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New German Critique (2019) 46 (2 (137)): 1–25.
Published: 01 August 2019
... for the self; episodic selves, living as tourists from one experience to the next; and Facebook eye, seeing the world in terms of garnering “likes.” These notions point to a deeper change in identity construction that is undermining the age of authenticity. In an age of profile-based identity or “profilicity...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (2 (110)): 49–72.
Published: 01 August 2010
...Eric Bulson Gravity's Rainbow is known for, among other things, its authentic historical representation of London during the V-2 Blitz. Strangely enough, critics have continued to ignore that other city, Berlin, which occupies almost as much space in the novel and presents readers with a harrowing...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (1 (112)): 9–38.
Published: 01 February 2011
... , and Leaden Times are implicated in a “narrative fetish,” an attempt to reconfigure traumatic history to circumvent an authentic work of mourning. Two “tics” recur throughout these RAF films: first, a compulsive return to Holocaust images, such as those screened in Alain Resnais's Night and Fog ; second...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (2 (116)): 87–102.
Published: 01 August 2012
...Gillian Pye This article looks at the interplay between material authenticity, waste, decay, loss, and forgetting in Wolfgang Hilbig's prose texts Die Kunde von den Bäumen ( The Lore of the Trees , 1992) and Alte Abdeckerei ( Old Knackers Yard , 1991). It argues that the thrown-away, the ruined...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (1 (118)): 1–27.
Published: 01 February 2013
... for reciprocal recognition. Burke argues in this article that the speech, which is indeed authentic, plays such a central role in Hegel's treatment of the play not only because the concept of recognition plays a central role in Hegel's philosophy but because the brother-sister relation is unique among relations...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (2 (119)): 77–96.
Published: 01 August 2013
... and the challenge of acting with authenticity in modern life, though rootlessness is neither limited to the twentieth century nor uniquely German. Understood in this way, Arendt's “peculiar biography” of Rahel Varnhagen becomes far more than an idiosyncratic or self-revelatory work; rather, it is an examination...
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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...
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New German Critique (2006) 33 (1 (97)): 15–30.
Published: 01 February 2006
...Martin Jay Taking On the Stigma of Inauthenticity: Adorno’s Critique of Genuineness Martin Jay To know inauthenticity is not the same as to be authentic. —Paul de Man, Blindness...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (2 (137)): 27–34.
Published: 01 August 2019
... in the humanities may be called “authentic.” Technicians such as Zuckerberg know all too well how to harvest and analyze those hardly “curated” or processed data that we gladly forfeit. As I underline in the book, it only makes sense to speak of authenticity in the context of the instant, episodic self, whose...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (2 (104)): 71–102.
Published: 01 August 2008
... toward Bach. The musicologist Richard Taruskin has devoted much attention to arguments about performance practice, not least that of Bach. In particular, he identifi es the critique of “authentic” or “historically-informed” performances and, still more so, the desiccated and desiccating...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (3 (126)): 115–143.
Published: 01 November 2015
... Ofer Ashkenazi The references to Heimat in modern German culture encompass sentiments and ideals that associated identity formation with “authentic” rootedness in a particular place and within a local community.1 The notoriously elusive nature of the term notwithstanding, by the late...
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New German Critique (2007) 34 (3 (102)): 1–16.
Published: 01 November 2007
... and gestures. Hirschbiegel described his collaboration with the actor as that of “two historians, fi ling away at the nuances [of the role One doesn’t see Ganz, only Hitler. “There is no danger in this authenticity, because we are not inventing anything. I don’t show any- thing that he didn’t do...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (2 (125)): 115–135.
Published: 01 August 2015
... space has a “memory value” that transcends “exchange value.”11 As Baudrillard argues, however, such “marginal objects” do not simply survive from an older order but also play a part in modernity; their eccentricity, marginality, and authenticity unfold in a “system whose basic principle...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (3 (144)): 31–63.
Published: 01 November 2021
... times and developed over three decades: the call. This motif is taken from Heidegger’s Sein und Zeit , where it is introduced at a critical moment in the portrayal of Dasein ’s achievement of authenticity. Strauss followed a prevalent reading of Heidegger’s early philosophical anthropology...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (1 (133)): 207–245.
Published: 01 February 2018
...: Weimar Essays . 47 – 63 . Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press . MacCannell Dean . 1976 . “ Staged Authenticity .” In The Tourist: A New Theory of the Leisure Class , 91 – 105 . New York : Schocken . Magilow Daniel H . 2012 . The Photography of Crisis: The Photo Essays...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (3 (114)): 17–34.
Published: 01 November 2011
... most influential essay, “The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction.”6 Prior to mechanical reproducibility, the unique work of art possesses authenticity and aura. The authenticity of an object is “the quintessence of all that is transmissible in it from its origin on, ranging from...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (1 (136)): 71–101.
Published: 01 February 2019
..., that modernity is somehow the product of “alienation” from an original, authentic state, where humankind lived in a more truthful and genuine relation with nature, with transcendence, or with itself. This alienation is not simply a disconnection; on the contrary, what was deemed lost somehow remained present...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (1 (115)): 169–197.
Published: 01 February 2012
... layers that intersect in the photographic image, Clive Scott maintains that the basic truth claim of the photograph, or its authenticity, lies in its indexical status, specifically, in the moment of contiguity that ties the photographer, and by implication the photo- graph, to what is being...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (2 (143)): 63–84.
Published: 01 August 2021
..., of the theologically vaulted cosmos” ( P , 135). 35 Those who insisted on playing Bach’s music only with original instruments and in sacred settings, hoping to restore its “authenticity,” were betraying, so Adorno charged, his compositional innovations, which still resonate today: “They have made him...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (3 (123)): 35–55.
Published: 01 November 2014
... historical images drawn from archives and statements provided by experts. What these films have in common is that the witnesses play the role of authenticating what is said and shown. Films that do not rely on witnesses’ statements developed other strate- gies for rendering the experience present...