2009-10


Nicholas CULLINAN
Arte Povera: the Politics of History and Memory in Italy, 1964-1985
Supervisor: Dr Sarah Wilson

Aliya Nurtaevna Abykayeva DE TIESENHAUSEN
Socialist Realist Orientalism? Depictions of Soviet Central Asia, 1930s – 1950s
Supervisor: Dr Sarah Wilson

Alister MILL
Alfred Philippe Roll: the Career of a Third Republic Salon Painter (1870-1900)
Supervisor: Professor John House

Kristin PATTERSON
Framed Receptions: the Biographical Discourses of Eva Hesse and Ana Mendieta
Supervisor: Professor Mignon Nixon

Kate RANDOM LOVE
The Possibility of an Island: the Adolescent Condition in Contemporary Art in New York
Supervisor: Professor Mignon Nixon

Glenn SUJO
Yehuda Bacon: Disseminating Memory, Lines Across an Abyss
Supervisor: Dr Shulamith Behr

Wei Chuen Adele TAN
Looking for Ethics and Eros: Theorising Performance Art in China from 1979
Supervisor: Professor Mignon Nixon

Esmé WHITTAKER
The Arts and Crafts House in the Lake District: Buildings, Landscapes and Communities
Supervisor: Professor Caroline Arscott



2008-09


Rakhee BALARAM
Femmes Révolutionnaires: The Politics of Women’s Art, Theory and Practice in 1970s France
Supervisor: Dr Sarah Wilson

James BOADEN
The Avant-Garde as Swain: a Critical American Pastoral
Supervisor: Professor Mignon Nixon

Kathleen CAMPAGNOLO
Walter De Maria: Art and Homage, 1960-1972
Supervisor: Professor Mignon Nixon

Charlotte DE MILLE
Bergson in Britain c. 1890-1914
Supervisor: Professor Chris Green

Caroline LEVITT
Guillaume Apollinaire and André Breton: Encounters in the Avant-Gardes
Supervisor: Professor Chris Green


Mireya LEWIN
Antoni Tàpies and Cultural identity: Between the National and International,
1953-1976
Supervisor: Dr Sarah Wilson

Silvia LORETI
Avant-Garde Classicism: the Cases of de Chirico and Picasso, c. 1907-1924
Supervisor: Professor Chris Green

Antigoni MEMOU
From the Globalisation of the Movement (1968) to the Movement against Globalisation (2001): Social Movements, Photography and Representation in the Late Twentieth Century
Supervisor: Dr Julian Stallabrass

Sarah TURNER
‘Spiritual Rhythm’ and ‘Material Things’: Art, Cultural Networks and Modernity in Britain, c. 1900-1914
Supervisor: Professor Chris Green

Melanie VANDENBROUCK-PRZYBYLSKI
The Good, the Bad and the Beautiful: Representing the Conquest of Algeria, 1830-1848
Supervisor: Professor John House


 

2007-08


Hardy, Patricia
Victorian Images of Emigration 1840 – 1880
Supervisor: Dr Caroline Arscott

Horowitz, Noah
Value-Added: Contemporary Art in a Global Financial Marketplace
Supervisor: Dr Julian Stallabrass

James, Sarah Edith
Negative Aesthetics: the Late Art of East and West German Photography after 1968
Supervisor: Dr Julian Stallabrass & Dr Shulamith Behr

Wells, Rachel Helen
Scale in Contemporary Sculpture: the Enlargement, the Miniaturisation, the Life-size
Supervisor: Dr Julian Stallabrass

2006-07


Barr, Matthew

The Order of Madness: Michel Foucault and Art in France, 1954-84
Supervisor: Dr Sarah Wilson

Batalion, Judith

Women’s Collaborations in the Visual Arts (1970-2003)
Supervisor: Professor Mignon Nixon

Grant, Catherine
Different Girls: performances of adolescence in contemporary photographic portraits

Supervisor: Professor Mignon Nixon


Inglis, Lucy

Being International in Paris and London: International Style Abstraction of the 1930s
Supervisor: Professor Chris Green

Johnson, Dominic

Oppositional Spaces: Politics of Performance in the 1980s
Supervisor: Professor Mignon Nixon

