Matthew Ritger

2015-2017 Graduate Assistant

Matthew Ritger

Matthew Ritger works on English literature and culture of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. His dissertation, Objects of Correction: Literature and the Birth of Modern Punishment, is about the relation between literature and carceral institutions during the Reformation. In 2018-2019 this project was awarded the Porter Ogden Jacobus Fellowship, Princeton’s highest prize for a graduate student.

Matthew's experience at the Center for Digital Humanities changed the way he conceives of his research and teaching, especially by helping him to think harder in advance about the kinds of questions he asks in his scholarly work, and how those questions might engage different disciplines or speak to wider audiences.