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 is focusing on the conceptual history of "Geist," especially in philosophy of language and mind, and early 20th-century authors such as Kafka, Musil and Weber.
Cohort Year: 2018
Research Interests: The concept of "Geist", hermeneutics, early 20th-century fiction, the linguistic turn, metaphor and symbolism; 19th century literature, 20th century literature, German philosophy of language, Begriffsgeschichte
Education: B.A. University of Notre Dame, 2016; M.A. Ruprecht-Karls Universität Heidelberg, 2018