The origins of the periodical Folia Litteraria Romanica go back to the end of the 1970’s. In 1982, thanks to the initiative of Professor Kazimierz Kupisz, the first scholarly bulletin of the Faculty of Roman Philology of the University of ŁódŸ was published in the Folia Litteraria series of the Acta Universitatis Lodziensis. The bulletin was created to provide a platform for the diffusion of research by members of the Faculty of Roman Philology and for the publication of the acts of colloquia organized by the Faculty. Nine issues of the bulletin, usually of a thematic nature, were published between 1982 and 1997.

In  2000, on the initiative of Professor Zbigniew Naliwajek, the early bulletin was succeeded by the periodical Folia Literaria Romanica (FLR). Since that date, the FLR is a pluridisciplinary publication especially devoted to studies dealing with the Romanic literatures from the Middle ages to the present day as well as to studies of the reception of Antiquity in modern times. The preferred language of publication is French, though other romance languages and Polish have also been used.  The revue publishes contributions from Polish and foreign scholars. As regards literary studies, methodologies are varied and topics covered may relate to literary history, genres, literary currents, as well as epistemological issues that have a bearing on the history of ideas. The FLR intends to broaden the scope of its interests and to publish contributions to different branches of linguistics, including lexicology, paremiology, semantics, systemic differentiation and comparative linguistics.

For the past few years, the FLR has appeared in one the form of one yearly volume. As from 2015, its numbers will be accessible, free of charge, on the site of the University of ŁódŸ. In 2015 the periodical FLR was indexed on the list of Ministry of Science and Higher Education (list B) with a value of 6 points.