Participants

Spara favorit 3 okt oktober 2017

Anders Bartonek (b. 1977) lecturer in Philosophy at the Södertörn University. He wrote his thesis on Adorno’s negative dialectics: Philosophie im Konjunktiv. Nichtidentität als Ort der Möglichkeit des Utopischen in der negativen Dialektik Theodor W. Adornos(Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann, 2011). He is currently involved in a research project on Hegelian Marxism (with Anders Burman) and is translating Hegel’s Philosophy of Right (with Sven-Olov Wallenstein).

Björn Billing (b. 1965), History of Ideas at University of Gothenburg, defended his PhD thesis (in Swedish) titled The Aging of Modernism: Theodor W. Adorno and the Crisis of Modern Art in Autumn 2000. Since then Billing has been engaged in education and research on the history of aesthetics and more recently on environmental issues. Among his forthcoming publications in 2017 is a book on Rousseau and 18th century ideas about wilderness and mountains.

Alexander García Düttmann teaches philosophy at the University of the Arts in Berlin. His most recent book publications include Participation: Awareness of Semblance (Konstanz University Press 2011), What Does Art Know? For an Aesthetics of Resistance (Konstanz University Press 2015), Against Self-Preservation (August Verlag 2016), On Hugo Santiago's 'The Sky of the Centaur' (Lignes 2016, in collaboration with Alain Badiou and Jean-Luc Nancy)  and What is Contemporary Art? On Political Ideology (Konstanz University Press 2017). His edition of Jacques Derrida’s lecture course ”Theory and Practice” was published in March of 2017 (Galilée, Paris). 

Camilla Flodin is appointed researcher at the Centre for Gender Research and at the Department of Philosophy, Uppsala University. Her current research project is funded by the Swedish Research Council and compares Adorno’s conception of the art–nature relationship with ideas developed by the early German Romantics and Schelling. Flodin has published in, for example, Estetika: The Central European Journal of Aesthetics and Journal of Aesthetics & Culture, and her forthcoming articles will appear in Adorno Studies and British Journal for the History of Philosophy. She has previously been Senior Member at Robinson College, University of Cambridge (2014 and 2015). She has also been Visiting Scholar at the Faculty of English, University of Cambridge (2014), and at the Department of Philosophy, Columbia University (2010).

Samir Gandesha is an Associate Professor in the Department of the Humanities and the Director of the Institute for the Humanities at Simon Fraser University. He specializes in modern European thought and culture, with a particular emphasis on the 19th and 20th centuries. His work has appeared in Political TheoryNew German CritiqueKant StudienPhilosophy and Social CriticismTopia, the European Legacy, the European Journal of Social TheoryArt Papers, the Cambridge Companion to Adorno and Herbert Marcuse: A Critical Reader, as well as in several other edited books. He is co-editor with Lars Rensmann of Arendt and Adorno: Political and Philosophical Investigations (Stanford, 2012). He has coedited with Johan Hartle Spell of Capital: Reification and Spectacle (Amsterdam University Press, 2017). Aesthetic Marx (Bloomsbury Press), also co-edited with Johan Hartle, will appear in September, 2017.

Johan Frederik Hartle teaches Philosophy of Art at the University of Amsterdam, Aesthetics of the Political at the University of Arts and Design, Karlsruhe, and Art Theory at the China Academy of Arts, Hangzhou. He held research fellowships at the University of Amsterdam, the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, the Universitá Roma Tre and taught at the Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam and the Academy of Fine Arts, Münster/Westphalia and several other art schools His publications include Der geöffnete Raum. Zur Politik der ästhetischen Form (Wilhelm Fink, 2006); DADALENIN (Edition Taube, 2013, edited with Rainer Ganahl); The Spell of Capital. Reification and Spectacle (Amsterdam University Press, 2017) and Aesthetic Marx (Bloomsbury 2017), both edited with Samir Gandesha. Hartle’s fields of research are Marxist Aesthetics and Cultural Theory, The History of Red Vienna (Otto Neurath), Frankfurt School Critical Theory (Adorno/Benjamin; Negt/Kluge), the Aesthetico-Political (Rancière), and questions of contemporary political ontology (Spinoza).

