Dr. Michael Schaefer

Professor of English


Irby 408

(501) 450-5119


Mike Schaefer received his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina.  At UCA, where he has taught since 1989, he specializes in American literature of the colonial period and the nineteenth century.  He is also strongly committed to the English department’s general-education offerings, particularly World Lit II and Introduction to Literature.  He has published books and articles on Stephen Crane, Ambrose Bierce, John W. De Forest, and others; he is currently in the early stages of work on a book on modern novels about the American Civil War.  He has served terms as president of the UCA Faculty Senate and of the Arkansas Conference of the American Association of University Professors.

For more information about Dr. Schaefer, click here to see his complete curriculum vitae.



Ph.D., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
M.A., North Carolina State University
B.A., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill


Fall 2017 Office Hours

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday


9:30-11:30 11-12


 9:30-11:30  11-12


Also available by appointment.

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Fall 2017 Class Schedule

 Lit. & The Examined Life

ENGL 3345

 TTH 10:50

Irby 201

American Lit. II

ENGL 2313

 MWF 1:00-1:50

Irby 313

 American Lit. II

ENGL 2313

 MWF 11:00-11:50

Irby 313

 American Novel to 1900

ENGL 4371/5371

TTH 8:00 Irby 201


Research Methods ENGL 3105 M 3:00  Irby 313