Department of English

O'Dowd Hall, Room 544
586 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
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(248) 370-2250
fax: (248) 370-4429

Doris Plantus

Doris Plantus leaning her chin into her hand.

Special Lecturer
542 O'Dowd Hall
(248) 370-2260
Website:  bucovina mica

Academic Degrees
B.A. English Oakland University, 1990
M.A. Oakland University, 1997
Ph.D. Wayne State University, 2005. Specialization: Translation and Adaptation

Interdisciplinary coursework in Modern and World Literature, Fiction, Translation, Adaptation, Screenwriting, Bible as Literature


  • Research Specialization in Romanian Literature Translation
  • Language Consultant for CTITC (Centre for the Translation and Interpretation of the Contemporary Text), and the M.A. Program for CTITC, University of Bucharest, Romania;
  • Member of the Editorial Staff for


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, 2005.

Of Stones and Birds, Axa Publishing Bucharest, Romania(Translation), 2006.

World premiere of Zalmoxis, Georgetown University, directed by Dr. Cristina Bejan, (April 2011).