Eugenia Romanelli

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Eugenia Romanelli (Rome, March 11, 1972) is an Italian author and journalist.

Biography[edit]

Born in Rome, she is the first daughter of Maria Cristina Marinelli, a philosophy teacher, and of the historian Raffaele Romanelli. Due to her father's professional responsibilities she later moved to Florence.

After gaining her High School diploma in Classics in 1990, she enrolled in the Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Florence. In 1997 she obtained her degree in Modern History. She then enrolled in the School of Journalism at the Tor Vergata University in Rome. In 2000, she became a professional journalist.

Publications[edit]

In 2001 she publishes her first novel, "Trop Model", inspired by the life of Lorella Giulia Focardi, for the women's erotic series "Pizzonero" (Borelli).[1] This is followed in 2002 by "Vladimir Luxuria, a story" (Castelvecchi), the authorized biography of Vadimir Luxuria, a transsexual who guided the artistic management of Muccassassina, a famous disco night organized by the Mario Mieli Homosexual Culture Club in Rome, and in 2006 became the first transgender Member of Parliament elected in Europe.

In 2004 she publishes "La traversata di Emma Costa Rubens" (Marotta), which witnesses the introduction of a work methodology based on mixing different sources, including non-literary areas, named the "Bazar Method[2]". In the following years the Bazar Method takes hold in an online magazine "Bazarweb.info", in the creation of a creative writing laboratory in the Faculty of Communications Science in the La Sapienza University in Rome (2004-2009),[3] in an online radio (RadioBazar), in a web art gallery (BazArt), managed by Luca Beatrice and in two volumes of collected articles, "Tecniche di comunicazione creativa: il metodo Bazar", with a preface by Mario Morcellini (Pellegrini-Rai Eri, 2005) and "Bazar Cultural brand: comunicare sempre", with a preface by Giulio Anselmi (Pellegrini-Rai Eri, 2007), which constitute one of the first Italian multimedia projects structured as cultural brands.[4] The project wins the "Woman is Internet 2005" prize (Web Italia) organized by the Province of Lucca and the Department of Equal Opportunity in partnership with the Ministry of Equal Opportunity, as the best Italian internet site created by women in 2005.

Both collections of essays, following the methodology used during the series of lessons and workshops at the University, alternate inclusions both scientific and poetic, technological and romantic, educational and recreational, from authors of very different extractions: artists, executives, intellectuals, students and academics who all contribute with flashes of infotainment and edutainment. 2009 sees the publication of "Con te accanto" (Rizzoli), written together with Paola Turci, which revisits the car accident in which the singer was involved, followed in 2011 by "Vie di fuga" (Dino Audino Publishers), a crime thriller publicized through an original social media campaign featuring a cat called Bianchino Bianchini.[5] In his book review in La Repubblica, Marco Lodoli writes: "The distinguishing feature of writers from the Quentin Tarantino generation is the attempt to describe our liquid reality. Eugenia Romanelli makes the same attempt in Escape routes".[6]

The text incorporates for the first time the theme of bisexuality, which returns in the erotic novel "E' scritto nel corpo" (2013), which marks the launch of the new crossover literature series BookMe by the De Agostini publishing house, and which introduces the author to a wider readership.

In 2015 Castelvecchi publishes "La donna senza nome", a novel that explores the construction of personal identity of a young woman born to a lesbian couple through artificial insemination using the sperm of an anonymous donor.

In 2018, the Edizioni ETS publishing house will publish a collection of essays with the title: "Web, social ed etica. Dove non arriva la privacy: come creare una cultura della riservatezza", edited by Romanelli, with a preface by Massimo Bray. Authors include Vincenzo Vita, Mario Morcellini and the criminologist Marco Lagazzi.

Academia[edit]

From 2004 to 2009 she was a lecturer in Creative Writing at the La Sapienza University in Rome. Since 2010, together with Giulio Anselmi, she has been a lecturer in Theory and Techniques of Journalism at the LUISS Guido Carli University. Since 2011 she has been teaching Communication and New Media at the Silvio D'Amico Academy of Dramatic Arts, courses which includes research into the language of the "digital revolution" which resulted in the publication of a collection of essays "Tre punto zero", edited for Dino Audino Publishers (2011). Since 2015, she has been teaching Business Writing and Social Media Management at the School of Corporate Science in Florence, and Advanced Communication at the University of Florence (NEMECH, New Media for Cultural Heritage project).[7] Since 2016, she has been organizing courses for professional development at the Italian National Press Association for the Order of Journalists, Lazio Region. She manages the "New Journalism and Blogging" Master course at the Adams Experimental Photography Centre in Rome.

