IAS Benjamin Meaker Visiting Professor: Eugenia Paulicelli

16 - 24 March 2013

Prof Eugenia Paulicelli - FTMEugenia Paulicelli is Professor of Italian, Comparative Literature and Women’s Studies at Queens College and the CUNY Graduate Center, New York, where she co-directs the Concentration in Fashion Studies and coordinates the Masters in Fashion: Theory and History within the MA in Liberal Studies. She is a member of the advisory board of the bilingual journal Zone/Moda published in Italy and a member of the editorial board of the Journal Film, Fashion & Consumption. She is the author of:  Fashion under Fascism (Oxford: Berg, 2004), and editor or co-editor of Moda e Moderno dal Medioevo al Rinascimento (Fashion and the modern, from the middle ages to the renaissance [Rome: Meltemi, 2006]), The Fabric of Cultures. Fashion, Identity, Globalization (London:  Routledge, 2008); 1960: Un anno in Italia. Cultura, Costume, Spettacolo (Cesena: 2010); co-editor of WSQ (Women’s Studies Quarterly) special issue dedicated to Fashion (CUNY Feminist Press, 2013: Forthcoming); Italian Style: Fashion & Film 1914 to the present (2014: Continuum Press, forthcoming); The Fiction of Fashion: From Sprezzatura to Satire in Early Modern Italy (under consideration, Ashgate). In addition, she is author of over fifty articles on fashion, film, literature and culture. She has curated the exhibition “Fashion+Film. The 1960s revisited,” held at the James Gallery at the Graduate Center, CUNY (2010) co-curated the exhibit, “The Fabric of Cultures: Fashion, Identity, Globalization” held at the Godwin-Ternbach Museum at Queens College, CUNY (2006), guest co-curator of the New York Edition of “Birds of Paradise” (the London Based Fashion in Film Festival at the Museum of the Moving Image, Spring 2011; curator of Antonioni’s Documentaries at the Museum of the Moving Image, March 2012.

During her visit to Bristol Professor Paulicelli will draw on research from her forthcoming book, Italian Style: Fashion & Film, to be published by Continuum Press in 2014, and enable a number of academic convergences across the Faculty of Arts: with colleagues in Film and Television Studies and the University’s Screen@bristol research theme; with colleagues in History of Art working on transnationalism and mid-twentieth century modernism, and its dialogue with European screen cultures; and with colleagues in Classics and Archaeology for whom the reception and imagery of Rome is also a important feature of their research.

She will be giving a public lecture on the 20th March: Italian Style: Fashion and Film (1914 to the present)

For further information on Professor Paulicelli's visit, please contact Dr Nick Rees-Roberts.