Antonia Hofstätter recently completed her PhD at the School of Humanities at the University of Brighton. Her thesis – ‘The Fabric of Critique: ‘Lending Voice to Suffering’ in the Work of T.W. Adorno’ – develops the key concerns of Adorno’s philosophy out of his reflections on aesthetics and, in particular, on music and musical reproduction. Antonia is currently preparing her thesis for publication and conducting research for a postdoctoral project on the topic of Übertragungen – the logics of interpretation, remembrance and critique – in Adorno’s and Benjamin’s writings. She is a visiting scholar at the Centre of Applied Philosophy, Politics and Ethics at the University of Brighton.

Hedvig Härnsten is a PhD student in literature at the Department of Culture and Aesthetics, Stockholm University, writing a dissertation on the the problem of gesture in a modernist literary context. She is a member of the editorial board of the journal Glänta.

Anders E Johansson is Senior Lecturer in Comparative Literature at the Department of Humanities, Mid-Sweden University. He has mainly devoted his research to modernist and contemporary poetry, but has also participated in interdisciplinary research projects within the field of Gender studies.

Anders S Johansson (1968) is Professor in Comparative Literature at the Department of Humanities, Mid-Sweden University in Sundsvall. He has published six monographs in Swedish (most recently Självskrivna män [Self-written Men] and Kärleksförklaring [Love declaration], with the common subtitle Subjektiveringens dialektik [Dialectics of Subjectivation]), and several articles – on Adorno, Deleuze, evil, subjectivity, (un)freedom of speech etc. – both in Swedish and English.

Mattias Martinson is professor of Systematic Theology and Studies in Worldviews, and currently the Dean of the Faculty of Theology at Uppsala University. His main research interests are philosophical and cultural theology, critical theory and continental philosophy.

Alastair Morgan is Senior Lecturer at the University of Manchester, UK. He is a critical theorist with a particular interest in the first generation of the Frankfurt School. Alastair has published widely on topics in critical theory, psychiatry and ethical issues in mental health practice. He is the editor of a collection entitled Being Human: reflections on mental distress in society, published by PCCS Books in 2008. He is the author of Adorno's Concept of Life, published by Bloomsbury in 2007.

Anders Ramsay teaches sociology at Mid Sweden University. His dissertation Upplysningens självreflexion: aspekter av Theodor W. Adornos kritiska teori appeared in 2005.

Cecilia Sjöholm is professor of Aesthetics at Södertörn University. Her books include Regionality/Mondiality, ed. with Charlotte Bydler  (Södertörn University Press 2014), Aisthesis, estetikens historia 1, ed. with Sara Danius and S-O Wallenstein (Thales 2012), Doing Aesthetics with ArendtHow to See Things (Columbia UP, 2015)

Sven-Olov Wallenstein is Professor of Philosophy at Södertörn University, Stockholm. He is the translator of works by Baumgarten, Winckelmann, Lessing, Kant, Hegel, Frege, Husserl, Heidegger, Levinas, Derrida, Deleuze, Foucault, Rancière and Agamben, as well as the author of numerous books on philosophy, contemporary art, and architecture. He is currently completing Swedish translations of Adorno’s Ästhetische Theorie and Negative Dialektik, as well as book on Adorno’s aesthetics. Recent publications include: Architecture, Critique, Ideology: Essays on Architecture and Theory (2016), Foucault och antiken (ed. with Johan Selberg 2017), and Glasarkitektur: Scheerbart, Taut, Benjamin (ed. and trans. 2017).

Josefine Wikström has recently been awarded a PhD in Philosophy at the Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy at Kingston University, London. Her thesis critically reconstructs the concepts performance and performativity in cultural theory through post-Kantian philosophy with a focus on Adorno and Marx and categories like practice and materiality. She works as a lecturer at Uniarts in Stockholm and as a visiting lecturer at Goldsmiths University in London. She is the reviews editor of the peer-reviewed journal Philosophy of Photography and publishes art criticism regularly.