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Recent Dissertations

Explore the depth of research and breadth of interests through the lens of completed dissertations below.



Decolonizing Translation Practice as Culture in Postcolonial African Literature and Film in Setswana Language. 
—Keith Phetlhe, 2019

Contested Identities: Song and Prayer of the Zimbabwean Jews.
—Lior Shragg, 2019

The Radif as Musical Syntax: Instrument Revival in Persian Traditional Music.
Behzad Namazi, 2019 



Historiography, The Global Contemporary, and Street Arts of the Egyptian Revolution (more)
—Katherine Hammond, 2018



Unfolding Time to Configure a Collective Entity: Alternative Digital Movies as Malaysian National Cinema (more)
—Hsin-Ning Chang, 2017

Witnessing Violence, (Re)Living Trauma: Online Performance Interventions in the Digital Age (more)
—Jenna Altomonte, 2017

Onstage Transformation and Identity Politics in Contemporary Asian American Theater (more)
—Yining Liu, 2017

Sensing Security through Contemporary Art and Ethnographic Encounters (more)
—Jena Seiler, 2017

Performing Postcolonial Nationhood: Islamic Literature, Popular Music, and the Negotiation of a Tolerant Muslim Culture in Senegal (details)
—Samba Camara, 2017



Anthropogenic Moods: American Functional Music and Environmental Imaginaries (more)
—Joshua Ottum, 2016

The Mahabarata in Dialogue: Literary (Re) Conceptualizations of the Concepts of the Author, History, and Race in Context of the Sanskrit Epic (more)
—Ranga Kalugamitiya, 2016 

Walking the Gentrifying Streetscape: Artistic Practice in San Francisco’s Mission District (2006-2016)
—Astrid Kaemmerling, 2016

Borders in Post 9/11 Cinema (more)
—Gordon Briggs, 2016

Molten Steel: The Sound Traffic of the Steelpan (more)
—Kristofer W. Olsen, 2016



Dancing in the Seminary: Reconstructing Dances for a 1749 Viceregal Peruvian Opera
—Peggy Murray, 2015

Sonic Overlook: Blackness Between Sound and Image
—Charles Linscott, 2015

Pieces of the Body, Shards of the Soul: the Martyrs of Erik Ehn
—Rachel Linn, 2015

Towards a History and Aesthetics of Reverse Motion
—Andrew Tohline, 2015

Progress Restoration and the Life of Rock after Alternative
—Josh Moon, 2015

Transcending Dystopian Spaces: Mobility and the Representation of African Postcolonial Crisis in Film and Literature
—Abobo Kumbalonah, 2015



Mapping the Cultural Landscape: A Rephotographic Survey of W. Eugene Smith’s Pittsburgh Project
—Matthew Conboy, 2014

Participatory Art and Urban Space in the Twenty-First Century
—Lily Wei, 2014

Another Way of Being: The performative practices of contemporary Colombian female artists.
—Monica Gontovnik, 2014

Performing Sonic Archives: Listening to Berea, Sun Ra, and the Little Cities of Black Diamonds
—Brian P. Harnetty, 2014

H.P. Lovecraft’s Literary “Supernatural Horror” in Visual Culture
—Nathaniel R. Wallace, 2014

Spheres of Ambivalence: The Art of Berni Searle and Body Politics of South African Coloured Identity
—Erin M. Schwartz, 2014

Historical Trauma and the Discourse of Indonesian-ness Contemporary Indonesian Horror Films
—Anton Sutandio, 2014



Whose Fantasy Is This? Postfeminist American Popular Culture
—Shannon A. Harry, 2013

Sound and Subjectivity in Contemporary American Theater
—Daniel Dennis, 2013



The Making and Unmaking of Freedom: Sound, Affect, and Beijing
—Adel Wang, 2012

The 'Art' of Class Building in Late Medieval Siena
—Laura Dobrynin, 2012

The Representation of Globalization in Contemporary Films about Africa
—Abdullah Mohammad, 2012


The Artistic Patronage Of Albrecht V In Counter-Reformation Munich
—Adam Gustafson, 2011



The Plow That Broke The Plains: An Analysis Of American Musical Identity Through Function, Context, And Association
—Jason Hartz, 2010

Body Of Tradition: Becoming A Woman Dalang In Bali
—Jennifer Goodlander, 2010

Steve Biko And Black Consciousness In Post-Apartheid South African Poetry
—Spree MacDonald, 2010



The Historical Thought of Film: Terrence Malick and Philosophical Cinema
—Steve Rybin, 2009

The Responsibility of Forms: Social and Visual Rhetorics of Appalachian Identity
—Cari Massey, 2009

Labyrinthine Depictions and Tempting Colors: The Synesthetic Dance of Loie Fuller as Symbolist Choreography
—Caroline Kappel, 2007

