english professor/bilingual writer/creative artist /film producer ,
Doris C. Plantus, Ph.D.
phone: 248.823.8148 cell: 248.249.7381 email: firstname.lastname@example.org | http://bucovinamica.net
Areas of Discipline: Modern British Literature; English and World Literature; Bible as Literature, Literature in Translation; Translation Studies and Film Adaptation; Screenwriting, Creative Writing; performing arts; foreign languages; choreography; sculpture.
2004-05 Dissertation defense:
Dissertation project: Ionel Teodoreanu’s Lorelei: A Praxis in Translation and Adaptation (Publication release, May 2007, Edwin Mellen Press).
Dissertation Committee: Dr.
2002-05 Doctoral studies at
Concentration: translation and adaptation of foreign literature, drama and film into English.
Coursework: Interdisciplinary content including translation studies, art and art history, field archaeology, sculpture.
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Degree: Ph.D. English, May, 2005; Official Graduation Date: August, 2005
1987-97 Undergraduate & Graduate studies at
Degree: Master of Arts in English, December, 1997
Degree: Bachelor of Arts in English, Magna Cum Laude, December, 1990
Coursework: Interdisciplinary content with concentration in British Literature and Modern Irish Literature and Drama.
Master’s Thesis: Einstein’s Theory of Relativity in the "Wandering Rocks" Episode of James Joyce’s Ulysses
1973-75 Undergraduate studies at
Relevant coursework: Genetics and Biology
1972-73 Undergraduate studies at
Relevant coursework: English, Old Testament as Literature, Hebrew, Biology
Excellence in Teaching Award, Oakland University, April, 2012.
University Research Grant, Special Grant, August, 2006
Edward Wise Fellowship, Fall 2004
Terry King Memorial Scholarship, Fall 2004
Graduate Professional Scholarship, Winter 2004
Graduate Professional Scholarship, Fall 2003
Mitica Banciu Award, 1998
2009- Special Lecturer – Oakland University
Courses taught: Screenwriting, Bible as Literature, Modern & World Literature, Fiction, Translation Studies,
Adaptation Studies (film), Honors College
2009-09 Freelance writer for Ink Well. Duties: literary summaries for contemporary literature contracted by Gale Publishing.
2005-09 Visiting Assistant Professor of English- Oakland University
Courses taught: modern & world literature, fiction, translation studies
Courses taught: English composition and literature
2004-05 Ghostwriter-Dr. Roger Ajluni
2001-04 Shipping and Receiving – Proto-Plastics, Inc.
2001-02 Lecturer/Evening Coordinator at the English Language Institute-Wayne State
Courses taught: written and oral English intensives.
05 Adjunct faculty at
Courses taught: world literature, intermediate writing, English proficiency, ESL, Writing for Art and Design I & II,
creative writing, technical writing.
1998-99 Sculptor – Music Room
Project Director: Sergei Mitrofanov, Vernissage Ltd., Interior Design and Restoration
1998-98 Adjunct faculty -St. Mary’s-Orchard Lake.
Courses taught: English Composition
1990- Freelance Writing and Research; Translation
1988-01 Corporate Chef--Proto-Plastics, Inc.
1984-88 Independent Production Contractor-Aztec Plastics
1981- Artistic Director & Choreographer-Ţărăncuţa Romanian Folkdance and Music Ensemble
Duties: choreographer and music director, set design, production, booking, dance instruction, vocalist, dancer,
instrumentalist. Mentors: Mihai David,
Ciocirlia Romanian National Folk Ballet,
Eugenia-Popescu-Judet, Ciocirlia Romanian National Folk Ballet and the
1975-80 Histology Technician—
1973-74 Phlebotamist—Northwest Medical Labs
Fine and Performing Arts:
Symposium (Sculpture) College for Creative Studies, 2003. Presented original stone sculpture series.
Symposium Mihai Eminescu (Dance) University of Michigan, 1988. Presented original choreography to George Enescu’s Romanian Rhapsody.
International Institute (International Dance Festivals) 1987,88,90; 1993,94,95.
Creative/technical writing, translation, editing, tutoring, speech writing, reports, research, consultation, esl, photography, sculpture, mold-making, web design, presentations, speechwriting, cooking/catering, musical composition/arrangement, Romanian choreography, Romanian dance workshops.
Technical skills: Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, Expression Web, Excel, Photoshop, Final Cut Pro, Video Production, digital film editing, carpentry (rough and finish), auto-mechanics.
Romanian (fluent), Italian, Russian (conversational) French, Latin, Greek,
Biblical Hebrew (re
West Bloomfield Book Club Facilitator; Inkwell Works, Writer/Researcher; Roger Ajluni, Ghostwriter; American Concrete Institute, Writer; MC International Adoption Agency Newsletter, Editor; Macomb County Commissioner Speechwriter; Bayer Corporation/SPE Awards Writer; Somerset Publishers, Writer/Researcher; National Historic Register, Writer/Researcher; Gale Research, Writer/Researcher; Federal Bureau of Investigation, Translator.
A Cinematic Translation of Ionel Teodoreanu's Lorelei: Creating a Film Script from a Classic Romanian Novel Mellen, May, 2007
Zalmoxis, Obscure Pagan, (translation) The Center for Romanian Studies, 2000.
“Zalmoxis’ Fireflies," Voices, Summer, 2004.
"The Mulberry Tree," Metamorphoses, 2005.
"Visul," Center for Romanian Studies, UK, 2005.
“Lucky Fish,” Editor’s Pick, Cezanne’s Carrot (online), 2005.
Of Stones and Birds, Axa Publishing (Translation), 2006.
AVP (People’s Advocate) Report for 2005, English Translation.
Advance premiere of Zalmoxis, first English translation of Lucian Blaga’s dramatic poem, Romanian Embassy,
Washington DC (April 2011).
World premiere of Zalmoxis, Georgetown University, directed by Dr. Cristina Bejan, (April 2011).
Zalmoxis: Pagan Mystery. Bilingual second edition with critical commentaries.
The Star without a Name, translation of Mihail Sebastian’s Steaua fara nume.
Selected Short Stories of I.L. Caragiale, translated from Romanian into English, with an introduction by Dr. Mircea Tomus.
Commissioned works: Polish Eagle, sculpture; Music Room, sculpture, Vernissage Ltd. The Hamangia Thinker.
Lorelei (pre-production with tentative option by Rush Pictures, co-producer, bucovina mica independent film production).
The Istova Woman (original screenplay), in negotiations for option.
Original screenplay of The Fall of Constantinople.
Memoir: The Carpenter’s Daughter.
"The Dock and Other Poems" (bilingual poetry and short stories).
Website: http://bucovinamica.net/ original photography, sculpture, painting, bilingual prose and poetry, screenplays, dance, iconography, scholarly work.
Conferences: SAMLA, November 12, 2006, Charlotte, NC; “Self-translation”
MLA, December 28, 2006, Philadelphia,PA, “Teaching Translated Texts.”
Sponsored events: read original fiction at “A Festival of New European Film and Writing with Oakland University” on May 9-10, 2008, co-hosted by Oakand University and Absinthe: New European Writing.
Organized the first Translation Event at