Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor, Director of FYC/UGA Writing Center, co-General Editor, Borrowers and Lenders, and Associate Editor, International Journal of ePortfoliocdesmet@uga.edu Phone: 706-542-2128 Office: 128 Park Hall
Christy Desmet (Ph.D., University of California at Los Angeles, 1984) is Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor of English and Director of the First-year Composition Program/UGA Writing Center. Her book Reading Shakespeare's Characters: Rhetoric, Ethics, and Identity was published in 1992 by the University of Massachusetts Press and reprinted as an electronic book by netLibrary in 2000. She is the co-editor (with Robert Sawyer) of Shakespeare and Appropriation (Routledge, 1999) and of Harold Bloom's Shakespeare (Palgrave, 2001). With Sujata Iyengar, she is co-founder and co-general editor of Borrowers and Lenders: The Journal of Shakespeare and Appropriation, which can be found at http://www.borrowers.uga.edu. Her research interests include Shakespeare and New Media/Web 2.0, the rhetoric of reading and writing English history, theory, practice, and assessment of ePortfolios, and teaching writing and literature in digital contexts. Her most recent books are Shakespearean Gothic, co-edited with Anne Williams and published in 2009 by the University of Wales Press and Helen Faucit (London: Pickering & Chatto, 2011).
I teach in two areas: Renaissance or early modern Literature and Rhetoric and Composition. Here are graduate classes that I have taught in the past five years:
- ENGL 6880: Composition Theory (Fall 2013)
- ENGL 6911: Composition Pedagogy Practicum (Fall 2013)
- ENGL 8300: Shakespeare's Sources/Shakespeare as Re-source (Fall 2007)
- ENGL 8300: Nineteenth-Century Shakespeare (Spring 2009)
- ENGL 8900: Rhetoric 2.0 (Spring 2012)
Here is a list of my Ph.D. students.
In Spring 2015 I am officially on leave, serving as Distinguished Fulbright Lecturer at Underwood International College, Yonsei University, Songdo Campus, Republic of Korea. I will answer email as I can, but will not be available for FTF meetings after 12 February 2015.