Kirsten Fudeman

Chatedral of Learning, Department of French and Italian, University of Pittsburgh.



1328 Department of French and Italian, University of Pittsburgh,

Pittsburgh, PA 15260

Phone: (412) 624-6223




Medieval French Jewish culture and history, Old French, medieval Judeo-Romance texts in Hebrew manuscripts




What is Morphology? co-authored with Mark Aronoff. Oxford: Blackwell, 2005.




“Restoring a vernacular Jewish voice: The Old French Elegy of Troyes.” Jewish Studies Quarterly 15 (2008): 190-221.


Eternal King/King of the World from the Bronze Age to modern times: A study in lexical semantics,” co-authored with Mayer Gruber. Revue des études juives 166/1-2 (2007): 209-42.


“They have ears but do not hear:  Gendered access to Hebrew and the medieval Hebrew-French wedding song.” Jewish Quarterly Review 96/4 (2006): 542-67.


“The Old French glosses in Joseph Kara’s Isaiah commentary.” Revue des études juives 165/1-2 (2006): 147-77.


“Appendix on the Old French glosses,” pp. 422-3, in Mauro Perani, “Yosef ben Shimon Kara’s lost commentary to the Psalms (1-17),” pp. 395-428, in The Words of a Wise Mouth are Gracious - Divre Pi Chacham Chen. Festschrift for Günter Stemberger on the Occasion of his 65th Birthday, M. Perani (ed.) (Berlin: De Gruyter, 2005).


“Adjectival agreement vs. adverbial inflection in Balanta.” Lingua 114/2 (2004): 105-23.


“The linguistic significance of the le‘azim in Joseph Kara’s Job commentary.” Jewish Quarterly Review 93/3-4 (2003): 397-414.


“Contrastive focus in the Ganja dialect of Balanta.” Journal of West African Languages 28 (2000/2001): 96-104.