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Megan Noel MacAlystre

Megan Noel MacAlystre

Senior Lecturer

Department of English
Office: 311 Strode

ABD English, University of California Riverside; M.A. English, University of California Riverside; B.A. English and Art History, University of California Riverside


ENGL 2120: World Literature; ENGL 2130: British Literature; ENGL 2150: Literature in 20th-and 21st-Century Contexts; ENGL 3850: Children's Literature

Research Interests
Children’s Literature, Neo-Victorian Adaptations, Harry Potter, and Fairy Tales

Prof. Megan MacAlystre teaches Children's Literature, World Literature, and British Literature in Clemson University's English department. She is also a faculty member of STS and Affiliated faculty in Women’s Leadership and Global Black Studies.

She researches the ways stories, mostly Victorian works and fairy tales, change as they’re retold across cultures. This particularly includes Disney media and noncommercial works, like fanart and fanfic. Her doctoral research focused on Harry Potter’s Victorian precursors and how fans addressed lingering 19th-century tropes and issues in their own creations. Now she predominantly addresses the intersections of these stories with LQBTQIA+ identities.

When not in a Clemson classroom, Prof. MacAlystre teaches for the summer PEOPLE Program at UW Madison and provides community lectures on 19th-century British and American clothing, medicine, and social customs.

She fills the rest of her time working on her farm, fostering dogs, and raising endangered geese.

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