Dr. Michael Kaffer

Dr. Michael Kaffer

Dr. Michael Kaffer

Professor Emeritus
Gregory Lucey Adm Center, 3rd Floor
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Education Administration, University of Alabama/Tuscaloosa (1985)
Master Degree, English, Louisiana St Univ Shreveport (1968)
Bachelor of Science, Fine Arts, Spring Hill College (1961)

Experience:
Instructor, 1962-1966
Assistant Professor, 1969-1973
Associate Professor, 1973-1992
Dean of Continuing Education, 1979-1989
Co-Director Theater, 1972-1979
Altmayer Chair of Literature

Recent Papers and Presentations:
“Tom Stoppard: Growing Acceptance of Chaos as Good”
“Tim O’Brien: How to Tell a True War Story”
“Pittsburgh in the Literary Imagination of African American Writers”
“Women Trapped by Illusion in the Plays of Tennessee Williams”
“By Russell out of Ibsen: Shirley Valentine

Forthcoming publication: “Women Trapped by Illusion in the Plays of Tennessee Williams”

Work in progress: Shakespeare and the Rhetoric of Drama: the Struggle for Narrative Control (with Palgrave Press)

Current courses:

Lower level:
Honors Literature and Composition
Honors Literature
Literature and Composition I
Literature and Composition II
Introduction to Poetry
Introduction to Drama and Theater
Introduction to Fiction
Introduction to African American Literature

Upper level:
Modern and Postmodern American Poetry
Contemporary British Drama
Contemporary British Fiction
Shakespeare
Contemporary European Fiction

Graduate:
Shakespeare
Contemporary European Fiction
Contemporary British Fiction
African American Literature
Contemporary British Drama