Eugenia Paulicelli holds a Laurea in English and Literary Semiotics from the University of Bari, Italy and a PhD in Italian from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She teaches in the undergraduate and graduate programs at Queens College and is a member of the Doctoral Faculty in the Department of Comparative Literature as well as Women’s Studies at the Cuny Graduate Center. At the Graduate center she is the co-director of the interdisciplinary concentration in “Fashion Studies.”
She is author of Fashion under Fascism. Beyond the Black Shirt. (Oxford and New York: 2004) Parola e imagine. Sentieri della scrittura in Leonardo, Marino, Foscolo, Calvino (Florence:1996), a collection of poems entitled Dimore (Dwellings), (Ragusa:1996), and co-author with Augusto Ponzio and Mariagrazia Tundo of Lo spreco dei significanti. L’eros, la morte, la scrittura (Bari:1983); She has edited the following volumes: Moda e Moderno. Dal Medioevo al Rinascimento (Rome: 2006); and with Hazel Clark The Fabric of Cultures. Fashion, Identity, Globalization (Routledge: 2008). She has also written more than fifty articles and book chapters on critical theory, fashion, art, film, women’s studies and Italian novelists and poets.
Her forthcoming book is entitled Fashioning the Self: Writing and Dress in Early Modern Italy.
In addition, with Amy Winter, Elizabeth Lowe and Julia Sharp, she originated and co-curated the exhibition “The fabric of Cultures. Fashion, Identity, Globalization” (held at the Godwin-Ternbach Museum at Queens College in spring 2006 and at the Museum of Craft and Folk Art in San Francisco in spring 2008. She is the co-founder of a “Fashion Studies Group” based at the Cuny Graduate Center.
Her interdisciplinary courses on cinema, literature and history, gender, nationalism, fashion and identity, draw on literature, critical theory and film.