, R. Nelson) 

Coyle, Alexander, “Frame and Format between Byzantium and Central Italy, 1200-1300” (Yale University, R. Nelson)

Freeman, Evan, “Ritual Object, Ritual Space: Art, Agency, and Performance in Middle Byzantine Liturgy,” (Yale University, R. Nelson)

Rodriguez, James A., “An Image and Its Contexts: Bilateral Icons in Byzantium and Early Modern Orthodoxy” (Yale University, R. Nelson)

Sullo, Nicole Paxton, “The Art of Memory in Byzantium during the Later Middle Ages” (Yale University, R. Nelson)

EARLY MEDIEVAL/ROMANESQUE/GOTHIC ART

Cornett, Maren, “Or dient les images (Now the Images Speak): Visual Narrative in BN fr. 95”
(Yale University, R. Nelson, R.H. Bloch)

Dechant, D. Lyle. ” ‘daz wir ein ander vinden fro’: Readers and Performers of the Codex Manesse” (Yale University, J. Jung)

Oing, Michelle, “The Reliquary and the Puppet: Visual and Kinetic Mimesis in Medieval and Early Modern Sculpture,” (Yale University, J. Jung)

Platts, Christopher, “Lingua lagunare: Paolo Veneziano (active 1310-1358) and the Development of Venetian Gothic Painting” (Yale University, R. Nelson, L. Kanter) [the words “Lingua lagunare” in the title of my dissertation should be in italics]

Sullo, Nicole Paxton, “The Art of Memory in Byzantium during the Later Middle Ages” (Yale University, R. Nelson)

Verrot, Trevor, “Sculpted Lamentation Groups in the Late Medieval Veneto” (Yale University, J. Jung)

EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY ART

Morrison, Alexandra, “Copying at the Louvre,” (Yale University, C. Armstrong)

Brandner, Christine, “The Enlightenment Hall of Mirrors: Jean-Etienne Liofard’s Portraits between Truth and Grace” (Yale University, N. Suthor)

Peterson, Laurel O., “The Decorated Interior: Artistic Production in the British Country House, 1688–1745” (Yale University, T. Barringer)

FILM/VIDEO

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

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

Roland, S. Zelda, “Hollywood Stockyards: People and Places in the Background of Classical Hollywood” (Yale University, J.D. Connor)

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

GREEK/ROMAN ART

Laferrière, Carolyn, “The Complex Sensations of Divine Music in Archaic and Classical Greek Art” (Yale University, M. Gaifman)

JAPANESE/KOREAN ART

Luterbacher, Sam, “Adrift: Portable Objects Between Iberia and Japan” (Yale University, M. Yiengpruksawan)

LATIN AMERICAN/CARIBBEAN ART

Cordero, Karen, “The Invention of Popular Art: A Paradigm for the Construction of Mexican Visual Culture, 1915-1940” (Yale University, M. Miller)

Sessions, Emily, “Representations of Caribbean Nature in the Mid-Nineteenth Century”, (Yale University, T. Barringer)

NINETEENTH-CENTURY ART

Gass, Izabel, “Painted Thanatologies: Théodore Géricault Against the Aesthetics of Life” (Yale University, C. Armstrong)

Lauritano, Steven, “Embedded Remnants in Modern Architecture: Karl Friedrich Schinkel and the Historiography of Remains” (Yale University, C. Wood, S. Zeidler)

Lee, Key Jo, “Melancholic Materiality: History and the Unhealable Wound in African American Photographic Portraits, 1850-1877” (Yale University, K. Mercer)

Lum, Julia, “A Traveling Art: Intersecting Visual and Material Histories of the Pacific, 1788-1848” (Yale University, T. Barringer)

Lynford, Sophie, “Painting Dissent: The Pre-Raphaelite Experiment in America” (Yale University, T. Barringer, J. Raab)

Morrison, Alexandra, “Copying at the Louvre,” (Yale University, C. Armstrong)

Phillips, Laura, “Adolph Menzel’s Language Games,” (Yale University, T. Barringer, N. Suthor)

Rahimi-Golkhandan, Shabnam, “The Photograph’s Shabih-Kashi (Verisimilitude) – The Liminal Visualities of Late Qajar Art (1853-1911) (Yale University, K. Rizvi)

Sessions, Emily, “Representations of Caribbean Nature in the Mid-Nineteenth Century”, (Yale University, T. Barringer)

Situ, Xiao, “Emily Dickinson’s Window Culture, 1830-1886” (Yale University, A. Nemerov, E. Cooke, Jr.)

