Nicholas Frangipane, PhD

Instructor, English

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  • PhD, University at Buffalo
  • MA, Boston College
  • BA, Bridgewater State University

Research Interests

  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • 20th Century Novel in English
  • Narrative Theory
  • Cognitive Cultural Studies


  • Multiple Narratives, Versions, and Truth in the Contemporary Novel. Palgrave, 2019.
  • “Speaking the Unspeakable: Using the Techniques of the Theater to Express Unvoiced Thoughts in Ulysses.” Hypermedia Joyce Studies, April 2018.
  • “Two Sides to the Story: Multiple Versions and Post-Postmodernist Epistemology.” Poetics Today, vol. 38, no. 3, 2017, pp. 569-78.
  • “Freeways and Fog: The Shift in Attitude Between Postmodernism and Post-Postmodernism from The Crying of Lot 49 to Inherent Vice.” Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction. vol. 57, no. 5, 2016, pp. 521-32.
  • “Lockwood the Liar: A Call to Reconsider Wuthering Heights as a Metafictional Work on the Limits of Narrative.” Brontë Studies vol. 41, no. 1, 2016, pp. 29-38.
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Courses Taught

  • ENG-H150 Honors Mysteries
  • SF-1176 What is a Fact?
  • WRI-101 First Year Writing I
  • WRI-102 First Year Writing II
  • ENG-150 Mysteries
  • SF-H1176 Honors What is a Fact?
  • WRI-H102 Honors First Year Writing II

Selected Conference Presentations

  • “Bringing Workshop Elements into the 75 Minute Class” New England Summer Conference on College Composition and Communication 2017. Boston University, Boston, MA. 25 May 2017.
  • “Scaffolding the Annotated Bibliography.” Engaging Practices 2017. UMass Boston, Boston, MA. April 1, 2017.
  • “Two Sides to the Story.” Session Chair. NeMLA 2015 Convention. Ryerson University, Toronto, ON, Canada. April 30-May 3, 2015.
  • “Making Memories: The Power of Narrative in the work of Alice Munro.” NeMLA 2013 Convention. Tufts University, Boston, MA. March 21-24, 2013.
  • “His Honorific and his Honor: On the use of ‘Mr’ in Ulysses.” ACIS Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference. Daemen College, Amherst, NY. October 5-6, 2012.
  • “Inside Molly’s Mind: The Trouble with Film Adaptations of Ulysses.” North American James Joyce Conference, The University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY. June 13-17, 2009.