Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor
Director of FYC/UGA Writing Center
Co-General Editor, Borrowers and Lenders
Associate Editor, Int'l Journal of ePortfolio
cdesmet@uga.edu
Office:
128 Park Hall
Office Hours:
By appointment

Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor of English and Director of the First-year Composition Program/UGA Writing Center. My 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. I am also the co-editor (with Robert Sawyer) of Shakespeare and Appropriation (Routledge, 1999) and of Harold Bloom's Shakespeare (Palgrave, 2001). With Sujata Iyengar, I am 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

Education:

Ph.D. University of California at Los Angeles (1984)

Research Interests:

My research interests include Shakespeare and New Media/Web 2.0; the rhetoric of reading and writing English history; theory, practice, and assessment of ePortfolios; teaching Shakespeare; and teaching writing and literature in digital contexts. I teach in two broad in two areas: Renaissance or early modern Literature and Rhetoric and Composition.

Of note:

Residential Scholar, Folger Shakespeare Library Teaching Shakespeare Institute, 2014 and 2016

Fulbright Distinguished Lectureship in Humanities, Underwood International College, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea (2014, awarded for March 1-July 1, 2015)

First-year Composition Program, University System of Georgia Regents' Teaching Excellence Award for Departments and Programs, 2012

Josiah Meigs Distinguished Professor of English, University of Georgia

Senior Teaching Fellow, University of Georgia, 2003-2004

Teaching Academy, University of Georgia, 2001–present

Sandy Beaver Excellence in Teaching Award, University of Georgia, 1996

Richard B. Russell Undergraduate Teaching Award, University of Georgia, 1993

Lilly Teaching Fellowship, University of Georgia, 1985

Grants:

Supporting Literacy for Diverse Learners through the School Library, Improving Teacher Quality Grant, Nancy Knapp, PI (2013-16)

Co-investigator and Senior Faculty Lead. Collaborative Development of Adaptive Courses Using Next-Generation Learning Technology. Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, 2015

Digital Barn Raising for a Peer Review Platform. Innovative Instruction Grant, University of Georgia (with Sara Steger and Ron Balthazor), 2013

Selected Publications:

My 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 have also co-edited a collection of essays, Shakespeare/Not Shakespeare (with Natalie Loper and Jim Casey), that is forthcoming from Palgrave in 2017. Two other projects are currently in process: an edition of Kenneth Burke's music criticism, with David Schiller; and a co-edited essay collection, with Sujata Iyengar and Miriam Jacobson, entitled The Routledge Handbook to Shakespeare and Global Appropriation.

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