Loyola University Chicago

Department of History


David Dennis Explores Nazi Interpretations of Western Culture

The Loyola University Chicago Department of History proudly announces the publication of Inhumanities: Nazi Interpretations of Western Culture (Cambridge, 2012), the second monograph by Professor of History David B. Dennis.  Dennis received his PhD in 1991 from UCLA where he worked with Professors Robert Wohl, Eugen Weber, Saul Friedlaender, David Sabean, and Robert Winter.  Dennis specializes in Modern European Intellectual and Cultural History with special emphases in Modern German History, the History of Western Humanities, Music History, Beethoven Studies and the History of National Socialism.  He is the author of Beethoven and German Politics, 1870-1989 (Yale, 1996), “The Most German of all German Operas: Die Meistersinger Through the Lens of the Third Reich” in Nicholas Vazsonyi, ed. Wagner’s Meistersinger: Performance, History, Representation (University of Rochester Press 2003), “Beethoven At Large: Reception in Literature, the Arts, Philosophy, and Politics” in Glenn Stanley, ed. Cambridge Companion to Beethoven (Cambridge University Press, 2000), and “Brahms’s Requiem eines Unpolitischen” in Nicholas Vazsonyi, ed. Searching for Common Ground: Diskurse zur deutschen Identität 1750-1871 (Weimar and Wien, Böhlau, 2000).