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New German Critique (2022) 49 (1 (145)): 185–213.
Published: 01 February 2022
... bears distinctive traces of his attempt at finding new ways to do philosophy after 1945. As much a departure from as a legacy of his early attempts to critically renew scholarly practice with the working group Poetics and Hermeneutics, the figure of the spectator served Blumenberg as a means of self...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (1 (145)): 225–235.
Published: 01 February 2022
... about Blumenberg myself, first in the 1968 Poetics and Hermeneutics volume on myth, 2 and I have written and spoken in appreciation of him, for example, when he was awarded the Sigmund Freud Prize for Academic Prose by the German Academy for Language and Literature in 1980, 3 and when he...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (2 (119)): 1–29.
Published: 01 August 2013
...John Brenkman Just as Jürgen Habermas's dialogue with Cardinal Ratzinger shifted critical theory's stance toward religion, the dialogue between Gianni Vattimo and René Girard reveals tensions within philosophy's critical appropriations of Christianity. Vattimo draws on Heidegger and hermeneutics...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (3 (147)): 113–133.
Published: 01 November 2022
..., the following essay illuminates not only how reading and writing embody these oppositions between form and formless but also how this tension culminates in Weiss’s poetic regeneration of a Marxism uncanny in nature despite what he perceived as dialectical materialism’s bureaucratic exhaustion in the Eastern...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (2 (137)): 171–195.
Published: 01 August 2019
... conception of history and simplistic binaries of good versus evil. Their works stage perpetrator documents in their entirety, without commentary. In this way they participate in the turn away from the “hermeneutics of suspicion” toward an affirmative critical practice. Without an interpretive “safety net...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (1 (133)): 111–154.
Published: 01 February 2018
... on the dreamlike character of Dante’s visions and the function of dreams in the surrealism of André Breton and Louis Aragon (128–29). See also Hovind, “Figural Interpretation as Modernist Hermeneutics.” Hovind detects in Auerbach’s gural hermeneutics “a thoroughly modernist critical point of view” insofar...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (3 (132)): 123–144.
Published: 01 November 2017
..., Political Freud. Martin Jay  129 the research group “Poetics and Hermeneutics,” including leading postwar fig- ures like Hans Robert Jauss, Wolfgang Iser, Jacob Taubes, Reinhart Koselleck, and Odo Marquard, he was essentially an intellectual lone wolf...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (3 (141)): 141–178.
Published: 01 November 2020
... for the dynamics of material authorship and textual production. As a consequence of less critical attention to material authorship since the Author’s “death,” many scholars lack models for how to use digital tools and editions to expand the possibilities of hermeneutic analysis. While this article sheds light...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (1 (136)): 167–196.
Published: 01 February 2019
... at the end of a linguistic or hermeneutic process of comprehension, but immediate, consisting of no more than the rhythmic movements and aestheticized arrangements themselves. The Tiller Girls do not pretend to “mean” anything, nor do they aspire to be received as an artwork; the spectator loses sight...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (1 (145)): 1–9.
Published: 01 February 2022
..., giving a formal complement to the thematic scope of his writing. In “No More Than Seeing: Hans Blumenberg’s Poetics of Spectatorship,” Daniela K. Helbig reads Blumenberg’s formal and genre choices alongside those of his contemporaries, chief among them Heidegger, and shows how these choices changed his...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (1 (124)): 45–66.
Published: 01 February 2015
... enigmatic and poetic piece.11 We have learned much from their insights. But we think that their accounts underplay the radicalism of the rectoral address as a romantic myth- making text, as a political manifesto defining a current of thought deeply opposed to the accepted clichés of modern...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (1 (127)): 171–194.
Published: 01 February 2016
...' attempts to observe, to understand; by appeals for aid; and by the surrounding waters that link the island with the world. This article unfolds Tawada's poetic model for translating disasters and its epistemological dimensions in relation to futurity, theology, and geopolitics. Translating Catastrophes...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (3 (144)): 99–139.
Published: 01 November 2021
...Louis Klee If we conceive of Austerlitz in these terms, mindful of its poetics of association, it is a work that considers exile in form as much as in narrative. To create and maintain interconnections ( Zusammenhänge ) thus appears as the ground for dwelling, while exile lies in the sensation...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (2 (143)): 5–21.
Published: 01 August 2021
... Menke, Force . 16. See Khurana, “Force and Form.” For his part, Josh Robinson identifies form as “a force” ( Adorno’s Poetics of Form , 26 ; hereafter cited as APF ). 17. See Kern and Sonderegger, Falsche Gegensätze . 18. Sonderegger, “Ästhetische Theorie,” 532 . 19...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (1 (133)): 155–179.
Published: 01 February 2018
... to be culpable—the female and male coun- terparts of epic destruction.3 In William Butler Yeats’s poetic retelling, Helen is so completely identiable as the catalyst of ruin that she does not even need to be named; the “shudder” in Zeus’s “loins engenders” in the poem’s very next line “the broken...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (1 (124)): 23–44.
Published: 01 February 2015
... of Fragmentation represented his intellectual “maturation.” Naturally, this hermeneutic perspec- tive led to one-sided and anachronistic readings of Lukács’s early writings—a shortcoming that we have to rectify today.3 Nevertheless, after Lukács’s death in 1971, the study of his early writings...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (1 (112)): 9–38.
Published: 01 February 2011
..., 2001).13 Examined in concert, these films exhibit “tics” through several inter- secting poetic repetitions. First, each film investigates the history of the RAF through an Antigone-like narrative of mourning and melancholia, whereby a female heroine occupies the center of a collision between...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (1 (133)): 1–22.
Published: 01 February 2018
... reading. Reading faces. Reading cards. Reading gestures. Reading the stars.27 At this decisive moment, the gambler becomes a critic. At any rate, he is busy reading. The gambler’s hermeneutic is laced with divinatory techniques, ritual practices, and superstition. Under the spell of chance...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (1 (133)): 23–47.
Published: 01 February 2018
... hippopotamus.”25 How- ever, this jibe hints at weightier concerns. For Haecker, Virgil’s work constitutes “classic art” in the coincidence of his poetic genius, not only with the myths and histories of the Roman Empire at its prime, but also with a near-prophetic awareness of what was about to unfold...
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New German Critique (2006) 33 (1 (97)): 137–158.
Published: 01 February 2006
... with a poetic ideal which means nothing more than a poor ornamental cover for faulty thinking” (“The Actuality of Philosophy,” Telos, no. 31 [1977]: 125; hereafter cited as “Actuality This statement provides tremendous insight into Adorno’s own style. Inasmuch as it is rigorous, Adorno’s style...