Henry Pickford

Associate Professor in the Department of Germanic Languages and Literature

Department of Germanic Languag, Box 90256, Durham, NC 27708
Campus Box: 
(919) 660-3089
Office Hours: 
Tues. and Thurs. 11:30am - 12:30pm

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.


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

Pickford, HW. The Sense of Semblance:Philosophical Analyses of Holocaust Art. Fordham Univ Press, 2013. (Monograph)