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A-State Remains Closed Through Friday. March 6

Arkansas State University will remain closed through Friday, March 6, due to heavy snowfall and hazardous road conditions. This includes the main campus at Jonesboro and the Paragould center.

For the convenience of students, faculty/staff and the community:
  • The Acansa Dining Hall will operate under inclement weather hours, 10:30 a.m. - 8 p.m. on Thursday and 10:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. on Friday.
  • The Red Wolf Center will be open from noon - 5 pm during the closure.
  • The Dean B. Ellis Library will be open on Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and regular hours over the weekend.
  • GradStock has been rescheduled to March 9, from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. at Cooper Alumni Center.
  • The Testing Center will be closed.
  • NEA Science Fair has been postponed to March 16 at Hames Room, Convocation Center.
  • Communications Day (March 7) has been cancelled.
  • The SunBelt basketball match-ups with South Alabama will be played as scheduled.
  • This weekend's baseball matchup with UTA has been moved to Smith-Wills Stadium in Jackson, MS. First game is Saturday, March 7 at 7 p.m. and a doubleheader on Sunday, March 8 at 1 p.m.
  • The Honors Reception event scheduled for Saturday, March 7 has been cancelled.

The university reminds students to monitor their official Arkansas State student email account for information regarding classes, as explained in an announcement from Provost Lynita Cooksey.

For further updates, watch the A-State website at AState.edu and official social media: Facebook.com/ArkansasState and on Twitter @ArkansasState.

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Dr. Robert Schichler

Professor of English


  • B.A. English, SUNY-Geneseo, 1974
  • M.A. English, SUNY-Geneseo, 1978
  • Ph.D. English, Binghamton University, 1987

Teaching Specialties

  • Medieval Studies
  • Old and Middle English Literature
  • Medieval Latin
  • the Old Norse Saga
  • British Romantic Poetry
  • Beowulf
  • Dante
  • Chaucer
  • Blake
  • Lawrence
  • Huxley

Courses Taught

  • Medieval Literature
  • British Literature to 1800
  • British Novel
  • Introduction to Poetry and Drama
  • Romantic Literature
  • Topics in British Literature
  • British Authors through the Renaissance
  • British Authors from the Renaissance through the Romantic Period
  • British Authors since the Romantic Period

Research Interests

  • Editor, "Abstracts of Papers in Anglo-Saxon Studies." An annual feature published for the Old English Division of the Modern Language Association of America, in the journal Old English Newsletter. Vols. 20-36 (1986-2003).
  • "Heorot and Dragon-Slaying in Beowulf." Proceedings of the Patristic, Mediaeval, and Renaissance Conference 11 (1986): 159-75.
  • Assistant Editor, Mediaevalia. A Special Issue: Ovid in Medieval Culture. Vol. 13 (1989, for 1987).
  • "Buffalo Bull." Viet Nam Generation 3.4 (1992): 41-45.
  • "As Whiteness Fades to Fallow: Riding into Time in Beowulf." In Geardagum 14 (1993): 13-25.
  • King of the Once Wild Frontier: Reflections of a Canal Walker. Rochester, NY, 1993.
  • Editor, Lady in Waiting: Poems in English and Spanish, by M. H. Rojas. Rochester, NY, 1994.
  • "Glæd Man at Heorot: Beowulf and the Anglo-Saxon Psalter." Leeds Studies in English 27 (1996): 49-68.
  • "Understanding the Outsider: Grendel, Geisel, and the Grinch." Popular Culture Review 11.1 (2000): 99-105.
  • "From 'Whale-Road' to 'Gannet's Bath ': Images of Foreign Relations and Exchange in Beowulf." Reading Medieval Studies 28 (2002): 59-86.
  • "Ending on a Giant Theme: The Utrecht and Harley Psalters, and the Pointed-Helmet Coinage of Cnut." Intertexts: Studies in Early Insular Culture Presented to Paul E. Szarmach. Ed. Virginia Blanton and Helene Scheck. Tempe, AZ, 2008. 241-54.
  • “King Cnut’s Last Coinage?” Enarratio 17 (2014, for 2010): 1-12.  Print.
  • “King Cnut’s Last Coinage?” Ohio SU Knowledge Bank (2014): http://hdl.handle.net/1811/60438. Web
  • Current Project:
    I am continuing my investigation of the interrelationship of literature, representational art, and coinage in England and Scandinavia during the reigns of Cnut, Harold I, and Harthacnut.

    I am also examining the appearance and treatment of biblical and apocryphal themes in the works of D. H. Lawrence.


  • Arkansas State University Faculty Award for Scholarship, 1993-1994
  • "Pick of the Month" in Small Press Review, June 1994: Lady in Waiting

Robert Schichler

Contact Information

P: (870) 972-2243


Building: Wilson Hall
Room: 305