Nathan Drapela

Nathan Drapela 2023

Graduate Student

Nathan received his B.A. in philosophy from Western Washington University in 2014. After spending two years in Bregenz, Austria as an English teaching assistant, he joined the Carolina-Duke Program in 2017. Nathan’s research focuses on narrative prose from the 19th and 20th centuries, with a particular interest in realism and modernism. His dissertation considers the untimeliness of walking in modernity and its implications for narrative, memory, subject formation, and understanding of space and time through analyses of narrative works by Adalbert Stifter, Rainer Maria Rilke, Robert Walser, and W.G. Sebald. Nathan has also published articles on Johann Wilhelm Ritter, Friedrich Nietzsche, and Hermann Hesse.