Matthew Rickard

Assistant Professor


Ph.D., Princeton University (2021); A.B., Washington University in St. Louis (2012)

Research and Teaching Interests

Renaissance Literature, Early Modern Philosophy, Humanism & Humanist Education, The History of Literary Criticism


Matt Rickard is assistant professor in the Program of Liberal Studies at the University of Notre Dame. He studies renaissance poetry, poetics, and aesthetics, with a secondary interest in the history and philosophy of science. His current book project is called “Probability: A Literary History, 1479-1700.” Articles may be found in English Literary History, Studies in Philology, and elsewhere.

Before Notre Dame, Matt was a Mellon Fellow at Washington University in St. Louis and, further back, a graduate student at Princeton, where he co-authored and co-edited the satirical Keywords; for Further Consideration (Princeton University Press, 2018).

Phone: 574-631-4972
Office: 320Z O'Shaughnessy Hall