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Henry Pickford, Director of Graduate Studies and Associate Professor of Philosophy    editHenry Pickford

Henry Pickford works in philosophy and literature, primarily within the German tradition. Areas of interest include German Idealism, Marx, Wittgenstein, and Frankfurt School Critical Theory. He has authored or co-authored books on philosophical intuitions, Holocaust art, and emotion and expression in aesthetics. He has edited and translated collections of essays by the German philosopher Theodor W. Adorno and poetry by the contemporary émigré poet Lev Loseff.

Office Location: Department Of Germanic Languag, Box 90256, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone: (919) 660-3089
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Office Hours:
Tuesday and Thursday, 1-2 PM

MA, University of Pittsburgh, 2004
D.Phil., Yale University, 2001
PhD, Yale University, 2001
MA, Stanford University, 1986
BA, Dartmouth College, 1983

Critical Theory
Philosophy and Literature
German Idealism

Teaching (Fall 2018):
  • GERMAN 380.01, Marx, nietzsche, freud Synopsis
    Soc/Psych 126, TuTh 01:25 PM-02:40 PM
  • GERMAN 995S.01, Grad colloquium Synopsis
    Social Sciences 107, W 10:05 AM-12:10 PM

Recent Publications
  • Pickford, HW. The Sense of Semblance:Philosophical Analyses of Holocaust Art. Fordham Univ Press, 2013. 280 pages pp.  [abs]

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