Seth Long

Associate Professor

Office: THMH # 205D   |    Phone: 308-865-8294   |    Email:

Seth D. Long


  • Ph.D., Composition and Rhetoric. Syracuse University. 2015
  • M.A., Linguistics. Syracuse University. 2015
  • B.A., Screenwriting. Chapman University. 2007

Areas of Specialization

  • Digital humanities 
  • Rhetorical theory
  • History of rhetoric
  • Quantitative methods and corpus linguistics


  • with Det. Ken Fitch. "Digital Surveillance of Gang Communication: Graffiti's Rhetorical Velocity between Street Gangs and Urban Law Enforcement." RhetOps, eds. Jim Ridolfo and William Hart-Davidson. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, in press.
  • "Changing Words into Numbers: Rhetoric, the Digital Humanities, and Methodological Transparency." Rhetorics Change/Rhetoric's Change, eds. Jenny Rice, Chelsea Graham, and Eric Detweiler. South Carolina: Parlor Press, 2018. 
  • "Excavating the Memory Palace: An Account of the Disappearance of Mnemonic Imagery from English Rhetoric, 1550 - 1650." Rhetoric Review 36.2 (2017): 122-138. 
  • "Visualizing Words and Knowledge: Arts of Memory for the Digital Age." Computers and Composition 42.1 (2016): 28-46. 
  • with Krista Kennedy. “The Trees Within the Forest: Capturing, Coding, and Visualizing Data in Authorship Studies.” Rhetoric and the Digital Humanities, eds. Jim Ridolfo and William Hart-Davidson. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2015.
  • “Re-purposing Data in the Digital Humanities.” The Impact Blog: London School of Economics and Political Science. 2 April 2014. Web.

Courses Taught

  • ENG899: Theory and Pedagogy of Digital Rhetoric
  • ENG427: Electronic Literacy
  • ENG312: Writing in the Professions
  • ENG311: Advanced Writing
  • ENG254: Introduction to Literature (The Hollywood Novel/Film)  
  • ENG102: Academic Writing and Research