Portrait of Elisabeth Arnould-Bloomfield
Associate Professor

HUMN 331

Office Hours:
Spring 2024 sabbatical


Élisabeth Arnould-Bloomfield received her Licence and Maîtrise de Lettres from Lycée Henri IV and the Sorbonne University (Paris IV).  She completed her Ph.D. in Literature from the University of California at San Diego and taught at Johns Hopkins and the University of Kentucky before coming to the University of Colorado, Boulder, in 2002. Her research and teaching interests include poetry, critical theory, philosophy, animal- and ecological-studies. She has published on Proust, Ponge, Pierre Michon, Boubacar Diop, Marie NDiaye, Jean-Christophe Bailly and T.C. Boyle. Her monograph Bataille et la terreur dans les lettres was published at the Presses Universitaires du Septentrion in 2009 and she is currently finishing a book-length essay on contemporary animal discourse entitled Animal Encounters of a Closer Kind.  Her latest publication is a collection on Bruno Latour and Literature entitled Nonmodern Practices: Latour and Literary Studies, edited with Claire Chi-ah Lyu (University of Virginia).



Georges Bataille, la terreur et les lettres, Presses Universitaires du SeptentrionLille2009.
Animal Encounters of a Closer Kind, manuscript in progress.

Edited Volumes

Nonmodern Practices, Latour and Literary Studies, Edited by Elisabeth Arnould-Bloomfield and Claire Chi-ah Lyu, Bloomsbury Press, NY, 2020.
Aesthetics of Intimacy, Intimacy of Aesthetics, co-editor with Suzanne Pucci, special issue of L’Esprit Createur, vol. XLIV, no. 1 (2004)


Articles published in Diacritics, MLN, French Forum, L’Esprit Créateur, SITES, Cahiers Bataille, PMLA, Humanities (see current C.V.)

Currrent Research Interests

  • Twentieth- and twenty-first century French literature, criticism, and culture
  • Animals in contemporary literatures and cultures
  • Environmental studies