After serving for 16 years in various administrative positions at Trinity, including vice president for faculty and student affairs and interim president, Michael Fischer began full time teaching in the English department in 2017-18. His research and teaching focus on English romanticism, the history of ideas about literature and philosophy, and defenses of the humanities. In several essays and a book in progress, he is currently exploring the role literature and the arts can play in constructive conflict resolution.
Ph.D., Northwestern University
M.A., Northwestern University
B.A., Princeton University
“Forgiveness and Literature,” Philosophy and Literature 36 (October 2012): 504-12.
“Defending Compromise,” Philosophy and Literature 38 (October 2014): 587-601.
“Literature and Empathy,” Philosophy and Literature 41 (October 2017): 431-64.
Philosophy and Literature
Survey of Modern British Literature
HUMA (First Year Experience)
Special Topics (The Humanities and Democracy)
Community service & Involvement
Member of the Keystone School Board of Trustees
Member of the San Antonio Book Festival Advisory Council