Fields of Study
Areas of Interest
Medieval Romance languages and literatures
Old French and Old Occitan epic
Medieval vernacular religious literature
19th-century narrative literature
Dorothea Kullmann (PhD Göttingen 1990, Habilitation Göttingen 1998) has taught at Göttingen, Heidelberg, and Avignon, before becoming an Associate Professor in French and Medieval Studies at the University of Toronto in 2005. She is the author of Verwandtschaft in epischer Dichtung (Tübingen: Niemeyer, 1992), and Description. Theorie und Praxis der Beschreibung von Chateaubriand bis Zola (Heidelberg: Winter, 2004), and has published numerous articles on medieval and modern Romance literatures. A specialist of Old French and Old Occitan epic, she is also interested in vernacular religious literature, in classical tradition and in the interaction between languages in the Middle Ages as well as in diachronic linguistics and historical narratology.