Professor of Drama and Comparative Literature
College of Letters, Arts & Sciences
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, Ca 90089-0353
Office: Taper Hall of Humanities, Room 233
Ph.D. Sorbonne (Paris), Diplomado de Filología Hispánica University of Salamanca (Spain)
Medieval and Comparative Literature; Drama and the other arts; Romance philology and Judeo-Romance Languages.
Moshe Lazar has authored pioneering studies in the field of Provençal literature: Amour Courtois et Fin'Amors; Bernard de Ventadour; Lo Jutgamen General. He is currently engaged in a long term project of publishing critical editions of Spanish and Judeo-Spanish biblical and para-biblical texts, having hitherto brought to light 15 volumes, among them: The Ladino Pentateuch (1547) and Biblia Ladinada (15th c., 2 vols.). He has translated into French an anthology of modern Hebrew poetry and five medieval plays in addition to translating into Hebrew twelve plays from French, Spanish and Italian. Lazar has published numerous articles on the devil and hell in medieval drama, on the paintings of Hieronymus Bosch, on courtly literature and modern theatre. He is currently working on two major projects: a critical edition of the Alba Bible (1427-1430); and a study of verbal and visual anti-Jewish propaganda: Satan's Synagogue: The Dehumanization of Jews. He also serves as a Research Associate at the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles.