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Arielle Bernstein Sr Professorial Lecturer Literature

Degrees
M.F.A. in Creative Writing from American University

B.A. in Philosophy and English Literature from Brandeis University

Favorite Spot on Campus
The Bridge
Bio
Arielle Bernstein is a senior lecturer and co-director of the M.A. in Literature, Culture, and Technology. She teaches classes in Writing Studies, Complex Problems, and Creative Writing. She is a writer and cultural critic who focuses on film, TV, art, culture, and how social media and digital communications shape human expression, interaction, intimacy, and empathy. Her writing also explores the impact of artificial intelligence on our emotional lives and how our relationship to physical objects is changing in an increasingly digitized world. Her work has been published in The Guardian, The Atlantic, The Week, Salon, AV Club, and many other publications. She is writing her first novel.
For the Media
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Teaching

Spring 2021

  • CORE-105 Complex Problems Seminar: Empathy in a Digital Age

  • WRT-100 College Writing

  • WRT-106 College Writing, Intensive

Fall 2021

  • LIT-682 Emotions, Texts, and Subtexts

  • WRT-106 College Writing, Intensive

  • WRT-106 College Writing, Intensive