Nathan Bates is a native of Washington State. He received both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in German at Brigham Young University in Provo, UT, where he wrote his MA thesis on Alfred Döblin’s Berge Meere und Giganten, analyzing its biblical and mystical themes of apocalypse. His dissertation focuses on how the high modernist German novel (Thomas Mann’s Der Zauberberg, Hermann Broch's Die Schlafwandler, Alfred Döblin’s Berlin Alexanderplatz, and Irmgard Keun’s Das kunstseidene Mädchen) anticipates the transhumanist concept of mind-uploading.
Summer 2016 A-term
All levels of German and intensive courses.
TA for Rick Gray: Freud and the Literary Imagination
TA for Eric Ames: Film Noir
- Newly Minted PhD: Nathan Bates - June 12, 2018
- Languages Matter: Why we learn German - November 14, 2017
- Languages Matter: Why we learn German - November 2, 2017
- Kaffeestunde in Denny Hall - December 13, 2017
- Graduate Student Conference: Insiders, Outsiders, & In-Betweens - June 17, 2016
- Graduate Student Achievement - March 7, 2016
- Graduate Course Launches Aesthetics Website - March 11, 2013
- UW Germanics Welcomes New and Visiting Graduate Students - February 12, 2013
- Germanics Hosts Wermelskirchen School Group for Campus Tour - November 20, 2012