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Elizabeth Burkum

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Previous degree: B.A. with a double major in Russian Studies and French (literature emphasis), minor in Russian--Grand Valley State University, 2012

Entered program: Fall 2012

Academic Interests: 20th century Russian literature, Isaak Babel, Dostoevsky, Gogol and poshlost', the grotesque, French influence on Russian literature and culture, literary translation, and Russian language pedagogy.


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