Faculty Profile

Elena Duzs

Associate Professor of Russian (1997), Department Chair

Contact Information

duzs@dickinson.edu

Bosler Hall Room 204
717.245.1276

Bio

Her teaching interests include Russian and Hungarian languages and Russian literature and culture of all periods. Her scholarly interests focus on Mikhail Kuzmin, Russian symbolist poet, and the contemporary poet and artist Prygov.

Education

  • M.A., Moscow State University, 1985
  • M.A., Ohio State University, 1988
  • Ph.D., 1996

2014-2015 Academic Year

Fall 2014

RUSS 101 Elementary Russian
An intensive study of the fundamentals of Russian grammar, with an emphasis on the development of reading, writing, speaking, and understanding skills. Short stories and songs will supplement the text.

RUSS 101 Elementary Russian
An intensive study of the fundamentals of Russian grammar, with an emphasis on the development of reading, writing, speaking, and understanding skills. Short stories and songs will supplement the text.

RUSS 116 Intermediate Russian
Advanced grammar review incorporating controlled reading and composition. Emphasis on speaking competence continued through oral reports and conversational topics. Prerequisite: 104 or the equivalent.

RUSS 223 Cursed Questions: 19th C Lit
An introduction to Russian literature, presenting its development and the major literary movements from the earliest period to the middle of the 19th century. Readings will include works by Pushkin, Lermontov, Gogol, Goncharov, Turgenev, and Tolstoy. No knowledge of Russian necessary. Conducted in English. This course fulfills the DIV I.b. distribution requirement. Offered every other year.

RUSS 231 Russian Conversation & Comp
Practice in the techniques and patterns of everyday conversation, especially as these reflect different cultural orientation. Reading and discussion of short works by well-known Russian authors. Prerequisite: 200 or the equivalent, with a grade of at least C.

RUSS 360 Master and Margarita
Master and Margarita is an icon of Russian culture. Through close reading of Bulgakov's great novel in Russian, as well as viewing the recent TV serial based on Master and Margarita, students will develop a more advanced and sophisticated set of abilities in Russian. Research on the novel and its references will be done in Russian; students will be expected to lead weekly discussions and write on various aspects of the novel in Russian.