C. Elise Harris is a Ph.D. candidate in film studies and continental theory/philosophy who entered into the Comparative Literature program in 2008. Her areas of research interest include film philosophy, French and German critical theory, film formalism and neoformalism, phenomenology and the phenomena of the cinema, and the analogic relationship between language and image in classical theory. She teaches undergraduate courses in French, Spanish, film analysis, and global cinema, and is currently working on a dissertation that investigates the relationship between high theory and cinephilia in the French film revue Cahiers du cinéma with particular attention to film philosopher-critics Jean-Louis Schefer and Serge Daney. Harris holds a B.A. in historical and comparative linguistics (Independent Scholar program) from Middlebury College, and an M.A. in Spanish/Hispanic linguistics from Middlebury College’s C.V. Starr School in Spain.