Journalism[edit]

During her university studies she started writing for a feminist magazine, "Noi donne". Since 2000, she has been writing for various Italian publications, including "La Repubblica", "L'Espresso", "Il Messaggero", "L'Unità", "Il Fatto Quotidiano" and for the ANSA press agency. In 2003 she was the Italian Country Manager for the international magazine "Time Out".[8] In 2004 she founded and managed the online cultural news publication "Bazarweb", and 2010 she managed the cultural section of the "Il Fatto Quotidiano" newspaper, "SmarTime", subsequently transformed into a blog.[9] In 2014 she inaugurated her blog[10] dedicated to homosexual parentage in the "Il Fatto Quotidiano" newspaper, and in 2016, a blog dedicated to underground and digital art and culture called "Borderline" for the "L'Espresso" magazine.[11] Since 2017, she has been writing for "Vanity Fair" and she is author for Treccani.

Works[edit]

Novels[edit]

  • La donna senza nome, novel, Castelvecchi, Roma, 2015, ISBN 88-7394-003-X
  • È scritto nel corpo, novel, De Agostini, Novara, 2013, ISBN 978-88-418-9685-3
  • 2BX. Essere un'incognita, novel, De Agostini, Novara, 2012, ISBN 978-88-418-7382-3
  • Vie di fuga, novel, Dino Audino Editore, Roma, 2011, ISBN 978-88-7527-199-2
  • with Paola Turci, Con te accanto, novel, Rizzoli, Milano, 2009, ISBN 978-88-17-02944-5
  • La traversata di Emma Costa Rubens, novel, Marotta, 2004, ISBN 88-7631-009-6
  • Vladimir Luxuria. Una storia, novel, Castelvecchi, Roma, 2002, ISBN 88-7394-003-X
  • Trop Model, short stories (Ed. Borelli 2001), ISBN 88-86721-39-0

Non fiction[edit]

  • (a cura di), Web, social ed etica. Dove non arriva la privacy: come creare una cultura della riservatezza, collection of essays, with a preface by Massimo Bray, ETS Edizioni, PISA, Roma, 2018, ISBN 978-884675338-0
  • (a cura di), Tre punto zero, collection of essays, with a preface by Giulio Anselmi, Dino Audino Editore, Roma, 2011, ISBN 978-88-7527-188-6
  • con Marco Piazza, Sfide da vincere, interviews, Giunti, Firenze, 2008, ISBN 978-88-09-06304-4
  • (a cura di), Bazar Cultural brand: comunicare sempre, collection of essays, with a preface by Giulio Anselmi, Pellegrini-Rai Eri, Roma, 2007
  • (a cura di), Tecniche di comunicazione creativa: il metodo Bazar, collection of essays, with a preface by Mario Morcellini, Pellegrini-Rai Eri, 2005

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Spie - Morbida musa. Giulia Focardi, modella oversize, seduce griffe, artisti e pubblicitari. E promette scandali". D-La Repubblica – Luglio 2001 - [1]
  2. ^ "Narrare con il metodo Bazar" – 10 marzo 2005 – Teatro Comunale di Antella (Firenze) - [2]
  3. ^ "Edufestival Metodo Bazar" - ADN Kronos - La Sapienza – 16 giugno 2007 [3]
  4. ^ Riccarda Patelli, " Tecniche di comunicazione creativa. Il Metodo Bazar", Comunitàzione, 24 aprile 2007 [4]
  5. ^ "Vie di fuga è già successo sul web", - ANSA - 14 giugno 2011
  6. ^ Marco Lodoli, "Il noir sulle nuove famiglie nato su Facebook", la Repubblica, 1º agosto 2011
  7. ^ NEMECH - New Media for Cultural Heritage, Università di Firenze
  8. ^ Magazine internazionale di informazione sulle attività culturali e di intrattenimento, con versioni locali dedicate a singole città. La versione italiana è uscita solo per un anno, nel 2003. [5]
  9. ^ "Blog Smartime" – il Fatto Quotidiano – Archivio
  10. ^ I Blog de il Fatto Quotidiano – "Nuovi figli crescono" – Eugenia Romanelli [6]
  11. ^ Blogautore L'Espresso - Borderline