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New German Critique (2016) 43 (2 (128)): 153–176.
Published: 01 August 2016
...Kate Rigby Theodor Storm's novella Der Schimmelreiter is set in northwestern Germany, a region with a long history of dyke building and coastal flooding. Drawing on insights into material agency, complexity, and the entwinement of materiality and discourse that have emerged from science studies, I...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (3 (141)): 141–178.
Published: 01 November 2020
... as immaterial. This article thus elucidates the conceptual and methodological impediments to more comprehensively integrating materiality into interpretation; an uneasiness, for example, about approaching authorship—the process and agency of textual production—lingers despite resurrections since the Author’s...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (1 (109)): 147–185.
Published: 01 February 2010
... Virgins engages with the trope of female bodily display and sexual agency as the normative signs of democratic relations in Europe. The pitting of a liberated, democratic (European) sexuality against the sexually repressed, authoritarian (Muslim) family reactivates the antifascist rhetoric of the sexual...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (2 (128)): 21–31.
Published: 01 August 2016
... scientific and technological. In the process, controversies have emerged around the concept of the Anthropocene, whose emphasis on the planetary agency of the human species conflicts with Marxist analyses of socioeconomic inequality and with posthumanist approaches that question the exceptionality...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (2 (113)): 1–23.
Published: 01 August 2011
... to the vision of history it portrays. Against the background of Peter Stein's 2007 Berlin production of Wallenstein , Moland argues that the play's lasting appeal lies in its ability to allow audiences to experience the sublime as Schiller intended: as an assertion of our agency despite the cycles of history we...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (3 (114)): 1–16.
Published: 01 November 2011
... some of the ideas revolving around the dynamics of crowd behavior and the role of the “leader” elaborated by crowd psychology; on the other, he is influenced by the nineteenth century's philosophy of the “great man” as a crucial factor of historical and political agency. Outlining some of the inherent...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (1 (124)): 163–188.
Published: 01 February 2015
... resonant with contemporary minority studies, The Revolt of the Fishermen constructs alternative representations of proletarian masses, social transformation, and gender. The story subtly undermines masculine visions of revolutionary agency and pays special attention to the role of working-class women...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (3 (123)): 159–178.
Published: 01 November 2014
... agency. © 2014 by New German Critique, Inc. 2014 Shameful Exposures: Ordinary Germans and the Nazi Past in Contemporary German Documentary Film Axel Bangert In view of the genocide of the Jews, guilt and shame are frequently cited...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (3 (135)): 175–203.
Published: 01 November 2018
... defined position within the totality of consciousness, an account of consciousness that closely parallels Alois Riegl’s theory of the spectator as a formally defined component of works of art. Both Lukács and Riegl incorporate notions of agency and active involvement in the forms of representation...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (2 (137)): 171–195.
Published: 01 August 2019
..., empathetic, and ethical engagement with the past. This makes them a particularly provocative means of engaging with the figure of the perpetrator and with questions of guilt, responsibility, and agency. This article reads reenactments by Romuald Karmakar and Milo Rau as challenges to a teleological...
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New German Critique (2023) 50 (1 (148)): 83–102.
Published: 01 February 2023
... thought to yield original insights on questions of political agency, aesthetics, and tradition. References Adorno Theodor , and Benjamin Walter . The Complete Correspondence, 1928–1940 . Edited by Lonitz Henri , translated by Walter Nicholas . Cambridge, MA : Harvard...
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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 (2022) 49 (3 (147)): 65–91.
Published: 01 November 2022
..., and even death itself, into figures of emancipatory subjective agency. Analyses of the novel’s interpretive engagement with visual artworks such as Guernica demonstrate how these sections of the novelistic text interrupt historical temporality, establish a transhistorical collectivity, and superimpose...
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New German Critique (2023) 50 (3 (150)): 149–161.
Published: 01 November 2023
...Leila Mukhida What if critique were understood as a form of Choose Your Own Adventure, the second-person young adult format in which readers are given the agency to decide what happens next in a story? To embark on critique as you would Choose Your Own Adventure is to be intentional in your...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (3 (117)): 61–79.
Published: 01 November 2012
... in Long Island!) with an academic study, relying primarily on archival, oral history, photographic, and memoir sources, of the Jewish “Asiatic” experience and the relief agencies based in Iran and India. New German Critique 117, Vol. 39, No. 3, Fall 2012 DOI 10.1215/0094033X-1677264  © 2012 by New...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (2 (128)): 1–20.
Published: 01 August 2016
... agency within Beck’s reflexive modernity or else will suc- cumb to the destructive momentum of an industrial capitalism that “determines the style of life of all individuals born into it,” in Max Weber’s famous phrase, “until the last ton of fossil fuel has burnt to ashes.”26 Accordingly, Soper...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (1 (103)): 1–8.
Published: 01 February 2008
... coniuratio and conspiratio? The type of group formed by a conspiracy implies that, while membership in this group is highly exclusive, it is also invisible and clandestine. No outsider may know who the members are, which is what distinguishes the conspiracy as a political agency from other secretive...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (2 (140)): 139–167.
Published: 01 August 2020
..., in accordance with Cook’s description, as the dialectical interaction of nature and history. 6 Neither term should be hypostatized. That is, nature’s agency, feared and repressed throughout the history of Enlightenment civilization, constantly intrudes into reason’s experience of objectivity. In this sense...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (1 (103)): 145–164.
Published: 01 February 2008
... articulated the twin crises of knowledge and human agency behind much recent conspiracy thinking. These crises—one about knowledge and interpretation, the other about the uncertain line between individual autonomy and social regulation—have contributed substantially 13. For more detail...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (1 (103)): 65–81.
Published: 01 February 2008
... of supernatural agency from the description of phantoms onto the representation of a clandestine, seemingly omnipresent secret society. Schil- ler’s novel does give a comprehensive account of how a fanatic imagination and optical media may lead a credulous spectator to mistake a phantasmago- ric image...