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Elizabeth Millán

  • Professor and Chair
  • ​PhD
  • Philosophy
  • Faculty
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B.A., Bowdoin College​
Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo  


Elizabeth Millán Brusslan is a Professor of Philosophy at DePaul University. She works on aesthetics, German Idealism/Romanticism, and Latin American Philosophy. Before joining the faculty at DePaul, Elizabeth worked at the Universidad Simón Bolívar in Venezuela (1997-98). In 2004-5 Elizabeth was awarded an Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship and spent the year in Leipzig, Germany doing research on Alexander von Humboldt, focusing upon his view of nature and his presentation of America.

Her publications include: Friedrich Schlegel and the Emergence of Romantic Philosophy (SUNY, 2007); with Bärbel Frischmann, Das neue Licht der Frühromantik/The New Light of German Romanticism (Schöningh Verlag, 2008); with Judith Norman, Brill’s Companion to German Romantic Philosophy (2019), and most recently The Palgrave Handbook of Germany Romantic Philosophy (2020) and with Jimena Solé, Fichte in the Americas, a volume in the Fichte Studien Series (Leiden: Brill, 2023).

Recent articles include: “Schopenhauer in Latin America: Borges, Funes, and the Poetry of Thought,” for Schopenhauer: Routledge Philosophical Minds Series, eds. David Bathers Woods and Timothy Stall (New York: Routledge, forthcoming, 2023); “Schiller’s Horen, Humboldt’s Rhodian Genius, and the Development of Physiological Ideas in Mythical Form,” in The Palgrave Handbook on the Philosophy of Friedrich Schiller, edited by Antonino Falduto and Tim Mehigan (New York: Palgrave-Macmillan, 2023): 573-590;“Nature and Freedom in Schlegel and Alexander von Humboldt,” for Nature and Naturalism in Classical German Philosophy, eds. Luca Corti and Johannes-Georg Schülein (New York: Routledge, 2022); “Diversity, Inclusion, and Gracia’s Role in Shaping the Field of Latin American Philosophy,” for A Collection of Individuals: The Philosophical Legacy of Jorge J.E. Gracia, ed. William Irwin (New York: Rowman and Littlefield, 2022).

In 2014, Elizabeth was guest editor, with Hugo Moreno, of a special volume on Latin American Aesthetics for Symposium: Canadian Journal of Continental Philosophy, Vol. 18, No. 2, Fall 2014. More recently, she was guest editor, with Jocelyn Holland of a special volume on Uncertainty and Early German Romanticism for The Germanic Review, Vol. 98 (2023): No. 1.

Current projects include a manuscript, "Understanding Alexander von Humboldt as a Romantic Critic of Nature." Elizabeth is also working on a new collection of Latin American Philosophy with Jimena Solé that will include work by philosophers in the United States, Mexico, Venezuela, Colombia, Brazil, Peru, and Argentina. She is also working on a project entitled, "Lorca, Duende, and the Harlem Renaissance: A Study of Race, Pain, and the Promise of Poetry," and a play bringing to life the relationship between Langston Hughes and Federico García Lorca.​

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