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Published: 01 November 2020
Figure 2. Molehill and trench from World War I (Thiépval, France), in Rasch and Rasch, Wie bauen? , 18–19. More
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Published: 01 November 2020
Figure 3. Exploded munitions train (instead of the dead soldier) from World War I, in Rasch and Rasch, Wie bauen? , 166–67. More
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (2 (107)): 5–51.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Andrés Mario Zervigón This essay investigates the little-known early film work of the German photomontagist John Heartfield (born Helmut Herzfeld in 1891). A firm opponent of World War I and an early member of Berlin's rambunctious Dada movement, Heartfield nonetheless agreed to produce...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (1 (142)): 153–180.
Published: 01 February 2021
...Christoph Schaub Abstract Largely overlooked in the booming scholarship on world literature, literary globalization, and transnational modernism, a world literature of socialist internationalism was imagined, written, theorized, and practiced in the aftermath of World War I, representing the first...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (3 (126)): 145–168.
Published: 01 November 2015
... adventures, he not only reflected on the change of foreign politics in the aftermath of World War I but set out to argue for the Weimar Republic to become a Western democracy. His defense of the parliamentary system, his claim for a democratic capitalism, his plea for European unity, and his early critique...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (2 (131)): 163–200.
Published: 01 August 2017
... writers contemplated have been explored, scholars have paid less attention to the spiritual and religious utopias envisioned in the 1920s. This article engages with German responses to the rupture of World War I and the realm of imagined political possibilities in Weimar Germany by focusing on one...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (2 (137)): 35–63.
Published: 01 August 2019
... the book was still recognizable as the one dedicated to “those who have defended their homeland and ours” during World War I. The article explores the remarkable longevity of this popular but problematic publication. Copyright © 2019 by New German Critique, Inc. 2019 photography publishing Karl...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (3 (138)): 103–124.
Published: 01 November 2019
...Olivia Landry Abstract Spurred by the search for the identity of a colonial soldier captured in Germany during World War I, who left his trace in the form of a story in the sound archive in Berlin, Philip Scheffner’s documentary film The Halfmoon Files (2007) is an excavation of an obscured moment...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (2 (107)): 89–131.
Published: 01 August 2009
... in the wake of World War I by embracing new technologies of vision, and how a gendered experience of modernity could be envisioned through photomontage. © 2009 by New German Critique, Inc. 2009 My gratitude goes to Matthew Biro, Oliver Botar, Andreas Huyssen, Hattula Moholy-Nagy, Anson Rabinbach, Lisa...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (1 (106)): 1–19.
Published: 01 February 2009
... personal his- tory, told and recalled in fragments. The son of a German father who fought in World War I and later abandoned his family, and an Alsatian French mother who took up with a Frenchman after her husband’s disappearance, Aue grows up as a “disturbed” adolescent. He cuts off all contact...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (2 (110)): 107–124.
Published: 01 August 2010
... and Ferruccio Busoni (among others) after World War I is exem- plary in this regard; it triggered a music-aesthetic debate between representa- tives of tradition and the avant-garde that led to the precarious conflation of artistic and political movements. Provoked by Busoni’s Entwurf einer neuen...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (3 (108)): 133–160.
Published: 01 November 2009
... of Richter's best-known paintings— Warum ich kein Konservativer bin (2000), Eine Stadt namens Authen (2001), and Phienox (2000)—I explore the complexities of political painting in today's world. Through a consideration of Richter's neosymbolist style, his postmodern penchant for citation, the influence...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (1 (136)): 167–196.
Published: 01 February 2019
... Gestalt . Indeed, it is crucial to recall that Jünger’s writing practice began as a war technology, when he kept detailed diaries during his service in World War I. Yet Jünger himself problematizes the relationship between writing and combat from the start. In the closing pages of his war diaries, he...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (3 (117)): 81–89.
Published: 01 November 2012
.... Horkheimer and Adorno, and Walter Benjamin as well in his review of Ernst Jünger’s cel- ebration of trench warfare in World War I, had seen that Nazism and the Ger- man right-wing ideologues were enthusiasts about modern technology at the same time that they were antagonists of core elements...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (2 (134)): 33–66.
Published: 01 August 2018
... of female sexuality often fixated on the figure of the widow. In Germany prior to World War I, the widow was considered a proper, respectable female figure. However, the German widow’s irreproachable moral status became suspect during the war years and after 1918, as it was not uncommon for prostitutes...
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New German Critique (2023) 50 (3 (150)): 205–215.
Published: 01 November 2023
.... Arno J. Mayer has proved that the “persistence of the Old Regime” until World War I was not a German pathology, 2 and the historiographical debate on the French Revolution—from François Furet on—emphasized its singularity, if not its uniqueness. 3 The Atlantic revolutions did not establish...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (1 (103)): 51–64.
Published: 01 February 2008
... phenomena” and per- haps “a central fi nancial force which is playing a vast and closely organized game”—these are quotations from a publication sponsored and distributed by Henry Ford after World War I. The second event is the foundation of the Bund der Perfektibilisten (Union of Perfectibilists...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (3 (135)): 1–38.
Published: 01 November 2018
... liberal capitalism and the second—the one that resembles the Werkbund’s ideas—blamed the poor social conditions on the abstraction of liberal capitalism. The fourth section examines how this dualism changed and how it stayed the same during World War I and the November Revolution. The third stage...
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New German Critique (2023) 50 (3 (150)): 71–80.
Published: 01 November 2023
... and colonization schemes during the eighteenth century to World War I schemes to bring German Kultur to the East, from interwar traditions of Ostforschung to Nazi conquest and exploitation of the region. 5 The “East,” as the historian Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius has argued, was also central...
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New German Critique (2006) 33 (2 (98)): 135–160.
Published: 01 August 2006
... of similar absolutization of Holocaust witness, to the apotheosis of expe- rience in the World War I literature of trench warfare and its underlying phi- losophy of vitalism (Lebensphilosophie). The Power of Memory as Precedent The antithetical lineage implied by Schneiderʼs review, where witnesses...