M.A. Theses and Qualifying Papers

2013

Erin Carter, “Holy Break, Holy Child: The Pseudo-Sacramental Performances of Margaretha Ebner”

Maureen Elizabeth Cox, “The Choir Books of Santa Maria in Aracoeli and Patronage Strategies of Pope Alexander VI”

Heather Linton, “Illumination and Victimization: Mental Illness in Paris and Abidjan”

Christy Paris, “Homage or Critique? How Grace Hartigan, Pat Steir, and Sherrie Levine use the Old Masters”

Kelly Simmons, “Maximilian I’s Pomegranates: A Solomonic Connection”

Elizabeth White, “Bold and Dangerous: Evaluating Marie-Antoinette’s Self-Fashioning”

2012

Jeffrey L. Boe, “Painting Puertorriqueñidad: The Jíbaro as a Symbol of Creole Nationalism in Puerto Rican Art before and after 1898”

Jean Carey, “Franz Marc as an Ethologist”

Jennifer Danielle McCall, “Renegotiating Identities, Cultures and Histories: Oppositional Looking in Shelly Niro’s This Land is Mime Land ”

Eileen Parotino, “Caravaggio's Mislabeled John the Baptist ”

Megan Voeller, “Narrating Ryan Trecartin”

2011

Lauren Branzei “Costumed Generalizations: Depictions of Women in Delacroix’s 1832 Moroccan Notebooks”

Terri N. Johnson “Cesare Vecellio’s Fantesche: Images of Servants and Working-Class Women in Early Modern Venice”

Maureen McGuire, “Bessarion's gift to Venice: a plea on behalf of Byzantium”

Valerie Palazzolo, “An Iconography of the Macabre’: Andreas Vesalius’ Animated Skeletons and the Memento Mori ”

Teresa Whitney, “Baron Talyor’s Voyages pittoresques et romantiques dans l'ancienne France and the Problematics of the Picturesque”

2010

Sabrina Hughes, “Empty Streets in the Capital of Modernity: Formation of Lieux de Mémoire in Parisian Street Photography from Daguerre to Atget”

Winner of the 2010 Outstanding Thesis Award, USF Graduate School

2009

Melissa Diaz, “The Role of Materiality in Michelangelo Pistoletto’s Minus Objects (1965-1966)”

Susan King Klinkenberg, “An Intervention in Painting by Marlene Dumas with Titles of Engagement: Ryman's Brides , Reinhardt’s Daughter and Stern ”

Elizabeth Tanski, “Who Are the Danaides? Contextualizing the Use of the Individual in Rodin's Oeuvre”

Catherine Elizabeth Turner, “Self-fashioning, Consumption, and Japonisme: The Power of Collecting in Tissot's Jeunes Femmes Regardant des Objets Japonais , 1869”

2008

Shannon Annis, “A Further Removed Dissonance: Transformations of a Musical Model in Kandinsky’s Move Towards Abstraction”

Xiaoli Ma, “Double Resistance: Cai Guo-Qiang’s Cultural Melting Bath, Projects of the 20th Century (1997)

Ryan Morgan, “Masculinity, subjectivity, and sexuality in Gustave Caillebotte's Young Man at His Window (1875)”

2007

Carrie Baker, “Re-Thinking the Myth of Perugino and the Umbrian School: A Closer Look at the Master of the Greenville’s Jonas Nativity Panel”

Katherine Kearney Bzura, “I'm Not Who I Was Then, Now: Performing Identity in Girl Cams and Blogs"

Michelle Rowland, “The European Utopian Socialists and the Capitalist Utopias of Walt Disney World”

Andrea Satterfield, “The Assimilation of the Indigenous American: A Broader Reading of Christoph Weiditz’s Trachtenbuch (1529) as an Ethnographic Document”

Winner of the 2007 Outstanding Thesis Award, USF Graduate School

2006

Devon Larsen, “Rethinking the Monumental: The Museum as Feminist Space in the Sexual Politics Exhibition, 1996”

