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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 2016 Office Hours

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9-12 2:30-3:30 9-12  2:30-3:30  9-12

Also available by appointment.

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Fall 2016 Class Schedule

 Screen and Reading the American West

ENGL 4304/5304

 TTH 12:15-1:30

Irby 122

American Lit. I

ENGL 2312

 MWF 12:00-12:50

Irby 304

 American Lit. I

ENGL 2312

 MWF 8:00-8:50

Irby 313

 Intro to Fiction

ENGL 2370

TTH 10:50-12:05  ARK 110 Syllabus


 Readings  ENGL 4304/5304 Lawrence on Fenimore Cooper  the-blue-hotel Buffalo Bill from Boyhood to Manhood

 Journal question on The Lone Ranger radio show