Matthew Ritger

Bogle Hall

I am a sixth year graduate student in the English department, studying sixteenth and seventeenth century literature, which means a lot of Shakespeare and Milton. My dissertation is about the prison reform movements of the early modern period, and how literature and authors were involved in those political projects, 200 years or more before the rise of the penitentiary. I grew up in Maine and went to Dartmouth for undergrad. In the afternoons you might find me knitting while listening to a lecture in McCosh, or running on the tow path. I'm also known for wandering in circles around campus with my head in a book -- but don't hesitate to say hi!