Daniel Ritchie

Daniel Ritchie has taught English literature at Bethel University (MN) since 1985 with a specialty in the 18th century. In 2002, he helped found Bethel's "Humanities Program," a four-course great books/great works of art sequence in the Western tradition.

Recent Essays

A Comedy with a Sad Ending: #MeToo and Pope’s Rape of the Lock

Daniel Ritchie explores how the #MeToo movement affects our reading of Alexander Pope's The Rape of the Lock. In turn, this comedy with a sad ending offers us a sense of balance for today's sexual politics.