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New German Critique (2012) 39 (2 (116)): 103–118.
Published: 01 August 2012
...Karen Leeder The German Democratic Republic (GDR) was founded on the specter of communism; it now haunts contemporary capitalism as unrealized aspiration, trauma, or travesty. This article focuses on the representation of the after-life of the GDR in the work of Volker Braun. It examines...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (1 (130)): 169–203.
Published: 01 February 2017
... Kienholz). This essay explores Glöckner's miniature modernist monuments, contextualizing his practice in relation to the conflicted reception of modernism and the historical scant grade in the German Democratic Republic and its so-called niche society. It examines Glöckner's practice alongside the mass...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (2 (116)): 87–102.
Published: 01 August 2012
... the literary portrayal of trashy, ruinous spaces, Hilbig invokes the power of disgust as a form of resistance and of protest against both the legacy of the German Democratic Republic and the consumer capitalist environment of unified Germany. © 2012 by New German Critique, Inc. 2012 Trash...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (3 (117)): 207–230.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Matthew Philpotts The first major government building to be completed in Berlin by the National Socialist regime, later the House of Ministries in the German Democratic Republic (GDR), and now the seat of the Federal Finance Ministry, the Reich Aviation Ministry is an archetypal palimpsest site...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (2 (116)): 119–132.
Published: 01 August 2012
...Anne Fuchs This article investigates how the Dresden of Uwe Tellkamp's Der Turm ( The Tower , 2008) creates a complex psychotopography of the German Democratic Republic through an ethnographically inflected mode of realism. Tracing how the main localities map out the hidden social and political...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (2 (125)): 115–135.
Published: 01 August 2015
... particular past (e.g., National Socialism or the German Democratic Republic), or can it be understood in terms of a relationship to past time as such? This article argues that the productivity of “lateness” becomes evident in artistic framings of remnants, which interrogate memory in this “late” city. Works...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (2 (146)): 77–106.
Published: 01 August 2022
...Juliane Schicker This article deals with questions of the sociopolitical involvement of classical music performance spaces. During the last twenty years of the German Democratic Republic (GDR), the Gewandhaus in Leipzig provided opportunities for its users to emancipate themselves from Socialist...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (3 (117)): 109–133.
Published: 01 November 2012
... weakened the Weimar Republic. To deal with the Nazi past, Chancellor Konrad Ade- nauer acknowledged that “unspeakable crimes have been committed in the name of the German people” and pushed through reparations to Israel and Jewish survivors of the Holocaust.7 The government attempted to contain far...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (3 (126)): 69–90.
Published: 01 November 2015
... years. The long-since-discredited but nevertheless still-powerful concept of a zero hour has, however, tended to obscure the connections between early Cold War culture and Weimar culture. In the early culture of the German Democratic Republic (GDR) these connections are both easier to see...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (3 (126)): 1–7.
Published: 01 November 2015
..., and decontextualized the generic Heimat imagery in order to negotiate an alternative notion of modern German identity. The second part of the article argues that Konrad Wolf, one of the German Democratic Republics’s most prominent (Jewish) filmmakers, had engaged in a similar endeavor in his his- torical films...
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New German Critique (2023) 50 (3 (150)): 119–131.
Published: 01 November 2023
... and the Literary Imagination , 2 – 28 . New York : Vintage , 1993 . New German Critique . Introduction to “ Special Issue on the German Democratic Republic .” No. 2 ( 1974 ): 2 – 3 . “Offener Brief zum Preis der Leipziger Buchmesse.” Google Forms . https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (2 (107)): 1–4.
Published: 01 August 2009
... earlier. The “rediscovery” of Brandt’s work, which had almost been forgotten during her years in the German Democratic Republic, thus expands our knowledge of women artists of Weimar who often remain in the shadow of their male counterparts. Gough, in comparing the Soviet photomonteur Gustavs...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (2 (116)): 1–9.
Published: 01 August 2012
... the public throughout the 1990s and well into the first decade of the twenty-first century.4 These concerned the long-term legacy of National Socialism and of the German Democratic Republic (GDR), two pasts often discussed and compared with reference to totalitarianism.5 However, the aca- demic...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (3 (141)): 1–5.
Published: 01 November 2020
... cinema, his representation of labor and the labor of representation, and his marked openness to the German Democratic Republic that was quite rare among his contemporaries. Focusing on the plight of current critics, journalists, and film writers in Germany, Claudia Lenssen offers a provocative...
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New German Critique (2023) 50 (2 (149)): 37–48.
Published: 01 August 2023
... anticlassicism emerging in the West in the late 1960s, Benseler in 1967 fell in line with the German Democratic Republic reception when he embraced “the grand, optimistic perspective of Lukács.” As far as Benseler was concerned, Lukács’s perspective remained “valid and open to theoretical pursuit as well...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (2 (110)): 1–7.
Published: 01 August 2010
... politics of the German Democratic Republic (GDR), there is a focus on communist victimization and a dearth of treatment of Jewish extermination. Rentschler’s historicization of the imagery at work in The Murderers Are among Us reveals the extent to which this film revives long-standing German...
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New German Critique (2023) 50 (3 (150)): 205–215.
Published: 01 November 2023
... of The Tin Drum (1959), who refused to grow up until the fall of the Third Reich and never became physically “normal” by dominant standards, since his hunchback was a metaphor for his peculiar past. Whereas the German Democratic Republic (GDR) sought to exorcize the Sonderweg through its redemptive...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (1 (142)): 181–209.
Published: 01 February 2021
... Republic decided to remove Kaiser Wilhelm I from his undeserved pedestal. The absence in the German memorial landscape that had to be filled resulted not from the systematic denial of imperialism and colonialism but from the German Democratic Republic’s intervention in German (colonial) history. Thus...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (2 (116)): 11–24.
Published: 01 August 2012
.... It was regarded, however, with greater ambivalence by the German Democratic Republic (GDR), in whose territory it had actually resided until transferred to Berlin only months before its final closure. Early attempts to revive its pedagogy fell victim to social-realist orthodoxy, but many Bauhaus graduates...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (1 (142)): 153–180.
Published: 01 February 2021
.... When the idea of world literature was revived after World War II in the German Democratic Republic, it no longer possessed any countercultural direction. Instead, it now became part of the cultural politics of a state that, as Peter Goßens and Monika Schmitz-Emans put it, “propagated the program...