Dorothea Kullmann

Associate Professor
Carr Hall 310, St Michael's College



Centre for Medieval Studies

Fields of Study

Areas of Interest

Medieval Romance languages and literatures

Old French and Old Occitan epic

Medieval vernacular religious literature

Historical Narratology

19th-century narrative literature

Historical Linguistics


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.

Editor of the book series Toronto Studies in Romance Philology

SSHRC Insight Grant 2020-2023 : Livres d’heures : textes et langue

Jackman Humanities Working Group 2020/21 « Contacts with Greek Culture in the Middle Ages”


Habilitation, Universität Göttingen (Germany)
PhD, Universität Göttingen (Germany)