Dissertations

PDF of Completed Dissertations from 1942-Present

DISSERTATIONS IN PROGRESS

As of December 31, 2016

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

ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY AND URBANISM/URBAN PLANNING/HISTORIC PRESERVATION
Stein, Emma Natalya, “All Streets Lead to Temples: Mapping Monumental Histories in Kanchipuram, ca. 8th - 12th centuries CE” (Yale University, T. Sears, T. Barringer)

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

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

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

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

DECORATIVE ARTS/TEXTILES/DESIGN HISTORY/INTERIOR DESIGN
Carr, Dennis, “Early Furniture Making in the Narragansett Basin, 1636-1740” (Yale University, E. Cooke, Jr.)

Dibble, Rebecca, “Making the War: Sentimentality and Materiality 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/ARTISTS’ BOOKS
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)

Phillips, Laura, “The Work of Adolph Menzel” (Yale University, T. Barringer, N. Suthor)

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

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

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

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

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

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

ELEVENTH- TO FOURTEENTH-CENTURY CE/MEDIEVAL ART
Cornett, Maren, “Or dient les images (Now the Images Speak): Visual Narrative in BN fr. 95” (Yale University, R. Nelson, R.H. Bloch)

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

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

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, “The Later Works of Paolo Veneziano (active 1310-1358): Studies in the Patronage, Design, and Reception of Venetian Gothic Painting in Italy and the Adriatic” (Yale University, R. Nelson)

Rodriguez, James A, “Images for Personal Devotion in an Age of Liturgical Synthesis: Bilateral Icons in Byzantium, ca. 1100—c. 1453” (Yale University, R. Nelson)

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)

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

Platts, Christopher, “The Later Works of Paolo Veneziano (active 1310-1358): Studies in the Patronage, Design, and Reception of Venetian Gothic Painting in Italy and the Adriatic” (Yale University, R. Nelson)

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

FILM/VIDEO/ANIMATION
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)

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

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

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

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

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

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, “The Work of Adolph Menzel” (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)

Williams, 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.)

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

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

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: Sentimentality and Materiality in the American Civil War” (Yale University, E. Cooke, Jr.)

Hunter, Lucy, “A Behavioral Theory of the Artist in Residence” (Yale University, T. Barringer, JD Connor)

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

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

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

Williams, 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.)

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

PHOTOGRAPHY
Sands, Audrey, “Lisette Model and the Inward Turn of Photographic Modernism” (Yale University, C. Armstrong)

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

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

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

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

SOUTH ASIA/SOUTH EAST ASIAN
Stein, Emma Natalya, “All Streets Lead to Temples: Mapping Monumental Histories in Kanchipuram, ca. 8th - 12th centuries CE” (Yale University, T. Barringer, T. Sears)

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

TWENTIETH-CENTURY ART
Abrams, Matthew, “Alternate Modernity: From Aby Warburg to Agnes Martin” (Yale University, S. Zeidler, 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, “Media; Matters: Material - Öyvind Fahlström’s Performances” (Yale University, C. Buckley)

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

Hunter, Lucy, “A Behavioral Theory of the Artist in Residence” (Yale University, T. Barringer, JD Conner)

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

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

Riordan, Lindsay, “Beuys, Terror, Value: 1967-1979” (Yale University, S. Zeidler)

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

Sands, Audrey, “Lisette Model and the Inward Turn of Photographic Modernism” (Yale University, C. Armstrong)

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

Woolsey, Caitlin, “Sensibilia: Sounding the Acoustic Image in Postwar Paris” (Yale University, C. Buckley)

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

Woolsey, Caitlin, “Sensibilia: Sounding the Acoustic Image in Postwar Paris” (Yale University, C. Buckley)