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New German Critique (2021) 48 (2 (143)): 147–175.
Published: 01 August 2021
... by film’s representational base and its inability to achieve a neutral standpoint through the use of montage, which arranges the material without dominating it. Copyright © 2021 by New German Critique, Inc. 2021 Theodor W. Adorno film aesthetic heteronomy semblance mechanical reproduction...
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New German Critique (2023) 50 (2 (149)): 9–35.
Published: 01 August 2023
... as a differential of protagonists’ possible forms of agency and autonomy in a world defined by passivity and heteronomy. The political subtext of Lukács’s early theory of the tragic pursues a double agenda of historical symptomatics (defining tragedy as the genre of a class achieving consciousness of its own...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (2 (137)): 151–170.
Published: 01 August 2019
... specific performers or specific trajectories of violence in the contexts in which each artist was working, for instance, the Vietnam War (Kathy O’Dell), this article localizes artistic self-injury within the larger coherencies of the history of mind with respect to aesthetic theories. Questions...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (2 (143)): 125–146.
Published: 01 August 2021
... Theory that successful artworks do in fact exhibit a “dual nature,” since they are both “autonomous structures and social phenomena” ( AT , 248; my emphasis). Adorno refuses to surrender either moment in the unreconciled dialectic between autonomy and heteronomy that defines the aesthetic realm. What...
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New German Critique (2007) 34 (2 (101)): 27–43.
Published: 01 August 2007
... it means to call ostensibly political ideas aesthetic. By emphasizing the importance of the question of the aesthetic, I argue for a more complex and polysemous understanding of the relationship between the aesthetic and the political. I therefore reject polemical notions of “aestheticized” politics...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (2 (140)): 169–189.
Published: 01 August 2020
... of coalitions, alignments, connections, and perspectives that the mass of biological living matter posits—suddenly enters into binding aesthetic relationships with each other that make them lose such heteronomy, separate off sections of nature from their surroundings, and come together in a coherent composition...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (2 (122)): 125–144.
Published: 01 August 2014
...- tion between art and technology forged in nineteenth-century aesthetic the- ory. Art embodied life, spirit, creativity, and subjective autonomy; technology was associated with materialism, heteronomy, automation, and, ultimately, death.9 Technology was saddled with all that made modern existence...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (1 (118)): 175–198.
Published: 01 February 2013
... and prejudices and of misreading the autonomy of literature as an end in itself. Foster establishes this position by looking at Stanley Corngold's essay “Adorno's ‘Notes on Kafka,’” particularly Adorno's account of Kafka's “gnosticism.” Foster then draws on Adorno's recently published lectures on aesthetics...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (2 (140)): 139–167.
Published: 01 August 2020
... of contaminating interests; this procedure ensures that she will be uncorrupted by external influences. Interest is associated with fluidity, becoming, the threatening heteronomy of nature and sensation, and the breakdown of autonomous, unified, and rational experience. For Kant, aesthetic judgment must...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (1 (118)): 93–117.
Published: 01 February 2013
... Rancière, “The Aesthetic Revolution and Its Outcomes: Emplotments of Autonomy and Heteronomy,” New Left Review, no. 14 (2002): 134. The essay tries to show that the autonomy of art, its refusal of compromise with the demands of modern society, is in fact founded on heter- onomy: “The aesthetic...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (1 (106)): 119–147.
Published: 01 February 2009
... of perceptual standardization and the consequent devaluation of unique aesthetic experience. A comparison of the work of Friedländer, the philosopher-artist, with that of Walter Benjamin, the cultural critic, reveals the limits and the potentials in their attempts to recover and to celebrate the diversity...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (3 (129)): 203–222.
Published: 01 November 2016
... by Ashton E. B. . New York : Seabury . ———. 1984 . Aesthetic Theory , translated by Lenhardt Christian . New York : Routledge and Paul Kegan . ———. 2001 . Negative Dialectics , translated by Redmond Dennis . members.efn.org/~dredmond/ndtrans.html (accessed December 8, 2015...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (1 (142)): 1–39.
Published: 01 February 2021
... of an artwork to autonomy always implies a counterassumption of heteronomy . Or that the artwork moves dialectically between its aesthetic comportment and social conditioning. “Form,” he wrote, “is constituted only through dissimilarity, only in that it is different from the nonidentical; in form’s own...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (1 (124)): 99–128.
Published: 01 February 2015
... of an aesthetics of “failure” that observes das Bilderverbot , veils a messianic vision of justice. Benjamin's gnostic picture of modernity as a bureaucratic prison house reflects Josef K.'s victimized view of his situation in The Trial . Hans Blumenberg's therapeutic account of myth suggests a view of Kafka's...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (1 (136)): 103–126.
Published: 01 February 2019
... as “Frankfurt School critical theory.” Described as a “genius,” 1 and generally heralded as one of the preeminent figures in philosophy, sociology, aesthetics, and cultural studies over the past century, Adorno has enjoyed a secure position in the academy for some time. Fromm, on the other hand, is often...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (2 (104)): 207–227.
Published: 01 August 2008
... of the concept of freedom. Freedom and the opposition between heteronomy and autonomy, between the sensory and the intelligible worlds, is the original fact to which all fundamental religious doctrines point in a veiled and symbolic form” (Kant’s Life and Thought, trans. James Haden [New Haven, CT: Yale...