Name: Patricia  Bostian
Department: English
Title: Instructor, English
Office Location:
Cato I, 275
Cato Campus
Phone Number: (704) 330-4856
Fax Number: (704) 330-6644
Email Address:
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Monday, Wednesday, Friday 7:30-8:30; 9:00-10:00; 12:30-1:00
Tuesday, Thursday 7:30-8:30; 9:00-10:030  
Other times by appointment
Educational Background:
MA English University of South Carolina 1990
BA Augusta State University 1986

PhD coursework University of South Carolina
MA coursework in Humanities California State University
Educational Experience:
Teaching at CPCC since 1991; have also taught at Johnson C. Smith University, University of South Carolina, Florence Darlington Technical Collge, Rowan Cabarrus Community College, and Midlands Technical College

Teach: ENG 241, ENG 273, ENG 275, ENG 262, ENG 253, ENG 251, ENG 232, ENG 231, HUM 115, HUM 211, HUM 212, HUM 130, ENG 111, ENG 112, ENG 113, ENG 114
"Popul Vuh," Seneca and Iroquois Creation Myths," "Acoma Creation Myths."
The Open Anthology of Early American Literature, edited by Robin DeRosa and Timothy Robinson. 2017

Purposeful Argument: A Handbook. With Harry Phillips. 2nd ed. Boston: Cengage, 2013.

"Sterling A. Brown," "Southern Roads," "The Narrative of the Captivity and the Restoration of Mrs. Rowlandson," "Western Clearings," "James Fenimore Cooper."  Encyclopedia of the Environment in American Literature. Ed. Brian Jones. McFarland Press, 2011.

"Pastoral Science Fiction: The Landscape of Ray Bradbury's Midwestern Stories." Elsewhere: A Journal for the Literature of Place. Summer 2008.

"Thomas Wilson Flagg" and "Graceanna Lewis" in Early American Nature Writers: A Biographical Encyclopedia. Ed. Daniel Patterson. Greenwood, 2007.

"North American Popular Literature." World Popular Culture: North America.  Ed. Ken Womack. Greenwood, 2007.

"Series Fiction," "Mystery Fiction," and "Science Fiction" in Reading in America Today: The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Contemporary Popular American Literature. Ed. Ken Womack. Greenwood, 2008.

"Patricia Cornwell," "The Body Farm, Patricia Cornwell," "Michael Connelly," and "Lincoln Lawyer, Michael Connelly" in Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction. Ed. Geoff Hamilton. Facts on File. 2007.

"Howard Sturgis" and "Hugh Walpole" in Critical Companion to Henry James: A Literary Reference to His Life and Work. Eds. Kendall Johnson and Eric Haralson. Facts on File, 2007.

"Gillian Clarke," "Baby-Sitting," "Mali," "A Difficult Birth," "Easter 1998," "The Field Mouse," "October," "Elizabeth Jennings," "My Grandmother," "Choices," "Fountain," and "On Its Own" in Companion to Twentieth-Century British Poetry. Ed. Rob Watson. Facts on File, 2007.

"Welsh Short Fiction." The Facts On File Companion to the British Short Story. Ed. Andrew Maunder. Facts on File, 2007.

"Rachel de Queiroz," "Ding Ling," and "The Sun Shines over the Sanggan River" in The Facts On File Companion to the World Novel, 1900 to the Present. Ed. Michael Sollars. Facts on File, 2008.

"William Howe Cuyler Hosmer." Dictionary of Literary Biography—Early American Nature Writers. Gale. 2005.

"Lucille Clifton." African American Women Writers: An A to Z Guide. Facts on File, 2005.

"Dianne Glancy," "Lone Dog's Winter Count," "Offerings," "Gail Tremblay," "Indian Singing in the 20th Century," "Night Gives Women the Word," "Mary Tallmountain," "Matrilineal Cycle," "There Is No Word for Good-bye," "Joy Harjo," "The Last Song," "In Mad Love and War," "Secrets from the Center of the World," "What Moon Drove Me to Do This?," "The Woman Who Fell from the Sky," "Linda Hogan," and "Eclipse." in Encyclopedia of American Indian Literature. Eds. Jennifer McClinton-Temple and Alan Velie. Facts on File, 2007.

"Garrett Hongo," "Volcano," "Janice Mirikitani," "Fae Myenne Ng," "Bone," and "John Yau" in Encyclopedia of Asian-American Literature. Ed. Seiwoong Oh. Facts on File, 2007.

"Lorna Dee Cervantes," "Sandra Cisneros," "Gary Soto," "Roberta Ferandez, Intaglio," "Judith Ortiz Cofer," "Line of the Sun," "Silent Dancing," and "Meaning of Consuelo" in  Encyclopedia of Hispanic-American Literature . Ed. Luz Elena Ramirez. Facts on File, 2008.

"Sarah Lee Brown Fleming," "Frank Marshall Davis," "Hal Bennett," "Melba Boyd," "Daniel Webster Davis," "Umar Bin Hassan," "Walter Everette Hawkins," "Abiodun Oyerwole," "Raymond Patterson," "George Clinton Rowe," "Albery Allson Whitman," "Angela Shannon," "Esther Popel Shaw," "Laini Mataka," "Anita Scott Coleman," "Mari Evans," and "Nation of Islam" in An Encyclopedia of African American Literature. Greenwood Press. 2005.

"Marguerite Duras" and "Long German Fiction to 1914" in Critical  Survey of Long Fiction, Second Revised Edition. Salem Press, 1999.

Contributor to Perspectives in American Literature Web Site. Paul Reubens, Editor.

Writing poetry; anything outdoors!; reading; world literature, mythology, fairy tales, and folklore
Other Information:
Two children: Wyndham and Rhiannon

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