Zirnheld, Bernard, “Fin de Siècle, Fin du Régime: Republican Architecture and Planning in the Rue Réaumur” (Yale University, C. Armstrong)

OCEANIC/AUSTRALIAN ART

Lum, Julia, “A Traveling Art: Intersecting Visual and Material Histories of the Pacific, 1788-1848” (Yale University, T. Barringer)

PERFORMANCE/INSTALLATION STUDIES

Woolsey, Caitlin, “Metabolic Archive: Henri Chopin and the Sounding of Collage in Postwar Paris,” (Yale University, C. Buckley)

PRE-COLUMBIAN ART

Terry, James, “Signifying Architecture: Maya Architecture of Chicanna and the Central Yucatan” (Yale University, M. Miller)

RENAISSANCE/BAROQUE ART

Frier, Sara, “Unbearable Witness: Body Deformity in Artistic Theory and Practice in the Northern Renaissance” (Yale University, N. Suthor)

Koguciuk, Jakub, “Pastoral as Genre and Method: Nature and the Environment in Northern Italian Painting, ca. 1490 – 1530” (Yale University, R. Nelson)

Luterbacher, Sam, “Adrift: Portable Objects Between Iberia and Japan” (Yale University, M. Yiengpruksawan)

Oing, Michelle, “The Reliquary and the Puppet: Visual and Kinetic Mimesis in Medieval and Early Modern Sculpture,” (Yale University, J. Jung)

Platts, Christopher, “Lingua lagunare: Paolo Veneziano (active 1310-1358) and the Development of Venetian Gothic Painting” (Yale University, R. Nelson, L. Kanter) [the words “Lingua lagunare” in the title of my dissertation should be in italics]

SOUTH/SOUTHEAST ASIAN ART

Stein, Emma Natalya, “All Streets Lead to Temples: Mapping Monumental Histories in Kanchiparam, ca. 690-1199 CE” (Yale University, T. Sears)

TWENTIETH-CENTURY ART

Abrams, Matthew, “Alternate Modernity: From Aby Warburg to Agnes Martin” (Yale University, D. Joselit)

Adams, Harrison, “Photography in the First Person: Peter Hujar, Robert Mapplethorpe, Nan Goldin and Sally Mann” (Yale University, C. Armstrong)

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

Borgen, Maibritt, “Some of My Basic Assumptions: The Art of Öyvind Fahlström 1952-1976” (Yale University, D. Joselit)

Demby, Nicole, “”World on View: Images of Internationalism and The Work of Art as Global Medium, 1945-1960”” (Yale University, M. Gaifman)

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

Korobkin, Rachel, “Sculptural Bodies of the Great Depression” (Yale University, E. Cooke)

Miller, Sequoia, “Come Together: Conceptual and Studio Craft in the 1960’s and 1970’s” (Yale University, E. Cooke, Jr.)

Riordan, Lindsay, “Art and Objectlessness: The Precarity of the Russian Avant-Garde, 1913-1928” (Yale University, S. Zeidler)

Sackeroff, Samuel, “The Liberal Image” (Yale University, S. Zeidler)

Sands, Audrey, “Zones of Contention: Lisette Model and Creative Photography in Mid Twentieth-Century America” (Yale University, C. Armstrong)

Spaulding, Daniel, “No Experiments: Art in the Federal Republic of Germany, 1968-1989” (Yale University, D. Joselit)

Woolsey, Caitlin, “Metabolic Archive: Henri Chopin and the Sounding of Collage in Postwar Paris,” (Yale University, C. Buckley)

VISUAL STUDIES/CRITICAL THEORY/GENDER STUDIES

Borgen, Maibritt, “Some of My Basic Assumptions: The Art of Öyvind Fahlström 1952-1976” (Yale University, D. Joselit)

WORLD ART

Cho, Yong, “Approaches to Materiality and Flatness: Mongol Imperial Patronage of Buddhist Art in Yuan China (1279-1368)” (Yale University, Y. Kim)

Demby, Nicole, “”World on View: Images of Internationalism and The Work of Art as Global Medium, 1945-1960”” (Yale University, M. Gaifman)

Stein, Emma Natalya, “All Streets Lead to Temples: Mapping Monumental Histories in Kanchiparam, ca. 690-1199 CE” (Yale University, T. Sears)