First-year Composition Program Scholarship and Reports

Co-Edited Books

Christy Desmet (Contributing Ed.). Part V: The Reader, for Nancy V. Wood, Perspectives on Argument. 6th ed. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2008. 528-744.

Ed. Christy Desmet, D. Alexis Hart, and Deborah Church Miller. Prentice Hall Literature Portfolio. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2006.

Ed. Christy Desmet, Kathy Houff Speak, and Deborah Church Miller, with an Introduction by Christy Desmet. Argument: A Prentice Hall Pocket Reader. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2004.

Chapters in Books

Christy Desmet, Deborah Church Miller, June Griffin, Robert Cummings, and Ron Balthazor, "Re-Visioning Revision with Electronic Portfolios in the University of Georgia First-year Composition Program." In Electronic Portfolios 2.0: Emergent Findings and Shared Questions. Ed. Darren Cambridge, Barbara Cambridge, and Kathleen Yancey. New York: Stylus Press, 2009. 155-63.

Christy Desmet, June Griffin, Sharon McCoy, Marcus Fechheimer, and Joe Crim. "University of Georgia." In Exploring the Evidence: Initiatives in the First Year. Ed. Wendy G. Troxel and Marc Cutright. Columbia, SC:National Resource Center for the First-year Experience & Students in Transition, University of South Carolina, 2008. 139-44.

Christy Desmet, Robert Cummings, Alexis Hart, and William Finlay. "Pedagogical Performances in the Online Writing Class." In Role Play: Essays on Distance Education. Ed. Marcia Dickson and Jonathan Alexander. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press, 2006. 21-45.

Christy Desmet. "Beyond Accommodation: Individual and Collective in a Large Writing Program." In Discord and Direction: The Postmodern Writing Program Administrator. Ed. Sharon James McGee and Carolyn Handa. Logan:Utah State University Press, 2005. 40-58.

Christy Desmet. "Progymnasmata, Then and Now." In Rhetorical Agendas: Political, Ethical, Spiritual. Ed. Patricia Bizzell. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum, 2005. 185-91.

Christy Desmet. "Progymnasmata." In Classical Rhetorics and Rhetoricians: Critical Studies and Sources. Ed. Michelle Ballif and Michael G. Moran. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2005. 296-304.

Christy Desmet. "Theophrastus." In Classical Rhetorics and Rhetoricians: Critical Studies and Sources. Ed. Michelle Ballif and Michael G. Moran. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2005. 363-67.

Christy Desmet. "William Perkins." In British Rhetoricians and Logicians, 1500-1660. Ed. Edward A. Malone. Detroit and New York: Bruccoli Clark Layman, 2003. 215-28.

Christy Desmet. "Richard A. Lanham." In Twentieth-Century Rhetorics and Rhetoricians: Critical Studies
and Sources. Ed. Michael G. Moran and Michelle Ballif. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 2000. 228-44.

Christy Desmet. "Equivalent Students, Equitable Classrooms." In Feminism and Composition Studies: In
Other Words. Research and Scholarship in Composition. New York: Modern Language Association, 1998. 153-71.

Christy Desmet. "Henry Home, Lord Kames." In Eighteenth-Century British and American Rhetorical Theory. Ed. Michael G. Moran. New York: Greenwood, 1994. 132-41.

Journal Articles

Caroline Cason Barratt, Kristin Nielsen, Christy Desmet, Ron Balthazor. "Collaboration is Key: Librarians and Composition Instructors Analyze Student Research and Writing." portal: Libraries and the Academy 9.1 (2009): 37-56.

Christy Desmet, Deborah Church Miller, June Griffin, Ron Balthazor, and Robert E. Cummings. "Reflection, Revision, and Assessment in First-year Composition." Journal of General Education 57.1 (2008): 15-30.

Christy Desmet, Ron Balthazor, Robert Cummings, Alexis Hart, and Angela Mitchell. "Writing (with) XML."Readerly/Writerly Texts 11.1/2 and 12.1/2 (2005): 29-46.

Christy Desmet, Ron Balthazor, Robert Cummings, Alexis Hart, and Angela Mitchell. "<emma>: Re-forming Composition with XML." Literary and Linguistic Computing 20, supplement 1 (2005): 25-46. Durable URL:
http://llc.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/rapidpdf/fqi023v1?ijkey=z4TiUs2TZRPwPFw&keytype=ref.

Christy Desmet, William Finlay and Lorraine Evans. "Is It the Technology or the Teacher? A Comparison of Online and Traditional English Composition Classes." Journal of Educational Computing Research 31.2 (2004): 163-80.

Denise Mewborn, Sybilla Beckman, Victoria Davion, Christy Desmet, Sally Hudson-Ross, Jenny Penney Oliver, Judith Preissle, and Hugh Ruppersburg. "Expanding the ‘Great Conversation’ to Include Arts and Sciences Faculty." Innovative Higher Education 27.1 (Fall 2002): 39-51.

Christy Desmet. "Collaborative Campus: An Administrator’s Viewpoint." Kairos: A Journal for Teachers of Writing in Webbed Environments 6.1 (Spring 2001).

Christy Desmet, Laura McGrath, and Angela Mitchell, "Hypertext from a Distance: New Ways of Writing, New Ways of Talking in Freshman English: One Institution's Perspective." Kairos: A Journal for Teachers of Writing in Webbed Environments 6.1 (Spring 2001).

Christy Desmet. "Reading the Web as Fetish." Computers and Composition 18 (2001): 55-72.

Book Reviews

Rev. of A Counter-History of Composition: Toward Methodologies of Complexity, by Byron Hawk. Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy 14.1.

Notes, Abstracts, and Reports

Deborah Miller. “Using <emma> to create structured and unstructured electronic portfolios for First-year and Graduate- level classes in the University of Georgia English Department.” Presentation and discussion for the University of Georgia “Writing Fellows” Faculty. October 10, 2007.

Christy Desmet, Deborah Miller, June Griffin, Ron Balthazor, and Bob Cummings. Reflection, Revision, and Assessment in First-year Composition ePortfolios. University of Georgia (Cohort 2) I/NCEPR Final Report(Summer 2007)

Christy Desmet. "<emma>: Developing Writing Software and ePortfolios at the University of Georgia."
Online Conference Proceedings, Educause Southeast Conference 2006, Atlanta, 2006.

Deborah Miller. Workshops on <emma> (Electronic Markup and Management Application). May 2006. Presented by University of Georgia Center for Teaching and Learning. Board of Regents.

Deborah Miller. Workshops on <emma> (Electronic Markup and Management Application). Board of Regents—Council of English Dept Chairs University System, Presentation on using <emma> for TA professional portfolios. April 2006.

Deborah Miller. Invited Presentation, Board of Regents English Advisory Committee, Middle Georgia College, Cochran, GA. “Using <emma> and Electronic Portfolios for Professional Development with Graduate Teaching Assistants.” January 2006.

Christy Desmet, Ron Balthazor. "Finding Patterns in Textual Corpora: Data Mining, Research, and Assessment in First-year Composition." Conference Proceedings, Computers & Writing 2005New Writing and Computer Technologies (2005): 1-8.

Deborah Miller. Invited Speaker, University of Georgia Academic Affairs Faculty Symposium. “Internal Realities for General Education Requirements in First-year English.” Emerald Pointe Resort, Lake Lanier Island, Georgia. April 2005.

Christy Desmet, Robert Cummings. "Negotiating the Teaching-Assessment Cycle in Writing Programs with XML."E-Learn 2004 Conference Proceedings (2004): 274-79.

Christy Desmet. "EMMA (Electronic Markup and Management Application) in Teacher Education." Proceedings of the SITE 2004 Conference (2004): 3275-80.

Christy Desmet. "Using the Internet to Facilitate Early Experiences for Future Teachers of English and
Future University Students." Proceedings of the SITE 2004 Conference (2004): 2113-18.

Christy Desmet, Roger Bailey. "Using the Internet to Facilitate Early Experiences in Teacher Education." Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference Annual 15 (2004): 43.

Christy Desmet. "EMMA (Electronic Markup and Management Application) in Teacher Education." Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference Annual 15 (2004): 43.

Christy Desmet. "EMMA: Electronic Markup and Management Application." Online Proceedings for Rock Eagle 2003: University System of Georgia Annual Computing Conference (2003).

Christy Desmet, Alexis Hart, Ron Balthazor, Bob Cummings, Angela Mitchell. "EMMA: English Markup and Management Application." In Proceedings That Matter: A Collection of Papers Presented at the Inaugural Teaching Matters Conference, Gordon College (2003): 45-62.

Christy Desmet. "EMMA: Re-forming Composition with XML." ALLC/ACH 2003 Conference Abstracts (2003): 23-25.

Christy Desmet. "Bringing up EMMA: Developing Writing Software with XML at the University of Georgia." EIT Review (Winter 2003): 2-3.

Christy Desmet. Writing Across the English Department (Fall 2001)

Christy Desmet. "Collaborative Campus Project: Rhetoric, Technology, and Classroom Re-Composition."ALLC/ACH 2000 Conference Abstracts, 2000. 90-91.

Christy Desmet. "Three Teachers and a Computer: Learning to Teach with Technology in a Large Composition Program." Computers & Writing 2000 Presentation Abstracts. Boston: Chapbooks, 2000. 100-101.

Christy Desmet. "Hypertext from a Distance: New Ways of Writing, New Ways of Talking in Freshman
English." Computers & Writing 2000 Presentation Abstracts. Boston: Chapbooks, 2000. 39-40.

Christy Desmet. "University Faculty and the WebCT Experience." Teaching at UGA 17.1 (Fall 1998): 6.

Christy Desmet. "Writing Across the Curriculum: A Task Force Response." Teaching at UGA, 3.3 (Spring
1985): 1-2.

Conference Papers and Panels

Christy Desmet. VALUES Project for ePortfolio Rubrics. American Association of Universities and Colleges,Portland State University, Portland, May 2009.

Christy Desmet. “Reviewing as a Rhetorical Act.” Shakespeare Association of America, Washington, DC, April 2009.

Ron Balthazor, Christy Desmet, Sara Steger, and Robin Wharton. “Composition Markup and Error Tracking with <emma>.” Computers & Writing, Athens, May 2008.

Christy Desmet. “Practicing Revision, or Walking the Walk.” Panel: New Perspectives on Revision: Discourse and Practice. College Conference on Composition and Communication, Dallas, April 2008.

Deborah Miller. “The Role of Prompts in Revision: Talking the Talk.” College Conference on Composition and Communication, New Orleans,  March 2008.

Deborah Miller. “Using Emma e-Portfolios in First-year Composition: Using Rubrics Towards Assessment.” 15th Georgia Conference on College & University Teaching, Kennesaw, GA, February 2008.

Christy Desmet. “Writing Assessment with <emma>TM at the University of Georgia.” Computers & Writing 2007, Wayne State University, Detroit, May 2007.

Christy Desmet. “Re-visioning Revision in First-year Composition.” Conference on College Composition and Communication, New York, March 2007.

Wesley Venus. "Does Revision Improve Student Essays?" Conference on College Composition and Communication, New York, March 2007.

Deborah Miller. “Re-Visioning the Identity of Instructor Comments: Scaling Writing Concerns in Electronic Environments”—“Currents in E-grading: Commenting in Context.”  College Conference on Composition and Communication, New York, March 2007.

Christy Desmet and June Griffin. “Meet EMMA: The Electronic Markup and Management Application.” Innovative Uses of Technology in L1 and L2 Writing, MLA (Modern Language Association), Philadelphia, December 2006.

Deborah Miller. “Enhancing and Assessing Learning Through Electronic Student Portfolios” “How Do ePortfolios Actually Assess Learning?” “Putting the “e” in e-portfolios.” National Assessment Institute, The 2006 Assessment Institute, October 29 - 31, 2006 Indianapolis, Indiana and Pre-Institute Workshops: October 29, 2006.

Christy Desmet. "<emma>TM Goes Mainstream.” Educause, Dallas, October 2006.

Christy Desmet and Deborah Miller. “Everything's a Narrative: Or, Writing About Literature.” 2006 Thomas R. Watson Conference, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, October 2006.

Deborah Miller. “The Contested Role of Personal Narrative in First-year Composition.” 2006 Thomas R. Watson Conference, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, October 2006.

