Born in London, England in 1971, Robert Lemon earned his BA at the University of Oxford, and his MA and PhD (all in German) at Harvard.
He joined the University of Oklahoma in 2005 and has been an Associate Professor in the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics since 2012.
In 2010 Lemon received the Max Kade Prize for the best article in the journal Modern Austrian Literature. Published in 2011, his book Imperial Messages: Orientalism as Self-Critique in the Habsburg Fin de Siècle, considers works of orientalist fiction by Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Robert Musil, and Franz Kafka.
Lemon’s current project examines issues associated with ethnography and ethnology in the works of Kafka, and he has just completed a translation for a stage adaptation of Kafka’s Trial. (2018)Issue 13 - Winter 2018