PD DDr. Constanza Cordoni

Current positions:

PI FWF Project The Land of Israel in Geonic Times, Institute for Medieval Research, Austrian Academy of Sciences; Rothschild Fellow, Department of Jewish studies, Univ. of Vienna

Academic career:

  • 23.09.2021    Habilitation and venia legendi in Jewish studies; University of Vienna
  • 28.09.2016    Doctorate Jewish studies; University of Vienna; supervisors: G. Stemberger and G. Langer
  • 11.02.2011    Doctorate German Philology; University of Vienna; supervisor: M. Meyer
  • 12.12.2005    MA German philology University of Vienna; supervisor: A. Ebenbauer
  • 03.10.2000     MA Literary studies; University of Buenos Aires

Research interests:

  • Jewish literary and cultural history
  • rabbinic literature
  • rabbinic hermeneutics
  • reception history
  • historical narratology

Most important publications:

  • C. Cordoni, Reconfiguring the land of Israel: A Rabbinic Project. The Brill Reference Library of Judaism 76. Leiden: Brill, 2024 ((https://brill.com/display/title/68396)
  • C. Cordoni, Seder Eliyahu: A Narratological Reading. Studia Judaica 100. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2018 (DOI: doi.org/10.1515/9783110531879).
  • C. Cordoni and G. Langer, eds., “Let the Wise Listen and Add to Their Learning” (Prov 1:5): Festschrift for Günter Stemberger on the Occasion of his 75th Birthday. Studia Judaica 90. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2016 (DOI: doi.org/10.1515/9783110435283)
  • C. Cordoni and M. Meyer, eds. Barlaam und Josaphat: Neue Perspektiven auf ein europäisches Phänomen. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2015 (DOI: doi.org/10.1515/9783110343328).
  • C. Cordoni, Barlaam und Josaphat in der europäischen Literatur des Mittelalters: Darstellung der Stofftraditionen, Bibliographie, Studien. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2014 (DOI: doi.org/10.1515/9783110341898 ).
  • C. Cordoni and G. Langer, eds., Narratology, Hermeneutics, and Midrash: Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Narratives from the Late Antiquity through to Modern Times. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2014 (DOI: doi.org/10.1515/9783110435283).

Other activities:

  • Editor with G. Langer, K. Davidowicz, and C. Bakhos, Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht Series Poetik, Exegese und Narrative (since 2010).
  • Editor of Dialog – Du Siach, , interfaith journal of the Coordination Committee for Christian-Jewish Cooperation (since 2022).