Catherine (Katie) Homan, Ph.D.
Catherine Homan, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor & Department Chair
Phone: (414) 930-3103
Expertise: 19th and 20th Century Continental, philosophy of art, philosophy of play, ethics, history of philosophy and philosophy of education
Ph.D., Philosophy, Emory University, 2014
M.A., Philosophy, Emory University, 2011
B.A. magna cum laude Philosophy and German, Creighton University, 2007
Areas of Interest: 19th and 20th Century Continental, Philosophy of Art, Philosophy of Play, Ethics, History of Philosophy, and Philosophy of Education
2020, A Hermeneutics of Poetic Education: The Play of the In-Between. (Lanham: Lexington Books)
Refereed Journal Articles
2019, “The Play of Being and Nothing: World, Earth, and Cosmos in Eugen Fink.” Philosophy Today 63, no. 1: 35–54.
2016, Concepción, David W., Melinda Messineo, Sarah Wieten, and Catherine Homan, “The State of Teaching Training in Philosophy” in Teaching Philosophy. Online First: dx.doi.org/10.5840/teachphil201621942
2013, “The Play of Ethics in Eugen Fink,” The Journal of Speculative Philosophy, Vol. 27, No. 3, 287-96.
2020, “The Play of the World and World Beings.” Phenomenology, Metaphysics, Ontology: Essays on Eugen Fink, ed. Iulian Apostolescu. De Gruyter. (forthcoming)
2013, “Whoever Cannot Give, also Cannot Receive: Nietzsche’s Playful Spectator,” The Philosophy of Play, ed. Emily Ryall, Wendy Russell, and Malcolm MacLean (London: Routledge), 98-108.
2019, Fink, Eugen. “Nietzsche’s Metaphysics of Play.” Translated by Catherine Homan and Zachary Hamm. Philosophy Today 63, no. 1: 21–33.
2019, “Poetry, Play, and the Absolute in Hölderlin and Fink.” Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy. Pittsburgh, PA, October 31-November 2.
--Wisconsin Philosophical Association. Milwaukee, WI: April 13.
--Society for Philosophy of Creativity, American Philosophical Association Eastern Division Meeting. New York, January 7-10.
2019, “The Playspaces of Democracy.” 5th Biennial Philosophy at Play Conference. Czech Academy of the Sciences. Prague, Czech Republic, June 24-26.
2018, “‘After This, Nothing Happened’: Poetry, Ambiguity, and World-Formation.” Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy. State College, PA, October 18-20.
2018, “Play and the Creativity of Limits: Poetry and World-Formation.” Society for Philosophy of Creativity, American Philosophical Association Eastern Division Meeting. Savannah, GA, January 3-6.
2017, Panel Discussion: “How to Implement Teacher Training in Philosophy: Best Practices.” AAPT-APA Mini-Conference on Teaching Philosophy, American Philosophical Association Eastern Division Meeting. Baltimore, MD, January 4-7.
2014, “Poetic Education: Gadamer on Play, Ethics, and Conversation.” Ethics of Play Conference, Prague, Czech Republic, November 18-20. -- Siena College Department of Philosophy Colloquium Series, November 7.
2013, with Julia Haas. “Mentorship and Gender Equity in Undergraduate Philosophy Programs.” American Association of Philosophy Teachers Summer Meeting, Atlanta, GA, June 1.
2012, “The Play of Ethics in Eugen Fink.” Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy, Rochester, NY, November 1-3.
2012, “Preserving Play in ‘The Origin of the Work of Art’.” Annual Meeting of the Heidegger Circle, Atlanta, GA, May 4-6.
2012, “Narrative, Play, and Identity.” 19th International Conference of Europeanists, Boston, MA, March 22-24.
2011, “Preserving Play in ‘The Origin of the Work of Art’.” Participant’s Conference at the Collegium Phaenomenologicum, Cittá di Castello, Italy, July 16
2011, “Nietzsche’s Playful Spectator.” Philosophy at Play Conference, University of Gloucestershire, Gloucestershire, England, April 9-11.
2017, “On the Relationship Between Play and Practical Reason.” Practical Wisdom Speaker Series, University of Wisconsin-Parkside. Kenosha, WI, November 17
Fellowships, Grants, and Awards
2015, Cross-Cultural Solidarity Experience Grant for Philosophy of Art, Damietta Cross-Cultural Center, Siena College, Loudonville, NY.
2015, Curriculum Diversification Fellowship for Philosophy of Art, Diversity Action Committee, Siena College, Loudonville, NY.
2013-14, Andrew W. Mellon Graduate Teaching Fellowship to teach at Dillard University, Emory University, Atlanta, GA.
2012, Classroom Mini-Grant for Introduction to Philosophy of Art, Emory University Center for Faculty Development and Excellence, Atlanta, GA.
2012, Honorable Mention for “Best Submission by a Graduate Student” for the paper “The Play of Ethics in Eugen Fink”, Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy, Rochester, NY.
2011, Halle Foundation Fellowship for Research, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Halle Foundation, Atlanta, GA.
2011, Andrew W. Mellon Pre-Dissertation Research Fellowship, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Council for European Studies, New York, NY.
2008-13, Arts and Sciences Fellowship, Emory University, Atlanta, GA.
2007, J. William Fulbright Scholarship, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany.
2007, Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD), Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany (declined).
American Philosophical Association
Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy
American Association of Philosophy Teachers
Current Research Project: Poetic education – intersections of poetry, education, and conversation in 20th Century thought