Stephen Schloesser, S.J.
Stephen Schloesser, S.J. (Ph.D., Stanford University, 1999; B.A. University of St. Thomas, 1980) is Professor of History at Loyola University Chicago where he teaches courses in Western civilization, Modern European history, intellectual history, and histories of Catholicism and of Jesuits.
Schloesser is the author of Visions of Amen: The Theological Aesthetics of Olivier Messiaen (Eerdmans, 2014); and Jazz Age Catholicism: Mystic Modernism in Postwar Paris, 1919-1933 (University of Toronto Press, 2005). He is also the co-editor (with Jennifer Donelson) of Mystic Modern: The Music, Thought, and Legacy of Charles Tournemire (Church Music Association of America, 2014).
In 2008, commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of Georges Rouault’s death, Schloesser curated the Boston College exhibit Mystic Masque: Semblance and Reality in Georges Rouault, 1871-1958 and edited the accompanying catalog, Mystic Masque: Semblance and Reality in Georges Rouault, 1871-1958 (McMullen Museum of Art, Boston College, 2008).
Beginning in October 2012, Schloesser authored a two-year Tumblr site in commemoration of the bicentennial of the Restoration of the Society of Jesus (1814-2014) and a century of women’s education at Loyola University-Mundelein College (1914-2014). He co-curated the exhibition Crossings and Dwellings: Restored Jesuits, Women Religious, American Experience, 1814-2014 mounted at the Loyola University Museum of Art (19 July-19 October, 2014); and, along with Dr. Kyle B. Roberts of the American Philosophical Society, organized the accompanying research conference. In 2017, the conference papers were published by Brill as Crossings and Dwellings: Restored Jesuits, Women Religious, American Experience, 1814-2014.