Charles Ducey

Charles Ducey graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2016 with a B.A. in German and English. The following year he spent in Heidelberg, Germany, researching Max Weber's concept of disenchantment with the support of a Fulbright research grant. He continued his stay for the 2017-18 academic year to work toward a master program in German studies in cultural comparison, with a Master's thesis focusing on the function of metaphor in Robert Musil's prose collection Nachlass zu Lebzeiten. At the University of Chicago, he hopes to learn more about Canonical German authors, the practice of literary interpretation, hermeneutics more generally, and theories of modernity from Weber to the present.