Christopher Forth

Dean’s Professor of Humanities and Professor of History at the University of Kansas (USA).

Christopher E. Forth is the Dean’s Professor of Humanities and Professor of History at the University of Kansas (USA). His interdisciplinary and thematic research revolves around the cultural history of gender, sexuality, the body, and the senses (with an emphasis on modern France, Britain and America) as well as European intellectual and cultural history. The author or editor of twelve books, including Zarathustra in Paris: The Nietzsche Vogue in France, 1891-1918 (2001), The Dreyfus Affair and the Crisis of French Manhood (2004) and Masculinity in the Modern West (2008), his most recent book is Fat: A Cultural History of the Stuff of Life (London: Reaktion, 2019). His current book project is tentatively entitled Life is Elsewhere: Feeling Alive in the Modern World.

Contact details:

Dr Christopher Forth

Humanities/308 Bailey Hall

1440 Jayhawk Blvd

University of Kansas

Lawrence, KS 66045

USA

cforth@ku.edu

Interviewed by Moyez Jiwa