"Philologie romane [...] un titre excellent et significatif": Qualche considerazione rapsodica dal Belgio francofono sull'inattualità di una disciplina attuale

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


One of the most important challenges for European integration is the strengthening of the sense of a European cultural identity. The investigation of the origins of the European culture is at the core of the Romance Philology, a discipline that has a very prestigious tradition, but that seems now inexorably destined to disappear. How can we explain this paradox? In this paper, I will investigate the status of the Romance Philology in the French-speaking Belgian universities, with particular consideration for the initial stage, the establishment of the discipline at the University of Liège at the end of the nineteenth century.

Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)958-978
Number of pages21
JournalZeitschrift fur Romanische Philologie
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2016


  • comparative literature
  • Europe
  • linguistics
  • Middle Ages
  • Romance philology
  • Textual criticism

Cite this