Christy Desmet. “<emma>TM Goes Mainstream.” Southeastern Scholarship Conference on E-Learning (SSCEL), Macon State College, Macon, GA, September 2006.

Christy Desmet. "<emma>: Developing Writing Software and ePortfolios at the University of Georgia.” Educause Southeast Regional Conference, Atlanta, June 2006.

Christy Desmet. “Marking Up the ‘Major Errors’: What Data Mining Can and Cannot Tell Us.” Computers & Writing, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, May 2006.

Christy Desmet. “Reflection and Self-Display in First-year Composition ePortfolios.” Computers & Writing, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, May 2006.

Christy Desmet. “Transitions: ePortfolios between English and English Education.” WAC (Writing Across the Curriculum) 2006, Clemson University, Clemson, SC, May 2006.

Deborah Miller. “Reflection and the Rhetoric of Self-Presentation in First-year Composition e-Portfolios” “Reflective Introductions in e-portfolios: Avoiding Lists and Sycophancy.” Computers & Writing, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, May 2006.

Wesley Venus. "Reflection and Self-Representation in First-year Composition ePortfolios." Computers & Writing, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, May 2006.

Christy Desmet and Deborah Miller. “WAC in the New Millennium: A Campus-Wide Survey of Attitudes and Practices.”Conference on College Composition and Communication, Chicago, March 2006.

Christy Desmet, June Griffin, Sharon McCoy, and Marcus Fechheimer. “Writing and Thinking Across Disciplines in First-Year Learning Communities.” 25th Conference on the First-Year Experience, Atlanta, February 2006.

Deborah Miller. “First-year Teachers, First-year Students: A First Year with Electronic Portfolios.”8th Annual Student Success in First-Year Composition Conference (SSFYC), Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA, February 2006.

Wesley Venus. "Visual Rhetoric." Student Success in First-year Composition, Statesboro, GA, February 2006.

Wesley Venus, Panelist. "New Media Approaches to Teaching Literature." South Atlantic Modern Language Association, Atlanta, November 2005.

Ron Balthazor and Christy Desmet. “Finding Patterns in Textual Corpora: Data Mining, Research, and Assessment in First-year Composition.” Computers & Writing 2005, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, June 2005.

Robert Cummings and Christy Desmet. “Where Do We Go From Here? Developing Wikis for the Classroom and the Academy.” Computers & Writing 2005, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, June 2005.

Christy Desmet, Christopher Hayes, and Deborah Miller, Panelists. “A Tale of Two Elephants: When Guided Self-Placement is Mandated.” Panel title: Student Access, Student Choice, Student Success in First-year Composition: A History, Description, and Evaluation of Guided Self-Placement at the University of Georgia. Conference on College Composition and Communication, San Francisco, March 2005.

Deborah Miller. “Re-placements: How We Help New Teachers Identify and Advise ‘Mis-placed’ Students.” College Conference on Composition and Communication, San Francisco, March 2005.

Wesley Venus. "Facing Up to Hyperreality of the Composition Classroom." Conference on College Composition and Communication, San Francisco, March 2005.

Ron Balthazor, Bob Cummings, Christy Desmet, Alexis Hart, and Deborah Miller, Panelists. “The FYC Grading Rubric and <emma>: A Perspective from Administration and Teacher Training.” Panel title: Transitions: Re-envisioning the First-year Composition Ethos with an Assessment-Friendly Grading Rubric. 7th Annual Student Success in First-Year Composition Conference, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA, February 2005.

Christy Desmet. “Negotiating the Teaching-Assessment Cycle in Writing Programs with XML.” E-Learn, Washington, D.C, November 2004.

Christy Desmet. “In medias res: Individual and Collective in a Large Writing Program.” 2004 Thomas R. Watson Conference. University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, October 2004.

Ron Balthazor, Caroline Cason, Christy Desmet, and Kristin Nielson, Panelists. “How an <emma> Partnership with the Library Benefits First-year Composition.” Panel title: <emma> and Student Citation Behavior: A Collaboration between the University Library and First-year Composition. Georgia Conference on Information Literacy, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, October 2004.

Wesley Venus. "The Politics and the Legacy of Taste in the Rhetorical Theory of Hugh Blair." New Voices Annual International Graduate Conference in Language, Literature, and Discourse Studies, Atlanta, September 2004.

