Dany Jacob

Dany Jacob
"Being well-dressed gives a feeling of inward tranquility which psychoanalysis is powerless to bestow."
—Sebastian Horsley

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  • Visiting Assistant Professor, French
  • Bachelor's in European Cultures (specialization in French), University of Luxembourg
  • M.A., State University of New York at Buffalo
  • Ph.D., State Univeristy of New York at Buffalo

Biography

Dr.  Jacob's research focus around the figure of the dandy and dandyism during the end of the 19th century/beginning of the 20thcentury and how it impacted our contemporary conceptions of modernity, aesthetics and masculinties through the lens of fetishism. In that light, his interests lie in the role of fetishization and affect in popular culture, the construction and performativity of sociocultural identites (mainly male identities), and the construction of cultural myths and fairy tales.

His current book project offers to explore the "Dandy Effect", the more intimate mechanism of dandyism, throughout different cultures and different medias during the last couple of centuries. His upcoming book chapter discusses the evolution of traditional sitcoms featuring servitude on the ABC Family channel.

Specialties

  • Dandyism
  • European fin-de-siècle
  • Modern and postmodern masculinites
  • Performance of sociocultural identities
  • Fetishization and Affectation