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 2018 Office Hours

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9-12 11-12 9-12 11-12 10-11



Also available by appointment.

General Criteria for Essay Grades

Essay Revision checklist (1)

Fall 2018 Class Schedule

 Film & Lit

ENGL 1355

 MWF 8:00

Irby 304

Film & Lit

ENGL 1355

 MWF 12:00-12:50

Irby 304

 American Fiction

ENGL 4314/5314

 TTh 12:15

Irby 115


Bride Comes to Yellow Sky

Lawrence on Fenimore Cooper


ASSIGNMENTS Western Class Short Essays Fall 18 Western Class Capstone Fall 18