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Björn Billing

Senior lecturer

Björn Billing
Senior lecturer , Deputy Head
History of Ideas and Science
bjorn.billing@lir.gu.se
+46 31 786 4359

Postal Address: Box 200, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Renströmsgatan 6 , 41255 Göteborg


Department of Literature, History of Ideas, and Religion (More Information)
Box 200
405 30 Göteborg
www.lir.gu.se
lir@lir.gu.se

Visiting Address: Renströmsgatan 6 , 405 30 Göteborg

About Björn Billing

Kenywords: aesthetics, modernity, postmodernism, modern philosophy

My research has focused on aspects of modernity, in particular regarding art and aesthetics. I wrote my thesis (2000) on the German philosopher and composer Theodor W. Adorno and his ideas about the historical development of modern art. In my postdoctoral research (2001-2004) I studied intersections between philosophy, architecture and music in Vienna around 1900. This was part of a larger project Form and Content, Art and Technology – an Encounter between the History of Concepts and the Design Practice in which historians worked with scholars in architecture and engineering.

Since the last couple of years my attention has gravitated towards ideas about nature and the environment. I have developed courses in environmental history and ecocriticism and been active in several collaboration projects on sustainability and the anthropocene. Since April 2016 I am a member of the steering committee for Gothenburg University Environmental Humanities Network. Currently, I am writing a monograph about Jean-Jacques Rousseau and 18th century views about mountains, wilderness and travel.

Latest publications

Klimatet tar plats i kulturdebatten
Björn Billing
Göteborgs-Posten, Newspaper article 2017
Newspaper article

Utdöda djur - en fråga om kultur
Björn Billing
Göteborgs-Posten, Newspaper article 2017
Newspaper article

Inte ens dinosaurierna går säkra för Trump
Björn Billing
Svenska Dagbladet, Newspaper article 2017
Newspaper article

De utdöda arternas ödesdigra återkomst
Björn Billing
Svenska Dagbladet, Magazine article 2016
Magazine article

Maktskifte i skräcködlornas värld
Björn Billing
Svenska Dagladet, Magazine article 2015
Magazine article

Opus metaphysicum: Musik, språk och tanke i Wagners Tristan och Isolde
Björn Billing
Löftet om lycka: Estetik, musik, bildning (red. Anders Burman, Rebecka Lettevall och Sven-Eric Liedman), Göteborg, Bokförlaget Daidalos AB, Chapter in book 2013
Chapter in book

"Den rena konstens tankemusik"
Björn Billing
Tormod Otter Johansson (red.), Mannen som var förtjust i hjärna och andra texter, Göteborg, Göteborgs förening för psykoanalys, Chapter in book 2012
Chapter in book

"Ornamentdödaren". En essä om Adolf Loos
Björn Billing
Psykoanalytisk tidskrift, Review article 2008
Review article

Anders V. Munch: Den stillöse stil - Adolf Loos
Björn Billing
Nordisk Arkitekturforskning (Nordic Journal of Architectural Research), Book review 2005
Book review

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2017

Nya begär väcks av smältande is
Björn Billing
Göteborgs-Posten, Newspaper article 2017
Newspaper article

Klimatet tar plats i kulturdebatten
Björn Billing
Göteborgs-Posten, Newspaper article 2017
Newspaper article

Utdöda djur - en fråga om kultur
Björn Billing
Göteborgs-Posten, Newspaper article 2017
Newspaper article

Inte ens dinosaurierna går säkra för Trump
Björn Billing
Svenska Dagbladet, Newspaper article 2017
Newspaper article

2016

De utdöda arternas ödesdigra återkomst
Björn Billing
Svenska Dagbladet, Magazine article 2016
Magazine article

2015

Maktskifte i skräcködlornas värld
Björn Billing
Svenska Dagladet, Magazine article 2015
Magazine article

2013

Opus metaphysicum: Musik, språk och tanke i Wagners Tristan och Isolde
Björn Billing
Löftet om lycka: Estetik, musik, bildning (red. Anders Burman, Rebecka Lettevall och Sven-Eric Liedman), Göteborg, Bokförlaget Daidalos AB, Chapter in book 2013
Chapter in book

2012

"Den rena konstens tankemusik"
Björn Billing
Tormod Otter Johansson (red.), Mannen som var förtjust i hjärna och andra texter, Göteborg, Göteborgs förening för psykoanalys, Chapter in book 2012
Chapter in book

2008

"Ornamentdödaren". En essä om Adolf Loos
Björn Billing
Psykoanalytisk tidskrift, Review article 2008
Review article

Showing 1 - 10 of 33

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