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New German Critique (2015) 42 (2 (125)): 1–29.
Published: 01 August 2015
.... © 2015 by New German Critique, Inc. 2015 This content is made freely available by the publisher. It may not be redistributed or altered. All rights reserved. spectrality “late style” time modernity postmodernity lateness late capitalism Figuring Lateness in Modern German Culture...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (1 (136)): 197–228.
Published: 01 February 2019
..., September 1926, 8–9. The modernity of “Wochen-Ende” represents an important strand in UHU’ s photographic idealism, in which the emancipatory and harmonizing potential of technological society, associated with the image of America, is combined with the Germanic ideal of the return to nature...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (3 (108)): 39–71.
Published: 01 November 2009
... it gives a picture of the complex ways in which German artists and architects grappled with the simultaneous, and often conflicting, pressures of modernization during the Weimar era. © 2009 by New German Critique, Inc. 2009 Modernism Reconsidered: The Kultur-Zivilisation Dichotomy in the Work...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (1 (109)): 1–25.
Published: 01 February 2010
... image of modern Berlin promoted in the daily press, in films, and in advertising during the Weimar Republic. This was done to display the German capital as a “human” city in which the urban dweller could feel at home. Although the late 1920s are mostly considered a period of medium optimism, Stone's...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (1 (106)): 119–147.
Published: 01 February 2009
... of human experience in the face of modern empirical science's advocacy of perceptual conformism. New German Critique, Inc. 2009 “The Merely Illusory Paradise of Habits”: Salomo Friedländer, Walter Benjamin, and the Grotesque Thomas O...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (1 (121)): 33–54.
Published: 01 February 2014
... was not simply a tool in the service of modern Jewish nationality, at least not in any obvious sense.7 To view Scholem as a synthesis, as a German Jew who belongs both to Berlin and to Jerusalem, is not a new idea.8 Yet the image of Scholem as a paradigmatic Zionist still looms large, and no critical...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (1 (139)): 141–172.
Published: 01 February 2020
...Frederic Ponten Abstract This article details the brief collaboration between Siegfried Kracauer and Gregory Bateson in the Film Library of the Museum of Modern Art during World War II as an intriguing episode in intellectual history, touching on film and media studies, anthropology, and German...
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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 (2008) 35 (2 (104)): 207–227.
Published: 01 August 2008
... in the service of modern politics. Cassirer's concept of myth was inspired by the German theologian Rudolf Otto and his use of phenomenological description of the transcendent experience of the holy. The Holy as an Epistemic Category and a Political Tool: Ernst Cassirer’s and Rudolf Otto’s Philosophies...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (1 (112)): 85–113.
Published: 01 February 2011
...-and-after pictures of the city were important national examples of the cruelty of war toward the German civilian population and against German cultural treasures, and the photographs became iconographic images of suffering. Dresden 's plot offers a more complex view of the bombings and the city they struck...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (2 (119)): 77–96.
Published: 01 August 2013
... and the challenge of acting with authenticity in modern life, though rootlessness is neither limited to the twentieth century nor uniquely German. Understood in this way, Arendt's “peculiar biography” of Rahel Varnhagen becomes far more than an idiosyncratic or self-revelatory work; rather, it is an examination...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (2 (137)): 35–63.
Published: 01 August 2019
... and ruptures of modern German history than the conventional and highly commercial Blauen Bücher, published by Karl Robert Langewiesche starting in 1907. Die Schöne Heimat , first published in 1915, was the series’ best-selling title. By 1971, and the 619,000th copy, Germany had changed fundamentally, yet...
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New German Critique (2023) 50 (3 (150)): 205–215.
Published: 01 November 2023
... embodies the EU norm. The deutscher Sonderweg is an old historiographical controversy. Almost four decades ago David Blackbourn and Geoff Eley convincingly showed that the “peculiarities” of German history—the failure of a “bourgeois revolution”; a belated, intensive, and tormented modernization...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (1 (127)): 37–58.
Published: 01 February 2016
... palimpsest on which colonial and racial fantasies of self and other uneasily coincide as his literary imagination both merges with and exceeds the turbulent discursive currents of the Weimar period. © 2016 by New German Critique, Inc. 2016 German modernism colonial fantasy fascist aesthetics...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (3 (129)): 175–201.
Published: 01 November 2016
.... The article tests whether Simon Jarvis's critique of Adorno's concept of the modern can explain the difficulty that Adorno seems to encounter in Hamlet , and explores the possibility that Hamlet occupies a basically mythical place in Adorno's thought. © 2016 by New German Critique, Inc. 2016 Theodor W...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (2 (113)): 1–23.
Published: 01 August 2011
... (accessed September 26, 2007). Translations from the German are my own unless otherwise noted. 2. Quoted in F. J. Lamport, “Schiller and the ‘European Community’: ‘Universal History’ in Theory and Practice,” Modern Language Review 93 (1998): 428–29. Original quotations are from Schiller’s...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (2 (113)): 51–88.
Published: 01 August 2011
...Joshua Derman Charisma , a buzzword beloved by sociologists, political scientists, psychologists, self-help gurus, and scholars of celebrity, is in its modern secular usage a concept of very recent origin. Between 1915 and 1922 the German scholar Max Weber introduced it into the vocabulary...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (1 (115)): 3–26.
Published: 01 February 2012
... of the sign in modernity, the authors explore how Sebald's Austerlitz is both an exile among languages and in exile from language as such. © 2012 by New German Critique, Inc. 2012 Mapping Babel: Language and Exile in W. G. Sebald’s Austerlitz Jessica Dubow and Richard Steadman-Jones...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (3 (132)): 105–121.
Published: 01 November 2017
... a German to an American or Anglophone context particularly difficult. Looking at Paradigms for a Metaphorology and The Legitimacy of the Modern Age , the article examines the timing and framing of translation, as well as the unique difficulties that Blumenberg's work poses for the modern theory reader. ©...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (2 (134)): 179–200.
Published: 01 August 2018
... and against the multiethnic and multilingual makeup of the Ottoman Empire. Through an emphasis on the tropes of absence and translational reversal, Köşk then brings the history of linguistic modernization in Turkey to bear on contemporary integration policy and an implicit ethnicization of the German language...