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Arnould-Bloomfield, Elisabeth Marie Associate Professor


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research overview

  • My current research investigates animal knowledge in the discourses and practices of contemporary philosophy, science and popular knowledge. It brings together both modern and nonmodern traditions and evaluates their contributions to the field of Animal Studies as well as our everyday life. My second area of research at the moment focuses on the recent application of relational thinking (network theory) to Literary studies and to humanities in general.


  • Contemporary trauma studies, Animal Studies, Relational thinking (Network Theory), Eco-criticism, Literature and the Environment, Sociology of science


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courses taught

  • FREN 3100 - Introduction to Critical Reading and Writing in French Literature
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
    Study of French literature through close readings of representative examples of major literary forms (poetry, fiction, drama, essay) and through the composition of critical writings in French. Required for French majors.
  • FREN 3500 - French Current Events: Conversation and Composition
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    For students who have spent fewer than four months in a French-speaking environment. Focuses on presentations, debates, discussions, readings and written work.
  • FREN 4700 - Encountering Animals: contemporary Discourse and the Dialog of Species
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Spring 2020
    Explores Western philosophy and literature recent challenges to species' differences and human privileges and includes contemporary theory, novels as well as movies and other cultural artifacts. Themes include animal representations in today's culture, animal and human bond, animal welfare, post-humanism. Taught in English. Approved for the Animal Studies Certificate.
  • FREN 5110 - French Special Topics
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Different topics are offered and, in a number of cases, cross-listed with other departments. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours on different topics.


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