Christy Desmet

Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor, Director of FYC/UGA Writing Center, co-General Editor, Borrowers and Lenders, and Associate Editor, International Journal of ePortfolio 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 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 fairly recent past:

Here is a list of my Ph.D. students.

Office hours:

For Fall 2015, just email me at for an appointment.



Christy Desmet
Spring 16 ENGL6880 T 09 :30 AM Park Hall 0067
Fall 15 ENGL4841 00 :01 AM No Classroom Required
Fall 15 ENGL6911 W 4 :40 PM Park Hall 0144
Fall 15 ENGL9000 00 :01 AM No Classroom Required
Fall 15 ENGL9300 00 :01 AM No Classroom Required