MERLO Roberto – Adjunct Research Associate Professor

Affiliation: Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, University of Turin, Italy.

Fields of interest/specialization: modern and comparative languages and literatures, the history of the Romanian language.

A graduate in Modern and Comparative Languages ​​and Literatures at the Faculty of Letters and Philosophy in Turin, in 2004, under the coordination of Prof. M. Cugno, he obtained his doctorate in „Comparative Literatures, Romance and Romance Philology”. After an experience of three years (2004-2007) as Lecturer in Italian Language and Literature at the Faculty of Letters at the University of Oradea, in 2007 he started collaborating with the Faculty of Foreign Languages ​​and Literatures of the University of Turin. Since 2015 he is Head of the Department of Romanian Language and Literature (Department of Foreign Languages ​​and Literatures and Modern Cultures, University of Turin). From 2011 to 2013 he was a member of the Didactic Commission of the Department, from 2017 he is currently a Member of the Commission for the Guidance of the Bachelor’s Course „Lingue e letterature moderne” (L-11) and of the Didactic Commission of the Department. In 2019 he became Head of Internationalization of the Master’s Course „Foreign Languages ​​for International Communication” (LM-38). Since 2015 he is a Member of the Doctoral College, PhD in Digital Humanities, University of Genoa-University of Turin. He is currently a member of the Scientific Committee of the Romanian study collection “La colonna infinita”, international of the Institute of Romanian Philology „Al. Philippides ”. He is also a member of the Editorial Board of RiCOGNIZIONI magazine. Rivista di lingue letterature e culture moderne, and the magazine CoSMo. Comparative Studies in Modernism, Centro Studi Arti della Modernità.
In the triennium 2019-2022 he is Secretary of the Board of Directors of the Italian Association of Romanian Studies (Associazione Italiana di Romenistica, AIR).

Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=ZGvagXMAAAAJ&hl=ro

Representative works:

  • Il mito dacico nella letteratura romena dell’Ottocento, Alessandria, Edizioni dell’Orso, 2011—ISBN: 978-88-6274-321-1
  • (în colaborare cu Krystyna Jaworska e Massimo Maurizio), Il canto, l’incanto e il grido. Tre poetesse dell’Europa Centro-Orientale, Stilo Editrice, Bari, 2017 — ISBN 978-88-6479-194-4Studii în volum
  • Sulle vette dell’immaginazione. I Carpazi nel romanticismo romeno tra folklore e invenzione letteraria, în Bonato L. e Zola L. (ed. Îngrijită de), Fantastiche Montagne: esseri e luoghi dell’immaginario nelle terre alte, Milano, Franco Angeli, 2019, pp. 49-73 — ISBN 9788891780584
  • Getica între istorie şi filozofie: V. Pârvan, L. Blaga şi răstălmăcirile ideologiei. în Ofelia Ichim, Emanuela Ilie, Marius-Radu Clim (ed.), Dan Mănucă 80. In memoriam, Editura Tracus Arte, Bucureşti, 2018, pp. 225-254 —ISBN:978-606-023-027-4
  • SULLE GLOSSE PARENTENTICHE NEL „REGLEMENT ORGANICESC A MOLDOVEI” (1831), în Coman Lupu (ed.), Alexandru Ciolan, Alessandro Zuliani (coeds.), Studii romanice […]: omagiu profesorilor Florica Dimitrescu şi Alexandru Niculescu la 90 de ani, Editura Universităţii din Bucureşti, Bucureşti, 2018, pp. 657- 693 — ISBN 978-606-16-0976-5