- Senior Lecturer, French Language Program
- 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
Dr. Jacob's research focus around the figure of the dandy and dandyism during the end of the 19th century/beginning of the 20th century and how it impacted our contemporary conceptions of modernity, aesthetics and masculinities 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 identities (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.
- European fin-de-siècle
- Modern and postmodern masculinities
- Performance of sociocultural identities
- Fetishization and Affectation
“L’écriture affective proustienne comme ancrage”, in Ces lieux qui nous affectent, edited by Denis Martouzet and Georges-Henry Laffont. Editions Hermann, 2021.
“Cherchez la femme: Fetishization of the Woman in Lovesick”, Cinema Invites Other Gazes, edited by Luciana Silveira and Dago Schelin, Prismas, 2016.
“Le Dom Juan de Molière, qui a lancé la première pierre ?” [Molière’s Dom Juan, Who Cast The First Stone?], Acta Iassyensia Comparationis, 15 (1/2015): Héros et Antihéros/Heroes and Antiheroes, 2015. (Open Access, http://www.literaturacomparata.ro)
“Pélagie-la-Charrette or The Claim of the Earth”, The Context Journal of Language, Literature, Cultural Studies Volume 1, Issue 3, Magnus Publishing, India, 2014. (Open Access, http://magnuspublishing.com/thecontext-vol1n3)
Fragile Masculinities in The Nightmanager: How ‘The Worst Man in the World’ Brings out the Best”, in War, Espionage and Masculinities in the British Novel, edited by Susan Austin, Vernon Press, 2021.
“Meme-ing Jay Gatsby or Dandyism à l’Américaine: Cultural Declination of The Great Gatsby”, Cinephile, 15.1, 2021.
“Close Queer Encounters: Cracking Bond’s heteronormative masculinity in the Daniel Craig Era”, in Resisting James Bond: Power, Privilege, and Social (In)Justice in the Daniel Craig Era, edited by Lisa Funnell and Christoph Lindner.
“L’Être dandy aurevillien, l’art décadent de prendre au dépourvu son spectateur”, in La revue des lettres modernes, edited by Pascale Auraix-Jonchière, Gallimard, 2021/2022.