Best of Boston

1997 Best Professor

Christopher Ricks

Boston University. Maybe it’s because he worships Bob Dylan. Maybe it’s because it appears that he’s committed to memory every word T. S. Eliot ever wrote. Maybe it’s because he can recite practically any other line of prose or verse imaginable. Or maybe it’s just his students’ insistence that he’s simply the most dedicated, challenging, energetic, and inspiring teacher in the post-Socratic era.