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Arielle Bernstein Senior Professorial Lecturer Literature

Additional Positions at AU
Co-director of the MA in Literature, Culture, and Technology
Degrees
MFA in Creative Writing from American University
BA in Philosophy and English Literature from Brandeis University

Favorite Spot on Campus
The Bridge
Book Currently Reading
Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro
Bio
Arielle Bernstein is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Literature at American University, where she also co-directs the MA in Literature, Culture, and Technology.

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 has edited two essay columns at The Rumpus and is the co-founder of Together, Alone, an online publication that explores TV, film and pop culture. She was selected as a 2023 finalist for the CINTAS Foundation's Creative Writing Fellowship. She is writing her first novel.
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Teaching

Spring 2024

  • LIT-403 Creative Writing: Nonfiction

  • WRT-106 College Writing, Intensive

  • WRT-106 College Writing, Intensive