Dr. Sonya Sawyer Fritz

Professor of English


Irby 317C

(501) 450-5100

Sonya Sawyer Fritz (Ph.D., Texas A&M University) is a Professor of English who researches and teaches courses on children’s and YA  literature and culture, Victorian literature and culture, and womens and girls studies, among other topics. She is the co-editor with Sara K. Day of The Victorian Era in Twenty-First-Century Children’s and Adolescent Literature and Culture (Routledge 2018); her work has also appeared in Neo-Victorian Studies, Girlhood Studies, and various essay collections. She is the general editor of Slant: A Journal of Poetry, an associate editor of the Children’s Literature Association Quarterly, and a member of the reading committee for the Charlie May Simon Book Award, which seeks to promote literacy among 4th-6th-grade students in Arkansas. Her courses at UCA frequently incorporate service-learning assignments that partner students with a wide range of community partners, including the Children’s Advocacy Alliance, the Faulkner County Public Library, and the Faulkner County Senior Wellness and Activity Center. For more information about Dr. Fritz, click here to view her CV.


Ph.D., Texas A&M University
M.A., Texas A&M University
B.A., Harding University


Areas of Specialization

Childhood Studies
Adolescent and Young Adult Literature
Victorian Literature and Culture
Girls’ Studies


Editor:  SLANT, A Journal of Poetry


Fall 2021 Office Hours

Office hours are by appointment only due to covid-19 

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday







Fall 2021 Schedule

 Literature for Adolescents  ENGL 4361/5361 MWF 10:00 Irby 313

Literature for Middle Grades

 ENGL 3320

MWF 11:00

Irby 313

Intro to Fiction

 ENGL 2370




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