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Faculty Book: Eugenia Paulicelli

As the first comprehensive study on the role of Italian fashion and Italian literature, this book analyzes clothing and fashion as described and represented in literary texts and costume books in the Italy of the 16th and 17th centuries. Writing Fashion in Early Modern Italy emphasizes the centrality of Italian literature and culture for understanding modern theories of fashion and gauging its impact in the shaping of codes of civility and taste in Europe and the West. Using literature to uncover what has been called the ‘animatedness of clothing,’ author Eugenia Paulicelli explores the political meanings that clothing produces in public space. Eugenia Paulicelli (Prof., Queens) is a faculty member at the Graduate Center’s Comparative Literature PhD program, and Women’s Studies Certificate Program.  Professor Paulicelli is also the Co-Director of the Fashion Studies track in the M.A. in Liberal Studies program at the Graduate Center.

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Submitted on: MAR 12, 2014

Category: Faculty News, Liberal Studies