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Paul DePasquale

Paul  DePasquale Title: Associate Professor
Phone: 204.786.9344
Office: 2A42
Building: Ashdown
Email: p.depasquale@uwinnipeg.ca


Paul DePasquale is an Associate Professor in the Department of English at the University of Winnipeg. His research and teaching interests include Indigenous literature, history, and culture; Indigenous oral narratives and life writing; and Indigenous representations in historical and contemporary texts, including popular media. One of his current projects is a book-length work tentatively titled, “Contemporary Translations of the Haudenosaunee: Story, Myth, Song, and Oratory.” Paul is a member (Upper Mohawk) of the Six Nations of the Grand River Territory, Ontario. He enjoys all kinds of outdoor activities, including fishing, mountain biking, and working with his border collie/ blue heeler.

Paul is the General Programs Chair of English, available to meet with students during office hours, Tuesday/ Thursday, 11:45-12:45 pm, 2A42, or by appointment by emailing p.depasquale@uwinnipeg.ca.

Teaching Areas:

Indigenous literature, history, and culture; Indigenous oral narratives and life writing; Indigenous representations in historical and contemporary texts, including popular media; creative writing.



(W) ENGL-1005-005 English: Reading to Write

(F) ENGL-2102-002 Intro Creative Writing

(F) ENGL-3723-760 Indigenous Texts and Cultures

(W) ENGL-3723-761 Indigenous Texts and Cultures


DePasquale, Paul. "Manitoba Hydro's Promotional Materials as Colonialist Discourse," in Indigenous Health from a Multidisciplinary Global Perspective, eds. Robert Innes, Nancy Van Styvendale, and          Robert Henry. University of Arizona Press, in print.

DePasquale, Paul (lead editor), with Renate Eigenbrod and Emma LaRocque, eds. Across Cultures/ Across Borders: Canadian Aboriginal and Native American Literatures. Peterborough, ON: Broadview Press, 2010.

DePasquale, Paul. Afterward to Maria Campbell's Stories of the Road Allowance People. Theytus, 1996; Rev. Ed. Trans. Maria Campbell. Illus. Sherry Farrell Racette. Saskatoon, SA, Gabriel Dumont Institute, 2010.

DePasquale, Paul and Doris Wolf, “Home and Native Land: A Study of Canadian Aboriginal Picture

Books by Aboriginal Authors.” Home Words: Discourses of Children’s Literature in Canada. Ed. Mavis Reimer. Waterloo, ON: Wilfred Laurier University Press, 2008, 87-105.

DePasquale, Paul. ed., Natives & Settlers Now & Then: Historical Issues and Current Perspectives on Treaties and Land Claims in Canada. Edmonton, AB: University of Alberta Press and Canadian Review of Comparative Literature/ Revue Canadienne de Littérature Compareé, 2007. Introduction, “Natives & Settlers Now & Then: Refractions of the Colonial Past in the Present,” xv-xxxiii. With contributions by Harold Cardinal, Jonathan Hart, Frank Tough and Erin McGregor, Patricia Seed, and Sharon Venne. Available online at http://ejournals.library.ualberta.ca/index.php/crcl/issue/view/687.

Bird, Louis. Omushkego Legends and Histories from Hudson Bay. Eds. Jennifer S.H. Brown, Paul DePasquale, and Mark F. Ruml. Peterborough, ON: Broadview Press, 2005. Contributions: Co-editor; “Glossary of Cree Terms,” prepared in collaboration with Louis Bird, 21-30; Chapter 2, “‘Now, the Question of Creation’: Stories About Beginnings and the World Before We Came,” 59-86. Louis Bird's oral narratives introduced and put on paper by Paul DePasquale.

DePasquale, Paul and Louis Bird. “Omushkego (‘Swampy Cree’) Legends from Hudson Bay: Legends of Wissaakechaahk and the Cannibal Exterminators.” Ed. Brian Swann. Algonquian Spirit: Contemporary Translations of the Algonquian Literatures of North America. University of Nebraska Press, 2005. 449-527. Louis Bird's oral narratives introduced and put on paper by Paul DePasquale.

DePasquale, Paul and Doris Wolf. “A Select Bibliography of Canadian Picture Books by

Aboriginal Authors.” Canadian Children’s Literature. No. 115-116. Fall-Winter (2004): 93-108. Available online at http://ccl-lcj.ca/index.php/ccl-lcj/article/view/4007.

DePasquale, Paul. “(Re)Writing the Virginian Paradise: the Conflicted Authors of a Late Sixteenth Century Travel Account.” Eds. Glenn Burger, Lesley Cormack, et al. Making Contact: Maps, Identity, Travel. Edmonton, AB: University of Alberta Press, 2003. 143-172.

DePasquale, Paul. “‘Worth the Noting’: European Ambivalence and Aboriginal Agency in Meta Incognita, 1576-78.” Eds. Jennifer S.H. Brown and Elizabeth Vibert. Reading Beyond Words: Contexts for Native History, 2nd ed. Peterborough, ON: Broadview Press, 2003. 5-38.

DePasquale, Paul. "Building Learning Communities in the ‘Postcolonial’/ Indigenized Classroom.” Eds. Matthew Parfitt and Dawn Skorczewski. Conflicts and Crises in the Composition Classroom. Boston, MA: Heinemann-Boynton/Cook, 2003. 126-148.

Short fiction and poetry in various books and journals such as Manitowopow: Aboriginal Writings from the Land of Water (2011), Prairie Fire: Special Issue "First Voices, First Words" (2001), New Delta Review, and Lake: A Journal of Arts and Environment. Special Issue on Indigenous Peoples, Health, and Place (2012).