Christyne Berzsenyi

Christyne Berzsenyi
Program Coordinator, Letters, Arts, and Sciences
Interim Program Coordinator, Corporate Communications
Associate Professor, English
Associate Professor, Letters, Arts, and Sciences
Office Phone
Office Location
Hayfield House, Room 216
W 1-4, T/R 8:45-9:15, 12:05-12:30, 1-1:30, apt
Penn State Wilkes-Barre
44 University Drive
Dallas, PA 18612

Christyne Berzsenyi, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of English, teaching Techno-Rhetoric and Professional Writing as well as Genre-based Literature and Cultural Studies at Penn State Wilkes-Barre since 1998. Current 2LAS Coordinator.

Research Interests

Her research utilizes rhetorical discourse analysis and theorizing of media rhetoric, pop culture, and computer-mediated communication texts in E-dating, film/video Promotions, Constructing Interlocutor Relationships Online, and Writing Pedagogy.


“Writing to Meet Your Match: Rhetoric and Self-Presentation for Four Online Daters.” , Innovative Methods and Technologies for Electronic Discourse Analysis. - August, 2013

Inviting "Millennials" to Be Voices for Social Justice in Their Creative Writings, College English Association Forum - July (3rd Quarter/Summer), 2011

The Golden Girls share signature stories: Narratives of aging, identity, and communal desire, Americana: The Journal of American Popular Culture, 1900 to Present - 2010

" We’re Just Kidding": Sexual Obscenities in Classroom Chat and Teaching about Audience, The Writing Instructor - 2004

"Evil, Deadly, Beautiful:" Drive-in Horror's Monstrous Women! - 2003

Comments to comments: Teachers and students in written dialogue about critical revision, Composition Studies - 2001

Teaching interlocutor relationships in electronic classrooms, Computers and Composition - 1999