Camilla Flodin



The research project Reassessing the Rise of Aesthetics: Aesthetic Heteronomy from Shaftesbury to Schelling (RJ)

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My research focuses on Theodor W. Adorno’s aesthetics, in particular his comprehension of the art–nature relationship. I have been Visiting Scholar at the Department of Philosophy, Columbia University (2010) and at the Faculty of English, University of Cambridge (2014).

I have also been researcher (funded by the Swedish Research Council) and teacher at the Department of Philosophy and at the Centre for Gender Research, Uppsala University (2014–2017).

At Södertörn University, I am participating in the project Reassessing the Rise of Aesthetics: Aesthetic Heteronomy from Shaftesbury to Schelling (2017–2020), funded by Riksbankens Jubileumsfond (The Swedish Foundation for Humanities and Social Sciences).


  • Att uttrycka det undanträngda: Theodor W. Adorno om konst, natur och sanning [Expressing the repressed: Theodor W. Adorno on art, nature and truth], diss. Uppsala University (Gothenburg: Glänta Produktion, 2009) – written in Swedish with an English summary

Articles, Book Chapters, and Reviews

  • Art and Animals in Adorno”, in Understanding Adorno, Understanding Modernism, ed. Robin Truth Goodman, forthcoming with Bloomsbury (in the series: Understanding Philosophy, Understanding Modernism, ed. Paul Ardoin, Stan Gontarski, and Laci Mattison) (peer-reviewed)
  • ”Rehabilitating Nature: Guided by Art in a Time of Environmental Crisis”, i Collaborating with Nature, ed. Dalia Nassar och Cat Moir (forthcoming)
  • ”Art and the Possibility of Liberated Nature”, Adorno Studies, thematic issue on “Adorno and the Anthropocene”, eds. Anders S. Johansson and Camilla Flodin, forthcoming 2018 (peer-reviewed)
  • “Adorno and Schelling on the Art–Nature Relation”, British Journal for the History of Philosophy, vol. 26, no. 1, 2018, 176–196, DOI: 10.1080/09608788.2017.1349648 (peer-reviewed)
  • “‘the eloquence of something that has no language’: Adorno on Hölderlins Late Poetry", Adorno Studies, vol. 1, no. 2, 2018, 1–27 link (peer-reviewed)
  • “Contemplation or Manipulation? Aesthetic Perspectives on Nature and Animals from Shaftesbury to Bio-Art” (co-author: Dr. Karl Axelsson, Department of Literature, Uppsala University), in International Yearbook for Aesthetics 2016, 29–41, ed. Zoltán Somhegyi, external link(peer-reviewed)
  • In the Eyes of the Other”/“I andras ögon”, afterword to Swedish artist Hendrik Zeitler’s photography book The Chosen Ones (Stockholm: Journal, 2016)
  • Review of Geoff Boucher, Adorno Reframed (London & New York: I. B. Tauris, 2013), Estetika: The Central European Journal of Aesthetics, No 1, 2014: 146–148
  • Review of Deborah Cook, Adorno on Nature (Durham: Acumen, 2011), Florida Philosophical Review: The Journal of the Florida Philosophical Association, University of Central Florida, No 1, 2013: 60–63
  • “Naturens röst”/“The Voice of Nature” (essay on Swedish artist Annika Thörn Legzdins’s photography), in Annika Thörn Legzdins, Translucence (Malmö: Arena, 2012)
  • “Of Mice and Men: Adorno on Art and the Suffering of Animals”, Estetika: The Central European Journal of Aesthetics, No 2, 2011, 139–156 (peer-reviewed)
  • “The Wor(l)d of the Animal: Adorno on Art’s Expression of Suffering”, Journal of Aesthetics & Culture, No 3, 2011, 12 pages, DOI: 10.3402/jac.v3i0.7987 external link(peer-reviewed)
  • “Naturen som ’alls icke omyndig’ vs. ’Det finns ingen natur längre.’” [Nature as “nicht gar unmündig” vs. “There’s no more nature”], in Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings No 42 (Linköping: LiU E-Press [Linköping University Electronic Press], 2010), 105–113, link
  • ‟Koltrastens klagan” [The lament of the blackbird] (on Adorno, music and nature), Nutida Musik, No 4, 2010/11: 26–27
  • ‟‛Jag är en noshörning’: Adorno om konsten och människans djurlikhet” [‟I am a rhinoceros”: Adorno on art and man’s likeness to animals], Hjärnstorm, No 102–103, 2010: 3–8
  • “Art and threatening, threatened nature”, Eurozine (translation of ”Konsten och den hota(n)de naturen”, Glänta, No 4, 2009).
  • ‟Konsten och den hota(n)de naturen”, Glänta No 4, 2009: 86–91

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