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featuring the interdisciplinary services of Doris Plantus

                                      freelance writer | translator | creative artist | musician | critical thinker | scholar


                                     writing | creative, literary, academic, personal, business, screenwriting, ghostwriting, speeches 

                                     consultation | conceptualize, develop, and plan personal and professional objectives

                                     tutoring and mentoring | interdisciplinary method and critical thinking                                    

                                     research | search and analysis of material, literary summaries, reviews, opinion

                                     ideation | generation and development of ideas

                                     original art | mixed media, folk art, iconography, crafts, unique gifts 

about me:

I am a published bilingual writer and translator, specializing in English and Romanian languages. My own work involves short story, novella, verse, novel, screenplay, and scholarly papers. Translations include Romanian  literature, and English stylization of various translations.

I hold a Ph.D. in English and teach a variety of courses at Oakland University in Modern Literature, Bible as Literature, Screenwriting, Translation and Adaption, World Literature, and Fiction. I received the Excellence in Teaching Award from Oakland University in 2012.

As a creative artist I work in several mediums, including sculpture, iconography, folk art, and painting. I offer original items for sale, but also accept commissions for a variety of projects.

Additional areas of expertise include music and Romanian folk dance. I am a composer and choreographer, and founder of Țărăncuța Romanian Folk Dance and Music Ensemble.

Contact me at plantus@bucovinamica.net for more information on my background and services.

dedication page



sculpture and painting

original theme song and storyboard for Lorelei

Caragiale in translation

curriculum vitae

teaching in excellence award 2012

sihastrul's journal

The Carpenter's Daughter is available online at the Cumberland River Review, April Issue.


Sihastrul has just been launched in The Contemporary Literature Press, under the University of Bucharest, in conjunction with The British Council, The Romanian Cultural Institute, and The Embassy of the Republic of Ireland. http://editura.mttlc.ro/doris-plantus-sihastrul.html

 The bilingual novella was edited by the talented Lidia Vianu, Professor of Contemporary British Literature, English Department, Bucharest University; Director of the MA Program for the Translation of Contemporary Literary Text, http://mttlc.ro; and Director of Contemporary Literature Press, http://editura.mttlc.ro



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