Kokkori, Maria

A Technical Study of Selected Paintings by Malevich, Popova and Kliun c.1905-1925

Supervisors: Dr Aviva Burnstock and Professor Mignon Nixon

Kyburz, Karin

The Right to Indifference: abstraction in the work of Gego (1912-1994) and Jesús Soto (1923-2005)

Supervision: Dr. Shulamith Behr
This candidate passed the viva in September 2007 and was formally awarded the PhD in May 2008

Pratt, Jonathan

Ambroise Vollard: Dealer and Publisher
Supervision: Professor John House


Pucci, Lara
Picturing the worker: Guttuso, Visconti, De Santis and the Partito Comunista Italiano, c.1944-1953
Supervision: Professor Chris Green

Rosengarten, Ruth

Narrating the Family Romance: Passion and Power in the Work of Paula Rego, 1990-2001
Supervisor: Professor Mignon Nixon

Sloan, Rachel

Symbolism in Britain and France, c. 1878-1898
Supervision: Professor John House

Sørensen, Louise
Discrete Analogies: the Use of Digital Imaging Technologies in Contemporary Art Photography
Supervisor: Dr Julian Stallabrass
This candidate passed the viva in January 2007 and was formally awarded the PhD in October 2007.

Westley, Hester

Rites of Passage: Tradition and Transmission at St. Martin's School of Art, 1960-1980
Supervisor: Dr Sarah Wilson
This candidate passed the viva in April 2007 and was formally awarded the PhD in November 2007.

 

 

 

2005-06

 

Boldry, Isabel

Rescuing Wagner: the Cultural Politics of Set-Design in Germany 1924 -1938

Supervisor: Dr Shulamith Behr


Coulter, Ríann

Nationalism, Regionalism and Internationalism: Cultural Identity in Irish Art 1943-1960

Supervisor: Professor Chris Green

Ireson, Nancy

Rousseau, Modernism and the Third Republic
Supervisor: Professor Chris Green

Kierkuc-Bielinski, Jerzy

Confinement and Illusions of Freedom: the Dialogue between Polish and American Conceptual Art 1970-1981

Supervisor: Professor Mignon Nixon


Hudek, Antony

Invisible Painting: Mimetic Pictorialism in Postmodern New York

Supervisor: Professor Mignon Nixon

 

Koep, Daniel

Resurrecting Apollo: Figurative Sculpture by Gerhard Marcks in the Federal Republic and its reception in the context of German Philhellenism 1925-1970

Supervisor: Dr Shulamith Behr

 

Lovatt, Anna

Seriality and Systematic Thought in Drawing c. 1966-1976

Supervisor: Professor Mignon Nixon

Miller, Charles

Ambivalent Visions: Picasso and Surrealism, 1925-1937
Supervisor: Professor Chris Green

 

 

2004-05


Cochran, Janie Sara

Needing the Sun: Francis Picabia and the Riviera, 1925-1945

Supervisor: Dr Sarah Wilson

Feldman, Paula

Made to order: American Minimal Art in the Netherlands , late 1960s to early 1970s

Supervisor: Professor Mignon Nixon

Kusunoki, Sharon Michi

'A Creative Relationship': Presentation of the correspondence between Salvador Dali and Edward James, 1935-1940

Supervisor: Professor Chris Green

 

McLendon, Matthew D.

L'Arte di Far Manifesti: The Evolution of the Italian Futurist Manifesto 1909-1915

Supervisor: Professor Chris Green

Moschovi, Alexandra

Photo-phobia and Photo-philia: the Neglect and Accommodation of Photography in British Art Institutions in the Postmodern period

Supervisor: Dr Julian Stallabrass

Stonard, John-Paul

Art and National Reconstruction in Germany 1945-1955

Supervisor: Dr Shulamith Behr

Tøndborg, Britta

The Fine Art of Displaying a History of Art: Exhibiting and Cataloguing Art in Denmark from c.1760-1900

Supervisor: Prof John House

 

Wright, Barnaby

Modern Art and the Professionalisation of Culture: The Development of Modern Painting in England at the beginning of the Twentieth Century

Supervisor: Professor Chris Green