Welcome to Arkansas State University!

Dr. Michael Spikes

Professor of English


  • B.A., English and German, Mississippi State University, 1977
  • M.A., Comparative Literature, Indiana University, 1982
  • Ph.D., Comparative Literature, Indiana University, 1986

Teaching Specialties

  • Literary Theory
  • Poetry
  • World Literature

Courses Taught

  • Literary theory
  • Advanced World Literature
  • Introduction to Poetry and Drama
  • Topics in World Literature (graduate)
  • Methods in World Literature (graduate)

Research Interests

  • Understanding Contemporary American Literary Theory, 1997
  • Understanding Contemporary American Literary Theory, Revised Edition, 2003
  • "Willie Morris and the Power of Memory" Arkansas Review, 2004
  • "Lee Durkee's Rides of the Midway and Barry Harrah's Geronimo Rex," Mississippi Quarterly, 2002
  • Dr. Spikes' poetry has been published in various journals and magazines

Michael Spikes

Contact Information

P: (870) 972-2128


Building: HSS
Room: 4085