The “Revue belge de Philologie et d’Histoire / Belgisch Tijdschrift voor Filologie en Geschiedenis” (97, 2019) has published a special issue on Daniel Varoujan. Edited by Professor Peter Van Nuffelen of Ghent University, Belgium, the volume is titled “Daniel Varoujan: Un poète arménien à Gand – cent ans après.” The table of contents lists the following scholars:

-Peter Van Nuffelen et Simon Payaslian, “Un poète arménien à Gand – cent ans après,” pp. 777-791;
-Pieter De Messemaeker et Christophe Verbruggen, “Étudiants étrangers à l’université de Gand vers 1900,” pp. 793-808;
-Houssine Alloul et Henk De Smaele, “L’Arménie dans la politique et l’imagination belge de l’avant-guerre,” pp. 809-840;
-Simon Payaslian, “Daniel Varoujan à l’Université de Gand (1905-1909),” pp. 841-872;
-Émerance Delacenserie, “La poésie française de Daniel Varoujan: Gand au ‘Coeur de la race’,” pp. 873-886;
-Krikor Beledian, “ ‘J’ai vu l’Europe’ — Daniel Varoujan: le temps de la destruction des images,” pp. 887-918;
-Marc Nichanian, “Daniel Varoujan: le deuil et les dieux,” pp. 919-934.

Abstracts
Peter Van Nuffelen et Simon Payaslian, “An Armenian poet in Ghent – one hundred years later”

The aim of this special issue is, first, to illuminate the exchanges between Belgium and the Ottoman Empire and the experiences of students coming from that region, through the example of the Armenian poet Daniel Varoujan, student at Ghent University from 1905 until 1909. It includes therefore papers on foreign students at Ghent (P. De Messemaeker and C. Verbruggen) and on Belgian public opinion about the Armenian question in this period (H. Alloul and H. De Smaele), besides articles on the life of Varoujan in Ghent (S. Payaslian) and his publications in French in Ghent (E. Delacenserie).

A second aim is to probe what influence the stay in Ghent had on the artistic and intellectual development of Varoujan, through the articles by K. Beledian and M. Nichanian. The introduction offers an introduction to the life and work of Varoujan and a framework within which to read the various articles.

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