Elizabeth Oliver, “Vision and Disease in the Napoleonic Description de l’Egypte (1809-1828): The Constraints of French Intellectual Imperialism and the Roots of Egyptian Self-Definition”

Winner of the 2006 Outstanding Thesis Award, USF Graduate School

2005

Izabel Galliera, “Negotiating Artistic Identity through Satire: subREAL, 1989-1999”

Lesley Treace Stone, “From Chapel to Chamber: Liturgy and Devotion in Lucantonio Giunta's Missale romanum , 1508”

H. Kellim Brown, “The Articulate Remedies of Dolores Lolita Rodriguez”

2004

Catherine Cottle, “The Myth of Narcissus and Abstract Expressionism, 1949-1959, and their Impact on Contemporary American Culture”

Laura Herrmann, “A Vocabulary of African Costume for Artists: The Woodcuts of Book X of Habiti antichi et moderni di tutto il mondo ”

2003

Marta Penabad, “Daughters in the Mi(d)st: Family Portraiture in 16th-Century Veneto”

2001

Anne Jeffrey, “(Dis)Embodying the Viewer in the Art of Mona Hatoum”

Peter Tush, “Salvador Dalì’s Identity Construction: Psychoanalysis, Ambiguity, Parody, and the Double”

Winner of the 2001 Outstanding Thesis Award, USF Graduate School

2000

Robert Lovejoy, “The Working Class and Other ‘Races’: A Study in Culture and Conflict in Nineteenth-Century English Comic Strips”

Michelle McQuillan, “A Reinterpretation of Sandro Botticelli's Villa Lemmi Frescoes”

1999

Chika Okeke, “Critical Interventions: Obiora Udechukwu and Modern Uli Art”

1998

Patty Buster-Rhodes, “The Age of Totalitarianism: Women Printmakers of the Depression Era Respond”

Kathleen Swann Short, “The Collection: Giulio Clovio and the Stuart de Rothesay Hours”

1996

Karen Fraser, “A ‘Delicate’ Difference: The Critical Reception of Japanese Abstract Expressionism”

Editha Millington, “Manipulating Power, Adapting to Change: Kwifon Masquerade in the Cameroon Grasslands”

Kristen Parker, “Writing is not an Act of Love. Love is an Act of Writing: Guillaume de Machaut’s Le Livre Du Voir – Dit in Paris, Bibliothéque Nationale, Fonds Français 1584, Les Oeuvres Complètes de Guillaume de Machaut ”

Traci Timmons, “Habiti Antichi et Moderni di Tutto Il Mondo as an Indicator of the Late Sixteenth Century Venetian Social Order”

Maria Perricone, “Narrative in the Illuminations of the British Museum’s Histoire Ancienne Jusqu’à Ceasar Royal 200.1”

1995

Catherine Abrams, “The Marriage Portraits of Colonel and Mrs. Walter Stewart: The Visualization of Separate Spheres”

Kelly Bousman, “A Poetry of Place: An Intertextual Study of Three Installations By Ann Hamilton”

Noel Smith, “Beyond Nostalgia: Photographs from the Burgert Brothers Collection 1920-1960”

Eileen Reilly, “The University of Florida Pigouchet and Vostre Horae : A Book Printed in Paris for Exports to London”

Helen Wheldon, “ A Critical Evaluation of the Term ‘Villa’ in Eighteenth Century England: a Case study of Chiswick”

1994

Sherri Hill, “Amazons, Matriarchs, and Space Babes: Images of Women in Science Fiction Films of the Fifties”

Hope Buchholtz, “The Political and Social Implications of Elizabeth Thompson’s Battle Paintings and Images of Ireland”

1993

Adrienne Golub, “Towards A Newer Critique: T.S. Eliot's Conservative Cultural Content and Bertolt Brecht's Aesthetics on Clement Greenberg's Early Rhetoric and Themes”

Jane Backstrom, “Linda Nochlin: Feminist Interventions in the History of Art”

1992

Eman Haram, “Family Photographs: The Aesthetics of Time”

1988

Ann H. Albritton, “Sonia Delaunay’s Poster-Poems 1913-1916”