Amy Wiese Forbes
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.