Ron Balthazor, Bob Cummings, Christy Desmet, and Alexis Hart. “Re-visoning Composition with XML (Extensible Markup Language) and EMMA (Electronic Markup and Management Application).” Computers and Writing, Kapi’olani Community College, Honolulu, June 2004 (workshop).

Ron Balthazor, Bob Cummings, Christy Desmet, and Alexis Hart, Panelists. “Reading Shakespeare (with) EMMA.” Panel title: New Developments in Reading and Writing with EMMA (Electronic Markup and Management Application). Computers and Writing, Kapi’olani Community College, Honolulu, June 2004.

Christy Desmet. “Progymnasmata, Then and Now.” Rhetoric Society of America, Austin, May 2004.

Christy Desmet. “Parsing Poetry with XML: Database versus Text in the Poetics of Markup.” 7C 2004 (Part of CCCC, the Conference on College Composition and Communication 2004), San Antonio, March 2004.

Deborah Miller. “Rubric as Ethos: Evaluating First-Year Composition in Division 1.” College Conference on Composition and Communication, San Antonio, March 2004.

Ron Balthazor and Christy Desmet. “EMMA (Electronic Markup and Management Application) in Teacher Education.” SITE (Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education), Atlanta, March 2004.

Roger Bailey and Christy Desmet. “Using the Internet to Facilitate Early Experiences for Future Teachers and Future University Students.” SITE (Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education), Atlanta, March 2004.

Ron Balthazor, Bob Cummings, Anita De Rouen, Christy Desmet, and Alexis Hart. “From Analysis and Composing to Publication with EMMA (English Markup and Management Application).” 6th Annual Student Success in First-Year Composition Conference, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, February 2004.

Christy Desmet, Respondent, “Teaching Multicultural Freshman Composition and Literature: A Roundtable.” MELUS (Society for the Study of Multi-Ethnic Literature in the United States), SAMLA (South Atlantic Modern Language Association), Atlanta, November 2003.

Ron Balthazor, Bob Cummings, Christy Desmet, Alexis Hart, and Nelson Hilton, Panelists. “EMMA: Electronic Markup and Management Application.” Rock Eagle 2003: University System Annual Computing Conference, Athens, GA, October 2003.

Ron Balthazor, Robert Cummings, Christy Desmet, Alexis Hart, Nelson Hilton, and Angela Mitchell, Panelists. “EMMA: Re-forming Composition with XML.” ACH/ALLC (Association for Computers in the Humanities/Association for Linguistic and Literary Computing) Conference 2003, University of Georgia, Athens, May 2003.

Ron Balthazor, Bob Cummings, Christy Desmet, Alexis Hart, and Angela Mitchell, Panelists. “EMMA’s First Year.” Panel title: EMMA: From Composing Markup to Marking Up Compositions. Computers and Writing 2003, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN., May 2003.

Christy Desmet, Alexis Hart, and Angela Mitchell, Panelists. “How Do We ‘Mark’ Student Essays? Describing Composition and Response with XML.” Panel title: Reviewing the Writing Process with XML (Extensible Markup Language). Conference on College Composition and Communication, New York, March 2003.

Ron Balthazor, Bob Cummings, Christy Desmet, Alexis Hart, and Angela Mitchell, Panelists. “How Do We ‘Mark’ Student Essays?: Describing Composition and Response with XML.” Panel title: Re-markable Texts: Transforming Student Writing with EMMA. Teaching Matters, Gordon College, Barnesville, GA, March 2003.

Ron Butchart, Christy Desmet, Mark Faust, Peg Graham, Christina Healan, Panelists. “The Georgia Systemic Teacher Education Project (GSTEP): Building Partnerships to Improve Teacher Preparation.” STEP (Standards-Based Teacher Education Project) Summer Conference 2002, Washington, DC, June 2002.

Christy Desmet. “Technology in Slow Motion: Dramatism in the Computers and Writing Classroom.” Computers and Writing, Illinois State University, Normal, May 2002.

Robert Cummings, Christy Desmet, and Alexis Hart, Panelists. “Who is the (Institutional) Subject of On-Line Education?” Computers & Writing, Illinois State University, Normal, May 2002.

