“Our students tend to have open minds, as well as open eyes. They are curious people who ask important questions about themselves and about the society in which they live. They have a healthy skepticism about the status quo.”
“Our students tend to have open minds, as well as open eyes. They ask important questions about themselves and about the society in which they live, and my courses aim to help them in this journey of discovery.”
Gordon Arnold is Professor of liberal arts at Montserrat College of Art. He teaches courses in film history, animation history, and the social sciences.
Arnold’s research has resulted in a series of books that explore the history and social contexts of U.S. film and culture. His most recent book is Animation and the American Imagination (Praeger, 2016). That volume is a re-envisioning of U.S. animation history over the past century. Earlier books, including Projecting the End of the American Dream (Praeger, 2013), Conspiracy Theory in Film, Television, and Politics (Praeger, 2013), and The Afterlife of America’s War in Vietnam (McFarland, 2006), explored a range topics that shed light on important aspects of American social and political culture.
In addition to his long-time teaching at Montserrat, Arnold has previously taught at Boston College, Curry College, Dean College, and the University of Rhode Island.
Education: B.A., Clark University; M.L.S., University of Rhode Island; Ph.D., Boston College.