Nicholas Frangipane, PhD

Department of English

Phone: 617-994-6415
Fax: 617-573-8703
Office: 73 Tremont Street, 8th Floor, Room 8039


Fall 2018 Office Hours 

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Mondays & Wednesdays
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Tuesdays & Thursdays


  • 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

Selected Publications

“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.

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.

Courses Taught

WRI-101 First Year Writing I
WRI-102 First Year Writing II
WRI-H103 Advanced First Year Writing
ENG-130 Introduction to Literature
CI-159 Building a Better T
SF-1176 What is a Fact?