Dany Jacob

Dany Jacob
"To define is to limit."
—Oscar Wilde


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  • Associate Teaching Professor, French and Gender Studies
  • 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. 


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