Maria Chiara Gnocchi graduated in 1998 with a dissertation on
the Belgian francophone author André Baillon. Since the 28th of
February 2003, Maria Chiara Gnocchi is Doctor in Francophone
Literatures (University of Bologna) and Docteur de recherche en
Philosophie et Lettres (Université Libre de Bruxelles). The title
of her thesis was: Des Belges à Paris.
Étude des choix éditoriaux et des orientations esthétiques de la
collection "Prosateurs Français Contemporains" chez Rieder
(1921-1939). On the 1st of November 2003, she won a scholarship
at the Upper School for Human Studies at the University of Bologna,
with a research project entitled Internationalism and
Imperialism in the cultural representations between the end of the
19th Century and the beginning of the 20th Century.
Beteween 2005 and 2011 she was “assegnista di ricerca” at the
University of Bologna, with a research project entitled
Alle origini della francofonia letteraria (1900-1939):
strategie di legittimazione e modalità di ricezione di una nuova
Between 2003 and 2009 she was “tutor of French” for Faculty of
Foreign Languages and Literature at the University of
Since March 2011 she is "ricercatore" of French
Literature at the University of Bologna.
Since June 2011 she is part of the PhD Program in “Modern,
Comparative and Postcolonial Literatures”, now "Literary and
cultural studies" (University of Bologna).
She is coordinator of four Erasmus exchanges (France and
She is the director of the journal “Francofonia” and part of the
editorial board of the following journals: “Revue italienne
d'études françaises”, “Les Nouveaux Cahiers André Baillon”,
“Textyles”; she is part of the manuscript review committee
She contributes to the Centro Studi sulle Letterature Omeoglotte
and to the Centro Studi sull'Utopia (University of Bologna).
She contributes to the CIEL (Centre interuniversitaire d'Étude
du Littéraire), Université libre de Bruxelles - Université de
She is member of the SUSLLF, of the Seminario di Filologia francese
and responsible for the page of the Seminario's website dedicated
to francophone literatures.
On 23/12/2013 she was awarded the National Scientific
Qualification ("Abilitazione Scientifica Nazionale") as Associate
Professor of French Literature.
In March 2014, she was awarded the "Prix du rayonnement des
lettres belges à l'étranger" by the Ministy of Culture of the