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 500 Independent Study

Spring 2015

RUSS 100 Russia and the West
Taught in English.

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.

RUSS 335 Popular Culture in Russia
This course will examine the evolution of Russian popular cultural tradition beginning with folk tales, epics, songs, proverbs and popular theater to representations of the "low" genres in contemporary Russian culture including detective novels, popular tv series, cartoons and anecdotes. Focusing on the interplay of the "high" and the "low" cultural traditions in Russia, students will develop methodology of cultural analysis. Prerequisite: 231, 232 or equivalent.