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New German Critique (2018) 45 (1 (133)): 155–179.
Published: 01 February 2018
...Katherine C. Bermingham Max Horkheimer and Theodor Adorno’s Dialectic of Enlightenment laid indispensable groundwork for critiquing instrumental rationality and the power dynamics embedded in discursive logic. Especially relevant for feminist theorists is the pair’s excursus on Homer’s Odyssey...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (3 (114)): 17–34.
Published: 01 November 2011
...C. Stephen Jaeger Critical theory has made little use of “aura” and virtually none of “charisma.” Drawing on passages from Homer and Marcel Proust, this article broadens the view of aura that has developed among Walter Benjamin and his commentators and adds to the view of Max Weber and his...
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New German Critique (2023) 50 (2 (149)): 37–48.
Published: 01 August 2023
... reading of Homer (see GA , 43); in Wilhelm Meister it emerges with Goethe’s indignant reference to his novel as a “‘pseudo-epic’” poem ( GA , 87). However, Goethe’s actual epic poem Hermann and Dorothea , so praised by his contemporaries and especially by Hegel, is said to have atrophied to an idyll...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (3 (117)): 81–89.
Published: 01 November 2012
... the specif- ics of human decision making in the Nazi regime. What was intended as critique in their hands was apologia in his. The Frankfurt School’s canonical text offered highly idiosyncratic read- ings of classic texts in the Western tradition, including Homer’s Odyssey, the book of Genesis...
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New German Critique (2023) 50 (3 (150)): 217–224.
Published: 01 November 2023
...” in the sense of reimagining the objects, purposes, and parameters of both critique and Germanness in the premier venue of interdisciplinary German studies. That would be a reason to shout “Viva!” for the next fifty years. 1. Homer, Odyssey , 170–71 . 2. Lloyd-Jones, Blood for the Ghosts...
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New German Critique (2006) 33 (1 (97)): 159–178.
Published: 01 February 2006
... Animal Adorno’s obsession with the animal ranges from his engagement with classical authors to his contemporary context. For example, in Dialectic of Enlighten- ment he invokes the animal as it appears in Homer’s Odyssey. In the chapter “Odysseus or Myth and Enlightenment” Horkheimer and Adorno...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (3 (114)): 63–77.
Published: 01 November 2011
... even add to the prestige of the repeated ideas, a fact that Le Bon illustrates through liter- ary history. Literary history records the same judgments about a text for gen- erations, and thus an author like Homer continues to be prestigious: “For a modern reader the perusal of Homer results...
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New German Critique (2006) 33 (3 (99)): 171–207.
Published: 01 November 2006
... (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1978), 29. 23. Döblin, “Mein Buch Berlin Alexanderplatz,” 43. Devin Fore 187 Döblinʼs references to Homer and to the tradition of ancient oral poetry in “The Construction of the Epic Work” illuminate several...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (3 (114)): 1–16.
Published: 01 November 2011
..., both designate a genuinely aesthetic procedure, and both are intertwined: cha- risma can be perceived only if there is aura. In his readings of Homer’s Odys- sey, Jaeger drives home the distinction: Odysseus enters the Phaeacian court disguised as a beggar but is soon accepted as a remarkable...
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New German Critique (2006) 33 (1 (97)): 53–72.
Published: 01 February 2006
... a sense of truth, a sense, that is, of the real unrealization of life. Suffering lingers. And with it lingers whatever remains of the subject who experiences the object’s mass with every pore of its decomposing body. Two more images of suffering are discernible in this lingering: Homer’s nar...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (1 (130)): 125–142.
Published: 01 February 2017
... But it is the later period of the German occupation of France that is contested. There is considerable evidence supporting the narrative that the two men met. An October 1941 report by J. Homer Butler of the Trea- sury Department discussed a meeting in Aix, where “Aberstock [sic] showed Mr. Wildenstein...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (3 (129)): 175–201.
Published: 01 November 2016
.... The Introversion of Sacrifice Max Horkheimer and Adorno’s treatment of the Odysseus myth in Dialektik der Aufklärung (1949) can be interpreted as a species of Hamlet criticism, although it seems that this has never been attempted.11 As much as Homer, Shakespeare is already thought; that Hamlet “appears...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (1 (142)): 41–70.
Published: 01 February 2021
... of the imitations.” 19 The explanation takes several detours—from reflections on Homer’s description of Achilles’s shield to a sustained dispute with (Count de) Caylus’s reading of the arts—but concludes with a fundamental axiom: “The rule is this, that succession in time is the province of the poet, co...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (1 (133)): 79–109.
Published: 01 February 2018
... . 1879–80 . “ Die Photographie im Dienste der Kunstwissenschaft und des Kunstunterrichts .” Westermann’s illustrierte Monatshefte , no. 47 : 196 – 209 , 307–28. Nietzsche Friedrich . 1964 . On the Future of Our Educational Institutions: Homer and Classical Philology . New York : Russell...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (3 (114)): 79–93.
Published: 01 November 2011
... definition conceptualizes charisma as a social construction. His examples of charismatic persons include the Nordic berserk, the Irish folk hero Cuchulain, and Homer’s Achilles. These are mythical and heroic individuals who find themselves—or place themselves—in extraordinary physiological...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (2 (125)): 49–64.
Published: 01 August 2015
..., the Hegelian and indeed Heideggerian essence of both being and time as a journey undertaken by consciousness to arrive at itself via substance and subject. In this sense Bloch would have agreed with Emmanuel Levinas’s contention that G. W. F. Hegel’s work is essentially a Homeric odys- sey, representing...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (2 (110)): 209–227.
Published: 01 August 2010
... to Homer’s Odyssey. It is a story of Western civilization gone awry. Though over the top in its rhetoric of exaggeration and lack of historical and political differentiation, Horkheimer and Adorno’s work has helped bring the dark, destructive side of modernity fully into view. In their book...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (2 (104)): 33–53.
Published: 01 August 2008
... to capitalist moder- nity; on the contrary, its primal exemplar is Homer’s Odyssey. Analogous to Nietzsche’s critique of Euripides, Adorno sees the Odyssey as using myth to the end of demythologizing culture in general, that is, to the end of Enlighten- 13. Tom Huhn brings this neglect to its...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (2 (119)): 31–52.
Published: 01 August 2013
... is merely a fragment of a self- constituting or autopoietic laboratory experiment; an experimentum mundi, as Bloch called it. On one level, therefore, Bloch would have agreed with Emmanuel Lévinas’s contention that Hegel’s work is essentially a Homeric odyssey, rep- resenting how the whole...
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New German Critique (2023) 50 (2 (149)): 49–70.
Published: 01 August 2023
... basis, can we hope to understand what Homeric epics were and what Dostoyevskian epics are meant to become. We can therefore finally understand why the “deepest dissonance” does not merely defy or interrupt the history of the novel. The structure of “imperfect projection,” as exemplified in different...