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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
Email Address: send me a message
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Office Hours:
Tuesdays 6-7 PM and by appointment

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

Critical Theory
Philosophy and Literature
German Idealism

Teaching (Fall 2019):
  • GERMAN 570.01, Frankfurt school Synopsis
    Social Sciences 311, TuTh 04:40 PM-05:55 PM
  • GERMAN 995S.01, Grad colloquium Synopsis
    Old Chem 003, W 10:05 AM-12:10 PM

Recent Publications
  • Pickford, HW. "Tolstoy's Selfie." Novel a Forum on Fiction 50.1Duke University Press, (May, 2017): 128-132. [doi]
  • Pickford, HW. The Sense of Semblance:Philosophical Analyses of Holocaust Art. Fordham Univ Press, 2013. 280 pages pp.  [abs]

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