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Daniel Ritchie

Job Titles

  • Professor of English
    English, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Humanities Program Director
    General Education, College of Arts and Sciences

Highlight

Ritchie teaches courses in British literature and specializes in the 18th century. In 2002, he guided Bethel’s efforts to begin a Humanities Program, a team-taught, 4-course introduction to the Western tradition. In 2006, he won Bethel’s Faculty Excellence Award for Teaching. He has edited 2 books on Edmund Burke and has written 2 books of literary criticism, Reconstructing Literature in an Ideological Age and The Fullness of Knowing: Modernity and Postmodernity from Defoe to Gadamer.

Started at Bethel

1985

Education

  • Amherst College - B.A. Cum laude in Greek, 1978
  • Rutgers University - M.A. in English, 1980
  • Rutgers University - Ph.D. in English, 1985

Areas of expertise

Ritchie teaches courses in British literature and specializes in the 18th century. In 2002, he guided Bethel’s efforts to begin a Humanities Program, a team-taught, 4-course introduction to the Western tradition. In 2006, he won Bethel’s Faculty Excellence Award for Teaching. He has edited 2 books on Edmund Burke and has written 2 books of literary criticism, Reconstructing Literature in an Ideological Age and The Fullness of Knowing: Modernity and Postmodernity from Defoe to Gadamer.