Christy Desmet. “Paired Courses and Other Ideas for Program Reform.” Panel Title: Accountability and the Art of Teaching. AACTE (American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education), New York, February 2002.

Christy Desmet, Laura McGrath, and Angela Mitchell, Panelists. “Disciplining the Internet: Institutional Realities and Restraints.” Panel Title: Not an Electronic Melting Pot: Collaborative Hypertext Writing Across Three Composition Programs. Conference on College Composition and Communication, Denver, March 2001.

Christy Desmet and Sally Hudson Ross. “English as a Discipline: A Discussion Among English and English Education Majors, Teachers, and Professors.” Panel Title: Expanding the “Great Conversation” to Include Arts and Sciences Faculty. AACTE (American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education), Dallas, March 2001.

Laura Andrews, Christy Desmet, Lissa Hollway-Attaway, Angela Mitchell, and Patsy Worrall. “Collaborative Campus Project: Rhetoric, Technology, and Classroom Re-Composition.” ALLC/ACH (Association for Linguistic and Literary Computing/Association for Computers in the Humanities) Conference, Glasgow, July 2000.

Christy Desmet. “Three Teachers and a Computer: Learning to Teach with Technology in a Large Composition Program.” Computers & Writing 2000 Conference, Fort Worth, May 2000.

Christy Desmet. “Hypertext from a Distance: New Ways of Writing, New Ways of Talking in Freshman English.” Computers & Writing 2000 Conference, Fort Worth, May 2000.

Christy Desmet. “Mainstreaming Computer Instruction in a Large Freshman Composition Program.” Writing Programs Administrators Breakfast (poster presentation), Conference on College Composition and Communication, Minneapolis, April 2000.

Christy Desmet. “What Can I Do With an English Major?” SAMLA (South Atlantic Modern Language Association), Atlanta, November 1999.

Christy Desmet, Stephanie Harrison, and Sally Hudson-Ross. “English as Collaborative, Cross-Career Inquiry.” International Federation of Teachers of English (IFTE), Coventry, July 1999.

Lisa Boyd, Andrew Burke, Mary Carney, and William Prather. "Re-placing the Teacher?: On-Line Composition Courses and the Transformation of Tradition." Computers & Writing 1999 (Online) Conference, May 1999.

Christy Desmet. “Co-Reform Partnerships of the University of Georgia.” AACTE (American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education), Washington, DC, February 1999.

Christy Desmet. “Reading and Writing Hypertext in a World of Lecture Notes.” 14th Conference on Computers and Writing, University of Florida, Gainesville, May 1998.

Christy Desmet. “From Literature to Literacy: Teaching Writing Through Cognitive Metaphor.” Conference on College Composition and Communication, Chicago, April 1998.

Deborah Miller, Invited Lecturer. “The Structure of Seduction: Maternity and Rhetoric in Two Medieval Poems.” Women’s Studies Symposium, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, October 1996.

Christy Desmet. “Judging Writing: Feminist Jurisprudence and the Ethics of Teaching Composition.” Conference on College Composition and Communication, Milwaukee, March 1996.

Christy Desmet. “Styles of Selfhood in Freshman Argument.” SAMLA (South Atlantic Modern Language Association), Baltimore, November 1994.

Deborah Miller. “College Classroom: Authorities.” Brittain Fellows Conference on College Composition, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, May 1994.

Deborah Miller. “Real Mothers in the Classroom: The Problem of Authority.” College Conference on Composition and Communication, Nashville, March 1994.

Christy Desmet. “Technologies of Writing and the Gendered Subject in Rhetorical Theory.” Conference on College Composition and Communication, San Diego, April 1993.

Christy Desmet. “Ophelia as Rhetor: Identifying (with) the Other from Shakespeare to Kenneth Burke.” International Rhetoric Council, San Diego, November 1990.

Christy Desmet. “Rhetoric and Ethics in Shakespearean Comedy: Ethos and Epideictic in Cymbeline.” Shakespeare Association of America, Philadelphia, April 1990.

Christy Desmet. “Energeia: Classical Concepts of Vision and their Application to the Freshman Writing Class.”Conference on College Composition and Communication, Atlanta, March 1987.