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Leslie Boldt, Ph.D., Professor of French
Leslie Boldt has published primarily in the field of twentieth-century French literature. She has edited a critical anthology On Bataille (SUNY Press, 1995) and has translated Bataille's Inner Experience (SUNY Press, 1988). She has co-organized two international conferences on francophone literatures, Les exilés marginaux et parias dans les littératures francophones and La présence de l'autre and co-organized two other international conferences Image and Imagery II: Frames, Borders, Limits, and Image and Imagery III: Beauty and the Abject, both of which highlighted comparative studies of artistic works across genres, art forms and languages. Dr. Boldt, who has published and delivered papers on the works of Artaud, Camus, Balzac, Malraux, Kristeva and Baudrillard among other authors, holds an undergraduate degree in German and has lived and taught in Europe. She has experience serving on several graduate committees and is the recipient of a Brock Alumni teaching award and an OCUFA award for Excellence in Teaching.Boldt-Irons, L. with A. Baudot and S. Beckett, eds. Exil és, marginaux et parias dans les littératures francophones. Toronto: Editions du Gref, Coll. Dont Actes, 1994, pp.331.
Boldt-Irons, L. with C. Federici and E. Virgulti, eds. Images and Imagery: Frames Borders Limits. Interdisciplinary Perspectives. Bern: Peter Lang, 2005, pp. 293.
______ "Sacrifice and Violence in Bataille's erotic fiction: Reflections from/upon the mise en abîme", in Georges Bataille: Writing the Sacred, ed. C. Gill, Warwick Studies in European Philosophy (London: Routledge, 1995), pp. 91-104.
______ “Bataille and Baudrillard: From a General Economy to the Transparency of Evil”,Angelaki: A journal of the Theoretical Humanities, vol. 6, no. 2, August 2001, pp. 79- 89.
______ “Military Discipline and Revolutionary Exaltation: The Dismantling of L’illusion lyrique in Malraux’s L’espoir and Bataille’s Le bleu du ciel ”, Romanic Review 91: 4, pp. 481-503.