Bryan Alkemeyer

Bryan Alkemeyer

Assistant Professor (on leave Fall 2015)

Department/Affiliation: English, Comparative Literature
Phone: 330-263-2506
Office Address: 222 Kauke

Curriculum Vita (.pdf)


  • B.A., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2005
  • M.A., Cornell University, 2009
  • Ph.D., Cornell University, 2012

Courses Taught

  • English 120:  Animals in Literature
  • English 200:  Introduction to Theory
  • English/Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies 210:  Sex and Gender in the Restoration and Eighteenth Century
  • English/Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies 220:  "I am not what I am":  Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Class on Shakespeare's Stage
  • English 240:  Mimic Forms: Imitative Literature in the Eighteenth Century
  • English 401:  Advanced Theory/Junior Independent Study
  • First-Year Seminar:  Animals, Monsters, and Aliens


  • "The Natural History of the Houyhnhnms:  Noble Horses in Gulliver's Travels,The Eighteenth Century:  Theory and Interpretation, forthcoming.
  • "Rational Elephants or Hominoid Apes:  Which is Early Modern?," with Laura Brown, Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies 13, no. 4 (2013):  61-68.

Research Interests

My research focuses on British literature of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. I am also interested in Renaissance literature, the history of science, animal studies, and scholarship on teaching and writing. I am currently working on a book manuscript about stories of human-animal transformations.