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Month: November 2013

'Inhumane propaganda, humanely analysed?'

Review of David B. Dennis' Inhumanities. Nazi Interpretations of Western Culture (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012), in Reviews in History.

For the past few years, David B. Dennis has had the unenviable task of steeping himself in the (turgid, yet strangely compelling) prose of the Völkischer Beobachter, the Nazi party’s major propaganda organ, and the Third Reich’s daily paper of choice. The result is a synoptic compendium of National Socialist thought on major cultural and artistic figures, which is both chilling in the delusion it reveals, and startling in its originality.Read more...

'Narrating the Fall of Empires'

On 11 November 2013, Helen presented a paper entitled 'Narrating the Fall of Empires in Weimar and National Socialist Racial Ideology' to the Fieldnotes Seminar at the Cambridge Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH).Read more...