Guylian Nemegeer is an FWO Junior Postdoctoral Fellow in Literary Studies. He wrote a PhD dissertation on the symbolisation of the Renaissance in Gabriele d'Annunzio's cultural nationalism. After his PhD, he worked as an AB-FWO Postdoctoral Fellow at the Academia Belgica in Rome (March - September 2023).
His current research focuses on the discourses and ideologies that shaped French and Italian literature and culture from the late 19th century onwards. He is specifically interested in how French and Italian intellectuals used the idea of a "Latin Renaissance" to negotiate their own role in modernity and to construct notions of European identity in the run-up to the First World War.
Next to this main research focus, he is also interested in contemporary European authors’ politics of literature, short story collection theory, the contemporary afterlives of canonical authors, and various forms of (trans)national identity building.
His work has appeared in The Italianist, Romance Quarterly, Language and Literature, Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction, and other international journals.
At UGent, I teach or have taught (parts of) the following courses: