Visiting Associate Provost for Special Projects
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As Visiting Associate Provost for Special Projects, Dr. Bostic leads interdisciplinary initiatives focused on programs, research and student success. A Professor of French, she also has interests in philosophy, women’s studies, Spanish, and narrative studies. Her most recent work centers on the crucial role of the liberal arts in addressing grand challenges.
Bostic earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in French from Purdue University and a Diplôme d’Études Approfondies en Sciences du language from the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Socials. Dr. Bostic is a recipient of grant funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and of a Fulbright Scholar Award to Chile. She has served on the Modern Language Association’s Committee on the Status of Women in the Profession and was named Higher Education Administrator of the Year by the Texas Foreign Language Association.
- “To Address the Anthropocene, Engage the Liberal Arts” (with Meghan Howey), Anthropocene 18 (2017): 105–10.
- “Greimas and Gender: Mere Recipe or Real Meal?” Semiotica: Journal of the International Association of Semiotic Studies 219 (2017): 33–54.
- “The Business Case for Humanities Education” (with Ross Gittell), New Hampshire Business Review, September 29, 2017.
- “The Humanities Must Engage Global Grand Challenges,” The Chronicle of Higher Education, March 30, 2016.
- “Chairing Stories” in Academic Leadership in Higher Education: From the Top Down and the Bottom Up. Ed. Robert J. Sternberg et al. Lanham, MD: Rowman-Littlefield, 2015. 233–38.
- “Friendship, Fainéantise, and Fraternal Correction in Graffigny’s Letters to Devaux 1752–53,” Eighteenth-Century Fiction 26.3 (2014): 355–74.
- “Graffigny’s Self, Graffigny’s Friend: Intimate Sharing in the Correspondance 1750–52,” Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture 42, ed. Lisa Cody. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013: 215–36.
- “The Recent Work of Luce Irigaray,” special issue of L’Esprit créateur 52.3 (2012). Includes introductory essay, pp. 1–10.
- The Fiction of Enlightenment: Women of Reason in the French Eighteenth Century. Newark: The University of Delaware Press, 2010. 272 pages. 978-0874130744.
- Translator of Jacques Fontanille, Sémiotique du discours, 2nd ed. Limoges, France: Presses universitaires de Limoges, 2003, asThe Semiotics of Discourse, series Berkeley Insights in Linguistics and Semiotics. New York: Peter Lang, 2006.
- Translator of Luce Irigaray, La voie de l’amour as The Way of Love (with Stephen Pluháček). London: Continuum, 2002.
- “Thinking Life as Relation: An Interview with Luce Irigaray” (with Stephen Pluháček), Man and World 29.4 (1996): 343–60. Reprinted in Why Different? A Culture of Two Subjects, ed. Luce Irigaray and Sylvère Lotringer. New York: Semiotext(e), 2000. 145–67. Reprinted in Conversations, ed. Luce Irigaray. London: Continuum, 2008. 1−19.