Convent Spaces and Religious Women: A Look at a Seventeenth-Century Dichotomy
—Liz jones, 2007

The "Looouvre" From China: A Critical Study of C.T. Loo and the Framing of Chinese Art in the United States, 1915-1950
—Daisy Wang, 2007

Cuban Zarzuela and the (Neo)Colonial Imagination: a Subaltern Historiography of Music Theater in the Caribbean
—Henry MacCarthy, 2007

The Soul That Thinks: Essays on Philosophy, Narrative and Symbol in the Cinema and Thought of Andrei Tarvkovsky
—Dan Jones, 2007

Thsic Behind the Image: A Study of the Social and Cultural Identity of Jazz
—Koren Heather Pinson, 2007

Mirrors, Morality, and Musings: A Study of Elizabeth Layton's Visual Dialectic
—Alesa Mansfield, 2007

A Disposition of Transcendence: Christian Platonism and Personalism as Prolegomena for Approaching Art snd Life
—Pamela Rossi-Keen, 2007

The Dawn is Behind Your Picture: Musical Cubism and Surrealism in Francis Poulenc's Le Travail Du Pentre
—Laura Fry, 2007

Queerly Masculine: Disrupting the Myth of the Naturalness of the American Masculine Ideal Through the Performance of the Mormom Patriarch
—Liz Ruchti, 2006

Nine Paintings by Charles Sheeler: a Study in the Literary and Aesthetic Influences upon Sheeler’s Expression of the Local
—Heather Stark, 2006

Constructing the Category “Entartete Kunst”: the Degenerate Art Exhibition of 1937 and Postmodern Historiography
—Mike McKeon, 2006

Ana Mendieta: Form and Content in Displacement
—Isabel Graziani, 2005

The Transformation of the Middle Eastern Dancer in the Painting of Jean Leon Gerome and the Films of Farid Al-atrash
—Rihab Bagnole, 2005

Symbolist Films
—Anna Ma, 2005

The Art of Diego Rivera Through the Lens of Existential Psychology
—Jonathan Maffay, 2005

The Signs of Comedy: A Semiotic Approach to Comedy in the Arts
—Matthew Turner, 2005

Blurred Boundaries and Return to Authenticity: Image Politics of Art in Cyberspace
—Aaron Chiu, 2005

—Carolina Conte, 2005

'Oz' Wide Shut: Cinematic Mythos in Stanley Kubrick's Final Film
—James Caplinger, 2004

Affinity Between Chant and Image: a Study of a Late Fourteenth-century Florentine Antiphonary/gradual (Baltimore: Walters Art Museum, Ms. W153)
—Dale Hoover, 2004

Whistler's Application of Musical Terminology to His Paintings: The Search for a Synaesthetic Response
—Jo Sager, 2004

Ogam and the Integumenta of Word and Image in the Book of Durrow
—Lacey Thompson, 2004

Chaos Theory and Robert Wilson: A Critical Analysis of Wilson's Visual Arts and Theatrical Performances
—Shahida Manzoor, 2003

Unveil the Veiled: An Interdisciplinary Study of Aesthetic Ideas in the Works of Piet Mondrian and Samual Beckett
—Chinhong Lim Chang, 2003

Intervention, Activation and Rupture: in Hans Haacke's Hommage A Marcel Broodthaers and Mac Wellman's Crowbar at the Victory
—Rosemarie Basile, 2002

Maurice Maeterlinck and Edvard Munch: A Comparative Study of Form and Idea
—Masoud Nourizadeh, 2001

Eugene O'Neill as Composer: the S.S. Glencairn Cycle
—Richard Sater, 2001

The Art Of Cora Sandel: A Norwegian Painter and Writer, Alison Aune-Hinkel The Confessional Form: A Structuring Device in Albert Camus' "La Chute" (1957) and Irving Pichel's "They Won't Believe Me" (1947)
—Larry Ranney, 2000

The Golden Proportion: Is It an Integral Compositional Element in George Bellows' "The Sawdust Trail" and the First Movement of Igor Stravinsky's "Symphony in Three Movements?"
—Pat McCoy, 1999

Joseph Beuys and Werner Herzog: Giving Voice to a Collective Silence
—Scott Boyd, 1999

Logos as Number and Proportion in Amiens Cathedral and in the Kyrie of the "Messe De Nostre Dame" by Guillaume De Machaut
—Dominique Bardet, 1999

The Eye of the I: The Eye as Organizing Principle in the Metafictions of Samuel Beckett and Federico Bellini
—Bill Cook, 1999

A Concept of Immediacy as Seen in Lin Fengmian's Painting and W. C. Williams' Poetry
—Youzhuang Geng, 1998

"The Divine Providence" A Ceiling Decoration at the Palazzo Barberini, and in "The First Anniversarie and The Second Anniversarie"
—Mohammad Ali Bhatt, 1998