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Published: 01 November 2019
Figure 1. The director of the film within a film and his aesthetics of restraint. Figure 1. The director of the film within a film and his aesthetics of restraint. More
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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 of...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (2 (104)): 33–53.
Published: 01 August 2008
... Ethical Aesthetics Bo Earle Ethics and Aesthetics after Auschwitz As Christoph Menke has noted, the moral implications of Theodor W. Adorno’s “negative dialectics” fi t squarely in a strain of modern practical philosophy most associated with...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (1 (124)): 163–188.
Published: 01 February 2015
... of the Fishermen of St. Barbara at the intersection of modernism and workers' movement literature and argues that such literature should be understood as part of a broadly conceived literary modernism. Reorienting modernist aesthetics toward a poetics of collectivity and viewing modernity through a...
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New German Critique (2007) 34 (2 (101)): 27–43.
Published: 01 August 2007
...Neil Levi Carl Schmitt and the Question of the Aesthetic Neil Levi More than twenty years after his death, the works of the German jurist and political thinker Carl Schmitt seem more alive than ever, his influence among political and...
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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 (2006) 33 (1 (97)): 119–135.
Published: 01 February 2006
...Gerhard Richter New German Critique, Inc. 2006 Aesthetic Theory and Nonpropositional Truth Content in Adorno Gerhard Richter Readers of Theodor W. Adorno’s texts, especially those devoted to philosophi­ cal aesthetics, can hardly fail to...
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New German Critique (2006) 33 (1 (97)): 137–158.
Published: 01 February 2006
...Samir Gandesha The “Aesthetic Dignity of Words”: Adorno’s Philosophy of Language Samir Gandesha There can be little doubt that Jürgen Habermas has decisively set the terms of the reception of Theodor W. Adorno’s work. Indeed, Habermas’s...
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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 by...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (1 (115)): 169–197.
Published: 01 February 2012
...Patrizia McBride This article examines the discourse and practice of photography enacted in Weimar Germany's modernist photobook as a testing ground for the medium's narrative potential. This project involved the attempt to stake out an aesthetics that exploited photography's aptitude for exact...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (3 (114)): 1–16.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Eva Horn Max Weber's concept of charisma is notorious both in social theory and in cultural analysis. This article elaborates some of the complex and sometimes contradictory implications of Weber's term, especially its political, theological, and aesthetical aspects. His term must be seen as a...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (2 (140)): 139–167.
Published: 01 August 2020
...Justin Neville Kaushall Abstract This article argues that Immanuel Kant’s concept of disinterested contemplation is inadequate because it represses the historical suffering of nature, and thus the aesthetic object’s materiality. It also argues that Theodor W. Adorno’s concept of natural beauty...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (2 (104)): 71–102.
Published: 01 August 2008
... aesthetic imperatives. Richard Taruskin's critique of “historically-informed performances” has allied them with modernist aesthetics, but there are many problems with such an approach, not least the denunciation of such performances from many modernists, for instance, Adorno and Pierre Boulez. Music permits...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (1 (106)): 83–101.
Published: 01 February 2009
... Simmel's tone better understood as reserve, a refusal to suggest a totalizing account of modernity? This essay aims to reevaluate and defend Simmel's aesthetic interpretation of modernity on the grounds of his latent materialism. Focusing on his discussion of Auguste Rodin's sculpture and the impressionist...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (3 (108)): 39–71.
Published: 01 November 2009
...Deborah Ascher Barnstone Architecture historians have generally posited Kultur and Zivilisation as oppositional values, and aesthetic categories used to “classify” art and architecture production tend to support this division: representational versus abstract art, intuitive versus rational thinking...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (3 (114)): 95–114.
Published: 01 November 2011
... that he still triggers in his modern biographers. While Fest aims to reenact Hitler's highly theatrical and emotional style, Kershaw disrupts Hitler's aesthetical mise-en-scène in his form of narrative, drawing on quotations and witness accounts. For Kershaw, charisma cannot be understood without...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (1 (118)): 43–64.
Published: 01 February 2013
... understanding Schoenberg's approach to music itself. But it was more than a purely aesthetic issue. Each of these intellectuals claims that the Bilderverbot was central to the contemporary political struggles. In Adorno's mind, not only had the Nazis violated the ban against graven images, but Hollywood's...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (1 (118)): 175–198.
Published: 01 February 2013
... 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 (2014) 41 (3 (123)): 57–73.
Published: 01 November 2014
... themselves, are an expression of authenticity, Karmakar encounters sites of destruction as would a naive witness. He plays the role of the interested observer, who views, as if for the first time, the traces of the Holocaust. He deliberately refuses film aesthetics as they have been shaped by Lanzmann, and...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (2 (122)): 97–109.
Published: 01 August 2014
...Gertrud Koch The article discusses the notion of “experiment” and relates it—via Immanuel Kant's concept of liveliness, which is a central topos of aesthetic experience—to “animation” in film, insofar as both refer to “life sciences.” Drawing on the example of Sergei Eisenstein's poetics of...