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Amy Wiese Forbes

Department of History


Dr. Amy Wiese ForbesAmy Wiese Forbes
Associate Professor of History
Director of European Studies

Ph.D., Rutgers University
M.A., University of Georgia
M.Ed., University of Georgia
B.A., Louisiana State University
(601) 974 -1369
Office: CC 29

Amy Wiese Forbes teaches courses in Modern European history that emphasize politics and culture, and specializes in the history of nineteenth-century France. She also teaches courses in medical history and European women's and gender history.

She is the author of "'Let's Add the Stomach': Satire, Absurdity and July Monarchy Politics in Proudhon's What is Property" (French Historical Studies, Fall 2001); "The Lithographic Conspiracy:  How Satire Framed Liberal Political Debate in Nineteenth-Century France" (French Politics, Culture and Society, Summer 2008); and "Accusations of Imposture: Satire, Gender and the Republican Body Politic in Nineteenth-Century France" (forthcoming in Nineteenth-Century Studies).  Her book, The Satiric Decade:  Satire and the Rise of Republicanism in France, 1830-1840, was published by Lexington Books in November 2009. She is currently working on a medical history of New Orleans and the francophone Caribbean.