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Dr. Tamas Dobozy

{Dr. Tamas Dobozy}
Dr. Tamas Dobozy

Assistant professor
Department of English

Research interests
Dr. Dobozy's research includes the manifestation of hypocrisy in 20th century American literature. He is particularly interested in the way various authors use hypocrisy as a means of liberating themselves from all rules, including those that are self-imposed. Currently, Dr. Dobozy is researching the area of textual proliferation, and the connections between critical theory and prayer. In the fall of 2002, he will teach English 1080, English 3900 (creative writing in fiction), and English 4270 (American literature). In the winter of 2003, Dr. Dobozy will teach English 1101, as well as English 2213, (American novels after World War II).

Experience
This professor's career is based on a lifelong love of literature. Before beginning his PhD at the University of British Columbia, Dr. Dobozy spent two years in Europe writing, translating, editing and teaching. His dissertation focussed on hypocrisy in the works of authors such as Charles Bukowski, Raymond Carver and Richard Ford. He has also written articles on Mavis Gallant and Graham Greene. Dr. Dobozy is the successful author of the novel, Doggone, and is set to release a book of short stories, entitled When X Equals Marylou, in the fall of 2002. Dr. Dobozy has taught English at the University of British Columbia and is currently an assistant professor of English at Memorial.

Background
Originally from Western Canada, Dr. Dobozy has been an avid reader and writer all of his life. His parents, of Hungarian decent, settled in Nanaimo, British Columbia, where Dr. Dobozy was born. After growing up in Powell River, BC, he earned a BA and a BFA from the University of Victoria and went on to complete an MA in English from Concordia University in Montreal. After living and working in various parts of Canada and Europe for a couple of years, Dr. Dobozy returned to his home province, graduating with a PhD in English from the University of British Columbia, where he then taught for a year. In June of 2001, Dr. Dobozy accepted a position as an assistant professor with Memorial's English department.