Nathan Modlin

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Cohort Year: 2020
Research Interests: Multilingualism, hermeneutics, film theory and criticism; German and Austrian-Jewish literature from the fin-de-siècle to the contemporary period.
Education: B.A. Comp Lit., Reed College, 2019

Nathan Modlin joined the German department after graduating from Reed College in 2019 with a B.A. in Comparative Literature. His senior thesis examined the “crises” of modern Jewish literature in the works of Osip Mandelstam, Franz Kafka, and the films of Orson Welles. During his undergraduate years, Nathan also studied at the University of Oxford and Universität Tübingen. In 2019-2020 he pursued a Fulbright Combined Grant in Vienna, where he studied Austrian-Jewish literature at Universität Wien and taught English in two Gymnasien. His interests include multilingualism, hermeneutics, film theory and criticism, and German and Austrian-Jewish literature from the fin-de-siècle to the contemporary period.