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Published: 01 November 2020
Figure 11. Portrait of Siegfried Kracauer, 1964, photograph by Lili Kracauer in their New York City apartment (“interior photo”), from a negative scan. Courtesy Deutsches Literaturarchiv Marbach. More
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (1 (109)): 99–118.
Published: 01 February 2010
...Christian Sieg This article traces Siegfried Kracauer's ethnologically inflected observations of ordinary practices and argues that his lifelong attention to the quotidian, from his newspaper articles of the 1920s to his last book, History: The Last Things before the Last , throws into relief...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (1 (127)): 1–35.
Published: 01 February 2016
...Harry T. Craver Despite their opposed cultural agendas, the critic and journalist Siegfried Kracauer and the poet Gottfried Benn pursued similar projects of undermining traditional conceptions of the self. Kracauer, a leftist who was never aligned with a party, sought to push aside older notions...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (3 (132)): 83–103.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Johannes von Moltke This article investigates the role of names, naming, and anonymity in the career and reception history of Siegfried Kracauer. A signature motif of his life and writings, the notion of anonymity is ambivalent, signaling both invisibility and success. The article traces this motif...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (1 (136)): 167–196.
Published: 01 February 2019
...Tyler Schroeder Abstract This article examines how the activity of writing mediates among the private, the public, and the transcendent in the work of Siegfried Kracauer and Ernst Jünger. For each, the task of modern criticism requires personal, embodied, and agonistic participation...
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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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Published: 01 November 2020
Figure 10. Paris demolition site (with Siegfried Kracauer standing in front?), 1934–35, photograph by Lili Kracauer, paper print. Courtesy Deutsches Literaturarchiv Marbach. More
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (3 (141)): 99–140.
Published: 01 November 2020
...Figure 11. Portrait of Siegfried Kracauer, 1964, photograph by Lili Kracauer in their New York City apartment (“interior photo”), from a negative scan. Courtesy Deutsches Literaturarchiv Marbach. ...
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Published: 01 November 2020
Figure 6. Siegfried Kracauer’s sketch for a memorial cemetery in Frankfurt am Main, 1916, pencil on paper. Courtesy Deutsches Literaturarchiv Marbach. More
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (3 (141)): 73–91.
Published: 01 November 2020
...Johannes von Moltke Abstract Ten film reviews by Siegfried Kracauer from the 1920s and early 1930s are translated here for the first time, with a brief introduction by the translator. Leaving aside reviews that have already been translated elsewhere, and focusing almost exclusively on the silent...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (2 (110)): 180–207.
Published: 01 August 2010
... of Technical Images , 1985). This work is of crucial importance for all critical theory on media, because Flusser both continues the Marxist tradition of German media theory (in particular of Siegfried Kracauer, Bertolt Brecht, and Walter Benjamin) and upgrades that legacy to contemporary media conditions...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (1 (130)): 205–216.
Published: 01 February 2017
... vacui of the postmodern subject, and reads the excessive sharing of every moment as a flight from the self and toward the “homeland” of the network. With a nod to Paul Ricoeur's concept of narrative time, Siegfried Kracauer's description of photography as the mere recording of the material, and Zygmunt...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (1 (115)): 169–197.
Published: 01 February 2012
... reproduction while uncoupling it from a claim to truthfulness. In tracing the reflection of key theorists of the visual (Siegfried Kracauer, Walter Benjamin, László Moholy-Nagy), McBride demonstrates how a montage aesthetics was key to harnessing the medium's exactness and evidentiary potential without...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (2 (122)): 189–202.
Published: 01 August 2014
..., which itself is seen as a legacy of the Frankfurt School. Such an intellectual and methodological promiscuity becomes particularly important in attempts to grasp modern urbanity, explored here via Siegfried Kracauer's visits to the city of Marseille. And it may help with methodological concerns...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (2 (146)): 161–186.
Published: 01 August 2022
... and historically layered spaces and infrastructure of 1950s Berlin, a representation informed by Lang’s exile experience and Hollywood film noir. By newly contextualizing the film in relation to the history of Nazi television, as well as Siegfried Kracauer’s and Theodor W. Adorno’s early postwar writings...
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New German Critique (2024) 51 (1 (151)): 143–171.
Published: 01 February 2024
... in the ways they manipulate assumptions about photographs’ temporality. Photographic theorists like Siegfried Kracauer, Susan Sontag, André Bazin, and Roland Barthes famously conceptualized photographic time through the category of grammatical tense and on examples of individual still images rather than...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (2 (122)): 9–11.
Published: 01 August 2014
... and Experience exemplifies Miriam Hansen’s lifelong endeavor to historicize theory and theorize history. An inspiring model for historical work in film theory, her book revisits canonical texts by Siegfried Kracauer, Walter Benjamin, and Theodor W. Adorno in light of the present. How do their writ- ings...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (3 (141)): 1–5.
Published: 01 November 2020
... , and Sayad Cecilia , eds. Film Criticism in the Digital Age . New Brunswick, NJ : Rutgers University Press , 2015 . Moltke Johannes von , and Rawson Kristy , eds. Siegfried Kracauer’s American Writings: Essays on Films and Popular Culture . Berkeley : University of California Press...
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Published: 01 February 2020
Figure 1. Kracauer’s note of Bateson’s translation ( Von Caligari zu Hitler [Vorarbeiten], Kapitel 16–21, Ma 7 T1, Siegfried Kracauer Nachlass). Courtesy of Suhrkamp Verlag. More
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (2 (122)): 14–16.
Published: 01 August 2014
... related thread that winds through her readings of Siegfried Kracauer, Walter Benjamin, and Theodor W. Adorno in intriguing and provocative ways. I am thinking here of Miriam’s deeply original account of what might be called the dynamic and disintegrated subject as a phenomenological...