Michael Steele

Michael R. Steele

Distinguished University Professor, English



UC Box: A142

Office: Bates House B7


PhD Michigan State University, Lansing, MI.

Bachelor of Arts Notre Dame University, South Bend, IN.

Office Hours

8:30-9:30 am TTh and by appointment

Courses I Teach

ENGL 421-01 The Romantic Period TTH 9:40-11:15 AM MAR 207

ENGW 201-04 Expos: Holocaust MWF 9:15-10:20 AM WARN 28

EXMB 336-01 Sport and Society TTH 1:00-2:35 PM PAC 142

HPER 150-10 Advanced Handball TTH 2:45-4:00 PMPAC B6

Personal: A Few Words

I’m working on my thirteenth book and plan to attend a Holocaust conference or two in the near future. In late May, it was my privilege to help teach a Peace Studies class at our sister school in Hiroshima, Japan. This was a very sobering yet promising experience. I am also pleased to note that my great enthusiasm for teaching and working with our students is undiminished after 35 years here.

What I'm Reading

I’m never not reading...usually three or four books at a time. My chief interests are in culture studies, progressive politics, Holocaust literature and history, and Native American works. Right now, I’m working on two books about the Civil War, a biography of Hitler, and two books on the contemporary religious scene as part of my preparation for my class on The Literature of Unbelief.

Links to my Publications

Notre Dame Football

Holocaust Studies

Other Works

Link to my Personal Website