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David G. Sharpe


Assistant Professor

Lindley S130

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M.A., Fiction Writing (with John Hawkes, Robert Coover), Brown University, 1986
M.A., Modern Fiction (re: James Joyce), University of Alberta, 1972
B.A., English, University of British Columbia, 1971

Scholarly Focus

  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • Online Teaching
  • Writing and Film

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"The Changeling: an excerpt from Rochdale: The Runaway College," reprinted in The Anansi Reader, ed. Lynn Coady (Toronto: House of Anansi, 2007), pp.159-172.

Rochdale: The Runaway College (Toronto: House of Anansi, 1987), 297pp. For seven years in the Seventies, Rochdale was the largest free university on the continent. It became a fortress in the middle of a city, a target of police invasions and mass evictions, and a symbol of a decade and a generation.

Short Stories

"Necronauts: a creation myth," Canadian Fiction Magazine, no.55 (1986), pp.41-54.

"Reincarnation Pool," reprinted in Pure Fiction, ed. G. Hancock (Toronto: Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 1986), pp.98-101.

"Bear-Bait," Clerestory: A Brown/RISD Journal of the Arts, vII, no.1 (Fall 1984), pp.1-4.

"Firepower," The New Quarterly, v.III, no.4 (Winter 1984), pp.37-49.

"Valley of the Shadow," reprinted in Metavisions, ed. G. Hancock (Toronto: Quadrant Editions, 1983), pp.161-171.

"Niagara Fall," reprinted in Illusion One, ed. G. Hancock (Toronto: Aya Press, 1983), pp.37-51.

"Reincarnation Pool," Canadian Author & Bookman, v.59 no.1 (Fall 1983), pp.17-19.

"Shadow Box," The New Quarterly, v.II, no.4 (Winter 1983), pp.15-28.

"The Semi-Omnipotent Engine," Canadian Fiction Magazine, no.45/46 (1982/83), pp.162-172.

"Valley of the Shadow," Canadian Fiction Magazine, no.43 (1982), pp.115-124.

"The Bikers," Canadian Fiction Magazine, no.39 (1981), pp.81-86.

"Niagara Fall," Canadian Fiction Magazine, no.30/31 (1979), pp.165-177.

"Stopped," Tamarack Review, n.79 (Autumn 1979), pp.61-66.

"In Another Light," Prism International, v.17, no.2 (Fall 1978), pp.121-125.

"Northern Light," Canadian Fiction Magazine, no.24/25 (1977), pp.11-19.


"Overnight," Event, v.10, no.1 (1981), pp.101-106.

"Evolver," Rampike Magazine (Spring 1981), p.35.

"At a Loss, Words," Canadian Author & Bookman, v.55, no.1 (November 1979), p.25.

"Rooting/Routine," Poetry Toronto, no.39 (March 1979), p.18-19.

"Mousebody," Event, v.7, no.1 (1978), pp.59-62.

"Momentum," Green River Review, v.IX, no.2 (1978), pp.129-131.

"Winterfall," Boreal, no.10 (1978), pp.40-41. Translated into French as

"L’Aurore de l’Hiver" by A. Amprimoz, Boreal, no.10 (1978), pp.41-42.

"Conquistadors," Prism International, v.17, no.1 (Summer 1978), pp.183-187.

"In," Waves, v.6, no.2 (Winter 1978), pp.21-22.

"Company," The Antigonish Review, no.31 (Autumn 1977), pp.86-87.

"Blackhead," Nebula, no.6 (Fall 1977), pp.56-58.

"Hells Bells," Quarry, v.26, no.4 (Autumn 1977), pp.56-58.

Courses Taught

  • Writing and Rhetoric II On-Line (ENG 3080J)
  • Writing and Rhetoric II On-Line (ENG 3080J)
  • Writing and Rhetoric I On-Campus: Writing and Film (ENG 1510)
  • Writing and Rhetoric II On-Campus (ENG 3080J)

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