Academic Profile

Dr. Angela Frattarola received her PhD in literature from New York University in 2004. 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 also has extensive experience teaching writing intensive classes, and studies the pedagogy behind best teaching practices for helping students become more effective readers and writers.
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Dr Angela Frattarola
Senior Lecturer, School of Humanities
Director, Language & Communication Centre, School of Humanities (SoH)

Modernism, Auditory Technology, Twentieth-Century Literature, Sound Studies, Writing Studies and Pedagogy
  • Developing academic writing skills through the video essay and measuring the advantages

  • The influence of auditory technologies on the form & content of the twentieth-century novel 2. Ways to help first yearcollege students become better revisers of their own work, & an assessment of NTU student writing across the university
  • Book
    Modernist Soundscapes: Auditory Technology and the Novel, University Press of Florida, 2018.

    Journal Articles
    1. Frattarola, A. (2021). A review of tertiary-level writing courses in Singapore: pedagogical approaches and practices.” Asia Pacific Journal of Education (2021)
    2. Frattarola, A. (2017). “Community Gardens or Affordable Housing: A False Dichotomy Grows in the Lower East Side.” Moving Worlds 17.1.
    3. Frattarola, A. (2013). “The Limitations of Vision and Power of Folklore in John Dos Passos’ U.S.A.” Studies in the Novel (Spring).
    4. Frattarola, A. (2012). “Fabricating History through Folklore in Ming Cher’s Spider Boys.” Southeast Asian Review of English (SARE) 50.
    5. Frattarola, A. (2011). “Auditory Narrative in the Modernist Novel: Prosody, Music and the Subversion of Vision in Dorothy Richardson’s Pilgrimage.” Genre 44.1.
    6. Frattarola, A. (2010). “The Phonograph and the Modernist Novel.” Mosaic: A Journal for the Interdisciplinary Study of Literature 43.1 (March).
    7. Frattarola, A. (2009). “The Modernist ‘Microphone Play’: Listening in the Dark to the BBC.” Modern Drama 52.4 (Winter).
    8. Frattarola, A. (2009). “Developing an Ear for the Modernist Novel: Virginia Woolf, Dorothy Richardson, and James Joyce.” Journal of Modern Literature 33.1 (Fall).
    9. Frattarola, A. (2005). “Listening for ‘Found Sound’ Samples in the Novels of Virginia Woolf.” Woolf Studies Annual 11.

    Book Chapters
    1. Frattarola, A. (2020). “The Aura of the Phonographic Relic: Hearing the Voices of the Dead.” Routledge Companion to Death and Literature. Routledge.
    2. Frattarola, A. (2010). “A Glimpse of Aidan Higgins through his Critical Work.” Aidan Higgins: The Fragility of Form. Dalkey Archive Press, University of Illinois.
    3. Frattarola, A. (2009). “Modernism and the Irresponsible Allusion: Joyce, Eliot and Pound.” Literature and Ethics: Questions of Responsibility in Literary Studies. New York: Cambria Press.
    4. Frattarola, A. (2000). “Frustration and Silence in the Language of Gore Vidal's The City and the Pillar.” Literature and Homosexuality. New York: Rodopi Press.