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Dave Morris (he/him)

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Contact Information

294 English Building

Office Hours

Fall 2024 Mondays 1-4
Co-Director of Program in Professional Writing
Teaching Assistant Professor


BA University of Rochester

MA, PhD University of Illinois

Awards and Honors

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, 2016

English Department Undergraduate Teaching Award, 2015

Undergraduate Rhetoric Program Award for Excellence in Writing Instruction, 2011

Courses Taught

ENGL 461: Art of Research

ENGL 300: Novels on Film

ENGL 221: Speculative Futures

ENGL 220: Literature and Science

ENGL 200:  Introduction to Literary and Cultural Study

ENGL / MACS 104: Intro to Film

RHET 105

RHET 101 and 102

selected publications


  • Public Religions in the Future World: Postsecularism and Utopia. Univ of Georgia Press, 2021.


  • "Intellect and Activism: The Secular Authority of Left Behind." Cultural Critique 90.1 (2015): 64-87.
  • "'Only a Religion Could Do It:’ Octavia Butler’s (R)evolutionary Movements for the Twenty-First Century." Utopian Studies 26.2 (2015): 270-88.


Recent Publications

The God of Small Comforts:” Self-care as Secular Queer Futurity in Becky Chambers’s Monk and Robot Series. Forthcoming in Modern Fiction Studies.

"Course Design - BTW 250: Principles of Business Communication.” With A. Kay Emmert, Andrew Moss, and Andrew Bowman. Composition Studies 51.2 (fall 2023): 106-116.