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New German Critique (2006) 33 (1 (97)): 73–118.
Published: 01 February 2006
...Robert Kaufman New German Critique, Inc. 2006 Poetry’s Ethics? Theodor W. Adorno and Robert Duncan on Aesthetic Illusion and Sociopolitical Delusion Robert Kaufman Odds are that discussions of Adorno and the ethical...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (3 (129)): 27–52.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Lydia Goehr By juxtaposing remarks of Mark Twain and Theodor W. Adorno, along with examples from operetta, radio, film, TV, and YouTube, this article maintains that popular parodies of Richard Wagner have focused less on the composer than on his devoted public—especially given the significant...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (1 (118)): 119–148.
Published: 01 February 2013
...Artemy Magun This article discusses the relationship between two philosophies of the twentieth century: those of Theodor W. Adorno and Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe. Both authors emphasize the notion of mimesis and see it as an ontological and an epistemological category and as the site...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (1 (136)): 103–126.
Published: 01 February 2019
...Kieran Durkin Abstract This article explores the theoretical relationship between Erich Fromm and Theodor W. Adorno. Seeking to transcend the facile polarization that has hitherto characterized the reception of Fromm and Adorno, the article charts the evolution of their early relationship with Max...
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New German Critique (2006) 33 (1 (97)): 5–14.
Published: 01 February 2006
...Detlev Claussen Intellectual Transfer: Theodor W. Adorno’s American Experience Detlev Claussen By the late 1960s Theodor W. Adorno had already become a kind of institution in Germany. Adorno himself, appalled, was among the first to realize...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (2 (104)): 33–53.
Published: 01 August 2008
...Bo Earle In Negative Dialectics Theodor W. Adorno attempts to work through the death of aura. Drawing on G. W. F. Hegel's account of the “beautiful soul” from the Phenomenology of Spirit and Robert Pippin's account of “modern melancholia” in Friedrich Nietzsche, I interpret these attempts in terms...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (3 (129)): 175–201.
Published: 01 November 2016
...George Oppitz-Trotman This article asks why Theodor W. Adorno never wrote anything substantial about William Shakespeare's play Hamlet , given its importance to German culture and to philosophical traditions in which Adorno worked rigorously. It addresses how Adorno tacitly adopted a Hamlet...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (1 (142)): 71–102.
Published: 01 February 2021
...Kylie Gilchrist Abstract This article investigates a problem in Theodor W. Adorno’s thought: how can Adorno critique advanced capitalist societies for their dehumanizing tendencies while also refusing the possibility of defining the human? Motivating this inquiry is a renewed investigation...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (2 (143)): 177–204.
Published: 01 August 2021
...Mikko Immanen Abstract This article addresses the controversial question of Theodor W. Adorno’s debt to right-wing Zivilisationskritik by a close reading of his essay “Spengler after the Decline” (1950). The article shows that despite Adorno’s harsh polemics against Oswald Spengler’s Decline...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (2 (104)): 55–69.
Published: 01 August 2008
...Ross Wilson This essay examines the significance for Theodor W. Adorno of Immanuel Kant's aesthetics. Adorno's philosophy insists, on the one hand, on truth to objects, while, on the other hand, defending subjective experience against overhasty dismissals of it. Adorno rejects the castigation...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (3 (108)): 73–83.
Published: 01 November 2009
...Gertrud Koch To revive the question about film as mass medium, this essay turns to analyses of Samuel Beckett's Film by Theodor W. Adorno and Gilles Deleuze. Their readings are compared regarding the problem of self-knowledge—and how this epistemic motif is transferred into the cinematic medium...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (1 (118)): 149–174.
Published: 01 February 2013
...James Hellings Should one laugh at, cry over, or be inspired by Theodor W. Adorno's engagements with popular culture? It would perhaps be a risky, ridiculous, and disingenuous enterprise to position Adorno as either an enthusiast or a fan. Rather, being an “uncompromisingly critical thinker...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (3 (108)): 85–108.
Published: 01 November 2009
...Harro Müller Theodor W. Adorno did not produce an explicit philosophy of language but was interested in theoretical and practical problems of language during his entire life. Situating Adorno's language conception within twentieth-century language philosophy and theory, this article reconstructs...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (1 (118)): 175–198.
Published: 01 February 2013
...Roger Foster Foster argues that Theodor W. Adorno's interpretation of Franz Kafka makes possible an understanding of literature's critical role in society while avoiding the twin pitfalls of reducing the literary work's significance to an echo of contemporary social and political ideas...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (1 (124)): 203–221.
Published: 01 February 2015
...Gili Kliger While the founding members of the Frankfurt School, notably Theodor W. Adorno, devoted much of their thought to aesthetic experience, Jürgen Habermas came to reflect on aesthetics only sparingly. This article considers the role of Adorno's aesthetic theory in Habermas's thought...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (2 (143)): 147–175.
Published: 01 August 2021
...Ricardo Samaniego de la Fuente Abstract Rejecting a reading of Theodor W. Adorno as a critic of the culture industry who could not conceive of film’s critical potential, many commentators have argued that for Adorno, film can become autonomous and thus a medium for social critique. This article...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (2 (143)): 43–61.
Published: 01 August 2021
...Hent de Vries Abstract This article revisits the original meaning of “spiritual” as distinct from “intellectual” experience in Theodor W. Adorno’s late work. It does so through the implicitly Hegelian motifs in Wassily Kandinsky’s manifesto “On the Spiritual in Art,” a text that Adorno engages...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (2 (143)): 23–41.
Published: 01 August 2021
...Max Pensky Abstract Theodor W. Adorno’s claim in Aesthetic Theory that artworks have a truth content, and that this truth content in turn depends on philosophical interpretation, is among the work’s most challenging and obscure claims. This article argues that “The Idea of Natural History...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (3 (129)): 155–173.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Peter E. Gordon In his earlier writings and especially in his 1952 work Versuch über Wagner , Theodor W. Adorno developed a strongly critical perspective on Wagner's music, which he associated with the commodification of culture and the emergence of fascism. But in the 1956 program note to Parsifal...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (1 (127)): 215–226.
Published: 01 February 2016
...Susan H. Gillespie In 1966 Theodor W. Adorno devoted an affectionate essay to his recollections of the provincial Frankish village of Amorbach, where he spent summers as a child and to which he returned in later life. Literally and figuratively, the essay centers on the experience and concept...