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Camilla Susanne Flodin

Associate Professor

51102 ( Universitetsveien 51, Kristiansand )

My research focuses on Theodor W. Adorno's aesthetics, in particular his comprehension of the relationship between art, nature, and animals. Other research interests include early German romanticism and idealism, especially Hölderlin and Schelling. 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 and teacher at the Department of Philosophy and at the Centre for Gender Research, Uppsala University (2014–2017), as well as at Södertörn University, Stockholm (2012, 2013 and 2018–2021). I am co-editor of Beyond Autonomy in Eighteenth-Century British and German Aesthetics (Routledge, 2021) and co-organizer of the forthcoming SGIR (Society for German Idealism and Romanticism) conference Aesthetics and Idealism in the Age of Goethe, Södertörn University, Stockholm 8–10 June 2022.

Research interests

  • aesthetics
  • Frankfurt School critical theory – especially Adorno
  • early German romanticism and idealism – especially Kant, Hegel, Schelling, and Hölderlin
  • the art–nature relation
  • the relationship between philosophy and poetry
  • the concept of nature
  • critical animal studies

Selected publications


  • Beyond Autonomy in Eighteenth-Century British and German Aesthetics (New York: Routledge, 2021), Routledge Studies in Eighteenth-Century Philosophy (co-edited with Karl Axelsson and Mattias Pirholt)

Scientific articles and book chapters


  • "In the Eyes of the Other", 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
  • "The Voice of Nature" (essay on Swedish artist Annika Thörn Legzdins's photography), in Annika Thörn Legzdins, Translucence (Malmö: Arena, 2012)
  • "Art and threatening, threatened nature", Eurozine, http://www.eurozine.com/articles/2010-03-16-flodin-en.html



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