About

I am Assistant Professor of Instruction in the Philosophy Department at Temple University. My articles have appeared in The Journal of Nietzsche StudiesMemoria di Shakespeare, and The Routledge Companion to Shakespeare and Philosophy. My research focuses on aesthetics, nineteenth-century philosophy, and feminism. My research explores Nietzsche’s account of nihilism, focusing specifically on how art can help one to overcome the burdens of nihilism.  My most recent work looks at nineteenth-century German feminist Hedwig Dohm’s critique of Nietzschean nihilism.  This research is part of a larger effort to rediscover and recognize forgotten works of philosophy by women and other marginalized groups.

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my dogs, swimming, and watching bad television.

I can be reached at katiebrennan2@gmail.com