Henry Pickford

Office Hours: 

Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:30 - 5:30 and by appointment

Henry Pickford

Associate Professor in the Department of Germanic Languages and Literature

External Address: 
Department of Germanic Languag, Box 90256, Durham, NC 27708
Internal Office Address: 
PO Box 90256, 116K Old Chem, Durham, NC 27708
(919) 660-3089

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.


  • D.Phil., Yale University 2001

Pickford, H. W. The Sense of Semblance:Philosophical Analyses of Holocaust Art. Fordham Univ Press, 2013.

Pickford, Henry W. “Tolstoy's Selfie.” Novel, vol. 50, no. 1, Duke University Press, May 2017, pp. 128–32. Crossref, doi:10.1215/00295132-3854431. Full Text