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New German Critique (2008) 35 (2 (104)): 33–53.
Published: 01 August 2008
...” of subjective destruction enacted by Adorno's text because they reduce the latter to the symptoms of a loss that defies expression as a matter of principle. © 2008 by New German Critique, Inc. 2008 Putting the Dialectic back in Negative Dialectics: Modern Melancholia and Adornian Ethical Aesthetics...
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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 (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 spatial poetics...
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Published: 01 November 2019
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (3 (147)): 187–214.
Published: 01 November 2022
...Caroline Rupprecht This article focuses on the fictionalized character of the Soviet spy Richard Stahlmann, who was attributed with “Asian eyes” by Peter Weiss, in volume 3 of The Aesthetics of Resistance . In a passage that describes Stahlmann’s visit to Angkor Wat, the character’s identity crisis...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (3 (147)): 1–20.
Published: 01 November 2022
...Kai Evers; Julia Hell; Seth Howes In this introduction the editors first trace the reception of Peter Weiss’s Aesthetics of Resistance in (West) Germany and the United States. Focusing on the relation between politics and aesthetics, some critics characterized this relation as fraught, arguing...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (3 (147)): 43–63.
Published: 01 November 2022
... as a kind of initiation into the very ‘aesthetic of resistance’ that is announced in the title of the novel.” He and his comrades seek “not just to endow the resistance with a lineage [of noble suffering] that would dignify it,” Buch continues, but to “recognize the ubiquity and persistence of violence...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (3 (147)): 135–157.
Published: 01 November 2022
... examines the transhistorical resourcefulness of Peter Weiss’s Die Ästhetik des Widerstands ( The Aesthetics of Resistance ) with regard to contemporary challenges. Schooled in antifascism’s failures of the 1930s and 1940s, The Aesthetics abounds in detailed engagements with literary and visual works of art...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (3 (147)): 65–91.
Published: 01 November 2022
...Stefan Jonsson Starting out from the interpretation of Picasso’s Guernica in Peter Weiss’s The Aesthetics of Resistance , this essay discusses how, why, and for what purposes Weiss inserted extensive discussions of classical and contemporary artworks in his novel. More specifically...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (3 (147)): 21–41.
Published: 01 November 2022
...Kai Evers Starting from Hannah Arendt’s reflections on the openness of the future and the function of promises for political action, this essay offers a new understanding of the political pedagogy at work in The Aesthetics of Resistance . Rather than being narrated by the author’s proxy, as much...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (3 (147)): 113–133.
Published: 01 November 2022
...Richard Langston Peter Weiss made no secret of the importance of form for his magnum opus The Aesthetics of Resistance . “Again and again [I’ve made] new attempts at finding a form for the book,” he wrote early on in its conception. This authorial search is, in fact, far more complicated than...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (3 (147)): 159–185.
Published: 01 November 2022
...Alex Potts This article explores an often overlooked, broadly realist aspect of Weiss’s engagement with visual art in The Aesthetics of Resistance . Analysis of the role played in the novel by painted depiction usually focuses on dramatic stagings of figures engaged in violent struggle. The focus...
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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 (2007) 34 (2 (101)): 27–43.
Published: 01 August 2007
...Neil Levi New German Critique, Inc. 2007 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...
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New German Critique (2006) 33 (1 (97)): 73–118.
Published: 01 February 2006
...Robert Kaufman 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 will arrive at Auschwitz...
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New German Critique (2006) 33 (1 (97)): 119–135.
Published: 01 February 2006
...Gerhard Richter 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 be struck by their chiastic...
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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 (2021) 48 (2 (143)): 1–4.
Published: 01 August 2021
... little it can be pinned down, does not.” 1 This hopeful remark appears in Theodor W. Adorno’s Aesthetic Theory , a work that was first published in 1970, just a year after the author’s death. Fifty years later we can still hear in this remark a double entendre. In both art and personal life, we must...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (2 (143)): 5–21.
Published: 01 August 2021
... an antidote to current all-inclusive conceptualizations of form. References Adorno Theodor W. Aesthetic Theory , translated by Hullot-Kentor Robert . London : Bloomsbury , 2013 . Adorno Theodor W. Aesthetics, 1958/59 , translated by Hoban Wieland . Cambridge : Polity...
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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...