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Angela Frattarola

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Director, Language and Communication Centre

Office:           HSS-02-17

Telephone:    6513 7357

E-mail:          aafrattarola@ntu.edu.sg

 



Dr. Frattarola is the Director of the Language and Communication Centre. Over the past twenty years, she has taught first-year writing courses, as well as classes on modernism and twentieth-century literature. Her book, Modernist Soundscapes: Auditory Technology and the Novel (University Press of Florida 2018), explores how early auditory technologies such as the phonograph, headphones, talkie, and tape recorder, subtly changed the public's sense of auditory perception, and how those changes are reflected in and shaped the modernist novel. Aside from her publications in modernism and sound studies, which can be found in journals such as Woolf Studies Annual, Mosaic, Modern Drama, Journal of Modern Literature, Studies in the Novel, and Genre, Dr. Frattarola studies the pedagogy behind best teaching practices for helping students become effective readers and writers.

Selected Publications

Book

Frattarola, A. (2018). Modernist Soundscapes: Auditory Technology and the Novel. University Press of Florida.​

Peer-Reviewed Articles

Frattarola, A. (in press). The Aura of the Phonographic Relic: Hearing the Voices of the Dead. In The Routledge Companion to Literature and Death. Routledge.

Frattarola, A. (2017). Community gardens or affordable housing: A false dichotomy grows in the Lower East Side. Moving Worlds, 17.1, 69-78.

Frattarola, A. (2013). The limitations of vision and power of folklore in John Dos Passos’s USA. Studies in the Novel45(1), 80-101.

Frattarola, A. (2012). Fabricating history through folklore in Ming Cher's Spider BoysSARE: Southeast Asian Review of English50(1), 83-96.

Frattarola, A. (2011). Auditory narrative in the modernist novel: Prosody, music, and the subversion of vision in Dorothy Richardson's PilgrimageGenre: Forms of Discourse and Culture44(1), 5-27.

Frattarola, A. (2010). The phonograph and the modernist novel. Mosaic: A Journal for the Interdisciplinary Study of Literature, 43.1,143-159.

Frattarola, A. A. (2010). A glimpse of Aidan Higgins through his critical work. In N. Murphy (Ed.), Aidan Higgins: The Fragility of Form. University of Illinois: Dalkey Archive Press.

Frattarola, A. (2009). The modernist “Microphone Play”: Listening in the dark to the BBC. Modern Drama52(4), 449-468.

Frattarola, A. (2009). Developing an ear for the modernist novel: Virginia Woolf, Dorothy Richardson, and James Joyce. Journal of Modern Literature33(1), 132-153.

Frattarola, A. A. (2009). Modernism and the irresponsible allusion: Joyce, Eliot and Pound. In D. Jernigan, N. Murphy, B. Quigley, & T. Wagner (Eds.), Literature and Ethics: Questions of Responsibility in Literary Studies. New York: Cambria Press.

Frattarola, A. (2005). Listening for ‘found sound’ samples in the novels of Virginia Woolf. Woolf Studies Annual11, 133-159.  ​​​​​​​​​