Faculty Profile

Elena Duzs

Associate Professor of Russian (1997)

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

2015-2016 Academic Year

Fall 2015

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 333 Aspects Russian Society/Civ
Scholarly and journalistic texts concerning the social sciences present a specific set of challenges, including a special vocabulary, methods of dealing with data, and idiosyncratic grammar. Discussing or writing about issues in the social sciences likewise requires the special ability to derive the basic import from texts and discuss it with the appropriate vocabulary and use of data. This course prepares students for further work in reading social-science texts in Russian and using the information effectively. Prerequisite: 231, 232 or equivalent, with a grade of at least C.

RUSS 500 Independent Study

Spring 2016

RUSS 100 Russia and the West
An introductory and multi-disciplinary survey intended to explore the relationship between Russian culture and Western civilization. In the process, students will be exposed to aspects of Russia's history, literature, religion, philosophical traditions, music and art, politics, and economics. Suitable for those interested in a one semester introduction to Russia, and required for those who choose a major or minor in Russian.

RUSS 232 Masterpieces of Russian Lit
Reading and discussion of literary works by representative authors from the pre- and post-Revolutionary periods. Prerequisite: 200 or the equivalent, with a grade of at least C.