Richard Gray

Membership:  2013

Member Bio

Richard T. Gray’s broad area of research is German literature and intellectual history from the Enlightenment through the twentieth century. He has published widely on the works of Franz Kafka, and is currently engaged in a research project that investigates narrative strategies in Kafka and the contemporary German writer W. G. Sebald. Gray is Byron W. and Alice L. Lockwood Professor in the Humanities at the University of Washington, where he teaches in the Department of Germanics.


  • Money Matters: Economics and the German Cultural Imagination 1770-1850. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2008.
  • A Franz Kafka Encyclopedia. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2005. With Ruth V. Gross, Rolf Goebel, and Clayton Koelb
  • About Face: German Physiognomic Thought from Lavater to Auschwitz. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2004
  • Stations of the Divided Subject: Contestation and Ideological Legitimation in German Bourgeois Literature, 1770–1912. Stanford: Stanford UP, 1995.
  • Publications