Department of English


English Language and Literature

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Petra Fachinger


PhD UBC, CV/Bio (PDF 70KB)

613-533-6000, ext. 74430

Office: Watson Hall, Room 526


2017-18 Courses

  • ENGL 482-001/3.0 Topics in Indigenous Literatures II – Contemporary North American Indigenous Literatures 
  • ENGL 872 Topics in Canadian Literature: Environment in Contemporary Canadian and Aboriginal Literature


  • Queen's Chancellor's Research Award (2004)

Research Interests

  • Diaspora and transnationalism (with focus on Asian and Muslim diasporas)
  • Indigenous literatures
  • Canadian literature
  • ecocriticism
  • urban studies
  • gender and critical race
  • Jewish literature

Recent Publications

“Writing the Canadian Pacific Northwest Ecocritically: The Dynamics of Local and Global in Ruth Ozeki’s A Tale for the Time Being.”  Forthcoming in Canadian Literature 232

Writing “Home”: The Healing Power of Métis Storytelling in Cherie Dimaline’s Red Rooms and The Girl Who Grew a Galaxy. Forthcoming in Studies in Canadian Literature

“Healing Relationships with the Natural Environment by Reclaiming Indigenous Space in Aaron Paquette’s Lightfinder.” Forthcoming in Children’s Literature and Imaginative Geography, Wilfrid Laurier UP

“Intersections of Diaspora and Indigeneity: The Standoff at Kahnesatake in Lee Maracle’s Sundogs and Tessa McWatt’s Out of My Skin,” Canadian Literature 220 (2014): 74–91