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Sean Morey UTK English

Sean Morey

Director of Composition

311 McClung Tower
Phone: 865-974-5401
Fax: (865) 974-6926


My research primarily examines how emerging digital technologies affect the way humans write and communicate, and explores the connections between three main areas: rhetorical theory, digital technologies, and environmental studies. Much of my environmental-based work seeks to address how changes in writing technologies affect the ways that humans relate to the environment, nonhuman animals, and concepts of nature.


  • Ph.D. 2010 University of Florida (Gainesville, FL)
    Rhetoric and Composition, New Media
  • M.A. 2005 University of Florida (Gainesville, FL)
    Rhetoric and Composition, New Media
  • B.A. 2003 University of Florida (Gainesville, FL)
    Classical Studies
  • B.A. 2002 University of Florida (Gainesville, FL)
    English (American Literature)
    Minor: Classical Studies and Secondary Education


Scholarly Monographs

  • Morey, Sean. Network of Bones: Conjuring Key West and the Florida Keys. Texas A&M University Press, 2019.
  • Morey, Sean. Rhetorical Delivery and Digital Technologies: Networks, Affect, Electracy. Routledge, 2016.

Edited Collections

  • Dobrin, Sidney I., and Sean Morey, editors. Mediating Nature: The Role of Technology in Ecological Literacy. Routledge, 2019.
  • Morey, Sean, and John Tinnell, editors. Augmented Reality: Innovative Perspectives Across Art, Industry, and Academia. Parlor Press, 2017.
  • Dobrin, Sidney I., and Sean Morey, editors. Ecosee: Image, Rhetoric, Nature. State University of New York Press, 2009.


  • Morey, Sean. The Evolving Essay. Fountainhead Press, forthcoming.
  • Morey, Sean. The Digital Writer. Fountainhead Press, 2017.
  • Morey, Sean. The New Media Writer. Fountainhead Press, 2014.

Representative Articles

  • Morey, Sean and Jeffrey M. Ringer. “Posthumanizing Writing Transfer.” College English, vol. 83(4), 2021.
  • Morey, Sean, Jason Crider, and Jacob Greene. “Digital Daimons: Algorithmic Rhetorics of Augmented Reality.” Computers and Composition, vol. 57, 2020.
  • Morey, Sean and Jason Crider. “Hyperanimals: Inverting Nature through Pokémon Go.” ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment, vol. 27, no. 2, 2020.
  • Morey, Sean. “Speculative Zoopoetics.” Rhetorical Speculations, edited by Scott Sundvall, Utah State University Press, 2019, 45-66.
  • Morey, Sean, and John Tinnell. “Ubicomposition: Circulation as Production and Abduction in Carlo Ratti’s Smart Environments.” Circulation, Writing, and Rhetoric, edited by Collin Brooke and Laurie Gries, Utah State University Press, 2018, 102-117.
  • Morey, Sean. “Printed Animals.” Textshop Experiments, vol. 4, 2018.
  • Morey, Sean. “Beyond Sharkness: The Avatar that therefore We Are.” TRACE: Journal of Writing, Media, and Ecology, vol. 1, 2017.
  • Morey, Sean. “Deepwater Horizon Roadkill Tollbooth (a MEmorial).” Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and New Media, vol. 21, no. 2, 2017.
  • Van Horn, Nicholas, Aaron Beveridge, and Sean Morey. “Attention Ecology: Trend Circulation and the Typology of Iteration.” Digital Humanities Quarterly, vol. 10, no. 4, 2016.